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  • The List; Obama's Two Hundred and Third Week in Office

    12/14/2012 9:57:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 12/14/12 | Nachum
    The Obama Administration: Year FourPresident Obama's Two Hundred and Third Week in Office12/13/2012Benghazi-GateState Dept: Clinton may not testify on Benghazi next weekSusan Rice drops out of running for secretary of stateRep. Frank Wolf: Tunisia Won't Let FBI Interview Benghazi SuspectObama Ethics, Year 4New Report Suggests National Labor Relations Board Under Obama Straying From Mission to Promote UnionsYour permanent record is now available on demandTSA's Grip on Internal Travel is TighteningChicago Sun Times: Obama swearing-in to be open to media coverage. Should not even have been a question600 Workers To Be Fired As Controversial Activist Judge Sides With Obama-NLRB And SEIU...
  • Moving Rice to National Security Advisor Is a Brilliant Tactical Move

    12/14/2012 9:48:07 AM PST · by CriticalThinking · 24 replies
    4YourCountry ^ | 12/14/12 | 4yourcountry
    President Obama made a brilliant move giving up Rice for Secratary of State. He can now move her to National Security Advisor, much how Nixon originally had Kissinger inside the White House. As National Security Advisor, she is covered by Executive Privilege (Secretary of State is not). This positioning affords Obama a great deal more strategic range. Kerry in State plays into placating Republican Senators - they will resist attacking Kerry. Kerry is ultimately an ineffective leader (also known as "Figure Head"), so he can travel the world collecting frequent flyer miles without disrupting the President's Foreign Policy Agenda. Loss...
  • Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union

    12/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 135 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12-14-2012 | Noah Rothman
    December 14, 2012 Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union Protester Noah Rothman Fox News commentator Steven Crowder has filed a complaint with the Michigan State Police in relation to an assault he sustained by a pro-union protester while attending a demonstration outside Michigan’s state capitol on December, 11. The protesters were demonstrating against the state legislature’s efforts to pass right to work laws in the heavily unionized state. Crowder joined the protests in support of those controversial laws. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple spoke with Richard Hale, the shift supervisor at the Lansing...
  • Multiple people shot dead at elementary school in Connecticut (Principal, staffer killed)

    12/14/2012 9:41:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 229 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/12 | DAN MacLEOD
    Multiple people are dead after a shooting this morning at a Connecticut elementary school, according to a report. According to a witness report, the school's principal and another staffer were killed while the vice principal was shot in the leg afte a gunman opened fire in a hallway. A witness said gunshots were heard in the hallway during a meeting and that "100 rounds" must have been fired, according to CNN. After the shots were fired, three people ran into the hallway but only the vice principal crawled back. Cops responded to reports of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...
  • Obama: I'm not a socialist

    12/14/2012 9:38:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/14/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Barack Obama on Thursday brushed aside concerns that he favors socialism, saying in an interview with Univision that his policies are so mainstream that he would have been considered a moderate Republican in the 1980s. Via the transcript of the interview by Alina Mayo Azze of "Noticias Univision 23" in Miami: AMA: One issue that Cuban-Americans are worried about is, they believe that you favor a socialist model for our country. Cubans and Venezuelans especially because of what they have gone through. What do you think of that? PBO: I don't know that there are a lot of Cubans...
  • The G.O.P.s Existential Crisis (NYT version why we're not actually in debt, and the GOP is dying)

    12/14/2012 9:38:35 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/13/2012 | Paul Krugman
    We are not having a debt crisis. Its important to make this point, because I keep seeing articles about the fiscal cliff that do, in fact, describe it often in the headline as a debt crisis. But it isnt. The U.S. government is having no trouble borrowing to cover its deficit. In fact, its borrowing costs are near historic lows. And even the confrontation over the debt ceiling that looms a few months from now if we do somehow manage to avoid going over the fiscal cliff isnt really about debt. No, what were having is a political...
  • ESPN suspends Rob Parker

    12/14/2012 9:36:42 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    SBNation.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Ryan Van Bibber
    ESPN announced Friday morning that commentator and Saturday First Take host Rob Parker has been suspended for his comments Thursday concerning Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Parker may not be out of hot water; network spokesperson Mike Soltys added that ESPN was conducting a "full review" of the incident.
  • Casper Police: Nail salon customer packs heat, gunman leaves

