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  • The Sebelius Coverup

    12/10/2012 10:49:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson, senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute
    ".... likely in concert with the White House — and to the chagrin of many HHS employees — Sebelius and other senior HHS officials decided that word could too easily get out about the firewall project. If it did, it would alert people to UnitedHealth Group’s having gained a potentially huge competitive advantage — a political concern for the White House on the cusp of the election, especially in light of the crony capitalism charges that have plagued this administration. Therefore, HHS, under Sebelius’s leadership, suspended work on the firewall and told United-Health Group not to alert the SEC to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 10-14, 2012

    12/10/2012 10:49:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 10-14,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • The Distributional Issue ... is Extremely Important

    12/10/2012 10:48:27 AM PST · by ksen · 110 replies
    Economist's View ^ | 12/10/2012 | Mark Thoma
    Dean Baker responds to inconsistent worries about robots displacing labor and the ability of a smaller number of workers per retiree to support Social Security: ... we seem to be seeing rapid improvements in productivity growth ... that are drastically reducing the demand for labor. Yet all the gains from these improvements seem to be going to owners of capital as the labor share of output has been falling sharply. The distributional issue ... is extremely important, both for workers who are not seeing gains in living standards, and also for the economy as a whole, since a continual upward...
  • Hillary Clinton Nominated for Tipperary Peace Prize

    12/10/2012 10:47:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 01:05 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary has been nominated for this year’s Tipperary International Peace Award. … Previous winners of the prestigious Irish prize include former South African President Nelson Mandela, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and former President Bill Clinton. …
  • Half of America: I'd kill to protect my own

    12/10/2012 10:46:31 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Survey reveals stunning attitudes about surviving in catastrophe Editor’s note: This is another in a series of “WND/WENZEL POLLS” conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. Nearly half of Americans would expect serious, sustained life-threatening civil unrest within two weeks of a major catastrophe, such as an EMP attack that would destroy electronics, according to a new poll. Another huge percentage say they would expect further deterioration after two weeks, but for many, that development would be irrelevant, because they expect they would be dead by then. The sobering the new poll by...
  • Tennis star Novak buys up world's supply of donkey cheese at £400 a pound for new restaurant chain

    12/10/2012 10:42:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 December 2012 | Neil Sears
    Some of us might find the idea of donkey milk cheese hard to stomach at any price. However, aficionados of the rare delicacy are apparently prepared to pay up to £400 a pound for it. And from next year, even that will not be enough to secure a supply, after tennis star Novak Djokovic bought up the entire 2013 output of the Serbian farm which produces it. The cheese, known as pule, will be one of the key attractions at a chain of restaurants the Wimbledon champion and world number one is opening in his Serbian homeland. By agreeing to...
  • 2nd bite to challenge Obama's eligibility?

    12/10/2012 10:41:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 44 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Famous justice has had 'serious questions' about birth certificate A longstanding eligibility case challenging Barack Obama’s presence in the White House soon could be headed to the state Supreme Court in Alabama, where one justice already in a court filing has questioned the authenticity of Obama’s documentation, and the incoming chief justice is a dyed-in-the-wool Constitution supporter with little tolerance for those who want to bypass the document. The move is pending in an eligibility challenge brought by Hugh McInnish and others against the Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman. The case most recently was turned down by a state...
  • Our Government-Created Financial Crisis (Walter Williams)

    12/10/2012 10:40:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 12, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, "Williams, you'd have to be a lunatic to do that!" But that's precisely what we've done: turned to the people who created our fiscal crisis to fix it. I have never read a better account of our doing just that than in John A. Allison's new book, "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure." Allison is the former CEO of Branch Banking and Trust, the nation's 10th largest bank. He assembles...
  • Poll: Republicans Lack Popular National Leader

    12/10/2012 10:38:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 09:52 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The Republican Party doesn’t have a leader who is looked upon favorably by a majority of Americans, according to a Politico/George Washington University poll. Defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, each garnered only 47 percent approval, according to the poll. …
  • Failed Felsenthal - Reuters Reporter Ruins Reason

