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  • Opinion: Obama's Negotiating Arrogance (Video)

    12/13/2012 2:54:39 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    wsj.com/video ^ | 12/07/12 | Columnist Kim Strassel
    Opinion: Obama's Negotiating Arrogance Dec 7, 2012 Columnist Kim Strassel gives an update on the fiscal cliff negotiations and President Obama's demand that Republicans give him the power to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants. 12/07/12 WSJ Video
  • Cause and Effect: Americans Who Voted for Obama Now Seeing Weekly Job Hours Slashed Below 30...

    12/13/2012 2:51:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 12, 2012
    It is the ultimate example of how you reap what you sow: Huge numbers of American workers who voted for Obama are now seeing their own jobs slashed below 30 hours a week as employers desperately try to avoid "Obamacare bankruptcy." Obamacare mandates for businesses only apply to those working 30 hours a week or more, and while many businesses do not want to cut workers' hours, they are being forced to in order to stay afloat. This necessary action is causing businesses to lose money and become less competitive while at the same time destroying American jobs. Some businesses...
  • Lieberman Responds to Indictment: I've Been Targeted for Years

    12/13/2012 2:51:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/12 | Annie Lubin
    Avigdor Lieberman responded Thursday to the recent indictment of fraud and breach of trust brought against him, saying he has been the target of suspicion and questioning for a long time now. Hinting that he has no intention of resigning, he said he hopes the matter will be settled as soon as possible. The Attorney General charged that Lieberman used his influence to promote the former Israeli ambassador to Belarus because the ambassador illegally leaked information about an investigation against him. "The investigation against me has been going on for sixteen years," said Lieberman. "From July 1996 there has not...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,December 13,2012

    12/13/2012 2:44:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | December 13,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Michigan Right to Work law partially defunds Planned Parenthood, gay activists

    12/13/2012 2:35:12 PM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 12-13-12 | by Kirsten Andersen
    Full Title: Michigan Right to Work law an opportunity to partially defund Planned Parenthood, gay activists ... Despite the fact that their membership is about evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, major Michigan unions spend nearly 100 percent of their political cash on the campaigns of some of the nation’s most pro-abortion Democratic politicians. They also support Planned Parenthood and same-sex “marriage” campaigns. “Planned Parenthood and the UAW [United Auto Workers] share a planned vision for this country,” said Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the National Community Action Program (CAP) Legislative Conference in Washington. Elise Hilton of the Acton...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I Love Paying My Taxes!'

    12/13/2012 2:35:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/13/12 | PATRICK GAVIN
    In a new interview with Esquire, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reflects on his time in public office and shares what he’s learned about politics. “You can’t learn charisma,” said Schwarzenegger. “The power of influence is one of the most unique powers that you can have. It’s not the power of controlling people. It’s developing a certain skill of communicating what you want to accomplish so that people will follow you.” Schwarzenegger also said, “Be a public servant. Not a party servant,” a statement that isn’t surprising given the fact that his own views weren’t always in line with Republican doctrine....
  • 'The a--hole factor'

    12/13/2012 2:31:13 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 14 replies
    Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a conservative who is close to party leaders, told them that "the a—hole factor" came into play in the Steering decision. “He said that it had nothing to do with their voting record, a scorecard, or their actions across the street [meaning fundraising],” Westmoreland spokeswoman Leslie Shedd told POLITICO. “It had to do with their inability to work with other members, which some people might refer to as the a—hole factor.” Shedd said her boss didn’t intend to call anyone a name and acknowledged later to her that “perhaps he should have said obstinate factor instead and...
  • CAIR-Michigan Goes After the U.S. Constitution

    12/13/2012 2:30:11 PM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 13DEC12 | Clare M. Lopez
    There they go again. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has just put out an Action Alert that takes direct aim at the Constitution of the United States. At issue is the Michigan state legislature’s House Bill No. 4769, which looks likely to pass in coming days. Quite simply, that bill states that no foreign law may take precedence over American law or Michigan state law in a Michigan court room. The key provision of the bill is Section 2, which says: “A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, or other adjudicative, mediation, or enforcement authority shall not enforce a foreign law...
  • FLASH: Senate passes amended HB495; Concurrence vote expected in the House(OH)

    12/13/2012 2:25:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    An amended HB495 was passed by the Ohio Senate today by a 26-7 vote. The Ohio House is expected to hold a concurrence vote on the Senate version later today. The amended bill makes three changes to current law: * Eliminates the "demonstrated competency" requirement for second and future CHL renewals, making CHL training similar to a hunting license. * Fixes the definition of a "loaded gun" to match the commonly accepted definition. * Allows law-abiding gun owners to have their firearms stored in their cars in the state-owned parking garages such as the one under the Statehouse. Unfortunately, despite...
  • (Flashback) Nebraska: Bob Kerrey Nabs Chuck Hagel Endorsement

