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  • Massachusetts Republicans cheer as Dems back Edward Markey for Senate seat

    12/29/2012 10:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2012 | Rick Moran
    If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement. The 18-term congressman has embraced every far left cause since he entered the House in 1977 and has a voting record among the most liberal in congress. If, as expected, former Senator Scott Brown runs in the special election to replace Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, the contrast between the two candidates would be striking. Boston Herald: A mad scramble by bigwig Democrats to avoid a bloody primary and clear the field for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in a...
  • Easy Like Sunday Morning

    12/29/2012 10:18:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Speaker Boehner has called on the House to convene on Sunday in yet another last ditch effort to stave off the fiscal cliff. But at this stage of this saga, there isn't a lot of pressure on the Speaker with respect to that public relations aspect, because the media is in the tank. He should be relaxed as he gathers the troops once more. If 30 million plus Americans have to cut checks to cover AMT and two million lose their extended unemployment benefits and millions more find out the IRS isn't prepared to mail out early return checks, they...
  • Unemployment Benefits are Becoming a Dependence Problem

    12/29/2012 10:14:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2012 | Neil Snyder
    Imagine that you meet a young woman and after introductions, you ask, "What do you do?" "I'm unemployed," she says. "That's too bad. I hope you find a job soon." Nothing unusual so far, but the conversation is about to take an interesting turn. "I'm not looking for a job. Being unemployed is what I do." The look on your face shows your bewilderment. What on earth is she talking about? Welcome to the new United States of America, the Obama model that you voted to give another chance even though he didn't earn it. Yesterday, he said, "So if...
  • Free Republic Recipe Thread (Happy New Year)

    12/29/2012 10:10:36 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 93 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Dec 29, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. Happy New Year!
  • December 29th, 1812, the USS Constitution battles the HMS Java

    12/29/2012 10:02:06 AM PST · by abishai · 15 replies
    ...At 2 p.m., USS CONSTITUTION opened fire on HMS JAVA, a 38-gun ship that was smaller and faster than her adversary and commanded by Capt. Henry Lambert. HMS JAVA's opening salvo damaged USS CONSTITUTION's rigging and spars and wounded Bainbridge. Raking fire from HMS JAVA to the American frigate's stern shattered the helm and killed or injured the four helmsmen. Wounded a second time in the thigh, Bainbridge passed steering orders to Marines in the ship's tiller room, who moved the rudder using block and tackle. Setting the fore and main courses, USS CONSTITUTION closed fast and delivered a broadside...
  • Bush Tax Rates: Democrats were against it before they were for it

    12/29/2012 9:57:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    One of the more hysterical components of the fiscal cliff saga is watching the Democrats falling all over themselves to champion the importance of preserving the existing tax rates – the George W. Bush Tax Rates – for nearly every American taxpayer.  The President last offer to Speaker Boehner would preserve the Bush Tax Rates for at least 99.5% of all taxpayers according to IRS data (all but individuals above $400,000 annual income). To be clear, there's nothing funny about the fiscal mess that our nation is in.  It's real.  It's serious.  And, if Washington fails to get its act...
  • England Warns America: Don't let them take your guns

    12/29/2012 9:54:14 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/12/12
    England grabbed its citizens guns in 1997. Crime skyrocketed as the law-abiding were disarmed. The English citizens have a message for Americans.
  • New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar

    12/29/2012 9:43:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 159 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/29/12 | Noreen O'Donnell
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals. Further names and addresses will be added as they become available to a map originally published on December 24 in the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, the newspaper said. The original map listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City. Along with an article entitled "The gun owner next door: What you...
  • The Continuing Exodus of Jobs and Taxable Income from California

    12/29/2012 9:40:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Like most people, I’m a sucker for a heartwarming story around the holidays. Sometimes, you get that nice feeling when good things happen to good people, like you find at the end of a classic movie like “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But since I’m a bit of a curmudgeon, I also feel all warm and fuzzy when bad things happen to bad people. That’s why I always smile when I read stories about taxpayers moving across borders, thus preventing greedy tax-hiking politicians from collecting more revenue. “Where’s our tax revenue?!?” I’m glad when that happens to French politicians. I’m glad...
  • Jews Outraged by Hitler Statue in Warsaw Ghetto

