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  • Grover Norquist: Cliff plan OK with pledge

    01/02/2013 3:51:49 AM PST · by NotSoModerate · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/1/2013 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    For Grover Norquist, the Senate-backed fiscal cliff bill on its way to the House floor Tuesday is a tax cut that House Republicans can vote for and defend to their constituents without violating their anti-tax increase pledges.
  • Today's Toons 1/2/13

    01/02/2013 3:47:20 AM PST · by pookie18 · 22 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/2/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Exit of EPA boss a protest [Lisa Jackson angry, as Obamugabe may approve Keystone Pipeline]

    01/02/2013 3:26:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/2/13 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Epa chief Lisa Jackson suddenly resigned last week because she was convinced that President Obama is planning to green-light the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, The Post has learned. “She was going to stay on until November or December,” said a Jackson insider. “But this changed it. She will not be the EPA head when Obama supports it [Keystone] getting built.” While the State Department —not the Environmental Protection Agency —is responsible for the pipeline process because it’s an international project, Jackson is still the president’s top adviser on ecological policy. She has expressed concerns over the proposed $7 billion...
  • 50 Bold Economic Predictions For 2013

    01/02/2013 3:05:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Are you ready for a wild 2013? It should be a very interesting year. When the calendar flips over each January, lots of people make lots of lists. They make lists of “resolutions”, but most people never follow through on them. They make lists of “predictions”, but most of those predictions always seem to end up failing. Well, I have decided to put out my own list of predictions for 2013. I openly admit that I won’t get all of these predictions right, and that is okay. Hopefully I will at least be more accurate than most of the other...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 2, 2013

    01/02/2013 3:01:15 AM PST · by sneakers · 30 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • House Roll Call: On deal to avoid 'fiscal cliff' (Wall of Shame)

    01/02/2013 2:59:22 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 32 replies
    Boston.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Associated Press
    The 257-167 roll call Tuesday by which the House passed the agreement that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts and sent the measure to President Barack Obama. Voting yes were 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans. Voting no were 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans. X denotes those not voting. There are 3 vacancies in the 435-member House.
  • Questioning Hillary Clinton’s concussion, and other outrages [Ha! As if the Clintons never lie]

    01/02/2013 2:52:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/13 | Melinda Henneberger
    Head injuries are no joke, but the backlash against those who initially questioned whether Hillary Clinton’s concussion was for real seems like an overreaction, too; you don’t have to be hateful to have wondered if she really had the flu and fell down right before she was supposed to testify about the security situation at our consulate that was really just a house in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed by terrorists in September. After all, public officials are routinely less than forthcoming about their health, even if we do know more now than we did when Edith Wilson...
  • Obama hails tax bill, warns GOP not to pick fight on debt ceiling

    01/02/2013 2:40:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/02/13 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama hailed the sweeping bipartisan tax deal Tuesday night as "one step in a broader effort" to strengthen the nation's economy, saying it prevented a middle-class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession. The president, taking a victory lap after fulfilling a campaign promise to raise taxes on the wealthy, spoke less than an hour after the House approved the tax deal, 257-167, in a rare New Year's Day vote. “A simple premise of my campaign for president was to change the tax code that was too skewed toward the wealthy at the expense of...
  • Obama: No More Debt Ceiling (Assumes Dictatorial Powers)

    01/02/2013 2:36:56 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/1/2013 | Neil McCabe
    Speaking Jan. 1 at the White House at 11:20 p.m., less than an hour after the House voted 257 to 167 to approve new tax hikes, President Barack Obama announced that he will assert the authority to raise the debt ceiling for spending approved by Congress. “One last point I want to make,” said the president flanked by Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose Capitol Hill summitry closed the deal on a “fiscal cliff” compromise. “I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills, they...
  • House ends current term without voting on Sandy aid bill

