Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,772
36%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 36% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Christie: House Inaction On Sandy Aid ‘Inexcusable’

    01/02/2013 12:07:17 PM PST · by Hoodat · 78 replies
    CBS-Philly ^ | January 2, 2013 2:35 PM | Staff
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is fuming over the House’s decision to not hold a vote on Superstorm Sandy relief package. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, the Republican governor said the only group to blame for decision is the House’s GOP majority and Speaker John Boehner. Christie said he tried calling Speaker John Boehner four times Tuesday night, but Christie said Boehner didn’t take his call. Christie says the storm aid measure is not something you “play politics with” when people are suffering. Christie said “our people were played last night as a pawn. And that’s why people...
  • Used to Hardship, Latvia Accepts Austerity, and Its Pain Eases

    01/02/2013 11:57:41 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 1, 2013 | By ANDREW HIGGINS
    RIGA, Latvia — When a credit-fueled economic boom turned to bust in this tiny Baltic nation in 2008, Didzis Krumins, who ran a small architectural company, fired his staff one by one and then shut down the business. He watched in dismay as Latvia’s misery deepened under a harsh austerity drive that scythed wages, jobs and state financing for schools and hospitals. --------------------snip--------------------------- Hardship has long been common here — and still is. But in just four years, the country has gone from the European Union’s worst economic disaster zone to a model of what the International Monetary Fund hails...
  • So... tell me again, what did Obama win?

    01/02/2013 11:53:59 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 79 replies
    January 2, 2013 | Lancey Howard
    The more I think about the last few days, the more I question whether the African communist actually won anything. I mean, what’s different now from two weeks ago? Answer: The Bush tax rates are now permanent for 98% of American earners. It would be nice if it was 100%, but geez... The top 2% merely go back to where they were 10 years ago. (The real mistake occurred 10 years ago when the Republicans failed to insist that the rates be made permanent at that time.) As far as spending “cuts” go, the debt ceiling debate can be used...
  • The Islamic Institute of Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare!

    01/02/2013 11:49:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad-Watch ^ | 12/17/12 | Robert
    It's real! Photo thanks to TahariRider. Recently I noticed that many of the Islamic supremacists on Twitter were sending out identical tweets. When I asked the rabidly antisemitic pro-Hamas propagandist Linda Sarsour about it, she admitted that she and others were all working from the same talking points:
  • Eric Cantor Makes First Move to Unseat Boehner in 'Fiscal Cliff' Kabuki Theater

    01/02/2013 11:47:53 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/1/2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Tuesday afternoon Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) publicly announced his opposition to the "fiscal cliff" deal that the Senate passed on Monday by a 89 to 8 vote. It's unclear if Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was informed by his second in command of his plans prior to Tuesday's dramatic public announcement. Opposition to the Senate deal negotiated so publicly by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be growing by the minute among House Republicans as its details have been made public. An analysis of the Senate "fiscal cliff" bill completed by the Congressional...
  • Why the Obama tax hikes have only just begun

    01/02/2013 11:45:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Enterprise ^ | 01/02/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    When an economy is booming and jobs are plentiful, a “do no harm” approach to public policy will suffice. If GDP were expanding at a 4% annual rate and the unemployment rate were 5% and the national debt were low, then the fiscal cliff deal might be tolerable rather than terrible. While it won’t create any jobs or add to growth — just the opposite in fact — and it will only cut the national debt by a rounding-error amount, passage does avoid an across-the-board income tax hike and probable recession.So that’s something. But good enough? Not really. Avoiding...
  • New Zealand planned to develop 'tsunami bomb' during World War II

    01/02/2013 11:44:28 AM PST · by virgil283 · 14 replies
    news.com.au ^ | December 31, 2012 6:27AM | Ray Waru
    "...buried in New Zealand's national archives,.. a bizarre WWII plan to create a "tsunami bomb"....." The project was launched in June 1944 after a US naval officer noticed that blasting operations to clear coral reefs around Pacific islands sometimes produced a large wave, raising the possibility of creating a "tsunami bomb". Explosive tests carried out in waters north of Auckland led scientists to conclude that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 massive blasts offshore could create a 10-metre tsunami capable of inundating a small coastal city. "It was absolutely astonishing," Waru said".... .."Waru said the project was...
  • Saints [Catholic, Orthodox, Open]

