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  • Waiting on Leadership

    12/04/2012 12:58:43 PM PST · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/3/2012 | Duane Millaer
    “I’m waiting on you,” is essentially the message the White House continues to deliver to the House of Representatives when the subject of the pending so-called fiscal cliff is discussed. Frankly, I am a bit weary of the would-be media telling me that the President is “waiting for the GOP to make a move.” Political brinksmanship is part and parcel of elections. I get that, hate it, understand it, but the election is over for crying out loud. Would someone please tell Mr. Obama that he won and that by winning the country has a right to expect HIM to...
  • I am Thankful for John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy

    12/04/2012 12:52:35 PM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/4/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Not quite two weeks removed from Thanksgiving, it is worth giving thanks to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. I really am thankful for them. Yesterday the three of them purged fiscal conservatives from committees as punishment for being authentically fiscal conservatives. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was put on the Financial Services Committee to show fiscal conservatism had nothing to do with removing Congressmen Justin Amash and David Schweikert, but that just causes me to question Mick Mulvaney’s conservative bona fides now. Congressmen Schweikert, Amash, and Congressman Tim Huelskamp now removed from the Budget Committee, have been punished...
  • Dave Says Mom and Dad Want a Plan

    12/04/2012 12:47:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I make about $70,000 a year, and I have $9,000 in student loan debt. I also have a car that would bring enough to allow me to pay off the student loans. Do you think I should sell?DaveDear Dave,Nice name! Seriously, there are two questions I ask when it comes to selling a car to pay off debt. One, is the value of your car and other vehicles—including motorcycles, boats and such— more than half of your yearly income? If so, then you have way too much money wrapped up in things that are going down in value....
  • Can we Dumb things down Enough?

    12/04/2012 12:46:57 PM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 4. 2012 | Dan Miller
    Arguments that appeal to reason rarely appeal to emotion. Nor do they appeal to uninformed voters who are not interested. Can we have better informed and more rational voters? Democrats realize that rational thought does not appeal to many voters and Republicans have yet to understand that emotional appeals beat rational appeals. Even when they try emotional appeals they rarely work because they don't do a good job of it; their efforts are quickly and effectively shoved aside. On Sunday, I received an appeal from Stephanie Cutter of the Obama-Biden campaign. Here's the gist of it: Friend -- I hope...
  • Alcoa all done in Auburn (50 laid-off in Indiana automotive manuf. plant closing)

    12/04/2012 12:45:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KPC-TV News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Dave Kurtz
    Alcoa said Tuesday that it will lay off all 43 employees at its Auburn plant and “curtail” the plant by the end of March 2013. The company told employees about its plan in meetings Monday. “While this was a difficult decision made necessary by market conditions, we wanted to give our employees as much notice as possible. We recognize how deeply this impacts them, and we are working to support them through this transition process,” said Monica Orbe, director of communications for Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions, based in New York, N.Y. Orbe used the word “curtail” to describe Alcoa’s...
  • Papal Frontal Assault

    12/04/2012 12:38:26 PM PST · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12/04/2012 | Michael Voris
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  • Coming: '$3 trillion tax increase on middle class' (Norquist: Dems offer distractions before...)

    12/04/2012 12:36:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WASHINGTON – Getting Republicans to agree to a tax increase on “the rich” is not the ultimate aim of the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, says noted tax activist Grover Norquist. “This is just the first act of a two- or three-act play,” Norquist said in an exclusive interview with WND. Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, said the first act “is to get congressional Republicans to put their fingerprints on what amounts to a minor tax increase.” “After raising taxes on the rich a little bit, the Democrats will come back for serious tax revenue,”...
  • Gun Crazy

    12/04/2012 12:33:16 PM PST · by 867V309 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 3, 2012 | Michael Walsh
        If Bob Costas wants to consult someone on domestic double murder without a gun, he need to look no further than his former broadcasting partner at NBC.
  • THE AMERICAN TRIBULATION: Can the greatest nation in history survive 4 more years of Obama?