    01/02/2013 2:16:25 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he was told by the office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio had decided to abandon a vote this session. Cantor, who sets the House schedule, did not immediately comment. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters that just before Tuesday evening's vote on "fiscal cliff" legislation,...
  • Cohen: Republicans adrift (Grab a pail)

    01/02/2013 2:10:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily News ^ | January 2, 2012 | Richard Cohen
    On Nov. 11, a mere five days after the presidential election, the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam pushed off from Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean jaunt. Aboard were nearly 600 emotionally tattered Republicans, most of whom had been expecting a Republican victory of Rovian proportions — surely they had all read Karl’s prediction in The Wall Street Journal — and now were about to cruise 750 miles to nowhere, just like the party they so adored. The Nieuw Amsterdam was 86,000 tons of painful metaphor. The cruise was sponsored by National Review, the magazine founded by William F. Buckley and for...
  • Mayor performs first same-sex wedding at City Hall [Maryland Celebrates Sodomy]

    01/02/2013 1:56:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    abc2news ^ | 1/1/13
    Same sex couples in Maryland rang in the New Year by making history. Thanks to a change in state law; those couples are now able to legally marry for the first time. Many started their new lives with their partners with a special ceremony at Baltimore's City Hall. In Baltimore, kisses sealed the commitments as same sex couples took their first opportunity to marry legally in Maryland. Many of the love birds threw out the idea of long range plans, saying they couldn’t wait another moment to say ‘I do’.... ... magical day was made even more memorable thanks to...
  • Justin Bieber: Paparazzo killed trying to take pics of Bieber's car

    01/02/2013 1:38:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    A photographer was killed Tuesday evening (Jan. 1) while trying to take pictures of Justin Bieber's car at a traffic stop. TMZ reports the paparazzo, whose name wasn't released as of this post, was trying to snap photos of Bieber's Ferrari after it was stopped on Sepulveda Boulevard on L.A.'s Westside. Bieber wasn't in the car, the site says. The photographer was following the Ferrari in another car and got out to try to shoot pictures of the traffic stop. California Highway Patrol officers told the man to step back.
  • Homeowner shoots burglar, police send facts to prosecutor's office for review(OH)

    01/02/2013 1:38:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 31 December, 2012 | Pat Galbincea
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland homeowner said he shot a burglar Friday morning after the intruder grabbed a lamp and tried to hit him, Cleveland police said. Police received a call about 8:50 a.m. from the Portage Avenue homeowner, who told police he was holding the suspect at gunpoint, Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris said.
  • Man shot in face by homeowner charged with burglary(WA)

    01/02/2013 1:32:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | 31 December, 2012 | NA
    TACOMA, Wash. — A man who was shot in the face as he entered a home was charged with burglary Monday. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Christopher Rhodes, 20, with residential burglary in the June 19 home invasion burglary of a Tacoma-area home. ---------------------- cut --------------------- Court documents said that at the time of the burglary, Rhodes had a cellphone with an application that allowed him to monitor police radio broadcasts. Police said a witness reported hearing dispatch communications coming from the phone.
  • Doing Something

    01/02/2013 1:25:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 31 December, 2012 | John Richardson
    The constant refrain that we've heard every minute of every day since Newtown from the gun prohibitionists, the politicians, and the mainstream media is that we must do something, we must "demand a plan", we must pass a law. Josh Felker of LoneStar Handgun in Schertz, Texas decided to do something but it isn't what the gun prohibitionists and their political and media allies are advocating. Mr. Felker offered 400 slots in his Texas CHL classes free to teachers in Texas. The teachers in Texas took him up on the offer and all were booked within 24 hours. From the...
  • Hillary Clinton in hospital amid speculation of plane accident in Iran

    01/02/2013 1:10:35 AM PST · by Heuristic Hiker · 45 replies
    DEBKAfile Special Report ^ | December 31, 2012 | DEBKAfile Special Report
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s admittance to the New York- Presbyterian Hospital Monday, Dec, 31 - with a blood clot caused by concussion - gave wings to a cloud of rumor and conspiracy theories surrounding her state of health. The hospital, where Saudi King Abdullah was also treated two years ago, stated that the Secretary was receiving anti-coagulents and her condition would be assessed after 48 hours. However, NBC television’s medical correspondent Robert Bazell was skeptical about the blood clot being caused by an earlier concussion because, he said, it if were, it would not be treated with anti-coagulents....
  • Sesquicentennial Comparisons: Black Slavery in America and Ottoman Turkey (Beware: no faint hearts!)

