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  • Objet's Largest 3D Printer Doesn't Lose Precision

    01/03/2013 9:48:23 AM PST · by null and void · 27 replies
    Design News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Cabe Atwell
    The Objet1000 is Objet Ltd.'s largest printer to date and features a 1,000mm x 800mm x 500mm build envelope along with the company's renowned Connex multi-material capability. This printer, which was displayed at Euromold 2012, is big and means business; it's not your average hobbyist printer that you would find in your neighbor's garage. Measuring about the size of a compact car, the Objet1000 was designed to be used within industries such as automotive, defense, medical, or any other sector that may benefit from large, industrial size, 1:1 precise prototypes. It uses the effective and efficient technology previously used by...
  • Nice Moment: Sen. Mark Kirk Returns To Capitol One Year After Stroke

    01/03/2013 9:42:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | January 03, 2013 | Mark Memmott
    Before lawmakers get back to the business of arguing about taxes, deficits and other issues as they open a new session of Congress today, there was just a nice moment outside the Capitol. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who suffered a stroke last Jan. 21, came to the Capitol for the first time since then. And as C-SPAN cameras watched, he made a very public return — slowly walking up the steps of the Capitol with assistance from Vice President Biden and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. Kirk, 53, was cheered on by other members of Congress, including his Democratic colleague...
  • EPA head resigns to protest Obama’s support of Keystone XL?

    01/03/2013 9:40:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    rt.com ^ | 02 January, 2013, 22:46
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.(Reuters / Jonathan Ernst) The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency announced she will step down from that role in the coming weeks, but a new report suggests her resignation may in fact be motivated by a 180 to be expected from President Obama. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson tells reporters that her decision to walk away as the top environmental regulator in the country after nearly four years comes at a time when she is “ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family, and new opportunities to make...
  • Hastert says violation of namesake rule threatens GOP's ability to lead

    01/03/2013 9:40:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Hastert says violation of namesake rule threatens GOP's ability to lead By Justin Sink - 01/03/13 11:48 AM ET Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said Thursday that current Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to pass the "fiscal cliff" compromise bill without a majority Republican support threatened the party's "ability to lead" on future votes. Under the so-called "Hastert Rule," Republican Speakers of the House customarily do not allow a vote on the House floor unless a majority of the GOP majority supports a bill. Tuesday's vote on the fiscal cliff compromise deal passed the House 257-167, but Republicans voted...
  • Barack Obama set to give Egypt 10 fighter jets, 200 tanks

    01/03/2013 9:39:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 58 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/2/12 | Larry Clifton
    With Benghazi still burning in the rear-view mirror of its wobbly foreign policy, the Obama administration is set to ship the Islamic Brotherhood government of Egypt 10 F16 fighter jets and 200 Abrams tanks and charge it to U.S. taxpayers... ...the Islamic Brotherhood is not a U.S. ally. Nevertheless, the Obama administration is prepared to arm them to the teeth with cutting-edge tanks and planes
  • People are truly good at heart? Sadly, no

    01/03/2013 9:39:58 AM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    ELEVEN YEARS AGO, al-Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid tried to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 with a bomb hidden in his shoes. As a result, air travelers to this day must remove their shoes to pass through security at US airports. In 2006, terrorists plotted to destroy as many as 10 planes flying from London to North America using peroxide-based liquid explosives smuggled in their carry-on luggage. So passengers now must limit any liquids they carry through security checkpoints to minuscule containers sealed in clear plastic bags. It is fundamental to the Judeo-Christian outlook that human beings are not naturally...
  • Al Jazeera Buys Al Gore TV: Money For Nothing!!!

