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  • Muslims Demand Gay Marriage Exemption [UK]

    12/18/2012 9:29:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12/18/12 | PA
    Muslim Council of Britain says it is appalled by 'utterly discriminatory' legislation on same-sex marriageMuslim leaders have demanded the same legal exemptions as the Church of England in legislation to introduce gay marriages. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), with more than 500 affiliated mosques, charities and schools, said it was "appalled" by "utterly discriminatory" legislation on same-sex marriage set out by the government. The proposals would allow faith groups to conduct gay marriages but would ban the CofE and the Church in Wales from doing so. The MCB secretary-general, Farooq Murad, said his organisation had strongly opposed gay marriage...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer compares assault weapons to child pornography

    12/18/2012 9:27:16 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    “I believe you can be pro-gun and pro gun safety, just like you can be in favor of free speech but also against child pornography.”
  • Boehner Will Bring A Millionaire Tax Hike Bill To The House Floor

    12/18/2012 9:26:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 18, 2012, 10:19 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to introduce a bill on the House floor that would include tax increases on incomes above $1 million, he said this morning at a press conference. "We're going to move to Plan B," Boehner said. "Our Plan B would protect American taxpayers who make $1 million or less."That means, for the first time publicly, Boehner acknowledged he would be open to increased tax rates in a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Boehner said he hoped to avoid tax hikes on as many people as possible ahead of a Jan. 1 deadline.Boehner emphasized that...
  • Where’s Hillary Clinton’s medical report?

    12/18/2012 9:25:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-18-12 | Jim Treacher
    We’re told she collapsed and hit her head and got a concussion, and that’s why she can’t testify about Benghazi this week. And we’re supposed to just take her word for it. Investor’s Business Daily editorializes: Outside the frothy bubble of U.S. political concerns lie only the hard realities of the real world. That’s why hard questions should be asked — and real answers demanded — of U.S. secretaries of state and those who would be them. That’s not the case with either Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who puts up excuse after excuse to avoid testifying on the U.S.’...
  • Leftie Liz on Obama’s Path to Prez?

    12/18/2012 9:24:43 AM PST · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 18, 2012 | Michael Graham
    You know the story: A relatively unknown politician from the far Left of the Democratic Party gives an attention-getting speech at the Democratic National Convention. Soon after, that speaker is a U.S. senator and — before even finishing one term — is the party’s nominee for president. Barack Obama? No, I’m talking about Liz Warren. She hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet, and already speculation has begun that Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren could be the Democrats’ pick for POTUS in 2016. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is already a liberal heartthrob,” political columnist Doyle McManus wrote in the Los...
  • Sen. Manchin Stonewalls on Gun Control: 'Honey ... I'm Not Talking to You Anymore'

    12/18/2012 9:21:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12-18-2012 | Kerry Picket
    In the wake of the tragedy, Democrats are calling to pass the Assault Weapons Ban. When asked by Breitbart News, Manchin disagreed that his remarks on MSNBC show his stance on the second amendment have flipped. "I didn't change my mind on anything. I think everything is open for discussion." It should be noted that Manchin, also known for breaking campaign promises on tax hikes, may have a difficult time explaining his turnaround on guns to voters in his own state. West Virginia, a state President Obama lost in 2008 and 2012, has one of the highest rate of gun...
  • Tea Party detractors are left crying foul once again

    12/18/2012 9:16:43 AM PST · by Trueblackman · 5 replies
    BigGoverment ^ | 18 December 2012 | Trueblackman
    This week South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley finally announced she had selected U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate of the departing Jim DeMint. While the selection of Tim Scott would be consider historic by any standard of diversity, the left is already crying foul and has sought to downplay the appointment because of his connections to the Tea Party Movement. The Republican establishment largely ignored the appointment.
  • NBU Removes Banner Hanging Along Seguin Ave. Because of Religious Message

    12/18/2012 9:12:31 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    KGNB ^ | 12/17/2012
    (New Braunfels, TX) --  A banner that was hanging across South Seguin Avenue reminding drivers to “Keep Christ in Christmas” has been taken down by NBU, after NBU realized the message was more religious in nature and not a non-profit group advertising an upcoming fundraiser.   NBU, which is the agency that is tasked with hanging such banners over the roadway, released a statement yesterday saying that human error led to the hanging of that banner, which was purchased by the local Knights of Columbus organization.   NBU says that regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the religious...
  • Sheriff: Teen threatened to open fire at high school