    12/29/2012 9:35:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2012, 10:30 PM | Elad Benari
    An artist has caused huge controversy after placing a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the Daily Mail reports. Some Jewish groups have expressed fury at the decision to install the provocative artwork in the area where thousands of Jews were forced to live during the rule of the Nazi regime. In total, around 300,000 Jews from the Ghetto died or were sent to their death in concentration camps. The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, entitled HIM, has attracted a large number of visitors since its installation last month, reported the Daily...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year's celebration

    12/29/2012 9:28:24 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    Dominican Today ^ | 12-29-2012 | staff report
    December 29, 2012 Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year's celebration Staff report Punta Cana, DR. Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton are enjoying their year-end vacation in Punta Cana, in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. According to press reports, the Clintons will celebrate New Years at the Puntacana Resort & Club and could also attend a fashion show scheduled for December 29, which will be held in honor of famous Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta. Also expected to attend are American journalist Barbara Walters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Spanish actress Mar...
  • The Political Superstorm that Devastated New York

    12/29/2012 9:25:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Superstorm Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for days or even weeks. Our thoughts and prayers remain focused on its victims, many of whom are still grieving as they struggle with the storms wintry aftermath and try to rebuild their lives. Unfortunately, too many politicians continue to use the storm to advance agendas, deflect blame for incompetence and mistakes, and obfuscate and magnify future risks from building and development projects that they have designed, promoted, permitted and profited from. Sandy was unprecedented, the...
  • Rose Parade Float Honors Four-Legged Military Heroes

    12/29/2012 9:20:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbs ^ | December 28, 2012 11:18 PM
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) Military dogs that have served alongside soldiers on the battlefield are getting a special tribute at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day. The four-legged heroes will be honored through a festive, floral float titled Canines with Courage, which showcases the exact replica of the United States Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in Texas. Its just amazing to see that theyre actually going to have a monument to recognize their service and everything theyve done and all the lives that theyve saved, said Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lucca,...
  • Mormons in Mourning: Post Election Depression

    12/29/2012 9:10:37 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 126 replies
    A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman ^ | November 2, 2012 | Kathryn Skaggs
    From childhood it has been my nature to find that double rainbow in even the worst adversity I've experienced throughout my life, and like so many of you I've had my share. As an adult I am now well conditioned to find it immediately -- as I've learned that to do so I'm able to overcome a setback much quicker, press forward -- come what may. (Of note, this usually accompanies a very fast turn to Christ as part of the process.) But on occasion, life's disappointments refuse to allow such expediency and we are compelled to pause briefly...
  • Reid, McConnell to Seek Budget Compromise Plan

    12/29/2012 9:07:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/28/12 | Alexis Simendinger
    Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell agreed Friday to work through the weekend to develop a possible fiscal-cliff plan they hope could pass in both chambers of Congress before Dec. 31. The eleventh-hour effort was the upshot of an hour-long discussion at the White House among congressional leaders and President Obama. Speaker John Boehner told the group that the House, which is scheduled to return to work Sunday night, will act only after the Senate makes the next move. Should Congress fail to ratify legislation in time for Obama to sign it before midnight Monday, more than $500 billion...
  • Greco Sees Double

    12/29/2012 9:07:08 AM PST · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | December 28, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The minor mob boss from the south of Europe learns about how hard it is for a small business to survive, with big government, high taxes, and EU austerity programs crushing your every effort... coming soon to a western nation near you?... ------------------ It was a good day for a walk. The sun was shining, the air was clear the view from Athens, out across the lovely Aegian Sea, had never been so sparkling. So Greco put on his pea coat and fishermans cap, clipped his blackjack on his belt and checked his pocket for his switchblade, pulled on his...
  • The Sandy Claus Bill

    12/29/2012 9:06:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    While the national spotlight is on the looming Fiscal Cliff and whether the country will go over it, plunging into the roaring waters below -- cue scary music -- the usual high-rollers (with your money, Dear Taxpayer) have seen their chance. They've put together the mother of all log-rolling, patronage-dispensing, pork-distributing appropriation bills, and are about to sneak it through the Senate while the country's attention is elsewhere. What a grab bag of a bill, with the emphasis on grab. By the time you read this, the whole list of goodies may have received the Senate Seal of Approval,...
  • Switzerland: A Case Study in Consumer-Driven Health Care

