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  • GOP Activist Group Spokesperson Cites ‘Senior Sources’ Boehner Will Resign Speakership Tonight

    01/02/2013 4:18:54 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4:37 pm, January 2nd, 2013 | by Noah Rothman
    Ron Meyer Jr., spokesperson for the activist group American Majority Action, Appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir where he said that he is hearing rumors form reliable sources that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will resign the speakership tonight. “We need a new Speaker,” Meyer said. “There are serious rumors that at the conference tonight, at 5 o’clock, John Boehner will announce to the conference that he is resigning as Speaker of the House.” Bashir said he found that hard to believe, to which Meyer replied that he also found it unlikely. Bashir pressed and asked if there was any...
  • 500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans

    01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now. Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012. Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring...
  • France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than 'hate speech'

    01/02/2013 4:09:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02 Jan 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikes Writing in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago excitingly explains how the French minister is going beyond mere prosecution for those who post such tweets and now "wants Twitter to take steps to help prosecute hate speech" by "reform[ing] the whole system by which Twitter operates", including her demand that the company "put in place alerts and...
  • Shaked Slams 'Chauvinistic' Likud Campaign

    01/02/2013 4:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13
    Jewish Home candidate Ayelet Shaked responded on Wednesday night to the Likud party's planned campaign targeting supposed "anti-women" candidates in her party. "The Jewish Home has three women in the first 12 spots on its list, while the Likud has one woman in these spots," she said. "We are the only party in Israel in which women were elected not because of spots reserved for women on the list, but because of their efforts and actions." ..."Thanks to this chauvinistic campaign by [Likud Beytenu adviser] Arthur Finkelstein, we'll also be able to get Gila Finkelstein, who is on the 18th...
  • Royal Mail to release 'Doctor Who' stamps

    01/02/2013 4:07:43 PM PST · by mikrofon · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 2 2013 06:16 PM ET | Josh Stillman
    Sure, bow ties are cool, but stamps are even cooler. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Britain’s Royal Mail is releasing a series of stamps featuring the 11 actors who have held the title role, the British postal service announced Wednesday. Everyone from William Hartnell, who first portrayed the Doctor from 1963-66, to Matt Smith, the current star, will be included. And don’t forget about those pesky foes: Daleks, Oods, Weeping Angels, and a Cyberman will all get their due on a miniature sheet with Second Class stamps, along with a stamp featuring the Doctor’s time travel machine,...
  • Gun confiscation: How will it start?

    01/02/2013 4:03:29 PM PST · by rustyboots · 131 replies
    With all the recent talk about gun control, the high level of ammo/firearm purchasing and the just demonstrated lack of GOP gonads on fiscal matters, I started to wonder just how fast they would roll over for DiFi? But I guess the real question would be; If Difi got her wish on her new bill, how would they start if millions resisted? Would the government realize that there wasn't going to be a cheerful obedience to the new law and just let millions get away with this resistance? If there decided to go after gun owners who refused to register,...
  • Ahmadinejad In Suicidal Anti-Corruption Drive Against Khamenei’s Establishment

    01/02/2013 4:01:45 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 2, 2013, 9:35 PM
    In the unexpected role of social crusader, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech at Kermanshah Wednesday, Jan. 2, “The country’s economy should not be controlled by 3,000 or 10,000 people.” Seventy-six million Iranians still don’t benefit from the country’s oil revenues – “only an elite minority,” he said. Predictably, Iranian sources report, the Iranian president’s relations and friends are rushing for the exits: they are selling property and packing their bags ready to quit the country, worried about his fate and their own, as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his powerful machine prepared to hit back. Ahmadinejad...
  • Likud to Target Jewish Home 'Extremists' in Latest Campaign

    01/02/2013 3:59:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13 | Elad Benari
    In its latest campaign against Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home), the Likud is planning to attack the candidates on its list which are considered to be more "extreme". Israeli mainstream media has been criticizing the Jewish Home for supposedly "hiding" some of its candidates and refusing to allow them to be interviewed, while giving other candidates who "sound better" on television much more airtime. Now, the Likud is planning to use this criticism and point out the "hidden" candidates to the public. These are mostly candidates from the Tekuma party's list, headed by Uri Ariel, which merged with the Jewish Home...
  • YouTube video of teens bragging about raping a girl: Graphic language

