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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...