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  • Getting "Danger: Malware ahead" Message on FR?

    12/06/2012 8:44:00 AM PST · by entropy12 · 21 replies
    12/06/12 | Self
    Content from lolpresident.com, a known malware distributor has been inserted in this page.......
  • The illegal re-writing of ObamaCare will never end

    12/06/2012 8:38:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/7/2012 | Doug Book
    Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in order to rescue it from the Constitution. The IRS rewrote the law in order to rescue it from financial oblivion. And the leftist scribes who authored ObamaCare claim none of this illegal, post-legislative tampering really matters. For they contend that what they wrote in the law is not as important as what they really meant! John Roberts stunned and angered “fellow” conservative justices on the Supreme Court when he deliberately ignored the actual language of the Affordable Care Act in ruling the law Constitutional. For although the law’s authors...
  • DHS grants 'like winning the lottery' for state, local officials

    12/06/2012 8:28:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Mark Flatten
    News: Watchdog DHS grants 'like winning the lottery' for state, local officials December 5, 2012 | 11:00 am | Modified: December 5, 2012 at 11:05 am America is prepared if pumpkin-starved zombies that can only be killed with flavored snowballs invade, thanks to billions of dollars in federal grants to harden the homeland against terror attacks. What's not clear is whether the United States is any better protected against more conventional attacks by actual humans using guns, bombs or chemical weapons, according to report on wasteful spending of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) money issued today by Sen. Tom Coburn,...
  • Notre Dame Announces Gay, ‘Allies’ Student Group

    12/06/2012 8:27:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In what the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper is calling “a historic decision,” the University announced plans for a University- recognized homosexual student organization as well as a full-time student development staff position focused on LGBTQ issues. The announcement was made as the result of a long review of the University’s policies. According to the student newspaper, Fr. John Jenkins, the president of the university, said that the plan “grows out of our mission as a Catholic university” and is “directed by that fundamental mission in a profound way.” But although the plan describes the student organization as acting...
  • The Awkwardness of Advent

    12/06/2012 8:22:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/6/12 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    The star that Jean-Paul Sartre once was, doyen of his day’s incompletely educated intellectuals, has not quietly faded the way splashy names often do in the generation after they die. His star has astonishingly imploded. Some echoes remain, for he was not devoid of a way with words, nor was he without rays of light seeping through his melancholy philosophy. Even if his existentialism did not include belief in the existence of Hell, he described its non-existence well as the place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself. That was before a new crop of people appeared, Twittering...
  • Federal Housing Administration: the Next Housing Bailout

    12/06/2012 8:21:14 AM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    NCPA ^ | 06 December 2012
    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently released its 2012 fiscal year actuarial review of the single family mortgage insurance fund and concluded it was insolvent. It is likely that the FHA will be the next government bailout for the housing industry, says Joe Gyourko, the Martin Bucksbaum professor of Real Estate, Finance and Business & Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business. •The value of the fund is measured by looking at the difference between the expected revenues of the insurance program and expected costs associated with the defaults of underlying mortgages. •This year, the value was reported to...
  • Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

    12/06/2012 8:21:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/5/12 | Michael Hill
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional...
  • As Middle East Burns and Benghazi questions remain, Hillary Says Save The Elephants

    12/06/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | December 6, 2012 | Daniel John Sobieski
    <p>Diplomacy: Egypt descends into chaos, Syria's chemical weapons are on the move, and Benghazigate's questions remain unanswered, but our outgoing secretary of state wants saving the African elephant to be her legacy?</p> <p>'Some of you might be wondering why a secretary of state is keynoting an event about wildlife trafficking and conservation," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday in Washington, D.C., before a group of animal activists and several international ambassadors.</p>
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CATHARSIS, 12-06-12

    12/06/2012 8:16:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 12-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CATHARSIS Purging or purification, especially of the emotions or conscience. The emotions can be purified by a strong affective experience in which a person identifies himself with someone else's generally tragic experience. The conscience can be purified by a sincere admission of guilt and begging God's mercy for whatever wrong had been done. (Etym. Greek katharsis, purgative.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Cook County, IL Obamacare to start for uninsured adults January 1

