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  • Caption Mitch McConnell

    12/31/2012 5:41:29 PM PST · by crosshairs · 50 replies
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  • Top Ten Weirdest Stories of 2012

    12/31/2012 5:39:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    From a genitalia-headed fish to a two-faced cat—it’s been a weird and wild year at National Geographic. And for our weird fans, we’ve rounded up our editor’s picks for the ten oddest stories of 2012. Coming in as tenth weirdest is the housefly-size frog Paedophryne amauensis (below), the world’s smallest known vertebrate. 10. World’s Smallest Frog Found At an average of 7.7 millimeters long, the frog is a hair smaller than the previous record holder, the Southeast Asian fish species Paedocypris progenetica, whose females measure about 7.9 millimeters, scientists said in January. Full story>> 9. Slime Has Memory But No...
  • WV State Police Trooper injured; police searching for suspect

    12/31/2012 5:37:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WOWK ^ | 12.31.2012 | April Kaull
    The Saint Albans Police Department and the West Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the woman they say struck an off-duty trooper. The trooper was trying to apprehend the woman for shoplifting according to a news release from the SAPD. The incident happened at the Saint Albans Mall near the Goody's clothing store at around 5 p.m. according to authorities. The woman is white, according to police, in her 30s, wearing a long sleeve pink shirt and boots. She has medium-length wavy brown hair. Police believe that she is driving a small dark colored, possibly...
  • Guns Will Never Be "Safe"

    12/31/2012 5:26:33 PM PST · by sagar · 52 replies
    Happy new year! And my rant follows: Guns will never be "safe", neither are they designed to be. They are designed to kill, safety switch notwithstanding. My right to own gun is so that I can kill those who dare to take away my rights. That kind of power gives me, a mere individual, the power to defend myself and those dear to me. The "bigger" the gun, the bigger protection I have against those who wish ill on me. This might be controversial, but... A fully automatic weapon gives me a chance against a dozen of those who wish...
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal Close - Spending Not Included

    12/31/2012 5:23:24 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/31/12 | LD Jackson
    Just in case you are tuning in to the ever-changing saga about the fiscal cliff and whatever deal may be finalized in the late hours of 2012, or the early hours of 2013, here is the latest. According to most reports I have read, a deal is close to being done (could it be the deal was done weeks ago). Those same reports are saying the deal will include an agreement on the tax issues of the fiscal cliff, but nothing on spending. Unless you count extending unemployment benefits for another year as a victory on spending. (Hot Air) As...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Showed "Incredible Arrogance" Ridiculing Congress At Press Conference (video)

    12/31/2012 5:21:00 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 31, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I found it astonishing. Here he is -- coming out to speak to the nation at a crucial moment -- in very delicate negotiations and he comes out there with incredible arrogance. He ridicules the Congress, he spikes the football on the Republicans. He rubs in the fact that they were resisting a raise in rates and he made them do it. And of course, as always, he places himself hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray, where the children are playing in the sand box and he's asking that everybody be reasonable as if he...
  • Obama says fiscal cliff deal is 'within sight' as Senate prepares to vote (interesting photo)

    12/31/2012 5:11:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | December 31, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    The White House and Congress were close to reaching a deal Monday to resolve the fiscal cliff crisis that threatens the fragile US economic recovery. With only hours left until a midnight deadline for automatic tax rises and spending cuts, Barack Obama said agreement was within sight but discussions were continuing.
  • I'm proof being too generous can be bad for you! By author of the hit book Eat Pray Love

    12/31/2012 5:01:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 December 2012 | Elizabeth Gilbert
    My whole life I've been an over-giver. My general operating policy has always been: 'If it belongs to me, don't worry: You can have it!' As you can imagine, Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for me. The temptation to over-give when it comes to presents is overwhelming. Over the years, I have over-given with my money, possessions, opinions, time, body, emotions - you name it, I have given it forth. You don't have to be rich to be an over-giver, and over- giving is not quite the same thing as generosity.
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • Peace Through a Turkish Islamic Union?

