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  • President's Gamesmanship Hurts Economy

    12/13/2012 7:51:27 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Charlie Leonard
    As the president gets closer to achieving his most cherished political ambition — raising taxes on the top earners in our country — I've started to wonder what satisfaction he, and those he's convinced this is a good idea, will actually experience. Forget all the silly speeches. By any seriously objective standard, the president's tax increases will do little or nothing to reduce his deficits or his approaching legacy of extraordinary national debt. Without increasing taxes more broadly and without structurally reforming our entitlement programs, which now appears likely, the president's plan changes virtually nothing about the direction or funding...
  • Belafonte’s Advice to Obama: Imprison Opposition “Like a Third World Dictator” (Video)

    12/13/2012 7:51:17 AM PST · by crosshairs · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/12 | Jim Hoft
    Enlightened Marxist Harry Belafonte was on with pal Al Sharpton this week. His advice for Obama was to imprison opposition like a “third world dictator.”
  • 185 Economists to Congress: "Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage"

    12/13/2012 7:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Note:  The following letter is co-signed by 185 of the nation's economists including Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Provost Professor of Finance, University of Colorado, and Contributing Editor to A Line of Sight.  http://sanjaibhagat.com  Further information is available from the National Taxpayers Union, click here.  An Open Letter to Congress: December 11, 2012Dear Members of Congress:As the nation approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff," we, the undersigned economists, urge Congress to carefully consider the relative merits of tax increases and spending restraint. Increasing taxes would likely slow or reverse our nation's fragile economic recovery and undermine long-term growth. Restraining the growth of expenditures,...
  • We Have a Problem -- A Real Problem

    12/13/2012 7:50:20 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/13/2012 | Neal Boortz
    No .. I’m not talking about the fiscal cliff, nor am I talking about the almost $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities we face as a nation. Iran and a nuke? Yeah .. that’s serious all right, but I’m told that we are messin’ with Iran right now in ways that you couldn’t even imagine – ways that could derail their nuclear plans for some time to come. Is the real problem our sagging economy? An oncoming second recession? The growth of government dependency? Sure … all of those are problems and all are difficult to deal with … but they...
  • Homeowner shoots intruder near Mulvane(KS)

    12/13/2012 7:49:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ksn.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | NA
    MULVANE, Kansas -- A 31-year-old burglary suspect is listed in serious but stable condition after he was shot in the chest by a homeowner in rural Mulvane. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the homeowner found the man in his garage and held him at gunpoint while his wife called 911. "The suspect threatened him, came at him," said Capt. Mike Yoder with the Sumner County Sheriff's Department. "He fired one round. It struck him in the upper chest."
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 13,2012

    12/13/2012 7:37:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
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  • 18 Democratic senators revolt against Harry Reid on Obamacare tax

    12/13/2012 7:34:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2012 | Patrick Howley
    Eighteen Democratic U.S. Senators and senators-elect sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week calling for a “delay in the implementation” of the medical device tax in Obamacare, the Wall Street Journal reports. The provision was an integral part of the version of the Obamacare law, which was passed in the Senate under Reid’s stewardship in 2009. It is set to take effect on January 1, 2013. An effort to repeal the provision failed in Congress in June. At the time, Reid characterized the proposed repeal as a Republican attack on Obamacare. “The medical technology industry directly...
  • Record Dividends as the U.S. Creeps Deeper Toward Recession

    12/13/2012 7:32:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Political Calculations
    According to S&P's latest Monthly Dividend Action Report [Excel spreadsheet], the month of November 2012 was a record month that saw some 3,327 U.S. companies make some kind of declaration involving their dividends (that's not the record!) Here are the astounding numbers: 197 companies acted to increase their cash dividend in the 8th best month on record (since January 2004), and the most in any November on record. The all-time record for regular dividend increases announced in a single month is 246, which was set in February 2007. 228 companies acted to make a special cash dividend payment to their...
  • “There Will Be Blood”: Union Violence in the Age of Obama

    12/13/2012 7:30:48 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 23 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/13/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    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...
  • A Simple Logic Question That Most Harvard Students Get Wrong

