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  • Senator's Office Gone Wild: Sex Offenders, Hookers and Homeland Security

    12/12/2012 1:58:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, who allegedly often visits the Dominican Republic to have sex with underpaid hookers at "bunga bunga" style sex parties, employed a sex offender to work as an intern in his office on immigration policy throughout 2012. Zavaleta just so happens to be an illegal immigrant but the Department of Homeland Security instructed ICE agents to postpone deporting him until after Menendez's reelection in November. You just can't make this stuff up. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under...
  • AM and FM Over the Air on a USB Stick

    12/12/2012 1:56:12 PM PST · by killermosquito · 17 replies
    12/12/12 | killermosquito
    I'm interested in buying a Nexus 7 or some other tablet. Listning to radio on web is ok but I want to listen to radio over the air but through the tablet. Is there a USB stick with AM/FM radio?
  • Sen. Menendez pleads ignorance of sex offender intern

    12/12/2012 1:53:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Sen. Menendez pleads ignorance of sex offender intern By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News White House Correspondent By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 1 hr 4 mins ago Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., listens to testimony by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Capitol Hill in October. …Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said Wednesday there was "no way" for him or his staff to know that an unpaid college intern in his office was in this country illegally and had registered as a sex offender. Menendez told MSNBC that his staff learned of the situation on Monday and...
  • Track Palin Files for Divorce: Report

    12/12/2012 1:48:23 PM PST · by Justaham · 79 replies
    people.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Stephen M. Silverman
    Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is reportedly ending his marriage to Britta Hanson after a year and a half. The couple, who were former high-school sweethearts, are jointly petitioning for divorce, reports TMZ. Shortly after they got married, Track, now 23, and Britta, 22, announced the arrival of their first child, a girl named Kyla Grace Palin. Track is an Army Reservist who spent a year deployed in Iraq with a Ft. Wainwright Stryker Brigade. At the time of his marriage it was reported that he had planned to study at the University of...
  • Jimmy Hoffa, on Michigan: "We're Going to Have a Civil War"

    12/12/2012 1:35:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Yes, this is the same elegant creature who screeched about "taking out" Tea Party "son-of-a-bitches" [sic] at a presidential event last year.  In case you'd forgotten, both the White House and the DNC conspicuously declined to repudiate his vituperation at the time.  Now Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. has taken his anger mismanagement show to CNN, seething about an incipient "civil war" in Michigan:   Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into "civil war" after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions' power. "This is just...
  • Proposed Army manual tells G.I.s not to insult Taliban, speak up for women

    12/12/2012 1:33:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/12/2012
    A proposed new handbook for Americans serving in Afghanistan warns them not to speak ill about the Taliban, advocate women’s rights or criticize pedophilia, and the general in charge is not happy with it. The draft of the newest Army handbook seems to suggest that ignorance of Afghan culture is to blame for deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces, according to The Wall Street Journal, which got a peek at the 75-page document. But its message of walking on eggshells around the locals is not going over well with U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, the top military...
  • What the World Needs Now is a Stronger Hitler and a More Powerful Hamas.

    12/12/2012 1:26:30 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 12, 2012 | Dan Miller
    When will they ever learn? How many roads must a man walk down? The answer is blowin' in the wind.Might Obama have shown him the truth and light?Latma has once again revealed a gross distortion of history, doubtless perpetrated by the Joos. We now know that Winston Churchill was a vile warmonger who brought death and destruction to all of Europe. Today, in her Churchillian way, Israel is a vile warmongering, illegitimate and faux-country full of Joos who will not rest until death, hatred and destruction have been brought to all of the otherwise peaceful Middle East. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmJRHMrbvU?feature=player_detailpage] Video...
  • Pope asks Catholics to read Bible, recall history of God’s saving love

    12/12/2012 1:23:46 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 29 replies
    Today's Catholic News ^ | December 12, 2012 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Urging Catholics to “pick up the Bible” and read it during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI said the Scriptures recount the story of God’s love for humanity and the steps he took throughout history to save all men and women. “That which enlightens and gives full meaning to the history of the world and of the human person began to shine in the grotto of Bethlehem. It is the mystery we soon will contemplate at Christmas: our salvation in Jesus Christ,” the pope said Dec. 12 during his weekly general audience. A 100-member delegation...
  • Census: Whites No Longer A Majority In US By 2043 [Hey Kids, You'll Miss Us When We're Gone!]

