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  • White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions [Obama Hates Churches & Charity]

    12/13/2012 1:55:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/12 | Jerry Markon and Peter Wallsten
    The White House and the nation’s most prominent charities are embroiled in a tense, behind-the-scenes debate over President Obama’s push to scale back the nearly century-old tax deduction on donations that the charities say is crucial for their financial health. In a series of recent meetings and calls, top White House aides have pressed nonprofit groups to line up behind the president’s plan for reducing the federal deficit and averting the year-end “fiscal cliff,” according to people familiar with the talks. In part, the White House is seeking to win the support of nonprofit groups for Obama’s central demand that...
  • At federal government agencies, survey finds sagging job satisfaction

    12/13/2012 1:54:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/2012 | Lisa Rein
    It’s no secret that federal workers are feeling worn down. They’ve had their salaries frozen and are at the center of a partisan debate over the value of their work. A report due out Thursday, based on the largest sample ever of the workforce of 2 million, confirms a steady decline in morale and ebbing commitment. Despite positive feedback at some agencies, job satisfaction across the government has hit its lowest point in almost a decade. Just 52.9 percent of employees at the sprawling Department of Homeland Security, for example, are satisfied with their jobs, making it the lowest-ranked large...
  • Report: Chuck Hagel “likely” to be nominated as next Secretary of Defense

    12/13/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2012 | AllahPundit
    His name's been kicking around for more than a week but the "likely" part is new. BREAKING: Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel likely to be nominated as Secretary of Defense— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) December 13, 2012 NBC is hearing the same thing. Team O has been touting him for appointments since before The One was president, when Hagel was briefly rumored to be in the mix for VP. His name popped up again two years later as a potential successor to Dennis Blair as DNI. He's sort of the perfect Obama appointee: He's a centrist Republican, which burnishes O's phony...
  • Humanism for children (American Humanist Association promotes new web site for atheism)

    12/13/2012 1:46:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/10/2012 | William Lane Craig
    The American Humanist Association is promoting a new Web site that is designed to furnish children with a naturalistic or atheistic perspective on science, sexuality, and other topics. The stated goal of the Web site is laudatory: “to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and tolerance among young people, as well as to provide accurate information regarding a wide range of issues related to humanism, science, culture, and history.” The problem is that those values have no inherent connection with naturalism, which is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that there is nothing beyond the physical contents of the universe. One doesn’t need...
  • Setting The Record Straight For Foreigners

    12/13/2012 1:45:33 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Daily Rant ^ | December 13, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    Setting The Record Straight For Foreigners by Mychal Massie on December 13, 2012 in Daily Rant Last night I was talking with a good friend in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who shared an interesting conversation he had with a black Sudanese Moslem about race in America. Jordan’s punishment for knowingly and intentionally misleading the American people and the world at large was to become the recipient of numerous journalism awards including the Livingston Award which until his receipt of same was only awarded posthumously. It seems that the individual my friend referenced was under the impression that white people...
  • Loud Commercials Are Now Against the Law Consumers may file complaints with FCC

    12/13/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 33 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | 12/13/12 | Katy Bachman
    Those annoying ear-splitting commercials that come out of nowhere are now officially against the law. The rules governing implementation of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) Act went into effect today requiring broadcasters, cable operators, satellite services and other video distributors to keep the volume level of commercials consistent with regular TV programming. Loud commercials have been a top consumer complaint for decades, making the CALM Act a consumer favorite. It also made the law's author, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) recognizable in grocery stores, she said during a press conference Thursday morning. "It's the one bill that I've heard...
  • "Shebaab" (Parody Lyrics for "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper

    12/13/2012 1:40:25 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    12-13-12 | Me
    Well you see us every night on Al Jazeera news With explosive underwear and Al Qaeda shoes Hey we've been springin' a Califate of nations We're blowin' up the Western occupations Al Shebaab, Shebaab Do I wanna blow up in a crowded store? Huh, yea, I want to drive through your embassy's front door Hey, they say six dozen virgins will be mine They say I better die or I'll do time Al, Shebaab, Shebaab She-baab, He-baab, a We-baab I-baab, You-baab, a They-baab We-baab B-B-Q Ka-bab (I will make you understand) She-baab, He-baab, a We-baab I-baab, You-baab, a They-baab...
  • The 50 Best Colleges in the United States (Exceptional schools you won’t see on any other list)

