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  • Notre Dame's Holy Line (team prays before games, but not every member is Catholic)

    01/03/2013 11:09:36 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 4 2013 | Kevin Helliker
    Before Monday night's national championship game, a University of Notre Dame football captain will lead the team through a prayer called Litany of the Blessed Virgin. "Mother of our Savior," a captain will say. "Pray for us," the team will respond. It's a ritual familiar to Catholics. But most players on the Notre Dame squad aren't Catholic. So participation in that ritual is voluntary. And should any concern arise about praying to the Virgin Mary—a concept some non-Catholic Christians find objectionable—team chaplain Father Paul Doyle stands ready to respond. "We're not praying to our blessed mother," he says. "We're asking...
  • Town near Sandy Hook launches $25 violent video game buy-back

    01/03/2013 11:06:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 3, 2013 | Robby Soave
    A Connecticut town thirty miles from Sandy Hook will give people $25 to incinerate their violent video games. Southington, Connecticut is encouraging owners of violent video games to deposit them in a local dumpster near a drive-in movie theater, so that the games can be collected and destroyed. In return, the local Chamber of Commerce will give participants $25 gift cards to be used toward purchases of non-violent entertainment. The Violent Video Game Return Program has the backing of a diverse coalition of groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, fire department, board of education, as well as town officials...
  • It's the Drugs, Stupid!

    01/03/2013 10:51:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2013 | Charles Gant and Greg Lewis
    Psychotropic drugs have been used for the purpose of suppressing fear and enabling murderous rage for a long time. In Dispatches, his extraordinary book about the war in Vietnam, Michael Herr passes this along about the use of drugs by American soldiers: Going out at night the medics gave you pills. . . . I knew one 4th Division Lurp [Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol] who took his pills by the fistful, downs from the left pocket of his tiger suit and ups from the right, one to cut the trail, the other to send him down it. He told me that...
  • Affidavit: DHS Special Agent Stephen Coffman; Obama Selective Service Registration Forged

    01/03/2013 10:49:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 21 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Jeffery Stephen Coffman
    Affidavit: Retired Resident Agent in Charge/Special Agent from the Department of Homeland Security and Retired Coast Guard Investigative Service Chief Investigator, Jeffery Stephen Coffman: # 18 from the Affidavit: Based on my observations, research, experience and training, it is my belief that the Selective Service registration card I received under the Freedom Of Information Act request under Barack Obama has been altered.
  • California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's cable TV show going off air

    01/03/2013 10:43:09 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 2 2013 | David Siders
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's Friday night talk show, "The Gavin Newsom Show," is going off the air. A spokesman for Newsom said in an email this afternoon that Newsom was "already moving in a new direction" before it was reported by The New York Times that the show's network, Current TV, was being acquired by Al Jazeera. "The Gavin Newsom Show was a remarkable opportunity and a truly educational experience for which he is grateful," Peter Ragone, a spokesman for Newsom, said in a prepared statement. "But the Lt. Governor's original agreement with Current had recently concluded and he was...
  • Kerry's non-honorable discharge

    01/03/2013 10:34:18 PM PST · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    world net daily ^ | Nov 2004 | Col. Earl Lively (Ret)
    There is overwhelming evidence that the Navy gave John Kerry either a dishonorable discharge or an undesirable discharge – which is the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge without the felony conviction – and that, as a result of such discharge, he was stripped of all of his famous but questionable Navy awards and medals. And the kicker? The evidence is on his website! Kerry’s oh-so-clever handlers evidently depended on the ignorance of the public and the press about military records when they posted his 1978 “Honorable Discharge from the Reserves” on his site as part of a carefully selected partial...
  • U.S. slips from old guys' grips (Cover both monitor and keyboard)

    01/03/2013 10:29:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 4, 2013 | Mark O'Brien
    It's time to get out the red editing pencil and make a major change in that bumper sticker, "Old guys rule!" Make it "Some old guys rule!" Because clearly some old guys no longer rule. Start the list of fading has-beens with Donald Trump, Karl Rove, Hollow Man Mitt Romney, John McCain, Herman Cain, Dick Morris and other assorted Fox News gas bags, and that Wayne LaPierre guy from the National Rifle Association, the one who spits as he talks about the need to get more guns in the schools. As a new year has begun, it's important to remember...
  • Gore Went to Bat for Al Jazeera, and Himself