    01/02/2013 3:52:04 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 37 replies
    For those following the Steubenville rape case, here is the video that Anonymous recovered and then reposted on YouTube. It is disgusting. There is no graphic footage but the language is filthy. If you don't know about this case I'll provide links in the comments section. This video will make your blood boil. All but two (the only two arrested and charged with anything) are still in school and participating in sports.
  • If only Romney were President...(Vanity - Heard this Lame Accusation Too Many Times)

    01/02/2013 3:45:06 PM PST · by ziravan · 24 replies
    1/2/13 | Me
    I'm getting tired of the "See, and you guys didn't like Romney, so this is what you get" garbage floating around lately. Assume a Romney Administration with the so-called 'fiscal cliff' debate extended into his watch, and this is what you've got: WH: Republican. Congress: Republican. Senate: Democrat or barely Republican and not able to sustain a filibuster. Here is President Romney at his press conference announcing a deal on the 'fiscal cliff', "As you know, Senate Democrat leaders have been intransigent on a budget deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. In order to protect as many people as...
  • NEXT 9/11: IRAN’S DEATH SQUAD IS HERE

    01/02/2013 3:44:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source. The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war. Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S. The source is risking...
  • IDF and Syrian Rebel Officers Meet Clandestinely In Jordan

    01/02/2013 3:42:45 PM PST · by drewh · 2 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 1, 2013, 11:10 PM
    Israeli officials have been holding talks in Jordan with Syrian opposition officials “in advance of a possible Israeli-U.S. operation in Syria to protect the Golan Heights,” Western intelligence sources reported Tuesday, Jan. 1. There was no further information about this operation or how rebel commanders were involved in military plans “to protect the Golan Heights.” Altogether, the goings-on on the Israeli and Jordanian borders with Syria are in deep hush. But European intelligence sources, some of them French and Russian, reveal nightly clashes taking place between US, Jordanian, Israeli special forces and Syrian rebels, on the one hand, and Syrian...
  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital, then returns

    01/02/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2013 | Joshua Lott and Daniel Trotta
    Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly left New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday, only to return about 15 minutes later, the New York Daily News reported. The State Department declined to comment on where Clinton may have gone or the status of her hospital stay. She was admitted for treatment of a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. Reporters witnessed Clinton leaving the hospital with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide. They drove away with a security detail and a man wearing a white coat and a stethoscope. She returned...
  • Do Asian Americans count as "diverse"?

    01/02/2013 3:37:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer Blog ^ | 01/02/2013 | Matt Katz
    New Jersey Democrats have long argued that they would approve only "diverse" nominees to the state Supreme Court. But now, as liberal opposition builds against Gov. Christie's most recent picks, the definition of diverse appears to be changing. One of the two nominees, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman, was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and would be the first Asian American on the high court. Yet the Legislature's black caucus, the state Latino Action Network, and a broad coalition of more than 50 groups, including teachers' unions and Planned Parenthood, are opposing Bauman and the other...
  • URGENT: Congressional Republicans to double-cross gun owners? (VCDL Alert)

    01/02/2013 3:31:34 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 25 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | 1-3-13 | Philip Van Cleave
    Many of you may remember Richmond talk show host, Doc Thompson. He currently has a radio show in Michigan. Much like me, he gets some "inside" information from time-to-time. He has received a communication between a friend and someone in the Republican Party leadership. That communication is troubling as it says the congressional Republicans are seriously considering selling out gun owners to "seem reasonable." They are considering a magazine ban, changes to background checks, and more. Here is a link to the email with redactions to protect the sources: http://tinyurl.com/a4xf33x URGENT ACTION ITEM We need to contact ALL of our...
  • Identical twins and 'best friends', 19, give birth just two hours apart on New Year's Eve

    01/02/2013 3:30:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2013 | Paul Thompson
    Identical twins sisters have given birth on the same day, just hours apart. Ashlee Nelson,19 and her sister Aimee gave birth within two hours of each other on New Year's Eve. Although the identical the twins are best friends, they rarely did everything together and had not planned to give birth on the same day.
  • Democratic rep on cliff deal: No worries, your unemployment check is in the mail

