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  • Sorry Libs, The NRA Was There to Help Blacks Defend Themselves From KKK Democrats, Not the...

    12/04/2012 8:57:30 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-3-2012 | Jim Hoft
    December 3, 2012 Sorry Libs… The NRA Was There to Help Blacks Defend Themselves From KKK Democrats, Not the Other Way Around Jim Hoft On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)Which brings us to today… Asshat Jason Whitlock,...
  • Evidence Suggests Apple Is Assembling Some Products In The U.S.

    12/04/2012 8:55:54 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 3, 2012 | Dylan Love
    As it does with every new product of note, iFixIt tore apart Apple's new 21.5" iMac to see what's going on inside. A surprising reveal: etching on the computer reads "Assembled in the USA," not China as usual. 9to5Mac points out that some Apple boxes have read "Assembled in the USA" in the past, but the assumption was that these devices were simply refurbished in the USA. This is the first time that the words have appeared etched into the computer itself. So it begs the question where is Apple's secret American assembly facility?
  • "Dear Winston" or What General Mihailovich might have said to Churchill if he had the chance

    12/04/2012 8:53:40 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    Serbianna ^ | December 3, 2012 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Two men who changed history never met, but they should have. They had an enormous impact on each others lives. They both were men of war. One would survive. The other would not. The following gives voice to General Draza Mihailovich, the one who did not survive, and what he might have said to the one who did, the great Statesman Winston Churchill, had he had the chance to do so.Dear Winston, During a critical period in the history of the world, our paths crossed in a fateful way, though we would never meet. I would die first, without any...
  • Michigan House 'Just Says No' to State Obamacare Exchange

    12/04/2012 8:49:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/2/2012 | Jack McHugh
    A vote to report a state Obamacare exchange bill out of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee came up short yesterday, with only two Republicans supporting it (Committee Chair Rep. Gail Haines of Waterford and Rep. Mike Callton of Nashville). Following the vote, House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, declared the state-run exchange dead, saying: After due diligence, however, it is clear that there were too many unanswered questions for the committee to feel comfortable with a state-run exchange and we will not have one in Michigan The committee apparently was not able to get the answers to key questions or...
  • The Who's Pete Townshend: 'I'm a Bit of a Neocon'

    12/04/2012 8:49:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    The Who's Pete Townshend: 'I'm a Bit of a Neocon' By Noel Sheppard Created 12/04/2012 - 9:33am Most rock musicians are typically quite liberal. Apparently not legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend who dropped a political bombshell Tuesday saying, "I'm a bit of a neocon" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): During a six-minute interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl for the joint online program "Spinners and Winners" launched in January by ABC and Yahoo! News, Townshend said he thought Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was going to win the election earlier this month. "I thought he was throwing the money...
  • Belcher spent night with a gal pal before killing

    12/04/2012 8:38:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/4/12 | TARA PALMERI
    KANSAS CITY, Mo He was playing the field. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a boozy dinner with another woman and spent the night at her apartment before he went home, fought with and killed his girlfriend, and then ended his own life in a practice-facility parking lot, sources said yesterday. After dinner and drinks Friday night at a local tavern, the former Long Island high-school star took the woman, Brittni Glass, to her home, but spent the next several hours asleep in his Bentley outside her building, neighbors said. After cops roused him from his drunken slumber...
  • Poll: Most Americans Say Employers Should Cover Contraception

    12/04/2012 8:34:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/3/12 | Daniel Burke
    (RNS) Most Americans say that employers -- even religious ones -- should provide birth control coverage to their employees, according to a survey released on Monday (Dec. 3). The poll by LifeWay Research also showed that almost two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe businesses should be required to provide the coverage for free, even if contraception conflicts with the owners religious ethics. As part of the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care reform law, President Obama issued regulations that require most employers, including some religious ones like Catholic colleges and hospitals, to provide birth control coverage. The administration has...
  • The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

    12/04/2012 8:29:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation: "We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation." That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AMOS, 12-04-12

    12/04/2012 8:28:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AMOS Third among the minor prophets. He describes Israel as steeped in national prosperity and reveling is sin. The central theme of his book is a threefold prophecy that extends through nine chapters. The first part (1-2) foretells God's judgment on the nations surrounding Israel and then on Israel itself. The second part (3-6) develops the divine judgment against Israel in three separate discourses. The third part (7-9) records five visions, of which the fifth describes the glorious anticipation of messianic blessings. Amos is the prophet of God's sovereign lordship over all creation. All items in...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 4,2012

