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  • A SECOND WAVE: TEA PARTY LEADER SAYS 'YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET'

    12/12/2012 7:16:47 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 12, 2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Todd Cefaratti, the president of TheTeaParty.net, has a message for Republicans and Democrats alike: “This is just the beginning. If you think the tea party’s dead, you ain’t seen nothing yet.” At a press conference inside the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, Cefarratti’s organization and several House Republicans joined with Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul to decry House GOP leadership considering capitulating to Democratic efforts to raise taxes during the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • Harry Belafonte Encourages Obama to Imprison Advocates of Entitlement Reform

    12/12/2012 7:16:22 PM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Blount
    Communist AARP Impact Award winner Harry Belafonte offers some friendly advice to his ideological compadre, Barack Hussein Obama, on what to do about those who think we should rein in entitlement spending before it inevitably causes total economic collapse: “Work like a Third World dictator and just put all these guys in jail.” We’re not there yet, but we soon will be. The media has managed to put the likes of Belafonte in charge of our country. If they are allowed much longer to consolidate their power, there will be no turning back.
  • Replacing Speaker Boehner - Here's how and why it has to be done.

    12/12/2012 7:07:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.12.12 | PETER FERRARA
    John Boehner is a good man in a hard place. He has served in public office as a lifelong conservative, not a RINO. His position on the Obama tax increases has been better than almost any other Republican who has been speaking out lately, given the Obama/Democrat election victories -- close loopholes and deductions for $800 billion in new revenue over a decade, but no increases in rates. But face it. Boehner is no match for Obama on the national stage. He cannot press the economic arguments articulately. He does not have a compelling personality. Obama is running circles around...
  • Have You Ever Used Seafoam Engine Treatment?

    12/12/2012 7:03:46 PM PST · by Randy Larsen · 63 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/12/12 | Randy Larsen
    I just heard of this product and wonder if it works.
  • Top 8 union jobs: Last year 12% of U.S. workers were union members...

    12/12/2012 7:03:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 12, 2012 | Annalyn Kurtz
    Union membership had declined dramatically in the private sector over the last 30 years, but not in government. Workers at all levels of the public sector -- state, local and federal -- are heavily unionized. About 37% were union members in 2011. That's the same as in 1983, when the Department of Labor started tracking government union membership. At the local level, these workers make a median of $973 a week, roughly $230 more than their non-union counterparts. They include millions of public sector teachers, police officers and firefighters, in addition to local administrators and bureaucrats. The pay gap is...
  • "NBC Medical Editor Denounces 'Religion Part' of Christmas That 'Mucks the Whole Thing Up"

    12/12/2012 7:00:27 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Kyle Drennen
    "I don't like the religion part. I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up....I think that's what makes the holidays so stressful."
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys (barphalert)

    12/12/2012 6:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 3:36 PM ET | Michelle R. Smith
    Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to her disappointment that it comes only in girly pink and purple, with girls—and only girls—on the box and in the commercials. So the eighth-grader from Garfield, N.J., started an online petition asking Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral colors and feature boys on the package. By Friday, 13-year-old McKenna Pope’s petition had garnered more than 30,000 signatures in a little more than a week. And celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who...
  • U.S. Increases Aid to Syria, Now Totals $210 Million

    12/12/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    The State Department announced today that it had increased aid to help with humanitarian situation in Syria. Today's announcement stated that an additional $14 million of aid would be given, pushing the grand total of aid to Syria to $210 million. "Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well as additional emergency medical and winterization supplies to families in need inside Syria," the State Department spokesman said in a statement.
  • Vanity: 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

    12/12/2012 6:17:34 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 93 replies
    I'm curious about this 12.12.12 relief concert. Why do they need financial support from private citizens? New York and New Jersey voted for a candidate that promised big government is the solution to their problems. Has the government not provided for all their needs after the hurricane destruction?
  • The Folly of Scientism

    12/12/2012 6:07:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Austin L. Hughes
    When I decided on a scientific career, one of the things that appealed to me about science was the modesty of its practitioners. The typical scientist seemed to be a person who knew one small corner of the natural world and knew it very well, better than most other human beings living and better even than most who had ever lived. But outside of their circumscribed areas of expertise, scientists would hesitate to express an authoritative opinion. This attitude was attractive precisely because it stood in sharp contrast to the arrogance of the philosophers of the positivist tradition, who claimed...
  • Biloxi [MS] woman's sentence in feral cats case draws national attention

    12/12/2012 6:06:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 52 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | December 12, 2012 | Robin Fitzgerald
    A Biloxi Community Court judge has sentenced a 78-year-old woman to 100 hours of community service for the hoarding of cats in a case believed to be unprecedented. Dawn Summers, a 50-year resident of the Glendale Heights subdivision, thought she was already performing a community service. She's the manager of a feral cat colony. In cooperation with a city-sanctioned program of the Humane Society of South Mississippi, she feeds cats that have been trapped, examined, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and released to live outdoors without fear of euthanasia. She said she's fed as many as 27. Her sentencing drew criticism...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 13 December 2012