    01/03/2013 9:39:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-4-2103 | MOTUS
    Our Al-TV Qatar hero shows us how it’s done: please turn on your traveling music. Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it You play the guitar on the AL-TV (snip)That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Money for nothin' and chicks for free   Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb   (snip)We gotta install some microwave ovens   (snip)See the little faggot with the earring and the make-up Yeah buddy that's his own hair   That little faggot got his own jet airplane...
  • Pelosi: ‘Many Members of the Republican Caucus Don’t Believe in Government’

    01/03/2013 9:38:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Pelosi: ‘Many Members of the Republican Caucus Don’t Believe in Government’ By Penny Starr January 3, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – In an interview on Thursday with National Public Radio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that many Republicans do not “believe in government.” "There are many members in the Republican caucus who do not believe in government,” Pelosi said in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep. “And bless their hearts, they act upon their beliefs. “So day to day, we vote here on issues that eliminate government initiatives for clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety,...
  • Shakes were spiked, cops say (parents drugged by kids)

    01/03/2013 9:37:19 AM PST · by thefactor · 31 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | 1/3/2013 | Ed Fletcher
    Two Placer County teenage girls were arrested for allegedly using drugged milkshakes to knock out the parents of one of the girls so they could log on to the Internet, Rocklin police said. Internet access at the Rocklin home was routinely shut off at 10 p.m., said Lt. Lon Milka, a department spokesman. Milka said that on Friday evening, a 15-year-old girl – who had a 16-year-old friend from Roseville visiting – offered to pick up milkshakes from a local fast-food restaurant for her parents. The parents drank about a quarter of the milkshakes but didn't finish them, saying they...
  • Thinking about school safety

    01/03/2013 9:37:01 AM PST · by pabianice · 3 replies
    The Community Advocate ^ | 12/3/13 | Sherman
    Guns are again the topic of conversation across the nation in the aftermath of the Connecticut school mass shooting. Opinions range from banning all but flint-lock rifles to having the federal government ensure a police office on duty in every school. Unfortunately, neither of these ideas can work. Banning private firearms violates the Constitution, the most recent Supreme Court decisions, and public sentiment. On the other hand, a police officer at each school would be too expensive to afford when our government representatives refuse to cut any spending at all, even if it is to spend two million dollars to...
  • Obama Rejects ‘Ill-Advised’ Conscience Protections for Military Chaplains

    01/03/2013 9:34:13 AM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama issued a statement Wednesday rejecting several provisions of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including a conscience protection for military chaplains that he called “ill-advised”. Section 533 of the NDAA provides legal protections for military chaplains, barring the Defense Department from forcing them to perform services which violate their moral or religious beliefs.
  • (Vanity) Flipping channels between C-Span waiting for the Republicans to keep Boehner as Speaker

    01/03/2013 9:31:18 AM PST · by jakerobins · 70 replies
    John Boehner looks too calm and resolved. The other Republicans don't appear to be coming together trying to get a group to vote against "Cry baby" Boehner. I think the Fix is in folks we are about to be "Lead" by the Doormat until he can hand the gavel over to Pelosi......
  • Why the Tea Party Lives On

    01/03/2013 9:26:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 3, 2013 | Michael Hirsh
    Crazies. Cliff divers. Nihilists. Nutjobs. Those are just a few of the descriptions being applied to the 151 House Republicans who broke with Speaker John Boehner—they included his own supposed wing men, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Whip Kevin McCarthy—to vote against the fiscal cliff deal Tuesday night. In truth, what the fine print of the bill demonstrates is that the Republicans who refused to vote for the fiscal compromise had every right to be disgusted by it—that is, if you expect legislators to hold true at all to the beliefs that inspired them to run for office in...
  • Illinois Senate Committee Bans Semiautomatic Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Clips

    01/03/2013 9:24:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-3-2013 | Jim Hoft
    An Illinois Senate Committee banned semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. KMOV reported An Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. One measure would ban the sale of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. People who currently own such weapons could keep them, but would have to register them. The second proposal would limit ammunition magazines to 10 or fewer rounds. Sen. Dan Kotowski, the bill’s sponsor, says he wants to concentrate on the high-capacity magazines because they make assault weapons more lethal. Democrats are pushing the gun restrictions in...
  • Grand Jury threatens to expose police/mayoral cover-up of manslaughter in Chicago