    12/10/2012 10:38:22 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 2 replies
    “Washington is a fine place for journalists to live as well as to brown-nose. It has plenty of the only type of people who can stand journalists -- other journalists -- and plenty of the only kind of people journalists get any real information from -- other journalists. — P.J. O'Rourke” All the media is an echo chamber and all its reporters are merely mimes. This truism was confirmed by my friend Brian Patrick, a tenured professor of communications and the charming chap who penned the academic foreword to my book Shooting The Bull. Brain speaks eloquently about the “cloud...
  • The Fully Monti: Yields Spike on Italian PM Resigns, Venezuela Yield Drops

    12/10/2012 10:36:05 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/10/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Italian government bond yields jumped on Monday after Prime Minister Mario Monti’s decision to step down early raised worries over the future pace at which the heavily indebted country reforms its economy. While investors are clearly nervous about Mario Monti’s resignation as PM of Italy, investors seem to be signalling increased optimism about Venezuela’s Chavez’s return of cancer. Venezuelan bonds surged, sending benchmark yields to a five-year low, as speculation mounted that President Hugo Chavez will be unable to complete his third term after he acknowledged a recurrence of his cancer. I am sure that Hugo Chavez would have preferred...
  • Mass migration from Mexico may be history (Michael Barone)

    12/10/2012 10:30:27 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 8, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is. Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010. Pew said 20,000 more people moved to Mexico from the United States than from there to here in those years. That's a vivid contrast with the years 1995 to 2000, when net inflow from Mexico was 2.2 million people.Because there was net Mexican immigration until 2007, when...
  • Liberty of Floridians threatened by "Seven50" initiative

    12/10/2012 10:28:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/10/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Destroying the sovereignty and freedom of United States citizens is well underway with a new doublespeak plan called Seven50, just another euphemism for Globalism through Regionalism. Flying under the radar, federal bureaucrats and alphabet agencies have joined with local politicians in 7 Florida counties in imposing The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), a United Nations created plan which divests Americans of Constitutionally guaranteed liberty by introducing social collectivism. Vero Beach County Commissioner Bob Solari warns that the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) being pushed by HUD, the EPA, and the USDOT is representative of a culture which believes “government can never be...
  • Dick Armey Blasts Losing GOP: They Said “Stupid Things”

    12/10/2012 10:19:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 10:05 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month’s congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday. Dick Armey, who until recently led the conservative group FreedomWorks, said some GOP candidates said “stupid things” that party leaders should have taught them to avoid saying. He said Republicans had a lot of candidates who did “dumb things” during their campaigns. Armey, a former Republican House majority leader from Texas, did not specifically mention controversial comments about rape by GOP Senate candidates in Indiana and Missouri that contributed to...
  • European renewable power grid rocked by cyber-attack

    12/10/2012 10:11:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10 December 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    A German power utility specialising in renewable energy was hit by a serious cyber-attack two weeks ago that lasted five days, knocking its internet communications systems offline, in the first confirmed digital assault against a European grid operator. “It was a DOS (‘Denial Of Service’) attack with a botnet behind it,” Boris Schucht, the CEO of 50Hertz told EurActiv on the fringes of a Brussels renewables conference. “It blocked our internet domains so that in the first hours, all email and connectivity via the internet was blocked.” DOS attacks involve thousands of requests being sent to a server each second...
  • No decision in 'stand your ground' claim in unrelated case heard by Zimmerman judge

    12/10/2012 10:05:35 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jeff Weiner
    <p>On Monday Circuit Judge Debra Nelson heard testimony in the case of James Fraleigh, a Casselberry man who is accused of striking a neighbor with a shovel. Fraleigh says he did so in self-defense after the neighbor, Dylan Wells, attacked him.</p>
  • Nugent: Bob Costas is dead wrong

    12/10/2012 10:01:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Ted Nugent
    As you read this, know that by the time you finish, somewhere in America a fellow citizen will use a gun to stop a crime and save a life. Opining on the Kansas City Chief football player who murdered his girlfriend and then blew out his own brains in front of his coach, the otherwise great sports announcer, Bob Costas, blamed the murder-suicide on easy access to guns. He lives in a strange fairyland of ignorance and denial. If there were a free speech penalty for blundering ignorance, a penalty flag would have been tossed at Mr. Costas. Just as...
  • Teen Stabbed At San Jose Christmas In The Park Event

    12/10/2012 9:53:20 AM PST · by null and void · 15 replies
    CBS Local San Francisco ^ | December 9, 2012 10:13 AM
    Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose (CBS) SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 14-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park event on Saturday night, a police spokesman said. Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at Plaza de Cesar Chavez near Almaden Boulevard and Park Avenue at about 8:50 p.m., San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said. Arriving officers found a teenage boy who had been stabbed at least once, Morales said. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not expected to be life...
  • Want to sell insurance on the Obamacare exchanges? There’s a (3.5%) fee for that.