    12/29/2012 9:05:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/29/2012 | Avik Roy
    In 2007, Harvard Business School professor Regina Herzlinger and McGraw-Hill published Who Killed Health Care? Americas $2 Trillion Medical ProblemAnd The Consumer-Driven Cure. In the book, Herzlinger describes the health care system of Switzerland as a case study in consumer-driven health care, one that has things for both liberals and conservatives to like (and dislike). Given the fact that both Obamacares insurance exchanges and Paul Ryans Medicare reform proposals borrow from Switzerlands model, its worth learning from Regis research on the topic. Her work has influenced my own thinking about how to use parts of Obamacare to reform Medicare, Medicaid,...
  • Rise in Number seeking 'wombs for hire' abroad---poor foreign surrogate mothers [having] babies

    12/29/2012 9:04:33 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Fri Dec 8, 2012 | Jeremy Laurance
    Wealthy British couples who cannot have children are increasingly seeking "wombs for hire" from women overseas, according to figures obtained by The Independent. The number of couples formally registering children born to foreign surrogates has nearly trebled in five years, raising concerns that poor women in developing countries are being exploited by rich Westerners. "Parental orders" granted following surrogacy to transfer the child from the surrogate mother to the commissioning parents have risen from 47 in 2007 to 133 in 2011. While the figures are still relatively small, experts say they understate the true scale of the...
  • Feud over Frankie the cat leaves family with 20,000 legal bill after 'foster owner' refuses ...

    12/29/2012 8:55:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 December 2012 | Nick Fagge
    The black dot on his nose and his white-socked paws do not single out Frankie as a particularly remarkable cat. So it must be his charm that has led this moggy into the centre of a bitter tug-of-love which ended in a courtroom drama and left one family 20,000 worse off. The extraordinary row, which has set two lifetime animal lovers against each other, began last year when Rosalind Mahoney handed over Frankie to June Allan on what she thought was a temporary basis
  • Trains carrying more oil across US amid boom

    12/29/2012 8:51:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNK
    Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse - the locomotive - to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand. ... The environmental fears carry an ironic twist: Oil trains are gaining popularity in part because of a shortage of pipeline capacity - a problem that has been worsened by environmental opposition to such projects as TransCanada's stalled Keystone XL pipeline. That project would carry Bakken and Canadian crude to the Gulf of Mexico. Wayde Schafer,...
  • President returning to Sunday talk show for the first time in three years ["Meet the Press"...]

    12/29/2012 8:49:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    President returning to Sunday talk show for the first time in three years By Amie Parnes - 12/29/12 10:19 AM ET President Obama will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning in his first appearance on the news program since 2009, the network has announced. The Obama interview comes hours before the so-called "fiscal cliff" deadline. Obama has called on Congress in recent days to pass legislation that would prevent income taxes from rising and spending cuts from taking effect. In his radio address on Saturday, Obama said the recovering economy "can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound," and...
  • How the fiscal cliff fight will end (unhappily for Republicans)

    12/29/2012 8:49:01 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 58 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | December 29 2012 | B. York
    The word among some Senate Republicans is that a fiscal cliff deal is likely to be struck by Sunday, or Monday at the latest... If such a deal is made, it would mean that many Republicans would be backing off their longstanding position against raising taxes on anyone, including top earners... So a deal will most likely be done. But the bottom line is that the fiscal cliff fight will not end happily for Republicans. They will have given in on what was an article of faith that taxes should not be raised on anybody, poor or rich ...
  • Tackling Fairness and Justice

    12/29/2012 8:46:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The last year has been a tough one for conservatives. The hope that four years of failed policy would be enough to repudiate the liberal/progressive ideology of the Obama administration ended when the majority of the American public voted to maintain their entitlements -- so long as someone else paid for them. And the conservative response to the debacle has been for the various factions within the movement to declare war on each other. It's time for conservatives to give serious thought to what they believe and how they can make a more persuasive case that conservative principles offer the...
  • Epidemic of Gang Violence Across The Globe Destroying Black Boys

