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  • GAO hits Medicaid on waste

    12/11/2012 8:34:43 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/12 5:06 AM EST | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The Medicaid program has government employees and contractors doing some of the exact same work, which is wasting government time and money, according to a new Government Accountability Office report released Monday. Medicare, meanwhile, could better use data programmed into claims processing systems to stop fraud, GAO said in a separate report. GAO made the recommendations in reports requested by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and others. The reports come as lawmakers are likely to look to both programs for potential savings in the fiscal cliff negotiations and are part of the constant effort on Capitol Hill to...
  • December 21: Mayan Apocalypse Believer Camps out at French Doomsday Mountain

    12/11/2012 8:33:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Dec 2012
    Meet the 30-year-old plumber and Mayan apocalypse believer who has been camping below Mount Bugarach for a week, waiting for the end of the world. Sparked by rumours on the internet, dedicated believers including Ludovic Broquet hope that the peak might provide a refuge from the impending apocalypse which dedicated followers of the Mayan calendar think will come about just 4 days before Christmas. December 21 marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar. The 30-year old Mr Brouquet, a plumber and apocalypse believer travelled from Bordeaux for the occasion. He has been camping in the mountains near...
  • Atheist to drop nativity scene lawsuit

    12/11/2012 8:25:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 12.06.12 | Melissa Cutler
    DALLAS - A San Antonio man says he plans to drop his lawsuit against the city of Athens for putting up a nativity scene in front of the Henderson County courthouse as a Christmas decoration. But he isn't giving up his fight. In short, atheist Patrick Green said it's no longer a fair fight because Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has offered to step in and assist the city or the county. Greene's original suit claims the city is helping fund the display, which is a violation of both state and federal law. But he doesn't believe his suit will...
  • HHS Tells States It Will Not Fund Partial Medicaid Expansion

    12/11/2012 8:24:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Kaiser health news ^ | Dec 10, 2012 | By Phil Galewitz and Mary Agnes Carey
    The Obama administration answered a key question from governors on Monday with a clear "no": States may not expand Medicaid only part of the way and still get the additional federal funding provided in the Affordable Care Act. The decision, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a letter sent to governors, is significant because after the Supreme Court ruling in June made the Medicaid expansion optional, several states have floated the idea of a less generous expansion than called for in the federal health law. In a letter to governors, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, shown here...
  • Kurdistan leader vows to defend claims over disputed city

    12/11/2012 8:23:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe
    reuters.com ^ | December 10, 2012
    Iraqi Kurdistan's president vowed to protect Kurdish interests during a visit to the city of Kirkuk on Monday, in a show of defiance of Iraq's central government over disputed territory and oil. Tensions are running high between autonomous Kurdistan and Baghdad after both sent troops to reinforce areas along their disputed internal border, bringing them close to confrontation in their long-running feud. Dressed in military uniform and flanked by troops, Kurdistan's President Masoud Barzani visited Kurdish-controlled areas of Kirkuk, a city long seen as a flashpoint for Arab-Kurdish tensions after the U.S. military withdrawal a year ago. "Kurds, throughout history,...
  • Churches Face Challenge on Same-Sex Unions

    12/11/2012 8:21:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Dec 2012 | Tim Ross
    Churches could be sued by homosexual rights activists who want same-sex marriage, the Government has admitted.The Coalition yesterday announced new proposals to legalise same-sex weddings in churches, synagogues and other faith organisations that choose to opt in. The Church of England and the Church in Wales are to be explicitly banned by law from holding same-sex weddings under the Bill. Maria Miller, the equalities minister, promised that “watertight” protections would prevent religious organisations from being forced to conduct same-sex weddings against their wishes. However, she admitted that the Government was powerless to prevent campaigners bringing legal action against churches in...
  • Graffiti gang who caused £150,000 worth of damage to trains described by judge as “talented artists”

    12/11/2012 8:21:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:13 EST, 11 December 2012 | Kerry McDermott
    A judge described a graffiti gang who caused £150,000 ($242,000) worth of damage in planned attacks on trains as “talented artists”, as he locked them up for a combined total of almost four years. Keiron Cummings, 21, Alex Rowe, 22, and Billy McColl, 17, targeted train and tube carriages across London in a three-year campaign described as vandalism on “an industrial scale”. The trio, who called themselves “SMT”, caused huge disruption to train services by spraying their tag onto carriages under cover of darkness. But Judge Henry Blacksell said the defendants had “got talent”, and that he would pass the...
  • Lawyer Says Nativity Was Illegal; Century Declares Nativity Scene Surplus

