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  • Olney’s Support the Troops Rally 2012 WRAP UP - Pic Heavy

    01/01/2013 5:32:39 PM PST · by trooprally · 18 replies
    Our Olney Support the Troops Rally is still going strong. With the economy and election putting a damper on 2012, our regulars and not-so-regulars standing tall. Jimmy Valentines Brother made it up one Saturday when we needed help. We also had several passer-bys stop and stand with us along with numerous joggers and walkers thank us for our support of the troops including FReeper MomToThree. As her screen name indicates, having 3 kids makes it hard stand with us. But her and the kids always enthusiastically wave as they drive by. Many of the others who stopped by are active...
  • CNN: Clinton Itching To Testify on Benghazi Issue

    01/01/2013 5:27:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/30/2012
    From the CNN transcript.........ELISE LABOTT, is a CNN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPORTERLEMON: Yes. And -- and also traveling with her, you said would -- you know, she's relentless and she is one of those people from -- you know, her husband and her, I've seen them at events, every hand they shake, they're the -- usually the first people to enter the room and the last people to leave. And she is committed as Secretary of State and the president has said as such -- as much just recently over the past couple of weeks. ............................. .................LABOTT: She was, you know,...
  • Mass. Lawmaker in Voting Scandal Quits Office

    01/01/2013 5:21:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013
    Updated: A Massachusetts lawmaker who agreed to plead guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots in 2009 and 2010 has submitted his resignation letter. State Rep. Stephen Smith submitted a letter dated Monday to the state's top election official, Secretary William Galvin. Galvin said Tuesday Smith's signed letter states, "I respectfully decline to accept this office."
  • Beware of the Mormons!

    01/01/2013 5:20:26 PM PST · by District13 · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Current | LDS Church
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTyQr-U_bJE&list=UUM6L02IavEXd8IxrZF75dMw&index=3
  • Hundreds Take the Polar and Penguin Plunge

    01/01/2013 5:13:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013 | John Guice
    While some people may have been sleeping after a night of celebrating, hundreds got up early this morning and rushed into the chilly ocean waters. The third annual Polar plunge in Fall River benefited the Forever paws animal shelter. Fall river council woman Pat Casey took the plunge,not an easy feat for a young woman her age.she's seventy years young. She's been taking the plunge for three years. She's says, it's for a good cause. At the Penguin plunge in Narrangansett,some people have been taking it for thirty years, one family I talked to says they're doing it in the...
  • Abortion Effect: U.S. Seeing Slowest Population Growth Since 1930

    01/01/2013 5:05:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    After almost 40 years of legalized abortions throughout the United States — and longer in states that okayed abortions pre-Roe — the U.S. population has been decimated to the point that the nation is seeing the lowest population growth since the 1930s.Abortion has destroyed not only one generation of Americans but a second as well — people who should be boosting the fertility rate in their childbearing years now who were victims of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s. In total, more than 55 million Americans are been victimized by abortions and millions more were never born because their parents...
  • Africa: Where black is not really beautiful

    01/01/2013 4:59:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | Monday 31 December 2012 | Pumza Fihlani
    Nomasonto Mnisi says her skin colour is "a self-esteem issue" South Africa is marketed to the world as Mandela's rainbow nation, where everyone is proud of their race and heritage. But for some black South Africans there is such a thing as being too black. A recent study by the University of Cape Town suggests that one woman in three in South Africa bleaches her skin. The reasons for this are as varied as the cultures in this country but most people say they use skin-lighteners because they want "white skin". Local musician Nomasonto "Mshoza" Mnisi, now several shades lighter,...
  • Pelosi: House can pass bill with Democratic help (Boehner surrenders to Pelosi, too...)