    12/31/2012 4:55:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/12
    A female Turkish TV show host joins Arutz Sheva show host Tamar Yonah on her 'News & Views' show, and explains a unique and controversial idea for peace: Turkey will take charge of the region. For the full audio interview click here. Audio Ceylan Ozbudak works with the controversial Islamic leader Adnan Oktar, also known as Harun Yahya. One of Oktar's announcements has been his desire to build a temple for all religions on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Ozbudak suggested that Turkey can mediate between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, and other surrounding countries for peace. She added that Turkey could...
  • ASPCA pays circus $9.3 million to settle suit related to elephant litigation

    12/31/2012 4:47:40 PM PST · by Kolath · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/2012 | David Martosko
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has agreed to pay the parent company of the Ringling Bros. Circus $9.3 million to settle allegations that the animal group conspired to pay a witness for false testimony in a 12-year lawsuit over the treatment of circus elephants.
  • Port Authority cop accused of owning 'Newtown'-style assault rifle

    12/31/2012 4:38:43 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 122 replies
    This gun lover carries a badge. Port Authority cop Jeffrey Haner was busted on possession of two illegal assault weapons, including the same type of Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre, authorities said. Ramsey, NJ, police said they took a total of 10 weapons from Haner after his wife asked for a temporary restraining order. The 41-year-old cop, who works at the George Washington Bridge and made $175,000 last year, also had eight legal guns, including two handguns, Ramsey police said. But Haner’s .223-caliber Bushmaster and Chinese-made Norinco rifle were fitted with accessories including flash suppressors that made them...
  • Office of Congressional Ethics could soon be silenced by those it investigates

    12/31/2012 4:37:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Formed in 2008 as part of Rep. Nancy Pelosi's laughable promise to "drain the swamp" when she gained the gavel in 2006, the Office of Congressional Ethics is an independent group that investigates ethics complaints about Congress. Here's the catch: the Congress it investigates must actually go about the business of nominating its appointees, reauthorizing and funding it or it will cease to exist. As one might expect, princesses are not overly fond of paying others to place peas under their mattresses, endangering their delicate hindquarters.So, the Office of Congressional Ethics is in danger, with its creator Pelosi and Rep....
  • 13-Year-Olds Stabbed At South Bay Galleria Remain In ICU

    12/31/2012 4:34:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 30, 2012 1:00 PM | Ed Mertz
    REDONDO BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday continued to investigate the stabbings of two teenagers at a Redondo Beach mall. Redondo Beach police report that the victims, both 13 and from the South Bay, have undergone surgery as of Sunday morning. The attack on the third level of the South Bay Galleria Mall occurred just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front of the AMC Theatres. “Both victims were unconscious. They were on the third level of the South Bay Galleria Mall in front of the theaters,” Redondo Beach police Sgt. Mike Strosnider told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz. Mertz reports that both...
  • Chavez death watch.

    12/31/2012 4:31:05 PM PST · by WellyP · 50 replies
    Caracas Chronicles ^ | 31 Dec. 2012 | Juan Cristabol Nagal
    The next few days are full of uncertainty, but there are a few things I know. 1. Whatever we do, however much we restrain ourselves, as much as we show respect for the passing of the President, chavistas will cut and paste the few signs of happiness (I’m looking at you, Plaza Altamira) and play them over and over again, saying the opposition is happy, dancing in the street. 2. The funeral will be massive. Presidents will fly in from all over – Belarus, Iran, all over Latin America. There will be celebrities galore – Sean Penn, Danny Glover, etc....
  • ‘Fiscal cliff’ negotiators still debating what to do with sequester

    12/31/2012 4:09:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    WASHINGTON — With both sides having reached an agreement on tax rates in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, the hold-up is now what to do about the sequester, a senior Republican aide told The Daily Caller. The White House, Senate Democrats and Republicans each have different proposals. Though both President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday the two sides were “very, very close” to a deal, the sequester is still a point of contention. “The Senate Democrats are telling the White House that they want to basically turn off the sequester for a year, and we’re saying...
  • From Rags-to-Riches: Fairy Tale for Saudi Family