    12/18/2012 9:08:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Belle Chasse High School student who allegedly threatened to open fire on campus. Investigators arrested 18-year-old Leonard F. Jourdan III Monday night. They said Jourdan made threats to "shoot up" the school and kill a teacher.
  • Roommate of Oregon mall shooter called tip line

    12/18/2012 9:04:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    link only ^ | 12/17/2012 | Statesman Journal
    LInk only: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20121218/UPDATE/121217050/Roommate-Oregon-mall-shooter-called-tip-line
  • I can't believe we made it

    12/18/2012 9:01:07 AM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    1079WSRZ ^ | 10-26-12 | 1079wsrz
    If you were a child of the 50's,60's,70's or early 80's this is a salute to you.Check out our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/jonesandcrane.
  • (vanity) Gun Control agitprop from my S-I-L via Leahy's office

    12/18/2012 9:00:27 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 10 replies
    E-mail from my S-I-L | 12/18/12
    Received this bit of agitprop/glurge from my sister-in-law today, who I'm disappointed to see is falling for this gun-control nonsense: Hi Everyone, If you feel compelled to take action based on the horrific images that you've seen on the news this past week, one way to make a difference is to send an email to Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. He will be holding hearings for the senate judiciary committee next month regarding gun legislation. He has been pro gun in the past, although the images of 6 year olds being brutally gunned down by a deranged psychopath will hopefully...
  • Saskatoon could face human rights complaint (more War on Christmas)

    12/18/2012 8:53:34 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jen Gerson
    The city of Saskatoon is facing the possibility of a human rights complaint after it refused to yank the “Merry Christmas” message from the top of its buses despite allegations of discrimination. On Monday, local activist Ashu Solo vowed to take the matter to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, claiming the Christmas greetings violate his right to be free from religion. He said the salutation also favours Christianity over other religions, which is particularly problematic for Saskatoon’s immigrant community, many of whom rely on bus service. “Christmas messages on Saskatoon Transit buses make them feel like they need to convert...
  • Shortage Seen for Offshore Worker Safety Training for Gulf of Mexico

    12/18/2012 8:48:17 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 18, 2012 | Karen Boman
    emand for high quality offshore water survival training and offshore/onshore major emergency management training in the Gulf of Mexico region is already outpacing supply, an official with Raytheon Training Services told Rigzone in a recent interview. And the situation will only become more severe given the impending retirement cliff and projected industry growth. Tracy Cox, director of performance consulting with Raytheon Training Services, expects demand for offshore worker training to continue increasing, given the fact that recent studies forecast U.S. oil production to continue growing and a movement towards making the United States less dependent on foreign oil sources. Raytheon...
  • Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent

    12/18/2012 8:47:53 AM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/2012 | Paul Bedard
    Despite his calls for greater gun control, including a new assault weapons ban that extends to handguns, President Obama's administration has turned away from enforcing gun laws, cutting weapons prosecutions some 40 percent since a high of about 11,000 under former President Bush.
  • BOEHNER ADOPTS PELOSI PLAN

    12/18/2012 8:46:11 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | December18, 2012 | Drudge
    BOEHNER ADOPTS PELOSI PLAN
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD, 12-18-12

    12/18/2012 8:44:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-18-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD The glorification of the appearance of Jesus before his Resurrection. It took place in the presence of Peter, James, and John. While he was praying on a mountain, suddenly "his face did shine as the sun," while "his garments became glistening, exceeding white." The frightened witnesses saw Moses and Eligah appear before them and converse with Jesus and heard the voice of God. the extraordinary vision vanished as suddenly as it appeared (Luke 9:28-36; Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8). the Church's celebration of this event occurs as a feast day on August...
  • ‘Religious Right’ Accused of Exploiting School Massacre

    12/18/2012 8:40:21 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 18, 2012 | JP
    “Wicked.” “Crazy.” “Extremist.” Those are the words Americans United For Separation of Church and State uses in reference to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. But the organization, which claims to fight to “ensure religious freedom for all Americans,” is not using those words to describe Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who shot and killed 27 innocent souls. No, its reproach is directed at the “religious right,” including such figures as Mike Huckabee and William J. Murray, for daring to suggest that the eviction of God from the nation’s public schools just might have contributed to the rise of school-related violence and...
  • Windows 8 Has Strong Start Despite Worries (40 Million Copies in First Month)

    12/18/2012 8:39:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Trefis ^ | 12/17/2012 | Trefis Team
    Quick Take * Microsoft, Windows CFO says, Windows 8 has sold 40 million licenses in the first month of its launch. * This beats Windows 7 which sold 60 million licenses in the first two months. * The news should ease some worries about Windows 8′s slow sales figures. * Notebook and desktop sales was around 353 million in 2011, expected to grow to 450 million by 2019. * Bing is default search engine on Windows 8 and can gain market share, which stood at 4% globally in 2011 The newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer of...
  • Iraqi President Jalal Talabani dies after suffering stroke (or maybe alive???)