    12/29/2012 8:38:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | 31 October 2012 | Nick Chiles
    From Chicago to Rio, from Jamaica to Nigeria, gang violence is leaving an indelible mark on communities across the globe, leaving authorities at a loss for what to do about the epidemic of lawlessness among young men who see little hope in their futures. Certainly the global economic crisis has much to do with the rise in gang violence and influence, as young men of color in most of the affected countries see few options for gainful employment. In Chicago, among 400 murders that have occurred in 2012, an estimated 80 percent of them have been gang-related. The killing in...
  • Russia Bans US Adoptions (Satire)

    12/29/2012 8:35:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 62 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    The Russian legislature passed and President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. Families. In a signing statement President Putin asserted that we cannot continue to subject the fruit of Russian loins to lives of degradation and depravity in an immoral society. Not only is the culture permeated with filth that poses as art, but the physical safety of the children is not even protected in the schools. For us to continue acquiescing to these adoptions would make us knowing accomplices in the criminal abuse of these children. A secondary concern cited by Putin...
  • Chicago Immigrant Laborers Denounce Raid

    12/29/2012 8:31:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | December 28, 2012 | CBS2 Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) A group of immigrant day laborers gathered in a park on the Northwest Side this morning, calling for an end to immigration raids.
  • Trotter cites legal trouble in ending US House run

    12/29/2012 8:29:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    An Illinois state lawmaker who was a frontrunner to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's ending his candidacy because he doesn't want the felony gun charges he faces to detract from the district's important issues. Donne Trotter was arrested Dec. 5 when security screeners at O'Hare International Airport found an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun in his bag. **SNIP** Trotter announced Saturday he will not seek the 2nd congressional district seat, explaining that solving the area's economic and other problems was too important to allow his legal "situation to detract from what needs to be front and center."
  • Obama's Bottomline: Spare Only 'Middle Class' from Tax Hike and Extend Unemployment Benefits

    12/29/2012 8:28:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 28, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said on Friday evening that if he cannot make a bipartisan deal with congressional leaders before the Monday "fiscal cliff" deadline, he has asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring legislation up for a vote in the Senate that would extend the Bush tax rates for "middle class" Americans only and extend unemployment benefits for 2 million Americans whose government payments would otherwise expire. [Snip] "But lets not miss this deadline," he said. "That is the bare minimum that we should be able to get done." For the past couple of months Ive been...
  • Muslim doctor blames hepatitis on ... Islamophobia

    12/29/2012 8:15:46 AM PST · by wesagain · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec 29, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A Muslim doctor who fled to Pakistan after his Nebraska-based clinic left dozens of patients infected with hepatitis C, including several who died, now wants to return to the United States and practice medicine, and he blames his earlier problems on Islamophobia, according to a new report. The Omaha World-Herald has reported that Tahir Ali Javed now has applied for restoration of his medical license in New York. That license was surrendered about 10 years ago shortly after his Nebraska medical license was revoked, the report said. That occurred because his Fremont cancer clinic was determined to have infected dozens...
  • French Court Rejects 75 Percent Millionaire's Tax

    12/29/2012 8:12:40 AM PST · by usconservative · 18 replies
    Reuters Wire Service ^ | 12/29/12 | Emile Picy and Catherine Bremer
    (Reuters) - France's Constitutional Council on Saturday rejected a 75 percent upper income tax rate to be introduced in 2013 in a setback to Socialist President Francois Hollande's push to make the rich contribute more to cutting the public deficit.
  • 'Petty-Bourgeois Individualism'

    12/29/2012 8:12:34 AM PST · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-29 08:43:47 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:They say they just want to protect the masses - all 500 million of them. The People's Daily - the official organ of China's totalitarian government - announced that the country's Internet users will be require to give their real names and addresses to government-sanctioned Internet providers before they are allowed access to the China-Wide-Web. Chinese citizens are denied admittance to the "World-Wide" version."The draft decision says authorities will protect digital information that could be used to determine the identity of a user or that concerns a user's privacy," said the People's Daily. In other words, "If you...
  • Obama The Chastiser

    12/29/2012 8:06:39 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/29/12 | LD Jackson
    I realize we are out of the election and there is no need to be in campaign mode. That is one of the reasons I have written very little since the election, and especially since the beginning of December. I saw no use to continue rehashing our loses and wondering what happened. Having said that, I never cease to be amazed at how inept our government is acting, in general, and how blameless President Barack Obama remains, specifically. He sheds blame for his faults and the scandals that should have arisen because of his actions like water off a duck....
  • Manly Honor - Southern, Northern & Modern Views

    12/29/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 9 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/11/2012 | Richard Williams
    ". . . when I served as a Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was intrigued to find out that it was still a misdemeanor in Virginia to impugn a woman's "virtue and chastity . . ."
  • Republicans Prepare to Deploy the "McCain Fiscal Crisis Strategy": Let Obama Win!