    12/13/2012 1:39:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Best Schools ^ | 12/13/2012
    Rankings of AmericaÂ’s best colleges exist all over the web, so why is offering yet another? Because we have a ranking thatÂ’s interesting and useful.Most rankings of AmericaÂ’s best colleges list the usual suspects: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, in the East. In the West, Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech. In the Midwest, the University of Chicago and a few Big Ten schools. In the South, Duke, Vanderbilt, and Emory.To round out such a list, most rankings also throw in a good number of small, elite, liberal arts colleges. Our list will also include some of these colleges. But it will go...
  • Bank Of America Website Blocked By Hackers - Again

    12/13/2012 1:37:04 PM PST · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    13 December 2012 | Vanity
    Denial-of-Service assault - Third time in three days their website won't load - I'm thinking targeted drone missile strikes could solve this malicious hacker issue in a couple days - Spammers would be next on my "Ka-Boom List"
  • Two Kansas City Star reporters told to choose who gets sacked

    12/13/2012 1:33:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    NBC News Business KC ^ | December13, 2012 | A. Pawlowski
    You could call it the “Hunger Games” approach to layoffs – one that’s getting a big thumbs-down from workplace experts. The Kansas City Star recently told two of its journalists, Karen Dillon and Dawn Bormann, that only one of them could keep her job -- and the employees themselves would have to decide who should leave the company, according to the media blog Dillion confirmed the report in an e-mail to NBC News, but did not provide any more details. The investigative reporter has worked for the Kansas City Star since 1991, according to her LinkedIn profile. Bormann did...
  • Lolcats: Where they came from and why we love them

    12/13/2012 1:27:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    MNN ^ | Wed, Nov 14 2012 | Laura Moss
    Combine a photo of a cat with a poorly written (bad spelling and incorrect subject-verb agreement are important) caption in sans serif font, and you’ve got a lolcat.   The term is a composite of “LOL,” which stands for “laugh out loud,” and “cat,” and the adorable images the word describes are an Internet phenomenon.   The first recorded use of the word lolcat occurred in 2005 on 4chan, an imageboard website that features cat photos on Saturdays, or “Caturdays.” However, these humorous images have been “slinking around the Internet for years under various labels, but they did not become...
  • Cheese By-Product Keeps WI. County Roads Clear Of Ice

    12/13/2012 1:25:42 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    See BS Minnesota Yah ^ | December 12, 2012 | WCCO
    POLK COUNTY, WI (WCCO) – Melting ice and snow off the roads has created an unlikely partnership in one Wisconsin County. A local cheese plant is teaming up with the Polk County highway department to produce a brine they say works like a charm. In Moe Norby’s office, you might think you’re in the chemistry lab. Plastic bottles and jugs containing various liquids are spread out on top of his filing cabinets. Lifting a bottle of liquid, Norby said, “the cheese whey itself froze at a lower point than regular salt brine.” Four years ago, the Polk County highway manager...
  • Holy Cow! First Cheesemakers Date Back 7,500 Years

    12/13/2012 1:20:19 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | December 12, 2012 | Charles Choi
    The first direct signs of cheesemaking now seen in potsherds from Poland may help reveal how animal milk dramatically shaped the genetics of Europe, scientists reported today (Dec. 12). Although cheese may just seem to be a topping on pizza or a companion to wine, it may have shaped the evolution of Europeans, researchers say.
  • American Atheists' Billboard Calls for Christmas Minus "Myth" of Christ

    12/13/2012 1:19:26 PM PST · by InHisService · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-11-12 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "We know that a large population of 'Christians' are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion. If you know god is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself 'Christian' in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.
  • Anyone watching Neil Cavuto's interview with the Representative?

    12/13/2012 1:16:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    She only talked about things she wanted to cut. And when pressed repeatedly by Cavuto to list something she would cut, she replied to Cavuto: "You" It was embarassing. Cavuto went to commercial by saying: "I'd love to have you back but this has ben a total waste of time."
  • Trying to take advantage of the large fonts

    12/13/2012 1:08:53 PM PST · by bkepley · 16 replies
    FR ^ | 12/13/12 | Me
    I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!
  • Forum Text is All EXTRA LARGE

    12/13/2012 1:04:22 PM PST · by TChris · 53 replies
    Self ^ | 13-Dec-2012 | TChris
    The body text of every post in the forum is now a VERY LARGE font. Anyone else seeing this?
  • Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites 'very politicized' confirmation....