    12/12/2012 1:21:17 PM PST · by zeestephen · 59 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 12 December 2012 | Hope Yen
    In 1960, whites made up 85% of the USA - In 2012 it's 64%.
  • 'World's Best Beer' Finally Available

    12/12/2012 1:18:06 PM PST · by shove_it · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-12-12 | Christina Ng
    Beer aficionados are pouncing at the rare opportunity to buy one of the world's most elusive and revered beers for the first - and perhaps only - time in the United States. It is called Westvleteren XII, and it is often hailed as the "world's best beer" by reviewers and fans. Westvleteren XII is produced by Trappist monks in Belgium and sold at the abbey of Saint Sixtus in the Belgian countryside. The beer can usually only be purchased by reservation at the abbey - and reservations are extremely hard to come by. But when the abbey found itself hurting...
  • Unpaid intern for Senator Menendez of NJ arrested for being an illegal immigrant

    12/12/2012 1:16:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    NYP ^ | December 12, 2012
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.
  • Democrat Jim Moran's Son Pleads Guilty to Fracturing Girlfriend's Skull

    12/12/2012 1:10:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    War. On. Women. Remember Patrick Moran? He's the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran and the guy who was caught on video earlier this year encouraging voter fraud while working for his father's re-election campaign. Today, he pleaded guilty in court for slamming his girlfriend's head into a metal trash can which fractured her skull. He's lucky he didn't take out her eye. As first reported by Washington City Paper, Patrick Moran and his girlfriend were arguing outside a bar on 14th Street on Dec. 1, when, according to a police report, an officer saw Moran "slam her head into...
  • Father Carves Pentagram into Son on 12-12-12: Police

    12/12/2012 1:06:20 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 13 replies
    NBCDFW.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Frank Heinz
    A Richland Hills man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his son after telling a 911 operator he carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son's back. Just after midnight Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a home on the 3700-block of Ruth Road after the boy's father, identified by police as Brent Troy Bartel, called 911 and said, "I shed some innocent blood." When the dispatcher asked what the man meant by that, the man replied, “I inscribed a pentagram on my son.” The dispatcher asked why and the man said, "It's a holy day." At the same time, the...
  • Higher Taxes Will Create Jobs and Reduce the Deficit (You can't make this stuff up)

    12/12/2012 1:05:36 PM PST · by wac3rd · 29 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 12-12-12 | David Cay Johnson
    President Obama hit the road this week to build national support for increasing taxes on wealthy Americans. On Monday the president addressed autoworkers in Redford, Mich., outlining his budget proposal and explaining why higher tax rates were necessary at this critical juncture. "Our economic success has never come from the top down," Obama said. "It comes from the middle out; it comes from the bottom up." Raising taxes on the top 2% of U.S. households has been a controversial topic as the "fiscal cliff" negotiations drag on in Washington. The "cliff" refers to the billions of dollars in spending cuts...
  • Bob Woodward: ‘There’s a civil war in the Democratic Party’

    12/12/2012 1:04:29 PM PST · by NCjim · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 12, 2012
    On “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward highlighted the internal struggles of the Democratic Party in the ongoing effort to avert the fiscal cliff. Woodward, the author of “The Price of Politics,” reminded viewers that President Barack Obama in particular is at odds with Nancy Pelosi and some Democrats in the House. “[Obama] is muscling his way through this,” Woodward said. “He has to. He has to lead his group. He’s got the problem of the civil war in the Republican Party. There’s a civil war in the Democratic Party. You had Nancy Pelosi on,...
  • Shrewsbury man defends action against anti-Obama protestors

    12/12/2012 1:03:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies
    Community Advocate ^ | 12/12/12 | Adams
    Shrewsbury resident Carl Lund. Northborough, MA – When Carl Lund saw a table set up on Main Street in Northborough on Friday, Dec. 7, he was “disgusted” he said, to see a poster of President Barack Obama, depicted as Adolf Hitler, prominently displayed. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Lund, a resident of Shrewsbury and a Vietnam veteran, said. Lund then got into a verbal confrontation with the two men manning the table, who Northborough police identified as Ian Brinkley and Jared Caskill. “[Brinkley and Caskill] claimed it was a peaceful, political display with literature,” Lund said. “I...
  • How Rediscovering the “Plot” of Sacred Scripture is Essential to Evangelization