    12/12/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BOAT MANEUVERS Coast Guard crewmen conduct tactical boat maneuvers during an exercise in San Pedro, Calif., July 31, 2012. The exercise tested the unit's ability to protect a ship docked at a pier as well as under way, using four Coast Guard small boats. The crewmen are assigned to the Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the...
  • Gunman, victims identified in Clackamas mall shooting(OR)

    12/12/2012 6:03:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    kptv.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Staff
    CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) - A 22-year-old man from southeast Portland parked his car outside Macy's, rushed into the Clackamas Town Center mall food court and opened fire, killing two people Tuesday, investigators said. Jacob Roberts' AR-15 rifle then jammed, but he was able to get the gun working again. He shot and killed himself, sheriff's deputies said. Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of northeast Portland, were killed by Roberts, authorities said. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived and is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Deputies said Roberts stole the rifle used...
  • Reward: $2,200 for information leading to arrest of Steven Crowder assaulter (now 7K)

    12/12/2012 6:02:45 PM PST · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    twitchy ^ | 12-2012
    Posted at 4:00 pm on December 11, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch An Anonymous Donor is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the thug who assaulted @scrowder . #dlrs 11 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch announced on her show that an anonymous donor is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the union thug who assaulted Steven Crowder in Michigan on Tuesday. Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch Now ppl are contacting my show offering monetary awards for information leading to the arrest of...
  • Time for New Car Golf TDI? Freeper Input Appreciated!

    12/12/2012 6:02:23 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 100 replies
    12.12.12 | Chickensoup
    Time for another motor in the house. Last vehicle I bought I ran by the Freeper Auto-Guys and it worked great. Time for a different kind of transportation. Looking at a new two or four door Golf TDI in Red with manual transmission. No sunroof, no nav package. Test drove it twice and like the manual transmission. Dealer giving 300K warranty with serviceing Q10K at dealership. Your thoughts.
  • Dick Butkus: If NFL Bans Kickoffs ‘You’re Taking Away One of the Most Exciting Parts of Game’

    12/12/2012 6:00:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2012 | Matt Cover
    NFL legend Dick Butkus on Wednesday did not express enthusiasm for the idea of banning kickoffs from professional football, but he did not totally reject the proposal either. CNSNews.com asked him what he thought of it. “Well, it’s just the sign of the times,” said Butkus. “I guess the game is really changing. If they have statistics, which they claim they do, that a lot of concussions happen on the kickoff—I mean, you’re taking away one of the most exciting parts of the game,” Butkus told CNSNews.com in an interview Wednesday. … “They claim that, what, 30 percent of the...
  • (CT)DEEP facing both federal and state budget cuts

    12/12/2012 6:00:01 PM PST · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Facing potentially dramatic budget cuts on two fronts, Connecticut's commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the agency will need to remake its business model to continue to do its job. In a particularly sobering presentation to an annual gathering of environmental advocates, Daniel Esty made it clear that the pain from a series of expected state budget cuts would be exacerbated by anticipated federal ones -- money that the department has relied heavily on for many years. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget rescissions last month have already stripped nearly $1.5 million from DEEP's budget and more...
  • Hero Marine who saved comrades by falling on grenade will NOT get post- humous Medal of Honor -

    12/12/2012 5:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/12/12 | Beth Stebner
    A Marine who was killed after his unconscious body fell on a live grenade during the Iraq War will not receive a posthumous Medal of Honor, it was revealed today. Sgt Rafael Peralta was 25 years old when he fell on the grenade in Fallouja, Iraq in 2004. Though he perished, his body shielded other American soldiers and saved the lives of other Marines. The Pentagon told Rep. Duncan Hunter it supports the decision of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who honored Sgt. Rafael Peralta with the Navy Cross instead of the military´s highest honor.
  • Rep. Jim Moran’s Son’s Girlfriend Blames Broken High Heel for Injuries

    12/12/2012 5:59:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommer
    SNIP "Pat and I were arguing, one of my high heels gave out, and I fell into the side of a trashcan," Moran's office quotes her saying. "On impact, I fractured my nose." She calls the police report that says a police officer saw Moran slam her head into a trashcan outside Columbia Heights bar The Getaway "inaccurate." Moran was arrested after the incident on felony domestic assault charges, before pleading guilty today to assault and receiving probation. SNIP
  • Following Portland shooting, gun advocate wants to open carry at mall(OK)

    12/12/2012 5:57:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    fox23.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Sharon Phillips
    We now know the name of the masked man dressed in camouflage that opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Oregon. Police say Jacob Tyler Roberts was armed with a stolen semi-automatic weapon when he stormed the mall on Tuesday. FOX23 did some checking and neither Woodland Hills Mall or the Promenade allows open carry holders to bring their guns inside. Tulsa police say it’s a good thing it would allow them to pinpoint who a shooter is if this were ever to happen here. However, local gun advocates say it puts them more in danger. Kirby Ellis is...