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  • Santelli: 'They Love to Fib About Statistics' (Our Government)--Vudeo

    12/07/2012 11:39:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri 07 Dec 12 | 08:30 AM ET
    Rick Santelli sees no signs of strength in the November jobs numbers and rejects arguments the economy wouldn't be hurt by higher tax rates.
  • On abortion, on homosexuality and on abuse, the mainstream media has it in for the Catholic Church

    12/07/2012 11:39:10 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    People wonder why conservatives moan endlessly about what they label “the mainstream media”. One reason is that it often displays a subconscious prejudice against religion. Catholics, for example, are sometimes presented as misogynistic cultists with the blood of millions on their hands. To anyone who occasionally attends Mass, this can come off as rather insulting. Sorry, but we’re sensitive that way.Take the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar, who died earlier this year in a hospital in Galway, Ireland. Here’s how The Guardian reported the story:Ireland's near-total ban on abortion has come under renewed scrutiny amid an outcry over the death...
  • Anna Wintour: Republicans cool to idea of Vogue editor as UK ambassador

    12/07/2012 11:38:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:13PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Jon Swaine and Raf Sanchez
    Republicans have attacked President Barack Obama’s consideration of Anna Wintour as America's next ambassador to Britain, with some claiming that the party’s Senators would move to block her appointment. Obama is believed to have placed Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, on a shortlist of candidates to replace Louis Susman, who this week confirmed he was stepping down as US envoy to the Court of St. James. Conservative critics described the potential appointment of Wintour, whose only political experience is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Obama’s re-election campaign, as “ludicrous” and “a non-starter”. …
  • Rand Paul Joins the Let Democrats Raise Taxes and Own It Crowd

    12/07/2012 11:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Rand Paul on the Kudlow Report, CNBC, last night. "What do you think of Boehner's idea, cap deductions, get $800 billion in revenues. Make any sense to you?" PAUL: Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want. If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans in the House vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise 'em. Let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes. Let the president sign it, and then they can own a tax increase, and when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters,...
  • Family's grief at 'suicide' of nurse who transferred DJs' hoax Kate hospital call...

    12/07/2012 11:36:49 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 17 replies
    ukmail ^ | 12 7 12
    The family of a nurse who has died in a suspected suicide just two days after transferring a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge have told of their sadness at her death. Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, who was working on the switchboard at the King Edward VII Hospital when 2DayFM obtained intimate details about Kate, was found dead this morning. In a brief statement, the mother-of-two's family said: 'We as a family are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha.
  • The Wickedness Inside All of Us?

    12/07/2012 11:35:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | Timothy Wheeler
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas brought the sports world some unexpected controversy this weekend: As every NFL fan and a lot of others now know, Costas used the lofty perch of NBC’s Sunday Night Football halftime show to deliver an emotion-fueled diatribe against guns and by implication, gun owners. His rant came a day after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins dead and then committed suicide, leaving their child an orphan.Costas is paid to analyze and report. He should deal in facts and reason, but but he was clearly doing something else when he quoted from Fox...
  • Hillary Clinton “distressed” by Northern Ireland tensions as two bombs found

    12/07/2012 11:30:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:15PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Rowena Mason
    Hillary Clinton has called for an end to “unacceptable” violence in Northern Ireland as she visited the region amid a revival of sectarian tensions. The US Secretary of State said she was “distressed” to hear about a death threat to Naomi Long, the East Belfast MP, and the discovery of two unexploded bombs. … Mrs. Clinton landed in Belfast as part of four-day European trip, just hours after police seized an unexploded bomb from suspected Republican dissidents in Londonderry. A second device was found in a postbox. …
  • There is no ‘Trust us’ clause in Constitution: NY Archdiocese wins ruling on HHS mandate

    12/07/2012 11:29:49 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a strongly worded judgment a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit from the Archdiocese of New York against the Obama administration’s HHS mandate may proceed. The Obama administration had argued that the archdiocese’s lawsuit was premature, since the administration may still make adjustments to the mandate that would stop it from having any effect on the archdiocese. After announcing the mandate in February, the Obama administration had announced a “safe harbor” that would prevent the mandate from applying to certain religious employers until August 2013. However, Judge Brian Cogan slapped...
  • PETITION: Disinvite PSY over American-killing lyrics

