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  • CIA moved swiftly to scrub, abandon Libya facility after attack, source says

    12/06/2012 10:50:09 AM PST · by thouworm · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 05, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Within eight hours of the initial attack on the United States' diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the CIA decided to scrub and abandon rather than protect its annex, a military intelligence source told Fox News. “The defensive posture was no longer sustainable," the source told Fox News, revealing for the first time how quickly the CIA chose to secure classified material and close down the facility after it took indirect fire from two mortars at about 5:15 a.m. local time Sept. 12. The adjoining U.S. consulate, by contrast, has never been secured, even three months after the attack. The process...
  • NYT: Obama admin approved secret weapons deals that ended up arming Islamists in Libya

    12/06/2012 10:49:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Oopsie! In what has to be one of the least-shocking outcomes of Barack Obama's Libyan adventure, the New York Times reports that his administration secretly gave approval of weapons shipments to Libyan resistance fighters, only to learn that the weapons ended up arming Islamist terror networks. Who could have seen that coming, right? The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.No evidence...
  • Caption this

    12/06/2012 10:49:09 AM PST · by crosshairs · 22 replies
  • If U.S. hikes taxes, high-income Californians might pay almost 52 percent

    12/06/2012 10:47:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Whether it's because we end up going over the fiscal cliff or because Republicans agree to President Obama's plan of not extending the Bush tax cuts on America's wealthiest earners, the possibility of an effective tax hike means that higher-income Californians may be in for a whopping aggregate marginal tax rate. The super-liberal state already succeeded in approving their own rate hike with Proposition 30 in the November election, and combined with the potential federal raises, they could be looking at a top bracket with a marginal income tax rate of just under 52 percent: Gerald Prante, an economics professor...
  • Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed

    12/06/2012 10:45:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed By Mike Lillis - 12/06/12 01:03 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday linked outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to one of the “saddest” Senate votes in years and suggested DeMint’s values won't be missed on Capitol Hill. Pelosi criticized the resigning South Carolina lawmaker and other GOP senators for voting Tuesday against Senate ratification of a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled. “For them [DeMint and other treaty opponents] to slap the face of our veterans, of people with disabilities, of families with children with disabilities, that was one...
  • Who elected Obama?

    12/06/2012 10:40:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2012 | Paul Murphy
    Many Republicans seem ready to agree to Obama's demands for tax increases -- after all, elections have consequences, and he won, right? Maybe, but before agreeing to anything, the GOP should probably look a little more carefully at just who elected Obama. Dr. Robert Vanderbei, a professor of Operations Research at Princeton, developed the visualization shown above by combining Democrat blue with GOP red according to popular vote proportions taken at the county level and printing the result as a 3D map in which apparent vertical height is a stand-in for the number of voters counted.Nationally, Obama won the popular...
  • Man Wearing Lip Gloss, Nail Polish, Ladies Track Suit Robs Chase Bank In Monrovia

    12/06/2012 10:37:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 6, 2012 6:50 AM
    MONROVIA (CBSLA.com) — The FBI is looking for a cross-dressing bank robber who held up a Chase Bank branch in the San Gabriel Valley Wednesday. The man, wearing lip gloss, nail polish, a tan track suit and UGG-style boots, entered the bank at 690 W. Huntington Drive around 10 a.m. and reportedly threatened tellers with a substance in his briefcase, the FBI said. The suspect said “he had a briefcase full of anthrax” and demanded money, Lt. Michael Lee told the Monrovia Patch. The man then fled the bank with an unknown amount of money. He escaped with a getaway...
  • Prayer Request

    12/06/2012 10:34:53 AM PST · by the lastbestlady · 63 replies
    Please pray for my husband. He is in the hospital. He has congestive heart failure, so it is not as functional as it should be. His heart is also leaking, so it is working much harder than it should. He was lucky to make it this far. There are further tests to go on today to see what can be done. Please keep him in your prayers. God bless.
  • Sen. Dick Durbin responds to letter (DICK IS A LITTLE THIN-SKINNED)