    12/31/2012 4:09:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | December 29, 2012 | Habib Toumi
    Manama: A Saudi man who said he lived for 20 years in a tent with his family had the surprise of his life when a Saudi prince offered him a fully furnished house and jobs for him and his wife. Najeh Al Sharari, 41, received the good news hours after a Saudi daily published his story and reported on how he was forced to live inside a three-by-two metre tent. Najeh, an unemployed man who could not find a job for lack of adequate qualifications, said that he longed for a more decent life where he would not have to...
  • “Extremism” on the Rise in Zanzibar–Thanks to Saudi Money and Islamic Charities

    12/31/2012 4:05:44 PM PST · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Unattributed
    For folks who don’t remember, Tanzania is one of the East African nations where the US embassy was bombed by Al Qaeda in August of 1998. Zanzibar is an island off Tanzania’s coast in the Indian Ocean. It has been somewhat of a tourist destination–at least up to now. Up to now because Salafi Islam is making its presence felt in Zanzibar. This is remarkable in that it illustrates vividly how “charities” in the Islamic world aren’t like charities elsewhere. They get involved in all sorts of activities that have nothing to do with charity at all.
  • Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam

    12/31/2012 4:02:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam It would seem as if Bishop Ruiz’s brand of Liberation Theology has had the same effect on Chiapas as on Europe. Chiapas is poor, but it’s now also appearing to trend Islamic as any region under the influence of the left eventually does. When you kill the local religion and replace it with social justice, foreign religions eventually take its place. In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Its attempts to fight the Mexican Army repeatedly failed, but...
  • Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Most Admired in 2012

    12/31/2012 4:02:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/31/2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans again this year name Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man living in any part of the world. Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman each of the last 11 years, and Obama has been the Most Admired Man five years in a row. First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man....
  • Executives at collapsed Iceland bank jailed for fraud

    12/31/2012 4:00:01 PM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2012 | Reuters
    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Two former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday for fraud which led to a 53 million euro loss, in the first major trial of Icelandic bankers linked to the crisis. All three of the small North Atlantic island's top banks collapsed in quick succession in October 2008 due to big debts incurred during a rapid overseas expansion. Glitnir was the first to fall after the collapse of Lehman Brothers caused international credit markets to freeze up.
  • President Obama is Responsible for Our Fiscal Mess

    12/31/2012 3:56:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2012 | Neil Snyder
    President Obama is responsible for our fiscal mess. I'm not exaggerating, and I'm not saying that simply because I think that Barack Obama is a terrible president, although I do think that he's an awful president. I'm saying that because the president has had ample opportunity over the past four years to arrive at a compromise solution to our immediate fiscal problem and then to make headway toward dealing with longer-term fiscal issues, but he has failed miserably. If the president had taken some of the advice of his own National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, we wouldn't be counting the...
  • Edelstein: Peres Comments Hurt Public Diplomacy Efforts

    12/31/2012 3:54:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/13 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres's comments that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is a partner for peace hurt Israel's public diplomacy efforts, Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein (Likud) said on Monday. Edelstein told Arutz Sheva that it is now clear that the Oslo Accords were a nightmare, adding that the focus of the storm around Peres's comments should not be whether the president should express a personal opinion during an election period but rather how his remarks affect Israel's public diplomacy. "We spit blood while the Palestinians - sometimes successfully - try to convince leaders in Europe and North America that...
  • If The Fiscal Cliff Were Chinese Food This Would Be Obama's Fortune Cookie

    12/31/2012 3:53:45 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    He had to break it to find out what was in it.
  • It's official: U.S. hits debt ceiling

    12/31/2012 3:53:16 PM PST · by quesney · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    It's official: U.S. debt will reach its legal borrowing limit on Monday, giving Congress about two months before it must raise the debt ceiling or risk causing the government to default on its bills and financial obligations. "I can confirm we will reach the statutory debt limit today, Dec. 31," a Treasury Department official said.
  • Piers Morgan Takes Aim at the Bible

    12/31/2012 3:52:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    You've got to hand it to bloviating Brit Piers Morgan. While he got most of the facts wrong in his recent targeting of the Second Amendment, it hasn't stopped him from moving on to even more formidable targets. Such as the Bible. He says the book is "inherently flawed" -- and needs to be amended. Piers handed down his decree while interviewing Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren on the December 24th "Piers Morgan Tonight." Yes, on Christmas Eve. When other hosts might be discussing love, brotherhood, salvation, and all things ethereal, Captain Morgan was giving us the world according to...
  • Pravda : 'Americans never give up your guns'