    12/18/2012 8:37:40 AM PST · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    presstv ^ | 12/18 | presstv
    The 79-year-old Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has died on Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He had been suffering from ill health and had received medical treatment overseas several times in recent years.
  • Love America, Love Guns.

    12/18/2012 8:34:12 AM PST · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | Rob Cunningham
    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. —————————— In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. —————————— Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. —————————— China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH — A sporting goods chain says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • THE GRAND CAPITULATION

    12/18/2012 8:32:43 AM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    http://heritageaction.com ^ | 12/18/2012 | KATHERINE ROSARIO
    Last week, Heritage’s J.D. Foster said, “In the debate over the fiscal cliff, the President’s position is simple: The Republicans must capitulate on income tax rate hikes, and all other serious issues are not up for discussion.” That statement has been proven painfully accurate time and time again, and things have gone downhill over the weekend. According to reports, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has offered $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over ten years and an increase in the top tax rate on people earning more than $1 million a year. $450 billion in revenue would come from raising the...
  • China's Share of US Treasurys Quietly Falls (Shifting investments to hard assets)

    12/18/2012 8:31:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    <p>We have Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota to thank for that bon mot—a play on the name of outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao—about the country's massive holdings of U.S. Treasury debt. But, while America's dependence on the largess of foreigners is greater than ever, China's role is quietly receding.</p>
  • More Food and Fun from MOTUS

    12/18/2012 8:31:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2012 | MOTUS
    Outstanding roundup of commentary and food offerings yesterday! Aside from Onofre’s Arm’s recipe for Tyrannical Dictatorship Stew –”TDS”…sounds more like a sexually transmitted disease…I’m going to try them all. Not to ruin your appetites, butt I just wanted to pass this recently made portrait of adorable cuteness on: Cute kid, cute dog…two out of three ain’t bad. And this next one, well, just consider it an early Christmas present: Let’s just see how toned those guns (can I still say that?) are without my magical powers. Framed copies now available; place your order today to receive your limited edition copy...
  • Raspberry Pi gets its own app store

    12/18/2012 8:28:21 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 17 December 2012 15:19 | Slobodan Simic
    Raspberry Pi is quite a popular little fellow and has finally got its own app store, the Pi Store. The new store can be reached via the web or via the standalone app and gives developers and programers a unique place to offer their apps out to the world. The new Pi Store offers developers a choice to either charge for their apps, or give them for free with a tip jar option in case you want to push some funding into dev that you like. Currently, or to be precise at launch, there are only 23 free titles...
  • John Boehner moving to Plan B on fiscal cliff

    12/18/2012 8:27:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/2012 | Jake Sherman and John Bresnaha
    House Republicans, discouraged by the pace of negotiations with the White House, will move their own bill that would hike tax rates on income above $1 million, according to several sources familiar with the plan. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told President Barack Obama of his plan last night on a phone call, according to sources. Boehner will make the argument to House Republicans that tax rates will go up on everyone come Jan. 1. “The question for us is real simple: How do we stop as many of those rate hikes as possible?” Boehner plans to tell House Republicans. “For...
  • Ronald Reagan on 'Gun Control'

    12/18/2012 8:26:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don't actually throw-away-the-key, at least lose it for a long time... It's a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience... 
  • Before he grieves (vanity)

    12/18/2012 8:26:05 AM PST · by BigDaddyTX · 9 replies
    self | 12/18/2012 | self
    Before he grieves: I wonder what President Obama’s thought process was when he first learned of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. When he learned of the senseless murder of all those children, did he first attempt to qualify whether or not those children were “punishment” for their mothers for a mistake made in the heat of passion (http://youtu.be/HB5Frgw0Fww)? Has he finally come to terms with some sort of basic understanding of when life begins and humans are determined to be human enough to qualify for “Human Rights” (http://youtu.be/O3F7ZkoIeNM)? How many of those innocent young children, and of the adults...
  • The problem with the Republican party?