    12/04/2012 12:25:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Staff
    Unthinkable. A cataclysmic disaster. The end of America as we know it. That pretty much sums up how millions of Americans regard the re-election of Barack Obama. Already, the White House website displays petitions from all 50 states bearing the names of hundreds of thousands of distraught citizens demanding their state secede from the union. States likewise are targeting the Obama administration with a major nullification movement. Meanwhile, Republicans engage in media blame-fests, denouncing each other for their devastating failure Nov. 6, while liberal pundits – pretending to offer them helpful advice – counsel Republicans to abandon their core values...
  • US married father's horror after wife places his child with an adopted family without telling him

    12/04/2012 12:24:52 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 101 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 3 December 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A Texas man is battling for custody of his first-born daughter after his wife successfully gave her up for adoption without telling him - to a family who now refuses to return the girl. Terry Achane, 31, a drill instructor in South Carolina, says it was just days after he left his pregnant wife for his new job out of state that she quietly signed over their unborn baby to a family of seven in Utah. His newborn baby, whom he had wanted to name Teleah, was given to Jared and Kristi Frei, who now say the girl is theirs...
  • Geron drops brain cancer drug, plans layoffs (40% of workforce)

    12/04/2012 12:24:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MedCity News / Reuters ^ | December 3, 2012 | Vidya P L Nathan
    Geron Corp confirmed it will discontinue development of an experimental drug to treat cancer that has spread to the brain from elsewhere in the body and also cut about 40 percent of its workforce, after patients failed to respond to the drug in a mid-stage study. The company said it will now focus on the development of another drug candidate, imetelstat, as a treatment for blood cancers and some types of solid tumors. The brain cancer drug, GRN1005 and imetelstat's development in blood cancers were the only hopes that Geron's shareholders had after the company warned investors in September that...
  • Russia urges Israel to reconsider settlement expansion

    12/04/2012 12:23:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    reuters.com ^ | December 3, 2012
    Russia urged Israel on Monday to reconsider plans to expand Jewish settlements on occupied land after Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood, saying building new homes would undermine any chance for direct peace talks. In a statement issued a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brushed off condemnation from the United States and European nations, Russia also criticized Israel's announcement it was withholding Palestinian tax revenues. Russia "views these Israeli intentions with the most serious concern", the Foreign Ministry statement said. "Implementation of the announced plans for large-scale settlement activity would have a very negative effect on...
  • Inmates Allege They Were Abused With Hot Sauce

    12/04/2012 12:23:23 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    Charlote.cbslocal ^ | 12/03/2012 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prison officials in North Carolina are calling for a criminal investigation after inmates alleged correctional officers forced them to rub habanero hot sauce on their genitals, resulting in painful blisters. N.C. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said Monday that officials had asked the State Bureau of Investigation to review conduct at Sampson Correctional Institution. Walker said one staff member at the prison has been reassigned and another went on leave after the start of an internal investigation, the findings of which are being kept confidential. Additional personnel action could be forthcoming, she said. ~snip~...
  • East Germany's STASI Sold Citizens to Western Pharmaceutical Companies as Human Guinea Pigs

    12/04/2012 12:21:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Allan Hall
    East Germany's secret police sold citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials • Tens of thousands tested with experimental drugs not approved in the West • One study of a drug for heart conditions saw six out of 17 patients die • Sinister practice exposed in disturbing new Germany documentary Former Communist East Germany secretly sold its citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials. Tens of thousands of sick people in the former German Democratic Republic were treated with medicines not approved in the West to...
  • Our 'gimme dat' culture (John Rocker sees Black Friday mentality becoming societal norm)

    12/04/2012 12:20:23 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | John Rocker
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A uniquely American phenomenon, thereÂ’s nothing better than sitting down to a hearty meal in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Thanksgiving is special in that itÂ’s about appreciating what you have with the people who mean the most to you. At the risk of igniting an ACLU lawsuit, Thanksgiving also is the start of the holiday Christmas season. While the radio stations and department stores switch to Christmas mode the day after Halloween, no one really gets into the spirit until the turkey gets roasted on the fourth Thursday of...
  • Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change

    12/04/2012 12:17:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | Dec 04, 2012 | Karen DeWitt
    Listen with NCPR Player Latham, NY, Dec 04, 2012 — A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change. They also give Gov. Andrew Cuomo good grades for his handling of the storm's aftermath. Hear this Listen with NCPR Player Download audio Share this Explore this Reported byKaren DeWitt NYS Capitol Correspondent @kdewitt7 Tags cuomo · economy · environment · hurricanesandy · politics · weather Story location News near this location Cuomo seeks $41 billion from US gov for Sandy rebuilding (4 mi)...
  • Catholic Newspaper Calls for Ordination of Women