    12/06/2012 8:15:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Thursday, December 06, 2012 Cook Co Obamacare to start for uninsured adults January 1 COOK COUNTY - Starting January 1, Cook County will be one of the nation's first counties to immerse itself in Obamacare after the General Assembly agreed earlier this year to request a special federal advance. The desired waiver would help to bail out Illinois' most populated county budget overwhelmed with health care costs. The feds agreed to kick Cook County in to the Obamacare system ahead of the rest of the nation to pay for adults 18 through 65 not covered by Family Care or Medicaid...
  • Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the East Dies

    12/06/2012 8:13:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 12/6/12
    Moscow, December 6, Interfax - Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the East has died at the age of 91, Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, told Interfax-Religion on Wednesday. The Antioch Church is one of the 15 Local Orthodox Churches in the world. It comprises parishes located on the territory of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Kuwait. Patriarch Ignatius was born in 1921. In 1942, he was among the organizers of an Orthodox young people's movement, which developed in Lebanon and Syria during WW II. That movement gave new...
  • Bond-style weapons carried by North Korean assassin unveiled

    12/06/2012 8:10:40 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/2012 | Julian Ryall
    Footage of three weapons that were found on a North Korean assassin when he was arrested on the platform of a subway in Seoul in September 2011 were shown on CNN on Monday. The weapons, which would not be out of place in a James Bond film, included what at first glance appears to be a black torch with a wrist strap and the word "police" along one side. Upon closer inspection, however, one end has three holes and each contains a bullet, with a trigger mechanism in the body of the torch. Two of the bullets remain in the...
  • Justice? Not in Chicago

    12/06/2012 8:04:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | John Ransom
    In 2004, a nephew of Chicago’s then-mayor Richie Daley got into an altercation off of Rush Street, the Windy City’s alcohol-fueled playground for revelers and romancers. Taunts were thrown, obscenities exchanged, and in an instant, a kid from the suburbs, David Koschman, who was just 21 years old at the time, fell backwards, his head making an audible thump as it contacted the street. A friend says that he was unconscious before he hit the ground According to witnesses R. J. Vanecko, a current Daley nephew and a former college lineman who weighed in a 230 pounds and stands 6-feet-3,...
  • The Truth About Playing the Liar Card

    12/06/2012 8:04:26 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | December 6, 2012 | Melanie Sturm
    Believing a free press to be a vital safeguard of liberty, Thomas Jefferson said, “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Many believe the inverse of Jefferson's maxim — the people are uninformed, and therefore the government can't be trusted. After all, what well-informed American would knowingly allow politicians to lead us to the monumental economic and budgetary “cliffs” we face? Despite a proliferation of new media, it's increasingly difficult to separate fact from narrative. Combined with rancorous political discourse in which opponents are demonized in order to delegitimize competing arguments and render unnecessary...
  • Republicans for big government

    12/06/2012 8:03:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    Andrew Napolitano: Why are GOP leaders helping Obama spend us into oblivion? Do you know anyone who voted Republican this past election in order to further President Obama’s big-government agenda? Or is it more likely that Republican voters sought to advance a smaller version of the federal government? And if they did, why are Republican congressional leaders offering to help the president spend us into oblivion? I suspected that those questions might have been asked when Mitt Romney was nominated to oppose Obama. My view of his campaign then and now has been that he presented a choice to the...
  • North Dakota sheriff gets drone license

    12/06/2012 8:02:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-6-12 | ap
    The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department has received a federal license to use a miniature helicopter drone as a law enforcement tool across 16 northeastern North Dakota counties. The drone carries a camera and no weapons. It weighs 2 pounds and can easily be carried in a squad car. The drone could have many uses, Sheriff Bob Rost said. Those could include finding lost children or escaped prisoners, monitoring a hazardous material spill or checking flood conditions, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
  • George Zimmerman's lawyers say prosecutors are stalling

