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  • Abortion Versus Gun Control

    12/17/2012 7:39:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    Original Content | 12/17/2012 | By Lazamataz
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Hillary in Hiding

    12/17/2012 7:30:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-17-12 | Daren Jonescu
    For once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State, suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many days after the vaguely reported fainting spell. Already, the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear...
  • Gun dealer and manufacturer settle in [D.C.] sniper lawsuit (Flashback)

    12/17/2012 7:30:11 AM PST · by TSgt · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, September 09, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M. | Maureen O'Hagan
    The families of eight D.C. sniper victims reached two settlements totaling $2.5 million yesterday with the dealer and manufacturer of the rifle used in the shooting spree that left Washington, D.C.-area residents afraid to leave their homes in the fall of 2002. Lawyers for the families call the settlements "landmark." The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has filed a number of gun suits, said this is the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay a settlement to victims. Bushmaster Firearms Inc. of Maine will pay $550,000, all of which is covered by its insurance policy. And...
  • Let’s All Go Rogue – Palin & Gandhi Style

    12/17/2012 7:28:35 AM PST · by RobaWho · 1 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rob Cunningham
    “At its most basic level conservatism is a respect for history and tradition, including traditional moral principles. I do not believe that I am more moral, certainly no better, than anyone else, and conservatives who act “holier than thou” turn my stomach. So do some elite liberals. But I do believe in a few timeless and unchanging truths, among those is that man is fallen. This world is not perfect, and politicians will never make it so. This, above all, is what informs my pragmatic approach to politics. [...] We don’t trust utopian promises from politicians. The role of government...
  • Connecticut school district in lockdown following report of suspicious person in area

    12/17/2012 7:27:22 AM PST · by Tyrannis · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17 2012 | N/A
    DEVELOPING: Schools in Ridgefield, Conn., are on lockdown following reports of a "suspicious person" possibly armed with a rifle. Ridgefield is approximately 19 miles from Newtown, where 20 children and six adults were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school. Ridgefield Superintendent Deborah Low released a statement Monday saying that schools in the district "have been put into lockdown." "Due to a report of a possibly suspicious person in the Branchville Train Station area, all schools have been put into lockdown. Branchville Elementary school buses have been diverted to East Ridge Middle School and BES...
  • Michael Mann vs. NRO and Mark Steyn: It's Time to Rumble (Steyn sued for defamation of character)

    12/17/2012 7:26:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17./2012 | Neil Snyder
    National Review Online (NRO) is currently running an ad/article explaining that Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the highly questionable "hockey stick" graph that global warming alarmists latched onto to pummel the entire world with dour warnings about the effects of man-made CO2 emissions on life as we know it, is suing NRO and Mark Steyn for defamation of character: ******** "Let me recap: A lawsuit has been formally filed by Professor Michael Mann against National Review and Mark Steyn. You know Mann: The Penn State academic and self-proclaimed (and bogus) Nobel Peace Prize awardee best known, famously and infamously,...
  • DEFENDING THE WEST: Lipstick on a pig? It's still jihad

    12/17/2012 7:24:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is running another new propaganda ad campaign. This time it’s a deceptive #MyJihad bus ad designed to distract from and obscure the true meaning of jihad. Freedom fighters have successfully educated the American people about the most brutal and extreme system of governance, the Shariah: Americans know how inhuman it is, and Muslim Brotherhood operatives are still reeling from that stunning defeat. So now they hope to whitewash jihad? That’s oceans of blood they would have to conceal. Oceans of blood. One of CAIR's deceptive #MyJihad bus ads Americans need to understand...
  • Is Boehner Capitulating on Tax Hike Boost? Blame Game Posturing

    12/17/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    House speaker John Boehner made an incremental move in Obama's direction in regards to tax hikes. Specifically, Boehner offered to raise income tax rates on households earning more than $1 million a year in exchange for containing the cost of federal entitlement programs. Discussion are private, and president Obama rejected the offer. Specifically, the president wants hikes on those making more than $250,000. Obama also wants to avoid making significant reductions in entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Blame Game Posturing On the surface, this appears to be a major change in attitude by Boehner. Previously, Boehner wanted...
  • Chuck Hagel's appointment to defense shows the game has changed (Jewish Community aghast at choice)

    12/17/2012 7:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    Caroline Glick is not given to exaggeration and hyperbole. That's why this article she recently penned is so striking. She is sounding the alarm about the Obama administration taking off its anti-Israel mask in order to fundamentally transform the relationship with the Jewish state: _______________________ Many in the American Jewish community are aghast to discover that President Obama is planning to appoint former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as Defense Secretary. If you want the skinny on how Hagel has come to be known as one of the few ferociously anti-Israel senators in the past generation, Carl from Jerusalem at...
  • More Students Are Now Thinking Outside the College Box