    01/01/2013 4:58:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Echoing her words at a press conference earlier in the day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Tuesday afternoon for an up-or-down vote on the “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the Senate. She wrote on Twitter that she was confident the bill would pass the House with a “strong majority” of House Democrats.
  • Krauthammer On Fiscal Cliff Deal: "A Complete Surrender On Everything" (video)

    01/01/2013 4:57:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 1, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It's possible that this is a prelude to a challenge, Thursday, to Boehner's leadership by Eric Cantor. I think it would be quite naked to do it at this late hour as a result of a split over the vote. Look, there are a lot of conservatives in the Republican caucus in the House who hate the bill, and for good reason. This is a complete surrender on everything. The ratio of tax hikes to spending cuts is 40:1 rather than 1:1, or 1:2 or 1:3. So, it was a complete rout by the Democrats. So it's understandable....
  • List of FR Posting Help Threads

    01/01/2013 4:54:08 PM PST · by delacoert · 7 replies
    My Profile ^ | January 1, 2013 | delacoert
    List of FR Posting Help Threads: FR Posting Guidelines by Admin Moderator on April 07, 2006. FR Lexicon by batter on September 8, 2008. FR Exerpt Only Site List by Jim Robinson on December 29, 2012. How to post Gannett articles title/link by iowamark on May 31, 2007. Way too many duplicates and vanities by Admin Moderator on July 27, 2004. The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature by Admin Moderator on September 20 2006. Guidelines on the Religion Forum by Religion Moderator on June 22, 2012 Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum by Religion...
  • Giles County cancels school Wednesday : Narrows could be site of next school massacre

    01/01/2013 4:54:08 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 6 replies
    PEARISBURG -- Giles County schools will be closed Wednesday to give law enforcement officials an opportunity to brief teachers and school administration about a website that mentions Narrows schools in a discussion about the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn.
  • Cantor ‘stands with Boehner,’ spokesman says (GOP surrender to Obama is back on track...)

    01/01/2013 4:52:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/13 | Rachel Weiner
    A spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pushed back Tuesday afternoon against the suggestion that by coming out against the “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the Senate, the congressman was undercutting House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
  • Grizzly Bear Charge Captured by Filmmaker

    A B.C. filmmaker says he's lucky to be alive after narrowly avoiding a grizzly attack while filming in the Robson Valley, southeast of Prince George. Leon Lorenz, who lives in Dunster, B.C., was filming grizzly bears in a nearby valley when he spotted a bear and her cub. Mother bear charged through the trees right at Lorenz. He recalls thinking, "This is for real.
  • Haunting pictures show desperate struggle to survive in last days of USSR

    01/01/2013 4:46:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2013
    <p>These shocking pictures may look like something out of the Great Depression - but in fact they show life in the last years of the Soviet Union, less than three decades ago.</p> <p>Shop shelves were often bare, it was normal to have to join a long queue if you wanted to buy groceries and many of the people looked ground down after a century of desperate poverty.</p>
  • Eric Cantor Leads GOP Charge Against Senate Cliff Bill

    01/01/2013 4:46:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 01/01/2013
    Last-minute efforts to step back from the fiscal cliff ran into trouble on Tuesday as Republicans in the House of Representatives balked at a deal that would prevent Washington from pushing the world's biggest economy into a recession. House Republicans complained that a bill passed by the Senate in a late-night show of unity to prevent a budget crisis contained tax hikes for the wealthiest Americans but no spending cuts. Some conservatives sought to change the bill to add cuts. That would set up a high-stakes showdown between the two chambers and risk a stinging rebuke from financial markets that...
  • Cowboy With Three Horses Causes Stir in Suburban Marin

    01/01/2013 4:45:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 12/31/2012 | Will Jason
    The manure on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard was the first sign of something unusual. "You don't often see horse manure going down the main roads," said Linda Novy of Fairfax, who spotted the droppings Sunday. The source was revealed Monday when a lone cowboy led three horses through the heart of suburban Marin, tied them to a bicycle rack in downtown San Anselmo and walked into Hilda's Coffee Shop for a snack. The cowboy was Doc Mishler, who has been riding around the United States on and off for a decade to raise awareness of children's hunger. Mishler began his...
  • Embracing Anarchism Is Like Making Love To A Cactus, Prickly At Best

    01/01/2013 4:44:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces | 01-01-13 | Skookum
    The Anarchist Coloring Book An OWS activist and his pregnant girl friend were arrested on bomb paraphernalia charges. The arrests have brought forth images of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, the friends and former neighbors of the Obamas. Both couples are from privileged backgrounds and have excellent educations. Of course, there is a difference, Ayers is an admitted communist with the proverbial lower case "c". The more recent wanna be terrorists, Morgan Gliedman, a Park Avenue child of wealth and privilege, who now has the distinction of giving birth to her daughter while incarcerated; and her boyfriend...
  • Our debt isn't the problem (Why worry about balancing the federal budget at all?)