    12/11/2012 8:18:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    The Town of Century has declared their nativity scene as surplus property and will sell it to the highest bidder, months after an attorney for a Wisconsin group that represents agnostics and atheists sent letters to the town claiming that a nativity display on public property is illegal.A nativity scene had been displayed in front of the Century Town Hall for several years. It was displayed for a just a few days during the 2011 Christmas season, but was removed because it was basically falling apart due to age.In a July 17, 2012, NorthEscambia.com story about the Century Town Council’s...
  • Birger Stromsheim, Hero on Skis in an Anti-Nazi Raid, Dies at 101

    12/11/2012 8:16:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 9, 2012 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    There was no Google Earth, no Gore-Tex and only a modest measure of hope on the February night in 1943 when six Norwegians parachuted into the remote and frigid Telemark region of their home country for an outdoor challenge like few others. They had skis and explosives and a destination: the German-controlled Norsk Hydro facility, high on an isolated and snowy ridge. The Norwegians intended to destroy equipment inside that the Germans were using to produce what is known as heavy water, a crucial ingredient in making a nuclear weapon and one they feared the Nazis would use to build...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Congratulates Michigan Right To Work Law

    12/11/2012 8:14:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    Rand Paul Senate ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul Statement on Michigan Right to Work Law Rand Paul Dec 11, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. -Sen. Rand Paul issued the following statement regarding Michigan's recently passed right to work legislation. "I offer my congratulations to the Michigan state legislature on their hard work on and passage of freedom in the workplace legislation, and to Gov. Rick Snyder for signing these bills into law, making Michigan the country's 24th Right to Work state," Sen. Paul said. "No one should be forced to join or pay dues in order to work. Voluntary associations will both preserve worker freedom and...
  • Authorities Scramble to Kill off Fictional Swede

    12/11/2012 8:11:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Dec 12
    The Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) scrambled this week to block a personal identification number, linked to Wednesday's date, which could have given a newborn boy a lengthy and somewhat confusing health record. Tolvan Tolvansson (tolv means "twelve" in Swedish) is constantly ill and pops up at hospitals and clinics across the country. At one point, he was both pregnant and suffering prostate cancer, medical journal Dagens Medecin reports. Tolvansson has also been pronounced dead on numerous occasions. Yet he is a completely fictional character, made up for health care staff to learn their way around different databases. He never really...
  • Teachers Unions Shut Down School Districts to Protest Right-To-Work Law

    12/11/2012 8:04:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    With Michigan teachers unions outraged over the state’s new right-to-work law that allows teachers to work without joining the union, the state’s current teachers are preparing to close down schools in protest. To recap: unions are bankrupting Michigan schools and shutting them down as the localities run out of money. To stop that, Michiganders passed a right-to-work law. Now, in protest of that right-to-work law, unions want to shut down schools.
  • George Soros Funded Human Rights Watch Turns Their Back On Genocide

    12/11/2012 7:58:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 10, 2012 | Wolff Bachner
    It is truly hard to fathom how any human rights organization could engage in an internal debate about whether or not the behavior of Iran toward the nation of Israel constitutes a human rights violation. Yet unbelievably, this is exactly what is going on behind the scenes at George Soros funded Human Rights Watch. According to a scathing article by David Feith in the respected Wall Street Journal, Mr. Sid Sheinberg, Vice Chairman of Human Rights Watch, sent a stunning email recently to colleagues. In the email, Mr. Sheinberg makes a powerful observation about the conduct of his organization: “Sitting still while Iran claims a...
  • Michigan Union Goon who Threatened to shoot ID'd (Nice lipstick pic-lol)

    12/11/2012 7:57:43 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 20 replies
    Dana Loesch has been doing quick work on identifyingthe union thugs in Michigan who attacked and threatened a conservative reporter from Fox News. She identifies one goon as Chris Opalewski who yelled “I’ll kill a [the?] motherf**ker with a gun! I killed 20 motherf**kers with a gun!” According to his myspace page, it seem he may well have had the chance as some photos show him posing with weapons and he claims he is a 4 year army vet. Among other interesting pics of this tough guy is this one:
  • Can Jeb Bush sway the GOP on taxes, debt?