    12/14/2012 9:33:33 AM PST · by SLB · 9 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Megan Cassidy
    A gunman retreated from a Casper nail salon last week after realizing one of its customers was packing heat. Police say about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, a man walked into Modern Nails at 2645 E. Second St. and asked a female employee if she wanted to buy some diamonds. The man walked toward the front desk area and the woman replied that she had no money to buy diamonds. A witness said the man then reached into his coat pocket and began to take out a silver-colored pistol. At that moment, a woman who was getting her nails done...
  • Fiscal Cliff: Majorities Only Favor Solutions Impacting the Wealthy

    12/14/2012 9:24:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    A poll by Pew Research Centershows that majorities of Americans only favor solutions that impact wealthy Americans to reduce the national debt and avoid the "fiscal cliff."Pew provided respondents with 12 deficit reduction options and asked if they approved or disapproved of each option. Majorities approved of five of the options: raise taxes on income over $250,000 (69 percent), limit deductions a taxpayer can claim (54 percent), raise the tax rate on investment income (52 percent), reduce Medicare benefits for higher income seniors (51 percent), and reduce Social Security benefits for higher income seniors (51 percent).Deficit reduction solutions that impact...
  • Panetta: Were Not Departing Afghanistan

    12/14/2012 9:20:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the United States does have plans to draw down its military personnel from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but that the United States is not departing Afghanistan. Well, first and foremost, were not departing Afghanistan. We are going to maintain an enduring presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014, Panetta said at a Wednesday press conference alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Government Destroys Buckyballs, Assaults the Mind

    12/14/2012 9:19:49 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 50 replies
    The Objective Standard ^ | 12/14/12 | Ari Armstrong
    It felt like Christmas had come early when I got my package of Buckyballs in the mail a few days ago. Buckyballs are small, super-strong spherical magnets made of the rare-earth metal Neodymium. A set of 216 Buckyballs fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Obviously Buckyballs are adult toys, and Maxfield and Oberton emphatically warns users not to give them to children, eat them, inhale them, or place them near objects (such as pacemakers) that are sensitive to magnets. However, for those who use Buckyballs with common sense and due care, they are reasonably safejust like countless other...
  • We Have a Problem -- A Real Problem

    12/14/2012 9:19:17 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 19 replies
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 12/14/2012 | Neal Boortz
    No .. Im 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 .. thats serious all right, but Im told that we are messin with Iran right now in ways that you couldnt 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...
  • Pelosi: Stock Markets Trust We Would Not Be So Stupid as to Go Over the Cliff

    12/14/2012 9:15:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said what she views as optimistic market data is a sign that investors believe an agreement to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff will be reached, that the markets trust that we would not be so stupid as to go over the cliff. At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said, If we agree that we will have a solution and that we will avoid the cliffI think we all should agree to thatthen what are the steps we need to take and how quickly can we take them, so that we at...
  • Christians Drop 13 Percent in UK; Census Reveals Just 59 Percent Identify as Christian in 2011

    12/14/2012 9:14:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012
    There has been a huge 13 percent drop in the number of people in Britain identifying themselves as Christian, according to new data released from the 2011 Census. The shocking statistics reveal that the number of Christians has fallen from 37 million to 33 million since 2001. Christians now make up only 59 percent of the population, as opposed to 72 percent in 2001. Meanwhile, the number of Muslims has risen from 1.5 million to 2.7 million - or 5 percent of the population - while the number of people describing themselves as having no religion rose by 10 percent...
  • Montana parents: Christmas songs performed at school concert are a form of bullying

    12/14/2012 9:14:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    EAG News Organization ^ | December 14, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Parents in the Missoula County, Montana school district have taken bullying accusations to a whole new level. Theyre claiming Christmas songs that refer to our Lord are unfair, unconstitutional and [are] a form of bullying, according to the Billings Gazette. The parents say there are all sorts of faiths represented in the community and children singing the songs at a recent school concert were uncomfortable. The school district responded by saying, During the holidays we, as a school district, are very cognizant regarding our district policy pertaining to the holidays and the importance of separation of church and state,...
  • Motionless Driver Gets Ticketed For Speeding

    12/14/2012 9:13:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 14, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    Speeding tickets generate revenue for the city or county in which theyre issued. If the police department is low on revenue, theyll set up a speed trap on a busy road and lie in wait for the non-violent speed violators. If the city is really desperate, theyll invest in a speed camera system that will be distributed around the city and send citations to the registered owners of the alleged speeding vehicles. And if theyre still not happy with the money theyre making, theyll start issuing speeding tickets to people who arent even speeding. In Baltimore, Maryland, theyve generated over...
  • The Unwritten Order of Things- Boyd K. Packer-Mormon