    12/06/2012 7:59:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 24 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | December 4, 2012 | Frances Robles / Miami Herald
    <p>MIAMI — George Zimmerman's lawyers say prosecutors are deliberately dragging their feet, and accused the Duval County State Attorney of delaying - and even hiding - evidence that suggests their client is innocent.</p> <p>It took months and the judge's intervention for lawyers to get a vivid color copy of Zimmerman's bloody injuries. The defense didn't find out about witnesses who had helpful information until recently, and attorneys learned of a police officer's full role in the case by word of mouth.</p>
  • Gun control's racist component

    12/06/2012 7:55:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Eriik Rush
    Exclusive: Erik Rush notes early firearms laws were meant to keep them from blacks I understand that given the nature of the media it is all but irresistible for the press to cover events such as the shooting murder-suicide case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher prior to possessing pertinent facts. Given the bias of those in the media, I can also understand NBC sports guru Bob Costas engaging in an abysmally ignorant anti-gun rant following the Belcher tragedy, which quickly became as much of a story as the shootings themselves. Reactions to the Costas diatribe ranged from the...
  • Why Linux May Be Better For You Than What You’re Using Now

    12/06/2012 7:52:51 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 39 replies
    Pinehead.tv ^ | 2 December 2012 | Anthony James
    I’m not saying Linux is the best thing to use for everyone. I am saying, however, that it may be better for you than what you’re using now. Linux is different from Windows or Mac OS X in some fundamental ways. For thousands of people, these differences are a reason to choose Linux over its alternatives. Are they for you? Read on to find out! What is Linux?If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know, at least a little bit, what Linux is. For the purpose of this article, we’ll view it as an alternative to Windows...
  • Dead pig found at Houston mosque

    12/06/2012 7:50:29 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 93 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 5 December 2012 | Anita Hassan
    The small, black pig lay dead on its side upon the wooden deck, a deep gash on the side of its belly. That's what a congregant at the Islamic Outreach Center saw Tuesday evening when he and a handful of other worshippers arrived for nightly prayers. Worshippers also found blood stains near the door of the Harris County mosque. "It looked like someone was trying to take it inside, but it was locked," said Ilyas Choudry, who helps run the center. At the end of a news conference on Wednesday about the incident, mosque officials also discovered what appeared to...
  • 7 Gift Ideas For The Climate Change Denier In Your Life

    12/06/2012 7:46:07 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    PopSci ^ | 11-28-2012 | Rebecca Boyle
    Subtitle: Help your friend learn about global warming with gifts that will almost certainly tick him off. Average temperatures on the planet are increasing, ocean levels are rising, and storms are getting more severe. These are known facts, but some people--people who might even be your friends or family members--still believe anthropogenic climate change is a myth. Let’s help change that. We have selected some lovely items that will bring home the message that climate change is real, happening now and a serious problem. Click through the gallery to see some suggestions......
  • Star Trek Into Darkness: Watch the first teaser (for the actual trailer)

    12/06/2012 7:41:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    The first look at Star Trek Into Darkness is making some people angry because they think it looks like some sort of Dark Knight Rises clone. I am not one of them. I loved J.J. Abrams’s first movie so much that nothing could make me dislike this one.
  • Feminists go after their real target this Christmas(The Easy Bake Oven)

    12/06/2012 7:38:38 AM PST · by Trueblackman · 36 replies
    IWF ^ | 06 December 2012 | Trueblackman
    As the holidays approach there are a few favorite toys that will never go out of style. One of them is the old fashioned Easy-Bake Oven, which gives kids a chance to bake and decorate all sorts of tasty treats. But this year we have the grinch who stole the Easy Bake Oven.
  • Higher Tax Rates Won't Support Entitlement State