    12/17/2012 7:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Gary Jason
    A number of recent articles explore the growing trend among college-age people to question whether college is worth the costs -- both the direct costs in terms of tuition and opportunity costs in terms of lost time. In other words, many more college-eligible people are now thinking outside the college box. Three factors are impelling this widespread re-examination of the necessity of college. First, the soaring cost of college tuition and the debt it is causing are becoming widely known. For example, the NY Times has prominently reported that average student loan debt rose 5% from 2010 to 2011, now...
  • Special Report: The Right to Work demonstrations in Lansing

    12/17/2012 7:11:19 AM PST · by jenk · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/17/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Mob When we first arrived at the Capitol, it was a little after 8am. As we entered the Capitol building, college students and teachers were already chanting and stomping on all floors of the rotunda. When we reached the top of the stairs, a man in a yellow vest told me to keep moving, don’t block the walkway, so I obeyed. One of the guys with me, Rich, told me that the people in the neon yellow and orange security vests are union marshals, and have no authority at all. They control the crowds on behalf of the unions....
  • Should Church Boards Be Able To Decide Which Pastor A Particular Church Gets To Vote On

    12/17/2012 7:10:15 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 43 replies
    12/17/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A vacancy occurs within a church (as in the pastoral position), and let's say an interim pastor steps in for a certain amount of time until a replacement pastor is voted in. Let's say 4-5/6 licensed/ordained ministers within that denomination apply for the open position and thus for a chance to preach before the church - and the church members who will later hear those ministers will pray about which one they desire to be their pastor and eventually vote one in. Should the board get to toss any of those names from consideration, if those licensed/ordained ministers are in...
  • Back in Sandinista Days ...(Looking at the record of our Secretary of State Nominee, John Kerry)

    12/17/2012 7:09:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Here’s what you’re not supposed to say about John Kerry: that he is a man of the Left; that he is a “Massachusetts liberal”; that he is the anti-Reagan (well, you can say that in some circles). No, now that he’s the Democratic nominee, he is a man of the sensible center, in contrast to those Texas-fried radicals in the White House. Kerry the Nominee even enjoys getting to President Bush’s right. Why, just the other day — appealing to Cuban-American voters in Florida — Kerry chided Bush for being a little soft on Hugo Chávez, the (democratically elected) strongman...
  • Leading on Entitlement Reform (How some states are leading the way)

    12/17/2012 7:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Michael Barone
    Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation’s unsustainable entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare. But out in the states, politicians of both parties aren’t averting their gaze from impending fiscal crises. They are working to change policies that have put state governments on an unsustainable trajectory. The most obvious example was the passage of a right-to-work law last week in Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union. Passage of the law was retaliation for an attempted power grab by both the UAW and public-sector unions — Proposition 2,...
  • The Cost of Viewing the USA as a “Safe” Haven

    12/17/2012 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IShares Blog ^ | 12/17/2012 | BY RUSS KOESTERICH, CFA
    For the past five years there were reasonable arguments for keeping money in the United States. While the United States endured a brutal recession and it is still suffering through an anemic recovery, on a relative basis the economy has been a bright spot, particularly compared to Europe and Japan. Since the end of the recession corporations have churned out record profits, the dollar has been stable, and interest rates remain near historic lows.In the past few years, having a strong US focus has been a good trade. Since exiting the recession in mid-2009, US stocks have significantly outperformed international...
  • Clear Channel to take WDTW AM 1310 Detroit dark on December 31 (prog talker)

    12/17/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Michiguide ^ | 12/17/12 | Mike Austerman
    On the heels of the announcement that Clear Channel will be donating Progressive Talk WDTW AM 1310 Detroit to MMTC (The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council) comes the news that the station will end operations and go silent at midnight on December 31st. WDTW's six tower array along I-94 east of Telegraph in Taylor will be dismantled after the station signs off. Current morning show host Tony Trupiano broke the news at the end of his 6 - 10 a.m. program this morning. The decision to shutdown the station will cost Trupiano his gig after about 18 months with his...
  • Wake Up Republicans, Rising Federal Revenues Are A Very Bad Thing

    12/17/2012 6:58:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/17/2012 | John Tamny
    Amid the ongoing “fiscal cliff” battle, a popular argument about tax revenues has been reintroduced by Republican-leaning commentators. Eager to disarm facile Democratic proposals meant to erase federal deficits through higher tax rates levied on top earners, conservative pundits have published voluminous commentary and stats showing that income tax increases on the rich don’t produce the revenues desired. In USA Today, Michael Medved wrote that “The problem with this odd wave of high tax nostalgia is that it ignores one crucial fact about the Eisenhower era: Higher tax rates on a few wealthy taxpayers didn’t produce higher revenues.” Writing in...
  • Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon

    12/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter.
  • The Bondage Of Redistribution Ideology

    12/17/2012 6:55:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dean Kalahar
    "Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state." -Thomas Sowell _____________________ The idea that we should take from those who have and give to those who don't is viewed as proper and just among liberals. In fact, if you do not subscribe to redistribution ideology, you are attacked as being greedy at best and racist at worst. The problem is that income redistribution in practice promotes one of the same moral injustices found under slavery. A simple inquisition will...