    12/11/2012 7:57:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Jeff Smith
    Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is a potential GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential election. (CNN) -- No American family embodies mainstream Republicanism more than the Bushes, noted a New York Times article this year. For three generations, Bush men have occupied towering positions in the party pantheon, and the party's demographic and ideological shifts can be traced through the branches of the Bush family tree: from Prescott, the blue-blooded Eisenhower Republican, and George H.W. Bush, the transitional figure who tried and failed to emulate the approach of the New Right, to George W. Bush, who embodied the new...
  • U.S. oil prices could sink to $50

    12/11/2012 7:54:12 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Steve Hargreaves
    U.S. oil prices could sink to $50 a barrel at some point over the next two years, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. But don't expect a corresponding drop in gas prices. Merrill analysts expect U.S. oil prices to still average about $90 a barrel over the same time period. Global oil prices meanwhile, which more closely dictate the price of gasoline in the United States, are expected to remain high as growth in global oil supplies lags population growth and economic output. The drop in U.S. oil prices would likely be temporary, caused by the difficulty...
  • Michigan right to work: Disappointed protesters return to Muskegon

    12/11/2012 7:50:31 PM PST · by quantim · 31 replies
    mlive.com ^ | December 11, 2012 at 7:37 | Delal Pektas
    MUSKEGON, MI -- Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic right to work legislation Tuesday with thousands of protesters in the Capitol. Among them were at least five busloads of union members and supporters from the Muskegon area. All five buses left Tuesday morning and joined 10,000 other protesters in Lansing. Around 5:20 p.m., a bus full of disappointed protesters returned to the CIO hall on Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. “It wasn’t fair at all. It was partisan politics to its finest,” Don Kosheba of Ravenna said of the day's activities in the state House and Senate. “It’s bad for...
  • Secession petitions: Why Americans don't really want to break up

    12/11/2012 7:37:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | Sunday, December 9, 2012
    Independence movements are on the march in many Western countries, but the secessionists who have been making news in the US since last month's election are not, realistically, going anywhere. Americans are, in fact, unusually keen to stick together. Why is this? The USA is a divided country, we're often told, polarised in a cultural civil war between the blue and red bits on its map. Unlike almost all of their Western counterparts, however, Americans appear remarkably happy to stay together despite their differences. While separatist parties are thriving in Canada and Europe, recent bids to take individual states out...
  • NYPD sergeant photographed with Obama at 9/11 ceremony, Stephanie Moses, found dead in apparent

    12/11/2012 7:36:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    N Daily News ^ | 12/11/12 | Joe Kemp AND Rocco Parascandola
    An NYPD sergeant who rose to fame when she was photographed with President Obama during a 9/11 anniversary wreath ceremony last year was found dead in an apparent suicide at her Long Island home Tuesday, sources said. The body of Sgt. Stephanie Moses, 40, was found in her Baldwin home in the early afternoon with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the sources said. The 17-year veteran was a member of the department’s ceremonial unit.
  • Layoffs since the election

    12/11/2012 7:32:06 PM PST · by null and void · 9 replies
    Mostly DailyJobCuts.com ^ | 12/11/12 | nully
    Since the election: (Updated 12/11/12 at 7:30 PM PST)Layoffs and closures. Number of jobs lost listed where reported Organization Location # Laid off Running total Sector Notes Date Ace’s Sports Bar & Grill Dresden, OH 0 Restaurant Closure, no number reported 11/20/12 4 prisons OH 0 Government Facility closure 12/11/12 Adirondack Health Sarnac Lake, NY 17 17 Health 12/7/12 Advanced Auto Parts Andersonville. TN 80 97 Automotive 11/16/12 Aerodynamics, Inc Waterford TWP, 86 183 Service 12/6/12 AFL Quality Voorhees, NJ 63 246 Publishing 11/29/12 AFL Web Printing Secaucus, NJ 100 346 Publishing Plant Closure 12/3/12 AGC 70 416 Glass fabricator...
  • 'Cat burglar': Neighbourhood moggy with a magnetic collar responsible for spate of missing keys