    01/03/2013 10:28:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    New York Times blogs ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | By BRIAN STELTER
    Al Gore’s Current TV was never popular with viewers, but it was a hit where it counted: with cable and satellite providers. When he co-founded the channel in 2005, Mr. Gore managed to get the channel piped into tens of millions of households — a huge number for an untested network — through a combination of personal lobbying and arm-twisting of industry giants. He called on those skills again after deciding in December to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera for $500 million. To preserve the deal — and the estimated $100 million he would personally receive — he went...
  • Biden To Heitkamp: "Spread Your Legs, You're Going To Be Frisked"

    01/03/2013 10:17:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/3/13
    Vice President Joe Biden made Heidi Heitkamp's swearing-in ceremony...memorable.
  • Move Over Vegas, These Are The New Sin Cities

    01/03/2013 10:17:26 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/2/2013
    When Washington became the first U.S. state to legalize recreational pot possession earlier this month, scores of Seattle residents gathered to celebrate by lighting up in public places across the city. But Seattle’s not alone when it comes to enjoying newly permitted vices: With more marijuana-legalization measures, a growing number of casinos and an increasing list of relaxed nightlife laws, new Sin Cities from St. Louis to Oakland are on track to give Vegas a run for its money. In Seattle, the revelry over the Washington law followed voter approval of a ballot measure in November, allowing adults 21 and...
  • 4 Things You Need to Know About Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

    01/03/2013 10:00:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | January 3, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Don't let his reputation as a peacenik fool you. John Kerry is no anti-interventionist.On Dec. 21, President Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. The move was widely expected after Susan Rice, the only other prominent candidate, dropped out of consideration when the Obama administration’s response to a terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya promised to derail her nomination.Now serving his fifth term in the Senate, Kerry is best known for his failed 2004 presidential run, and the "swift boat" attacks he suffered during it. While America may never know a...
  • U.S. Files on Targeted Killings Protected Under FOIA, Judge Says

    01/03/2013 9:42:00 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 3, 2013 | By Brendan Pierson
    A federal judge has declined to order the U.S. government to turn over documents detailing its legal rationale for the targeted killings of people thought to be terrorists, including American citizens, without trial. Southern District Judge Colleen McMahon called her ruling, which comes in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, "paradoxical" and likened it to "Alice in Wonderland." McMahon found yesterday in New York Times v. U.S. Department of Justice, 11 Civ. 9336, that the government is protected from turning over legal opinions pertaining to so-called targeted killing by various exceptions to the FOIA. The underlying FOIA requests came...
  • Middle Class Taxes Just Went Up

    01/03/2013 9:38:08 PM PST · by RC one · 13 replies
    USNews ^ | January 2, 2013 | Rick Newman
    Obama Breaks Promise to Not Raise Taxes on the Middle Class. The headline news from the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff is that Congress is raising tax rates on wealthy individuals for the first time in nearly two decades. Less noticed is something that may be equally momentous: Congress just raised taxes on the middle class as well.virtually every worker will still get a smaller paycheck in 2013, because of another tax measure that expired. Beginning in 2009, Congress cut the payroll tax—which helps finance Social Security—to put a bit of extra spending money in workers' pockets. The...
  • Inmate Ordered Retrial In ’80 ‘Waiting Ever Since’

    01/03/2013 9:37:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | January 3, 2013
    Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial. Not long afterward, he was moved off of death row. “A sergeant told me to pack my stuff and I wouldn’t return. I’ve been waiting ever since for that new trial,” Hartfield, now 56, said during a recent interview at the prison near Gatesville where he’s serving life for the 1976 robbery and killing of a Bay City bus station worker. He says he’s innocent.
  • US calls on Israel, Palestinians to ‘make a fresh start’ and rekindle peace talks

    01/03/2013 9:31:00 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1-03-13 | Elie Leshem
    Now is the time for ‘real leadership’ and an end to ‘counter-productive unilateral actions,’ says State Department spokeswoman The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and resume, in earnest, long-dormant efforts to hammer out a comprehensive peace deal. “As we turn the calendar to 2013… now is the time for leaders on both sides to display real leadership, to focus on the work that’s necessary to return to direct negotiations,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in remarks cited by AFP. The US was asking both sides “to clearly demonstrate that...
  • Mr. President, the Fiscal Cliff Deal Was Not “the Right Thing to do For Our Country”