    12/18/2012 8:25:58 AM PST · by LouAvul · 47 replies
    My local gun board is infested with libertarians and democRATs. The Rats were gloating about O'Dumdum's re-election, etc. Prior to the election they were insisting O'Bummer wouldn't make any moves to restrict gun rights, ownership, etc. Now they've got egg on their faces, and one of them announced he's converting to the Republican party, solely on the basis of gun rights. But he continues to be a liberal on all other issues. Numerous posters chimed in that they did the same, etc, and are working to change the Republican party from within. They want to make us "socially relevant." Absolutely...
  • The devil is in the defaults (Fiscal cliff: 1T in tax hikes in exchange for 122B specified "cuts")

    12/18/2012 8:20:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    When Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, began negotiations with President Obama over how to resolve the fiscal cliff, he promised conservatives that he would make a principled stand on tax rates. Last Friday, he surrendered those principles by offering Obama a tax rate hike on incomes over $1 million. That concession, along with other measures capping loopholes and deductions, would raise approximately $1 trillion over ten years. In exchange, Obama has now offered to change how the federal government calculates inflation when determining Social Security benefits. How much would this ‘reform’ cut entitlement spending by? $122 billion. Over ten years. That...
  • The Dark Secret of Jim Crow and the Racist Roots of Gun Control

    12/18/2012 8:19:47 AM PST · by Fred · 6 replies
    David Koppel ^ | March 2011 | David Koppel
    America's 1st Freedom, March 2011. More articles by Kopel on civil rights and gun control are available here. Jim Crow is alive and well. School children today are taught that “Jim Crow” was the name for a legal system of racial oppression, which began after Reconstruction, particularly in the South, and reached its nadir in the early 20th century. Children are also taught that Jim Crow was banished by legal reforms such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Yet in one important part of American life, Jim Crow...
  • Disastrous Gun Law Sparked School Shootings

    12/18/2012 8:19:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    From 1900 to the late 1990’s, there were no mass school shootings. Lest it be thought that guns were uncommon in schools, that was not the case. Guns were commonly brought to school for shooting competitions, hunting after school, for teachers to trade or show to each other or their students, or for show and tell. Guns were even made in shop class under the supervision of the shop teacher. Guns were common in gun racks in pickup trucks in the school parking lot. Even today, many schools provide special dispensation for students to take off from school for deer...
  • A CALL FOR FULL DISCLOSURE IN THE GUN CONTROL DEBATE

    12/18/2012 8:16:59 AM PST · by reformedcrat · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-18-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    What is missing in every gun-control discussion is a "full disclosure" of which politician has a concealed weapons permit, has any guns in his own home, or is protected by armed security guards. Just like the CNBC disclosure regarding touting stocks and the personal holdings of the person touting the stock, we need a "full disclosure" rule regarding armed protection of the politicians who advocate gun control. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/a_call_for_full_disclosure_in_the_gun_control_debate.html#ixzz2FQ8JHvJW
  • Sturm Ruger & Smith Wesson

    12/18/2012 8:16:50 AM PST · by STJPII · 30 replies
    What the hell is going on? The sell off is shocking. If RGR goes below $40, I'll sell it.
  • Gloves Come Off in Google vs. Germany

    12/18/2012 8:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Towenhall.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    European newspapers, especially those in Germany, France, and Italy are upset that Google does not share ad revenue with them for headlines that come up in online searches. I am not talking about entire articles I am talking about links to articles. My position is that Google is actually doing the newspapers a favor. By posting headlines, the online newspapers get more hits (and thus more ad revenue) than they would otherwise. In this sense, Google is providing a free service and the newspapers should be happy that Google links to them at all. The newspapers and politicians do not...
  • The great gun control fallacy | Thomas Sowell

    12/18/2012 8:15:33 AM PST · by Enosh · 8 replies
    Odd Onion ^ | 2012-12-18 | Thomas Sowell
    Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive. Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been...
  • The Sovereignty Of God..[ Paramount; supreme. Having supreme rank or power]

    "….However, he had come to believe that it was the Lord that caused all his problems. He had resigned himself to the "sovereignty of God." I believe this is the worst doctrine in the church today. I know that this is a shocking statement and is near blasphemy to some people, but the way sovereignty" is taught today is a real faith killer. The belief that God controls everything that happens to us is one of the devil's biggest inroads into our lives. If this belief is true, then our actions are irrelevant, and our efforts are meaningless….. What will...
  • Iran hit by new virus plague

    12/18/2012 8:14:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:19 | Nick Farrell
    Wipes hard drives Iranian computers are being hit by malware that wipes entire disk partitions clean, according to an advisory issued by that country's Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre. Dubbed Batchwiper, the malware systematically wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I, along with any files stored on the Windows desktop of the user who is logged in. It is the second time that a wiper program has hit the region. An earlier program called Wiper shared a file-naming convention almost identical to those used by the state-sponsored Stuxnet and Duqu operations. Batchwiper, which gets its...
  • Alleged Houston stash house for immigrants raided

    12/18/2012 8:06:10 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2012 | KHOU-TV
    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials have detained several dozen suspected illegal immigrants following a raid on an alleged stash house near Houston.
  • (Baptist) Minister: Stop Having So Many Children!