    01/02/2013 11:43:34 AM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    FishEaters.com ^ | 01-02-13 | FishEaters.com
    Saints     Real Audio Lessons on this Topic Communion Of Saints Saints Saints II Saints III  First a definition: "To pray," as a verb, has two very distinct meanings: 1 : to make a request in a humble manner 2 : to address God or a god with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving It is only in this first sense that Catholics "pray" to saints. "To pray" is simply to ask, and it is a common English word as these examples will show: "Comes now Petitioner and, having filed his Motion in Limine, prays this Honorable Court to grant..."...
  • Lebanese Intelligence Chief Says Israel is His Country’s Only Enemy

    01/02/2013 11:27:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 1/2/13 | staff
    A leading figure in Lebanese intelligence said Wednesday that the only enemy of his country is Israel. According to the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, Abbas Ibrahim, director-general of the General Security Department, said, “Lebanon’s one and only enemy is Israel.” Ibrahim also predicted that the crisis in Syria would last a long time, but added, “The humanitarian condition of the refugees arriving in Lebanon from Syria prevents us from closing the border with the neighboring country.” “We either act in a humane manner or become racist,” he remarked. But Ibrahim made sure to emphasize who he saw a the real threat...
  • Handcuffed teen, Lamon Khiry Haslip, shot and killed by police in southern California

    01/02/2013 11:21:08 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/02/2013 | By Julia Dahl
    An 18-year-old California man was shot dead by police last week while he was handcuffed and on the ground. Police say he was carrying a loaded handgun. According to a statement issued by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to a "gang-related 'man with a gun'" call in Moreno Valley at 8:38 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. ~snip~ The sheriff's statement continues: "As this was occurring, an additional officer arrived on scene and observed the subject roll onto his side. The initial officer backed away from the subject and announced that the subject had a gun, at which time...
  • Vanity - Recommendations for a pellet gun

    01/02/2013 11:18:54 AM PST · by GraceG · 91 replies
    GraceG
    Ok, I have a squirrel problem, and I am needing some recomendations for what to get to shoot them with, namely I want to use a pellet/bb gun. I want to get one that is powerful enough to put them down quickly but not too expensive. Any recomendations?
  • Dems fear Scott may run for gov (Brown/MA)

    01/02/2013 11:14:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 59 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/2/13 | Joe Battenfeld
    While Democrats frantically try to block Scott Brown from going back to the U.S. Senate, there are also increasing fears he could pose an even bigger threat as the next Massachusetts governor. Republicans close to the departing U.S. senator said he’s itching to go back to Washington to replace John Kerry, but Democrats are buzzing more about a potential Brown gubernatorial campaign in 2014. It may be tempting for Brown to run in a special election against a vulnerable Rep. Edward J. Markey, but he should reject the easy play and go for the job that really matters — running...
  • Morsi Aide: Israel Will Cease to Exist Within Decade

    01/02/2013 11:11:05 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Egypt, the Freedom and Justice Party, announced Tuesday that Israel would cease to exist by the end of the decade. Essam el-Erian, who serves an adviser to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, had attempted to dispel a recent controversy over comments he made in an interview last week, in which he invited Egyptian born Jews to return to the country. In an interview with the Saudi-backed newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Erian said that the "ideology of Zionism" had ended in failure and denounced Israel as "Palestine's occupiers."
  • KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)

    01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/2/13 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple. William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/132b7Ji) reported Monday. When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name...
  • Feds clamping down on study permits for foreign students (Canada)

    01/02/2013 11:09:18 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    Canoe.ca ^ | January 1, 2013 | Daniel Proussalidis
    OTTAWA - The federal government is trying to build a wall around Canada's study permit system for international students to block fraudsters and other criminals.
  • Columnist proposes killing NRA members, dragging Republicans behind pickups

    01/02/2013 11:08:55 AM PST · by fwdude · 70 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 1, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    DES MOINES, Iowa – For 50 years, the left-leaning columnist Donald Kaul has raged against guns, but after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, he says, it’s time for “anger,” killing gun owners and dragging legislators who disagree with gun control behind pickup trucks until they get the message.
  • Boehner appears safe--for now