    12/12/2012 1:03:43 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the most significant losses in the modern era has been the loss of the Biblical narrative in the hearts and minds of most people. Scripture is the story of the human family, told by God himself. In story form He tells us how we were made and why, what happened why that things are the way they are today. Why do we have infinite longing in a finite world? Why do we struggle with sin so much? How can we be rescued from sin and death and find our hearts true satisfaction? The Biblical narrative answers these sorts...
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Entitlements Are 'Earned' (Video)

    12/12/2012 1:01:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/2012
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on the house floor "I believe it should be pronounced here today, that the reform of the entitlements based upon slipshod, reckless, deliberations or should I say actions are a non-starter. There is no way, Mr. Speaker, that we should raise the eligability age for Medicare, that we should not think carefully about how we approach the reform of Medicaid. And that we don't the American people that Social Security is solvent. So, I would say move quickly to pass the middle class tax cuts that would be for all Americans, 100 % up to...
  • Cuyahoga County ME identifies TSA agent fatally shot at Hopkins

    12/12/2012 12:59:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    FOX19.com (WOIO) ^ | December 9, 2012; Updated December 10, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two people are dead, including a TSA Agent, after a domestic murder-suicide.  Sunday morning Cleveland Police were called to the Riveredge Parking Lot behind the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, where airline and airport employees park. Investigators say 28-year-old Ahmad Alkahder followed his estranged wife, identified as 20-year-old Kimberly Alkahder, to work at Hopkins Airport. Airport reps say he got in by piggy-backing her at the parking lot gate.  There isn't any security there, only parking lot attendants."
  • Alinsky 101: Left Accuses Conservatives of Being Violent Against Themselves in Michigan

    12/12/2012 12:48:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday we brought you news of union members in Michigan becoming violent against conservatives. First, there was the tearing down of a large Americans for Prosperity tent while women and elderly people were inside and then conservative activist Steven Crowder was punched in the face four times and threatened with murder. Now, straight out the Saul Alinsky playbook, the Left, the Teamsters Union and MSNBC's Ed Schultz are accusing AFP of tearing down their own tent down and are accusing Crowder of provoking union workers to attack him. The Teamsters have gone so far as saying the protest in Michigan...
  • What is with the Drudge report? (vanity)

    12/12/2012 12:40:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Drudgepreport ^ | 12.12.12 | vanity
    Everyone click on the drudge report and someone please tell me what this is all about. Have never seen Matt use language like that. Tried to post main page but can't. Thanks.
  • Biggest tides of the year set to hit California later this week [fake link to "climate change"]

    12/12/2012 12:32:45 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/10/2012 | Paul Rogers
    If you head down the beach this week, or wander along the edges of San Francisco Bay, you may just be witnessing California's future. The ocean is getting closer. --snip-- The gravitational tug of the moon and sun, not climate change, is responsible for the extreme tides. But volunteers with cameras across the state are using the event to document what California could look like in the coming decades as the warming earth continues to raise sea levels.
  • Ingraham to Cumulus and WMAL?

    12/12/2012 12:30:26 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    DC Radio & TV ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Hughes
    Tom Taylor via his new radio biz newsletter tells us that DC-based righty political gabber Laura Ingraham should announce her new syndication deal today. Will it be with Cumulus? That was the hallway talk at last week's Arbitron Client Conference in Annapolis. Ingraham is the second high-profile talk personality to split from Talk Radio Network. The first one was Michael Savage, and he landed at Cumulus. Ingraham joined TRN from Westwood in 2003 and was rewarded with a daytime slot instead of her previous nighttime gig. That helped free her up for other work, such as appearances on Fox News....
  • Unions protected from prosecution by Supreme Court opinion (US v Enmons)

    Exemption from prosecution for union violence. The most egregious example of organized labor’s special privileges and immunities is the 1973 United States v. Enmons decision. In it, the United States Supreme Court held that union violence is exempted from the Hobbs Act, which makes it a federal crime to obstruct interstate commerce by robbery or extortion. As a result, thousands of incidents of violent assaults (directed mostly against workers) by union militants have gone unpunished. Meanwhile, many states also restrict the authority of law enforcement to enforce laws during strikes. From Wikipedia: The case involved a labor strike in which...
  • San Diego: Muslim woman gets eight years in prison for jihad