    12/07/2012 11:24:44 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 12/07/2012 | Kristinn T
    We request President Obama rescind his invitation to the Gangnam Style rapper PSY to perform for him at the Christmas in Washington celebration this month because of the rapper's vicious anti-American song lyrics. In 2004, PSY reportedly performed a song entitled, Dear America, that contained the following lyrics (profanity edited): "Kill those f***ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f***ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully " As commander-in-chief, how can Pres. Obama honor someone who calls for killing our troops and their families?
  • Obama Runs Rings Around the Republicans on Tax "Cuts" and "Loopholes"

    12/07/2012 11:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Now, Obama. Let's go to top of the audio sound bites. Remember yesterday, a long dissertation in the first hour about what really is going on with the fiscal cliff, and that the real target here is the Republicans, particularly the Republicans in the House, but the Republican Party writ large, Obama is simply trying to decimate it. He is desperate to get Boehner to sign off on raising taxes on the rich. That's ball game for Obama. If he can get that, he gets a confession. What Obama wants is a confession, an admission from the Republicans...
  • Digitimes Research: Android phones to account for 70% of global smartphone market in 2013

    12/07/2012 11:21:45 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Digitimes ^ | Thursday 6 December 2012] | Luke Lin
    Android will further solidify its market leadership in the smartphone operating system race in 2013, thanks to a broad support from smartphone vendors and the rollout of a wide range of low-priced models for sale in emerging markets. Shipments of Android phones are expected to top 600 million units or over 70% of global smartphone shipments in 2013, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • David Cameron warned Lords will “massacre” gay marriage laws

    12/07/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:12PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Rowena Mason and John Bingham
    David Cameron has been warned that plans to let same-sex couples marry in churches will be “massacred” in the House of Lords and alienate grassroots Conservatives. Tory MPs and Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, have reacted with dismay after the Prime Minister said places of worship will be allowed to conduct same-sex weddings. The decision represents a major U-turn on the position set out in a formal Government consultation earlier this year which proposed a blanket ban. …
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-07-12 (DUmmies cry: "Tax the churches!")

    12/07/2012 11:19:39 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 53 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 7, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The DUmmies LOVE taxes! They just love them! Tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, TAX!!! More taxes, higher taxes, more, more, more! As long as the DUmmies themselves don't have to pay them. But tax the other guy? Sure! Tax 'em out the wazoo! Where to find more food to feed the federal Leviathan? Big Government has a Big Appetite. Sandra Fluke's pills don't come cheap, you know. So where to look? Corporations, of course. Rich people, of course. They're all evil. (Well, all of them except for the deep-pocket Democrat donors, I guess.) Let's see, whom haven't we...
  • Who instigated the attack on Pearl Harbor? (TruNews Broadcast)

    12/07/2012 11:18:50 AM PST · by Errant · 37 replies
    TruNews ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Rick Wiles
    Guest: Author John Koster discusses his book, "Operation Snow - Who instigated the attack on Pearl Harbor?" Interview begins at 11 mins into the broadcast. Link to streaming audioLink to download MP3 audio file
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 49 DECEMBER 7, 2012

    12/07/2012 11:18:15 AM PST · by greeneyes · 186 replies
    Free Republic | 12/07/2012 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • LGBT attempts to stop diversity of thought in Salina, Kansas

    12/07/2012 11:11:13 AM PST · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-07-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    This is an interview with Luci Larson talking about the LGBT community and their attempt to have her removed from a committee that has influence on ordinances in Salina, Kansas.
  • On The Right Track? Another Half Million Americans Fall Out of the Workforce

    12/07/2012 11:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, remember when we were told, ladies and gentlemen, by the regime that the economy added 148,000 jobs in September? And do you remember we were told that the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, the unemployment rate was going below 8%? And do you also remember that I said at that time, "I don't believe this." And do you remember also that Jack Welch came out and said he didn't believe it and thought they were fudging the numbers and they lit into Jack Welch. Well even back then, the chief economist at Gallup didn't believe...
  • The Stone truth: Left-wingers are boring