    01/03/2013 9:20:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/3/12 | Doug Book
    In March, Coach is Right published a story of official cover-up and falsification of witness testimony involved in the 2004 death of David Koschman at the hands of Richard Vanecko, nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. After 8 years, that story has finally come to a head. In the early morning hours of April 25th 2004, Koschman and three friends bumped into someone from a group which had been visiting the bars in downtown Chicago. A moment later, a member of that party struck Koschman, driving his head into the street causing brain damage from which the young man...
  • GOP Congressman: Boehner Will Lead Republicans to 2014 Loss

    01/03/2013 9:20:01 AM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | REP. JEFF LANDRY (R-LA)
    It’s an embarrassing time to be a Republican Congressman—albeit an outgoing Congressman.  As negotiators, we utterly failed to meet our two objectives: to reduce spending and prevent tax increases. President Obama demanded tax increases with small spending cuts, and that’s exactly what passed. Thanks to the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the House passed a bill which raises taxes by $620 billion while cutting spending by a mere $15 billion over 10 years. Usually, a compromise is an even trade (one-for-one). In this trade, House and Senate Republicans traded $41 dollars in tax hikes for every $1 dollar in spending...
  • Perils Of The Entitlement State And Our Decadent Democracy

    01/03/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by jimt · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/2/12 | George F. Will
    Connoisseurs of democratic decadence can savor a variety of contemporary dystopias. Because familiarity breeds banality, Greece has become a boring horror. Japan, however, in its second generation of stagnation, is fascinating. Once, Japan bestrode the world, jauntily buying Rockefeller Center and Pebble Beach. Now Japanese buy more adult diapers than those for infants. America has its lowest birth rate since at least 1920 — family formation and workforce participation (which last year hit a 30-year low) have declined in tandem. But it has an energy surplus, the government-produced overhang of housing inventory is shrinking and the average age of Americans'...
  • Al Gore Sells Al TV to Al Jazeera Because They Have The Same Goal!!!

    01/03/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Well how about that little Goreacle? When he made a gazillion dollars by creating the Church of Global Warming and setting up a convenient donation program by selling carbon credits (which were created, quite literally, out of thin air), we thought it was a fluke.(snip) We may have been wrong. By selling his nascent Current TV network to Al-Jazeera he has clearly moved into mogul deal-making status.   Q: is Al Gore now wealthy enough to officially be maligned as part of the hated 1% A: Of course not, he’s a well-intentioned liberal. (snip)It’s not that there weren’t other suitors who...
  • Update: Six Strikes Program Delayed Until 2013

    01/03/2013 9:10:57 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 3 replies
    EyeOnIP ^ | December 12, 2012 | Sheldon Mak & Anderson
    The rollout of the Copyright Alert System will be delayed until early 2013, according to the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). The system, also referred to as the “Six Strikes” program, is intended to deter copyright infringement committed through illegal file sharing. CCI indicates that the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is largely to blame for the delays. "Due to unexpected factors largely stemming from Hurricane Sandy which have seriously affected our final testing schedules, CCI anticipates that the participating ISPs will begin sending alerts under the Copyright Alert System in the early part of 2013, rather than by the...
  • Holder Brags About Burning 3,000 Bankers At the Stake

    01/03/2013 9:07:52 AM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    IBD ^ | January 2, 2013 | Paul Speery
    In an end-of-year press release — posted under the banner headline "Accomplishments Under the Leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder" — the Justice Department boasts of charging "nearly 3,000" bankers with lending discrimination and fraud. [snip] But none of the race-bias cases highlighted by the administration was litigated in court. Evidence was never presented or tested, nor guilt ever proven. What's more, no incident of discrimination was ever specified, and no individual complainants or victims of discrimination were ever identified. All the major defendants — Bank of America, Wells Fargo and SunTrust Mortgage — settled while strongly denying Holder's allegations...
  • We’ve Always Had Access To Military Firearms

