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  • Campaigner in Chief Holds ďPep RallyĒ to Discuss Status of Fiscal Cliff Deal22

    12/31/2012 2:33:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    If you watched Obama‚Äôs comments this afternoon you would not be remiss to think it was actually a campaign event. Obama came out, flanked by ‚Äėmiddle class Americans‚Äô or what Twitchy aptly referred to as a ‚Äúhuman rainbow,‚ÄĚ and played the blame game all while reminding Americans Republicans that he won the election. Oh, and the ‚Äúmiddle class taxpayers‚ÄĚ repeatedly applauding when Obama took shots at Congress for its inaction thus far really helped set the pep rally vibe, too. GOP lawmakers weren‚Äôt thrilled with the comments, either: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said President Obama likely lost votes for the...
  • Netflix customers' ENTIRE movie rental history to be shared with Facebook...

    12/31/2012 2:33:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 12.31.2012 | James Nye
    FULL TITLE: Netflix customers' ENTIRE movie rental history to be shared with Facebook... including all your guilty pleasures Netflix users will soon be able to share every film they have watched with their Facebook friends - allowing the social networking giant even more lucrative information on its users' leisure time. Up until now the Video Privacy Protection Act prohibited Netflix and other streaming services such as Hulu from sharing their customers' history or allowing them to post it themselves. However, Congress has now passed a bill to the 1988 act that allows users to opt in or out of forthcoming...
  • Conservative Senator Lashes Out: ĎThis Place is a Jokeí

    12/31/2012 2:16:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 31, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) lashed out at the upper chamber today as a symbol of governmentís runaway power in Americansí lives. ďItís an alternate universe. No, this ó this place is a joke. I mean, bottom line, this is an absurd process,Ē Johnson said on CNBC. ďIt certainly proves the genius of our founding fathers that government should be limited. I mean, the fact that we have this place having such an enormous effect on our economy, on peopleís livelihood, is wrong. Itís simply wrong.Ē ďSo, Iím the manufacturer. Iím always looking for the cause of problems. The cause of...
  • The Israel of God (Reformed Caucus)

    12/31/2012 2:14:00 PM PST · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Westminster Seminary California ^ | 2003 | R. Scott Clark
    THE ISRAEL OF GOD ©R. Scott Clark 2003 (rev. 2012) All Rights Reserved. Introduction There is much more to "end-times" or ultimate things (Eschatology) than what we say actually happens in the last days. We say what we do about eschatology because of what we think God is doing in history. At the center of the debate is the question of "the Israel of God" (Gal 6.16). Of course, this is not a new question. During our Lord's earthly ministry and after his resurrection and before his ascension, the disciples asked him repeatedly, "Lord, are you at this time going...
  • AP:House won't vote before midnight on 'cliff' deal

    12/31/2012 2:04:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/31/2012 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON -- The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day. President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases and spending cuts - the fiscal cliff - that take effect with the new year.
  • Demand A Plan - Demand Celebrities Go __ Themselves! (DNC makes billions on violence)

    12/31/2012 2:04:24 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 25, 2012 | ma5one
    The shear hypocrisy of the Hollywood elite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRlpRcorEU
  • URGENT: Illinois Legislature to Attempt Passage of Gun Ban THIS WEEK

    12/31/2012 2:02:09 PM PST · by blondee123 · 32 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 12/31/2013 | NRA-ILA
    URGENT: Illinois Anti-Gun Legislators That YOU Voted Out of Office to Use Their Last Remaining Days in Legislature Exploiting Lame Duck Session and Holiday Break To Impose a Draconian Gun Ban The NRA-ILA has just learned that anti-gun legislators backed by Governor Quinn are deceptively trying to sneak through a new draconian gun ban as early as Wednesday while the legislature convenes for the Lame Duck Session from January 2 to 9.
  • Exclusive - GOP: Cuts Won't Be Stopped, Despite Dems' Reluctance

    12/31/2012 1:55:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/12 | Ben Shapiro
    While the Washington Post reports this afternoon that Congress is considering pushing off all cuts under a new deal to avert the fiscal cliff, top Republicans say that is absolutely false. The sequester cuts will either go through now, as written, or they will be replaced for no more than two to three months to be more specifically calibrated to avoid the blunderbuss across-the-board cuts largely affecting defense. During that delay time, cuts equivalent to the cuts that would have happened under the sequester will take place. In short, the same amount will be cut under either deal; the only...
  • OBAMA DEMANDS MORE TAX HIKES NEXT YEAR (Drudge)

    12/31/2012 1:44:29 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 29 replies
    Link is crashing with too much traffic.
  • House refuses to be bullied. No vote tonight!!!