    12/07/2012 11:03:15 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | December 07, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg | National Review Online
    Oliver Stone’s boomer-nostalgic radicalism is stale and hackneyed. When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring? The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone’s miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I’ll never read the whole thing, and not because it’s a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn’t help). It’s that it’s boring. Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book “The Untold History of the United States,” except, again, it isn’t. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily...
  • The Tea Party is Taking Action to Make Sure Our Voices Are Heard in Congress

    12/07/2012 10:55:42 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 13 replies
    TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 7, 2012 | Todd Cefaratti
    Congress needs to be reminded of the power of the Tea Party. On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012, TheTeaParty.net will join together with top conservative leaders in Washington D.C. to present over 150,000 individually signed petitions demanding that GOP leaders refuse any proposed tax increase. The press conference will include Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, TheTeaParty.net, leading Tea Party activist Niger Innis and other conservative leaders....
  • 71 Years Ago Today (Pearl Harbor tribute)

    12/07/2012 10:53:44 AM PST · by inkling · 4 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 7, 2012 | Jon Gabriel
    Doris “Dorie” Miller was a Mess Attendant working on the USS West Virginia. Like most mornings, he rose before dawn for a dreary day of hauling trash, scrubbing dishes and prepping food for the battleship’s cook. While collecting the crew’s laundry, the General Quarters alarm sounded. Ships have drills all the time — even on Sunday mornings — but a sailor still must answer the call. However this time he couldn’t get to his designated battle station. The torpedo-twisted metal proved this alarm was for real. With nowhere else to report, Dorie ran to the deck to see what was...
  • Obama Remembers Pearl Harbor By Promoting Picture of Himself

    12/07/2012 10:49:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Just this week President Obama celebrated Rosa Parks by publishing a photo of himself on a bus and now the White House can't even commemorate Pearl Harbor without bringing Obama's face into the picture. From the White House Twitter feed: Because it's all about him.
  • Florida offers prizes for python hunters

    12/07/2012 10:33:08 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 6, 2012
    DAVIE, Fla.,- Florida wildlife officials are fighting Burmese pythons with a contest offering $1,000 and $1,500 prizes for catching the snakes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said the 2013 Python Challenge, which begins Jan. 12, will offer $1,000 to the winner who catches the longest Burmese python on public hunting lands and $1,500 for the participant who catches the largest amount of the snakes, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday. Officials said Jan. 12 will feature a daylong open house on the pythons and other invasive species at the University of Florida's Davie campus. "The (Florida Fish and...
  • Veteran abortionist with a sordid history dies at 75

    12/07/2012 10:31:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.7.2012 | Deborah Myers
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI, December 7, 2012, (Operation Rescue) — Operation Rescue has just received word that abortionist Dr. Edwin C. Weathington, age 75, passed away on October 7, 2012, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. After obtaining his Michigan license in 1980, Dr. Weathington performed abortions at Women’s Medical Center in Grand Rapids until the facility closed its doors in January 2012. Typical of abortionists, Dr. Weathington demonstrated improper behavior both in professional relationships and business practice. According to state documents, the Michigan Bureau of Health Services issued a $5,000 fine and six-month suspension of Dr. Weathington’s medical license on...
  • Unsealed court documents shed light on Albany Middle School teacher, suspected molester

    12/07/2012 10:30:46 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 9 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/06/2012 | Matthias Gafni
    Former Albany Middle School teacher and coach James Izumizaki exchanged thousands of flirtatious text messages, photos and videos with an underage student while committing lewd and lascivious acts, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The popular 28-year-old teacher, who killed himself days after his Sept. 26 arrest, open-mouth kissed the student on multiple occasions on the Albany Middle School campus while fondling the victim over clothes, a detective reported in previously secret court affidavits unsealed at the request of this newspaper. That suspected abuse was just the start of "extremely severe" allegations that have not been publicly released, said attorney...
  • Obama to take corporate cash for inauguration

    12/07/2012 10:28:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/2/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    But the sources say the new decision is driven by pragmatism: The president and his team just wrapped up the most expensive campaign in history — with costs topping $1 billion — and they’ve determined that their donors are simply tapped out. The cost of an Inauguration can run into the tens of millions. Obama spent $47 million in 2009. And raising that in a matter of six weeks is too difficult without throwing open the flood gates, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The inaugural fundraising team will be screening each corporate donation. Those determined to...
  • Obama's Peace Partner, the Taliban, Shoot Girl Dead For Helping Fight Polio