    12/04/2012 12:16:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 69 replies
    AFP via Google ^ | 12/3/12 | Robert MacPherson
    WASHINGTON — An independent Roman Catholic newspaper in the United States called Monday for a campaign to reverse the Vatican's refusal to allow women to become priests. "Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand," the National Catholic Reporter said, waving a red flag in front of the Vatican over one of its most strongly held teachings. The call to the priesthood "is a gift from God," it said, and excluding women from responding to that call "has no strong basis in Scripture or any other compelling rationale." With bishops and theologians...
  • A godless nation: Doomed to fail (Mychal Massie says U.S. trusts handouts of man over hand of God)

    12/04/2012 12:14:29 PM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    The truth is a hard thing to hear and even a more bitter pill to swallow. But until we face the truth, we are doomed to sink lower into the abyss as a society. The truth is that a godless nation is a nation doomed to fall. We as a nation have slowly accepted and pompously come to believe that wisdom begins and stems from us. Secularism is the view that all things religious should be excluded from daily public living, specifically pertaining to political and social concerns. Thanks to secularism, the mindset today is that God and religious opinion...
  • In World of Big Stuff, the U.S. Still Rules

    12/04/2012 12:12:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2012 | James R Hagerty
    Robert LeTourneau, a roving American evangelist and inventor, decided in the mid-1930s that a plot of lakefront land a mile and a half northeast of downtown Peoria would be a fine place to make earth-moving equipment. Skilled labor and suppliers were plentiful; transport links were good. Nearly eight decades later, Japan's Komatsu Ltd., which owns the plant, still thinks Mr. LeTourneau chose the right location—even though most giant mining trucks made there are shipped overseas to Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa. The U.S. may not be much good at making small things like smartphones, but it is still a...
  • ROUNDS ANNOUNCES SENATE RUN IN SOUTH DAKOTA

    12/04/2012 12:12:30 PM PST · by Impy · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/3/2012 | John Gizzi
    When South Dakota’s former two-term Gov. Mike Rounds made it official last week that he would seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator in 2014, it was national news. After an election year in which Republicans began with high hopes of winning a majority in the Senate only to end with a net loss of two seats from their ranks, news that Rounds was poised to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson was truly something to cheer for the dispirited GOP. “Instantly competitive,” is how the Hill characterized the likely contest between conservative Rounds and two-term liberal Democrat Johnson (lifetime American...
  • Presbyterians and the fiscal cliff: potential impact on your church's bottom line [Reformed Caucus]

    12/04/2012 12:04:45 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    The Layman Online ^ | 12/3/2012 | Carmen Fowler LaBerge
    * Disclaimer: The following should not be considered legal, financial or tax advice. Every individual situation is unique and you are encouraged to consult with your tax and financial advisor before year end. There's a lot of hype, confusion and speculation related to the so-called "fiscal cliff" America is facing as the calendar rolls over from 2012 to 2013. At the Presbyterian Lay Committee, we're getting questions from donors and churches alike about what they might anticipate in terms of the impact on charitable giving. The answer all depends on what happens between now and the end of the year...
  • Chicago Family Says Police Officer Shot Their Puppy

    12/04/2012 12:01:38 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    chicagocbslocal.com ^ | 12/4/12 | chicago cbs
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Al Phillips wants to know why a Chicago police officer shot his dog while writing a traffic ticket outside his house. “My neighbor called and told me I was getting a ticket on my van. When I opened the fence, my puppy ran out. That’s when I heard two gunshots and the officer shot my dog,” Phillips said. The 7-month-old Bull Terrier miniature puppy survived but had a bullet in its leg and fragments in its abdomen.
  • Chiefs knew of couple's problems

    12/04/2012 11:57:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 12/4/12 | ESPN.com news services
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs officials knew that linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend were having relationship problems, and the team provided the couple with counseling in an effort to help, a police official said.
  • Muslim Brotherhood: "Jews are still the source of evil in the world"