    01/02/2013 12:18:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2013 | Andrew G. Bostom
    January 1, 2013 marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which set the United States firmly on the path toward the abolition of slavery. --snip-- Castrators of Negroes buy them and then sell them, after having mutilated them, on the Turkish market, that is if the victim does not succumb to the operation or to its consequences. As to the methods used, they have remained as primitive as in the past. The child is spread out on the floor or a table, the sexual parts are tied at their base by a rope, and on these...
  • Stocks to soar as world money catches fire, Calvinst Europe left behind

    01/02/2013 12:03:19 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/2/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Bears beware. A monetary revolution is underway. The US, Japan, Britain, as well as the Swiss, Scandies, and a string of states around the world, are actively driving down their currencies or imposing caps. They are tearing up the script, embracing the new creed of nominal GDP targeting (NGDP), a licence for yet more radical action. The side-effects of this currency warfare -- or "beggar-thy-neighbour’ policy as it was known in the 1930s -- is an escalating leakage of monetary stimulus into the global system. So don’t fight the Fed, and never fight the world’s central banks on multiple fronts....
  • On The Road To Athens

    01/01/2013 11:14:53 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    1/2/2013 | Self
    "Thank You America" was the theme of a commercial I saw on the Rose Bowl Game telecast yesterday. The bailed out AIG was singing the praises of our tax dollars being pumped into their company from a nation that is now trillions of dollars more in debt than it was before bailouts like theirs were pushed through Congress. The pushing through Congress of band aids like the bailouts and now the new legislation called the "Taxpayer Relief Act" will not stop the trillions of dollars in debt from continuing to expand until new band aids will be needed. Who is...
  • Poll: Should doctor reopen his abortion clinic in Muskegon?

    01/01/2013 11:09:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    michigan ^ | 1.2.2013 | Eric Gaertner
    MUSKEGON, MI – Dr. Robert Alexander, who has operated an abortion clinic in Muskegon, is seeking the community’s input on whether the clinic should be reopened. Based on his comments to a MLive and Muskegon Chronicle reporter Monday, Alexander is seriously considering leaving his clinic closed. Women’s Medical Services, a self-described abortion clinic at 863 E. Apple Ave., was closed Dec. 26 by an order of the city of Muskegon’s Fire Prevention Bureau. Alexander said he wants to know the Muskegon community’s opinion. Should he reopen the clinic? Alexander has expressed concerns for his family’s and his safety based on...
  • Report: 532 Murdered in Chicago in 2012

    01/01/2013 11:01:58 PM PST · by dennisw · 27 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    In 2012, 532 people were murdered in the city of Chicago, according to statistics compiled by the Crime in Chicago website. The number of people murdered the year before was 441, meaning in the city of Chicago, murders have increased by 91 from 2011 to 2012. The Chicago Police Department was not available to confirm these numbers today, which is New Year's Day. The website also claims that, through December 25, 2012, there 2,670 people were shot in Chicago last year. That's also an increase from the year before, when 2,217 people were shot in Chicago that year. In all,...
  • The wink that says I won: and Obama heads back to restart Hawaii vacation

    01/01/2013 11:01:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2013
    Congress last night finally passed a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, as critics attacked the Republican party for giving in and allowing tax hikes on wealthy Americans in return for minimal spending cuts. President Obama was in a triumphant mood as he addressed the nation after the vote on Capitol Hill, even winking at photographers before flying back to Hawaii to resume his vacation.
  • Layoffs Since The Election, HAppy New Year edition

