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  • U.S. Economic Confidence in November Best in Four Years [Whistle Past Graveyard]

    12/04/2012 11:15:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Gallup
    Americans' economic confidence was better in November than in any month since Gallup began tracking confidence daily in January 2008. The -13 Economic Confidence Index score surpasses the previous bests of -17 from October and May of this year. The index, which began at -32 in January 2008 as the recession was taking hold, had been -20 or lower until May.
  • Michigan Could Become 24th Right-to-Work State

    12/04/2012 11:15:10 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/1/2012 | Mackinac Center
    MIDLAND — Michigan legislators are now openly discussing the possibility that the Great Lake State could become the 24th right-to-work state in the nation. “A right-to-work law makes Michigan home again,” said Labor Policy Director F. Vincent Vernuccio. “It means Michigan will be home to more and better jobs for our state, it means Michigan’s children and grandchildren will be able to stay here and not only find jobs, but prosper.” Extending right-to-work protections to employees in both the private and public sectors means that unions will no longer be able to get a person fired for refusing to financially...
  • Obama and Boehner: Who Blinks First?-The GOP faces a president who plays hardball by Alinsky's rules

    12/04/2012 11:11:23 AM PST · by filbert00 · 27 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Patrick J. 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...
  • I Hate Snakes (And So Does The Pentagon)

    12/04/2012 11:11:06 AM PST · by filbert00 · 5 replies
    ExportLawBlog ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Clif Burns
    Like Indiana Jones, I hate snakes, and so doing this post (and especially the picture at the right) was a bit unsettling, but the story was just too good to pass up. According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the Pentagon is buying snake bite drugs from Iran. Apparently Afghanistan is crawling with venomous snakes (like the Oxus cobra pictured on the right), and Iran’s Razi Vaccine & Serum Research Institute is one of the few manufacturers and purveyors of the anti-venin needed to combat snake bites in Afghanistan. Indeed, DoD medical guidance explicitly states that...
  • C’mon Now, GOP, Don’t Go Wobbly on Us

    12/04/2012 11:10:02 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 13 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Tuesday December 4, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Please read and pass along this article. We send good conservatives to D.C. to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate, and yet when they stay true to their word the permanent political class in their own party punishes them. This won’t be forgotten come 2014. Right now the GOP establishment is more concerned about the opinion of the media and the Georgetown cocktail circuit than they are “we the people” who hired them. For all this new talk of how the GOP needs a “populist movement,” it would do them good to remember they already have one; it’s...
  • Conservatives make John Boehner’s life difficult—again

    12/04/2012 11:04:12 AM PST · by South40 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/2012 | Chris Moody
    WASHINGTON—Conservatives panned the House Republican proposal released Monday to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, yet again giving House Speaker and lead negotiator John Boehner little room to maneuver as he works toward a deal with the White House. The proposal includes extending current tax rates for all income levels and raising revenue by closing loopholes in the tax code.
  • 'It was the best day of my life': Girl, 19, arrested after boasting about bank robbery on YouTube

    12/04/2012 11:03:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4 December 2012 | By Becky Evans
    Hannah Sabata from Nebraska posted the video claiming to have stolen more than $6,000 at gun-point Said the alleged crime spree was 'the best day of my life' in clip watched more than 7,000 times An alleged bank robber was arrested after she posted a video on YouTube claiming to have stolen more than $6,000 at gun-point. In the bizarre YouTube video Hannah Sabata, 19, is seen fanning herself with a wad of cash that she said was stolen using a 'gun, a pillow case and a note'. Gawker said Sabata was arrested last week in connection with the robbery...
  • Norquist To MSNBC: Obama ‘Thinks Somebody Made Him King,’ Doesn’t Know ‘His Place In The Universe’

    12/04/2012 11:00:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/4/12 | Noah Rothman
    Americans for Tax Reform chief Grover Norquist joined Alex Wagner on MSNBC’s NOW to discuss the current status of negotiations between President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. Norquist told the MSNBC host that he thinks President Obama is overplaying his hand in these negotiations, as he did in his first term, and Obama will cede the political advantage to Republicans because he “doesn’t have the mandate he thinks he does.” Wagner asked Norquist if he supported the plan put forward by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Norquist replied that Boehner’s plan is “amorphous,” and said...
  • America Will Find Out How A Termed Out Socialist Will Govern (pic)

    12/04/2012 10:54:39 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • NASA Debunks Doomsday, Apocalypse Prophecies (Video)