    01/02/2013 3:30:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 2, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Goodness knows I’ve grappled with exactly how I’ve hoped the fiscal-cliff finagling would finally finish up, but the overriding constant for me has always been the ultimate triviality of the entirely petty discussion — and this just so perfectly, painfully exhibits precisely why. For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the “fiscal cliff” fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents. “When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in...
  • THE AR-15: THE GUN LIBERALS LOVE TO HATE

    01/02/2013 3:29:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 114 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/2/2013 | David Keene
    Politician after politician have joined the television talking heads in calling for a new “assault weapons ban” patterned after the ten-year Clinton ban that was allowed to lapse in 2004 after Justice Department and private studies concluded it had no impact whatsoever on murder and violent crime rates and had become a symbol of wrong-headed governmental attempts to restrict firearms ownership in this country.California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has called for reinstituting the old Clinton ban to outlaw the sale, transfer and possession of such guns in the future while grandfathering those already in the hands of private parties....
  • Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?

    01/02/2013 3:27:54 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Wondering why rail traffic has been somewhat surprisingly consistent despite uncertainty? Concerned at government's tenticular reach into each and every aspect of our lives? This somewhat stunning anecdotal report from OilPrice.com might shed some light: A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times between the 15th of June and the 28th of June 2010; not once did it unload its cargo, yet it still earned millions of dollars... The companies “made several million dollars importing and exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a U.S. green energy program.” Each time the...
  • The "NO" Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 2,2013

    01/02/2013 3:17:38 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 2,2013 | Mark Levin
    Enjoy the sub that is on tonight. Mark Levin will be back tomorrow.
  • Medical Device Excise Tax

    01/02/2013 3:12:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    irs.gov ^ | irs
    On Dec. 5, 2012, the IRS issued final regulations on the new 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that manufacturers and importers will pay on sales of certain medical devices beginning January 1, 2013. In addition, the IRS issued Notice 2012-77, which provides interim guidance regarding the determination of sale price and other issues related to the tax. The IRS developed the final regulations in consultation with technical experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and after carefully reviewing numerous public comments. Generally, under the final regulations, a “taxable medical device”...
  • Delhi women gun for licences; rape triggers big rush to acquire arms

    01/02/2013 3:10:40 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | Dwaipayan Ghosh
    NEW DELHI: The horrific attack on Nirbhaya has led to a spurt in requests for gun licences from women. Since December 18, the day the news of the brutal gang rape appeared in newspapers, the licensing department of Delhi Police has received a total of 274 applications from women. In addition, it has also been flooded with hundreds of queries on how to obtain a licence. "We have received over 1,200 calls since that day. These include not only the average working woman, but even students who travel long distances to colleges and even their concerned parents. They were eager...
  • Hillary Clinton Timeline Investigation

    01/02/2013 3:09:11 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    Seriously? I've never seen so much disinformation, rumors and stonewalling. I guess it's what we should expect from the Clintons. Let's go over this report by report to see if we can't figure it out. Hillary was supposed to testify on Benghazi sometime during the week of December 17th. 4 to 5 days before that she comes down with a stomach flu. December 10: CLINTON CANCELS TRIP TO MOROCCO BECAUSE OF STOMACH FLU WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her trip to Morocco this week for a meeting on the future of Syria's...
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • ROUBINI: America Has Yet To Wake Up To The Full Extent Of Its Fiscal Nightmare

    01/02/2013 3:07:47 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-2-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    ROUBINI: America Has Yet To Wake Up To The Full Extent Of Its Fiscal Nightmare Mamta BadkarJanuary 2, 2013Last night the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass the fiscal cliff bill. Many have pointed out that president Obama has come out the winner, while the Republicans who signed Grover Norquist's no-tax- increase pledge have been the biggest losers. But in a new op-ed for The Financial Times, Nouriel Roubini writes that the U.S. has been let down by its leaders and that they "dysfunctional nature" of the country's political system means another crisis isn't far off. He also says...
  • The Mega Scandal Everyone Has Forgotten - Fannie, Freddie, and Congress get off scot-free.