    12/11/2012 7:27:35 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 10 Dec 2012
    Then they discovered the culprit, a genuine “cat burglar” who had made off with more than 20 sets of house and car keys. The neighbours discovered that Milo the neighbourhood moggy was stealing the keys – attached to his magnetic collar. The nine-year-old cat had been fitted with the collar to operate her cat flap and stop other cats sneaking into her home to steal her food. But the collar was also picking up the keys along with its adventures to other people’s homes. It was not until Kirsten Alexander, 27, spotted her pet coming through the cat flap with...
  • Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence voted the 'world's most desirable woman'

    12/11/2012 7:25:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 223 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11 December 2012
    Jennifer Lawrence has been voted the world's most desirable woman. The 22-year-old The Hunger Games star has been awarded the title in a new international poll released on Thursday by online men's magazine AskMen.com after winning over the majority of the 2.4 million voters with her down-to-earth attitude. Editor-In Chief James Bassil said: 'Overall, there's a sense that she's a little more authentic than other actors. 'She's fresh because we haven't seen her all over the gossip pages for the past three or four years.' The blonde beauty was followed in the top five by actress Mila Kunis, model Kate...
  • TO MI FROM LA: RIGHT TO WORK LAWS CAN BE DEADLY!! (2009 Murder)

    12/11/2012 7:25:05 PM PST · by Bill Russell · 12 replies
    Pelican Publishing Company ^ | 2/17/2009 | Author not listed, excerpt from LSU Archives
    A Killing in Louisiana (Ref the 1976 passage of Louisiana's Right to Work Law) “Jim Leslie has been murdered!” I yelled to my wife Lowayne who was still in bed. “He was shot in a motel parking lot in Baton Rouge!” “Surely not,” she said, as she joined me in the kitchen. “Yes, it’s true.” We huddled around the radio and listened to the rest of the alarming story. The reporter said that the early indications were that a hit man with ties to organized labor had killed him. Leslie was the architect of the public relations and advertising campaign...
  • Nikki Haley’s short list includes Tim Scott, Jenny Sanford

    12/11/2012 7:23:11 PM PST · by redk · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Aaron Blake
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has narrowed her list of potential Senate appointees down to five — including the state’s former first lady Jenny Sanford. A person close to the process confirms that the five names under “active consideration” are Sanford, Rep. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state attorney general Henry McMaster and Catherine Templeton, the director of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Galina Vishnevskaya, Soprano and Dissident, Dies at 86

    12/11/2012 6:56:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 11, 2012 | Jonathan Kandell
    Galina Vishnevskaya, an electrifying soprano who endured repression and exile as one of the postwar Soviet Union’s most prominent political dissidents, died on Monday in Moscow. She was 86.
  • ‘Dehumanizing’ Gays? Scalia Defends His Views on Banning Gay Marriage During Princeton Speech

    12/11/2012 6:55:52 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 54 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.
  • Rep. Amash Signals Revolt Against (Speaker of the House) Boehner

    12/11/2012 6:53:58 PM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, booted last week from his seat at the Budget Committee for not towing the GOP line, signaled a possible revolt against House Speaker John Boehner during an interview on Friday. In the interview with CNN’s Starting Point, Rep. Amash said he hasn’t committed to voting for Speaker Boehner when the House holds its all-important organizational vote early next year. “We’re going to see how the next few weeks go and whether he’s willing to make amends,” Rep. Amash said. “Right now I’m not very happy with the Speaker.” When the House re-convenes and organizes on January...
  • THE UNABRIDGED SECOND AMENDMENT

    12/11/2012 6:49:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    firearmsandliberty.com ^ | 1991 | J. Neil Schulman
    If you wanted to know all about the Big Bang, you'd ring up Carl Sagan, right ? And if you wanted to know about desert warfare, the man to call would be Norman Schwarzkopf, no question about it. But who would you call if you wanted the top expert on American usage, to tell you the meaning of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution ? That was the question I asked A.C. Brocki, editorial coordinator of the Los Angeles Unified School District and formerly senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Publishers -- who himself had been recommended to me...
  • Masked gunman kills self after opening fire at Oregon mall, killing 2

    12/11/2012 6:46:35 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Unatributed
    A gunman who witnesses say was wearing camouflage and a white plastic mask opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore., in a rampage that left three dead, including the shooter, and multiple wounded, police said. Authorities say police "neutralized" the gunman but have yet to elaborate on how he died. Witnesses described a harrowing scene, as the gunman appeared to be dressed in body armor while firing off an estimated 60 shots from a semi-automatic rifle. One witness told KPTV that the gunman ran past her and her boyfriend and "had the look of death in his eyes."
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for a ‘major strike’ after Michigan right-to-work laws pass

