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  • Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

    12/27/2012 1:20:29 PM PST · by IbJensen · 173 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/27/2012 | Matt Towery
    Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing. As previously stated, I thought Mitt Romney to be a better candidate than did many observers. That said, the recent revelations in news articles that claim...
  • Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll

    12/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PST · by John W · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for the current "fiscal cliff" crisis, as the deadline approaches for action to avert big tax increases and spending cuts, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress, 16 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent pointed to Democrats in Congress. The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."
  • Pilobolus Dance Theatre "Shadow Land"

    12/27/2012 1:14:15 PM PST · by navysealdad · 4 replies
    This is called " Shadow Land " and the talent is amazing. Incredible, Amazing, Uplifting, this is exactly what art and imagination are meant to be, different, exploring, extreme and moving.
  • Cops: Woman returns home to find sex offender folding her laundry

    12/27/2012 1:10:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/26/12 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A 26-year-old woman came home on Christmas to find a man she’d never seen before folding her laundry in her Irving Park neighborhood apartment, police said. **SNIP** The woman called police and officers got to the scene and interviewed Edge, who told them someone let him inside and asked him to clean the home, police said. He was arrested at 9:40 p.m. at the home. Edge is a sexual predator who was convicted in Lake County of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 15-year-old, a crime that occurred when he was 51, according to the Illinois Sex Offender website.
  • Negotiations in DC: Obama Arrives, House Leaves

    12/27/2012 1:06:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama cut his Hawaiian Christmas vacation short in order to come back to Washington, D.C. to, supposedly, hammer out a deal with Congress in order to address the looming fiscal cliff. There's only one problem: much of Congress won't be there. The House of Representatives adjourned Thursday afternoon, only hours after President Obama touched down in Washington, D.C. While it was initially reported that they wouldn't be back until Monday, December 31 - the last day to totally avert the fiscal cliff - Jake Sherman discovered they'd be back in an emergency on Sunday. House Republican leaders are bringing...
  • Christmas joins communities

    12/27/2012 12:57:52 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT
    The Manassas Journal/Messenger ^ | 12/19/2012 | Charles Reichley
    ... Another thing that brings the community together is the Christmas holiday. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and my family has adopted many different traditions over the years. ... Many of these traditions show how Christmas fosters a sense of community, bringing together people who have little else in common to share in the magic and promise of the season. For a little while, we can put aside our political, cultural, and social differences and just watch trains go around a track, sing Christmas carols, watch dancers and musicians marching down the street, or just admire the lights and decorations...
  • What IS EPA Chief Lisa Jackson HIDING?

    12/27/2012 12:56:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Human events ^ | December 26, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    Lisa Jackson is the boss at one of the most contentious government agencies in the Obama administration and is responsible for numerous controversial actions that will have a significant financial effect on American consumers: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So it’s no wonder Congress is miffed to discover that her decision-making process on key issues was conducted in the most secretive manner Washington has ever devised—under an alias. Jackson’s secret identity email account name is “Richard Windsor.” The name is part family dog (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.), and it turns out there are at least 12,000 recently...
  • Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday (The fix is in...)

    12/27/2012 12:53:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/27/12 | Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Michael O'Brien
    The House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday evening, just less than 30 hours before the United States reaches the fiscal cliff. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, notified lawmakers that the House would come to order at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in hopes of averting the end-of-year combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that constitute the fiscal cliff.
  • Crunch Time - HELP NEEDED

    12/27/2012 12:52:06 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 58 replies ^ | 12-27-2012 | butterdezillion
    My DEAR READERS: It’s crunch time. My apologies to those who have tried to contact me; my computer died and I had no email access for several weeks. I’ve also been incredibly busy, part of which I will now describe: After contacting my state AG, county attorney, and others, I realized I needed to file a criminal report in the city in which the crime was committed: Bob Bauer’s crimes of 1) of suborning perjury by advising Germond and Villaigarosa to sign an Official Certification of Nomination that Bauer KNEW had legally been disclosed as fraudulent, and 2) fraud when...
  • GOP Senators: We’re Not Going to Confirm Kerry Until Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

    12/27/2012 12:47:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sec. Clinton may have gotten out of testifying last week because of the concussion she sustained after fainting, but that doesn’t mean she’s in the clear on Benghazi just yet. The Washington Examiner has the details: Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the...
  • Another Silicon Valley Perk — Free Shuttle Service