    01/01/2013 10:31:52 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    Mostly DailyJobCuts.com ^ | 1/1/13 | nully
    Since the election: (Updated 1/1/13 at 10:30 PM PST) Layoffs and closures. Number of jobs lost listed where reported. USA only Week of to # Laid off Running total Notes 11/7 11/13 21,164 21,164 11/14 11/20 35,247 56,411 11/21 11/27 3,630 60,041 Thanksgiving week 11/28 12/4 6,138 66,179 12/5 12/11 17,882 84,061 12/12 12/18 7,551 91,612 12/19 12/25 3,464 95,076 Merry Christmas! 12/26 1/1 2,851 97,927 Happy New Year! Organization Location # Laid off Running total Sector Notes Date Medical Center of Newark Newark, OH 160 160 Health 12/26/12 North Memorial Health Care Minneapolis/St Paul, MN 20 180 Health 12/26/12...
  • Face it. Politicians don't fear the voting booth.

    01/01/2013 10:25:05 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 24 replies
    Common sense | Jan 1 2013 | KittenClaws
    It is time we faced facts. Politicians do not gear the vote. It does not matter why they don't, they don't. So we need to quit fooling ourselves with this "boy, will he or she pay in 2014 or 2017' for how she or he voted in 2013. It makes no difference! The fiscal cliff krap? Is just that. We are gonna pay, and we are gonna pay, and we can vote until our face turns blue. It will make do difference. You who like to look at history to tell the future......look at it! How long since the conservative...
  • The Republicans Are Officially DEAD To Me I Am Registering Independent Tomorrow

    01/01/2013 10:01:47 PM PST · by OneVike · 151 replies
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    Ever since the election I have been sitting back to watch what happens during the lame duck session of Congress. I have already accepted the sad fact that the Republicans where not going to do anything about all the illegal activity that took place on election day. I even begrudgingly accept the fact that they will never bring up charges of impeachment against Obama. However, for them to be so afraid of him as too give into this farce of a deal is too much for me to accept. We all agree that America is no longer the country we...
  • "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012" (House Roll Call Vote)

    01/01/2013 9:50:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | January 1, 2013 | NA
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 659 (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined) H R 8 RECORDED VOTE 1-Jan-2013 10:57 PM QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments BILL TITLE: To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposes
  • On the Left, Seeing Obama Giving Away Too Much, Again

    01/01/2013 9:46:06 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | PETER BAKER
    For President Obama, the fiscal deal passed by Congress on Tuesday finally ends four years of debate with Republicans about raising tax rates on the wealthy. But it seemed to reopen a debate within his party about the nature of his leadership and his skills as a negotiator. While Mr. Obama got most of what he sought in the agreement, he found himself under withering criticism from some in his liberal base who accused him of caving in to Republicans by not taxing the rich more. Just as Speaker John A. Boehner has been under pressure from his right, Mr....
  • Prince Harry is a 'jackal' who wants to 'kill innocent Afghans while drunk'

    01/01/2013 9:43:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2013
    An Afghan warlord has launched a scathing attack on Prince Harry - describing the Royal as a 'jackal' who is only interested in killing 'innocent Afghans while he is drunk'. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is listed as a global terrorist by the U.S., made the comments as Prince Harry spent Christmas in the war-torn country. The Prince is currently on a four month long deployment to Afghanistan serving his second tour of duty as gunship co-pilot.
  • President Obama returning to Hawaii Wednesday morning

    01/01/2013 9:37:25 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    The Star Advertiser ^ | Jan 01, 2013 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Barak Obama left Washington D.C. tonight and is flying to Hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation.
  • Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

    01/01/2013 9:37:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 4:04 PM EST | Marilynn Marchione and Mike Stobbe
    This is your brain on sugar—for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found. It’s a small study and does not prove that fructose or its relative, high-fructose corn syrup, can cause obesity, but experts say it adds evidence they may play a role. These sugars often are added to processed foods and beverages,...
  • Boot Dewhurst First Quarter Thread