    12/12/2012 12:18:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 12, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    This Muslima will feel right at home in prison, where so many of our nation's most enthusiastic jihadists converted and got the Islamic fever for annihilation and mass murder. The prisons are hotbeds of pure Islam (authentic Islam). San Diego: Muslim woman gets eight years of prison dawah for aiding jihad terror group thanks to Jihadwatch "Yusuf laughingly said she hoped another terrorist strike like the Sept. 11 attack occurs in America: 'Oh! It will be happening again. Trust me, more this time it will be double, triple their deaths.'" Lovely woman. "Somali woman sentenced to eight years for helping...
  • Millennials Will Have A Hard Time Entering The Housing Market

    12/12/2012 12:17:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/12/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    In this day and age, the 18- to 34-year-old crowd have lived up to their reputation as perpetual renters. Most blame the trend on the housing crisis, which led so many homeowners to downsize and stunted the home buying power of younger consumers. But whatever trauma the Great Recession had on the minds of millennials, it hasn't stymied their hopes for owning a home of their own one day, a new study shows. Real estate tracker Trulia found more than 90 pecent of millennial renters plan on buying a home in the next two years. The question is whether they'll...
  • Owner of plane carrying Jenni Rivera linked to troubled businessman

    12/12/2012 12:14:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:35 AM EST, Wed December 12, 2012 | Mariano Castillo and Rafael Romo,
    Two civil lawsuits against the company that owns the private jet that crashed Sunday in northern Mexico -- presumably killing music star Jenni Rivera -- accuse the firm of lying about its links to a businessman convicted of falsifying maintenance records. Insurance firms QBE and Commerce & Industry Insurance Company filed suits this year seeking to rescind its contracts with aviation company Starwood Management because of alleged falsehoods. In short, the insurance companies claim that Starwood lied in its application for coverage about the history of the planes being insured and about the true owner of the company. Starwood is...
  • Employees Say They LOVE Working For These 20 Tech Companies

    12/12/2012 12:13:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/12/2012 | Megan Rose Dickey and Nicholas Carlson
    Glassdoor just released its ranking of the 50 best companies to work for in 2013. 20 of these companies are tech companies, including Apple, Google, and Facebook. Glassdoor compiled a bunch of quotes from employees at these firms, explaining why they love working where they work so much. ________________________________________________________________________________ 20. Eaton empowers its employees by supporting them wholeheartedly Company Rating: 3.8 CEO Approval: Sandy Cutler, N/A Employee Feedback: “Management takes care of the employees.” – Eaton Leadership Development Program (Cleveland, OH) “This is a great opportunity to really make a difference. I feel empowered and supported by management to make...
  • The Top 10 Stupid Gifts of 2012

    12/12/2012 12:12:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Stupid.com™ ^ | November 29, 2012
    The votes are in! Over 2,000 of you voted, and we've complied a list of the Top 10 Stupid Gifts of 2012! Without further ado, here they are, in order as voted:
  • General Zimmerman Stuff In The Pipeline

    12/12/2012 12:11:29 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 12, 2012 | Sundance
    This whole DeeDee narrative is going to be the undoing of Ben Crump. Stanley McDaniel Manor Blog has an interesting note on the Dee Dee manipulation. Outlining something previously overlooked. In the FDLE interview report (which we thought a little odd at the time) Kenneth Wayne Moore of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement specifically outlines that Dee Dee was/is reported as a minor at the time the report was filed. All personal information relating to this “girlfriend” has been blacked out in the report. BUT THE REPORT SAYS: Note at the very bottom of page #1: “The information in...
  • Hugo Chavez faces tough cancer recovery, says Maduro (VeeP and hand-picked successor awaits end)

    12/12/2012 12:08:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/12 | BBC
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces a "complex and difficult" recovery from cancer, his vice-president has said. Nicolas Maduro, Mr Chavez's handpicked successor, said the president's latest surgery in Cuba had been "complex, difficult, delicate". Mr Maduro was speaking in Caracas following Mr Chavez's fourth cancer-related surgery on Tuesday. He urged Venezuelans to pray for the 58-year-old president, and to face the "hard days" ahead calmly. Mr Maduro was speaking alongside National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, who had both joined Mr Chavez on his trip to Cuba. The president's children and grandchildren were also with him...
  • Holder wants automatic voter registration