    12/31/2012 1:43:10 PM PST · by willowdean · 58 replies
    Cspan | vanity
    The Repbulican are furious with the horrible speech by Obama!! Obama has taken us over the cliff with his arrogant and demanding words in todays speech!!
  • Lady O, leave my Salty Spanish Peanuts ALONE!

    12/31/2012 1:41:35 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 20 replies
    La termina dia antes la primero dia | Floyd A. Logan
    SALTY PEANUTS! I, like millions of other people enjoy snacking on peanuts from time to time. Blanched nuts,Glazed Almonds, Shelled Sunflower, Pumpkin, Walnut, and of course, the big mac, Macadamia too! Peanuts are cheap, nutritious, crunchy, noisy, aromatic and an overall addictively FUN type of food, don't you agree? Well, don't look now, but somebody (uninvited) just walked in on our party, and they show no sign of leaving. For the last year or two it has become very difficult to find a bag of SALTED peanuts that tastes good, meaning that has enough salt to make it worth eating....
  • Obama Lists Those to Blame for the Fiscal Cliff and He's Not One of Them

    12/31/2012 1:40:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | December 31, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Well, at this hour of the last day of 2012, 10 days into the new Mayan calendar, it's become quite clear that the United States is falling off the much-looming fiscal cliff. Or perhaps it won't. Or maybe if it does, the Washington clowns will do something to reverse the new taxes and severe budget cuts in the next few days. Or do part of something. Or maybe not. Got it? As five or six of you probably saw, President Obama made a rare appearance on a Sunday talk show yesterday to put his spin on the events or non-events....
  • Rand Paul: Obama phones are bankrupting the country [Misleading Title]

    12/31/2012 1:37:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued that President Obama is not being honest when he indicates that tax increases on the wealthy, without significant spending cuts, can bring fiscal stability to the nation. ďThey offer you baubles,Ē Paul said in describing D.C. lawmakers, especially Obama. ďThey offer you something for free: ĎHereís a cell phone. Just take the cell phone and vote for me, itíll be okay.í Hereís the problem: Itís not free. On the one hand, you get the free cell phone; on the other hand, you get four dollar gas. On the other hand, you get the price of...
  • Tax Deal Set, But No Agreement on Sequester (How Is This A "Deal?")

    12/31/2012 1:35:27 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Alan K. Ota
    Senate leaders appear to have reached a bipartisan agreement to avoid midnight tax increases, embracing a $450,000 earnings threshold for extending existing tax rates. But agreement remained out of reach Monday on how to avert $110 billion in automatic fiscal 2013 spending cuts scheduled to begin Jan. 2. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that Congress move ahead with tax legislation and ďcontinue to work on the sequester part in the coming months.Ē ďWe have reached agreement on all of the tax issues,Ē McConnell, R-Ky., told the Senate. ďLetís take what has been agreed to and get moving. . ....
  • AP reports Congress will miss deadline to avoid fiscal cliff

    12/31/2012 1:33:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    sacramento bee ^ | 12/31 | ap news
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Congress won't meet Monday midnight deadline on voting to avert 'fiscal cliff.' Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/31/5084967/ap-reports-congress-will-miss.html#storylink=cpy
  • Risk, Relativism, and Resources

    12/31/2012 1:32:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Three things conservatives must know about progressivism in order to defeat it Conservatives understand the intellectual roots of conservatism better than progressives do, for obvious reasons, but we also understand the intellectual roots of progressivism better than progressives do. That is the case in no small part because progressives prefer to think of themselves as non-ideological pragmatists and empiricists, and they are immune to the irony that their just-the-facts pose is only an echo of vintage ‚Äúscientific socialism‚ÄĚ and related 20th-century ideologies with which our contemporary progressives claim to have no kinship. (I know a guy who¬†wrote a book¬†about that.)...
  • NJ affirmative action female cop overpowered in police station by criminal who takes gun away

    12/31/2012 1:17:51 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Deember 31, 2012 | Michael Savage
    From "The Savage Nation" (Friday, December 28, 2012 edition)
  • Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys should part ways after latest loss