    01/02/2013 11:07:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The absence of a House conservative publicly campaigning to challenge House Speaker John Boehner in Thursday's leadership elections has even his harshest critics, still angered with the "fiscal cliff" deal, expecting the Ohio Republican to keep his post, according to multiple sources. "If there's a coup in the works, no one has seen fit to tell me about it," said a key conservative leadership aide. The split vote for the fiscal cliff deal, however, has drawn fire from outside critics and even led to a poll on the Drudge Report showing opposition to Boehner beating support, 85 percent to 15...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,January 2-4,2012

    01/02/2013 11:06:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | January 2-4,2013 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^=
  • Giant snowman makes Ont. dad talk of the town

    01/02/2013 11:04:25 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 41 replies
    London Free Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | Hank Daniszewski
    Maybe it was all that waiting, but when Bob Mann made his snowman, he went big. The six-metre snowman, sporting a dapper top hat, stands in the front yard of his home on Godfrey Dr., in the Huron and Highbury area. Mann planned to build the snowman last year, fashioning the top hat out of a 20-litre pail and sewing four scarves together.
  • White House eases path to residency for some illegal immigrants

    01/02/2013 11:03:59 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 2, 2013 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration eased the way Wednesday for illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens to apply for permanent residency, a change that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the U.S. A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.
  • Gorilla, no longer homesick, rope dances

    01/02/2013 11:03:29 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 7 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 1, 2013
    KREFELD, Germany, - Officials at a German zoo said a gorilla that initially had difficulty adjusting to his new home is rope dancing for the zoo's 75th anniversary Jubilee. A spokeswoman for the zoo in Krefeld said Kidogo was homesick when he came to the facility from Denmark in April, but he is now back to performing his signature rope dance and is showing off his trick for the zoo's anniversary, Die Welt reported Tuesday. The 12-year-old silverback gorilla lives with a pair of females, Muna and Oya, in the zoo's Gorilla Garden.
  • Insanity: Spending Our Way Out of Debt

    01/02/2013 11:02:57 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 3 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | January 2, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    Congress continues to show that they view us as serfs and view your hard earned money as automatically belonging to them first…..you should just be happy that they allow you to keep some...
  • More Catholics Seek ‘De-Baptism’ Over Pope’s Gay Marriage Remarks

    01/02/2013 10:59:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-28-12 | By Audrey Barrick
    Following Pope Benedict XVI's repeated messages denouncing same-sex marriage, more Dutch Catholics are seeking ways to leave the Catholic Church. And one website is helping people to "de-baptize" themselves. According to Reuters, the website ontdopen.nl ("de-baptize.nl") has gained significant traffic this month after the pope took the time in his Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to condemn gay marriage. "They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves," he said. "The manipulation of nature, which we deplore today where our environment is concerned, now becomes man's...
  • 'Oppose Gay Marriage, But Accept All,' Urges Chicago Catholic Cardinal

    01/02/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2013 | Katherine Weber
    On the first day of 2013, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George issued a letter to priests state-wide, urging Catholics to inform their state legislators of their opposition to same-sex marriage, the legalization of which is to be introduced in the coming days. "Civil laws that establish 'same sex marriage' create a legal fiction," George wrote in a letter sent to priests on Jan. 1, according to the Chicago Tribune. "The State has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible," George continued. "Good pastoral practice encourages families to accept all their children and not break relationships with...
  • BREAKING: Illinois Bill to Ban All Modern Firearms

    01/02/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 146 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Robert Farago | January 1, 2013
    UPDATE: Click here for the latest details on the gun ban and ammunition magazine registration bill, which includes new regulations for gun ranges.Press release:“The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called ‘assault weapons’ ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its ‘lame duck’ session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois...
  • India paying welfare directly, aiming to end fraud

    01/02/2013 10:51:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 7:51 PM EST | Muneeza Naqvi
    India will pay billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor under a new program that aims to cut out the middlemen blamed for the massive fraud that plagues the system. Previously, officials only handed out cash to the poor after taking a cut—if they didn't keep all of it for themselves—and were known to enroll fake recipients or register unqualified people. The program inaugurated Tuesday would see welfare money directly deposited into recipients’ bank accounts and require them to prove their identity with biometric data, such as fingerprints or retina scans. … The program is loosely...
  • LG Display to Demonstrate AH-IPS 4K Display at Consumer Electronics Show.