    12/12/2012 12:03:03 PM PST · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | December 12, 2012 | Phil Mattingly
  • Has Anyone Been Having Trouble With Their Yahoo E-Mail Inbox? [Vanity]

    12/12/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    12/12 | self
    This only applies to those who use Yahoo E-Mail ... Has anyone noticed problems recently when clicking "Check Mail" or "Inbox"? My mother uses Yahoo E-Mail and has had a TERRIBLE time of late. Either the Inbox won't open or [if it does], she cannot perform any tasks on it [such as opening e-mail messages, deleting, moving, etc.]. I have been called in several times and have been able to get things working to some degree - but then the problem comes back in a day or two. Then, I have to get things working again. I am not doing...
  • Rep. Moran (D-Va): Son’s Attack on Girlfriend “An Accident" (Beaten bloody)

    12/12/2012 12:01:23 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wdnesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommers
    Virginia Rep. Jim Moran's office has another statement about his son's arrest for assaulting his girlfriend in Columbia Heights earlier this month. And it turns out it was all an accident, according to Moran, despite his son's guilty plea to assault. "The situation was an accident," Moran spokeswoman Anne Hughes writes in an email, adding that both Moran and his girlfriend testified to that in court. "Patrick didn't hit or shove her."
  • Whoa! Earth gets close shave by newfound asteroid

    12/12/2012 12:00:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/11/12 | Mike Wall
    Spotted just two days ago, it came zipping toward us inside the moon's orbitA newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it. The near-Earth asteroid 2012 XE54, which was discovered Sunday, came within 140,000 miles (230,000 kilometers) of our planet at about 5 a.m. EST Tuesday, researchers said. For comparison, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 240,000 miles or so (386,000 km). Astronomers estimate that 2012 XE54 is about 120 feet (36 meters) wide — big enough to cause substantial damage...
  • Lieberman: We Don't Want to Lose Our Freedom by Trying to Keep Terrorists from Crossing Border

    12/12/2012 11:59:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/11/2012 | Patrick Burke
    CNSNews.com) – Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said Tuesday the U.S. has made it increasingly difficult for Hezbollah terrorists and their supporters to cross the U.S.-Mexico border--but there is still more work to do to make the border secure. However, Lieberman also warned that we don't want to lose American freedom by trying to keep terrorist from crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. “The security’s better on the U.S.-Mexican border than it has been before in terms of terrorists’ capacity to break through our borders in the south, but we still...
  • Defense Dept. had live video of attack in Benghazi

    12/12/2012 11:58:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/11/12 | Guy Taylor
    Live video from a drone flying over the U.S. Consulate during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, was monitored at a Defense Department facility, but was not fed to the White House, senior officials say.
  • My God, your god [has Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao converted from Catholicism to Protestantism?]

    12/12/2012 11:50:58 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | December 11th, 2012 | Michael L. Tan
    THE DIFFERENCE in capitalization was intentional to reflect a different kind of boxing match that’s been running not just after Manny Pacquiao’s last bout but for several decades now, with its intensity picking up recently. Poor Pacquiao is now being berated by Mommy Dionisia, his mother, and people in the streets, for having abandoned Catholicism in favor of “Protestantism” (quotation marks to be explained in a while), and that his losing to Juan Manuel Marquez was the catastrophic result. The basis for calling Pacquiao Protestant was his not making a sign of the cross, and not flashing a rosary, as...
  • 'There Will Be Blood' - Union Violence in the Age of Obama

    12/12/2012 11:48:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/12/2012 | Michelle Obama
    Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to "make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." He Who Heals advocated "a more civil and honest public discourse" in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson massacre. As usual, though, the White House has granted Big Labor bullies a permanent waiver from the lofty edicts it issues to everyone else. This week, menacing union goons unleashed threats, profanity and punches in Michigan, which is now poised to become a "right-to-work" state. Obama met the initial outbreak of...
  • Cassini spots mini Nile River on Saturn moon