    12/06/2012 7:34:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Michael Barone
    The fiscal cliff negotiations seem to be foundering on Barack Obama's insistence on higher tax rates on high earners and House Republican leaders' insistence on opposing them. The president believes he has a mandate from voters for his position, and House Republicans believe they have a mandate from voters for theirs. The real argument here is over the size and scope of government. Under Barack Obama, federal outlays -- the technical term for federal spending -- have increased to 24 and 25 percent of gross domestic product. That's a higher level of federal spending than in any year since 1946,...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation (leaving US Senate in January)

    12/06/2012 7:31:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 261 replies
    South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina's junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80 million. Sen. DeMint's departure means that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will name a successor, who will have to run in a special election in 2014. In that year, both Mr. DeMint's replacement and Sen. Lindsey Graham will be running for reelection in South Carolina.
  • Seniors decry ban on Christmas tree in their complex in Newhall

    12/06/2012 7:27:42 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 12/06/2012 | Mariecar Mendoza
    Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it's a religious symbol. On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas. The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it's given such a directive to staff. On Wednesday, two dozen residents in the 75-resident complex gathered in the lobby to place a neon green sign that read: "Please Save Our...
  • USS Eisenhower arrives near Syrian border (From Reason.com - adds validity)

    12/06/2012 7:27:18 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Staff
    The USS Eisenhower...arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preperation for a potential ground intervention. ...
  • Bob Costas: I wouldn’t want to have a gun during a theater shooting

    12/06/2012 7:26:06 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 6 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    O’Reilly: “Do you want to hit the floor and hope you don’t get shot or have a gun on you that you could protect yourself?” Costas: “I don’t want a gun on me, no. In that situation, in the dark, in the confusion, I think it’s highly more likely that there would be more carnage – bullets would be flying wildly all over the place.”
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA

    12/06/2012 7:26:06 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 26 replies
    NBS News ^ | 12/6/12 | Ronnie Polidoro
    “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States,” Cook told Williams. It was Cook’s first interview since taking over from his visionary former boss, Steve Jobs, who resigned due to health reasons in August 2011. Jobs died on October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The announcement could be good news for a country that has been struggling with an unemployment rate of around 8 percent for some time and has been bleeding good-paying factory jobs to lower-wage nations such as China. Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, said he believes...
  • Chicago police to increase security at gang funerals

    12/06/2012 7:14:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Craig Wall
    Chicago police to increase security at gang funerals Updated: Dec 05, 2012 9:42 PM CST By Craig Wall, FOX 32 News reporter CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that gang funerals in Chicago will start to be treated like "gang events," including increased police presence, pat-downs, and searches outside of funeral homes and churches. "Where there's a gang funeral — given that they have shown no respect for a place of worship — we're gonna change how they're gonna operate. The Police Department is gonna change the way they deal with gang funerals," the mayor said.
  • Is Obama a Socialist? In 2012, Millions Went to the Dictionary to Find Out

    12/06/2012 7:13:09 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    AOL Daily Finance ^ | December 5, 2012 | Bruce Watson
    On Monday night, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News, where she told Sean Hannity that "Barack Obama is a socialist. He believes in socialism." Palin's statement wasn't especially surprising; it's hardly the first time she's said that the president was a socialist, and she wasn't the first person to make the claim. For much of the past four years, critics from John McCain to Dick Morris to Rush Limbaugh have tried to tack the s-word on the President, claiming that Obamacare, the CARD Act, the Wall Street bailout and the fight over tax increases were all examples...
  • Sorority’s racist party photo stirs outcry on the Web (Jeez Louise Racist barf alert!)

    12/06/2012 7:11:37 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/12 | Claudine Zap
    A Penn State sorority has become the focus of an investigation after a racist Mexican-themed party picture was posted to the Web, according to the independent Penn State blog, Onward State. The picture, said to be taken around Halloween, shows the women dressed in sombreros and mustaches. Some of the women held signs that read "Will mow lawn for weed + beer" and "I don't cut grass I smoke it." The photo was posted on Tumblr and Facebook, where Onward State was able to identify the women tagged in the photo as members of the Chi Omega sorority on campus....
  • Beating Obama