    12/18/2012 8:05:31 AM PST · by Cronos · 49 replies
    creative Minority ^ | 11 Dec 2012 | Melani Manel Perera
    'Might our religion be killing us?' That's what a Baptist minister was asking recently in an editorial in USA Today. Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas writes: Be fruitful and multiply," says the book of Genesis, and Lord knows we have. To the tune of more than 300 million at home and more than 6 billion abroad. But as we go about the heavenly task of multiplying, a poignant question arises: Might our religion be killing us? Insert the deep dark foreboding music. We all remember the Aztecs. Some say their religion, with its penchant for violence and human sacrifice, played a...
  • Boehner’s House Has Increased Debt $18,944 Per Household

    12/18/2012 8:05:17 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Under the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio), the 112th House of Representatives has thus far approved legislation that has increased the debt of the federal government by $2,176,949,774,695.46—or approximately $18,944 for per American household. The 112th House of Representatives has achieved this in a little more than 20 months time—and it may not be done yet enacting laws to approve new federal borrowing and spending. The 112th House came into power on Jan. 5, 2011, electing Rep. John Boehner as its speaker on that day. The Boehner-led House did not have a direct impact on the fiscal policy...
  • This weeks forecast!

    Just thought the forecast for this week was interesting....hhmmm.
  • The Problem of Evil

    12/18/2012 8:04:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    The notion of the president as comforter-in-chief fits snugly with the notion of political "solutions" -- e.g., gun control -- to essentially moral and theological problems -- e.g., schoolhouse massacres. In a well-meant message of consolation delivered Sunday at Newtown, President Obama declared that "These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change." He again used the word "change," in gainsaying the idea that America does enough to protect its children. "We are not doing enough," said the president, "and we will have to change." "Change" what, exactly? That would be the question, wouldn't it? Change the...
  • Gun Maker's Stock Soars More Than 700% Since Obama's Inauguration in 2009

    12/18/2012 8:03:37 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 9 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Since President Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009, the share price of firearms manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Company has increased more than 700 percent. At the close of business on the day of Obama's inauguration, the price of Ruger stock (Ticker: RGR) was $5.48 per share. At the end of the trading day on December 17, 2012, the price of the stock closed at $44.00 per share; an increase of 703 percent in less than four years. But, Ruger isn't the only gun manufacturer that has seen an explosion in its stock value. Smith &...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show "M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 18,2012

    12/18/2012 8:03:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 58 replies
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  • WaPo/ABC poll: Compromise on fiscal cliff — but without cuts

    12/18/2012 7:58:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:41 am on December 18, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If you want to see why American politics are so dysfunctional, just take a look at American voters.  In a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, there is a broad consensus that Barack Obama and Republicans should reach a compromise to fix the fiscal cliff.  Only a third believe that Obama has a mandate to insist on his own policies as an exclusive response to the crisis.  And, oh, by the way … spending cuts are unacceptable.In other news, next week Santa Claus will come to deliver a solution, in partnership with the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny: Most Americans...
  • Anglican vicars threaten to defy gay marriage ban

    12/18/2012 7:57:05 AM PST · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | Edward Malnick
    Leading Anglican campaigners have warned that Government plans to exempt the Church from the new legislation will lead to hundreds of homosexual clergy and worshippers marrying in Quaker and Unitarian services and then returning to the Church. In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, dozens of clergy, including Lord Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford, today urge homosexual Anglicans to follow this course of action.“Until the Church of England allows us to solemnise same-sex marriages in our churches, as a matter of pastoral expediency we will counsel lesbian and gay members of our congregations to marry in those churches willing...
  • Boehner to GOP: Prepare for 'Plan B' on Fiscal Cliff

    12/18/2012 7:52:12 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Billy House
    House Speaker John Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that they should consider a “Plan B” on how to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. House leadership sources say the option would be for the chamber to pass a plan letting top tax rates increase on income over $1 million only. The House would then send that bill, along with a House-passed bill extending the current tax rates enacted under former President George W. Bush for everyone, and leave it up to the Senate to decide.
  • St. Rufus {Ecumenical}

    12/18/2012 7:51:28 AM PST · by Cronos
    Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) who were brought to Rome with St. Ignatius of Antioch during the reign of Emperor Trajan. They were condemned to death for their Christianity and thrown to wild beasts in the arena two days before the martyrdom of Ignatius. Feast Day December 18.