    12/04/2012 10:53:00 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    WebProNews ^ | 12-4-2012 | Sean Patterson
    As December 21, 2012 grows near, the hysteria concerning the end of the Maya calendar is coming to a head. Gullible people all over the world are stocking up on non-perishable items and preparing for an apocalyptic disaster. For scientists, though, these latest doomsday prophecies are the same thing as any prophecy – a claim without enough evidence to even be worthy of the label ‘hypothesis.’ Not everyone knows bunk when they hear it, though, so NASA recently devoted the precious time of some of its scientists to debunking the spurious claims. NASA researchers from all over the U.S. gathered...
  • San Bernardino Will Try to Hammer "Nail House" Loans in 2013

    12/04/2012 10:52:44 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 9 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Wayne Lusvardi
    What are called “nail houses” in China may be coming to the county of San Bernardino in 2013 by using eminent domain as a bail out from unfunded public pension debts. The photo at right shows a property that has gained worldwide attention as a holdout from a freeway construction project in China. A now famous duck farmer owned the home — recently demolished after the owner finally “accepted” the Chinese government’s offering price. Holdout houses in China are called “nail houses” because homeowners refuse to be “hammered down” in price. Mortgage Resolution Partners is a private mortgage hedge fund...
  • Guns, Women, and How We Protect Ourselves From Violence(TX)

    12/04/2012 10:42:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    blog.chron.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Kathleen McKinley
    As you probably know by now, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher used a gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and himself, leaving behind a 3 month old daughter. Anti gun advocates are always quick to jump on these kind of tragedies to make their case against gun ownership. Bob Costa took time at the halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys game last night to pontificate using the same boring nonsensical arguments, the most ridiculous being that if guns were just restricted, and if Jovan had not had a gun that morning, he and his girlfriend...
  • Big Programming Changes Are Coming to WPFW (far left Pacifica drops music for news/talk)

    12/04/2012 10:41:16 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Wash. City Paper ^ | 11/29/12 | Jonathan Fischer
    "I am very upset about the changes. I think we need to boycott." "I for one will not give more money until I hear some answers...some real answers about the station." "They're not the people's station." Those were some of the on-air words of WPFW listeners this morning...Word has already spread about impending programming changes to the 35-year-old "jazz and justice" station. Interim Programing Director Bobby Hill announced on the WPFW Facebook page yesterday that the station will begin a new programming schedule on Dec. 3—one that includes more syndicated talk programs. While some of the new programs will be...
  • Higher taxes are “just the beginning”

    12/04/2012 10:37:01 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-04-12 | DrJohn
    This will surprise few readers: A group of House Democrats has formed its own “Gang of Six” to push for progressive tax reform — in which the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthiest Americans is “just the beginning.” This is the platform of a group of "progressives" in Congress. “In response to the call for progressives to draw a red line in the fiscal cliff sand, here is our big picture stance on corporate and individual tax reform,” Rep. Michael Honda (D-Calif.) said in a statement. “Six progressive tax principles from a new Gang of Six. The...
  • Texas: Stopping a Jihadi bomber Who was One Chemical Away from Building a Bomb

    12/04/2012 10:33:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/4/12 | Pamela Geller
    FBI 12/04/12 The 20-year-old Saudi Arabian man living in Lubbock, Texas was intent on waging jihad against Americans—possibly even a former U.S. president—and he was one ingredient away from being able to build a powerful bomb. But Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari’s deadly plans began to unravel when a shipping company’s suspicions were raised—illustrating once again how the FBI relies on private industry and the general public in the fight against terror. In early February 2011, a Lubbock shipping firm received a package from a North Carolina chemical company containing 10 bottles of phenol intended for Aldawsari. Combined with just two other...
  • Oakland officials drop ball on crime (or 'How ranked choice voting can get you killed.')

    12/04/2012 10:29:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Chip Johnson
    On more than one occasion I've heard politicians dredge up the old adage "You cannot arrest your way out" of a crime problem. In Oakland, it's apparently become city policy. There's been a precipitous decline in arrests in Oakland - a 44 percent drop from 2008 to 2011, according to a Chronicle investigation. And even as arrests have bottomed out, the city's crime rate has climbed in each of the past two years, including an overall 23 percent increase this year. One of the most startling statistics, the Police Department's homicide clearance rate, is particularly troubling. Through October, the department...
  • Official: NATO OKs Patriot missiles for Turkey

    12/04/2012 10:28:29 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/4/12 | AP
    A NATO official says the military alliance has approved plans to send Patriot anti-missile systems to southern Turkey to bolster its defense against strikes from neighboring Syria. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was expected to make the announcement later Tuesday.
  • Allen West: “Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too”