    12/14/2012 9:12:07 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    BYU Devotional Address ^ | October, 1996 | Boyd K Packer
    I speak to you today as a teacher.-SNIP-When I decided to become a teacher, Dr. Schaefers example inspired me to try to the best of my ability to teach basic, simple truths in the most understandable way. I have learned how very difficult it is to simplify. Years after the war, I returned to Washington State University and found Dr. Schaefer. He, of course, did not remember me. I was just one of many hundreds of cadets in his classes. I thanked him for what he had taught me. The math and calculus had long since faded away, but not...
  • Obama Bypasses Congress to Mandate Black Boxes for All CarsBeginning in 14

    12/14/2012 9:10:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of black boxes in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed the regulation on Dec. 7, which it said would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash. The proposed standard would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs)so-called black box devicesto collect specific safety-related data in all light passenger vehicles beginning Sept. 1, 2014.
  • Titanic Discoverer Finds Evidence of Biblical Flood

    12/14/2012 9:10:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jeff Schapiro
    Ocean explorer Robert Ballard, who is responsible for the discovery of the Titanic shipwreck, says he may have discovered evidence of the Great Flood described in the Book of Genesis. Ballard is now on a mission to find evidence that the "mother of all floods" actually occurred, he told Christiane Amanpour of ABC News. "We went in there to look for the flood," he told ABC News. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed... The land that went under stayed under." The explorer's mission was prompted by research conducted...
  • New Illinois Concealed Carry Ruling May Face Big Obstacles

    Although theres been a breakthrough in the strict laws against concealed carry of firearms in Illinois 1, there may be some dark clouds in an expansion of gun rights in oppressive Illinois. There are several potential problems. The well publicized 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has left the door open to Illinois granting concealed carry permits to carry a concealed firearm just as is it is handled in New York state. Although its a giant leap in Illinois gun rights, before anyone gets overly excited, the fact is that the Court left the door open in Illinois to restrictive Concealed...
  • Multiple deaths reported in shooting at Connecticut elementary school

    12/14/2012 9:09:17 AM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/12
    DEVELOPING: A gunman opened fire Friday inside a Connecticut elementary school, and authorities reported multiple deaths -- including the gunman -- according to CTNow.com. Reports also said children were shot but it remains unclear whether any were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Authorities said the gunman, who was not identified, is dead. An official with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the man apparently had two guns.
  • The right of self-defense comes to Illinois

    12/14/2012 9:05:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/14/12 | Doug Book
    On December 11th, a 3 judge panel from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional Illinois near total ban on the concealed carry of firearms. The 47 page decision in Moore v Madigan gives the Illinois legislature 180 days to craft legislation consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion (1) In the 2008, District of Columbia v Heller decision the Supreme Court upheld the 2nd Amendment right of American citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home by finding unconstitutional the 32 year, Washington D.C. ban on the keeping of...
  • Any problems with your order from Amazon?

    12/14/2012 9:04:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    Greetings from Amazon.com. Unfortunately we are currently unable to process your order. The financial institution issuing your credit card has refused our request to verify the billing address associated with the card presented for your order. Please note that your Amazon.com account and order have been placed on hold pending resolution of this matter. We appreciate your patience with our security measures. We do request that you contact the issuing institution to see if you can make arrangements for them to accommodate our request. Alternatively, you may fax us a copy of your credit card billing statement to 206-266-1838, confirming...
  • Clintons Testimony on Benghazi Not Confirmed, Says State Dept

    12/14/2012 9:03:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department Thursday reined in expectations that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will share with lawmakers the findings of an inquiry into the Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland could not confirm that Clinton would give testimony on Capitol Hill next Thursdayeven though the chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee have both issued advisories to that effect. Nuland told a press briefing that to her knowledge the Accountability Review Board (ARB) has yet to complete its work. I dont have any datesany schedule of the secretarys...
  • Rush LImbaugh Show,"Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 14, 2012

    12/14/2012 8:58:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 14,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Asrock and Nick Shih Overclock AMD Fusion A-5800K Trinity to 7.93GHz.