    12/13/2012 7:28:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/12/2012 | Gus Lubin
    Havard students get near-perfect SAT scores. These are smart, smart kids. So they shouldn't have trouble with a simple logic question, right? Try the following puzzle: A bat and ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Scroll down for the answer ...
  • Women senators agree: If women were in charge, there’d be a fiscal cliff deal by now

    12/13/2012 7:26:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, this is worth watching if only to see McCaskill mouth a bit of ancient biological determinism that would have set the left off on a two-day screech bender had she been a Republican man. I think the clip's worst sin is how cloying it is: Diane Sawyer decided to bring the women of the Senate together to talk about capital-w Women, so naturally some self-serving CW about capital-w Women must get said. Thank you, Susan Collins, for handling the easy lay-up. I'd like to hear more from her and McC about why compromise is a virtue in itself...
  • OF COURSE- All Commies Despise Him: Leftist Univ of Chicago to Bulldoze Reagan Childhood Home

    12/13/2012 7:23:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    And for a 'grassy strip' adjacent to 'new parking lot' Latest news out of the communist stronghold known as the University of Chicago -you know, same U of C that made Bill Ayers a professor and found Obama a faux teaching gig to pad his micron-thin resume- is that a childhood home to young Ronald Reagan is about to be leveled so the University can build -get ready for it- 'a grassy strip' next to a new parking lot... All of Ronald Reagan's formative years, from birth until he landed his first job across the Mississippi 21 years later,...
  • WIND ENERGY: America’s Most Favored Industry

    12/13/2012 7:19:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2012 | Robert Bryce
    In the history of American business, it’s difficult to find an industry that has enjoyed more political favoritism than the wind-energy sector now enjoys. The wind industry gets subsidies, mandates, and a de facto exemption from prosecution under some of America’s oldest wildlife laws. And the wind-energy lobby is doing all it can to make sure that this favoritism is maintained. With the lame-duck session of Congress now under way, the American Wind Energy Association and its allies on Capitol Hill have begun a lobbying effort to extend the Production Tax Credit, the 2.2-cent-per-kilowatt-hour subsidy that the wind sector has...
  • Letter to a Christian Nation (From a recent convert)

    12/13/2012 7:17:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2012 | Lee Habeeb
    Any of us who have come to Christ later in life know the factors that led us to Him. The Spirit was tugging at me for a while. C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity started it. Like me, he was once an atheist. Until he could be one no more. “In 1929, I gave in, and admitted that God was God,” wrote Lewis, “perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.” A few committed people of faith did the rest for me, as I witnessed in them the power of the Holy Spirit. It was the power of their...
  • The $10,000 Degree: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.

    12/13/2012 7:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    As college costs rise rapidly in most places, Texas and Florida are trying to implement something that has become a radical notion: a degree that costs only $10,000. Texas governor Rick Perry announced this goal for his state last year. (Perry was inspired by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who had remarked that online learning ought to make it possible for students to pay just $2,000 per year for college.) In November, Florida governor Rick Scott announced that he, too, wanted to see state colleges offer bachelor’s degrees for $10,000 or less. In Texas, ten colleges have signed on (some of...
  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Movie) [Release Date: JFK Assassination date 11-22-13]

    12/13/2012 7:13:28 AM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Release date: November 22, 2013 The continuing adventures of Katniss Everdeen, which take place in a futuristic dystopian world, as she prepares for the Quarter Quell.
  • The Republicans Should Just Let Obama Take America Off Of the Cliff

    12/13/2012 7:13:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/13/2012 | Louis Woodhill
    For the good of the country and the survival of the Republican Party, the GOP must allow President Obama to take America off the so-called “fiscal cliff” on January 1. Given the intransigent position that Obama has taken on raising marginal tax rates, any deal that the Republicans in the House of Representatives could conceivably make with him before the end of the year would be counterproductive. It would impede economic growth, and thereby actually reduce the present value of future federal revenues. Such a deal would also further damage the Republican “brand”, which has been trashed by the “clueless...
  • (Video) Democrats will Never get the Blame When America Crumbles