    12/13/2012 2:22:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/1/12
    By Humberto Sanchez Posted at 6:18 p.m. on Nov. 1 Nebraskans should send former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) back to the Senate on Tuesday because he has a history of working across the aisle and would help end partisan gridlock, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel said today in endorsing his former colleague. Some polls have shown the race between Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer tightening in recent days. Hagel, who stressed that he is still a Republican, noted that Kerrey has also received endorsements from other Republican former Senators, including Alan Simpson of Wyoming, who co-chaired a commission that proposed...
  • The Republicans Have Failed the Nation

    12/13/2012 2:15:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 91 replies
    RedState ^ | December 13th, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    “Obsequious praise for small government does the Republicans no good when they too are in favor of big government in their actions.” Over the next couple of years, Barack Obama wants to raise the national debt to $18.9 trillion or so. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the congressional Republicans want to raise the national debt to $18.4 trillion or so.The present leadership of the Republican Party has gone from making the case that government is the problem and the American people are the solution to making the case that Democratic controlled government is the problem and Republican controlled government is...
  • Hank Johnson forswears the word ‘midget’

    12/13/2012 2:12:49 PM PST · by Gil4 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/2012 | Emily Heil
    Turns out, the language one uses in speeches on the House floor is no small matter. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.
  • South Florida Family Steps Up Pressure to Get Ex-Marine Son Out of Mexican Prison

    12/13/2012 2:09:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 | Julia Bagg and Brian Hamacher
    Congressional letters, petitions putting attention on South Florida man's imprisonmentFamily members of a South Florida military veteran jailed in Mexico are stepping up pressure to free their son so he won't spend Christmas behind foreign bars. Jon Hammar, 27, hasn't been seen since August, when he and a friend set out in a Winnebago on a road trip headed for Costa Rica with plans on surfing. Days after he drove off, his parents learned the former Marine landed in a Mexican jail, charged with carrying an illegal weapon. "I ask you to continue to pray for him, we got a...
  • Fixed Costs Are What's Really Driving Americans To The Poorhouse

    12/13/2012 2:09:06 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 29 replies
    BI ^ | 12/13/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    Thumb through any personal finance book written over the last five years and chances are you'll come across at least a handful of chapters on how cutting daily luxuries like coffee and cable. It's that kind of finger-wagging criticism that's rubbed so many hardworking people wrong –– the idea that they wouldn't be in this position if only they'd watched less TV, traded in their car, or tried cooking more meals at home. In case you're in need of a reminder of the bigger picture, Personal finance expert Helaine Olen nails the issue right on its ugly head in her...
  • Golden Globe Awards 2013 – Nominations List

    12/13/2012 2:06:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    MJ's BIG BLOG ^ | 12/13/2012 | MJ
    Best Television Series DramaBreaking Bad Boardwalk Empire Downton Abbey: Season 2 Homeland The NewsroomBest Performance By An Actress In A Television Series DramaConnie Britton, Nashville Glenn Close, Damages Claire Danes, Homeland Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey: Season 2 -julianna Margulies, The Good WifeBest Performance By An Actor In A Television Series DramaSteve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Damian Lewis, HomelandBest Television Series Comedy Or MusicalThe Big Bang Theory Episodes Girls Modern FamilySmashBest Performance By An Actress In A Television Series Comedy Or MusicalZooey Deschanel, New Girl Julia Louis-dreyfus, Veep Lena Dunham,...
  • Forensics profiler deconstructs Barack Obama

    12/13/2012 2:01:20 PM PST · by robowombat · 22 replies
    COACH COLLINS, ^ | DECEMBER 13TH, 2012 | George Spelvin
    Forensics profiler deconstructs Barack Obama COACH COLLINS, ON DECEMBER 13TH, 2012 by George Spelvin, staff writer Cutting edge forensic profiler, Dr. Andrew G. Hodges, is using his skills to decode the psychological construct of President Barack Obama to uncover the reasons for what the doctor believes to be the poresident’s “deep misguided fury … toward America.” Using a method he calls thought print decoding, Hodges explains the shadow side which Obama reveals in his speeches and especially his letters to his daughters. “These communications result from part of the subconscious called super intelligence,” says Hodges. (1) Thought print decoding enables...
  • Psychiatry Goes Insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder...

    12/13/2012 1:56:36 PM PST · by Windflier · 57 replies
    NaturalNews.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Mike Adams
    [Full title: "Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5 "] (NaturalNews) The industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement -- is now being classified as a "mental disorder" demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of course). The new, upcoming DSM-5 "psychiatry bible," expected to be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the industry itself. "Mental disorders" named in the DSM-5...
  • 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 TheBestSchools.org 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 JimRomenesko.com. 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
    FLASH: SUSAN RICE DROPS OUT OF CONSIDERATION FOR SECY OF STATE... DEVELOPING...
  • 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 (http://libertycast.net/grc/index.htm). 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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
    http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/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 Drudgereport.com 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...