    12/14/2012 8:57:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 12/13/2012 09:58 PM] | by Anton Shilov
    Asrock and Nick Shih Set Worlds Record in AMD Fusion A-5800K Trinity Overclocking Asrock, a leading maker of mainboards, and Nick Shih, a top overclockers, have teamed up once again to set up the worlds overclocking record. The partnership yielded in boosting clock-speed of AMD Fusion A-5800K Trinity from default 3.20GHz to whopping 7.93GHz, the worlds record to date.In a bid to overclock the AMD A-5800K Trinity accelerated processing unit to record frequency, Nick Shin used Asrock FM2A85X Extreme6 mainboard, liquid nitrogen coolingas well as all of his skills. The 7.93GHz clock-speed was achieved without disabling cores, which may mean...
  • Recently Released 'Queen James' Purports to Be First-Ever 'Gay Bible'

    12/14/2012 8:55:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012 | Michael Gryboski
    A recently released Bible translation based off of the King James Bible boasts of being the first ever "Gay Bible" in the world. Titled the Queen James Bible, its publishers argued in a statement that it accurately translates certain verses pertaining to homosexuality, which have been misunderstood by religious conservatives. "Homosexuality was first overtly mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this only interpretations have been made," said the editors. "The Queen James Bible addresses those controversial verses by editing them...
  • The Road to Damascus

    12/14/2012 8:53:54 AM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 14DEC12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the Grand Prix or the Daytona 500, the real race right now is the race to Damascus. The racers include Syrian rebels in pickup trucks with mounted machine guns and homemade tanks, toting weapons and equipment supplied and paid for by Qatar and Turkey, and more covertly by the British and French intelligence services. Racing along with them are carloads of international diplomats urging their governments to give the Islamist militias more money and more weapons. Everyone is on the road to Damascus in this amazing race. Christian refugees from Aleppo, Alawites packing in behind the tanks of the...
  • Sens. Stephen Colbert and Ashley Judd? The rocky road from stardom to politico

    12/14/2012 8:53:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/14/12 | Rick Klein, Amy Walter, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham | Power Players
    The speculation for the 2014 elections has already begun, and some of the Senate names being discussed you would expect to see on the silver screen rather than a ballot. Can you imagine a Sen. Ashley Judd? How about Sen. Stephen Colbert? There's a long, and somewhat checkered history of celebrity politicians proving that Hollywood success can pave the road to Washington--Ronald Reagan being the ultimate example. Of course there are other examples as well, like the Govenator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura who wrestled his way to governor of Minnesota. When celebrities become candidates, their notoriety brings...
  • Physicists testing to see if universe is a computer simulation

    12/14/2012 8:51:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 77 replies
    Some physicists and university researchers say it's possible to test the theory that our entire universe exists inside a computer simulation, like in the 1999 film "The Matrix." In 2003, University of Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom published a paper, "The Simulation Argument," which argued that, "we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation." Now, a team at Cornell University says it has come up with a viable method for testing whether we're all just a series of numbers in some ancient civilization's computer game. Researchers at the University of Washington agree with the testing method, saying it can...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Latest Group to Stoke Class Warfare With Fat Cats Video

    12/14/2012 8:45:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    On the heels of the controversial California Federation of Teachers Tax the Rich video, the Chicago Teachers Union has produced its own class warfare-stoking cartoon, Stand Up to the Fat Cats. The CTU is again attempting to slam Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the advocates of school reform as the fat cats who are simply looking to get rich off the government education system. The CTU apparently doesnt want the billionaires and profiteers horning in on their very lucrative territory. Fashioned as a childrens book likely for an audience of students the CTU video claims several groups from around...
  • WaPo editors: Golly, Obamas "balanced" fiscal-cliff approach is unbalanced

    12/14/2012 8:45:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama keeps claiming that he wants a "balanced" approach to deficit reform, but the editors of the Washington Post have a little difficulty trying to figure out what he means by "balanced" --- since his proposals have had a 4:1 ratio of tax hikes to spending cuts. The Post also notes that Obama has backed away from even the inadequate entitlement reforms he's previously embraced. Why, the Post's editors suggest, Obama may not really be serious about this whole deficit-reform idea.You think? Since the election last month, a few modest proposals have been floated to slow the growth in...
  • Fed Now "Doing it Right"

    12/14/2012 8:39:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Political Calculations
    How do we know that the Fed pays attention to the things we write? Previously, commenting on the apparent lack of effect that the Fed's latest round of quantitative easing has had on stock prices, we observed: 1. The Fed is doing it wrong. In the two previous rounds of QE, the Fed purchased large quantities of U.S. Treasuries. So far in this round, the Fed is only purchasing Mortgage Backed Securities. The stock market just doesn't get the same bang for the buck as when the Fed buys up Treasuries, which acts to reduce long-term interest rates across a...
  • Why Not Regulate Guns Like Cars?