    12/06/2012 10:26:40 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 5, 2012 6:38PM | Sen. Dickhead Durbin (D-Ill.)
    Senator responds This week, a letter writer criticized what he felt is my position on taxing the rich, reducing the debt and protecting the safety net. Let me set the record straight. I do believe the wealthy should pay their fair share. I voted for a bill raising taxes on those making more than $250,000 and protecting middle-income families from income tax increases this summer. That bill is being held up in the House of Representatives by the Speaker. I support closing tax loopholes, limiting deductions and elimination of some of the carve-outs and giveaways in our tax code —...
  • 'Lincoln' Cussing: What the F@*&! Is Up With This S#@?!

    12/06/2012 10:26:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    hollywoodreporter ^ | 7:30 AM PST 12/5/2012 | by Paul Bond
    Movieguide, which reviews films from a Christian perspective, says there are about 40 obscenities in the PG-13 Lincoln, including 10 uses of “goddamn.” Similarly, the Dove Foundation laments that “the language they feature in the film … does not line up with the morals and language of the time period.” “The historical record is clear that Lincoln definitely did not tolerate profanity around him,” Barton says. “There are records of him confronting military generals if he heard about them cursing. Furthermore, the F-word used by Bilbo was virtually nonexistent in that day and it definitely would not have been used...
  • Judge dismisses part of sex suit against college

    12/06/2012 10:24:07 AM PST · by jessduntno · 11 replies
    WRKO BOSTON ^ | Today | WRKO
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has granted a partial victory to a Roman Catholic college sued by an ex-student who said administrators didn't help her enough when she complained that her roommate was having too much sex.</p>
  • ‘Imagine’: Why John Lennon’s Most Enduring Song Is Actually His Worst

    12/06/2012 10:18:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 64 replies
    WBUR ^ | 12/6/12 | Jim Borghesani
    As we approach the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s death, I think it’s time to take a hard look at the song that — sadly and improperly — personifies Lennon’s legacy for far too many people. That song is “Imagine.” Why this weak entry in Lennon’s dazzling oeuvre receives such adoration mystifies me. The song features a syrupy melody, a cloying piano line, none of the startling chord or time changes that distinguished Lennon’s great Beatles songs, and no memorable hook. Lyrically it’s even worse. There are lines in this song that a young John Lennon would have savaged. “No...
  • “Guns Prevented Crimes 2012&#8243;

    12/06/2012 10:04:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “guns prevented crimes 2012.” I assume the search was for something like “how many crimes did guns prevent in 2012.” If so, the searcher is “rushing the growler,” since 2012 is not over yet. However, this is another of those questions with insufficient data for a precise answer. Since prison surveys show the overwhelming majority of crimes prevented by guns are “never attempted because of the possibility the intended victim may be armed,” most intended victims are never aware that they are under consideration for victimhood. As a result, the only source of credible data...
  • JIM DEMINT TO LEAVE SENATE TO HEAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION

    12/06/2012 10:03:38 AM PST · by jessduntno · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | Today | Erick Erickson
    By: Erick Erickson 12/6/2012 10:32 AM I got the call before the news went out. Jim DeMint, the standard bearer of the conservative movement in America and conservative king maker, is leaving the United States Senate. He will succeed Ed Feulner as President of the Heritage Foundation. While my initial reaction was one of sadness that we are losing the clearest voice in the Senate for conservatives, the upside on Jim DeMint’s departure from the Senate is mind boggling. Mitch McConnell likes it when people compare McConnell to Darth Vader, seemingly clueless that Vader lost the Death Star twice to...
  • One of the good guys moves on

    12/06/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 9 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Jim DeMint is retiring from the United States Senate and will take over the Heritage foundation. Heritage is certainly getting one of the conservative superstars of this current era. But what will this mean for the Senate and the future?
  • Ed Asner narrates 'Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale'