    12/31/2012 3:51:31 PM PST · by virgil283 · 43 replies
    pravda.ru/opinion ^ | 28.12.2012 | Stanislav Mishin
    "These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions......who themselves grew up and came from the same culture? No it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a...
  • Fiscal Cliff: Republicans and the Art of Surrender…

    12/31/2012 3:40:04 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Sentry Journal ^ | 12/31/12 | John Carey
    The Republicans’ flag of choice…this color does run.I have been saying all along that more than likely the framework of a fiscal cliff deal was crafted months ago and that all we’re seeing now is nothing more than political theater. The actual plan was probably hammered out by leaders from both parties and the President before the election and now they’re putting on a show for the American people. They’re playing us. As more of the plan leaks out you will see that real spending cuts are not even addressed. This is about raising revenue to continue the expansion...
  • More Takers than Workers

    12/31/2012 3:28:15 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 27 replies
    12/31/2012 | Vanity
    Capitol Report | New Mexico ť New Mexico tops Forbes list of “death spiral states” found at http://www.capitolreportnewmexico.com/2012/11/nm-tops-forbes-list-of-death-spiral-states/ This report has started a discussion on a local TV channel's comment forum. I am posting a comment from a liberal and a reply to him. The report shows there are 153 state and local employees, retirees, and welfare individuals for every 100 who are working in the private sector in New Mexico.
  • Judge halts contraceptive mandate for Mich. firm

    12/31/2012 3:23:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2012 | staff
    Detroit - A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino´s Pizza doesn ´t have to immediately implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff ruled Sunday in favor of Tom Monaghan and his Domino´s Farms Corp.,near Ann Arbor. Monaghan,a devout Roman Catholic,says contraception isn´t health care but a "gravely immoral" practice. Zatkoff granted Monaghan´s emergency motion for a temporary restraining order until a final decision is made in the case.
  • Jim's Corner, CIP, 12/28/12

    12/31/2012 3:22:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    JIm's Corner, CIP ^ | 12/28/12 | Jim
    I have permission from the copyright holder and that it’s not an online paper so there is no link.Immediately after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, the President and many other left wing politicians began clamoring for more laws to control the sale of military rifles and ammunition. Some went so far as to call for a complete ban on the rifles and large capacity ammunition clips. President Obama, who favored a total ban on all firearms while in the Illinois Senate, reacted by giving a television address in which stricter gun control legislation appears to be the center...
  • Boy Finds WWII Bomb with Metal Detector

    12/31/2012 3:20:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 29, 2012
    A military bomb disposal team took care of some unfinished World War II business in eastern England after a boy found an old bomb, officials said. Sonny Carter, 7, was using a metal detector he got for Christmas during a walk with his parents Wednesday, the Lynn News reported. He got a hit on Roydon Common near the family's home in Gaywood, Norfolk. The family brought the mud-caked object home and washed it off. Then Sonny's father, Jem Carter, got concerned and called a friend who had been a Royal Air Force armorer, who told him to call police. An...
  • Year in Review: The Political Highs and Lows of 2012

    12/31/2012 3:20:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Suddenly, 2013 is upon us.  New year, similar issues, familiar players.  But before we set our sights on the battles and controversies to come, let's cast our gaze backwards to the year that was.  2012 promised to be a politically consequential year, and it lived up to its billing, albeit with generally disappointing outcomes from a conservative perspective.  The following is my personal take on the most significant political peaks and valleys from the past calendar year.  Let's begin with the good stuff: (3) Mitt Romney selects Paul Ryan as his running mate. Many conservatives viewed Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy...
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Carries a Concealed Weapon

    12/31/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Push Back Now ^ | 12/31/12 | PushBackNow
    “I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me,” said Feinstein. Hypocrisy Feinstein? Despite calling in the same year for an outright ban on all firearms, Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is set to introduce legislation that would gut the second amendment, said in 1995 that...
  • Skeptical US Senate Democrats seek meeting with Biden on 'fiscal cliff' deal

    12/31/2012 3:04:19 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/31/2012
    "Some Democrats complain that Biden went too far to find common ground with McConnell."
  • The solution to gun violence is clear (Disarm the dhimmah!)