    12/13/2012 7:12:23 AM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Regarding the fantasies that there will be a day when a large percentage of voters will see the error of their ways, resulting in a mass defection of the Democrat Party...
  • Communist Victory Amerika

    12/13/2012 7:12:16 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 33 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 3-12-12 | Xavier Lerma
    Once upon a time there once was a country so beautiful with spacious skies, with purple mountain majesties where everyone sang "God shed his grace on thee". It promoted freedom of religion and allowed Christianity to grow. It gave opportunities for everyone to better themselves in education and create businesses that not only made them rich but allowed those in poverty to prosper and become middle class citizens.
  • Walter Williams: The Government, Not The Market, Created Our Financial Crisis

    12/13/2012 7:11:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/13/2012 | Prof. Walter Williams
    Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, "Williams, you'd have to be a lunatic to do that!" But that's precisely what we've done: turned to the people who created our fiscal crisis to fix it. I have never read a better account of our doing just that than in John Allison's new book, "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure." Allison is the former CEO of Branch Banking and Trust, the nation's 10th largest bank. He assembles evidence...
  • And the Winner of TIME’s Person of the Year Reader Poll Is…(Kim Jong Un, can't make this up)

    12/13/2012 7:09:24 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 12/13/2012 | Kelly Conniff
    Kim Jong Un is having a good year. After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at the end of 2011, he’s solidified his control over the country, appeared on TIME’s cover and he was even named ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ (OK, that honor was actually bestowed as a spoof in the satirical newspaper, The Onion, but a Chinese news service mistook the Onion piece for real news and the story went global.) Now, he’s gotten the most votes in TIME’s completely unscientific reader Person of the Year Poll with 5.6 million votes. Not...
  • Concealed Weapon Permits To Hit 1 Million Next Week In Florida

    12/13/2012 7:05:25 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 30 replies
    Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg Times) ^ | Dec. 13, 2012 | Michael Van Sickler
    Sometime next week in Florida, somebody will become the state's 1 millionth holder of a concealed weapons permit, solidifying the state's No. 1 standing in the nation in that category. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam deemed that was worthy of a news conference Wednesday, flanked by U.S. and state flags. "I've been asked about our licensing responsibilities as much as any other topic," Putnam said when asked why he touted the 1 million mark. No doubt, it proves the popularity of a program begun in 1987 at the urging of the NRA, when Florida became the first state to adopt a...
  • Jobless claims fall sharply, recover from Sandy (Down to 343,000)

    12/13/2012 7:05:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/13/2012 | Jason Lange;
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a fourth straight week last week, pointing to steady healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 29,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised to show 2,000 more applications than previously reported. Last week's drop left new claims at their lowest since the week of October 6, and well below the levels just before superstorm Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast in late October and triggered several weeks of volatile claims numbers.
  • Zombie Entertainment: A Lesson in Cognitive Dissonance and the Red Pill

    12/13/2012 6:55:07 AM PST · by FrogMom · 93 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | 11 Dec 2012 | Kimberly Paxton
    Zombies are the new vampires in the entertainment world, but unlike pop culture vampires, they don’t sparkle, they aren’t sexy and brooding, and you don’t want to turn into one. The most popular show in cable TV history is The Walking Dead. Dozens, if not hundreds, of zombies are slain in every episode. Head shots are taken with no more compunction than swatting as mosquito before it lands on your arm. An axe to the skull, a pick through an eye socket, blunt objects, arrows, daggers – anything goes. What’s more, it doesn’t matter if the zombie is a man,...
  • On Swift raid anniversary, immigrants hold vigil for reform

    12/13/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    KSL.COM ^ | December 12th, 2012 | Jed Boal and Mike Anderson
    SALT LAKE CITY — Undocumented and legal Latinos gathered with a diverse crowd Wednesday night in Salt Lake to send a message to Washington: They want change in U.S. immigration laws. "This is a human issue and ... these are families that are being separated," said Itza Hernandez. "We need some kind of change to the broken immigration system." Hernandez, a member of the Salt Lake Dream Team, is an undocumented immigrant who has lived in Utah since she was 4 years old. She and others who spoke at the vigil hoped that lawmakers in Washington and neighbors at home...
  • U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens (Big Brother lives)