    12/14/2012 8:38:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    I was just on a HuffPost Live panel with, among others, Elie Mystal (Above The Law), and he suggested as a gun control proposal that guns should be regulated like cars. This prompts me to repost an item I posted several years ago: Cars are basically regulated as follows (I rely below on California law, but to my knowledge the rules are similar throughout the country): (1) No federal licensing or registration of car owners. (2) Any person may use a car on his own private property without any license or registration. See, e.g., California Vehicle Code ...
  • Queen James Bible: publisher releases gay-friendly Bible translation

    12/14/2012 8:37:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.14.2012 | John Jalsevac
    December 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) Dont like it? Change it. Thats the approach to Scriptural translation taken by the creators of a new gay-friendly Bible. You cant choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too, say the creators of the Bible, emblazoned with a rainbow cross, which was launched at the end of November. The editors explain in a statement that they took each of the eight Bible verses traditionally used to argue that homosexuality is sinful, and edited them in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible. For instance, in the first...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley vets Stephen Colbert for Senate

    12/14/2012 8:34:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    This is fun for a Friday. Gov. Nikki Haley is now deciding who will take Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-SC) place when he leaves the Senate to head up The Heritage Foundation. Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert tops the list of preferred appointments with South Carolinians, according to a PPP poll: Colbert tops the wish list of who South Carolina voters would like to see join that body at 20%, followed by Tim Scott at 15%, Trey Gowdy at 14%, Jenny Sanford at 11%, Henry McMaster and Mark Sanford at 8%, Jeff Duncan and Joe Wilson at 5%, and Mick Mulvaney...
  • Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s

    12/14/2012 8:30:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s By Ian Swanson - 12/14/12 06:49 AM ET President Obama said his economic policies are "so mainstream" he'd be considered a moderate Republican in the 1980s. In a Thursday interview with a Miami-based local television station, Obama said he thinks few people believe he wants to impose socialism on the country. "The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican," he told Noticias Univision 23...
  • Aim Those Scissors Somewhere Else!

    12/14/2012 8:30:44 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 14, 2012 A.D. | By John F. Di Leo
    The nation is in recession. Home foreclosures continue to wreck lives, unemployment (when counted honestly) remains in the mid-teens, business startups are in virtual retreat. But not to worry, the president and the leaders of Congress are working on an agreement to raise real taxes and maybe, just maybe, to cut the projected increase in future spending a bit. Ooh. What a relief. Have none of this nations leaders, and none of the mainstream media, ever taken an econ class? Havent they even played back their own speeches from as recently as a year ago? What on earth are they...
  • School Replaces Holiday Concert With Anti-bullying Speech

    12/14/2012 8:29:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 12.14.2012 | Michael Berry
    Residents in Mansfield, Mass. are crying bah humbug after the local elementary school cancelled its annual holiday concert and replaced it with a program on anti-bullying. The holiday production at Jordan-Jackson Elementary School has been a long-time tradition in the community. But last years performance drew complaints from some parents who objected to the religious nature of the show. Read more: http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=10641237#ixzz2F2neSSAX
  • On the three person Trinity at Christmastime [New Church, Open]

    12/14/2012 8:28:31 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 133 replies
    Fri Dec 14, 2012 | Self
    I'd like to pose a question to the defenders of the three 'person' Trinity:Matt 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" 35 And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GENERAL JUDGMENT, 12-14-12

    12/14/2012 8:26:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-14-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GENERAL JUDGMENT The universal judgment of the human race at the final resurrection of the dead. It is expressed in all the creeds that affirm that Christ now "sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead," i.e., the just and the wicked. This will be a social judgment because it will manifest to the world God's justice in condemning sinners, and his mercy in those who are saved. It will also be a total judgment by revealing not only people's moral conduct...
  • Oh, SNAP!

