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  • Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere Sue After Engagement Pic Used in Colorado Hate Mailer

    12/12/2012 9:25:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Denver Westword ^ | Wed., Dec. 12 2012 | Michael Roberts
    In this year's campaign, Senator Jean White and state House candidate Jeffrey Hare, both Republicans, were attacked via mailers featuring a gay couple kissing and slogans suggesting that the image represented their version of family values. Turns out that the couple in question, Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere, weren't asked if their photo could be used in this way -- and now, they and the photographer who snapped the pic are suing the outfit that used it. Details and the images in question below. Here's the original photo, as captured by photographer Kristina Hill to mark Edwards and Privitere's engagement....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-12, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2012 9:15:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 12-13--12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2012   Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr   Reading 1 Is 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;It is I who say to you, "Fear not,I will help you."Fear not, O worm Jacob,O maggot Israel;I will help you, says the LORD;your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.I will make of you a threshing sledge,sharp, new, and double-edged,To thresh the mountains and crush them,to make the hills like chaff.When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them offand the storm shall scatter them.But you shall rejoice in the LORD,and glory in the...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Wed. 12/12/12 (9-10 PM PT)

    12/12/2012 9:08:06 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies ^ | 12/12/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio, hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street, airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on
  • Michael Moore: Big Fat Union Hypocrite

    12/12/2012 9:06:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    chicago now ^ | 12-2012 (orig March 2011) | warren todd huston
    With the spotlight on Wisconsin's union thugs rampaging across the state, one wonders why it took propaganda filmmaker Michael Moore so long to put himself in front of the news cameras to take some of their publicity for himself. But this weekend, Moore finally glommed onto the cameras making himself out to be a great supporter of the union's efforts in the Badger State. Once again, though, Moore proves to be a hypocrite. It was Moore, after all, that excluded using union workers in one of his recent films. Some supporter of unions! Filmmaker Moore attend a recent Wisconsin pro-union...
  • In cautionary move, Europe centralizes bank oversight

    12/12/2012 8:57:37 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/12/12 | staff
    European Union finance ministers reached an agreement early Thursday to create a single supervisor for their banks - one of the most significant transfers of authority from national governments to regional authorities since the creation of the euro currency. Under the deal, banks with more than $39 billion in assets supervised or those that represent a significant proportion of their national economies will be placed under the oversight of the European Central Bank. The deal gives the ECB broad powers, including the ability to grant and withdraw banking licenses, investigate institutions, and financially sanction banks that don't follow the rules.
  • Vanity: Need some technical help (Facebook Fan Pages)

    12/12/2012 8:55:30 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 6 replies
    I'm trying to add a facebook fan page feed to my website. You can go here: And paste the URL of the site in the box and it'll give you a preview. Most Facebook Fan pages work great. But mine refuses to show the activity stream. It's just a blank white box. I've read something about facebook migrating fan pages so the like box will work. But it's mostly over my head. I know HTML but not very much beyond that. If anyone can help that would be great please! Thanks!
  • Monopoly Comes to Lagos, Nigeria's Biggest City

    12/12/2012 8:51:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Nigeria's largest city of Lagos is no boardwalk, but now Monopoly is taking inspiration from the city's sprawling chaos. Officials unveiled a Lagos-themed Monopoly board game Tuesday in the city. Officials walked past a massive display of the new board game on the floor at Lagos' City Hall on Lagos Island, showing the familiar spaces with their new themed names.
  • Looking for "Pajama Patrol Badges" or who ever made them about 2004. Any Help ?

    12/12/2012 8:31:52 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 41 replies
    Looking for "Pajama Patrol Badges" or who ever made them about 2004. Any Help you can give me I would appreciate it. Thanks
  • Avon Announces 1,500 Layoffs

    12/12/2012 8:19:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | December 12, 2012 | Rich Smith
    Avon Products on Tuesday announced plans to lay off 1,500 workers globally. That's about 3.7 percent of its work force. The layoffs, which Avon described as part of a previously announced initiative to cut $400 million in annual costs by the end of 2015, are expected to initially cost the company money. In conjunction with moves to exit the South Korea and Vietnam markets, Avon says it will be taking $50 million to $60 million in pre-tax charges in Q4 2012, followed by an additional $30 million in charges as the changes progress. However, Avon believes it will see immediate...
  • 14 Year Olds Kill Philly Mom Who Tells Them To Get A Job When They Ask For A Cigarette

    12/12/2012 8:12:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    WTAE:: BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Two 14-year-old boys are wanted in the senseless killing of a young mother who had words with them as they harassed her boyfriend walking down the street on Saturday afternoon. Two 14-year-olds are wanted for the death of a 22-year-old woman who had words for them as they harassed her boyfriend. Kayla Peterson's boyfriend, Bill Bailey, said the situation began when he walked out of J's News at about 3:15 p.m. "My friend came in and got cigarettes, and three young kids followed him. They kept following him and asking him for a cigarette," said...
  • South Florida Couple Welcomes Baby Born at 12:12 on 12-12-12