    12/07/2012 10:27:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 07, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The Taliban commit a relentless series of anti-human, anti-life acts on a daily basis, and not only does no one care, but Obama stalks them for peace. Stalks them. And the more he stalks, the more savage and brazen their war on humanity becomes. They're taunting us with their savagery. And Obama's subservient policy to these savages pains me as an American, and as a lover of life and of freedom. It makes me physically ill. And don't think this won't come back to haunt us, in spades. Tragic death of the Afghan girl who just wanted to change her...
  • ANOTHER COVER UP? More on the Arizona Jihadi, Abdullatif Aldosary

    12/07/2012 10:26:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 7 Dec 12 | Unattributed
    Earlier this week we posted about Abdullatif Aldosary, an Iraqi Muslim refugee who set off an IED at a Social Security office in Arizona. As we reported then, an FBI source told investigative reporter Patrick Poole at PJMedia that Aldosary would not be charged with terrorism, due to “political sensitivities.” Now Poole has uncovered more about Aldosary which reveals yet another cover up by the Obama administration to avoid having to admit that we have been hit again by a Jihadist terrorist. According to Poole, the DHS had previously concluded that Aldosary had been involved in terrorist “activities,” and a...
  • If Pearl Harbor Happened Today...

    12/07/2012 10:26:25 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-7-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Well...it did happen today, I mean in 2012 instead of 1941.See the original paper I worked with on this post here.
  • Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum [replaced with environmental propaganda]

    12/07/2012 10:25:09 AM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | December 7, 2012
    American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014. A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace. Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by "informational texts" approved by the Common Core State Standards. Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency, and...
  • It’s nothing but a power play

    12/07/2012 10:25:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | By Charles Krauthammer
    Let’s understand President Obama’s strategy in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It’s Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The fiscal cliff negotiations are designed to break the Republican opposition and grant him political supremacy, something he thinks he earned with his landslide 2.8-point victory margin on Election Day. This is why he sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to the Republicans to convey not a negotiating offer but a demand for unconditional surrender. House Speaker John Boehner had made a...
  • The NRA the new KKK?

    12/07/2012 10:24:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | December 06, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox educates Jason Whitlock, Bob Costas on realities of firearm ownership Sports fans watching the Sunday night game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend were subjected to an anti-gun homily from sportscaster Bob Costas. The scripted comments were prompted by the tragic murder of Kasandra Perkins and subsequent suicide of her murderer, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher. Perkins was Belcher’s live-in girlfriend and the mother of his 3-month-old daughter. At this point, no one knows what set the football player off, but the tragedy triggered a scathing editorial from Fox Sports personality Jason Whitlock,...
  • Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

    12/07/2012 10:21:34 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | 07 Dec 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    By Tim Dunkin Many conservatives and liberty lovers have long thought that the Republican Party takes them for granted. We don't get the respect we deserve as the rank-and-file, the foot soldiers who actually try to make things happen for the Party at the local level — running the phones, donating the time and energy, going door to door in canvassing, and turning out to vote. Conservatives believe the Republican Party exists within our two-party system as the vehicle for promoting their views and advancing our agenda. Yet, this rarely seems to happen in practice, at least at the national...
  • Boycott the U.S. military

    12/07/2012 10:19:47 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | December 06, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah urges family, friends not to serve for 'corrupt and dangerous' boss This may sound like a strange idea coming from someone who loves and respects the U.S. military. It’s time to deny it our sons and daughters and our grandchildren. For those young enough to serve, it’s time to deny it yourselves. It’s time to boycott the U.S. military. What am I talking about? Have I completely flipped my lid? Who will protect the nation from foreign enemies in these turbulent times without manpower? Let me begin with something that put me over the edge: When foreign-serving...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Second Week in Office