    12/04/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
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  • Wall Street manipulates deficit angst with fiscal cliff fear

    12/04/2012 8:27:27 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    GuardianNews.com ^ | Monday 3 December 2012 13.49 EST | Dean Baker
    If no deal is reached this year, then on 1 January, daily tax withholdings will rise by an average of about $4 per person. Any money actually deducted from pay checks will be refunded if a deal is subsequently reached that returns tax rates to 2012 levels. Government spending probably won't change at the start of the new year, since President Obama has considerable discretion over the flow of spending. No one can think that this modest increase in tax withholdings would plunge the economy into a recession, but the Wall Street types seeking to dismantle social security and Medicare...
  • Report: Kellogg Foundation, SEIU funded attacks on Voter ID laws

    12/04/2012 8:26:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | David Martosko
    A progressive foundation and a labor union have combined to pour millions of dollars into a “racial justice” group that was hostile to voter ID laws during the 2012 campaign season, according to a conservative watchdog group in Wisconsin. While True the Vote and other right-leaning campaigns were promoting ID requirements for voters and monitoring the implementation of ID laws at the state level, the Applied Research Center (ARC) was pushing back with claims that photo ID requirements at polling places were thinly veiled expressions of racism. Media Trackers, the conservative Wisconsin group, reported Monday that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,...
  • Why the GOP Won't Admit Supply-Side Econ Has Failed

    12/04/2012 8:25:22 AM PST · by ksen · 151 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 12/4/2012 | Mark Thoma
    The Republican Party has long promoted itself as the party of business. Republicans understand the needs of business, we are told, and if the country would leave the economy in their hands business would boom. All we need to do is to give those at the very top of the income distribution the job creators more income through tax breaks, and then sit back and wait for the magic happen. Our investment in the wealthy will produce remarkable economic growth, and everyone will be better off. The Bush tax cuts were a test of these claims about supply-side...
  • General warns: Egypt is heading into a civil war judges answer Morsis referendum with a boycott

    12/04/2012 8:22:13 AM PST · by Fred · 17 replies
    A controversial decision by Egypts Supreme Judicial Council to completely refrain from supervising a referendum on the recently approved constitution remains the top story in the Arab press. Egypt: Judiciary boycotts the referendum and the constitutional committee suspends work, reads the main headline of the London-based daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat, long known for its anti-Islamist leanings. The paper reports that judges on the council all appointed by deposed former president Hosni Mubarak feared for their safety when they saw crowds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters blocking the roads leading to the gates, climbing the fences and inciting the people against...
  • House Republicans Cave on Tax Increases and Punt Entitlements

    12/04/2012 8:19:48 AM PST · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 12/4/2012 | Amy Payne
    When President Obama put forth his first offer on the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said, You cant be serious. We could say the same thing to the Speaker after his counteroffer yesterday. In a letter signed by House Republican leadership, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Boehner offered to raise taxes by $800 billion and cut spending by $1.4 trillion, with no substantive reforms to the entitlement programs that are driving U.S. spending and debt. Heritages Alison Fraser, director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and J.D. Foster,...
  • Off-Label Drug Promotion Protected by 1st Amendment Appeals Court

    12/04/2012 8:11:56 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/03/12 | Ashby Jones
    A federal appellate court in New York has reversed the conviction of a Long Island man found guilty of promoting off-label uses for pharmaceuticals on grounds that the conviction violated his First Amendment free speech rights.
  • Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

    12/04/2012 8:11:26 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/4/2012 | David Limbaugh
    Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond. One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it. Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to...
  • Auction for an intimate hour with Sandra Fluke closes two days early

    12/04/2012 8:11:22 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2012 | Matt Lewis
    The auction for a private one-hour online strategy session with womens rights activist Sandra Fluke ended two days early because the auctioneer, a charitable website BiddingForGood, deemed some responses to the auction as unacceptably harassing. We had a wonderful opportunity to make Sandra Fluke available for a consulting session with the highest bidder in this auction, but unfortunately, due to a disturbingly high number of harassing responses to this item, we have decided to close the auction two days early, BiddingForGood said in a special note on the webpage for the auction. We congratulate the winning bidder, and we apologize...
  • Race Matters, Actually