    01/03/2013 9:02:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Captains Journal ^ | 1/2/13 | Herschel Smith
    From a NYT Editorial: Bushmasters are by no means the only assault weapons of choice among mass killers (the Aurora shooter used a Smith & Wesson), but the brand’s repeated presence in murderous incidents reflects Bushmaster’s enormous popularity in the gun world, the result of a successful marketing campaign aimed at putting military firepower and machismo in the hands of civilians. Gun owners once talked about the need for personal protection and sport hunting, but out-of-control ad campaigns like Bushmaster’s have replaced revolvers and shotguns with highly lethal paramilitary fantasies. The guns, some of which come in camouflage and desert...
  • Gannett requested to investigate ethics of anti-gun personnel

    01/03/2013 8:57:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/2/13 | David codrea
    A request to investigate violations is being filed this morning with the Chief Ethics Officer of Gannet, the media giant that owns The Journal News, which published gun permit holders' names and addresses, and the Des Moines Register, which published Donald Kaul's call for gun owners to be killed. Gannett's Ethics Policy is unequivocally stated: “To affect change for the good in the communities we serve, to make life better for the people who trust us to know them and do right by them.” "Every day, all of us at Gannett are given the rare and sacred opportunity to affect...
  • Happy New Year! Mortgage Applications Fall 10.4%, Jobless Claims Rise 372k

    01/03/2013 8:56:38 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/03/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) applications for a mortgage fell 10.4% from the previous week. On a seasonally adjusted basis (SA), purchase applications fell 10.51%. It remains in the “red zone” since 2010. Refinancing applications fell 10.39%. Let’s see if the new year shows a further slowdown in refinancings. On a non seasonally adjusted basis (NSA), purchase applications fell 45.99%. Refinancing applications fell 46.23%. The plunge in applications is the annual Holiday seasonal where mortgage applications fall. Mortgage rates continue to remain low, but are slowly rising (as Treasury yields begin rising as well). Taxes just went up...
  • EPA under investigation for skirting email transparency

    01/03/2013 8:56:19 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 17, 2012 | by Anthony Watts
    From the Washington Times: A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency’s own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.The science committee has asked Ms. Jackson to turn over all information related to an email account under the name of “Richard Windsor,” which is one of the aliases identified by a researcher looking into the EPA.The committee has also asked the White House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter...
  • Gore Pockets Estimated $100M on TV Sale to Oil-Backed Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 8:48:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/2/13 | Carter Eltzroth
    Al Gore’s Current TV confirmed Wednesday evening that it has been sold to Al Jazeera for an estimated $400 to $500 million, with the former vice president set to pocket up to $100 million from the sale. In an email sent to Current TV’s staff, co-founder and former chief executive officer Joel Hyatt describes the selling process he and co-founder Al Gore went through in considering sale to Al Jazeera, acknowledging Current TV was a failed model. Hyatt points to the Al Jazeera’s many accomplishments, including its global reach and for being the “only news network” that Obama-supporter Colin Powell...
  • Surviving War, Falling to Suicide

    01/03/2013 8:46:10 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 01/01/13 | Kelley Vlahos
    Suffering an IED blast on the battlefield is most certainly a traumatic event, especially when accompanied by witnessing the death or injury of other service members or civilians. Untangling the physical from the mental damage is never easy. But doctors and veterans’ advocates feel that they are running out of time, given the skyrocketing rates of suicide among active-duty soldiers and veterans. According to the most recent statistics, Army and Navy suicides are at a record high: 2012 was the worst year for self-inflicted deaths since the military began tracking them in 2001. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last summer...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NECESSARY FAITH, 01-03-13

    01/03/2013 8:44:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-03-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NECESSARY FAITH The irreducible minimum that everyone must believe as a condition for salvation. Also called the "necessity of means" to be saved, it applies to those who have reached the age of reason. It certainly includes belief that God exists and that he rewards the good and punishes the wicked: "It is impossible to please God without faith, since anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who try to find Him" (Vulgate: "who seek Him") (Hebrews 11:6). Probably one must also know and believe, at least implicitly, in the...
  • Iowa secretary of state pushes ahead with noncitizen voting rule