    12/13/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/12 | Julia Angwin
    Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime. ~ snip ~ The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an...
  • Right-to-Work States Have Lower Workplace Injury Rates

    12/13/2012 6:45:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/11/2012 | James Hohman
    It’s a repeated and deceptive talking point from Big Labor that becoming a right-to-work state will result in lower workplace safety. This is a convenient objection, but not supported by the data. Consider Oklahoma, which became a right-to-work state in 2001. From 2000 to 2010 its workplace injury rate plummeted, decreasing their average workplace injuries and illnesses by nearly 40 percent. Oklahoma's injury and illness rate is less than in Michigan. Overall, right-to-work states have a slightly lower incidence of workplace injuries. It's true that right-to-work states have a greater incidence of fatal workplace injuries, but the very dangerous occupations...
  • Non-whites to make up nearly 60 percent of U.S. by 2060: Census

    12/13/2012 6:43:44 AM PST · by dennisw · 38 replies
    yahoo ^ | DEC 13 | By Susan Heavey
    The shift will largely be fueled by minority births that continue to outpace those of whites, the agency said, based on data from the 2010 Census. Nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic by 2060, up from one in six now, it said. The Asian population is also expected to more than double over the next five decades. "The U.S. will become a plurality nation, where the non-Hispanic white population remains the largest single group, but no group is in the majority," Thomas Mesenbourg, the agency's acting director, said in a statement. The United States has been on...
  • Embrace the Suck

    12/13/2012 6:37:16 AM PST · by NCjim · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Let's go over the cliff Gangnam Style. It used to be an accepted truth that America would never negotiate with terrorists -- at least before Obama made 'leading from behind' so popular -- or the ascendency of his current variation, 'leading from nowhere.' Well... in fiscal negotiations Barack Obama is a terrorist. Think about it; he has nothing to lose, because he cares only about winning -- the nation be damned. In fact, the economic depredations inherent in cliff diving provide him with an advantage. By letting lower tax rates on the middle class expire, potentially he has access to...
  • Bill Ayers: Leftist Power is in Schools

    12/13/2012 6:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Terrorist turned teacher Bill Ayers appeared at a recent Big Apple gathering of “Change the Stakes,” an anti-testing group comprised mostly of teachers and parents. At least two employees of the New York City Board of Education were there as well. EAGnews obtained exclusive video of the event and will be releasing more clips in the coming days. But first we would like to present Ayers’ statement on the power of radical socialist educators in today’s public schools. It should send chills down every parent’s spine. SEE THE VIDEO HERE. Ayers explained to his audience that leftists wrongly put...
  • Fundamental change in the way the fed can use citizen databases (my title)

    12/13/2012 6:26:26 AM PST · by MV=PY · 4 replies
    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/490761-nctc-guidelines-2012.html
    Guidelines for access, retention, use, and dissemination by the National Counterterrorism Center and other agencies of information in datasets containing non-terrorism information.
  • Ben Nelson bids farewell, wants to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

    12/13/2012 6:24:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's Rag) ^ | December 13, 2012 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Ben Nelson isn't about to trade his U.S. Senate seat for a rocking chair. The retiring Nebraska Democrat, 71, wants to trek up Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro. He reiterated Wednesday that he's looking forward to tackling his "bucket list" after leaving Congress late this year. Spending more time with family and hunting top that list, but there are more exotic goals: ascending the dormant volcano peak of Kilimanjaro and visiting Machu Picchu, the remote 15th century Inca site in Peru. “There are so many things that you put off, and now I don't have to worry about just putting...
  • Mom's "miracle child" is a bundle of joy.

    12/13/2012 6:21:56 AM PST · by Melinda in TN · 8 replies
    Cleveland Daily Banner ^ | December 13, 2012 | William Wright
    An infant who stood a zero chance at a normal life after weighing only 1 pound, 13 ounces at birth is redefining what normal looks like with the loving support of his mother. Lolita Harris carried her son, Paxton, for just 26 weeks before his premature birth on Aug. 22, 2009. He was scheduled to arrive as late as Nov. 25. But when he water suddenly broke weeks early, Lolita went into labor for 72 hours, afraid her child would not survive to enjoy a single day. Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner - Mom’s ‘miracle child’ is a bundle of...
  • Do we live in a computer simulation? How to test the idea.