    12/04/2012 8:04:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ........There is nothing in Rices past to suggest that her own race, gender, or class was a disadvantage in her cursus honorum. In the nexus of elite universities and Democratic politics whether Stanford University, the Rhodes Scholarship, or the Clinton administration being black, female, and elite is far more advantageous that being white, male, and poor. In postmodern America, it is considered noble to prejudge people on the basis of their race and gender, but it can be ignoble to postjudge them on the basis of merit. Note, in this regard, that no one seems worried that Susan...
  • Riot act read to school censoring 1st grader's poem

    12/04/2012 8:03:48 AM PST · by wesagain · 43 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 4, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    "Girl's verse commemorating grandfather's military service included the word "God"A school district in North Carolina has been given a deadline to affirm that it will not censor a students speech, or a legal team assembled by the Alliance Defending Freedom will seek a remedy to the problem. The issue arose several days ago when the school district told a first-grade student that a poem commemorating her grandfathers military service could not include the word God, because one member of the community didnt like it. But in a letter sent from ADF to the McDowell County Schools in Marion, N.C., the...
  • Firearm NICS Checks break all time record

    12/04/2012 8:01:38 AM PST · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    FBI website ^ | 12/04/2012 | FBI
    Nationally, firearm NICS checks broke the record in November, with 2,006,919 checks. This beat the prior December 2011 record of 1,862,327.
  • Students at Collin College introduce God the Mother

    12/04/2012 7:59:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    Star Local News ^ | 11-30 | John Power
    You have heard of God the Father, but have you heard of God the Mother? If so, you probably heard it from a group of students from Collin College and the World Mission Society Church of God who hosted a seminar this week at the Spring Creek Campus. The title of the seminar was "Feminism and God the Mother." Students from Collin College and members of the Church of God presented the idea that God has a female image, not only a male image. "For a long time people viewed God as a male because this was a male centered...
  • Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    12/04/2012 7:57:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    http://www.myfoxhouston.com ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | By ANGELA K. BROWN
    <p>FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The military's highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect's beard forcibly shaved before his court-martial.</p> <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn't appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.</p>
  • Obama and Israel: Carom Shot?

    12/04/2012 7:55:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/12 | Elliott Abrams
    The Israeli press is reporting that The United States was behind the summoning of Israeli ambassadors by several European nations, Israeli sources with close ties to US administration officials said Monday. The European move is essentially an American move, one official said. The Brits asked the Americans how to act. The same story quotes an Israeli official saying The Europeans got the green light to respond with extreme measures . . . No proof is offered and proof in these circumstances will be hard to produce. But the story has a great deal of logic behind it. The Obama administration...
  • Somewhere, someone has to pay for charitable giving [Let Government Do It!]

    12/04/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by SES1066 · 18 replies
    Washington Post-Bloomberg ^ | 12/04/12 | Fredd Hiatt
    With tax-deductible donations in danger, the nonprofit world is mobilizing. Its lobbyists and supporters will be blanketing Capitol Hill this week. "Take action," urges the website of Independent Sector, an organization of philanthropies and philanthropists. "Tell Congress not to limit the charitable deduction." ... At first blush, it seems to make policy sense, too. The rich fabric of America's civic life, from Boy Scouts to community orchestras to soup kitchens, is the envy of the world. Its diversity reflects in part how much it depends on private givers with diverse interests and motives, and not just on the government. Their...
  • Obama Sells Ambassador Assignments to Fashionista!

    12/04/2012 7:54:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-402012 | MOTUS
    Whats going on here? Does Big Guy really want us to go off the fiscal cliff? All I know is that I heard Val-Jar explaining that since we WON, he can raise taxes on anybody he darn well feels like. And she reminded him that the Republicans need to be punishedfor being Republicans.(snip) Butt never mind that: lets move on to the real news of the day. Anna Wintour for Ambassador? President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, to be either his next ambassador to the U.K. or France, as he looks to reward his...
  • Obama Should Return To Clinton/Gingrich-Era Spending Levels, Not Tax Rates