    12/04/2012 10:24:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | posted at 9:05 pm on December 3, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Rep. Allen West was finally forced to concede a couple weeks back, and his currently wrapping up his term --- but he's said that he'll continue to look for ways to serve the country, I don't think we've seen the last of him. Real Clear has the audio: MARTIN: So what’s next for you?WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they...
  • California urged to assess energy reform

    12/04/2012 10:22:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/3/12 | David R. Baker
    California officials need to add up the costs of all the state's clean-energy policies before adopting any more, according to a report issued Monday by a government oversight agency. The state has adopted a series of far-reaching energy reforms - boosting the use of renewable power and reining in greenhouse gases - without considering how each policy affects the others, the Little Hoover Commission argues in the report. Even worse, state officials have no clear idea how much all of those reforms, taken together, will cost. Californians could soon face a "rate impact bomb" of exploding electricity prices as a...
  • Obamacare is Not a Sure Thing

    12/04/2012 10:20:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/04/2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Those who thought ObamaCare was set in concrete by Chief Justice John Roberts' decision last June are in for a shock. December 14 is the new deadline (extended from November 16) for states to let the feds know, yea or nay, whether or not they will be setting up a health insurance exchange, which is the key to participating in the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Obama's belief that the public would warm up to his signature legislation once it became the law of the land has proven false. The current Kaiser Family Foundation poll reports that only...
  • Olive Garden parent Darden suffers from bad specials, 'Obamacare'(Failing CEO is Obama groupie...)

    12/04/2012 10:15:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/4/12 | Tiffany Hsu
    Darden Restaurants Inc. won’t be looking as good as expected next week when the restaurant company is set to release its second-quarter earnings, it said Tuesday. The Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse parent lowered its profit and revenue projections for the quarter ended Nov. 25, blaming sour promotions in its eateries, Superstorm Sandy, its purchase of the Yard House USA chain and even its efforts to mitigate the coming costs of healthcare reform, also known as "Obamacare."
  • The effects of going over the cliff: An opposing view (Some economists don't think it's that bad)

    12/04/2012 10:15:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2012 | Rick Moran
    Are we really headed for disaster if Congress and the president fail to come to an agreement over taxes and budget cuts before the first of the year? Some economists dispute that notion. New York Times: ******* While data on the tax status of all stockholders is hard to come by, many economists agree than an increasing proportion of the entire equities market is now held by retirement investors whose holdings are not subject to current tax law; by foreign investors who don't pay American taxes, or by institutional investors like insurance companies and pension funds that are exempt from...
  • Syria crisis: Nato approves Patriots for Turkey

    12/04/2012 10:14:32 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 December 2012 Last updated at 13:01 ET
    Nato news conference regarding Turkey-Syria border Continue reading the main story Syria conflict Rebels' tactical shift Insurgency mapped Refugees hopeless Chemical fears Nato has approved the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries along Turkey's border with Syria.The long-expected move emerged from a meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Brussels, and amid growing fears that Syria could use chemical weapons.Nato's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the US have said this would be "completely unacceptable".Syria has insisted it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, "in any circumstances".The meeting of the 28-member Western military alliance's foreign ministers in Brussels...
  • Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire

    12/04/2012 10:11:57 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/03/12 | David Sherfinski
    A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans’ gun rights[.] Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially are needlessly given the label and, as such, cannot buy or possess firearms.
  • Dick Armey resigns from tea party group (FreedomWorks)

    12/04/2012 10:11:25 AM PST · by GVnana · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/4/2012
    One of the most influential - but behind-the-scenes - leaders of the tea party movement has left the organization he helped to build. Former Rep. Dick Armey, R-Tex., resigned from the tea party umbrella group FreedomWorks at the end of last week. A spokesperson for FreedomWorks confirmed to CBSNews.com that the organization "accepted his letter of resignation."Mother Jones Magazine first reported the story and obtained a copy of the letter Armey sent to Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks. The separation appears to have been tenuous and Armey told Mother Jones that the organization was taking an "unproductive" direction. When...
  • The Demographic Cliff: How will our society survive as it becomes older and numbers become fewer?