    12/07/2012 10:15:47 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 12/7/12 | Nachum
    A Conservative News and Opinion ResourceThe Obama Administration: Year FourPresident Obama's Two Hundred and Second Week in Office12/6/2012It's 3am and nobody's thereFEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims sufferedDHS grants 'like winning the lottery' for state, local officialsObamanomics370k New Jobless Claims; Gallup Reports Unemployment Jump to 8.3%Online sales tax to be added to defense authorization billObama will visit the home of a middle class family in northern Virginia to talk about the importance of resolving the standoff over the fiscal cliff. Battery maker that received stimulus money could be sold to Chinese company Unbalanced Approach: Government Workers Work Less and...
  • Sierra ordeal: Man dies, woman survives

    12/07/2012 10:05:40 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 57 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 12/7/12 | Will Kane
    A woman trapped for six days in the Sierra was found by her brother as she crawled along a snow-covered dirt road where she and her male companion had been testing the man's new four-wheel-drive Jeep, authorities said Thursday. Paula Lane's companion didn't survive the ordeal and died in the snow after leaving Lane in the vehicle and setting out to find help, said a spokesman for the Alpine County Sheriff's Department. Lane crawled past her companion's dead body as she was trying to make it to safety, said Undersheriff Robert Levy.
  • Dan Mitchell's Seven Minutes of Sanity

    12/07/2012 10:01:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    You may think there isn't much common-sense anywhere close to Capitol Hill, but less than a ten minute drive away there is a veritable wellspring to be found in the person of Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow at CATO.  Mitchell is an expert on tax policy and supply-side economics. With the clock ticking rapidly to the end of the year when higher tax rates and budget sequestration are scheduled to automatically kick in, lawmakers are deadlocked over a solution to avoid going over "the fiscal cliff."  Most of the attention has focused on sucking more money out of the taxpayers pocket...
  • 73% of New Jobs Created in Last 5 Months Are in Government [Analysis To Share w/your Obama friends]

    12/07/2012 9:55:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 12/7/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments.
  • There is no FISCAL Cliff!

    12/07/2012 9:52:29 AM PST · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Vanity | 12/07/2012 | self
    The Fiscal Cliff is just a slope, not a cliff!
  • Why Be Catholic?

    12/07/2012 9:52:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies
    Welcome to Catholics Come Home. We’re here to help you begin or continue your faith journey, so you can find true peace, happiness and purpose in life. At Catholics Come Home, we are dedicated to presenting the honest truth about even very difficult subjects. We want to share with you the beautiful, historical and miraculous aspects of the Catholic Church. People who have taken the time to explore our site are surprised to find out that there is much more to Catholicism than they ever realized
  • Saudi Arabia still head of terror finance octopus

    12/07/2012 9:50:54 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    Money Jihad via France24 ^ | 07DEC12 | By Marc DAOU via $ Jihad
    Saudi Arabia remains the world’s top financier of terrorism and sponsor of fundamentalist Islam throughout the Arab Spring. U.S. media and Treasury officials don’t really like to discuss it in public, but a report earlier this fall from France 24 gives further confirmation, if you needed it, of the fact that Saudi petrodollars are behind the latest Salafist inroads in the Middle East. Read it all: How Saudi petrodollars fuel rise of Salafism Since the 2011 Arab revolts, a loose network of underground zealots has evolved into a potent and highly vocal force. Behind the remarkable rise of Salafism lies...
  • Remember December 7. Here are 11 films about Pearl Harbor. Which is your favorite?

    12/07/2012 9:50:26 AM PST · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S Naval Institute ^ | December 7, 2012 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Great list of Pearl Harbor movies. Some were good, some were awful. The most ridiculous one is still the best - The Final Countdown ("Splash the zeros!") The video clips bring back memories.
  • Profitable not-for-profits

    12/07/2012 9:49:41 AM PST · by lowbridge
    ny post ^ | december 7, 2012
    Nechemya Weberman, an unlicensed counselor accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in his care, testified Wednesday that he ripped off a charity he founded ostensibly to help poor Brooklynites. “You used this not-for-profit for personal gain?” asked a Brooklyn prosecutor. “Yes I did,” Weberman replied, admitting that he spent donations meant for his group, B’Lev V’Nefesh, on tuition for his kids’ yeshiva — and that its cash was also spent at stores like BMG Corset & Lingerie. Creepy, sure. But par for the course in New York, where politicians routinely turn nonprofits into personal piggy banks. For example:
  • Massive fraud, cover-up by CAIR exposed in federal lawsuit