    01/03/2013 8:37:59 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 34 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 1.3.13 | Staff
    Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is moving forward to establish procedures for removing voters from registration rolls if they can't prove citizenship, with a public hearing scheduled for today that is expected to draw critics who want to stop the change. “Schultz's proposed voter-suppression rules will unfairly target Latino immigrants, intimidate voters from exercising their rights and could result in voters' being purged from the rolls without cause,” said Ana Belen Mancebo, a member of the government watchdog group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.
  • Schmuck Republicans: Chris Christie and Peter King

    01/03/2013 8:33:23 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 23 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 1/3/13 | EricTheRed
    Am I the only one who notices just how smoothly and effortlessly the Democrat Party plays the American people and establishment Republican leadership?Basic timeline:Last week of October: Hurricane Sandy visited destruction upon the East Coast, most severely New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.First week of November: With the presidential election just days away, Obama lands in New Jersey to get bear hugged by Gov'r Chris Christie in order to give off a semblance of "bi-partisanship," and to secure extra votes from stupid Americans who actually thinks Obama caaaares about them. (Indeed it worked: Exit polls showed many still-undecided voters ended up pulling...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 3,2012

    01/03/2013 8:16:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 74 replies
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  • Britain: Home of the Progenitor of Parliaments?

    01/03/2013 8:12:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Robert Morrison
    The United Kingdom has long been proud to host the Mother of Parliaments. Now, if Prime Minister David Cameron has his way, Britain will be home to the Progenitor of Parliaments. Britain’s Conservatives – the Tories – are deeply divided by the precipitous actions of their young, hip Prime Minister. Mr. Cameron wants to ram through Parliament a measure to end marriage in Britain. He won’t, of course, claim to be ending marriage. But this will nonetheless be the effect of his rule. But Cameron is facing a revolt. A big one. Anne Widdicombe spoke for thousands of Britons when...
  • This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

    01/03/2013 8:06:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Maggie Gallager
    A few days ago, going through some memorabilia of my mother's, I found the original promotional material for this syndicated column, launched in 1993. I was billed as "A New Conservative Voice for Young Women!" More than 17 years ago, I set out to explain how a Yale-educated young woman from a secular Oregon family could become a social conservative: Every life is precious. It is better to care for your children than to kill them. Divorce hurts children; it also breaks apart life's most precious commitment -- a family. Men and women are different. A society that pretends otherwise...
  • Elector Challenge Against Obama - Jan. 3, 2013, 2 p.m. PDT

    01/03/2013 8:04:31 AM PST · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 33 replies
    Defend Our Freedoms Foundation | 1/2/2013 | Orly Taitz
    This order was issued at 5:17pm [1/2/2013] by Judge England, confirming that each side gets 20 minutes at tomorrow’s [1/3/2013] hearing per local rules
  • Karl Barth’s “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know….” Answer: Can Anyone Verify It?

    01/03/2013 8:02:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Patheos ^ | 01/03/2013 | Roger E. Olson
    Most Christians have heard it as a sermon illustration. I’ve heard and read many variations of the story. According to the story, Karl Barth was fielding questions from the audience after a lecture in Rockefeller Chapel on the campus of the University Chicago in 1962. A student stood and asked him if he could summarize his life’s work in theology in one sentence. According to the story a gasp went up from the audience–responding to the student’s perceived audaciousness. Also, according to the story, Barth didn’t skip a beat. He said (paraphrasing) “Yes. In the words of a song I...
  • So What's Next, Mr. President?