    12/11/2012 6:45:10 PM PST · by Justaham · 56 replies
    On MSNBC this afternoon, Rev. Jesse Jackson called for workers across the nation to hold a major one day strike in protest of the new ‘right-to-work’ laws that passed in Michigan today. “I never thought it would go this far north,” a disappointed Jackson said about the right-to-work movement. “And, yet, these workers in this state must fight back and draw a line in the sand.” Jackson called for a “major strike,” and a “major march on Washington.” “It’s time for a massive, dissident, direct action to bring about the ship in the flow of the wind,” he added.
  • Marriage Is A Private Matter That's None Of The Federal Government's Business

    12/11/2012 6:42:39 PM PST · by billflax · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/11/2012 | Bill Flax
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently opted for two cases pertaining to same-sex marriage. Windsor v. United States challenges the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Had Edith Windsor's deceased “spouse” been a man she would have been saved $363,000 in estate taxes. The other concerns the Ninth Circuit’s overturning Proposition 8; a successful ballot initiative which prevented same-sex marriage in California. Leave lawyering to lawyers, but when pendulums swing sometimes they return like wrecking balls smacking those who previously prodded the pendulum. Government, at least Washington, should not interfere in marriage. It has, sometimes at the insistence of those most adamantly...
  • Human Rights Day in Canada: from ‘never again’ to ‘til next time’

    12/11/2012 6:42:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-10-12 | Jonathon van Maren
    Today, as some of you may know, is celebrated worldwide as “Human Rights Day,” where politicians and leaders of all stripes and ideologies climb onto their bully pulpits and loudly endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was first adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. One suspects, however, that the majority of these politicians have not read this Declaration—or at the very least, that this Declaration would undoubtedly fail miserably if voted upon today in the Canadian House of Commons. If you think I’m engaging in hyperbole, let’s take a look at the opening statement of...
  • 'Dehumanizing’ Gays? Scalia Defends His Views on Banning Gay Marriage During Princeton Speech

    12/11/2012 6:41:02 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Quantico’s Iwo Jima Memorial defaced

    12/11/2012 6:36:02 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    "Tuesday night, some vandals took it upon themselves to deface the Iwo Jima Memorial at Quantico Marine Base by painting a pink stripe around it. Of course, I’d blame juvenile delinquents, but the juveniles might be those wretched hags of Code Pink – you know, the pink stripe. Not that they’re not juveniles, but they are rather long in the tooth."
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-11-12

    12/11/2012 6:28:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?'

    12/11/2012 6:19:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    An unhinged Chris Matthews on Tuesday berated a representative of Americans for Prosperity with the same question 13 times. Talking to Scott Hagerstrom, the Hardball anchor didn't seem to hear the answer, despite Hagerstrom repeating it over and over. Matthews fumed, "Well, who's paying your salary?" [See a montage video below. MP3 audio here.] A calm Hagerstrom appeared on the show to discuss the just-passed right-to-work law in Mighican. He explained, "I work for Americans for Prosperity...This is about freedom for everybody." Matthews repeated over and over: "Who's paying your salary?...No, but who's paying your salary to do it? Who's...
  • Survey Says: People Still Care About Sarah Palin (Really!)

    12/11/2012 6:15:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 3, 2012 | David Graham, associate editor
    Even as she fades from the national spotlight, the former vice-presidential contender gets plenty of love on the Internet. I'm going to let you in on a little journalism secret. Time was, political reporters knew that any post about Sarah from Alaska was any easy way to get eyeballs. (In one week in May 2010, I wrote three separate items under the rubric "Sarah Palin Real-Estate Watch." All were well-read.) Nowadays, the magic is gone. There's no serious talk of Palin 2016. There are no more reality TV shows. Her endorsement mojo has evaporated, and the term "Mama Grizzly" seldom...
  • Reviewer Happy That Teen Favorite Bruno Is Singing About Having Cocaine-Fueled 'Gorilla' Sex