    12/06/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 15 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Barack Obama and the Party of Treason are on a roll. He has John Boehner and the Republicans on the ropes. It is no longer a question of will Boehner surrender but what will be the terms of his surrender. The Republican resistance to Obama has all but collapsed as Obama simply waits for the pressure to increase on Boehner and for Boehner to surrender. John Boehner and the Republicans are no longer the opposition to Obama. We the people are. So if we are the opposition, how do we beat Obama?
  • FLUKE: ‘It’s time for young women in this country to join the fight’

    12/06/2012 7:05:37 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 35 replies
    Daily Nebraskan ^ | 12.4.2012 | Kelli Rollin
    This year has brought many changes and milestones for women’s issues and women in politics, said Sandra Fluke, American attorney and women’s rights activist. Fluke was the keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s annual fundraiser Tuesday night called “The Big Event: Courage — No Matter What.” Hundreds of people gathered at the Rococo Theatre to support Planned Parenthood and listen to Fluke speak. About 20 protesters stood in a line on the sidewalk outside, holding anti-abortion signs and singing Christmas carols. Fluke recently came into the public eye when conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made derogatory...
  • Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    12/06/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Updated: 12/05/2012 07:51:55 PM CST | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO—A veteran Illinois state senator was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to board a flight from Chicago to Washington with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag, authorities said. Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
  • Election Conspiracy?

    12/06/2012 6:49:48 AM PST · by patriot08 · 35 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 12/6/12 | Col Lawrence Sellin
    Americans are no longer citizens of a republic, but subjects of a reigning oligarchy composed of self-serving politicians, who are subservient to international financiers and enabled by a dishonest and partisan press. (excerpt) The outcome of the 2012 Presidential election was determined by massive voter fraud. This was done in two ways (1) illegal voters and (2) erasing votes. (excerpt) In the face of numerous signs and symptoms of a stolen election, there is no investigation. There is only silence. The Republican Party is dead or should be. There is a report claiming that he Republican Party signed a legal...
  • U.S. Unadjusted Unemployment Shoots Back Up (adjusted rate hits 8.3%)

    12/06/2012 6:49:09 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Jenny Marlar
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October's rate.
  • Burglary suspect, held at gunpoint, calls 911(TX)

    12/06/2012 6:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Bill Miller
    A Parker County woman called 911 early Tuesday, saying that her husband was outside, holding a burglar at gunpoint. "Hurry up now, because my husband's fixing to shoot him," the woman said after giving directions to their house near Springtown. The man with the gun pointed at him had the same idea. He, too, called 911. "He's going to shoot me," he told the operator.
  • Piers Morgan Gets Pwned

    12/06/2012 6:41:57 AM PST · by tx_eggman · 26 replies
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  • Press kicked out of Obama Q & A

    12/06/2012 6:38:32 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Posted by Rachel Weiner on December 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    At a meeting with the Business Roundtable on Wednesday morning, President Obama publicly warned Republicans that he would not negotiate over the debt ceiling. But after those opening remarks, reporters were ushered out of the room so Obama could talk to the gathered CEOs in private. “”Yeah, I think the press is … they’ve probably got enough there to spin a story,” Obama said as the reporters were kicked out of the room. The Roundtable is a business lobbying group made up of high-powered executives whom the president is hoping to rally to his side in the “fiscal cliff” fight.
  • Why Obama Is Wrong on Morsi

    12/06/2012 6:35:55 AM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    In-Extremis | December 6 | Katechon
    Obama, as well as main-stream journalists, academics, politicians and diplomats argue that the contemporary Muslim Brotherhood is no longer attached to the vision of the Caliphate. They say the Brotherhood is being transformed by the experience of democracy and of actual governance. It will internalize the culture of democracy, they assure us... Nonsense! Every Brotherhood leader is reaffirming the Brotherhood's mission -- the islamization of everything, from the individual, the family, to the society, the government and even the whole world. Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie The Muslim Brotherhood is close to achieving the “ultimate goal” set by the group's...
  • Claims Drop To 370K, Beat Expectations Even As Unadjusted Claims Soar By 140K In One Week