    01/03/2013 7:53:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | David Harsanyi
    The worst part of the fiscal cliff deal isn't the specifics -- though they do stink. It's being reminded again how utterly detached Washington is from reality. The question, now that we've finally hiked taxes on the rich (and doesn't everyone feel better knowing that life is that much fairer?), is: How are we going to continue paying for the government we've been promised? As it turns out, raising tax rates on the "wealthy," the most pressing issue of the Obama Age, amounts to a mere $62 billion of new revenue. To put it in perspective, the deficit spending this...
  • Patriotic Group (DAR) Told to Stop Praying in Jesus’ Name

    01/03/2013 7:52:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    radio.foxnews.com ^ | 1-3-2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Daughters of the American Revolution, one of the nation’s oldest patriotic organizations, has erased any mention of Jesus Christ in their official book, removed prayers and poems that reference Christian imagery, and directed members to refrain from praying in the name of Christ, an outraged group of members alleged. The dispute has been brewing for more than a year when DAR members learned that the newly revised Ritual and Missal books – the primary guide for chaplains – were altered. They noticed that the name of Jesus Christ had been omitted. The DAR president general did not return calls...
  • If I Were The Speaker Of The House

    01/03/2013 7:46:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    boortz.com ^ | Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    And as we get into this, let’s remember that if frogs had wings they wouldn’t bump their ass every time they jumped. Got it? OK ….. We learned yesterday from Jamie Dupree that there is no Constitutional requirement for the Speaker of the House to actually be a member! In other words, the Republicans could make Jessica Simpson the Speaker today if they wished to .. and frankly she would probably do a better job than the weak-kneed man we have in there right now, and attendance at her press conferences would certainly go up. But Jessica is pregnant and...
  • Once More Unto the Cliff, Dear Friends

    01/03/2013 7:40:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December, 3, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    It tells you something about the news media that before the House vote Tuesday, talking heads were warning Americans that unless the GOP House voted for a bill to stall our going over the fiscal cliff, taxes would go up on 98 percent of Americans. President Barack Obama's big talking point matched the cable news narrative. Breaking news: Republicans were ready to raise taxes on the middle class to shield top earners from a tax increase. Now that the cliffhanger deal is done, the old narrative has prompted many reports to bury the new lead: This package, which raises income...
  • Dumber and Dumber

    01/03/2013 7:39:33 AM PST · by pfflier · 15 replies
    Good Morning America ABC News ^ | Jan 3, 2013 | Colleen Curry
    Quaid's wife and dog were not injured. The Coast Guard would not comment on the identity of those involved in the incident, and Martinelli referred the matter to the Fire Department spokesman, who did not return a call from ABC News.
  • Eleventh Hour: Speaker Boehner Moves to the Right(Will "Weepy" "Survive"?)

    01/03/2013 7:33:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | by Matthew Boyle
    The Speaker of the House will be elected today and some conservatives believe they have the votes necessary to oust John Boehner. In an appearance on CNBC, American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer said there are more than 20 House Republicans willing to vote for someone other than Boehner on Thursday when the 113th Congress convenes to elect a Speaker. Another source from a different organization has similarly confirmed that more than 20 have planned to oppose Boehner.
  • ADP: 215K jobs added in December

    01/03/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Tomorrow will bring the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so today we have a few indicators to get a hint as to what may come. The preliminary numbers from ADP look promising, although they usually overshoot the mark. According to the payroll-processing firm, the private sector added 215,000 jobs in December: Private sector employment increased by 215,000 jobs from November to December, according to the December ADP National Employment Report, which is produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), a leading provider of human capital management solutions, in collaboration with MoodyÂ’s Analytics. The report, which is...
  • Comrade Depardieu: France's Most Famous Millionaire Expat Granted Russian Citizenship

    01/03/2013 7:33:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Thirty years ago, the USSR was better known as the "Evil Empire." Fast forward to today, when its successor Russia, is apparently the "Tax Free Empire", and less socialist than France, at least to infamous millionaire expatriate Gérard Depardieu, who as reported previously has paid €145 million in taxes over 45 years, and who demonstratively decided to give up his French passport in the wake of France's socialist 75% millionaire tax (subsequently ruled unconstitutional), and as of today, has just been granted Russian citizenship.
  • Hillary Clinton WILL testify about Benghazi consulate attack despite concussion and blood clot

    01/03/2013 7:32:45 AM PST · by null and void · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09:31 EST, 3 January 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Going home: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot Republicans have been battering the Obama Administration and any officials associated with the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Washington Post reports that Clinton 'remains committed' to appearing in front of the Congressional committees, though no date has been set. The new House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, Rep Edward Royce, said the government accountability report on the attack points to 'an unacceptable failure of leadership' leading up to the...
  • President Obama To Republicans - You Have Another Thing Coming!