    12/13/2012 1:02:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 148 replies
    Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Drudge, headline only, Yahoo: Rice drops out

    12/13/2012 1:01:53 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Drudge Rep ^ | 12/13/12 | Drudge
  • Source: Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration

    12/13/2012 1:01:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Source: Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration (CNN) - A senior administration official confirms to CNN that Susan Rice has withdrawn her name......
  • Rob Parker on RGIII’s blackness

    12/13/2012 12:57:57 PM PST · by DFG · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/12 | Dan Steinberg
    snip “But time and time we keep hearing this, so it just makes me wonder deeper about him,” Parker went on. “And I’ve talked to some people down in Washington D.C., friends of mine, who are around and at some of the press conferences, people I’ve known for a long time. But my question, which is just a straight honest question. Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” What does that mean, Parker was asked. “Well, [that] he’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of...
  • Teens Trade PlayStation For LSD

    12/13/2012 12:55:20 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    KDKA ^ | 12/13/12 | KDKA
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating after two Washington County teens were taken to the hospital after taking LSD. Police say two 14-year-old boys were transported to Mon Valley Hospital after taking the drug Wednesday. They allegedly traded a PlayStation 3 gaming console for six hits of LSD in Fallowfield Township. One of the boys was transferred to Children’s Hospital. No word on their conditions or who gave them drugs.
  • Liberty Cast Radio

    Haven't posted here for a while. Some of you might know me as co-founder of Hear Us Now which organized the Tax Day Tea Parties (among other events) at the Colorado State Capitol. I brought Hear Us Now to an end in March of this year. The next project, Liberty Cast. 24 hour online streaming Activist/political radio. Liberty Cast has been under way on a tiny scale for sometime. Producing podcasts for others, and hosting two pdcasts. One being the podcast for Grassroots Radio Colorado ( Please visit the following page, give some consideration to the request and share the...
  • Barbra Streisand on love and politics [ “ever been in love with a Republican,”........]

    12/13/2012 12:53:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Barbra Streisand on love and politics By CAITLIN MCDEVITT | 12/13/12 1:36 PM EST Reuters Reuters Republicans hoping to romance Barbra Streisand are out of luck. Asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan if she’s “ever been in love with a Republican,” the famously liberal actress replied: “Never.” "Could you ever be?” Morgan followed up. "No," she replied. "Well, I mean unless there was an enormous sexual chemistry and, you know, and I had to - we never talked about politics, maybe. But I can't quite imagine it, no."
  • CBS to DeMint: Why Can't the GOP Just Cave to Obama's Tax Hike Demand?

    12/13/2012 12:50:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | December 13, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    Charlie Rose and Gayle King pressed outgoing Senator Jim DeMint on Thursday's CBS This Morning over congressional Republicans resistance to tax hikes. When DeMint stated that President Obama will "probably eventually get his tax increases one way or another", Rose replied, "So, if he will get them, why not get them now and compromise and avoid going off the fiscal cliff?" Open Obama booster King added the bad polling numbers for Republicans into the mix as she tried to get the senator to surrender to the President's demand: "You released a statement...saying this is not rocket science...with that in mind,...
  • Poway girl pepper-sprayed by mail carrier

    12/13/2012 12:47:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    abc ^ | 12.13.2012 | Itica Milanes
    POWAY, Calif. - The parents of a Poway girl are calling for a postal worker to be fired after he pepper-sprayed their 10-year-old on his route, but 10News discovered the story has another side. The mail carrier had just delivered mail to a home on Neddick Avenue and was walking away when the dog got out of the home and started running after him. Ten-year-old Haylee Brown ran after her Boxer named Roxy, which she described as a typical, playful 1-year-old. The fifth grader said she got a hold of the dog's hind legs but the mail carrier must have...
  • Is it just me or is everyone suddenly shouting at the top of their lungs?