    01/01/2013 9:33:28 PM PST · by JRandomFreeper · 35 replies
    Vanity | 1/1/2013 | Vanity
    Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014 (((Ping List)))To be added or removed from this list, freepmail me.This is a low volume ping list at this time./johnny
  • Grover Norquist: Vote for deal is vote to cut taxes

    01/01/2013 9:23:46 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2013 | Felicia Sonmez
    Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform president and anti-tax activist who has become a key figure in the ongoing negotiations on the fiscal cliff, took to Twitter as the House was voting Tuesday night to give his blessing to the deal: "The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her pledge." "Congress about to make permanent most of the temporary tax cuts that Democrats voted against in 2001 and 2003. Permanent beats temporary."
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    01/01/2013 9:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled. Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it...
  • Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

    01/01/2013 9:20:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 4:58 PM EST | Mohammed Ballas
    An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, residents said, leaving at 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian security forces, and suspects are usually apprehended without violence. …
  • The Fallacy of Gun Control

    01/01/2013 9:19:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2013 | Edward Paltzik
    As a parent of two boys under the age of four, a responsible gun owner, and an NRA member, I'd like to take this opportunity to rebut "Sensible Arms Control," in which my good friend Brett Joshpe argues for more gun control following the Newtown tragedy. Gun Rights are Inalienable and Natural There is nothing "lazy" about characterizing the inalienable right to defend self, family, and property, and the right to hunt, as "natural rights." Preaching from their ivory towers (typically capitol buildings, college campuses, gated communities, and urban apartments), gun control proponents casually dismiss the dire consequences of disarming...
  • Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

    01/01/2013 9:13:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 11:37 PM EST | David Espo and Alan Fram
    Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a bipartisan 257-167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-election while calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. Moments later, Obama strode into the White House briefing room and declared, “Thanks to the votes of Republicans and Democrats...
  • My Dad (82y/o) is "Too Stubborn", Won't Leave Decrepit Empty Nest!!

    01/01/2013 9:11:57 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 72 replies
    Jan 1st 2013 | Floyd A. Logan
    I'm sure other middle-aged adults are going through similar situations. I live on the west coast, but hail from back east, Michigan, to be precise. I grew up in a huge bricked home with full basement, attic, four bedrooms two bathrooms. I am still very close to my three siblings and to Dad. St. Cecilia, The Catholic grade school we attended is still functioning, and only two blocks from the house. Daddy attends 9am Mass each Sunday. My Mother passed away about 20 years ago. The 'Problem' is that our sweet old family home is completely falling apart, inside and...
  • Pete Sessions only Republican in North Texas to vote for Fiscal Cliff bill

    01/01/2013 9:10:33 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 22 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | January 1, 2013 | Arec Barrwin
    Pete Sessions makes me sick - he's voted RINO every single time. I'll be supporting his opponent next time or not voting for him.
  • Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Is a Smoke Screen Obscuring Deeper Problems

    01/01/2013 9:06:36 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 15 December 2012 | Jocelyn Edwards
    An evergreen bill imposing life imprisonment on gays is arguably nothing more than an ugly diversion in the hands of politicians eager to avoid real problems, writes Jocelyn Edwards. Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda’s speaker of parliament, broke her pledge to pass the country’s infamous anti-gay bill before the year’s end on Friday, as the lawmakers in the small East African nation broke for the holidays without debating the legislation. And so, a population found in one survey to be 96 percent opposed to homosexuality won’t get the odious “Christmas gift” she had promised. But for the government, however, that hardly matters....
  • Britain - and Prince Harry - are failing in Afghanistan, says warlord