    01/03/2013 9:12:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Let's be clear what the "fiscal cliff" deal does and doesn't do. It permanently preserves the bulk of George W. Bush's tax cuts for most Americans, but it does not offer desperately needed new incentives to revive a weak economy and jobless labor market. On the contrary, the 11th hour compromise is marred by higher taxes that will hinder further growth, cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, and make life even tougher for many Americans barely surviving paycheck to paycheck. This deal, which elicited effusive praise from Obama in the wee hours of New Year's Day, would increase...
  • Police Kicked Out Of Belleville Denny’s For Being Armed

    01/03/2013 9:09:24 PM PST · by grundle · 57 replies
    CBS St. Luois ^ | January 3, 2013
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Belleville police chief Bill Clay is ordering his officers to get their pancakes from anywhere but Denny’s, calling the restaurant “political stupidness.” The new orders come after a New Year’s Day clash between five detectives and one Denny’s manager. The department says the detectives were out of uniform but wearing their badges, when manager David Rice asked them to either leave or put their guns in their vehicle. Rice, told the detectives that one of their weapons, specifically a female detective’s gun, was making another diner feel uncomfortable. As the officers were leaving, without their food,...
  • After Tax Hike, Obama Still Thinks Rich Need to Pay More (Except himself))

    01/03/2013 9:05:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It apparently wasn't enough to raise taxes on 77 percent of Americans with the fiscal cliff deal signed into law by auto-pen late last night by President Obama. In a video put out by the White House, President Obama dishonestly explained what the fiscal cliff means and then proceeded to say some Americans still need to "pay their fair share." Obama said there is more he wants to do to reduce our debt in a "balanced way," because after all, the $41 in tax hikes per $1 in spending cuts apparently wasn't enough irresponsibility for him. He gloated over the...
  • (Vanity) What do you all think about leaving the GOP?

    01/03/2013 8:56:56 PM PST · by ThunderSleeps · 95 replies
    Self | 1/3/13 | Thunder Sleeps
    I'm fed up with the GOP. Lackluster performance the last few years. First they somehow let a relative nobody with no real experience beat them in 2008. Then they limp through 4 years allowing him to grind the Country down. Then they run another unsuccessful campaign against a guy with absolutely nothing going for him. obama had nothing on his record for 4 years - nothing that was a positive. Yet the GOP managed to lose to him and his machine, again. Beating obama in 2012 should've been like shooting fish in a barrel. Now they (the GOP Congress critters)...
  • Md., Va. lawmakers to go different ways on guns

    01/03/2013 8:56:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | Steve Contorno
    Maryland and Virginia have vowed to tackle the issue of guns when their state legislatures convene this month in the wake a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, but the neighboring states are taking drastically different approaches. In Maryland, Democrats running the General Assembly have called for a crackdown on the kinds of powerful firearms and high-capacity magazines used last month by the Newtown, Conn., shooter to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Republicans who control Virginia's General Assembly, however, not only dismissed the need for new gun restrictions but expressed interest in arming...
  • Book on Talk Radio Hailed By Book Critics and Conservative Commentators

    01/03/2013 8:53:16 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 16 replies
    News Release ^ | 12/02/2012 | The Right Frequency
    Talk radio is again a focal point of debate in America in light of the recent election. Some argue that Republicans must discard the advice of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Others contend the radio hosts are still the most formidable voice of conservative commentary in the face of four more years of a Democratic president. The Right Frequency by Fred V. Lucas, a book that traces talk radio from its roots to becoming a dynamic force in conservative politics, has been well received by book critics and conservative commentators throughout the country. Publishers Weekly says, “Lucas’s love and knowledge...
  • Senator’s wife sought Iowa institute

    01/03/2013 8:48:23 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    KSTP ^ | 1-3-13 | ap
    AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa Board of Regents member worked behind the scenes to create a university institute honoring her husband, Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, and then pushed for its approval before two of the couple’s allies left the board, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. The 2011 email from then-Iowa State University Provost Elizabeth Hoffman describes the top-secret process that Ruth Harkin and a small group of officials pursued in planning the Harkin Institute of Public Policy, which remains mired in controversy nearly two years later. It noted that an ethics scandal involving a...
  • SEC's vulnerability should give Notre Dame added confidence against Alabama