    12/10/2012 9:41:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Sarah Kliff
    <p>The Obama administration is proposing a new way to finance the health law’s insurance exchanges: A fee levied on the insurers who sell in the marketplace.</p> <p>Health and Human Services will operate a health insurance exchange in all states that decline to set up the marketplace themselves. In order to finance the exchange’s operations, new draft regulations released Friday envision health plans paying a “user fee” if they want to sell in that space.</p>
  • Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Crime

    12/10/2012 9:36:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    Asia News recently reported how the misogynist crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be a “widespread traditional practice” in “rural areas and more remote areas of Indonesia, particularly the island of Java.” The story makes sure to remind us, naturally, that while this crime is being perpetrated in a Muslim country, the crime “is not a rule set in a rigid manner by the precepts of Islam.” It is only widespread, we are consoled, because of the actions of “the more extreme and integral fringe.” In her coverage of this news report, freedom fighter Pamela Geller shrewdly asks...
  • Best water purification systems, recharge systems for Preppers?

    12/10/2012 9:34:21 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 64 replies
    Emergency Essentials ^ | 10 December 2012 | Sales Literature
    With the downward spiral of society and the economy ensured by Obama's narrow reelection, I am now looking at gear to ensure, or at least greatly improve, my family's survival when TSHTF.I have 3-4 months supply of food including canned goods, dried goods, MREs and stuff we use regularly. I have ammunition and firearms to protect it and a couple of alternative escape plans just in case. I also have a hand-crank radio and lighting to ensure communication and illumination. Last election season also helped us define which neighbors would be potential allies, most of them military veterans including a...
  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 9:27:44 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 194 replies
    12/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...gambling, rock music, etc, etc? Now, this thread isn't about debating what is sin and what isn't or what constitutes sin or doesn't. Please don't hijack this thread over the issues that I listed. Thank you. This thread is about our changing culture - and let's face it, more and more denominations/churches are ever so slowly moving towards tolerance and/or acceptance of homosexual marriage. The rest in the list (following gay marriage) that I included in the thread were put there to show that if you look back far enough at various denomination's church bylaws some churches were once against...
  • December is Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month

    12/10/2012 9:27:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Robert Spencer has started an illuminating new daily series at Jihad Watch: Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month. Running through the month of December, it was inspired by the Pat Condell video above, which utterly destroys the trumped-up and manipulative propaganda concept of "Islamophobia Awareness Month." Toward the end of the video, Condell says that a Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month would be much more appropriate, and Robert took him up on it. Spencer explains: "After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur'an kills many, many more...
  • Obama Christmas Card vs. Bush Christmas Card

    12/10/2012 9:24:40 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 43 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 12/10/12 | trn
    Another Christmas card from the White House that has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. No mention whatsoever on this 'Holiday' card. Compare that to the card sent out by the Bush White House
  • Secrets of the Viking Sword

    12/10/2012 9:24:14 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    PBS (NOVA) ^ | 10-10-2012
    Here's a link to a page with a nice video from Nova, about Viking swords, for all you Viking history buffs out there... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-viking-sword.html
  • Office supplies chain, Staples, to offer in-store 3D printing

    12/10/2012 9:22:15 AM PST · by null and void · 21 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 12/7/12 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Announcement marks first time major franchise will carry technology Staples, the popular office supplies store, has announced that its Printing Systems Division will work with Mcor Technologies Ltd. to launch a low-cost, full-color 3D printing service called “Staples Easy 3D”. The program will be hosted online and offers everyone from architects to engineers to parents the ability to create photo-realistic 3D printed products. All that’s needed is an electronic design file be uploaded to the online Staples Office Center. After that, the user can head down to the store to pick up the finished model, or otherwise opt to have...
  • Obama's "Gangland" - "Gangham" Style Christmas Party!