    12/13/2012 6:21:49 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies
    KurzweilAINetwork ^ | December 13, 2012
    The concept that we could possibly be living in a computer simulation comes from a 2003 paper published in Philosophical Quarterly by Nick Bostrom, a philosophy professor at the University of Oxford. With current limitations and trends in computing, it will be decades before researchers will be able to run even primitive simulations of the universe. But a University of Washington team has suggested tests that can be performed now, or in the near future, that could resolve the question. Currently, supercomputers using a technique called lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQC), and starting from the fundamental physical laws that govern the universe, can...
  • U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show

    12/13/2012 6:12:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 17 April 2011 | Craig Whitlock
    The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables. The London-based satellite channel, Barada TV, began broadcasting in April 2009 but has ramped up operations to cover the mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign to overthrow the country’s autocratic leader, Bashar al-Assad. Human rights groups say scores of people have been killed by Assad’s security forces since the demonstrations began March 18; Syria has blamed the violence on “armed gangs.” Barada TV is closely...
  • Morality and Investing

    12/13/2012 6:11:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Back in the day, Americans trying to pressure South Africa to jettison its Apartheid system of government decided to put pressure on American businesses and other investors with financial links to Pretoria. Reverend Leon Sullivan created a set of principles in 1977 that ultimately was adopted by the United States government in 1986 that created serious economic backlash for those that profited in South Africa. The campaign probably worked more from a moral embarrassment standpoint than an economic boycott. I supported the campaign. I think so did most people that understood how unfair Apartheid was and how poorly it looked...
  • The Darkness and the Light

    12/13/2012 6:10:18 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they would be a people with their own faith and history, or the colony of another empire, with...
  • Quinn, Emanuel assail court's concealed carry decision

    12/13/2012 6:07:36 AM PST · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 13 dec 20122 | Monique Garcia and Hal Dardick
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday indicated he would like to see assault weapons banned in Illinois as lawmakers this spring revise state law to allow some form of concealed carry to comply with a court ruling that tossed aside a long-standing ban on allowing people to carry weapons. Meanwhile, at City Hall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted Tuesday's federal appellate court decision as "wrongheaded" as he offered legal help to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as she weighs an appeal. Judges gave the General Assembly six months to make changes, and the Democratic governor suggested the new rules will have to...
  • Is REVENGE or SMOKESCREEN the motive for Benghazi-Coward Obama's Fiscal "Cliff"?

    12/13/2012 6:05:12 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 10 replies
    Graewoulf | December 13, 2012 | Graewoulf
    The financial disaster of the loss of over one Trillion Taxpayer Dollars per year by the incompetent financial stewardship of Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama continues without significant opposition by the cowardly US House of Representatives. Sobber of the House Boehner is so fearful of the negative opinions that will always come from the Commie Liberal Agenda Media, (CLAM), that Boehner is willing to tearfully impale himself on Obama's threat of a veto just to "save" America from not getting a "Deal" by the end of 2012. Conservatives do not want a "Deal." What we want is for the US House...
  • Save the Middle Class ... and Everyone Else

    12/13/2012 6:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- William McGurn, the esteemed Wall Street Journal columnist and soon-to-be editor of the editorial page of the New York Post, has made an interesting observation about the fabulous Bush tax cuts that are about to lapse. They amount to a substantial sum of money for a middle-class family. For the middle class it will be a big deal if they disappear. President Barack Obama has portrayed the Bush tax cuts as a rich person's tax cut, but now he is portraying them as a huge tax break for the middle class. Of a sudden he says do not...
  • Obama's Laughter

    12/13/2012 5:58:25 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 34 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 10-12-12 | Xavier Lerma
    The last nail on America's coffin has been hammered while Obama and his comrades smirk over its grave....
  • British academic: Ban party balloons (helium filled)