    01/03/2013 8:44:10 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 3, 2013 | Pat Forde
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The most widely stated theory about why Notre Dame allegedly has no chance in the BCS championship game against Alabama is the vast superiority of the Crimson Tide's league, the Southeastern Conference. The Crimson Tide was tested at the highest level, the theory went. They went through a meat-grinder schedule no school outside the SEC could comprehend or survive. Certainly not some fancy-pants independent program that sprinkled service academies and low-level ACC opponents between its few big games. You've heard it. I've heard it. Touchdown Jesus has heard it. So you can bet the Fighting Irish...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-13, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2013 8:35:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 01-04-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4, 2013   Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious  Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God’s seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no one who...
  • Morning Joe: Obama Was For Debating The Debt Ceiling Before He Was Against It

    01/03/2013 8:33:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/2/13
    Mark Halperin on "Morning Joe" makes the point that Obama as a Senator was against raising the debt ceiling (January 2, 2013).
  • Hungary's Christian-Influenced Constitution (Theonomy Applied)

    01/03/2013 8:20:35 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 5 replies
    Theonomy Resources ^ | DECEMBER 25, 2012
    On April 25, 2011, Hungary adopted a new constitution titled "The Fundamental Law of Hungary," which took effect January 1, 2012. This constitution, while not entirely Christian, does include several biblical principles of civil government, as well as statements explicitly acknowledging both God and Christianity's important impact on the nation. In aspects of the constitution (see excerpts below), one sees a marked difference between Hungary's direction and America's direction. While American law denigrates marriage, the family, the helpless (especially the unborn), church/state cooperation, Christianity's national influence, and God, Hungarian law does just the opposite.
  • Hammar, Marine freed from Mexico jail, says inmates threatened to behead him

    01/03/2013 8:09:59 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | Jan. 03, 2013 | By Tim Johnson
    MEXICO CITY -- Only days after U.S. Marine veteran Jon Hammar was thrown into a Mexican prison for carrying an antique shotgun into the country, gangsters in the jail warned him of his likely fate – beheading.
  • Cruz Sworn In As Texas’ First Hispanic US Senator, Will Introduce Bill To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

    01/03/2013 8:06:43 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 47 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tea party darling Ted Cruz has been sworn in as U.S. senator and says his first order of business will be introducing a bill he knows will never pass.
  • Social media casts spotlight on Ohio rape case

    01/03/2013 7:59:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Michael Pearson
    Social media videos led to rape charges [Video]. The videos, pictures and tweets are chilling. A picture of a girl dangling limply from the arms of two young men. Other boys, laughingly saying the girl had to be dead because she didn't flinch as her body was violated. An alleged rape, made into a joke. The images and social media messages are at the heart of criminal charges against two high school football players accused of sexually assaulting an underage teenage girl during a series of end-of-summer parties in August.
  • Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

    01/03/2013 7:37:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies
    Reason ^ | January 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    Old truths decay and new ones are born at an astonishing rate.Dinosaurs were cold-blooded. Increased K-12 spending and lower pupil/teacher ratios boost public school student outcomes. Most of the DNA in the human genome is junk. Saccharin causes cancer and a high fiber diet prevents it. Stars cannot be bigger than 150 solar masses.In the past half-century, all of the foregoing facts have turned out to be wrong. In the modern world facts change all of the time, according to Samuel Arbesman, author of the new book The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date (Current). Fact-making...
  • Schoolboy, 12, who admitted 22 offences including sexual assault, theft ... is released.....

    01/03/2013 7:31:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    mailonline ^ | 1.3.2013 | staff
    FULL TITLE: Schoolboy, 12, who admitted 22 offences including sexual assault, theft and criminal damage is released without sentence because he has an IQ of just 58 A boy of 12 who carried out more than 20 criminal acts was today released without charge - because the courts have no legal way to deal with him. A judge heard the child's behaviour has 'deteriorated beyond control' but his low IQ means that he cannot properly understand the court process. The judge described the situation as the 'perfect storm' as there is no way that the court could accept a guilty...
  • Joe Biden Gets Frisky with Senator's Wife (Video)

    01/03/2013 7:23:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/3/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Vice President Joe Biden got a little frisky with the wife of Senator Angus King at today's ceremonial swearing-in at the Capitol:
  • Al Gore, Joel Hyatt Sell Out Israel

    01/03/2013 7:20:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Dick Morris
    Al Jazeera is coming to America — courtesy of former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt. The Arab network, funded by Qatar, has just bought Current TV — the low rated liberal cable station Gore and Hyatt founded — for a reported $500 million. The deal gives the anti-Israeli Arab network access to 40 million homes in the United States. Beyond bringing anti-Israeli propaganda into these new American outlets, Al Jazeera has a long record as the chosen news outlet for Al Qaeda and other terrorist cells. It was through them that Osama bin Laden would regularly post...
  • Patti Page remembered by George Jones, Charlie Daniels