    01/02/2013 10:50:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 12/26/2012 11:30 PM | Anton Shilov
    LG Display, a leading manufacturer of various displays, will showcase a number of screens based on AH-IPS (advanced high performance in-plane switching) technology with full-HD and beyond resolutions. In particular, the company will show off 4K professional display, 5.5” full-HD display, 12.9” notebook display with 2560*1700 resolution and so on."We are relentlessly pursuing two key drivers that represent the future of the display industry, resolution and design. The products exhibited at CES 2013 reaffirm both our reputation as the field's leading innovator, as well as ability to deliver market winning solutions to customers around the world," said Dr. Sang-Beom...
  • Firearm Sales Jump 39% In December, 19% In 2012

    01/02/2013 10:50:40 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Background checks for individuals purchasing firearms increased in every state in December - and in 48 of the 50 states and in Washington, D.C. for full-year 2012 - according to data compiled by the FBI. Compared to the total number of background checks completed from January through December of 2011 all but two states saw net increases in gun sales in 2012. Utah reported a decline of 77.4%, and Iowa a decline of 17.9%. Nationally, background checks were up 19.1% for 2012. Washington D.C. saw the largest year-to-year increase with sales jumping 49.7%. Wisconsin followed with 45.4%, then New Jersey...
  • Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in a coma 'only kept alive by life support' after cancer surgery

    01/02/2013 10:50:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/02/2013 | By ANTHONY BOND
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is in an induced coma being kept alive by life support following complications during cancer surgery, it was claimed today. Sources at the hospital in Cuba where he is being treated told a Spanish newspaper he was showing 'very weak' vital signs, adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines 'at any moment'. With rumours swirling that Chavez had taken a turn for the worse, Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro said the ailing president's condition remains 'delicate' three weeks after his cancer surgery. He did not provide further information about the president's condition and...
  • ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Also Doles Out Millions for Hollywood, Railroads, Rum Producers

    01/02/2013 10:47:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/02/2013
    The “fiscal cliff” compromise has been heralded as a saving grace for middle class taxpayers, their families and the unemployed. But buried in the fine print of the 150-page deal are also some lesser-known New Year’s gifts to some of Washington’s favorite industries. SNIP The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget listed the so-called “tax extenders” as a “bad” part of the fiscal cliff deal because their cost is not offset, “setting a bad precedent for future extensions.” The mix of tax perks covering the next year, but with budget implications for the next two years includes everything from...
  • Gallup: 50% Believe America’s Best Years Are Behind Us

    01/02/2013 10:40:35 AM PST · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Fifty percent of Americans now believe the country’s best years are past, according to Gallup, while 47 percent still say America’s best years are still to come.
  • Another Joe Morelle To Enter Politics This Week (nepotism barf)

    01/02/2013 10:36:54 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 2 replies
    WHAM13 ^ | 1/3/13 | Sean Carrol
    Irondequoit, N.Y. --- Monroe County will soon be home to two lawmakers named “Joseph D. Morelle.” On Wednesday Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Morelle (also a New York State Assemblyman) will recommend that his son, Joe Morelle Jr., fill a vacant seat in the county legislature. The vacancy comes in the wake of Democrat Ted O’Brien’s election to the New York State Senate in November. O’Brien reportedly approached Morelle Jr., 24, about filling his seat immediately after the November election. His name was then presented to the Irondequoit Democratic Committee for a vote and he received unanimous support. Morelle...
  • David Headley, Rana sentencing rescheduled by US court

    01/02/2013 10:31:41 AM PST · by Jyotishi
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Chicago: A US court on Wednesday rescheduled the sentencing of Pakistani American LeT terrorist David Headley, accused of involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, from January 17 to January 24, while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for a second time to January 17. Headley, who conducted reconnaissance of the targets of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks for Lashker-e-Taiba, had entered a plea bargain with the FBI, saving him from a possible death penalty or extradition to India or Denmark. Rana, on the other hand, was acquitted of involvement in the Mumbai attacks but was held guilty on...
  • Questions for Gun Controllers - If a policy doesn’t produce the intended results, why pursue it?