    12/04/2012 10:09:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2012 | Jerome Koch
    Lost within the tsunami of campaign reporting was a study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on October 3, 2012. The report, titled "Births: Preliminary Data for 2011," passed through the 24-hour news cycle with hardly a mention. The only reason I heard about it was due to a short blurb carried by a local outlet, which reported a significant drop in teenage births. This news item was, of course, reported as positive. But the full report and its tables of statistics reveals nothing positive whatsoever. According to the CDC numbers, 2011 was a banner year. It recorded...
  • New Mac Security spyware discovered OSXDockster-a (Uses old exploit, low risk)

    12/04/2012 10:08:15 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jeremy Kirk
    " A new piece of malicious software targeted at Apple users has been found on a website dedicated to the Dalai Lama, but one security vendor is labeling it as low risk." "The malware, nicknamed "Dockster," is a backdoor that allows an attacker to control the victim's computer, record keystrokes and export files, according to ​Intego​​, which sells security software for Macs." "Dockster tries to infect computers by exploiting a vulnerability in Java, CVE-2012-0507. The vulnerability is the same one used by the ​Flashback malware​​, which first appeared around September 2011 and infected as many as 800,000 computers via a...
  • Obama Wants a War

    12/04/2012 10:05:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2012 | Christopher Chantrill
    Conservatives seem to be nonplussed about President Obama sending Treasury Secretary Geithner to Capitol Hill without a proposal for a grand bargain on entitlements. But why? Worrying about debt and default and entitlements is for the responsible people. Responsibility is for the people who believe in the "responsible self," the notion developed a couple of millennia ago during the Axial Age. Responsibility is for the bourgeoisie. President Obama is above all that. Liberal politics in general is above all that. Their politics is about war, not about nice comfortable entitlements. President Obama's War? He's fighting a war on "inequality." Even...
  • Press Release: $120 million DOE grant boosts California energy storage accelerator (CalCEF & JCESR)

    12/04/2012 10:04:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 12/4/12 | PRNewswire/Press Release: CalCEF
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new California innovation accelerator for energy storage firms is getting a "fresh charge," thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy. CalCharge – a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF, a family of nonprofit organizations working to promote the transition to a clean energy economy-- will play a central role in the newly announced Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), the latest U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub. JCESR, led by Argonne National Laboratory in Indiana, will combine the R&D power of five DOE national laboratories, five universities, and four...
  • Poll: Repubs Getting Massacred in 'Cliff' Media Debate

    12/04/2012 10:01:58 AM PST · by chessplayer · 66 replies
    You know, it's tough to fight the media on behalf of conservatism when those elected to institute and protect conservatism have no skills whatsoever when it comes to articulating and defending our ideas. According to this new poll, House Republicans might actually be doing better in this debate were they to simply say nothing. They certainly couldn't be doing worse: While 53 percent of those surveyed say the GOP would (and should) lose the fiscal cliff blame game, just 27 percent say President Obama would be deserving of more of the blame.
  • Donations to Obama from faculty, staff, at Catholic colleges outpaced those to Romney

    12/04/2012 9:59:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Caroline May
    The vast majority of faculty and staff members from the nation’s top Catholic universities donated to President Barack Obama’s campaign over Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s this cycle, according to a new report. Ninety-one percent of the employees at 23 different Catholic schools gave to Obama, according to Federal Elections Commission data available on OpenSecrets.org and analysed by the conservative college site Campus Reform. Much has been made of Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage, a requirement that church officials say conflicts with Catholic religious doctrine,
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • News Flash: Senate to Vote on UN Treaty [Update: 60 yes votes, 40 no votes, Treaty FAILS!]

    12/04/2012 9:54:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/3/12 | Karen Farris
    The US Senate will be voting Tuesday, December 4th on whether to ratify a United Nations treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Beneath the surface of this important sounding effort, is a crafty attempt to bequeath more of our American sovereignty to the authority of the United Nations. America has some of the most stringent protections for those who are disabled. This treaty supposedly makes it a more global effort to support the disabled. Proponents say if the US signs the treaty other nations would be more likely to improve their own efforts with the disabled. But like...
  • Homeowner, 76, pulls gun on scam artists who flee in van(IN)

    12/04/2012 9:50:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Staff
    HOBART | A 76-year-old Hobart homeowner and his wife were targets of scam artists who prey on the elderly, police said. Three men, who knocked on the couple's door Thursday on the pretext of doing yard work, instead worked to divert their attention, police Detective James Gonzales said. No money reportedly was stolen by the men, who were inside the couple's house and garage, police said. The homeowner, who began feeling uncomfortable, grabbed his handgun from inside his garage, but was pushed down by one of the men who took it from him, Gonzales said. The gun was recovered on...
  • C'mon Now, GOP, Don't Go Wobbly on Us

    12/04/2012 9:29:15 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | December 4, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Please read and pass along this article. We send good conservatives to D.C. to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate, and yet when they stay true to their word the permanent political class in their own party punishes them. This won't be forgotten come 2014. Right now the GOP establishment is more concerned about the opinion of the media and the Georgetown cocktail circuit than they are “we the people” who hired them. For all this new talk of how the GOP needs a “populist movement,” it would do them good to remember they already have one; it’s...
  • KY:WKU wraps up first semester with new gun policy