    12/13/2012 12:45:54 PM PST · by bkepley · 18 replies*/index | 12/13/12 | NA
    Most of the HTML is suddenly HUGH and SERIES
  • Rare opportunity for action on medical record privacy and data control (MN)

    12/13/2012 12:44:09 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    CCHF ^ | 12-13-12 | twila brase
    DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Thursday, December 20. The MN Dept of Health wants your comments on patient consent before accessing private medical records, on having to inform patients about unauthorized access to medical records, and on whether patients should be able to see the electronic logs that show exactly who accessed their medical records, when, where, and why.  States have power to write real privacy laws. Help legislators take a strong stand for real consent, limited consent, and the right to stay off the National Health Information Network. The NHIN is being created by $27 billion from the Recovery Act (stimulus). It...
  • Australia has asked US if it would sell to Australia 24 more Super Hornets

    12/13/2012 12:42:45 PM PST · by Dundee · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 14, 2012 | Brendan Nicholson
    AUSTRALIA'S Super Hornet fighter-bombers, including 12 fitted out for the RAAF as "Growler" electronic warfare aircraft, will be a major part of the nation's arsenal for many years and will not merely be a stopgap until the arrival of the promised Joint Strike Fighter. Defence Minister Stephen Smith said yesterday that, quite apart from bridging a capability gap if the new JSFs were delayed, the government was now looking at the longer-term use of the Super Hornet and the Growler. Mr Smith said that, putting aside concerns about delays to the JSFs, standard Super Hornets and Growlers used by the...
  • Mysteries swirl around North Korea's satellite launch

    12/13/2012 12:42:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1 hr 2 mins ago | Donald Kirk |
    Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok, briefing South Korean reporters, told them that, “for the time being,” the satellite is “working normally.” That word seemed to snuff out the image of the satellite wobbling off course as it circles the earth in what the ministry says is an oval pattern. The satellite, says the ministry, takes 95.4 minutes to complete an orbit at a speed of about four miles per second. The difference in analysis appears to revolve around what kind of orbit the satellite is in as it whirls about 300 miles above the earth’s surface. Lee Sung-yoon, professor at Tufts...
  • Question on the Fiscal Cliff "negotiations"

    12/13/2012 12:41:39 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 7 replies
    Self | 13 December 2012 | Self
    Why is Boehner even negotiating with zer0? Aren't all financial bills supposed to originate in the House? Just write the bill, and publicize its contents. Make the Admin and the Senate fail to pass/sign the bill. See where the publicity goes then.
  • Matt Drudge Pushes Outrage Button With N-Word Headline

    12/13/2012 12:33:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    dailybeast ^ | 12.13.2012 | Lloyd Grove
    Libertarian Internet impresario Matt Drudge, who delights in mischief above all else, is no doubt enjoying the sh*tstorm he created Wednesday by splashing the N-word seven times in bold capital letters (spelled out except for substituting “*” for the “i”) at the top of his homepage. DRUDGE REPORT Matt Drudge from The Drudge Report. (Michael Caulfield/AP) Other than going for shock and awe, Drudge’s purpose wasn’t entirely clear, although he linked his repetitively epithetic headline to a film review of Quentin Tarantino’s latest violent mockudrama, Django Unchained, about a mid-19th Century former slave (played by Jamie Foxx) who wreaks...
  • Harkin: Limbaugh Manufactured Fiscal Cliff

    12/13/2012 12:31:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you know that the fiscal cliff is my fault? The fiscal cliff has been manufactured by me to scare you. I don't know when I did this, but Tom Harkin was on some Web show that the Huffing and Puffington Post has and the hostette, somebody named Alicia Menendez, who probably doesn't like the Apple Maps app, was interviewing Tom "Dung Heap" Harkin, and they're talking about the fiscal cliff. She said, "Do you hold the conservative media accountable?" Now, stop and think. What kind of wizard of smart do you have to be to in...
  • So, to Sum Up Our Day

    12/13/2012 12:31:14 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Democratic senator hired an unpaid intern who was an undocumented immigrant but a documented sex offender. Apparently Senator Menendez needed an immigrant to do sex offending that Americans won’t do. Meanwhile, Representative Jim Moran is “embarrassed” by the revelation that his voter-fraud-orchestrating son smashed his girlfriend’s face into a garbage can and pleaded guilty to assault. The girlfriend appears to be doing what she can to make the story go away. But don’t worry, the phrase “war on women” may still only be used to describe people who don’t want to pay for someone else’s birth control. ... Obama’s...
  • Darts fan booted out of final because he looked like Jesus