    12/10/2012 9:22:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-10-2102 | MOTUS
    Quelle surprise!  Lady M went classical for the Christmas in Washington celebration party last night! Roman tunic style. (snip)likely it was inspired by Quo Vadis: (snip)Anyway, it was another great holiday extravaganza. (snip)with The Christmas Song performed by the man-of-the-moment, South Korean Neon-rapper PSY. (snip)Some people considered it inappropriate for him to perform(snip)due to the "inflammatory and inappropriate language" he used during anti-U.S. protests(snip) Then I found out that he went to college in the U.S. – say no more - he gets a pass. He must have learned his history and grievance politics right here in the good old...
  • Google saves $2B in taxes by sheltering $10B in revenue in Bermuda

    12/10/2012 9:18:06 AM PST · by Obadiah · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 12/10/2012 | Shara Tibken
    Google avoided about $2 billion in global income taxes last year by shifting $9.8 billion in revenue into a Bermuda shell company, Bloomberg reported. That level is almost double the total from three years ago, Bloomberg said, citing a Nov. 21 regulatory filing by a Google subsidiary in the Netherlands. And it allowed Google to cut its overall tax rate almost in half. Google's action -- moving about 80 percent of its total pretax profit from 2011 to tax-free Bermuda -- isn't illegal. On the contrary, many companies have taken similar steps in recent years to avoid paying steep taxes....
  • Ignore the doom merchants, Britain should get fracking

    12/10/2012 9:14:19 AM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    telegraph.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | Boris Johnson
    If it were not so serious there would be something ludicrous about the reaction of the green lobby to the discovery of big shale gas reserves in this country. Here we are in the fifth year of a downturn. We have pensioners battling fuel poverty. We have energy firms jacking up their prices. We have real worries about security of energy supply – a new building like the Shard needs four times as much juice as the entire town of Colchester. Our nukes are so high-maintenance that the cost of disposing of their spent fuel rods is put at about...
  • A Gangnam Style Apology for Getting Caught (Should the USA just let South Korea fend for herself?)

    12/10/2012 9:09:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/10/2012 | Bryan Preston
    South Korean rapper Psy --- you may have heard of him --- spent time during the last decade attending anti-American protests in his country. He even rapped the following about the Americans: Kill those Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers/Kill them slowly and painfully Psy is meeting President Obama Sunday and will be in a Christmas TV special with him that airs on December 21. Those old lyrics about killing Americans "slowly and painfully" are suddenly a problem for him.So here comes the “sorry I...
  • Atheists around world suffer persecution, discrimination: report. (And Christians do not?)

    12/10/2012 9:08:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | December 10, 2012 | Robert Evans
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination in many parts of the world and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a report issued on Monday. The study, from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), showed that "unbelievers" in Islamic countries face the most severe - sometimes brutal - treatment at the hands of the state and adherents of the official religion.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHURCH BUILDING, 12-10-12

    12/10/2012 9:07:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-10-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHURCH BUILDING In ecclesiastical law a church is a sacred structure devoted to divine worship for the principal purpose of being used by all the faithful for public divine worship. An oratory is different from a church in that it is not principally destined for public worship by all the faithful even though, in the case of a public oratory, they have the right to go there. so, too, a shrine, if principally destined to honor a particular saint in a given locality, is not technically a church. All items in this dictionary are from Fr....
  • The season for imagining inclusive prosperity

    12/10/2012 9:04:08 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Faith, Economy, Ecology ^ | Dec 10, 2012 | The Nuns on a Bus
    The Christmas season’s consumer spending and gift-giving frenzy all evolved from the story of Jesus’ birth, which, according to St. Luke, began with Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem to register so they could pay their taxes: “[T]here went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed .“(Luke 2:1) A financial transaction tax is one way that lawmakers could solve the dilemma of how to raise revenues to serve the common good, perhaps following the example of another cast of characters at the nativity scene: the three wise men. Obviously our world is significantly larger than the...
  • Boehner must go

    12/10/2012 9:01:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah declares GOP leader 'a total failure as speaker of the House' It’s not possible for Republicans to dump Barack Obama in the next four years. They have blown their opportunity to do that. But the next best thing they can do right now is to dump John Boehner as speaker of the House. Though Boehner has been portrayed in the media as some kind of hardliner who is intransigent and unwilling to compromise, the truth is that he is the opposite. He is an appeaser. He is an enabler. He is an accommodationist. Boehner began waving the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 10, 2012

    12/10/2012 8:54:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
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  • Willfully blind to reality of jihad