    12/04/2012 9:21:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wkuherald.com ^ | 4 November, 2012 | Mary Anne Andrews
    This fall marked the first semester students have been allowed to have guns and other weapons in their vehicles on campus. After the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that public universities couldn’t ban guns from cars on campus, WKU had to change its policy. Prior to July 27, students were not allowed to have guns on campus in any capacity. The new policy allows students with valid concealed carry licenses to keep weapons in their cars, in plain sight. Students who don’t have licenses may still have the weapons in their cars and campus lots but must keep them in a...
  • The Justice Department’s Hurricane-Strength Misconduct

    12/04/2012 9:18:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    A federal judge orders an investigation of DOJ's "skullduggery" and "perfidy" during a Katrina shooting case. Along with former Department of Justice lawyer and PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams, I have written a lot over the past several years about the misbehavior, unprofessionalism, and unethical conduct of lawyers at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. We have also written of the bias and incompetence of the lawyers in DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which is supposed to investigate misconduct by Justice lawyers. But now there’s a new author writing about the “skullduggery” and “perfidy” of...
  • Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion

    12/04/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | Alexis Levinson
    As Republicans ponder how to win over Hispanics in future election cycles, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. A poll of Illinois Hispanics conducted by pollster Mike McKeon found that a majority shared views generally considered to be sympathetic to the Republican party. The poll found Hispanics in the conservative camp on social issues in particular. Fifty-one percent said they opposed legalizing gay marriage, compared to just 40 percent who favored legalization. Fifty-six percent called themselves pro-life, while just 33 percent said they were pro-choice. A small plurality of those surveyed said they did not...
  • Report: Youth Employment At Lowest Level Since World War II

    12/04/2012 9:08:07 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    A report released Monday claimed employment for America's youth is at the lowest level it's been since World War II. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's study titled "Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity," "6.5 million people ages 16 to 24 are both out of school and out of work, statistics that suggest dire consequences for financial stability and employment prospects in that population." The findings are truly disturbing. "Entry-level jobs at fast-food restaurants and clothing stores that high school dropouts once could depend on to start their careers now go to older workers...
  • Churches Thwart Nativity Ban By Putting Up Living Displays In Santa Monica

    12/04/2012 9:05:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 4, 2012 12:58 AM | Serene Branson
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Churches have found a way to keep the decades-old Christmas nativity display alive in Santa Monica following a controversial ban on having the scenes in a public park. Pastor Keith Magee of Trinity Baptist Church is just one of the organizations Monday night who found a loophole in the ban by putting on a live, temporary nativity scene. Volunteers were on hand to play the roles of Joseph and Mary, among other biblical figures. “We want to have a positive effect here in the community, because the nativity scenes have been a positive thing for the...
  • Port Strike Enters 8th Day Despite Mayor’s Mediation

    12/04/2012 9:01:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 4, 2012 5:40 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The strike at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach entered its eighth day Tuesday, despite a late-night meeting held by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and both sides of the picket line. The Mayor returned from a planned trade mission to South America Monday night because of the strike. He went straight to the bargaining table at 11 p.m. and continued to be a part of negotiations early Tuesday morning. Democratic Rep. Janice Hahn told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the two sides are likely closing in on a deal to end the strike. “Mayor Villaraigosa has a...
  • Jesuit Suspended After Joining Female 'Priest' for Liturgy

    12/04/2012 9:01:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    An elderly Jesuit priest has been suspended from ministry in the Milwaukee archdiocese after he joined in a liturgical celebration with a woman who claims to be a Catholic priest. Father Bill Brennan told the National Catholic Reporter that his Jesuit superiors had barred him from public ministry at the request of Milwaukee’s Archbishop Jerome Listecki. The 92-year-old priest said that he was also told not to contact the media—an order that he apparently ignored in speaking with the National Catholic Reporter. Jesuit, 92, penalized after eucharistic liturgy with woman priest (National Catholic Reporter)
  • Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants?

    12/04/2012 9:00:12 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    WIFR ^ | Dec 03, 2012 | WIFR/Landon Cassman
    ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It may be hard to believe, but there may be as many as a quarter of a million undocumented immigrants driving around Illinois without a driver's license. Ponce can't get one because he says he's an undocumented immigrant. "I've been stopped twice. One was with a state trooper, and the issue was cleared up. And that was because I had a bad light in the back of the car. And the other one was I had an accident, and that case was also resolved. But still I think that this is an appropriate move,” said Alfredo Ponce.
  • 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 other’s 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 owner’s 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...