    01/03/2013 7:11:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/03/2013 | JEFF SEDLIK
    Stars are remembering Patti Page, the singer behind "Tennessee Waltz," who died on New Year's Day at 85. Page was the top-selling female singer of the 1950s with more than 100 million records sold. Among her songs were "You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine," a collaboration with George Jones. Jones remembered Page in an email to The Associated Press: "I just loved singing with Patti and she hit notes I never dreamed of. We cut some songs together and it was a great time. She'll be missed by lots of folks and everybody needs to know how...
  • Caption Pelosi and Boehner

    01/03/2013 7:03:59 PM PST · by crosshairs · 33 replies
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Journal News Sparked By Map of Gun Owners

    01/03/2013 7:01:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    A lawsuit has been filed against The Journal News by a business that claims its reputation suffered after the newspaper published an interactive map of licensed gun owners in the area, following the massacre in Newtown, Conn. First Impression LLC is a gift shop and interior design firm located in Katonah. They sued both The Journal News and its corporate parent Gannett Co. in Westchester County Court. In the Summons with Notice, the gift shop accuses the newspaper of “falsely…publicly stating in the interactive website www.lohud.com that plaintiff First Impression LLC is a licensed handgun owner.” They are represented by...
  • Getting the 60 Percent Married - Renewing marriage in Middle America

    01/03/2013 6:58:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 3, 2013 | An NRO Interview
    About 60 percent of Americans have a high-school diploma but not a degree from a four-year college. Forty-four percent of their children are born outside of marriage. This finding is the focus of “The President’s Marriage Agenda for the Forgotten Sixty Percent,” the fruit of the annual “State of Our Unions”(PDF) report compiled by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Institute for American Values. W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the project, talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about what’s going on and why it matters. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Who are the “forgotten 60...
  • Shakes were spiked, cops say

    01/03/2013 6:58:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    sacbee ^ | 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...
  • Javert’s Religion of Statism

    01/03/2013 6:56:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    laissez faire books ^ | 31 December 2012 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Those who take prosperity for granted — and all of us do whether we admit it or not — would do well to make their way to the film Les Misérables, which features Russell Crowe playing the role of the relentless French cop Javert (not to mention an astonishingly effective presentation of “I Dreamed the Dream” by Anne Hathaway). This film brilliantly pictures a level of poverty that none of us has ever known. We do well to reflect on it and the reasons that we do not experience such poverty now (hint: it’s not because of Congress). And such...
  • Wish you were here, John! Jubilant Obama relaxes on Hawaiian beach while arch rival Boehner fights

    01/03/2013 6:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/3/13 | Toby Hardnen & Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner has been afforded no rest after the passage of the fiscal cliff bill. (Snip) President Barack Obama, meanwhile, has been vacationing on the sunny beaches of Hawaii - leaving Washington just hours after the deal made it through Congress on Tuesday night. The White House released a series of year-end photos of the President on Wednesday. The first picture in the series was of shot of a jubilant Obama frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Scroll down for video
  • Top 10 "Most Corrupt" List Dominated by Obama Administration

    01/03/2013 6:51:22 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 January 2013 | Alex Newman
    President Obama and key members of his cabinet were among the top ten most corrupt politicians in Washington for 2012, according to an annual list compiled by Judicial Watch. Top 10 "Most Corrupt" List Dominated by Obama Administration The New American 03 January 2013 President Obama and key members of his Democrat cabinet like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice were all among the top ten most corrupt politicians in Washington for 2012, according to an annual...
  • Russian PM not joking – extraterrestrials live among us according to MIB documentary

    01/03/2013 6:36:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5,775 replies
    exopolitics.org ^ | January 2, 2013. | Dr Michael Salla on
    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s off-air comments that Russian Presidents are given a secret file about extraterrestrials living among us created much media interest. Most news reports claimed that Medvedev was simply joking. His apparent reference to the Men In Black movie as a source of information on a super secret agency that monitors extraterrestrials on Earth was commonly cited as key evidence that he was in fact joking. The reasoning is that no political leader would refer reporters to a comedy to clarify national policy. It has now emerged that Medvedev was not referring to the Men in Black comedy...
  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz Names Sandra Fluke A 'Hero' For Pushing Free Birth Control