    12/06/2012 10:01:12 AM PST · by traumer · 15 replies
    video at the link
  • "To Hell With It" - Dorothy Day (Kinda interesting article from the *bad* NCR)

    12/06/2012 10:00:52 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Dec. 5, 2012 | Michael Sean Winters
    We continue our series of considering Catholic identity today by looking at Dorothy Day. Monday, I set the tone for the week by recalling the response of Flannery O’Connor to a group of erudite Catholics who thought the Eucharist was a great symbol: “Well, if it’s just a symbol, then to hell with it.” Then, I examined the counterfeit of faith known as civil religion. Yesterday, I looked at the Vatican new motu proprio regarding the Catholic identity of our charities and a different counterfeit form of Christianity, a reduction of the faith to a social justice ethic. Today,...
  • On the Beauty of God's Plan of Salvation

    12/06/2012 9:58:52 AM PST · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 5, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Beauty of God's Plan of Salvation "Gods Self-Revelation in Christ Corresponds to Our Deepest Human Hopes and Aspirations" VATICAN CITY, DEC.5, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in Paul VI Hall. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the beginning of his letter to the Christians of Ephesus (cf. 1:3-14), the apostle Paul raises a prayer of blessing to God, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the prayer we just heard, that helps us enter into living the time of Advent, in the context of the Year of Faith....
  • Obamacore: The substitution of propaganda for great literature in our schools

    12/06/2012 9:57:12 AM PST · by mojito · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/6/2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    Controversy is brewing over new Common Core State Standards in English that call on public schools to emphasize the reading of “information text” instead of fictional literature. According to the Washington Post, English teachers across the country are upset by what they consider the government’s effort “to drive literature out of the classroom.” English teachers are right to be upset, but they shouldn’t take it personally. The government has nothing much against literature, per se. Rather, this initiative is driven in large part by the desire to promote political propaganda in the classroom. The study of literature is being downgraded...
  • Higher Tax Rates Don’t Equal Higher Revenues

    12/06/2012 9:57:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2012 | 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 over 24 percent of gross domestic product. That’s a higher level of federal spending than in any year since 1946, when we...
  • BREAKING: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State

    12/06/2012 9:55:50 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 54 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/6/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said today that a bill will be introduced that would make Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state. "When it arrives on my desk, I plan on signing it," he said. In a press conference with the House and Senate Majority leaders and three union members, the Governor suggested that a bill would be introduced today. Under the legislation, employees would only pay union representation fees (also called "agency fees") if they chose to do so. Federal law prohibits workers from being required to be union members and pay union dues as a condition of employment. However,...
  • The Peaks And Valleys Of Obama's Presidency

    12/06/2012 9:55:08 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Adore the river of meat (Long, expect more voter fraud)

    12/06/2012 9:53:13 AM PST · by kreitzer · 3 replies
    Unqualified Reservations ^ | 11/30/2012 | Mencius Moldbug
    Adore the river of meat Carl Schmitt said that the sovereign is he who decides the exception. While this is true, Carl Schmitt lived in saner times. In the '30s and '40s, the sovereign had a pretty simple way of deciding the exception. He made his decision and loaded it into his gun. Propaganda existed, true, but it was remarkably crude. Really the main thing was the gun. Sensible, traditional, effective. Nobody makes decisions anymore. At least not personal decisions. At least not in the public sector. And guns are almost obsolete. You don't need a gun to herd sheep...
  • AAPS: Is ObamaCare Here to Stay?

