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  • Gallup: Disapproval of Obama Has Climbed 5 Points Since Christmas

    12/31/2012 12:33:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 30, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    With the federal government approaching the so-called “fiscal cliff,” when federal income tax rates will increase across-the-board back to the level they were under President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama’s disapproval has climbed 5 points in the Gallup polled since Christmas. …
  • Atlanta Braves court controversy with 'Screaming Indian' caps

    12/31/2012 12:13:35 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 42 replies
    Sporting News MLB ^ | December 27, 2012 | Sporting News MLB Staff
    The Atlanta Braves have not used their controversial "Screaming Indian" logo in any official capacity since 1989, but the team plans to bring it back next season as part of its new batting practice hats. And so far, the reaction on the Web has been less than positive.
  • Don’t Tread on Six-toed Cats - The case for federalism in Key West, Fla.

    12/31/2012 12:06:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to work harder to persuade ideological friends and foes alike that the way to reduce partisanship and maximize happiness in America is to embrace federalism — the view that we should push as many decisions as possible to the lowest local level feasible.Federalism reduces partisanship by shrinking the importance of the federal government. It increases happiness by maximizing the number of people who get to live the way they want to live.Unfortunately, proponents of federalism tend to start the conversation with the really big issues: gay marriage, drugs, guns, abortion, etc.I’m for...
  • Publisher (Chicago) Tribune (and LA Times) to emerge from bankruptcy on December 31

    12/31/2012 12:00:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2012
    U.S. media giant The Tribune Co, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, said late on Sunday it will emerge from bankruptcy on December 31, ending four years of Chapter 11 reorganization. Chicago-based Tribune said it will emerge from the Chapter 11 process with a portfolio of profitable assets that will include eight major daily newspapers and 23 TV stations. The company will also have a new board of directors. "Tribune will emerge as a dynamic multi-media company with a great mix of profitable assets, powerful brands in major markets, sufficient liquidity for operations and investments and...
  • Obama: ‘I Cut Spending by Over a Trillion Dollars in 2011’

    12/30/2012 11:31:31 PM PST · by chessplayer · 66 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Appearing on NBCs “Meet the Press” on Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he cut spending by more than $1 trillion in 2011. However, the White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending increased by $147 billion from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011.
  • Mort Zuckerman: Brace For an Avalanche of Unfunded Debt

    12/30/2012 11:15:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 28, 2012 | MORTIMER B. ZUCKERMAN
    The fiscal cliff isn't as scary as the looming deficit and debt crisis about to swamp the country All eyes have been on the clear and present danger of the fiscal cliff—understandably—but there's a sound in the mountain range that's even scarier than the cliff. It's the sound made by an avalanche, the trillions of dollars of debt that's heading our way, gathering speed and mass. For most people, it's out of earshot now, and that's the way our government prefers to play it in its financial statements. Liabilities are not set out there in accordance with the well-established norms...
  • A Look Back at My Top Obama Administration Predictions for 2012

    12/30/2012 10:52:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | John Ransom
    It's time to  look back at predications regarding the non-stop sitcom that's known as the Obama Administration, 2012.I won some, a lost a few too. Okay more than a few. But some of the more outrageous predictions, like Barney Frank's wedding, panned out.The first three years of the Obama administration has largely been a re-make of that American television classic Happy Days with Obama starring in the role of the Fonz. What's in store for the coming year? Well don't change that dial.   10) Tim Geithner will leave the administration, forcibly if need be, likely in FebruaryHere’s the real story about the passage...
  • Blacks Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal

    12/30/2012 10:43:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Star Parker
    What is the essence of freedom? Property and a gun. I never met my grandfather, but that's the lesson I took from his life. He was one generation out of slavery and bought property and guns. It's so predictable that today's discussion on gun control is similar to the noise we hear from liberals every time there is a mass shooting. What is new this time is that the NRA, under the direction of Wayne LaPierre, David Keene and Asa Hutchinson, has put forth a concrete plan that most American parents should appreciate will keep children safer at school. Why...
  • Obama Boasts Support of American People in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fight

    12/30/2012 10:14:35 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 31, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    As Congress races to pass legislation before the Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff" deadline, President Barack Obama in an interview which aired Sunday publicly touted the support of the American people for the plan he offered to Republicans. "We have put forward not only a sensible deal, but one that has the support of the majority of the American people including close to half of Republicans," the president told NBC "Meet the Press" host David Gregory in a taped interview. The president said the American people support raising taxes on the wealthiest earners-- something the Republicans have staunchly opposed as...
  • Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s

    12/30/2012 10:09:06 PM PST · by wrastu · 138 replies
    The Obama Hustle Blog copied onto The Other News Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | As reported to AL HENDERSHOT, Blog owner and editor of the blog "The Obama Hustle"
    Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the White House image is a forgery. He also confirmed to KS SOS Kris Kobach that the information contained in the White House image isNOT “identical to” that in the official record.
  • Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s

    12/30/2012 10:08:58 PM PST · by wrastu · 2 replies
    The Obama Hustle Blog copied onto The Other News Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | As reported to AL HENDERSHOT, Blog owner and editor of the blog "The Obama Hustle"
    Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the White House image is a forgery. He also confirmed to KS SOS Kris Kobach that the information contained in the White House image isNOT “identical to” that in the official record.
  • Report declares thriving Israeli Christian population