    12/13/2012 5:58:00 AM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    “The scarcity of helium is a really serious issue. I can imagine that in 50 years time our children will be saying, ‘I can’t believe they used such a precious material to fill balloons,’” said the doctor, Peter Wothers. The non-renewable gas is a necessity in hospitals, where it is used to cool magnets in MRI scanners and mixed with oxygen to allow ill patients and newborn babies to breathe more easily. Scientists have been unsuccessful in finding a sustainable way of making the gas artificially. “If we keep using it for non-essential things like party balloons, where we’re just...
  • For Once, Republicans Must Ignore All Calls and Jump off Cliff

    12/13/2012 5:54:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Matt Towery
    I remember it well. It was Christmastime 1995, and much of the business establishment seemed furious with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. As his political chair, I was hearing them out. Moreover, I was by then CEO of one of the nation's largest producers of corporate annual reports -- big-ticket items -- so I was listening intently. But I had no influence. Bill Clinton was having nothing to do with Newt's threats to "shut down" the government, and that is exactly what Newt did -- twice -- both in December of 1995 and again in January of 1996. The result? Clinton ultimately...
  • Freedom From Union Compulsion

    12/13/2012 5:47:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    To everything there is a season, the Good Book says, and in Michigan workplaces the season of freedom is arriving at last. Republican legislators voted Tuesday to make Michigan the 24th state in the nation to protect an essential civil liberty: the right to work for a living without being required to join or pay money to a labor union. Governor Rick Snyder signed the new laws – one dealing with private-sector employees, one covering government employment – a few hours later, hailing them as "pro-worker and pro-Michigan." Big Labor and its allies, of course, are furiously denouncing this...
  • New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

    12/13/2012 5:44:17 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 11, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things. It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces. The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an...
  • £100 billion and counting: What Britain has paid to Brussels in the last 40 years

    12/13/2012 5:36:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:42 EST, 13 December 2012 | Matt Chorley
    Britain’s membership of the European Union has cost taxpayers almost £100 billion since its formation. As David Cameron travels to Brussels today for another EU summit, it emerged that from 1973 to this year, Britain has paid £97 billion ($156 billion) in net payments. … Cameron is due to attend talks today aimed are establishing a single banking watchdog for Eurozone countries. … But the move is being seen as a significant step towards a European super state. … It means national governments will no longer have oversight of their banks. …
  • Fiscal Cliff Creates Problems That Don't Faze Obama

    12/13/2012 5:35:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners? Some analysts think so. Keith Hennessey, a former top staffer for the Bush White House and Senate Republicans and a veteran of budget negotiations, argues that Obama's whole second term would be blighted if he allows the fiscal cliff tax increases and sequestration budget cuts to take place next month. His argument is based on three assumptions. One is that going over the fiscal cliff would trigger a sharp recession and a weak economy thereafter....
  • Is it time to rethink the war on drugs?

    12/13/2012 5:26:46 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 147 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/13/12 | Judson Phillips
    We have had the “War on Drugs” since the 70’s. In the 80’s, the “War” went from just skirmishes to an all out nuclear war on drugs. Now, thirty years later what have we accomplished? Has the “War on Drugs” become just another epic government failure like the “War on Poverty” with the only thing accomplished being massive government spending and an equally massive erosion of our Constitutional Rights? My perspective on the “War on Drugs” is a little different from most people. I practiced law for 24 years. Ten of those years were as a prosecutor. The rest were...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(12/13/12)[Prayer]

    12/13/2012 5:23:15 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/13/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress. God Bless America!
  • Britain lifts ban on shale gas fracking

    12/13/2012 5:17:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012, 11:14 | (Agencies)
    Britain this morning lifted its ban on shale gas exploration as it aims to become a European leader in a sector that has transformed the US energy market and counter a fall in the UK’s natural gas production. … Europe’s largest gas consumer, Britain, had put a temporary stop to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” for shale gas in May 2011, a process in which water and chemicals are injected at high pressure into rock formations to retrieve trapped gas, after earth tremors were measured near a fracking site close to Blackpool. Fracking can resume immediately, but explorers need to operate...