    12/06/2012 9:52:41 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    AAPS News December 2012 - ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | AAPS staff
    Democrats are exulting in their narrow victory on Nov 6, saying that ObamaCare is “now a certainty,” and the “best is yet to come” as they implement their glorious promises of healthcare for all. The fact is, however, that key parts of the Act are not in effect yet and may be blocked at the state level.
  • Bill Introduced in General Assembly to Eliminate Online Training for CHP

    12/06/2012 9:52:36 AM PST · by marktwain
    Bill Introduced in General Assembly to Eliminate Online Training for CHP Prince William Democrat Delegate Luke Torian has introduced a bill for the 2013 Virginia General Assembly that changes the training requirements that must be completed before applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP). Currently, the following qualify for the training requirement: 1. Completing any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or a similar agency of another state; 2. Completing NRA firearms safety course; 3. Completing any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by...
  • First female submarine officers receive their dolphins

    12/06/2012 9:52:06 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    News Channel 3 - wtkr ^ | December 6, 2012 | Matt Knight
    Three sailors assigned to the USS Maine and USS Wyoming became the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines on Dec. 5. Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., assigned to the Gold Crew of Wyoming, and Lt. j.g. Amber Cowan and Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan of Maine’s Blue Crew received their submarine “dolphins” during separate ceremonies at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash. In order to receive their dolphins, Leveque, Cowan and Noonan were required to qualify as Officer of the Deck and Engineering Officer of the Watch, perform...
  • Holiday-Themed Video on Corporate Welfare, "Miracle on Wall Street"

    12/06/2012 9:50:14 AM PST · by wewillnotcomply · 2 replies
    Watch this new holiday-themed video that asks the following question: Why does the government force us to spend billions each year on corporate welfare?
  • Welcome to the Machine

    12/06/2012 9:49:45 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 31 replies
    Self | 12/6/12 | Self
    Today I found out what the difference is between a Democrat and a Republican.
  • Obama’s Kingdom of Fairness: Forget the debt. It's the role of gov't to soak the undeserving rich.

    12/06/2012 9:48:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We are still borrowing more than $1 trillion a year. Barack Obama has added more than $5 trillion to the national debt in his first term alone. Such massive borrowing is unsustainable. Someone somehow at some time has to pay it back. Obama would agree. He once alleged that George W. Bush’s much smaller deficits were “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.” Obama himself vowed to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his first term. Instead, Obama’s annual deficits have never gone below $1 trillion. Three ways to establish a long-term trajectory toward a balanced budget were under discussion....
  • Rubio: “There is no scientific debate on the age of the earth”

    12/06/2012 9:47:52 AM PST · by ksen · 278 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Jillian Rayfield
    After dabbling in creationism earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., clarified that he does believe that scientists know the Earth is “at least 4.5 billion years old.” “There is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. I mean, it’s established pretty definitively, it’s at least 4.5 billion years old,” Rubio told Mike Allen of Politico. ”I was referring to a theological debate, which is a pretty healthy debate. “The theological debate is, how do you reconcile with what science has definitively established with what you may think your faith teaches,” Rubio continued. “Now for me, actually, when...
  • Panhandler who told Oklahoma police he made $60k a year busted in Boise

    12/06/2012 9:42:14 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | December 6, 2012 | Meghann Cuniff
    A well-traveled panhandler who made national headlines last summer when he told an Oklahoma City police officer he'd made $60,000 in a year begging for money was arrested this week in Boise. ... Speegle was in Oklahoma City, where he told a police officer he was too lazy to get a job and didn't need to because he'd made $60,000 last year... The officer told Speegle he needed a $200 daily permit to panhandle, but Speegle suggested the price was within his means.
  • China bids today on yet another failed Obama energy loan recipient

    12/06/2012 9:34:59 AM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | December 6, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    You won´t hear much about it elsewhere today. But from some downtown Chicago law offices will come the distinct sound of one more nail being driven into the coffin of Barack Obama´s green energy giveaway loans. A123 Systems will be auctioned off. It´s a Michigan lithium ion battery maker which declared bankruptcy back in October,the same day it cashed another $1 million check from the crack Obama investment team. A123 is one of those notorious bad bets like Solyndra that the Obama administration poured billions offices taxpayer dollars into.… A123, an 11-year-old firm founded to manufacture batteries for electric cars...
  • Keep Your Guns Locked Up or Face Lawsuits(VT)