    12/12/2012 8:11:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 | Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega
    Diana Mneimneh and Wael Tamim welcomed their baby boy on Wednesday, born at a special timeBaby Rami's parents will have no trouble remembering his birthday: His first cries were heard at 12:12 p.m. on 12-12-12. "At 11:45, I just felt like it's time,” said Diana Mneimneh, his proud mother recalling the moments before giving birth Wednesday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. “So I said, 'Call the doctor. It’s time.'” Rami's father, Wael Tamim, is a cardiac surgeon at Holy Cross, too. He was lucky enough to have been present for the birth. "It’s just unbelievable that we came...
  • Adam Sandler Pays Hilarious Tribute To New Yorkers With “Sandy, Screw Ya!” Song At 12-12-12 Concert

    12/12/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/12/12 | Andrew Kirell
    During a special cameo appearance at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, comedian Adam Sandler paid tribute to the resilience of the NY/NJ metropolitan residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Set to the tune of Leonard Cohen‘s oft-covered classic “Hallelujah,” Sandler and David Letterman‘s long-time sidekick Paul Shaffer performed a parody titled “Sandy, Screw Ya!” Name-dropping every famous New Yorker under the sun from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Alex Rodriguez to Donald Trump‘s combover, the lyrics were as follows: “The terror of the hurricane / The unforgiving wind and rain / New York, the world held its breath as the storm...
  • Wisconsin: Walker says he won't pursue 'right-to-work' legislation

    12/12/2012 8:06:10 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-12-12 | ap
    Walker was asked Wednesday about whether he would push to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state on the heels after his proposal in 2011 that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. Walker said that introducing a right-to-work bill could lead to massive protests like what happened last year over the collective bargaining bill. He said those protests and the recall elections that followed created uncertainty for job creators. Walker said, "The last thing I want to do is create the sense of uncertainty out there." Walker stopped short of saying he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass.
  • Bret Baier’s 5-year-old son Paul undergoing 7th angioplasty; Prayers pour in on Twitter;

    12/12/2012 8:04:18 PM PST · by RedMDer · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 12, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Bret Baier: Our brave 5yr old soldier-Paul-after 2 open heart surgeries is heading into his 7th angioplasty this am-at @childrenshealth-an amazing place... Update: Baier thankful, posts pic of Paul
  • ‘Free stuff’ really isn’t free. It’s rationed... Scum Housing in Amsterdam'

    12/12/2012 8:02:38 PM PST · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    " Entitlements attract dependents until the point where government can’t afford it any more. Then the system breaks down. Take Amsterdam which is creating shipping container ‘villages’ to house its riff-Raff. Years of tolerance attracted them like flies. First there was an effort to clean up the red-light district in Amsterdam. Then came new laws regulating who could frequent “coffee shops” in the city and elsewhere in Holland for a joint. Now, the Dutch capital is introducing a plan to punish bad behavior by sending chronic neighborhood bullies and vandals out of the city center for a punitive stay in...
  • The Tea Party Speaks: 160K Petitions (and Counting) Saying No New Taxes!

    12/12/2012 7:59:54 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jennifer Burke
    The group presented the over 160,000 petitions demanding that they will not be pitted against one another in Obama’s class warfare game. They also demand that Speaker John Boehner and the GOP not cave into Obama’s desire to raise more revenue by raising taxes. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky was the opening speaker and summed it all up at the beginning of his remarks...
  • 'I kill white people': Dozens of racial slurs... Quentin Tarantino film criticized as excessive

    12/12/2012 7:36:10 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 12, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Django Unchained set in pre-Civil War Texas and pits a former slave against his tormentors when he becomes a bounty hunter Early reviews of the film claim the n-word is used frequently by black and white characters, but the level of violence is even more disturbing Not the first time that Tarantino has gotten in trouble for use of racial slur In his 1997 film Jackie Brown, the n-word was used 38 times
  • Fed Bond-Buying Bonanza: $85 Billion a Month Until Unemployment Hits 6.5%

    12/12/2012 7:34:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    In an unprecedented and surprising move, the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it will keep interest rates near zero and will purchase $85 billion in bonds every month until unemployment falls from its present 7.7% to 6.5%. The new plan will maintain the $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed bond buying it began in September while adding another $45 billion in Treasuries. Where will the cash to bankroll the $85 billion-a-month bond-buying binge come from? The Fed plans to expand it's $2.8 billion balance sheet. The new round of so-called “stimulus” is meant to replace the soon to expire...
  • California’s Pampered Public Employees

    "How bad is California’s public employee compensation problem? If nurses collecting $1 million in overtime pay and highway patrol officers making $500,000 are any indication, “bad” doesn’t cover the half of it.....'accumulated vacation time that allowed one employee to collect $609,000 at retirement in 2011'....Increasing pay for prison guards and psychiatrists who deal with the mentally ill seems like a cause worthy of our sympathy and support, but politicians are more likely responding to the threat that union leaders could muscle them out of office if they don’t keep the funds flowing.".....
  • Former congressman pepper-sprayed, Fox News contributor punched

    12/12/2012 7:23:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Mich.) was hit with pepper spray while protesting “right to work” legislation outside the Michigan state capitol on Wednesday. “I immediately began to retreat and began to cover my eyes and my mouth,” he told the Battle Creek Enquirer. “It was not good.” Meanwhile, Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was punched repeatedly in an altercation with one protester. Schauer served one term; he beat Rep. Tim Walberg (R) in 2008 only to lose to the former congressman two years later. Tear gas was sprayed at least once, according to the Detroit Free Press. At least two...