    12/31/2012 1:17:23 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 110 replies
    NFL ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | Gil Brandt
    The Dallas Cowboys needed quarterback Tony Romo to come up big against the Washington Redskins on Sunday night. Instead, he threw three interceptions, including a crucial fourth-quarter pick that contributed to the Cowboys' season-ending loss. After the latest down moment in Romo's inconsistent career, I think it's time for Dallas to move on; it's time for the Cowboys to cut ties with Romo. Romo's one of those guys who seems to do really well when it doesn't count, but when it counts, he doesn't get the job done. It's not because he's not smart; it's not because he's not athletic;...
  • Obama Transcript ("Spending cuts have already taken place")

    12/31/2012 1:14:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 Dec, 2012 | Satan
    <p>Last year, in 2011, we started reducing the deficit through $1 trillion in spending cuts. Those have already taken place. The agreement being worked on right now would further reduce the deficit by asking the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay higher taxes for the first time in two decades.</p>
  • David Gregory (media elite) vs Adam Meckler (Army vet) Gun Criminals

    12/31/2012 1:13:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In December of 2012, David Gregory: deliberately violated D.C. gun law for financial and political gain. In September of 2011, Adam Meckler: inadvertently violated D.C. Gun law. David Gregory possessed a 30 round magazine, categorically prohibited under D.C. Law. Adam Meckler possessed a few 9mm cartridges, without the proper D.C. permit. David Gregory has not been charged, arrested, or taken to jail. Adam Meckler was arrested, handcuffed, taken to jail, eventually was released and plead a plea bargain that included a fine, probation, and being registered on the D.C. gun offender list. David Gregory has been lauded by his...
  • Upset Chelsea Clinton visits mother Hillary in hospital as she recovers from dangerous blood clot

    12/31/2012 1:00:15 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-31-2012 | AP & Daily Mail Reporter
    December 31, 2012 Upset Chelsea Clinton visits mother Hillary in hospital as she recovers from dangerous blood clot By ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILY MAIL REPORTER Chelsea, who was spotted by the New York Daily News, was to first member of Clinton's family to be seen publicly at the hospital. There is no word on the whereabouts of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
  • Look who gets 'most trustworthy news' award

    12/31/2012 12:57:42 PM PST · by wesagain · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | staff writer
    "Drudge No. 1 and WND No.2"An independent news organization has named the Drudge Report and WND among the ďmost trustworthy news sourcesĒ for 2012, citing Drudge as the ďtop-trusted site for millionsĒ and WNDís ďcontinual commitment to the truth and top-notch journalistic practice.Ē The list of the top news sources, where WND was second only to the Drudge Report, was announced today by the Discerning Times at Enumclaw.com, an online source that bills itself as a ďSmall Town Newspaper, Big Time News.Ē The Christian organization said it based its decision on several factors, including the news being reported ďresults from...
  • The Rapture (Part 2) (Dispensational Caucus)

    12/31/2012 12:56:34 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 28 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | March 33, 2012 | Dr. Andy Woods
    My previous article commenced a series of articles on the rapture. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In this first article, we saw that the rapture is an important doctrine and not something that can be marginalized or explained away as a secondary doctrine. We now move to our second point. The Rapture Is Distinct from the Second Advent Second, the rapture will be an event which is distinct from the Second Advent. In other words,...
  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2012 12:44:23 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    2012 was a grim year. There have been many others. May 2013 and all following years be far better! It's pretty much up to us. There have been reasons for sadness.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0MklIdTiaU?feature=player_detailpage] Video link If we are to survive as a constitutional republic, our hopes and our spirits must remain high even in the face of defeat.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowMI4wvmU4?feature=player_detailpage] Video link We all have work to do. This should help us to do it. One of my favorite poets, Rudyard Kipling, wroteIF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you...
  • Why your paycheck's getting smaller, no matter what: There may be no escaping higher taxes come Jan.