    01/01/2013 4:43:34 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 22 replies
    NewEconPerspectives ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephanie Kelton
    Look, up in the sky! It’s a “fiscal cliff.” It’s a slope. It’s an obstacle course. The truth is, it doesn’t really matter what we call it. It only matters what it is: a lamebrained package of economic depressants bearing down on a lame-duck Congress. This hastily concocted mix of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases for all was supposed to force Congress to get serious about dealing with our nation’s debt and deficit. The question everyone’s asking is this: On whose backs should we balance the federal budget? One side wants higher taxes; the other wants spending cuts. And...
  • Analysis: 77% of Households to See Tax Increase

    01/01/2013 4:39:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, January 1, 2013 | John D. McKinnon
    The fiscal cliff bill’s impact would be far-reaching for American taxpayers, and particularly painful for very high-income households, according to a new analysis. About 77% of American households would see a tax increase compared to their 2012 tax levels, according to the analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. The biggest impact for most households comes from the expiration of a two-percentage-point payroll-tax break that existed for 2011 and 2012. It basically hits all working people. But the bill also contains sizable tax increases for the wealthy, compared with 2012...
  • List: No love for 'fiscal cliff,' 'spoiler alert'

    01/01/2013 4:35:07 PM PST · by Badabing Badablonde · 6 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 12/31/12 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT (AP) — Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. "Spoiler alert" is among them. So are "kick the can down the road," ''trending" and "bucket list." . . . "Spoiler alert," the seemingly thoughtful way to warn readers or viewers about looming references to a key plot point in a film or TV show, nevertheless passed its use-by date for many, including Joseph Foly, of Fremont, Calif. He argued in his submission the phrase is "used as an obnoxious way to show one has trivial information and is...
  • Howie Carr thread Jan. 1-15, 2013

    01/01/2013 4:32:01 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 1/1/13 | raccoonradio
    Maybe will do the thread once every two weeks, a "fortnight" eh? Howie returns tomorrow, Wed the 2nd. In Boston WTKK 96.9, where Howie hoped to flee to, will end sometime tomorrow. The format is expected to change to music sometime after Eagan & Braude do a farewell show 7-10 am. So, 10 am? Noon? 3pm? 5 pm? And we don't know the new format...There was an article on a left-leaning blog from the Pacific NW wondering if the failure of WTKK is a sign of the end of conserv talk radio. One comment to it, by "Vin": "WTKK conservative?...
  • Any Dems with a Conscience in Congress?

    01/01/2013 4:30:50 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    1/1/13 | originalbuckeye
    Are there any elected Democrats who will put the survival of their country ahead of their Party? Are there any elected Democrats who care about the excessive spending their Party demands? Are there any elected Democrats who will defy their 'leaders' and put future generations ahead of the immature Socialists who have control of this country? $41 dollars of tax hikes for each $1 in spending cuts??? And they aren't spending cuts anyway??? This will put the final nail in the coffin of the once revered American Dream.
  • The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous

    01/01/2013 4:29:25 PM PST · by Gomez · 14 replies
    Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander. A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013. According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a...
  • SJPD End Naked Man With Samurai Sword Stand-Off

    01/01/2013 4:23:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    A naked man with a Samurai sword brought out a large police force New Year's morningNew Year's Day started with a bizarre stand-off for San Jose police. They were called to Ezie Street and Cas Drive in San Jose after several people called 911 to report a man standing in front of a home with an assault rifle just after 8 a.m. As police rushed to the scene, witnesses said the man got in a car and drove to Southwest Expressway and Bascom Avenue. That's where police pulled him over. Police said the suspect immediately got out of his car...
  • 'Journal News' hires armed security guards [gun control hypocrites]