    12/06/2012 9:33:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    blogs.lawyers.com ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Michele Bowman
    If you don’t lock up your guns – or at least keep them unloaded – when you have guests, you could be sued when something goes wrong. One Vermont family is finding out just how horribly wrong things can go: They are being sued for wrongful death in the wake of an accidental shooting between two house guests, which left one of them dead. The suit alleges that the family was negligent, because the weapon involved in the incident was loaded, unsecured and belonged to a family member. Tragic Facts Jeffrey Charbonneau, 24, and his friend Nick Bell, 25, ran...
  • Man, 73, in wheelchair arrested in fatal shooting at gas station, police say

    12/06/2012 9:23:06 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 26 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 12/5/12 | CHRISTINA ALMEIDA and JEFF MARTIN
    <p>ATLANTA -- An elderly man opened fire on a woman after her car came into contact with his motorized wheelchair at a central Georgia service station, authorities said Wednesday. She died shortly afterward at a hospital despite the efforts of a crowd of people to aid her.</p>
  • NASA: Polar ice sheets are melting

    12/06/2012 9:16:39 AM PST · by edcoil · 44 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 12-05-2012 | pat brennan
    Ice sheets at both of Earth's poles are melting rapidly, and the rate of loss has increased since the 1990s, a new NASA-sponsored study shows. The study, which combines extensive data from aircraft and satellites, is believed to be the most precise assessment of its kind.
  • IRS finalizes new tax for medical devices in healthcare law

    12/06/2012 9:15:08 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Patrick Temple-West
    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday released final rules for a new tax on medical devices, products ranging from surgical sutures to knee replacement implants, that starts next year ... ... The tax applies mostly to devices used and implanted by medical professionals, including items as complex as pacemakers or as simple as tongue depressors. Products sold for humanitarian reasons, such as experimental cancer treatment devices, are not exempt from the tax. ... it remains "an open question" when latex gloves come under the tax
  • Driving in Neutral: Hillary Clinton Explains the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

    12/06/2012 9:12:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/6/12 | Barry Rubin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said some very interesting and revealing things in her appearance at the Saban Center’s gala dinner on November 30. They are, however, being quoted out of context. Let’s look at what she actually said in some detail for a sense of how the Obama administration’s highest-ranking foreign policy official and a likely future presidential candidate thinks about this issue. Let me note also that the statement was made at an institution that might be considered friendly to Israel and thus Clinton might have skewed her remarks to be more fair to that country than she...
  • The Overtaxed $250K Couple: ‘We’re Not Rich’

    12/06/2012 9:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/06/2012 | Harriet White*, as told to Colleen Oakley
    If someone had told me as a kid in Louisiana that my husband and I would have a combined income of $250,000 a year in our late twenties, I would have been pie-eyed. It sounds like a crazy amount of money. But after taking into account taxes, debt and living expenses in New York City, we’re actually finding it difficult to meet our financial goals. Why Our Taxes Are Nearly Unmanageable Last year, we paid $100,000 in taxes, which is almost exactly 40 percent of what we make. Even though we also paid $22,000 in student loan payments (we have...
  • Bronx man falls to death trying to rescue cat from tree

    12/06/2012 9:02:58 AM PST · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 3, 2012 | Tanyanika Samuels AND Rocco Parascandola
    A 53-year-old Bronx man fell to his death trying to rescue a cat from a tree early Monday, police sources said. Marcial Rios-Aguilar scaled the tree at Bronx Park East and Allerton Ave. in Bronxwood at 3 a.m. using a rope, police said. The branch gave way and Rios-Aguilar died. The feline remained stranded in the tree. "He loves animals. He was a nice man,” said Manuel Cabrera, 36, whose wife is Rios-Aguilar’s cousin. “He helps people all the time." Six relatives and friends gathered at the tree with flowers and candles to make a makeshift memorial. The rope Rios-Aguilar...
  • Trainers teach dogs to drive cars (video at source)