    12/06/2012 6:34:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    And so the BLS and DOL are back to "seasonal adjustments." Because in a week in which the Sandy effect was supposed to fade, at least on a seasonally adjusted basis, nothing could spoil the party. And sure enough, the headline number dropped from an upward revised (how else) 395,000 to 370,000, well below the expected 380,000. The real story, however, is how the DOL is doing all it can to smooth the noise, because in the week ended December 1, Not Seasonally Adjusted Initial Claims soared by 139,678 - the highest since January, to a whopping 498,619. Compare this...
  • Women’s group: Obama’s cabinet ‘clearly’ needs to be 50-percent female

    12/06/2012 6:31:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 6, 2012 | Caroline May
    As President Barack Obama finalizes his second-term cabinet picks, the nation’s leading feminist group is pushing for more female appointments. Currently, the president, who garnered 55 percent of the women’s vote on Election Day, has eight females in his 23-member cabinet. According the National Organization for Women, that number isn’t nearly high enough. NOW president Terry O’Neill, in an interview with The Daily Caller, explained that she would like to see complete gender parity in Obama’s second-term cabinet. “I think that if half of the cabinet were women and half of the Supreme Court and half of Congress were women,...
  • Santorum strikes again (NYT attack on Santorum's role in defeating a UN treaty)

    12/06/2012 6:31:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/5/2012 | Gail Collins
    Lately, you’ve probably been asking: “What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning?” It’s certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, he’s been on a crusade against a dangerous attempt by the United Nations to help disabled people around the world. This week, he won! The Senate refused to ratify a U.N. treaty on the subject. The vote, which fell five short of the necessary two-thirds majority, came right after 89-year-old Bob Dole, the...
  • Lawmaker proposes bill to close stores on Thanksgiving

    12/06/2012 6:29:19 AM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch online ^ | 12/4/2012 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Missouri state Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to stop Black Friday’s blitz on Thanksgiving, so he has proposed legislation that would bar most retail stores from opening on the holiday. "Thanksgiving should be about families, not profit and greed. It's Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday Eve,” Roorda said in a news release.
  • U.S. Can't Avoid The Entitlement Cliff By Raising Taxes

    12/06/2012 6:23:07 AM PST · by jimt · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/12 | Staff
    A new government report finds that the country is heading toward fiscal ruin, and the only way to avoid that is to make deep cuts in entitlement programs; tax hikes can't fix the problem. In other words, what's needed is the opposite of what the Obama administration and congressional Democrats propose as part of the fiscal cliff talks. The Government Accountability Office report found that, even using optimistic assumptions about spending, the government is "on an unsustainable long-term fiscal path" that will lead to debt exceeding the economy within a few decades. The report puts the blame squarely on entitlement...
  • Your Secret Favorite Music...

    12/06/2012 6:17:14 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 171 replies
  • The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isn’t working

    12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will appear tonight on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly as the centerpiece of a gun rights controversy that just keeps on giving like the proverbial Christmas present with a down-side. He's trying to mollify a lot of angry people and it is obviously not working at Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest, Seattle Guns or Gun Rights Media. His media colleagues may be okay with his remarks, and buy his shifting explanations, but that merely has sharpened the philosophical disparity between the media and a huge segment of its audience. This column discussed Mr. O’Reilly’s...
  • Obama Cold to NASA's Planned Deep Space Station... Should Be Working On Making Muslims Feel Good

    12/06/2012 6:08:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 05, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    How bad is Obama's obsession with ceding the free world to the umma (the Muslim world community)? It's positively scary. Not only did he slash NASA's key programs and cut space exploration, but also he told them to redirect their efforts towards Muslim countries. But wait, it gets worse: now he is withholding approval of a planned NASA deep space station. Maybe he is unhappy with NASA -- maybe they haven't made enough Muslims feel good about themselves. I first wrote of Obama's stone age at The Thinker back in April 2010. NASA's Planned Deep Space Station Does Not Have...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    blog.heartland.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...