    12/27/2012 12:39:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Transportation Nation ^ | 27 December 2012
    By now you’ve heard about the perks that come with working in Silicon Valley. Free lunch, 20 percent time — that’s the work time you can use to pursue independent projects. Well, another perk? A private bus that picks you up in your neighborhood in San Francisco and shuttles you down to your corporate campus about an hour south in the suburbs of Silicon Valley. During rush hour in San Francisco, you see them everywhere, said Eric Rodenbeck, the creative director of Stamen Design in the Mission District of San Francisco. “They’re just so big,” Rodenbeck says. “These buses are...
  • How Obama Vacationed (Golfed)

    12/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by what's up · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    At 12:54 a.m., on Saturday December 22, President Barack Obama and his family arrived at Kailua, a Hawaiian town on the island of Oahu. Almost five days later, Obama, leaving his wife and kids behind, departed the island to return to Washington, D.C. Obama’s vacation lasted a brief 118 hours, according to pool reports. -snip- On Christmas Eve, December 24, Obama departed his vacation home at 9:33 a.m., according to the pool report. He remained on the golf course until 3:15, p.m., spending about 5 and a half hours on the golf course. He again golfed that day with Bobby...
  • Arizona Attorney General proposes arming school employees

    12/27/2012 12:32:13 PM PST · by Ron C. · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012 | FoxNews
    Arizona's Attorney General has proposed a program to train one person at each school in the state to use a firearm in an effort to minimize the risk of a repetition of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Tom Horne introduced a proposal Wednesday that would allow a school principal or designated staff member to have access to a secured firearm on school grounds and receive training in the use of firearms and emergency management. The attorney general said in a press release that at least three Arizona sheriffs have endorsed the proposal and other sheriffs are considering participating in the...
  • Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts

    12/27/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by blam · 192 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Andrew Tredinnick
    Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts Andrew TredinnickDec. 27, 2012, 12:43 PM In the month leading up to Notre Dame's first trip to the national championship game in more than two decades, Irish faithful have created a series of T-shirts bashing their opponent, Alabama. Notre Dame is winning the trash-talking battle with the series of racy shirts, but the last thing Notre Dame needs is to provide a feisty Crimson Tide team and fan base with any source of motivation before the game. Maybe Alabama will take the shirts for their comedic value. Eleven...
  • Entertaining-Vietnam--Film of the traveling cover bands that entertained our soldiers.

    Those of us who served in Vietnam have fond memories of the traveling cover bands, usually very good... .. I saw a quote earlier that although we are now old, at least we got to see the great music groups. I'd include these show people who brought fun into our horny lives in Vietnam. Cinammon Stillwell is an accomplished reporter. Her mother made this documentary about the entertainers who visited us wherever we were in Vietnam. It is one of a kind, something that to my knowledge has not been documented before. The film does not have an embed, so...
  • Justice refuses to block morning-after pill rule

    12/27/2012 12:24:46 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 27, 2012 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills. Hobby Lobby Stores and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government, claiming the mandate violates the religious beliefs of its owners.
  • (Playing the Race Card) South African President Says Pet Ownership is Part of 'White Culture'

    12/27/2012 12:24:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, December 27, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>South African President says pet ownership is part of 'white culture'</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's president says a dog should not be man's best friend.</p> <p>President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa, which was dominated by whites until apartheid was dismantled almost two decades ago, The Star newspaper reported Thursday.</p>
  • Berkshire Hathaway sells 2 short-line railroads

    12/27/2012 12:22:30 PM PST · by Western Phil · 11 replies
    Warren Buffett's company has sold two short-line railroads it recently discovered it owned to satisfy regulators who might have reviewed Berkshire Hathaway's 2010 acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. Berkshire told the Transportation Department's Surface Transportation Board earlier this month that it had completed the sale of both short-line railroads ahead of schedule. If Berkshire had reported owning those railroads when it bought BNSF, the Surface Transportation Board would have had to scrutinize the deal. Berkshire first disclosed owning the railroads to the Surface Transportation Board in September. (snip)
  • Michelle Obama: I've done 'pretty well' keeping my opinions private

    12/27/2012 12:15:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    First lady Michelle Obama says she has learned patience by watching her husband and has done "pretty well" at keeping her opinions private. "I have learned from my husband, watching him, that it does require a great deal of patience to really feel the full impact of the work that you do on the ground," she told Barabara Walters in an interview broadcast Wednesday. "It doesn't happen right away." "She has a bigger difficulty biting her tongue," President Obama chimed in. "I think I've done pretty well at that," his wife shot back. "Not bad," he said.
  • The "NO" Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 27-28,2012

    12/27/2012 12:13:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 27-28,2012 | Sean Hannity
    Will be setting up a thread for these two days this week.