    12/31/2012 12:40:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 30, 2012 | Emily Jane Fox
    President Obama is trying to push through legislation to keep broader middle class income taxes from rising by Monday night. But they may still have to pay at least 2% more in payroll taxes. That's because the government had temporarily lowered the payroll tax rate in 2011 to 4.2% from 6.2%, in an effort to keep more cash in the pockets of Americans and provide a boost to the economy. The tax cut, which applies on the first $113,700 in annual earnings, is expiring in December. Come 2013, most of the country's 160 million workers will see smaller paychecks. No...
  • Tax Deal Finalized

    12/31/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by Ron C. · 79 replies
    NRO ^ | December 31, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Senior Senate Republican aides tell NRO that the tax side of the fiscal-cliff deal has been finalized. Hereís a sketch of the framework: ó Current tax rates would be permanently extended for singles making $400,000 or below, and permanently extended for couples making $450,000 or below ó For singles, capital gains and dividends of $400,000 or below would be permanently taxed at 15 percent; capital gains and dividends above $400,000 would be permanently taxed at 20 percent
  • Source: Tax Terms Locked

    12/31/2012 12:35:26 PM PST · by RummyChick · 42 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 12/31 | daniel halperin
    A senior Republican Senate aide passes along the tax terms of the deal being worked out by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill and the White House to avert the "fiscal cliff." These terms are "locked," says the source, between Senate Republicans and the White House: ∑ Permanent extension of current rates on income below $400k (singles) and $450k (married). ∑ Permanent 15% rate on cap gains and dividends for income below $400k (single), $450k (married). ∑ Permanent 20% capital gains & dividends for those above $400k (single), $450k (married). ∑ Permanent death tax at $5M exemption but a 40%...
  • $75,000 Worth of Guns Stolen During Big Gun Armory Burglary (Georgia)

    12/31/2012 12:33:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | December 31, 2012 | Kristi Reed
    DACULA, GA -- Just hours after a large shipment of weapons arrived at a local gun store, burglars struck the shop and stole numerous handguns, tactical rifles and shotguns. According to business owner David Duncan, Big Gun Armory received two large deliveries on Friday afternoon. Duncan said the 65 guns were immediately placed on display since store inventory had been heavily depleted due to increased sales related to the election, the Connecticut shootings and holiday shopping. Then, at 1:47 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, Duncan got a call from his alarm company -- the burglar alarm had been activated. Gwinnett...
  • Caracal Cat Explosive Jump

    12/31/2012 12:31:39 PM PST · by navysealdad · 20 replies
    Watch as these cats spring from a standing position 10 feet in the air and snatch their food out of mid-air.
  • ďJournalistĒ David Gregory refuses to call out Obamaís lie that he ďcut spending by over a trillion

    12/31/2012 12:31:14 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog ‚ÄúJournalist‚ÄĚ David Gregory refuses to call out Obama‚Äôs lie that he ‚Äúcut spending by over a trillion dollars in¬†2011‚Ä≥ On ‚ÄúMeet the Press‚ÄĚ on December 30, 2012, President Obama said:‚ÄúI cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011‚Ä≥In reality, CNS News reports:According to the White House Office of Management and Budget, federal spending was not cut by $1 trillion in 2011. In fact, in fiscal 2010, federal spending was $3,456,213,000,000. In fiscal 2011, federal spending was $3,603,213,000,000. That was an increase of $147 billion.I‚Äôm not sure which is worse ‚Äď the fact that Obama...
  • Philadelphia Officials Plead For Gunfire-Free New Yearís Eve Celebrations

    12/31/2012 12:22:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    CBS News (Philly) ^ | 12/31/2012 | Pat Loeb
    District attorney Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey today made their annual plea to Philadelphians not to fire guns into the air to celebrate the arrival of the new year. They say itís a dangerous practice that can have tragic consequences, and they promised strict enforcement of laws prohibiting the practice. Itís an annual reminder that, apparently, isnít reaching its target audience. Greg Jaskolka used to look forward to New Yearís traditions like watching the ball drop, banging pots, and kissing his family. Now, his annual tradition is pushing his wheelchair-bound son, Joe, to police headquarters to put a...
  • Revealing gun permit holders a dumb move

    12/31/2012 12:14:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Naperville Sun (Il) ^ | December 29, 2012 | TIM WEST
    Illinois gun owners will doubtless remember a year and a half ago when the Associated Press used the state of Illinois Freedom of Information Act to try to obtain a list of the holders of Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. FOID card holders objected mightily, and the Illinois Legislature passed a bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law, to exempt FOID cards from the freedom of information law and protect the privacy of card holders. Even though, as a news guy, I would of course always like to know everything about everybody, I agreed with FOID card holders...
  • How the Lytro Camera Works