    01/02/2013 3:07:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2012 | John Fund
    Angelo Mozilo In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi used an old Jedi mind trick on Stormtroopers to deflect them from their real quarry: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” It worked.It looks as if another mind trick, well known in the Congress — delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion our...
  • 'Toddlers Could Go Diaper-Free at 3 Months'

    01/02/2013 3:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | 2 Jan 13
    Swedish toddlers could be protected from urinary tract infections if their parents took a leaf out of Vietnam's potty training book and cut short the use of nappies, a Swedish research study infers. Professor Anna-Lena Hellström at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg has previously studied the link between diapers and UTIs, more specifically how children who cannot completely empty their bladder run a higher risk of infection. She has now turned her attention to potty training in Vietnam where toddlers as young as three months go diaper-free. "Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine you could start that young,"...
  • Tracy Browning - Jailed After Repeatedly Trying To Purchase iPads With Food Stamp Card...

    01/02/2013 2:44:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Weekly Vice ^ | December 26, 2012 | Danny Vice
    Louisville, Kentucky - Tracy Browning, a 38-year-old Louisville woman, was jailed after she allegedly tried to purchase several iPads with a food stamp card, then fled to another location where she tried to make the same transaction. According to Louisville police, Browning went to the Valley Station Walmart and tried to purchase two iPads with an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the transaction was denied, she assaulted a store clerk, pushed another employee to the ground and fled from the store with the merchandise. Investigators say Browning went to another Walmart in the area a short time later and again...
  • Man Who Died at Point Reyes Was Trying to Save Dog

    01/02/2013 2:42:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013
    Victim was a 59 year old from RichmondThe Sonoma County coroner's office has identified a man who was swept out to sea from a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore on New Year's Day as 59-year-old Charles Francis Quaid, of Richmond (pictured below). A crew from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Bodega Bay recovered Quaid's body with a 47-foot lifeboat around 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. National Park Service ranger John Golda said Quaid and a woman, whom the coroner's office identified as Quaid's wife, were walking a dog along the north end of...
  • There's No Avoiding Google+

    01/02/2013 2:39:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2013 | AMIR EFRATI
    Google Inc. GOOG +2.24% is gaining ground against Facebook Inc. FB +5.18% thanks to a controversial tactic: requiring people to use the Google+ social network. Google over the past year has boosted the Google+ operation by integrating it with the company's top-tier properties, including its Web search engine, Gmail, YouTube, business listings and the Android mobile-operating system. People using Google to search for photos or customer reviews of a restaurant, for example, automatically are steered to the restaurant's Google+ page. In the fall, Google began requiring people who want to post their reviews of restaurants or other businesses to use...
  • A Benedict XVI Epiphany

    01/02/2013 2:39:17 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | January 2, 2013 | George Weigel
    The solemnity of the Epiphany typically gets short shrift in Latin-rite Catholicism, for while Eastern Christianity lifts up the Epiphany as the apex of the Christmas season, Epiphany in the Western Church tends to get overwhelmed by the tsunami of Christmas, both liturgically and (especially) culturally. When the Epiphany fell in the middle of the week and was a holy day of obligation, its importance as the commemoration of the “manifestation” of the Messiah was underscored; transferred to a Sunday, it tends to become one Sunday among others. The pre-1970 liturgical calendar recognized the significance of the Epiphany by designating...
  • Police: Drunken Father Left Baby With Daytona Beach Liquor Store Clerk

    01/02/2013 2:37:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WFTV ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
    A baby is safe after police said he was left behind at a Daytona Beach liquor store by his father. Detectives said 26-year-old Kenneth Rowe was drunk when he allegedly stumbled into Sharks Liquor Store near International Speedway on Sunday night and asked the clerk to watch the 11-month-old baby. The clerk said the baby had a rash on the side of his face and was hungry. Rowe is facing child neglect charges, and the baby is with the Department of Children and Families.
  • Boehner tells GOP he’s through with one-on-one Obama talks

    01/02/2013 2:25:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama. During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit. Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference. In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say...
  • Now that the Bread and Circuses are over...