    01/01/2013 4:21:06 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | January 1, 2013 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits. RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at...
  • Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach (Chinese Death Soup)

    01/01/2013 4:20:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | December 28, 2012 | Makini Brice
    Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach Doctors in China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food burned a hole in the wall of his stomach. For some more adventurous eaters, spicy foods are often an exciting dish to try. After all, though urban legends had proclaimed that eating spicy foods could give you an ulcer, the credit for that belongs to the Helicobacter pylori. That is why doctors in the Hubei province of China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food, they say, burned a hole...
  • House Republicans Weigh Two Options for Vote

    01/01/2013 4:19:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/01/2013 | By Corey Boles, Janet Hook, Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—House Republicans are gauging whether there is enough Republican support to add spending cuts to a Senate-approved fiscal-cliff agreement as leaders moved toward holding votes Tuesday night, a senior House GOP aide said. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on Tuesday presented Republicans with two options for overcoming an impasse on legislation to deal with the fiscal cliff. The first option would be to add spending cuts to the Senate-passed bill, vote on that and send it back to the Senate, the aide said. The fallback position would be to bring the Senate-bill up as it exists, vote on it...
  • Urgent Message to the GOP in the House of Representatives..

    01/01/2013 4:15:16 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 34 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotating_America ^ | January 01, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotating_America
    DON'T DO IT. To Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, and all other Republicans in the House, under NO circumstances shall you betray your country, party and our Constitution by feeding into the Socialists' (masquerading as Democrats) continued assault on the American economy. You MUST realize by now that the mission of the Obama regime is to force the United States into a debt we will NEVER recover from.. His 'Cloward & Piven' strategy of dispensing entitlements like candy and spending relentlessly without any regard to cutting spending for the purpose of CRASHING OUR REPUBLIC FOR REPLACEMENT WITH HIS NATIONAL SOCIALIST UTOPIA is...
  • Putting America's Tax Hike In Perspective (This one picture tells us where the real problem is)

    01/01/2013 4:15:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/01/2013 | Tyler Durden
    One of those occasions when one picture really does speak a thousands words.Houston, we may have a spending problem.
  • 18-Year-Old Bites, Punches Potential Kidnappers to Get Away: Deputies

    01/01/2013 4:07:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 | Lauren Steussy
    A woman in Encinitas bit and punched three men who were allegedly attempting to kidnap and rape her Monday afternoon, she told authorities with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department responded to the 700 block of Saxony Road in Encinitas when they were informed of the potential kidnapping. The 18-year-old victim told deputies that three men who she did not know approached her in a truck near the YMCA on Saxony Road. A thin, young man, possibly a juvenile, pulled the victim into the car with the two other suspects. While in the vehicle,...
  • House Republicans gauging support for budget amendments

    01/01/2013 4:06:45 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-1-13 | Erik Wasson, Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper
    House Republican leaders will assess support within their conference for two options on the Senate's "fiscal cliff" compromise before deciding whether to try to amend the legislation and send it back to the upper chamber, lawmakers and aides said. The two choices: amend the bill with spending cuts - likely killing it for the 112th Congress - or voting to adopt the Senate measure and sending it to President Obama for his signature. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told his conference he was flatly opposed to the Senate bill without more spending cuts, members said as they emerged from...
  • Journal News hires armed security guards

    01/01/2013 4:06:39 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 34 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/1/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits. RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at...
  • Sperm donor for lesbian couple sued by State of Kansas for child support

    01/01/2013 4:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/31/2012 | BY: THERESA LESCHMANN
    The State of Kansas, which does not recognize same-sex unions, is pursuing child support from the man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple because the child’s mother is seeking financial aid. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is seeking to pass the cost of that child support on to the sperm donor of the lesbian couple involved. According to the Huffington Post’s Dec. 30 report, William Marotta, a Topeka mechanic, may have to pay child support for a child he signed away all his parental rights to. The story begins when Marotta answered a Craigslist ad for a sperm donor....
  • Bachmann says Congress should forego pay raise