    12/29/2012 8:01:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 12-29-2012 | MOTUS
    Dont look now, butt while you slept, the Republicans deployed the McCain Economic Disaster Plan. Heres how this previously discredited crisis management tool works: the lead R-words make a lot of noise about being adults, making hard choices,the magnitude of the crisis, the seriousness of consequences, etc., etc..Then they sit back and wait for Big Guy ride in on his palomino pony; hence clinching the myth that only BO can save the day. There'll be a load of compromisin' On the road to my horizon But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me You probably remember how...
  • Lawyer for Newtown shooting survivor seeks to file $100 million lawsuit

    12/29/2012 7:56:14 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 29, 2012 | Mary Ellen Godin, Reuters
    MERIDEN, Connecticut -- A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago. The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky. "As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined," the claim said....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Zeta Oph: Runaway Star

    12/29/2012 7:53:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | December 29, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi produces the arcing interstellar bow wave or bow shock seen in this stunning infrared portrait. In the false-color view, bluish Zeta Oph, a star about 20 times more massive than the Sun, lies near the center of the frame, moving toward the left at 24 kilometers per second. Its strong stellar wind precedes it, compressing and heating the dusty interstellar material and shaping the curved shock front. Around it are clouds of relatively undisturbed material. What set this star in motion? Zeta Oph was likely once a member...
  • Omnibus double whammy: The Dems lame-duck land grabs

    12/29/2012 7:52:53 AM PST · by Baynative · 2 replies
    M.Malkin ^ | 12/15/12 | Michelle Malkin
    ...a massive omnibus land grab that Dingy Harry Reid vowed yesterday to bring up before the stretched-out lame-duck session ends. Its green pork galore: Reids staff sees a natural resources omnibus as a rare chance for members to bring something home to their districts and therefore worth the extra time needed to see such a large bill through to completion.
  • University spends 15K to Fight non-Inclusive Language on Campus

    12/29/2012 7:52:45 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Dec. 28, 2012 | Carmela Martinez
    The University of Maryland (UMD) allocated $15,000 in 2012 to combat the use of language deemed by administrators to be insensitive. This sign, part of the "inclusive language campaign," discourages students from using the term "illegal alien." The words have power campaigns goal is to deploy posters, buttons and other promotional materials to help foster an environment on campus that is not offensive to illegal aliens, homosexuals, or other minority groups. Non-inclusive language can offend or make spaces uncomfortable for people who are excluded by that language, one of the campaign posters reads.
  • LYONS: Draft of new U.S. Army handbook must be scrapped

    12/29/2012 7:51:18 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 28DEC12 | Retired Adm. James A. Lyons
    Military supposed to defend First Amendment rights After the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell, the erosion of our militarys moral principles, regretfully, continues. A recent Wall Street Journal article described the U.S. Armys final-draft handbook, which indoctrinates our military personnel heading to Afghanistan in how to be sensitive to and accept Muslim and Afghan 7th-century customs and values or possibly be killed by our Afghan partners. Unbelievable. This is being done to prevent the so-called green-on-blue attacks, which have cost 63 American lives this year. According to the Armys Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., it is...
  • Why not let taxes rise on the middle class?