    01/02/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 32 replies
    Vanity | butterdezillion
    Now that the R's have caved and Obama is in full-gloat mode, let's move on to the Achilles' heel scary enough to Obama that his people have made threats to keep it quiet: football. Or, a football analogy, I should say. Currently there’s a call on the field more important than any call in any BCS game, and the stakes could not be higher: Hawaii has confirmed that Obama's long-form image is a forgery and the record they have is not legally valid; the registrar cannot verify Obama's date of birth, city and island of birth, or parents' names -...
  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Punishes Work, Rewards Unemployment

    01/02/2013 2:17:45 PM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/13 | j pollack
    The "fiscal cliff" deal approved by the Senate in a 89-8 vote early this morning, and which is under consideration by the House of Representatives today, punishes work and rewards unemployment. The deal fails to renew a payroll tax holiday that had been in effect for two years, with the result that working families could see their tax bill rise by up to $2,000. Meanwhile, the deal extends unemployment benefits for a full year--and as economist Robert Barro has demonstrated, longer benefits lead to higher unemployment. Effectively, Washington has decided to create new penalties for work, and new incentives for...
  • Video: What May Be The Nastiest, Helmet-Popping, Game-Changing Tackle Ever (And Justice was served)

    01/02/2013 2:11:02 PM PST · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/13
    South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney nasty hit against Michigan in the Outback Bowl.
  • Lost Bicycle Swallowed by Wash. Tree

    01/02/2013 2:09:29 PM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | Kevin Dolak
    A young boy's lost bicycle has led to a unique piece of natural roadside art on Washington state's Vashon Island, over 50 years later. [...] "We were given a girl's bike and my 8-year-old son Don seemed the natural one to ride it." But Don was none-too-pleased to be cruising the island, which is nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, on a girl's bike. One day he told his mother that he had lost the bike, and given that it was built for a girl, they decided to let it go...
  • Cancel your Journal News subscriptions, urges N.Y. senator

    01/02/2013 2:07:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/2/13 | Erik Wemple
    In a just-concluded interview on the Fox News program “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, New York Sen. Greg Ball called upon citizens to “cancel their subscriptions” to the Journal News, the outlet that has controversially printed the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.
  • Schoolgirl's mother facing Ł30,000 clean-up after 15th birthday got out of control...

    01/02/2013 2:02:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11 December 2012 | sam webb
    The mother of the teenage girl whose home was trashed after 800 people turned up to the birthday party she advertised on Facebook could be prosecuted, police said today. Essex Police said they were considering bringing charges against former councillor Esther Hine for breaching the peace and for allowing underage drinking in her home. Mrs Hine's semi-detached house was trashed after her daughter Sarah, 14, advertised her birthday party on Facebook and it was gatecrashed by hundreds of strangers who ripped doors off hinges, jumped through the loft floor, and scrawled on walls. The trail of destruction began when what...
  • Michigan Supremes: $3.75Billion of Chase / WAMU mortgages VOIDABLE

    01/02/2013 2:01:13 PM PST · by Neidermeyer · 57 replies
    Michigan Supremem Court Syllabus ^ | 12/21/2012 | Robert P. Young Jr.
    KIM v JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA ..... The Court of Appeals, DONOFRIO, P.J., and STEPHENS and RONAYNE KRAUSE, JJ., reversed, concluding that because defendant was not the original mortgagee and had acquired the loan by assignment rather than by operation of law, defendant was obligated under MCL 600.3204(3) to record the assignment of plaintiffs’ mortgage to it before foreclosing by advertisement. The Court of Appeals determined that defendant’s failure to record the assignment rendered the sheriff’s sale void ab initio. 295 Mich App 200 (2012). The Supreme Court granted defendant’s application for leave to appeal. 491 Mich 915 (2012). In...
  • Journal News Editors/Writes don't like it when the tables are turned!! (vanity)

    01/02/2013 1:56:14 PM PST · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    Me
    I've always thought conservatives and Republicans in general don't play the left's game or play it enough- so today i put my words into action. Considering my own personal privacy was violated by the Journal News (i am one of the addresses on their interactive map) i decided to turn the tables on them- and they were not to happy...
  • (ObamaNation) Police: Woman Tried to Buy iPads with Food Stamp Card

    01/02/2013 1:53:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    RTV 6 (ABC) ^ | 12/20/2012 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    Police: Woman tried to buy iPads with food stamp card • Tracy Browning taken into custody LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police say a Kentucky woman was arrested after she tried to buy iPads with her food stamp card. Tracy Browning, of Louisville, KY, attempted to buy two iPads at Walmart with her Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the card was declined, police said Browning grabbed the items, ran from the store and assaulted a store clerk on her way out of the store.
  • The Hollow Shell of a Republic