    01/01/2013 3:49:58 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 1-1-13 | kevin diaz
    Staring into the abyss of the fiscal cliff deadline, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced legislation Monday that would rescind the portion of President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise. “At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise," the Minnesota Republican said. The announcement came as House leaders indicated they would not have a budget deal done by the midnight deadline, plunging the nation off the fiscal cliff.
  • The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual

    01/01/2013 3:46:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    We are being played; it's time we learned the game. Conservatives have their Constitution. Progressives have their Narrative. The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it. One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms. The other side's rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice. They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at...
  • Navy Rolls Out New Campaign to Deter 'Bath Salts'

    01/01/2013 3:41:24 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    military.com ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | Valerie A. Kremer
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Navy Medicine announced the launch of a new informational video and poster regarding the health risks and dangers of the synthetic amphetamine known as "bath salts" and other designer drugs, Dec. 20. The public service announcement video and poster will be distributed for display throughout the fleet and are available for download at http://www.med.navy.mil/Pages/Syntheticdrugs.aspx. The new media products focus on the dangers of bath salts and are part of the long-term awareness and deterrence campaign Navy Medicine launched last year on synthetic and designer drugs. This effort is also part of an overall Navy communications plan...
  • Boycott Liberals

    01/01/2013 3:35:36 PM PST · by Tigercap · 36 replies
    tigercap100 ^ | 12/21/12 | Cap
    <p>I’ve seen some lists around the internet, but few gave reasons. I took several of these lists and included only those companies from which I could find justification. Drop me a note (with a source) regarding update recommendations, please. List last updated: 12/29/12.</p>
  • Expert: Israel Has an Historic RIght to Judea and Samaria

    01/01/2013 3:35:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/13 | David Lev
    ..... Until very recently, the guiding document for governments in Israel had been a 2004 report authored by leftist attorney Talia Sasson, who recommended the dismantling of many new communities, termed “outposts,” in Judea and Samaria. Sasson later ran for Knesset on the far-left Meretz party list. Baker said that much of the trouble relating to these communities was due to Sasson's bad faith in preparing the report. She had been asked by then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to prepare a report on “unauthorized outposts, but when she produced the report she termed them 'illegal' outposts.” The government, Baker said, had...
  • Monday Mileage Champion: The Year In Review [Autos]

    01/01/2013 3:29:30 PM PST · by jjotto · 9 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | December 31, 2012 | Steven Lang
    It’s time to make a confession to the good folks at TTAC. The mileage game is rigged. How so? Well, approximately two-thirds of the vehicles that reach the 300k+ mark at an auction I attend will usually belong in one of four categories. Ford truck or SUV. Chevy truck or SUV. Honda car. Toyota everything. There you have it. Nearly two thirds of the vehicles that I see with serious high mileage credentials will belong in one of those four categories... ...But everyone else? Just little glimpses every now and then. The old school German machinery will sometimes score a...
  • Dole, McCain, Romney: Boehner the 'Last Straw' (Vanity)

    01/01/2013 3:28:15 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 33 replies
    January 1, 2013 | Doc Savage
    As a Conservative I cringed 'having' to vote for these pathetic GOP candidates, but the alternatives seemed far worse at the time. But Boehner and the RINO's in Washington are the last straw. No more. I will never support a GOP candidate again. No money, no time, no vote. And I'm willing to bet there are millions of Conservatives and American patriots feeling exactly the way I do tonight! Maybe it's the only message they will ever understand.
  • Icy waters in North add to Mississippi River problems downstream

    01/01/2013 3:20:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | December 31, 2012 | National Corn Growers Association
    The coming new year brings intensified shipping difficulties for barge operators on the stretch of the Mississippi River just south of St. Louis. With ice on the river's northernmost stretch reducing water levels already seriously affected by the drought, traffic on the nation's largest waterway could come to a halt by Friday of next week. "While the drought is at the core of the current issues on the Mississippi, this situation also highlights the dire need for infrastructure improvements," said National Corn Growers Association Chairman Garry Niemeyer, a grower from Auburn, Ill. "At NCGA, we have been pushing for upgrades...
  • In Addition To A Fiscal Cliff Deal Congress Voted Themselves A New Seal