    12/07/2012 9:45:11 AM PST · by wesagain · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Last Friday, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. and the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) said that they filed a devastating legal brief supported by hundreds of pages of evidence, asking a federal judge to find the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) liable to five of its former clients for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In a release to the media today, AFLC stated: “The legal brief demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that CAIR is a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation's largest Muslim-American civil rights...
  • Big Mo for Putting C-SPAN Cameras on 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

    12/07/2012 9:44:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2012 | Mark Tapscott
    If there is such a thing as a "tipping point" for proposals in the public policy arena, opening the "fiscal cliff" talks to C-SPAN cameras may have passed it. Two days after the election, I wrote in this space that putting the cameras in the room with President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner was the only way for the public to know who is serious and who is still playing politics. Shining the light would also be more likely to force a genuine compromise. That column got a tepid response. So I fired off another missive repeating the suggestion...
  • For his next crisis: California’s green folly (Jerry Brown)

    12/07/2012 9:39:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    ny post ^ | december 7, 2012 | ben boychuk
    Saving the planet isn’t easy — or cheap —especially in California. The state’s anti-global-warming cap-and-trade program is the latest gimmick to leave it with yet another big hole to fill in its budget. The Golden State’s new carbon-trading program is the world’s second largest, after the European Union’s. The stated goal is to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and another 80 percent by 2050. But California held its very first “carbon credit” auction last month — and it was a big disappointment. Under cap-and-trade, regulators set a limit on how much carbon dioxide a business or utility...
  • Consumer Confidence Plunges Over the Cliff

    12/07/2012 9:37:57 AM PST · by John W · 4 replies
    wallstcheatsheet.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Eric McWhinnie
    Despite a better-than-expected November unemployment report, consumer confidence in the United States plummeted in December to its lowest level in four months. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s preliminary index on consumer sentiment dropped to 74.5 this month, sharply lower when compared to the 5-year high of 82.7 in November. It was the lowest reading since August and well below estimates. Economists polled in a survey expected a median of 82.0, with the 67 economists projecting the figure to range between 80.0 and 88.0. Economists surveyed by Reuters placed a median forecast of 82.4 on the report. The fiscal cliff, a...
  • Five Policy Reasons and Five Political Reasons Why Republicans...

    12/07/2012 9:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The politicians claim that they are negotiating about how best to reduce the deficit. That irks me because our fiscal problem is excessive government spending. Red ink is merely a symptom of that underlying problem. But that’s a rhetorical gripe. My bigger concern is that politicians are prevaricating. They’re really talking about higher taxes in order to enable a bigger burden of government spending, not less red ink. I make this point in an interview on Fox Business Network.This is the point where I often elaborate on issues raised in the interview, but let’s instead build on the discussion to...
  • $100K in jewelry stolen from Calif. Rep. Issa home

    12/07/2012 9:27:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    ny post/AP ^ | december 7, 2012
    VISTA, Calif. — San Diego County authorities say $100,000 worth of jewelry has been stolen in a burglary at the home of California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa. U-T San Diego says more than 50 items, including watches, rings, earrings and bracelets, were taken from the Vista home on Nov. 29. No arrests have been made.
  • The end of the airman's pin-up

    12/07/2012 9:25:47 AM PST · by Living Free in NH · 104 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7 December 2012 | Helen Pow
    The end of the airman's pin-up: U.S. Air Force orders pictures of naked women to be taken down after sexual assaults soar All active, reserve and Air National Guard units have 10 days to complete the sweep for offensive images Air Force believes pin-ups are contributing to a rise in sexual assaults Over 700 cases of sexual assault were reported in 2012, 100 more than 2011 By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 09:43 EST, 7 December 2012 Pictures and calendars featuring half-naked women will be stripped from U.S. Air Force work spaces and public areas under a widespread inspection to stamp out...
  • Gangnam Style singer rapped about killing American soldiers ( will perform at White House )

    12/07/2012 9:23:45 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral “Gangnam Style” video, seems so warm and friendly. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot: ... He’d get along swell with troop-hating Soulja Boy or cop-killer advocates Ice-T and NWA... PSY will be performing for the White House in a Christmas extravaganza airing on TNT Dec. 21.