    12/31/2012 12:14:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    howstuffworks.com ^ | by Jonathan Strickland
    1 Introduction to How the Lytro Works 2 Focusing on the Problem 3 Fields of Light 4 Faking Depth Lytro cameras have a simple touch-screen interface and LCD display. Courtesy LytroTaking the perfect photograph is part art and part science. In the old days, when film was the only medium you could use, you had to make sure you had the right lens, lighting and type of film for the shot. As digital cameras took center stage, lens choice and lighting remained important. Equally as important was a familiarity with editing software. The right tools can help you adjust...
  • Chick-fil-Aís Latest Horror

    12/31/2012 12:10:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    Salon ^ | THURSDAY, DEC 27, 2012 | DAVID SIROTA
    The controversial fast-food chain publishes a children's book loaded with half-truths about farms and animalsAs my son enters the so-called Terrible Twos, Iíve become keenly aware of one thing that makes them so terrible: awareness. After 24 months outside the womb, kids slowly but surely start becoming cognizant of what they have, what they donít have ó and what they want. At this point, too, kids begin more fully processing how the world works ó or at least what the world is telling them about how the world works. Advertisers obviously know all of this. They not only know that...
  • Gun Grabbers Gone Wild

    12/31/2012 12:09:51 PM PST · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    front page ^ | 12/31/12 | t blumer
    The leftís gun grabbers believe that the Newtown massacre gives them a ghoulish yet golden opportunity to permanently undermine citizensí Second Amendment rights. Exhibit A is California Senator Dianne Feinsteinís promise to introduce a bill which will supposedly stop ďthe spread of deadly assault weapons.Ē Her bill would go far beyond the so-called ďassault weapons banĒ passed in 1994, but which Congress refused to reauthorize in 2004. Feinsteinís proposal, among many other things: ē ďBans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.Ē ē ďRequires that grandfathered weapons be registered.Ē The only way Feinstein can accomplish the...
  • OBAMA SCUTTLES 'FISCAL CLIFF' DEAL?

    12/31/2012 12:08:16 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 62 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | December 31, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    This afternoon, in one of the more bizarre appearances of his presidency, Barack Obama gave a televised address to a room full of supporters on the "fiscal cliff." He broke no news, but mocked Congress, and hinted at future tax hikes. Observers worried that he may have deliberately scuttled a potential agreement. Even though he has come off his last campaign for political office, President Obama acted like a candidate on the campaign trail--one prepared to use whatever political capital he had accumulated to take shots at the opposition in Congress at the very moment leaders from both sides are...
  • Why the 2nd Amendment

    12/31/2012 11:59:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Jabuary 2, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants. Alexander Hamilton: "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed," adding later, "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents,...
  • Gregory under investigation, out of headlines (Are the magazines legal - or not?)

    12/31/2012 11:55:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/31/12 | DYLAN BYERS |
    **SNIP** Those who argue that the investigation is ludicrous have a point: Showing an empty gun magazine on television, though illegal in Washington, D.C., was hardly going to harm anyone. As Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote, it's hard to think of a sillier use of investigative resources. But it's also hard to blame the other side for asking that laws be upheld and applied to all -- especially at a time when so many in the media seem to be pushing for more of those laws. The Gregory investigation may have started as a "non-story," but that's no...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-31-12 (Know-it-all Nadin robbed, then Robbed!)

    12/31/2012 11:52:00 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 33 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 31, 2012 | DUmmie nadinbrzezinski, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Distraught DUmmies protest the fraudulent DUmmie of the Year results that cost Nadin Brzezinski her title. As you know, our friends over at Conservative Cave conduct the annual polling to determine the winner of the much-coveted "DUmmie of the Year" (DOTY) award. Last year's winner, and deservedly so, was DUmmie nadinbrzezinski, affectionately known in these parts as Know-it-all Nadin. Nads blew the competition AWAY with her countless, unintentionally hilarious posts, filled with malaprops, misspellings, all-knowingness, and general condescension, on subjects as far-ranging as Fukushima gas clouds, trend-spotting and tipping points, her own coverage as a "journalist" of the Occupy...
  • Texas judge OKs ban on Planned Parenthood funding

    12/31/2012 11:51:54 AM PST · by fwdude · 11 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas ó Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood's family planning programs for poor women, a state judge ruled Monday.
  • Why Inflation Is The Economy's Hidden Iceberg In 2013