    12/04/2012 7:51:16 AM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Fiscal Policy: Talk of Clinton-era tax rates ignores the fact that the former president, working with a GOP Congress, cut spending as a share of GDP and produced four balanced budgets by focusing on growth, not spending. Even as he pushes $150 billion in new "stimulus" spending, President Obama argues that to avoid the fiscal cliff we must return to Clinton-era tax rates for wealthy households, with a top marginal rate of 39.6% vs. the Bush-era 35%. Clinton's was an age of balanced budgets and economic growth. But it was also an era of budgetary restraint in which both parties,...
  • Australia: Butcher shop that has been threatened by Muslims for selling pork has Mysterious Fire

    12/04/2012 7:50:11 AM PST · by massmike · 5 replies
    Butcher shop fire bombed in fulham gardens South Australia this morning , numerous Islamic threats to stop selling pork , the local super market no longer carries pork or bacon after attacks on the products and the store and staff , but we cant say this can we ? so the media says its a mysterious fire and leaves it at that
  • Just 1,600 signatures needed!

    12/04/2012 7:48:15 AM PST · by CheezyD · 12 replies
    The White House ^ | Nov 10, 2012
    Only 1,600 signatures needed to push this over the required 25,000 barrier. December 10th is the deadline. Thanks!
  • Hundreds line up to apply for heating assistance

    12/04/2012 7:43:52 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 39 replies
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/4/2012 | AMY LEIGH WOMACK
    Melissa Hines was the first person through the door when home heating help became available Monday morning.Hundreds of people were bundled up behind her in the dark, hoping to get help paying their heating bills.The Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council accepted applications from the first 250 people in the line, which stretched around St. Paul AME Church at 7 a.m. Its part of a nationwide energy assistance program.Each person approved for the assistance will receive between $310 and $350, depending on income and family size, said Jimmie Samuel, the councils executive director.Hines camped out starting at 9 p.m. Saturday night....
  • Big Lake men subdue serial burglar(AK)

    12/04/2012 7:43:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    frontiersman.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | Greg Johnson
    BIG LAKE A bail-jumping burglar may be feeling lucky at the possibility of spending the next several decades in jail after an armed confrontation that nearly left him shot. Joshua Beaty, 25, was in the process of robbing the Big Lake area home of James Conner Oct. 26 when Conner and a couple of his friends caught Beaty in the act. He already had the TV loaded up and some other stuff, said Jim Bowe Jr., owner of Marks Big Lake Repair and friend of Conner. He came out of the house and tried to sneak into his truck,...
  • Russia To Deploy Combat Troops Near Norway

    12/04/2012 7:43:34 AM PST · by Strategy · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 29, 2012 | By Kevin Brent
    The Russian Navy's Northern Fleet announced yesterday the permanent deployment of the 200th Motorized Brigade of the Russian Army adjacent to the Norwegian border. It is the first of two brigades to be permanently assigned to the Northern Fleet and placed under the overall command of Vice Admiral Vladimir Korolev. This development is not only significant for the size of the formation itself and where it is being deployed, but also for the composition of forces within the brigade. Current Russian military commanders like their Soviet Era predecessors take the 'combined arms' warfare approach to force composition and structure with...
  • Northern California magician set on fire on Dominican TV show

    12/04/2012 7:43:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chico Enterprise Record ^ | December 3, 2012 | HEATHER HACKING
    Magician Wayne Houchin, who grew up in Chico, had his head set on fire Monday in the Dominican Republic, and it wasn't part of the act. Houchin was the guest of a television show when a host poured flaming Aqua de Florida cologne on his head.
  • House Republicans Cave on Tax Increases and Punt Entitlements

    12/04/2012 7:42:32 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation - Morning Bell ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Amy Payne
    When President Obama put forth his first offer on the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said, “You can’t be serious.” We could say the same thing to the Speaker after his counteroffer yesterday. In a letter signed by House Republican leadership, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Boehner offered to raise taxes by $800 billion and cut spending by $1.2 trillion, with no substantive reforms to the entitlement programs that are driving U.S. spending and debt. Heritage’s Alison Fraser, director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and J.D. Foster,...
  • 81-year-old Detroit man shoots at intruder, scares him off

    12/04/2012 7:38:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | 30 November, 2012 | Roger Weber
    DETROIT - An 81-year-old Detroit homeowner was upstairs when a brick shattered his sliding glass door. "I heard a loud 'pow' sound," said Dave, who did not want his full name used in this story. The sound jolted Dave from his sleep at 7 a.m. He could see from his bedroom that the door had been broken. He reached for his .22-caliber handgun. "I have had this (gun) since 1955 and never been fired. Never been fired," Dave said. He stood about 8 feet from his bedroom door, ready with the gun in case the intruder tried to come through.
  • A Time-Capsule Launched into Space for Aliens to Find When All the Humans Are Gone