    12/31/2012 2:59:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2012 | Fareed Zakaria
    Announcing Wednesday that he would send proposals on reducing gun violence in America to Congress, President Obama mentioned a number of sensible gun-control measures. But he also paid homage to the Washington conventional wisdom about the many and varied causes of this calamity — from mental health issues to school safety. His spokesman, Jay Carney, had said earlier that this is “a complex problem that will require a complex solution.” Gun control, Carney added, is far from the only answer. In fact, the problem is not complex, and the solution is blindingly obvious. People point to three sets of causes...
  • Wine industry relies on water-witching

    12/31/2012 2:54:30 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/31/12 | UPI
    Marc Mondavi, a California winery operator, has a new vocation, water-witching, and is called upon to find ground water for local wineries, using copper rods. "You either have it or you don't," Mondavi, 58, says of the skill that takes him to neighboring vineyards in northern California to find places, without the aid of science, to dig industrial-size wells. "If you have it, you have to take time to develop it."
  • Obama’s Campaign-Style ‘Cliff’ Speech Rips GOP For Anti-Tax Stance, Praises Self For ‘Responsible’

    12/31/2012 2:46:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/31/12 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking before a friendly crowd of “middle-class families” at the Old Executive Office building in Washington, D.C., this afternoon, President Obama addressed the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, claiming that the deal was not achieved in his preferred “balanced approach” because of Republicans unwilling to negotiate higher taxes on the wealthy. While noting that the current plan includes no new spending cuts, he also added that any future debt deals will have to include more tax increases. “The potential agreement that’s being talked about would not only make sure the taxes don’t go up on middle class families, it also would...
  • Doctors: Blood clot located in Clinton's head

    12/31/2012 2:40:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 166 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 31, 2012 | Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee
    Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery. In an update Monday on Clinton’s condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.
  • Why am I supposed to not want a tax compromise?

    12/31/2012 2:39:36 PM PST · by Jake8898 · 51 replies
    Me | Me
    As it stands, I pay thousands upon thousands in federal income taxes...
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Fun' And 'Jokes' In Press Conference, Wanting To Go Over Cliff For

    12/31/2012 2:39:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Minutes after President Barack Obama left a stage flanked by supporters where he implored Congressional Republicans to support a tentative deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the floor of the Senate to accuse the president of “antagonizing” Republicans. He said that, based on the president’s casual press conference, he and the American people have to wonder whether Obama believes it is in his interest to go over the cliff. In his speech to his fellow colleagues in the Senate on Monday, McCain did not express any faith that Obama’s press conference had...
  • Lindsay Lohan’s bank accounts were just seized by the IRS, hahaha

    12/31/2012 2:36:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Celebitchy ^ | December 3, 2012 | Written by Kaiser
    Well, here’s another “blow” for Lindsay Lohan. TMZ reports that the IRS has seized all of her bank accounts (that they know about)!! So much for Charlie Sheen’s payment for services rendered loan of $100,000. So much for all of those cash transactions. So much for Lindsay handing $10,000 to her sister for their brother’s tuition… at 4 a.m. at a club. You know what really surprises me? That Lindsay even HAS bank accounts at this point. Aren’t all of her jobs cash transactions? ...At first I was like, “Only 2009 and 2010? I guess they’ve only gotten to 2010....
  • Campaigner in Chief Holds “Pep Rally” 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’s comments this afternoon you would not be remiss to think it was actually a campaign event. Obama came out, flanked by ‘middle class Americans’ or what Twitchy aptly referred to as a “human rainbow,” and played the blame game all while reminding Americans Republicans that he won the election. Oh, and the “middle class taxpayers” repeatedly applauding when Obama took shots at Congress for its inaction thus far really helped set the pep rally vibe, too. GOP lawmakers weren’t 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: ‘This Place is a Joke’

    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 government’s runaway power in Americans’ lives. “It’s an alternate universe. No, this — this place is a joke. I mean, bottom line, this is an absurd process,” Johnson said on CNBC. “It 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 people’s livelihood, is wrong. It’s simply wrong.” “So, I’m the manufacturer. I’m 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 ŠR. 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

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