    12/31/2012 11:41:52 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-31-2012 | Martin Hutchinson
    Why Inflation is the Economy's Hidden Iceberg in 2013 Economics / InflationDec 31, 2012 - 06:35 AM By: Money Morning Martin Hutchinson writes: Even though Ben Bernanke's Fed has kept interest rates close to zero, inflation hasn't been a big problem since the 2008 financial crisis. Despite what many observers have expected inflation has remained quite tame. However in 2013, that may be about to change. One factor that might cause a surge in inflation is the fiscal cliff. That's because Bernanke is already buying $1 trillion of Treasury and housing agency bonds each year ($85 billion per month) against...
  • Sheriff: Spring Hill Woman Charged After child Eats Crack (9 and 11 Year Old)

    12/31/2012 11:38:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | December 28, 2012
    A Spring Hill woman faces a charge of abuse after a 9-year-old child ate a piece of crack under her care, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Kimberly Losurdo, 45, of 11233 Riddle Drive, is charged with child abuse. She is in the Hernando County Detention Center with her bond set at $5,000. About 1:30 a.m. today, Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to a residence in Spring Hill in reference to a 9-year old child who was having convulsions and losing consciousness, the sheriff's office said. The child was taken to a local hospital where blood tests found cocaine...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt stays in the gun game (with new, high prices)

    12/31/2012 11:35:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/28/12 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt recently shocked the gun community with their post-Sandy Hook announcement that they were suspending future firearms sales online. They would continue to sell sporting goods and shooting supplies online, but only sell guns at their retail location. The outrage was palpable. It should be mentioned, for those who do not know, that online sales do not circumvent any gun laws or background checks. It is functionally no different than buying from a dealer in person, except you have a larger number of options with wider product availability and price selections. Guns bought online must still be transferred...
  • NEW ARMY HANDBOOK: 'IGNORANCE' AND 'LACK OF EMPATHY' CAUSE OF U.S. DEATHS

    12/31/2012 11:32:38 AM PST · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Wynton Hall
    A new draft of a 75-page Army handbook for troops heading to Afghanistan says that American cultural insensitivity is to blame for the 63 attacks this year by Afghan soldiers against the U.S.-led coalition forces who are training them. According to the Wall Street Journal, who obtained an advance copy of the controversial document, the draft manual states that: "Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member," according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers. In...
  • Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.'

    12/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.' Daniel Halper December 31, 2012 2:12 PM President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve. "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one...
  • NRA fingerprints in landmark health-care law

    12/31/2012 11:29:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2012 | Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger
    <p>The words were tucked deep into the sprawling text of President Obamaís signature health-care overhaul. Under the headline ďProtection of Second Amendment Gun RightsĒ was a brief provision restricting the ability of doctors to gather data about their patientsí gun use ó a largely overlooked but significant challenge to a movement in American medicine to treat firearms as a matter of public health.</p>
  • NPR: Is The Party Over For The Tea Party?

    12/31/2012 11:26:48 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 12/31/2012 | Alan Greenblatt
    Is The Party Over For The Tea Party? by Alan Greenblatt December 31, 2012 Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protested outside the Supreme Court in June as justices debated the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. David Goldman/AP It's a little bit early, but the Tea Party is hitting its sophomore slump.†A few of the prominent members of Congress elected as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010 lost their seats in November. With the end-of-year budget negotiations going nowhere, the Tea Party has been described variously as standing on the sidelines and losing its...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (12/31/12)

    12/31/2012 11:26:18 AM PST · by Faith · 20 replies
    December 31, 2012 | Faith
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.Jude 20-21
  • Letís Give Up on the Constitution

    12/31/2012 11:25:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | December 31, 2012 | LOUIS MICHAEL SEIDMAN
    AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions. Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck...
  • No Ted Kennedy Up Here

    12/31/2012 11:19:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Mark Baisley
    As the credits begin to roll on the year 2012, I would like to take proper note of the recent loss of one of Americaís most compelling figures, Judge Robert Heron Bork.† Robert Bork died on December 19 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 85 due to complications of heart disease. I never had the honor of meeting Judge Bork.† But his book, The Tempting of America, has become a regular reference artifact for me personally.† In this taut tome, Bork effectively teaches the intended mission of the Supreme Court of the United States.† He explains the crucial role...