    12/04/2012 7:36:38 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11-30 | Austin Considine
    Billions of years from now, when the earth has erased all traces of our stay here, hundreds of dead satellites will remain in orbit around the earth. Along with these pictures.
  • (ID) Sen. Risch=Best Friend, (LA) Sen. Landrieu=Worst Enemy, of Small Business [Must-See Video]

    12/04/2012 7:36:25 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 12 replies
    C-Span Video ^ | 11/29/2012 | Senate Committee Hearing
    In 5 minutes this video sums up what it's all about. Watch the fantasic Sen. James Risch of the great state of Idao fry the SBA and the Obama adminstration's tax proposal - with one simple question followed by hummanna hummanna hummanna. Followed by Mary Landrieu barfing up communist spew to try to recover from the logical hit the administration took with that question. Action is from 1:24:50 to 1:30:00. But if you're into small business, the whole video is worth a background listen (and watch of the freaky characters). The SBA is a complete waste and needs to be...
  • Ageism in hospitals leaves elderly heart attack and breast cancer victims to die

    12/04/2012 7:33:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/4/12 | Sophie Borland
    The elderly are being denied life-saving treatment for heart attacks and surgery following breast cancer, a report warns. [Snip]This year the Government promised to end ageism in the Health Service and introduced laws that enable the elderly to sue if they are unfairly refused treatment. But a report today warns that patients in their 50s are three times more likely to be offered an emergency treatment for heart attacks than those in their 80s. And some hospitals are refusing to offer the treatment to anyone over 75 at all. The procedure--a percutaneous coronary intervention--widens blood vessels and has been credited
  • Why Public Nudity Is Wrong (And why San Francisco, by the barest majority, is right to ban it)

    12/04/2012 7:32:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/04/2012 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand leftism and everyone needs to, because it has been the most dynamic religion of the past one hundred years one good place to start is with San Francisco. Or, perhaps more precisely, with nudity. Or, even more precisely, with public nudity. Last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted by the barest (pun not intended) margin, 6 to 5, to ban public nudity. By public nudity, the law means only displaying ones genitals in public. San Francisco women are still free to walk around topless. But that is not unique to San...
  • Fiscal Cliff Debate Is About Size of Government, Not Taxing "the Rich" Thomas Sowell

    12/04/2012 7:22:09 AM PST · by Fred · 9 replies
    real clear pols ^ | 120412 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days. And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year? All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting...
  • REPORT: Elizabeth Warren Will Get A Seat On The Senate Banking Committee

    12/04/2012 7:18:43 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-4-2012 | Linette Lopez
    REPORT: Elizabeth Warren Will Get A Seat On The Senate Banking Committee Linette LopezDecember 4, 2012 Huffington Post is reporting that Elizabeth Warren now has a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. The freshman Senator-elect and former Harvard professor is known for being an outspoken critic of Wall Street. After being passed over for the top spot at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped to form, she won a nail-biter Massachusetts Senate contest against Scott Brown. There has been a ton of speculation about which committee Warren would sit on. As a freshman, her picks take a...
  • ROCKFORD, IL: Dont bring a pellet gun to gunfight

    12/04/2012 7:15:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    ROCKFORD, IL: Dont bring a pellet gun to gunfight Rockford (Guns Save Life) - A 17-year-old aspiring armed robber and soon-to-be father Brandon Pierce of Rockford, IL was struck down in his prime while robbing a jewelry store in Rockford, according to police. Police did not deny that Mr. Pierce tried announced the robbery while holding a handgun, and the owner of the store retrieved his own handgun and fired a number of shots at the robber and that the gun later turned out to be a pellet pistol. Just a classic case of dont bring a pellet gun to...
  • The Boehner Fiscal Offer