    12/12/2012 11:34:39 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    ESA ^ | 12/12/12
    The international Cassini mission has spotted what appears to be a miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more than 400 km from its ‘headwaters’ to a large sea. It is the first time images have revealed a river system this vast and in such high resolution anywhere beyond Earth. Scientists deduce that the river is filled with liquid because it appears dark along its entire extent in the high-resolution radar image, indicating a smooth surface. “Though there are some short, local meanders, the relative straightness of the river valley suggests...
  • N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

    12/12/2012 11:25:38 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | David Schaper
    <p>At an oceanfront park in Long Branch, N.J., Tim Dillingham looks out over the beach in awe of how much the pounding waves and high waters of Hurricane Sandy have changed the Jersey shore.</p> <p>Dillingham is the executive director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation group. Before the storm, he says, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent years building up the beaches by pumping sand onto them.</p>
  • Governor Says Pennsylvania Won't Set up Health Exchange

    12/12/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    AP, via ABC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO
    Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act — at least not for now, Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday. Setting up a state-based exchange would be irresponsible, Corbett said as he faulted federal authorities for what he said were inadequate answers to his questions about cost and other issues. "Health care reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning," said the Republican governor. "Pennsylvania taxpayers and businesses deserve more. They deserve informed decision making and a strong plan that responsibly uses taxpayer dollars."
  • Gov't arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern (Menendez NJ)

    12/12/2012 11:17:05 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/12/12 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    <p>The Associated Press has learned that a registered sex offender working as an unpaid intern for Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is facing deportation after being arrested by federal immigration authorities.</p>
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HELP OF CHRISTIANS, 12-12-12

    12/12/2012 11:16:13 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-12-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HELP OF CHRISTIANS Title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, established as a feast by Pope Pius VII in 1814, in gratitude for his safe return to Rome after five years of captivity in Savona. Though not in the universal calendar, it is the patronal feast of Australia. The original invocation "Auxilium Christianorum" was inserted in the Litany of Our Lady by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the Christian victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal...
  • Pope Benedict sends first personal tweet

    12/12/2012 11:15:51 AM PST · by shove_it · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-12-12 | Laura Smith-Spark
    (CNN) -- The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.... (video at link)
  • Ripples from the Election - “Hope and change” has been replaced by envy and jealousy. (VDH)

    12/12/2012 11:11:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Now that the election is over, we are starting to see the contours of what lies ahead for the next four years. Here are some likely consequences from the Obama victory.1. Barack Obama is not very interested in tax reform, deficit reduction, or curbing annual spending. He believes in big government, and the bigger the better. His tenure is not so much a repudiation of Reaganism as it is of Clintonism, and the whole notion of keeping the annual growth of federal spending at or below 2 percent, balancing the budget, and declaring the era of big government over....
  • White House snubs Polish appeal

    12/12/2012 11:09:38 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    The White House snubs the appeal of the Polish Nation to support the establishment of an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The White House released its official department of state response describing its position on a petition filed with https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ asking to support the Polish Nation appeal for an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The statement (along with the original petition) can be found here and reads as following: The White House has received your petition requesting support for an international investigation of the Polish Air Force Tu‑154 crash that occurred near Smolensk, Russia,...
  • THE BIG STORY: Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

    12/12/2012 11:08:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/12
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.
  • Reds introduce ‘Los Rojos’ alternate jerseys

    12/12/2012 11:05:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | December 10, 2012 | Kevin Kaduk
    The Cincinnati Reds held their annual "Redsfest" over the weekend and the biggest happening — other than Bronson Arroyo's Goo Goo Dolls cover or Mat Latos' Justin Bieber impression — was the introduction of the team's new alternate jersey. That's it to the right here. The Reds will wear the "Los Rojos" tops on select dates this season as they follow other teams into the world of Spanish-themed jerseys.
  • Fed makes new rate pledge,pumps more money into economy (More Stimulus or Bust!!)

    12/12/2012 11:02:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 12/12/12 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve ramped up its stimulus to the economy on Wednesday, expressing disappointment with the pace of recovery in employment as contentious U.S. budget talks heighten uncertainty about the outlook. The central bank replaced a more modest stimulus program due to expire at year-end with a fresh round of Treasury purchases that will increase its balance sheet. It committed to monthly purchases of $45 billion in Treasuries on top of the $40 billion per month in mortgage-backed bonds it started buying in September. In a surprise move, the Fed also adopted numerical thresholds for policy, a...