    12/13/2012 12:23:29 PM PST · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    The Sun ^ | 13 Dec 2012
    Bearded Nathan Grindal, 33, was enjoying the match between star champ Phil Taylor and Kim Huybrechts when some of the 4,500-strong audience spotted his likeness to the son of God. Chants of "Jesus" quickly spread through the rowdy crowd, interrupting play at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset. Security was called before six bouncers escorted upset Nathan from the Cash Converters Players' Championship, being shown on ITV4. As he left a chant of 'Stand up if you love Jesus' broke out, with many of the boozed-up crowd getting to their feet. Nathan, a labourer, was escorted to a nearby bar where security...
  • Question about Obama eligibility

    12/13/2012 12:20:29 PM PST · by chuckles · 51 replies
    vanity | 12/13/2012 | chuckles
    Question,...Is it possible, that we could make some sort of statement, that if Obama is found out to be illegally elected, we could prosecute some of the people that covered up his lies to get him elected? It's too late to stop anything now, IMHO, but later, investigations could turn up some evidence that may be accepted. To have Arapio say, positively, that Obama's records are fake and no one even looks at it is criminal, in my mind. If some knew we were coming after them no matter how long it takes, maybe someone would crack. Someone has to...
  • Senate Dems Want Obamacare Waivers

    12/13/2012 12:20:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | December 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This story isn't getting a lot of play, but it should be. Many powerful Democrats, even some of the most liberal among them, are supporting what amounts to dismantling of Obamacare, and they are using Republican language to make their case. These Democrats are attempting to repeal some of the funding mechanisms as well as the cost containment measures that were purportedly inherent in the law. This is a piece by Dr. Susan Berry at "With some of their most influential constituent groups facing onerous tax increases that are slated to help fund the law’s mandates...
  • Flashback: Obama Starts Hawaiian Vacation (Dec 23, 2010)

    12/13/2012 12:20:20 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 23, 2010 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    HONOLULU – Hawaii, at last. President Obama’s delayed Christmas vacation began at 11:42 p.m. (Hawaii time – 4:42 a.m. on the East Coast) when Air Force One touched down at Hickam Air Force Base here. Mr. Obama stepped off the plane into the sultry Hawaiian darkness with two members of Congress, Senator Daniel Akaka and Representative Mazie Hirono, both Democrats of Hawaii, who accompanied him for the 10-hour flight home. The president hopped into his S.U.V., and his motorcade sped off in a hurry to take him to his wife and daughters, who left Washington Saturday for their luxury rented...
  • Henninger: Who Speaks for the GOP?

    12/13/2012 12:19:47 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/13/2012 | Daniel Henninger
    Republicans are failing to define their party's purpose during the fiscal-cliff talks. After the presidential election, the biggest question out there is: What should the Republican Party stand for? The fiscal cliff, no matter the result, was an instant opportunity to elevate the party's basic beliefs. Instead the GOP is disappearing beneath waves of Beltway process. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have worked hard to keep their thumbs stuck in the dam of rising tax rates. Still, the fiscal cliff is looking more each day like an inside-the-Beltway CYA operation. Does anyone in the country beyond the halls of Congress...
  • Purge-worthy

    12/13/2012 12:19:03 PM PST · by bkepley · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2:45 PM, Dec 13, 2012 | John McCormack
    What separated the likes of Huelskamp and Amash from Labrador and Mulvaney was not opposition to budget compromises. The big, obvious difference in their voting records is that Huelskamp and Amash flip-flopped on the budget written by Paul Ryan and voted with Democrats to kill it in committee. The Ryan budget, which had been hailed in 2011 by Rush Limbaugh as “substantively superb and politically brilliant,” squeaked through the Budget Committee in 2012 on a 19-18 vote.
  • Will Housing Inventory Bottom in 2013?

    12/13/2012 12:16:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 12/13/2012 | Bill McBride
    Economist Jed Kolko at Trulia writes: Housing in 2013: What’s In, What’s Out. Kolko discusses five predictions for 2013, the first is on inventory: 1. OUT: Will Home Prices Bottom? IN: Will Inventories Bottom? The big question this year was whether home prices had finally hit bottom. We now know the answer is a resounding “Yes”: every major index shows asking and sales prices rising in 2012. The key question in 2013, though, is whether prices will rise enough so that for-sale inventory–which has fallen 43% nationally since the summer of 2010–will hit bottom and start expanding again. The sharp...
  • The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog.