    12/14/2012 8:25:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Charles Payne
    I happen to be a fan of Cory Booker, mayor of Newark and raising star in the Democratic Party. He's young, articulate, and represents a new school of politician in the black community. His struggle to displace the old guard that focused on fire and brimstone and shakedowns and intimidation was epic. Armed with a great education and outgoing personality, he used charm and tricks learned in debating class to get in office and gain high regard. Yet the longer he's in office, the more it appears his goals are not unlike those of predecessor Sharp James. Promoting victimization, income...
  • Shirley Q Liquor: Ebonics Airways (funny)

    12/14/2012 8:20:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 12.14.2012 | Michael Berry
    http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=10640419 Video only
  • Chivalry: The Opposite of Good Manners?

    12/14/2012 8:20:17 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2012 | Mona Charen
    The code persists despite feminists best efforts. Chivalry is back in the news. The always alert Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute draws our attention to an item in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. A new study on what the authors are pleased to call benevolent sexism (which, as Murray translates, seems to mean gentlemanly behavior) found that both women and men are happier when men behave like gentlemen. This being a sociological publication, though, the findings are not written in English, but rather in academic argot. Its full of sentences like this: A structural equation model revealed that...
  • Harry Belafonte Suggests that Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors

    12/14/2012 8:17:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The "King of Calypso," Hugo Chvez enthusiast, and "Banana Boat" crooner, octogenarian Harry Belafonte is so thrilled with the reelection of Barack Obama that he's taken to cable "news" network MSNBC to share his views on how President Obama should deal with political nemeses. In addition to singing, acting and songwriting, throughout his career Harry "Viva la revolucion" Belafonte has also promoted himself as a civil rights advocate and humanitarian. In addition to issuing indictments like: "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet," Mr. Belafonte also heartily endorses the ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez's socialist revolution. Once,...
  • Final state tally for health insurance exchanges: 15 out of 50 States

    12/14/2012 8:14:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Rick Moran
    Only 15 states have told HHS that they will develop their own online insurance exchanges. This means the government has to design 35 different sites, with 35 different criteria for coverage -- all by next year. From CNBC: Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's reform law, leaving Washington with the daunting task of creating online marketplaces for two-thirds of the country. On the eve of a federal deadline for states to say whether they will run their own exchanges, a top health care policy official told lawmakers...
  • Twelve nurses who risked their jobs rather than help with abortions

    12/14/2012 8:10:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lan ^ | 12.14.2012 | Heidi Miller
    Our jobs were hanging by a string. We were like, All right. If theyre going to fire all 12 of us, fine. But this is against what we believe God wants us to do. We didnt come into this profession to do [abortions]. Alliance Defending Freedoms cover story in their latest issue of Faith & Justice covered the story of twelve nurses who stood up against a hospital when their faith and ethics were on the line. Here is a part of their story, but I would encourage you to read the entire account, found here. Nurses who were protected...
  • Educating Ignorance: The best-kept secret in America is the huge drop in the quality of college

    12/14/2012 8:10:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The best-kept secret in America today is the precipitous drop in the quality of college since the Left seized power in higher education. Every year, various magazines publish a list of rankings for American undergraduate institutions. Forbes assures parents that "Every school with a Forbes grade meets a high standard." U.S. News and World Report assures its readers that they consider a wide variety of factors in measuring a college's effectiveness. While American colleges were once great institutions of learning, those who know higher education today recognize that "high standards" of quality are casualties in the war against traditionalism and...
  • Media Oddly Silent on WikiLeaks Proceedings

    Some thoughts about Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's pretrial hearing, which concluded this week. Manning, of course, is charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks and, at his trial in March, will be pleading guilty to certain charges while rejecting the military's contention that he "aided the enemy" in doing so. Manning was in court this month seeking dismissal on the grounds that since his arrest in May 2010, he has been subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment. Certainly the conditions Manning and his civilian lawyer David E. Coombs described in often dramatic testimony were...
  • Obamas Electronic-Medical-Records Scam (It is wasting money and inconveniencing doctors)

    12/14/2012 8:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Heres more evidence that government cures are inevitably worse than the diseases they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic-medical-records incentive program. Like most of President Obamas health-care rules, this top-down electronic record-sharing scheme is a big fat bust. Oversight is lax. Cronyism is rife. The job-killing and privacy-undermining consequences have only just begun. The program was originally sold as a cost-saving measure. In theory, modernizing record-collection is a good idea, and many private health-care providers have already made the change. But as with many government incentive programs, the EMR bribe is...