    01/02/2013 10:28:13 AM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 28, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the wake of the Newtown massacre, a call has gone up for a conversation about our gun laws. To that end, here are questions for advocates of gun control who are pushing for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, among other new restrictions, to address school shootings.What’s the functional difference between an assault weapon and a semiautomatic rifle? You do understand that the answer is “nothing”? An assault weapon is not an automatic weapon. It is semiautomatic like most guns now sold in the United States, i.e., it fires every time the trigger is pulled. What...
  • Singer Patti Page Dies in Encinitas

    01/02/2013 10:27:49 AM PST · by Borges · 56 replies
    NBC - San Diego ^ | 1/2/2013 | David Villasenor and R. Stickney
    One of America's musical icons, Grammy-Award winner Patti Page, has died at a nursing home in Encinitas according to her personal manager. In her seven-decade recording career, Page sold more than 100 million records making her one of the most successful female recording artists. Page performed all over the world and was often asked to sing her biggest-selling record, "The Tennessee Waltz" which she recorded in 1951. Others know her as the voice behind the recording "(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window." Page, whose real name was Clara Ann Fowler, died Tuesday night at the age of 85...
  • Son Of Clippers Owner Found Dead In Malibu

    01/02/2013 10:23:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 2, 2013 5:59 AM | Pete Demetriou
    MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been found dead in Malibu. Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives were sent to an apartment in the 22600 block of Pacific Coast Highway around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on a welfare check, authorities said. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports when deputies arrived, they found the body of 32-year-old Scott Sterling inside the unit. “Sheriff’s Homicide and Los Angeles County Coroner’s personnel at this time believe that Sterling died of an apparent drug overdose,” Deputy Guillermina Saldaña said. An autopsy is pending. No additional details were released. In 1999, Sterling was...
  • Newtown, gun regulations, sexy employees and the folly of “doing something”

    01/02/2013 10:23:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-13 | Vince
    Two very different news stories stood out for me recently. The first was the story of the killing of 26 innocent women and children at the school in Connecticut. The other was a story out of Iowa where a panel of judges said that a dentist could fire his assistant for being too attractive. At first blush the two stories couldn't be more different. On the one hand you have a story of depraved indifference to human life, a real world example of pure evil. On the other you have a story of a dentist who’s not disciplined enough to...
  • New California regs forcing trucks off the road

    01/02/2013 10:19:17 AM PST · by lward99 · 39 replies
    Times 247 ^ | Jan. 1, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    California rang in the New Year by placing certain truck engines, trailers, tires and even entire vehicles on its environmental out list — requiring motor carriers to spend tens of thousands of dollars on new equipment that may never meet the state's ambitious objectives. The new rules apply to trucks registered in other states — and even other countries. “The state is forcing certain trucking companies and operators to make investments that are going to add cost with no return with regard to fuel efficiency, and therefore no impact on their desired policy operative,” said Steve Laskowski, senior vice president...
  • Exclusive Photo Of Boehner Posing With Democrats After Fiscal Cliff Vote

    01/02/2013 10:13:04 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-2-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It's official, fiscal cliff crisis averted! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!Meanwhile back in the real world...
  • Firearm NICS Checks skyrocket in December !!!

    01/02/2013 10:09:54 AM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    FBI website ^ | 01/02/2013 | FBI
    Nationally, FBI firearm sales checks jumped from 1,997,703 in November 2012 to 2,776,105 in December. Obama continues to be the best salesman on earth.
  • Those nasty 'assault weapons'

    01/02/2013 10:09:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 30, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah urges 'freedom-loving Americans' to stand up to lawless government Can anyone in Washington define “assault weapon”? Can Barack Obama? Can Dianne Feinstein? It is a meaningless term designed by people like Feinstein, who would prefer to ban all or most firearms, specifically to confuse the public. Yesterday, Obama said on “Meet the Press” that he would work hard on banning “assault weapons” and what he calls “high-capacity magazines.” Of course, definitions were in short supply. So what is an “assault weapon”? Quite simply, it’s whatever the government says it is. Does that shock you? In the past,...
  • The Day After Republican Surrender: World Financial Markets Celebrate!