    01/02/2013 1:51:42 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    A mere half of the electorate understands that Obama despises the reps of the people, the lawgivers, the Congress of the United States. From his infamous, "If Congress doesn't act, I will," to yesterday when he cautioned Congress not to make a future fuss over raising the debt limit, Obama regards Congress as nothing more than a legitimizing rubber stamp . . . to give the facade of law to his diktats. Obama is drunk with power, and not only wants more of it, he wants it all. Absent opposition, which disappeared yesterday evening, he is set to get what...
  • Rep. Davis: '…an unemployment check is in the mail'

    01/02/2013 1:51:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2013, 11:27AM | Stephen Dinan -
    For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the "fiscal cliff" fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents. "When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in the mail," he said. Mr. Davis said he'd come to the floor Tuesday after speaking with two constituents who'd called his office begging him to vote against the cliff deal, which extended tax cuts for most Americans, allowed rates to rise for the...
  • Report: Group of 20 Republican congressman to block Boehner’s election as Speaker tomorrow?

    01/02/2013 1:50:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    There's just one hitch. It's a terrible, thankless job and no one else wants it. American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer told Breitbart News late Tuesday that enough House Republicans have banded together in an effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his position -- they just need a leader to take up the mantle.“At least 20 House Republican members have gotten together, discussed this and want to unseat Speaker Boehner --- and are willing to do what it takes to do it,” Meyer said. “That’s more than enough to get the job done, but the one problem these...
  • Glenn Beck’s New Year’s Resolution: No One On My Show Can Mention ‘That Man’ Obama Anymore

    01/02/2013 1:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/2/13 | Andrew Kirell
    We’ll see how long this pledge lasts. As part of his New Year’s resolutions, conservative talk host Glenn Beck returned from the holidays with a new policy: no one can mention President Obama anymore on his show. “Anybody who brings him up, besides me, is fired,” Beck said of the new policy. Astonished by the severity, co-host Stu Burguiere asked if staffers could get by with just mentioning that “the president said,” to which Beck said it would be evaluated on a “case-by-case basis.” Instead choosing to refer to the president as “that man” or “that guy,” Beck explained the...
  • Explosion Near Iran’s Isfahan Nuclear Plant Reported

    01/02/2013 1:46:06 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    http://www.algemeiner.com ^ | 02-Jan 13 | Staff
    Guardian – Conflicting reports have emerged from Iran over an explosion heard in the central city of Isfahan, close to the country’s sensitive nuclear facilities. Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency quoted a judiciary official in Isfahan, saying that an explosion had been heard. “We heard a sound similar to that of an explosion but we have received no reports about its causes and the consequences so far,” said Gholamreza Ansari, in quotes carried by Isna. He said the explosion did not appear to be of any significance.
  • Security sources: Settlers attack Palestinian village Jalud

    01/02/2013 1:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Tova Lazaroff
    Some 20 settlers entered the Palestinian village of Jalud near the Esh Kodesh outpost on Wednesday night, threw stones at windows and attacked a child, according to security sources. The child was lightly injured and taken to the hospital. Incidents such as this, a security source said, are viewed very seriously. They undermine safety in the area, and divert the IDF and Border Police’s attention, a source said. The source noted that the IDF was still investigating the incident, which stemmed from a land dispute between the Esh Kodesh outpost and nearby Palestinian villages, including Jalud.
  • Browns eye Oregon coach Kelly

    01/02/2013 1:37:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    fox ^ | Jan 2, 2013 2:26 PM ET
    According to several reports, Cleveland's CEO Joe Banner is in Arizona and intends to interview Kelly, who is preparing the Ducks to play in Thursday's Fiesta Bowl. Kelly has been courted by NFL teams in the past and came close to taking Tampa Bay's job last year. Kelly has deflected questions about a possible jump to the pros, saying he's focused on finishing his fourth season at Oregon. Kelly's fast-paced offensive system is intriguing to the Browns, who fired Pat Shurmur earlier this week. New England coach Bill Belichick consulted Kelly this summer and has incorporated aspects of Oregon's up-tempo...
  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide

    01/02/2013 1:35:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-2-2012
    Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide NEW YORK | Wed Jan 2, 2013 4:15pm EST Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was driven away from New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide, a Reuters photographer witnessed. The four of them left the building and entered the same vehicle, which drove away. It was unclear where she was going or whether she was discharged from the hospital...