    01/01/2013 3:19:44 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-1-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • UKIP - Nigel Farage New Year Message 2013

    01/01/2013 3:19:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW64w9nLrqA | Nigel Farage
    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage gives his New years message 2013 video 6:15
  • Why We Fight

    01/01/2013 3:10:16 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 1st, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Yes, I know there are those who think I sometimes go over the top in the way I sledge the opposition. But this is not a criticism I'm going to buy – or ever will buy. Did Churchill ever issue a wartime directive that, following complaints submitted by the German embassy in Dublin, soldiers should refrain from singing hurtful songs about Herr Hitler's monotesticular status? Not as far as I can recall. In war, all is fair game. When the other side behaves badly, it deserves to be called on it – in the most explicit terms possible – not...
  • KNME Ordered to Mediate Public Records Lawsuit As Fines Mount (Public TV caught selling "news")

    01/01/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jim Scarantino
    After more than five years of resisting a lawsuit requesting inspection of public records, KNME-TV has been ordered into mediation where it will face claims for civil fines and attorney fees that could reach $200,000 and higher. KNME-TV is the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate at the University of New Mexico. The suit arose from KNME-TV’s production for hire of a misleadingly labeled “news documentary” on the controversial Navajo water settlement. The program was called “The Water Haulers” and was commissioned and paid for by the Navajo Nation and the State Engineer of New Mexico. They wanted the program to...
  • Kim Jong Il Rage 'Fit' Killed Leader?

    01/01/2013 2:58:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Sami K. Martin
    Did a fit of rage kill leader Kim Jong Il? New reports claim that the late North Korean dictator was irate over a briefing about a water leak at the hydroelectric power station in Huichon. "After being briefed about the leak, Kim Jong Il lambasted officials and ordered them to repair it," an unnamed source told South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo. "He rushed to make an on-site inspection of the facility unable to contain his anger and died suddenly." Kim Jong Il had visited the site "at least eight times" since the project began in 2009; The Independent said the...
  • Update to Back surgery and prayer reqeusts for trussell

    01/01/2013 2:51:14 PM PST · by trussell · 72 replies
    1/1/2013 | trussell
    I’m going in Thursday for an x-ray and a visit with my doc…it seems I’m having pain in places and at times when I shouldn’t. I might have hurt my back by picking up a glass bowl out of the oven while bending over. I was told (2 weeks after I had already done it) not to put myself in that position Good news, God is so good to me. I have had help to pay the ticket I received and I still have enough to get my tags. The only issue now is getting insurance on the car which...
  • Fiscal cliff in New Year's limbo: House Republicans are demanding more federal spending cuts

    01/01/2013 2:50:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Newser / The Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | David Espo and Alan Fram
    Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts. "I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared after a closed-door meeting of his party's rank and file. While Speaker John Boehner took no public position, an attempt to add spending cuts was all but certain before the leadership called for a final House vote on the measure that cleared...
  • Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011 (unofficial count)

    01/01/2013 2:50:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/01/13 | Jeremy Gorner
    **SNIP** Although it’s difficult to pinpoint a single cause for last year’s increase, statistics show the early part of 2012 suffered the biggest spike in homicides. Experts and some law enforcement sources believe the unseasonable warmth that hit Chicago during that period contributed to a homicide spike as high as 66 percent in April, and the month of March—the warmest March on record in Chicago--was especially hit hard when there were 53 homicides, up from 23 in March 2011. **SNIP** Even though Chicago has the most police officers per 100,000 people out the five major U.S. cities, many within the...
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets Tax Incentive Extension

    01/01/2013 2:49:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 01./01/13
    The Senate's just passed "fiscal cliff" legislation includes an extension of tax breaks for Hollywood, the same industry which came out en masse to support President Barack Obama's re-election.