    12/30/2012 9:46:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 12-30-12 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Almost 65 years after Jews who were dispersed around the world returned to their homeland ― following a departure that lasted nearly two millennia ― a report released by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) confirms that the Christian population in the Jewish nation is alive and well, despite the nation's more dominant Jewish and Muslim religions, growing to 158,000 (roughly two percent of the total population). While thousands of Christians celebrated Christmas among various observances taking place across the Promised Land, a CBS statistical breakdown divulged that 80 percent of the Christians living in Israel are Arab. The remaining...
  • Oregon politicians try to repair economy, restore American Dream(Ring-a-ling:Clue Phone-Its For You)

    12/30/2012 9:37:41 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/30/31 | Staff
    Political leaders, in Oregon and in Congress, have taken notice. Many plan to introduce legislation, or launch programs, aimed at helping those hardest hit: The governor's proposed budget, so far, includes money to replicate a previously successful job training program. Oregon legislators will be urged to place a measure on the 2013 ballot asking voters to create a permanent state fund providing financial aid to college students. New student loan options that recently took effect will lower some payments and provide more debt forgiveness. A state agency will conduct a limited test of a program to buy back and refinance...
  • Vet Hats and Morons..........love those "old retirees"

    12/30/2012 9:33:04 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies
    A few days ago my best friend from High School sent me a 'Vietnam Veteran' hat. I never had one of these before and I was pretty hyped about it, especially because my friend Ronn was considerate enough to take the time to give it to me. Yesterday, I wore it when I went to Wal-Mart. There was nothing in particular that I needed at the world's largest retailer but, since I retired, trips to Wally World to look at the Walmartians is always good for some comic relief. Besides, I always feel pretty normal after seeing some of the...
  • Fire Jason Garrett

    12/30/2012 9:22:41 PM PST · by sean327 · 63 replies
    Me | 30 Dec 2012 | sean327
    Garrett is the worst play caller in the history of the NFL. I know Pop Warner coaches who would make better Offensive Coordinators. How is it you have one of the best RBs in the NFL and you only call 13 running plays? If you know the Redskins are gonna blitz on every frikin 3rd down, why don't you run a few screens or draws to slow them down? Garrett sucks! Fire him now!
  • Silent sub: Russian noiseless Borei class nuclear submarine immersed

    12/30/2012 9:12:48 PM PST · by null and void · 64 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 30 December, 2012, 17:26
    Borei class nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomah at the “Sevmash” shipyard before its launch in Severodvinsk. (RIA Novosti/A. Petrov) Super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh has been put in water to become the third ship of the Borei project. The cruiser is about to begin sea trials and mooring to become fully operational in 2013. ­Vladimir Monomakh was laid down at Russia’s largest shipbuilding complex Sevmash, located on the shores of the White Sea in the town of Severodvinsk in northern Russia on March 19, 2006 – the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet. ­Borei-class submarine...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-31-12, OM, St. Sylvester I, 7th Day in Octave/Christmas

    12/30/2012 8:46:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-31-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 31, 2012   The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas   Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour;and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,so now many antichrists have appeared.Thus we know this is the last hour.They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;if they had been, they would have remained with us.Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number.But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,and you all have knowledge.I write to you not because you do not know the...
  • Warren Jeffs tells followers to 'prepare for end of the world' by January 1.....

    12/30/2012 8:43:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.30.2012 | staff
    FULL TITLE: Warren Jeffs tells followers to 'prepare for end of the world' by January 1 as experts warn it could mean something sinister for the sect loyal to a convicted sex offender Followers of cult leader, Warren Jeffs, who is behind bars for sexually assaulting young girls, are reportedly preparing for the end of the world tomorrow, after their former leader warned of Armageddon before midnight. The only supermarket and major meeting point of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints community across the movement's key sites - Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah - has...
  • Lawrence man will be deported after child rape plea eagletribune.com

    12/30/2012 8:40:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Eagle - Tribune ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jill Harmacinski
    SALEM, Mass. — A Lawrence man yesterday pleaded guilty to raping a young girl over a three year period and will deported to the Dominican Republic as a result. Ariel Mendez, 48, pleaded guilty to raping the girl on diverse dates from January 2004 to January 2007 when the child was 6 to 9 years old. The incidents occurred at various Lawrence addresses where Mendez lived with the girl’s mother, prosecutor Jessica Strasnick said in Salem Superior Court yesterday. On one occasion, Mendez raped the girl while holding a pillow over her face, Strasnick said. Mendez was indicted on a...
  • ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Is The Subject Of A Course At American University

    12/30/2012 8:38:10 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Dec 28, 2012 4:45
    Sex educator and American University adjunct professor Stef Woods didn't see "mommy porn" when she first heard buzz about the E.L. James erotic romance bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Having taught college classes on activism and social media and sexuality and social media, Woods found the combination of number of books sold, media hype, and issues related to female sexuality, fan fiction, and social media compelling enough to successfully propose “Contemporary American Culture: The 50 Shades Trilogy,” which she will teach to 25 students starting in January.“It never crossed my mind to use another book for a case study,” she...