    12/13/2012 12:16:20 PM PST · by golux · 26 replies
    Tao House ^ | Dec. 7, 1940 | Eugene O'Neill
    I, SILVERDENE EMBLEM O'NEILL (familiarly known to my family, friends, and acquaintances as Blemie), because the burden of my years and infirmities is heavy upon me, and I realize the end of my life is near, do hereby bury my last will and testament in the mind of my Master. He will not know it is there until after I am dead. Then, remembering me in his loneliness, he will suddenly know of this testament, and I ask him then to inscribe it as a memorial to me...
  • Flashback: Obama Departs for Delayed Hawaiian Vacation (Dec 23, 2011)

    12/13/2012 12:13:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Tom Giusto
    President Obama is on his way to a delayed Hawaiian vacation with his family now that the showdown over extending the payroll tax cut has been settled. He called it “some good news just in the nick of time for the holidays.” Before leaving the White House the president signed the bill extending the payroll tax cut for two months. It will affect 160 million American workers. Mr. Obama acted Friday after the House and Senate approved the 2 percent tax cut extension. The legislation also extends unemployment insurance for jobless workers and forces Mr. Obama to make a decision...
  • Tennessee’s Troubling Islamist Network

    12/13/2012 12:07:56 PM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies ^ | December 13, 2012 | David James
    The “red-green alliance” in Tennessee between the liberal-left and Islamists is alive and well but made even more novel with the participation of Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Never one to shy away from Obama’s agenda for the U.S., Governor Haslam’s push to elevate the political status of Muslims in his state must leave Tennesseans wondering if their Republican governor is actually a Democrat. Governor Haslam’s promotion of the Islamist agenda in his state progressed from having his Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security work behind the scenes to support and partner with the American Muslim Advisory Council to having...
  • The Leader of the Never Surrender Wing

    12/13/2012 12:07:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | December 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you know, in addition to me being responsible for your state of panic over the fiscal cliff, I lead the Never Surrender Wing of the GOP. This is Norman Ornstein last night on the Charlie Rose Show. Norman Ornstein, the American Enterprise Institute resident scholar, and they were talking about the Republican Party. Charlie Rose said, "Is Boehner less afraid of his caucus than he has been in the past?" ORNSTEIN: You've got groups like those led by Rush Limbaugh saying never give up, never surrender, we didn't do anything wrong, they'll come to us. You've...
  • Taxes, taxes and more taxes….the liberal way

    12/13/2012 12:06:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-13-12 | Curt
    Obama proposed this last year and now its back on the table: This week, the Wall Street Journal’s John D. McKinnon and Andrew Ackerman are reporting that House Speaker John Boehner “is willing to consider curbing the tax-exempt status of municipal-bond interest, subject to negotiations with the White House.” Reality check...the only reason investors buy muni bonds is because of the tax exempt status. They pay less interest than other bonds that are already taxed so if they are gonna tax the muni's....might as well get the higher interest rate. So what happens then? Local, county and state municipalities will...
  • Boehner: If Obama Won't Cut Spending, Then No Deal (vudeo)

    12/13/2012 12:06:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies ^ | 12/13/2012 1:03:11 PM0:25
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  • (Ma. Gov.Deval)Patrick: Controversial ex-public safety czar would be ‘great judge’

    12/13/2012 12:04:05 PM PST · by massmike · 2 replies ^ | 12/13/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan — who is stepping down amid a flurry of controversy — may be in line for a judgeship, Gov. Deval Patrick suggested this afternoon. Asked by a Herald reporter at a State House press conference today whether he intended to nominate Heffernan to become a judge, Patrick grinned widely. “Well, you know, she’d make a great judge,” said Patrick. “And that’s all I’ll say about that right now.” Heffernan was listed as a reference on the job application of Sheila Burgess, the state’s ex-highway safety director who resigned after her checkered, four-page driving record...
  • Russia says Syrian rebels might win

    12/13/2012 11:55:48 AM PST · by Repeat Offender · 10 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 13 Dec 2012 | Steve Gutterman and Oliver Holmes
    MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are gaining ground and might win, Russia's Middle East envoy said on Thursday, in the starkest such admission from a major ally of President Bashar al-Assad in 20 months of conflict.
  • Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    12/13/2012 11:51:13 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    PHILADELPHIA - It's a union protest designed to bring you to tears. Residents at the Vista apartment building on the 2800 block. of N. 47th St. in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section are losing their minds over a recording played by protesters from IBEW local 98. Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message: "Your community is crying for jobs, participation and fair wages." It's what comes next that brings a tear to the eye: an extended crying jag by a seemingly fussy infant. The recording- which began last Wednesday- runs each weekday from around...