    12/10/2012 8:54:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller exposes 'primary goal of millions of Muslims' Academics produce “studies” that are advancing the ridiculous fiction that “anti-Muslim fringe groups dominated the mass media via displays of fear and anger” after 9/11 that “stoked public fears that Muslims are secretly plotting to overthrow the U.S. government.” “Anti-Muslim fringe groups” are responsible for that idea? Osama, Anwar Awlaki, Sheikh Qaradawi, et al have made no secret of it. And yet it is somehow the fault of champions of freedom. This is what passes for research and analysis at a major American university today. It’s a sign of how...
  • A real cliff of incompetence, excuses

    12/10/2012 8:50:11 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 4 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 12/07/12 | Bill Fleckenstein
    OK, everyone, buckle up. This is going to be a bumpy ride. First off, I would like to turn to our eventual funding crisis. Yes, I have been talking about this for some time, and no, it hasn't started yet. But it will. One day the markets will take the printing press away from central bankers by spurning their bonds, and governments needing to get their debt funded will see rates rise dramatically. Whether it will start here, in Japan or somewhere else I don't know, nor do I know when it will start. But I do know that the...
  • GOP fires author of copyright reform paper

    12/10/2012 8:49:45 AM PST · by ksen · 27 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 12/7/2012 | Cory Doctorow
    Derek Khanna, the Republican House staffer who wrote an eminently sensible paper on copyright reform that was retracted less than a day later has been fired. So much for the GOP's drive to attract savvy, net-centric young voters. After all, this is the party that put SOPA's daddy in charge of the House Tech and Science Committee. But it's pretty terrible for Khanna -- what a shabby way of dealing with dissent within your ranks. Staffer axed by Republican group over retracted copyright-reform memo [Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica] (via /.)
  • Funny Zombies (Van Nitty)

    12/10/2012 8:47:31 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 56 replies
    By Laz
    Sorry, folks, I still find it impossible to write about serious political topics right now. It's as if the United States is 180-degrees out of phase with reality.I now know what it was like to be a dedicated Communist when the USSR broke up.So, on to sillier topics: ZOMBIES ARE PEOPLE TOO!http://zombierightscampaign.org/ "The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." - Jane Addams "'Life' includes 'undead existence'." - The ZRCDON'T BE A LIFEIST! Discrimination against the Undead is ILLEGAL!Never use phrases like: Zombies smell...
  • RINO Michigan governor prevented from imposing ObamaCare on state

    12/10/2012 8:47:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/10/2012 | Doug Book
    In November, Michigan voters roundly defeated ballot Proposal 2, a union-sponsored measure “…which would have amended the state constitution to guarantee collective bargaining rights to public and private-sector employees.” (1) For the first 2 years of his term, Governor Rick Snyder had consistently advised Michigan organized labor to keep such a proposal off the ballot. “My concern is that [the proposal] could start a whole divisive atmosphere of other people trying to put right-to-work on the ballot,” explained Snyder. (1) Of course those “other people” so feared by the timid governor were fellow Republicans in the Michigan legislature! In point...
  • NTSB To Help Investigate Plane Crash That Killed Singer Jenni Rivera

    12/10/2012 8:45:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    AP/CBSLA.com) ^ | December 10, 2012 6:42 AM
    The National Transportation Safety Board has been called in to help investigate the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera and six others in northern Mexico over the weekend. Rivera, 43, had performed a concert in Monterrey, Mexico before boarding a Learjet25 early Sunday morning. The flight took off around 3:30 a.m. and was reported missing 10 minutes later after airport officials lost contact with the pilots, Mexican authorities said. Rivera’s makeup artist, lawyer and publicist, as well as the flight crew are all believed to be among those killed in the crash, CBS News reports.
  • Who’s Dropping A Beat Into Boston? (poss. end to 96.9 talk?)