    12/11/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Washington Post music critic Allison Stewart is one of those people who can’t tolerate the idea that listeners under 16 might favor a singer who isn’t “edgy.” In her review of the second album from schoolgirl favorite Bruno Mars, Stewart complained, Mars has been too “vanilla,” too “edgeless,” too “mild to the point of being dead,” and hence he’s “too amiable to give these songs any real misogynistic bite.” But Stewart is pleased this is “not your mother’s Bruno Mars album,” since she can approve of a song with lyrics about getting drunk, snorting cocaine, and making love like zoo...
  • Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say

    12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison
    ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear. For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter. -------------------------------cut------------------------ By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto. He stepped outside and pointed the gun...
  • Sonia Sotomayor reveals that her husband brought a bag of Quaaludes to their wedding night

    12/11/2012 6:00:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/11/12
    She also told other unusually personal stories about her upbringing in the Bronx, like how she unknowingly brought her cousin to a drug den where he shot up heroin. Sotomayor went on to describe how her personal health battle with diabetes caused her to fear dying at a young age and, in turn, stopped her from having children. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told of these intimate stories about her upbringing in her memoir, titled 'My Beloved World', which is due to be released in January.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking? ~ 12 December 2012

    12/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
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  • CAIR: Michigan Governor Urged Not to Sign Anti-Islam Legislation

    12/11/2012 5:56:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that state legislator Dave Agema's anti-Islam bill, known officially as HB 4769, may pass this week during Michigan's lame duck legislative session. (The bill is currently on the legislative calendar.) CAIR-MI is calling on all people of conscience to urge Governor Snyder to veto the biased bill which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith. TAKE ACTION NOW (Michigan residents only. If you know anyone in Michigan please forward this alert to them.) http://tinyurl.com/ContactGovSnyder Michigan State Representative Dave Agema (R-Grandville),...
  • Police: Conn. man posed as doctor to examine women

    12/11/2012 5:44:46 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Matt Stout
    A Connecticut man is in custody after police say he concocted a twisted scheme in which he lured women to his Salisbury beach home, told them he was a doctor and performed invasive exams — all while hidden cameras rolled. David E. Anderson, 44, was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail in Newburyport District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including possession of child pornography and four counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. The Newtown, Conn., man is also accused of secretly videotaping underage girls at the Salisbury...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Metes Out Vigilante Justice

    12/11/2012 5:44:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 12/11/2012 | By Nicola Abé and Matthias Gebauer in Cairo
    During clashes with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi last Wednesday night, the Islamists took prisoners and tortured them with beatings. Eyewitness reports suggest that the police tolerated the attacks. The Islamists got hold of Mohammed Omar just as he was delivering bandages to a gas station where injured people were being treated. "You're an enemy of God!" they yelled at him. "There were five men. They beat me and dragged me away," says Omar, a computer expert who lives in Cairo. His face is bruised and his eyes are swollen shut, and his wrists are cut from the plastic cuffs...
  • Scientists claim that homosexuality is not genetic—but it arises in the womb

    12/11/2012 5:42:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    io9.com ^ | Dec 11, 2012 8:00 AM | George Dvorsky
    A team of international researchers has completed a study that suggests we will probably never find a “gay gene.” Sexual orientation is not about genetics, say the researchers; it’s about epigenetics. This is the process where DNA expression is influenced by any number of external factors in the environment. And in the case of homosexuality, the researchers argue, the environment is the womb itself. … Specifically, the researchers discovered sex-specific epi-marks which, unlike most genetic switches, get passed down from father to daughter or mother to son. Most epi-marks don’t normally pass between generations and are essentially “erased.” Rice and...
  • Women in combat a really, really bad idea

    12/11/2012 5:41:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 83 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-7-12 | Bryan Fischer
    America's daughters should not be sent into combat. Period. Part of the reason is philosophical: we want to live in a nation where we expect men to use their strength to protect the women in their world, not the other way round. But there are immensely practical reasons as well. God simply did not design women to have the same size, upper body strength, or stamina as men. It's just plain stupid to ignore this biological fact of nature. The Washington Post, for instance, recently ran a story on the "throwing gap" between men and women, which has stubbornly persisted...
  • Former Sweetwater Cop Executed for Nine Murders

    12/11/2012 5:40:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | December 11, 2012
    A former Florida police officer was executed Tuesday night for the murder of nine people 26 years ago.
  • [18 Hypocrite] Dems Ask for Delay to Obamacare Med Device Tax They Voted for in the First Place

    12/11/2012 5:36:52 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | December 11, 2012 | John Kartch
    In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election. Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall. The signatories to the letter are...