    01/03/2013 6:35:12 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    National Examiner.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | By: Joe Newby
    MSNBC's Ed Schultz named Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown coed who told a congressional panel that students were going broke buying contraception, a "middle class hero" for advocating free contraception, Twitchy reported Wednesday. "Even more hilarious," Twitchy said, "Fluke is boasting about it and preening." "Thx 4 including me in 2012 heroes & allowing me 2 share my friend's story--interview feels like lifetime ago," Fluke tweeted. According to Twitchy, conservatives on Twitter weren't impressed. "@SandraFluke hero? What a joke! Embarrassment is more like it," one person tweeted. "@SandraFluke what have you sacrificed to be labelled a hero? You're an underachieving grad...
  • The Federal Reserve Has No Practical Option To End QE (by James Sinclair)

    01/03/2013 6:31:29 PM PST · by dennisw · 49 replies
    Jim Sinclair ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jim Sinclair
    The Federal Reserve Has No Practical Option To End QE January 3, 2013, at 6:07 pm by Jim Sinclair in the category General Editorial | Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post Dear CIGAs, Such an announcement has been part of QE either from MSM or some Fed board member since it began. The implication of stopping QE is so dire to the economy that it is in a practical sense impossible. When gold was being sold by central banks during the 1970s market announcements were made constantly with the bias to depress metals....
  • After The Assault Weapons Ban

    01/03/2013 6:31:03 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    A vid showing what a post AWB world would look like.
  • Two Americas: Gregory Not Charged, Iraq Vet Jailed

    01/03/2013 6:26:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/3/13 | John Nolte
    The media's so full of it. Over the past few weeks, the wife and I have been re-watching the brilliant HBO drama, "The Wire." The show's fifth and final season focuses on the plight of "The Baltimore Sun," as the daily newspaper deals with a collapsing business model in the age of the inter-webs. One of the story's subplots involves a reporter with ambitions to someday work for the "The New York Times" or "The Washington Post." He's a bit overly ambitious, though, and ends up falsifying quotes and sources in order to make a name for himself. One of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Open Star Clusters M35 and NGC 2158

    01/03/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | January 03, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Open clusters of stars can be near or far, young or old, and diffuse or compact. Found near the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, they contain from 100 to 10,000 stars, all of which formed at nearly the same time. Bright blue stars frequently distinguish younger open clusters. M35, on the upper left, is relatively nearby at 2800 light years distant, relatively young at 150 million years old, and relatively diffuse, with about 2500 stars spread out over a volume 30 light years across. An older and more compact open cluster, NGC 2158, is at the lower right....
  • George Neumayr: The Triumph of Tax-and-Spend Liberalism (that’s the upshot of bipartisanship)

    01/03/2013 6:06:23 PM PST · by drewh · 6 replies
    The American Spectator Magazine ^ | 1.3.13 @ 6:11 | George Neumayr
    The resolution to the fiscal cliff crisis was fittingly perverse, containing the very prodigal spending and denial of looming deficits that caused it. Washington never fails to use a crisis to compound the underlying elements of the crisis. This is what passes for bipartisanship in a demagogic age. Pols calculate that the full effects of a crisis won’t be felt until they’re safely out of office. So they don’t mind making it worse while pretending to solve it. Scaring Republicans into bad policy through such hectoring is the left’s forte and Republicans simply don’t have the courage or conviction to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 4 January 2013

    01/03/2013 6:05:14 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 89 replies
    January 3, 2013 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite New Years Tradition(s).KISSING The purpose of kissing a loved one at midnight is to bring good luck to the relationship for the next year. EATINGPork is a lucky food for New Year’s daybecause pigs root forward when they eat. Southerners believe eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day brings fortune, while others believe lentil soup is lucky. Watch The Ball Drop?Do you...
  • America lives under the shadow of George W. Bush

    01/03/2013 5:58:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu January 3, 2013 | Julian Zelizer
    Princeton, New Jersey (CNN) -- Somewhere in Texas, former President George W. Bush is smiling. Although some Democrats are pleased that taxes will now go up on the wealthiest Americans, the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff entrenches, rather than dismantles, one of Bush's signature legacies -- income tax cuts. Ninety-nine percent of American households were protected from tax increases, aside from the expiration of the reduced rate for the payroll tax. In the final deal, Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to preserve most of the Bush tax cuts, including exemptions on the estate tax. When Bush started...