    01/03/2013 7:30:32 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/03/13 | LD Jackson
    Thank God, we finally have the fiscal cliff behind us. President Obama finally got his highly-touted tax increase, the one that is supposed to make the rich pay their fair share and help reduce the budget deficit. Conservatives aren't exactly happy about that, but we did manage to make the majority of the Bush tax cuts permanent, so that may count for something. As for the tax increases reducing the deficit, National Review Online has a well-written piece that debunks that myth, but most of us already knew how false it was. Even though most conservatives are not happy with...
  • REPORT: Al Gore Made $100 Million In The Current TV Sale

    01/03/2013 7:30:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Amazing detail in Brian Stelter's reporting on the sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera: "Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But the deal was not signed...
  • (Vanity) Need help with overwhelming JUNK phone calls on land line.

    01/03/2013 7:29:53 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 68 replies
    1/3/13 | Mamzelle
    I need to keep my land line, but I'm about ready to turn the ringer off which means real calls won't get my attention. This all really started at the change of the year, and may have something to do with the small political donations. Maybe. I don't know. But it starts in the morning and ends in the early evening. One is particular is GE Capital and I do absolutely no business with them. I went throught the "don't call" years ago. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Parents of baby featured in viral C-section photo: 'It was such an amazing moment

    01/03/2013 7:29:20 AM PST · by marthemaria · 8 replies
    PHOENIX -- Alicia and Randy Atkins knew their baby girl would be photogenic before she was even born. Randy captured an amazing shot of this soon-to-be-born daughter, Nevaeh, poking her tiny hand out of her mother's womb and tightly grasping the finger of the doctor helping to bring her into the world. “The doctor called me over and said, ‘Hey, she's grabbing my finger.’ So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it. It was such an amazing picture,” Randy told 3TV's Jason Voluntine, adding that he was nervous about...
  • The Democrats' Coming Civil War: Dems poised for a showdown over Social Security and Medicare.

    01/03/2013 7:26:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 01/03/2013 | Blake Zeff
    For Democrats, there may be few things more entertaining than watching the Republican Party self-destruct and fight with itself these last few weeks. But it may be time to put away the party favors – because a Democratic internal war may be on the way. Just as Republicans were so divided over taxes – from failing to pass their own “Plan B” bill last week, to their leaders splitting votes on last night’s legislative package – Democrats are about to endure an emotional debate about one of their own bedrock principles: the protection of programs like Social Security, Medicare, and...
  • Temporary Fiscal Cliff Compromise Full of Pork, Tax Hikes and Spending Increases

    01/03/2013 7:26:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Congressional Republicans caved in to the Democrats this week, surrendering their principles in order to pass a bill that merely delays the looming fiscal cliff by two months. This is the first time Republicans have voted for a tax increase in 20 years. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) strong-armed Republican members of the House into supporting it, no doubt by threatening them with loss of their committee positions should they dare to oppose it. The Wall Street Journal described the massive sellout in an editorial, “The Senate-White House compromise grudgingly passed by the House is a Beltway classic: the biggest...
  • South Africa’s communist redistribution of farmland has been a colossal failure

    01/03/2013 7:21:51 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 3, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog South Africa’s communist redistribution of farmland has been a colossal failure In their 1848 publication Manifesto of the Communist Party, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote: “The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”In 2009, the people of South Africa elected communist Jacob Zuma to be their new President. In 2012, Reuters wrote about a black farmer named Koos Mthimkhulu, who was given farmland that the South African government had seized from white farmers.But perhaps “given” is not really an accurate word, as Reuters reports:But Mthimkhulu does...