    12/10/2012 8:45:16 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 12/10/12 | Lance Venta
    Domain registrations are pointing to yet another major format change in Boston. 969BostonsBeat.com, 969TheBeat.com, BostonsBeat969.com, Power969.com, Variety969.com, and TheStreets969.com were all anonymously registered last week. The domains were all registered using the same registrar normally used by Greater Media, owner of 96.9 WTKK Boston. WTKK rebranded as “NewsTalk 96.9” in September following changes at two of its direct competitors in the market. Since that time WTKK’s growth has been stagnant, while Entercom Talk 680 WRKO and CBS News 1030 WBZ have both shown growth in election season and the demise of Clear Channel’s “Talk 1200” WXKS. Reading the tea leaves...
  • Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

    12/10/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 68 replies
    FOX8 WGHP ^ | 12/10/12 | Joe Borlik
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.</p> <p>U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.</p>
  • This is what ‘Saudi America’ looks like {McDonalds is offering a $300 signing bonus}

    12/10/2012 8:37:58 AM PST · by thackney · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/08/2012 | Chris Hayes
    Right now in Dickinson, North Dakota, the local McDonalds is offering a $300 signing bonus to new employees. You heard that right, with a 7.7% nationwide unemployment rate, and persistently sluggish job growth and wage stagnation, the labor market of this one town in North Dakota is so tight, and employers are so desperate for workers, they’re offering a signing bonus for a job slinging fries. And it’s not just Dickinson, unemployment in the entire state is 3.1%, GDP growth for the state is 7.6%, and housing there is in such short supply that one bedrooms are renting for more...
  • The Only Thing Left for the Republican Party is its Obituary

    12/10/2012 8:34:02 AM PST · by Starman417 · 55 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-12 | Michael Henkins
    Despite its own insistence that it is very much alive, the Republican Party has now joined the crowd invisible. The sad pathetic truth of its demise is that those who once believed in it, and cared deeply for it, are no longer around to bury it with dignity. Its corpse has now become the dancing play thing of Washington D.C. consulting firms and lobbyist. The most ironic fact of the Republican Party’s death is that it was not a showdown at high noon on Capitol Hill that killed it. Nor a rare exotic virus that provided the mortal blow. It...
  • 13 Gifts from Obama

    12/10/2012 8:25:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    CCHF ^ | 12-5-12 | twila brase
    With just 20 days until Christmas, the White House has sent you seven gifts -- and it's not seven swans a-swimming. You may decide these shouldn't be called gifts. I agree. He's given us a stack of proposed Obamacare rules prepared well before the election and released to the public just two days before, and eight days after, Thanksgiving. In a nutshell, here is what's inside these 871 pages of federal regulatory "gift-wrapping": · Health Insurance Market Rules (131 pp) - rules on ending health insurance (as we know it no pre-existing condition exclusions) and nationalizing coverage, leading to higher...
  • Battleground Poll: Hike taxes on rich (so say 60% of respondents)

    12/10/2012 8:24:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2012 | James Hohmann
    An American appetite for tax hikes gives President Barack Obama leverage in fiscal cliff negotiations.A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60 percent of respondents support raising taxes on households that earn more than $250,000 a year and 64 percent want to raise taxes on large corporations.
  • Perverse Welfare Incentives

    12/10/2012 8:23:52 AM PST · by eagleye85
    Eagleye Blog ^ | December 10, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    What if you had to choose between your child learning to read and making ends meet each month? Before child labor laws were passed, the solution for the poor seemed to be to pull kids out of schools and place them to work in factories or other employment. For some today, argues Nicholas D. Kristof in a recent column, the solution may be to make sure their kids don’t learn to read. That way the parents can continue to collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) checks. “This is what poverty sometimes looks like in America: parents here in Appalachian hill country...
  • Obama's stealthy education takeover

    12/10/2012 8:21:28 AM PST · by Perseverando · 90 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Barbara Simpson
    Exclusive: Barbara Simpson exposes nationwide 'dumbing down of America's children' Snip: They explained classes would be reconfigured, curriculum content was being revised, teachers are being retrained on how to teach and what to teach, how every student would have a laptop, books were to be virtually phased out – but some new books would be created for this whole new education system. We were told it would take a couple of years to get everything in place, but by the time that happens, it would be in every school and every grade in California. There was no question of refusing...
  • Yep: Bankrupt Obama-stimulus recipient goes to the highest bidder, the highest bidder being China

    12/10/2012 8:19:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Let me get my obligatory free-trade qualifier out of the way here first: It's not so much that there's anything at all wrong with businesses buying and selling on the international arena, because foreign markets may have demands for products we don't, and we all stand to make money off of one another in a mutually beneficial and productive way. Free-trade is not a zero-sum game, and everybody wins.The problem here is that in the case of A123 Systems, a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric cards, the Obama administration spoon-fed hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money into...