    12/04/2012 11:55:29 AM PST · by pabianice · 26 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 6/11 | Badi'
    "Allah warned us against the deceit of the Jews and their dangerous role in sparking wars: 'Whenever they kindle a fire for war Allah puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allah does not love the mischief-makers [Koran 5:64].' Their hands light the hidden fuse... [and] little time passes before the fire spreads to the field of war, including Islamic lands... The war in Sudan and its division are their handiwork; the internal struggle and war among the Palestinians is [likewise part] of their plan. [For this reason,] the reconciliation between Hamas and...
  • White House: Boehner's Counterproposal 'Magic Beans and Fairy Dust'

    12/04/2012 11:53:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/4/12 | breitbart
    So we don't know who pays, we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenues. It's magic beans and fairy dust."
  • The Hunt for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

    12/04/2012 11:51:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03 Dec 2012 | Oliver Steeds
    For centuries historians and treasure seekers have searched for the burial site of history's most famous conqueror. New findings offer compelling evidence that it's been found. In the eight hundred years since his death, people have sought in vain for the grave of Genhis Khan, the 13th-century conqueror and imperial ruler who, at the time of his death, occupied the largest contiguous empire, stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific. In capturing most of central Asia and China, his armies killed and pillaged but also forged new links between East and West. One of history’s most brilliant and ruthless...
  • Massachusetts' largest wind energy farm nears completion in Florida (MA)

    12/04/2012 11:49:15 AM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    The Bay State’s largest wind energy farm is nearing completion. Gov. Deval Patrick and state Energy and state energy officials on Monday visited the 19-turbine Hoosac Wind Power project in the western Massachusetts towns of Florida and Monroe. Officials say the wind farm on track to be completed by year’s end will produce enough power for more than 10,000 homes a year and offset about 64 million pounds of carbon dioxide released by traditional electrical generation. The project is also expected to generate about $6.8 million in tax revenue for the towns. But not all local residents are happy. Opponents...
  • Anti-gun sports columnist Jason Whitlock: ‘The NRA Is the New KKK’ [AUDIO]

    12/04/2012 11:34:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/03/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On CNN contributor Roland Martin’s podcast posted to his website Monday, Jason Whitlock, the columnist who inspired Bob Costas’ commentary on gun control during halftime of Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game on NBC, revealed his peculiar take on the National Rifle Association (NRA).Whitlock spoke out against the NFL’s handling of the aftermath of Jovan Belcher’s suicide and gun issues in his Sunday FoxSports.com column. During Martin’s podcast, he likened the NRA to the Ku Klux Klan and tied the group to the dangerous street culture that unfortunately dominates “so many black youths.”“Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out...
  • ob Costas Belcher rant aims at gun control push by lib NBC

    12/04/2012 11:34:10 AM PST · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Instead of grieving for the victim and her family, Costas decided to impose his liberal political views on millions of viewers who tuned in to watch football. The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the country. Americans enjoy watching the action, following their favorite teams and escaping from the problems they face in their everyday lives. Americans who watch Sunday Night Football don’t tune in to hear sports anchors editorialize about gun control.
  • News Corp To Buy SportsTime Ohio Channel From Cleveland Indians Owner: Report (Murdoch-Fox)

    12/04/2012 11:33:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Nancy Tartaglione
    In a move that would surely please Fox News chief (and Ohio native) Roger Ailes, News Corp is expected to announce it is acquiring regional sports network SportsTime Ohio. It’s currently owned by the Dolan family, which also owns the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The price tag is said to be about $230M, according to Reuters sources. This would be the second RSN deal for News Corp in less than a month: In November, the company acquired a 49% stake in The New York Yankees’ YES Network, giving it local media rights to the Bronx Bombers and Brooklyn Nets. That...
  • Defend Liberty, Draft Judge Napolitano For President In 2016

    12/04/2012 11:26:02 AM PST · by Bull Man · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/04/2012 | Lawrence Hunter
    Although Ron Paul has yet to be specific about what’s next for him, it is highly unlikely he will run for president again. So then, what’s next for the Liberty Movement now that it won’t have presidential candidate Ron Paul to hug anymore? The Movement that Ron Paul built lacks only a true and steady successor to hoist sails and steer it on its way, plugging his ears to the siren song of the Republican Establishment that would lure him onto the shoals of partisan accommodation. -snip- The next Liberty-Movement candidate, therefore, must be prepared to give the run his...
  • 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...