    12/06/2012 9:00:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    myfoxorlando.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Cynthia Smoot
    "No animal has ever driven a car before so what we're going to do is we're going to do a straight and we're going to head off, so we'll start the car, get into position, brake on, gear in place, back onto the steering wheel, accelerator, take off and head along the straight and then stop," he said. At first, they started with lots of indoor training with a fake car, using clicker-reinforced targets to teach the dogs how to shift gears, use a brake and steer. "When we chain behaviors together, in this case we've got 10 behaviors we're...
  • How The Soviets Eliminated Christmas - And, America Is Right On Track Doing The Same

    12/06/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by joeclarke · 23 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    The carton below is from Soviet Communist Russian times. You can see how the capitalist system is depicted as slavery - the opposite of how communism works, IE., free money, multiplied and returned to the worker - in the right frame. Tell me Obama does not think differently. And, as many Americans kill off Christmas as the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so the Soviets replaced Saint Nick with "Father Frost" - a man who gives out presents because he is a generous communist. From Wikipedia Ded Moroz "Following the Russian Revolution, Christmas traditions were actively discouraged because they...
  • Makin Bacon: Detroit Style!

    12/06/2012 8:56:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-6-2012 | MOTUS
    You probably saw Detroit Councilwoman JoAnn Watson yesterday(snip)Here’s an updated-for-entertainment-value version of JoAnn’s dissertation on quid pro quo   "After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon," said Watson. "That's what you do." I thought you might enjoy a little history lesson, and see some of the “bacon” that the honorable and legendary Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young brought home from then President Jimmy Carter’s stash. Let’s just remember who owns whom here Jimmy-boy The primo bacon prize was surely the Detroit People Mover: A train...
  • Taxing Stock Sales Will Hurt the Stock Markets

    12/06/2012 8:55:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/06/2012
    Our ever-expanding government and its enablers will tax everything that moves - and everything else. Their newest idea - taxing stock sales - ultimately hurts not the rich, but those who seek jobs. Democratic Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's subcommittee on financial services, wants Uncle Sam to start taxing stock transactions. Interviewed by disgraced ex-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer - also known as "Client No. 9" - about imposing "a tiny little tax when stocks are traded on Wall Street" to "raise a huge sum of money and it...
  • East Texas woman charged with bigamy

    12/06/2012 8:52:04 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 33 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 5 December 2012 | Michael Thompson
    GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - For more than a year, KLTV has been investigating the allegations by several East Texas men that they were all married to the same woman at the same time. Now, that woman has been charged with bigamy. Candice Andrade, 32 of Kilgore, was arrested in Gregg County on November 15 and released the same day. Her trial date has not been set. In June of 2011, two men said they discovered they were married to Andrade at the same time. They told KLTV they found a third husband in Houston. In November 2011, they discovered...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 6,2012

    12/06/2012 8:51:49 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
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  • Whither American Conservatism?

    12/06/2012 8:49:30 AM PST · by Ohioan · 45 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | December 5, 2012 | William Flax
    Can The Republican Party Yet Serve Conservative Purpose? The answer depends on whether we can resolve questions of purpose, priority & tactics, with far more clarity than we have in the last twenty-one years. Politics have always been about winning & the art of the possible; but to the true Conservative (which in the American context has always involved a major libertarian component), "winning" means preservation of a Constitutional heritage, never merely electing people with a particular label, nor those primarily identified with a single cause or the demands of any special interest. Winning is about preserving the multi-generational...
  • Iranians prepare terror campaign inside U.S.

    12/06/2012 8:44:38 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Michael Carl
    'There are numerous Revolutionary Guard cells' inside borders Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is alive and well in the U.S. and the country’s law enforcement officials ignore them at their peril, according to former U. S. Air Force officer Steven O’Hern. O’Hern says that the Revolutionary Guard, long an influential factor in the radical Islamic regime in Iran, does most of its surveillance and intelligence gathering through its proxy force, Hezbollah, considered by many to be a terror group. “In the United States, the Revolutionary Guard uses more than one approach. Hezbollah operatives and sympathizers are present in large numbers in many...
  • 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,...