    12/29/2012 7:44:09 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen,
    Barring a last-minute breakthrough, taxes will go up for every U.S. taxpayer on Jan. 1 — and that’s a development conservatives should welcome. Don’t get me wrong: It would be better not to raise taxes on anyone, pursue pro-growth tax reform and cut the size of government instead. But that’s not what the American people voted to do last month. Americans cast their ballots for big government. Now it’s time to pay for it. Until now, the growth of government under President Obama has not hit the pocketbooks of most Americans. During Obama’s first term, federal spending grew to more...
  • BEST NEWS BLOOPERS 2012

    12/29/2012 7:43:10 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 12-28-12 | youtube
    my personal fave is Sweet Brown..."ain't nobody got time for that!"
  • Sixteen Things About 2013 That Are Really Going To Stink

    12/29/2012 7:39:40 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-29-2012 | Michael Snyder
    16 Things About 2013 That Are Really Going To Stink By Michael Snyder December 27th, 2012 The beginning of the year has traditionally been a time of optimism when we all look forward to the exciting things that are going to happen over the next 12 months. Unfortunately, there are a whole bunch of things about 2013 that we already know are going to stink. Taxes are going to go up, good paying jobs will continue to leave the country, small businesses will continue to be destroyed, the number of Americans living in poverty will continue to soar, our infrastructure...
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

    12/29/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    NRA ^ | 12/27/2012 | NRA/ILA Staff
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)author of the federal assault weapon and large ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004has announced that on the first day of the new CongressJanuary 3rd she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation and It will be carefully focused. Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012. According to a Dec. 27th...
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

    12/29/2012 7:32:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 30 replies
    NRA ^ | 12/27/2012 | NRA/ILA Staff
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)author of the federal assault weapon and large ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004has announced that on the first day of the new CongressJanuary 3rd she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation and It will be carefully focused. Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012. According to a Dec. 27th...
  • Voting for Liberals

    12/29/2012 7:29:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    If you are one of the folks who voted for Barack Obama in the last election, what did you vote for? More generally, if you voted for any liberal politician, what did you vote for? Here are three things for starters: (1) no reform of the public schools, (2) no reform of the welfare system, and (3) no reform of labor market institutions that erect barriers between new entrants and good jobs. How can I be so certain? Because the teachers unions, the welfare bureaucracy and all the other unions form the base of the Democratic Party. At least they...
  • MICHAEL PENTO: It Would Be More Surprising If Gold Didn't Go To $10,000

    12/29/2012 7:20:15 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-29-2012 | Sam Ro
    MICHAEL PENTO: It Would Be More Surprising If Gold Didn't Go To $10,000 Sam RoDec. 29, 2012, 7:12 AM Michael Pento The world's central banks have gold bulls on high alert thanks to unprecedented, ultra-easy monetary policy. Eric King of King World News asked Michael Pento if this means gold $10,000 is coming. Here's Pento's response: Absolutely. I know it sounds ridiculous, but dont forget that back in the 1930s it was (around) $21 an ounce. No one would ever have believed that 80 years later we would have gold trading anywhere near $1,900 an ounce, but thats what happened....
  • The WaPo Kerry Endorsement: Curious and Curiouser

    12/29/2012 7:13:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. The editorial staff of the Washington Post, surely meant well. They wanted readers to think that Sen. John Kerrys vast experience in foreign policy over four decades equips him to serve as Secretary of State in the second Obama administration. The editorial, titled John Kerry: Well-suited to be Secretary of State, gets that part right. The natty Mr. Kerry certainly looks the part of a globe-trotting senior U.S. diplomat. As to his qualifications for that role, were reminded of Frederick the Greats response when he was urged to make a less...
  • FHP trooper: Illegal police searches led to her fear for her safety

    12/29/2012 6:59:01 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 26, 2012 | Lisa J. Huriash
    The Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the center of firestorm after she pulled over a speeding cop at gunpoint said fellow law enforcement officers have created a "life-threatening" situation that caused her to be in such fear for her safety she has become a "hermit." Trooper Donna "Jane" Watts' 69-page lawsuit, filed in federal court Friday, seeks more than $1 million in damages. She is suing more than 100 police officers and agencies, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The suit alleges 88 law enforcement officers from 25 jurisdictions illegally accessed her personal information more than 200...
  • Employees 'Beamed' Into Work Using Robots (video link included)

    12/29/2012 6:57:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12/24/2012
    Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley. But Goecker isn't in California. He's more than 2,300 miles away, working at home in Seymour, Indiana. It's all made possible by the Beam -- a mobile video-conferencing machine that he can drive around his company's offices and workshops in Palo Alto. The five-foot-tall device, topped with a large video screen, gives him a physical presence that makes him and his colleagues feel like he's actually there. "This gives you that casual interaction that you're used to...