    12/04/2012 7:08:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Madison Project ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    The Boehner Fiscal Offer Dec 4, 2012 | Author: Daniel Horowitz Here are two things to keep in mind with regards to Boehners budget offer. First, when you begin negotiations agreeing to 60% of the demands of the other side and fail to offer a bold contrast on the other 40%, you are headed for an outcome that is 80-90% favorable to your opponent. Second, when you need to outsource your budget plan and entire view of government to Democrat Erskine Bowles, you are relegating yourself and your party to irrelevancy. John Boehner and other House GOP leaders have offered...
  • Benghazi Attack Was Failed Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik

    12/04/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2012 | GEORGE SPELVIN
    A hard to read, hard to believe, hard to write about communique from South Florida Tea Party sources involves the alleged real reasons General David Petreaus was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings. Citing the stand down orders, the stupid video, and the pulled security, this memo makes a convincing case that a failed October Surprise kidnap event of the U.S. diplomat had a political backdrop involving the impending election. Various background data mentioned in this bulletin contain a tit for tat exchange of Mission Chief Chris Stevens for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman who was...
  • After Meeting Bill Clinton, Father Of Asperger Child Wondered Whether Clinton Has Same Syndrome

    12/04/2012 7:05:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton is famous for feeling others' pain. So he might be the last person one would suspect of having Asperger syndrome, which is characterized by a lack of demonstrated empathy. Yet that is precisely the thought that passed through the mind of Ron Fournier after meeting the former president with his son Tyler, who is diagnosed with the disorder. Fournier told the surprising story on today's Morning Joe. A former Associated Press reporter, now with the National Journal, Fournier recounted how during the meeting, Clinton went off on a long monologue about Teddy Roosevelt, missing the clues that he...
  • Man, 79, disarms intruder with karate chop

    12/04/2012 7:04:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Chris Paschenko
    LEAGUE CITY With a karate chop to the throat, a 79-year-old resident disarmed a rifle-toting man who was accused by police of being high on bath salts while trying to break into a home. Ervin Brittnacher awoke shortly before 6 a.m. Monday to a racket in front of his house in the 3000 block of McFarland Road, League City police Lt. Bruce Whitten said. We talked to the homeowner, who said he woke up to a guy banging on the porch, Whitten said. It sounded like he was ripping the screen off. Brittnacher opened the door to see what...
  • Why President Obama's Tax Hike Will Hurt the 98%

    12/04/2012 7:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/04/2012 | Charles Kadlec
    President Barack Obamas campaign to raise tax rates on the top 2% will cause far more economic pain to the 98% than to the truly rich. First, the truly rich have already demonstrated their ability to avoid much of the Obama tax hikes. At the same time, the higher marginal tax rates he demands will reduce the opportunities for economic activity, leading to slower growth and fewer job opportunities for the 98%. Finally, those with high incomes inevitably will shift much of the burden of Obama tax hike to those with lower incomes. Lets start with the ruse that the...
  • Pregnant Kate Middleton: duchess' condition sparks twins rumours

    12/04/2012 6:56:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    STV Entertainment ^ | 12/04/2012
    Pregnant Kate Middleton could very well be carrying twins, medical experts have commented - because the duchess is suffering from acute morning sickness. Duchess Kate is currently being treated in hospital for the ailment, otherwise known as hyperemesis gravidarum a condition which is more commonly associated with women who are carrying twins. Now rumours are rife that the royal, who is married to Prince William, could be carrying not just one baby, but two. But if Kate is indeed carrying twins we wont know for a good few weeks yet. In fact the duchess isnt even at the 12-week...
  • Dark Shadows

    12/04/2012 6:55:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The opening scene-setter for the 1996 film "Independence Day" might serve as a metaphor for what Egyptians could face if a draft constitution written by a panel dominated by Islamists and based on Sharia law wins approval in a referendum: "A loud rumble is heard. Suddenly, we are covered in darkness as the shadow engulfs us. Only the image of our Earth hangs in the air, until a huge silhouetted object suddenly blocks our view." Egypt could well embrace the dark side (to mix movie metaphors) and become the region's biggest force for extremism, just ahead of the Wahaabists in...
  • La. town evacuates; police relocate explosives

    12/04/2012 6:55:17 AM PST · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/03/2012 | HOLBROOK MOHR and KEVIN McGILL
    <p>DOYLINE, La. (AP) Weather could complicate the transfer of roughly 6 million pounds of explosives that were haphazardly stored at an industrial site in northwestern Louisiana and led to the evacuation of a small town, a state police spokeswoman said Monday.</p>