    01/01/2013 8:49:35 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Jan 2013 | Peter Oborne,
    One of Afghanistan's most feared and wanted warlords has warned that the country could collapse into a murderous civil war after the withdrawal of Nato troops next year. [snip] "The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk. He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame.But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy! Jackals cannot hunt lions. During the Mujaheddin attack on the American base the Prince saw that he was the one about to be hunted and...
  • Are You Going To Remain A Republican? (Vanity)

    01/01/2013 8:49:29 PM PST · by Artcore · 127 replies
    Artcore | Artcore
    Are You Going To Remain A Republican in light of today's gutless actions by both the Senate and House? This was the last straw for me; I'm done! I will be switching my party affiliation tomorrow.
  • The Obsolete Man

    01/01/2013 8:43:07 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 35 replies
    01-01-2013 | KittenClaws
    Every New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, a treat. Is offered to those who subscribe to the ScyFy channel - a Twilight Zone marathon. Being of a certain age, I tune in. I've always loved the show, Rod Serling was a man ahead of his time, IMO. But I'd like to talk about a particular episode, one not only ahead of its time (as many TZ episodes), but timelyaswell.
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal Limps Across Finish Line in House

    01/01/2013 8:36:34 PM PST · by GVnana · 180 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/1/2013 | Daniel Newhauser
    The Congress that convened two years ago under the war cries of the tea party is slowly coming to an end with a Champagne-less whimper on New Year’s Day 2013. The House voted late Tuesday evening, in a rare holiday session, to pass a fiscal cliff bill brokered without the involvement of the GOP majority and with far less than half of their votes. The bill (HR 8) was amended by the Senate in the early morning hours on an 89-8 vote, carrying language crafted over the holiday weekend by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Vice President...
  • Nation needs a new agenda on guns

    01/01/2013 8:33:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Des Moines Register | December 29, 2012 | Donald Kaul
    Link only per agreement with Gannett. ArticleReader comments
  • Study suggests lower death risk for the overweight

    01/01/2013 8:28:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-1-13 | Pam Belluck
    A century ago, Elsie Scheel was the perfect woman. So said a 1912 article in The New York Times about how Scheel, 24, was chosen by the "medical examiner of the 400 "coeds"' at Cornell University as a woman "whose very presence bespeaks perfect health." Scheel, however, was hardly model-thin. At 5 feet 7 and 171 pounds, she would, by today's medical standards, be clearly overweight. (Her body mass index was 27; 25 to 29.9 is overweight.) But a new report suggests that Scheel may have been onto something. The report on nearly 3 million people found that those whose...
  • 95.9 The Ranch Is The Greatest Radio Station Ever.

    01/01/2013 8:15:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Streaming available. I just can't believe how incredibly awesome this radio station is!!!! Yes, I've had several beers tonight...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF BILL

    01/01/2013 8:07:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 239 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2013 | Joe Weisenthal and Grace Wyler
    After a long day of fiscal cliff chaos, the House will finally hold a vote tonight on the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate early Tuesday. The decision to hold an up-down vote virtually guarantees passage of the bill, which would extend the Bush tax hikes for households earning under $450,000. that the bill will pass. For most of the day, House Republicans have said that they could not support the bill without spending cuts, but by Tuesday night it was clear that GOP leaders could not come up with the votes to pass an amendment to add those...
  • REPUBLICAN HORROR NEW YEAR

    01/01/2013 8:06:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 94 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    REPUBLICAN HORROR NEW YEAR
  • House to vote on Senate-passed fiscal crisis billdespite conservative qualms-$620B hikes,$15B cuts

    01/01/2013 8:06:11 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Fox News
    Washington – House leaders are planning to call a vote on the Senate-passed fiscal crisis bill as early as Tuesday night, moving ahead despite the concerns of rank-and-file Republicans about the lack of spending cuts in the package. The House began its debate on the bill Tuesday evening. Lawmakers were moving quickly, after Republicans spent the day weighing their options... If they are to act on the bill, they have less than two days before a new congressional class is sworn in. House Speaker John Boehner had earlier presented members with two options... The first would be to craft an...