    01/02/2013 10:05:51 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 20 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/02/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Last night, the Republican-held House of Representatives voted for the dreadful Senate bill laughingly called “The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.” How is adding $4 trillion in Federal budget deficits over 10 years called “relief?” SOMEONE has to pay for the out-of-control spending. And that someone is taxpayers. american.taxpayer.relief.act Here is CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s take. The reaction? Fiscally-blighted European countries Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIGs) all saw sharp reductions in their sovereign bond yields. The US 10 year sovereign yield rose 7.1 basis points as of 12:35p EST. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 224.60 points (or 1.71%)...
  • House Passes Congressional Pay Freeze, 129 Members Vote for Pay Increase

    01/02/2013 10:04:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    The House approved a bill to rescind the executive order President Obama signed last week that ended the pay freeze on federal employees, which meant that some federal workers would be getting a raise—including members of Congress. A number of lawmakers spoke out about the absurdity of the pay increase and timing of the move. Rep. Michele Bachmann said in a statement, “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the...
  • Indiana hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot

    01/02/2013 10:00:43 AM PST · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 01, 2013
    GOSHEN, Ind. – A northern Indiana hospital has fired eight employees who refused to get flu shots under a new policy intended to protect patients from the potentially deadly illness. IU Health Goshen Hospital officials told its staff in September that flu shots would no longer be optional for staff, affiliated physicians, volunteers and vendors. Hospital spokeswoman Melanie McDonald told The Elkhart Truth for a Monday story that the new requirements came as a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association and other major health agencies. McDonald said patients with compromised immune systems...
  • Florida first state to reach 1 million gun permits

    01/02/2013 9:58:54 AM PST · by SmileRight · 55 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/02/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It’s official: Florida has passed the one million mark in issuing concealed carry gun permits – the most of any other state. In mid-December, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam released a statement announcing the upcoming milestone and sharing information about the Florida Concealed Weapon and Firearm License Program. “In 1987, Florida issued its first statewide concealed weapon license after the Florida Legislature established standardized and uniform requirements for the issuance of a concealed weapon license,” said Commissoner Putnam. “Twenty-five years later,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-02-13 (DUmmies Slam Luke Russert for Telling Accidental Truths)

    01/02/2013 9:55:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 2, 2013 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The secret to becoming a successful LOUSY FREEPER TROLL over in DUmmieland is to build up a big post count. And the best way to do that is to post on threads where you more or less agree with the DUmmies. In the case of this THREAD, "Tim Russert's kid really bothers me," I think that even most normal people can agree with that sentiment. Of course, left unsaid, except by one DUmmie, is the fact that Chelsea Clinton is an even WORSE correspondent than Luke Russert. However, before we proceed further you must check out this hilarious VIDEO...
  • Paper hires armed guards after mapping gun permits

    01/02/2013 9:52:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Paper hires armed guards after mapping gun permits A newspaper just north of New York City that published maps on its website showing the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders in its coverage area has reportedly hired armed guards at one of its offices. The Journal News, a Gannett Co. Inc. publication based in White Plains, N.Y., hired the armed security guards days after posting the maps in the wake of last month's deadly rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the Rockland County Times reported. According to police reports obtained by the Times, The Journal News' Rockland editor,...
  • A saint for the year (program generates a personal saint for the year) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/02/2013 9:48:48 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Conversion Diary ^ | January 2, 2013 | JENNIFER FULWILER
    A saint for the year It’s that time of year again! I just used my little Saint’s Name Generator program to have a saint chosen at random to be my patron for the year. So, umm, should I be concerned that this is who I got?St. Michael the Archangel Patron of (among other things): people in danger at sea, ambulance drivers, bankers, dying people, the sick, swordsmiths(What on earth does God have in store for me this year?)Click here if you’d like the generator to choose a saint for you! Note that you have to click twice to get your...
  • Ryan, Ribble join Wis. Dems in supporting fiscal cliff bill (Paul Ryan = RINO Fraudster)

    01/02/2013 9:47:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    WiscPolitics ^ | 1/2/13 | WiscPolitics
    GOP U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan and Reid Ribble joined all three Dems in the state’s House delegation to support legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. Republicans Sean Duffy, Tom Petri and Jim Sensenbrenner voted against the deal, which passed the House 257-167.
  • Seattle radio 770 KTTH drops Glenn Beck.

    01/02/2013 9:42:39 AM PST · by J. Worthington · 17 replies
    Beck's morning show dropped from Seattle's 770 KTTH in favor of David Boze's local show.