Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Barney Frank: I want to be named interim senator to fill Kerry seat

    01/04/2013 6:20:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Stout
    Just one day removed from the House, Barney Frank says he wants to get back to Washington. Frank, speaking today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry is named secretary of state. “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” Frank said, according to a transcript of his appearance on Politico.com. “It was kind of like you’re about to graduate, and they said: ‘You gotta go to summer school.’ But (the fiscal cliff deal) now means that February, March and April are...
  • Sign the WhiteHouse.gov petition to freeze the debt ceiling...

    01/04/2013 6:18:56 AM PST · by MelSmith · 12 replies
    Do not increase the federal debt ceiling. Increasing it beyond $16,000,000,000,000 is unsustainable and unjustifiable. Petition: http://wh.gov/UpGJ
  • The Cliff is Behind Us, Time to Brace For the Coming Battles

    01/04/2013 6:17:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Mark Davis
    For the record, count me among the opponents of the fiscal cliff-averting measure that passed the House and Senate this week. But please do not count me among those for whom this was a do-or-die litmus test for conservative veracity. There are things members of Congress could do that would explode their reputations with me-- endorse Obamacare, back Roe v. Wade, cozy up to terrorists-- but when all is said and done, these days of intra-party angst are about differences in strategy, not goals. From my North Texas base, I watched our area’s Republican contingent vote no, with opposition extending...
  • 155,000 Jobs Added in December, Unemployment Rate 7.8%

    01/04/2013 6:14:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    A surprisingly uneventful report, as BLS reports that 155,000 Jobs were added in December, right on top of the 156,000 expected, and in line with the number needed to keep up with the growth in the population, or at least the Old Normal growth - in the New Normal only handouts matter. The unemployment rate was 7.8%, vs the 7.7% expected: who else is surprised that the rate is now rising with Obama reelected and when a lower unemployment rate means an earlier end to QE4EVA? The November unemployment rate was revised from 7.7% to 7.8%, just so headlines can...
  • Despite fiscal cliff deal, taxes to rise for most Americans

    01/04/2013 5:57:34 AM PST · by RC one · 14 replies
    DailyNews ^ | January 2, 2013 | AP
    The expiration of a two-year payroll tax cut means that someone earning $50,000 will pay $1,000 more a year in federal taxes.WASHINGTON (AP) — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That's because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012, that 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax was worth about $1,000 to a worker making $50,000 a year.Households making between $40,000...
  • Getting the 60 Percent Married-Renewing marriage in Middle America

    01/04/2013 5:54:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2013
    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” 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...
  • Right-to-Work Laws Are Not Inspired By Hitler

    01/04/2013 5:53:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/3/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — While at the union right-to-work protests this past month, there was no shortage of references in signs and chants to Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislators as “Hitler” or “Nazis.” Comparing political opponents to one of the world’s greatest monsters is nothing new, and in fact so common that there is a logical fallacy named for it: Reductio ad Hitlerum — “trying to refute an opponent's view by comparing it to a view that would be held by Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party … a tactic often used to derail arguments because such comparisons tend to distract...
  • Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

    01/04/2013 5:53:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. One of the main reasons Obama won, according not only to Obama but an at times cheering press, is that he had a mandate. He ran on the need for the wealthy to "pay their fair share." To his credit, Obama never said raising taxes on the "rich" will solve all of our problems. What he did say, however, is that he couldn't...
  • Are We Already in a New Recession?

    01/04/2013 5:51:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Are We Already in a New Recession?Posted By Arnold Ahlert On January 4, 2013 @ 12:34 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment On Sunday, President Barack Obama contended that the nation is “poised to improve economic growth in 2013, but what’s been holding us back is the dysfunction here in Washington.” Obama is certainly correct about the dysfunction in our nation’s capital, but whether America’s economy will be heading in the right direction next year is beginning to resemble the “recovery summer” talk from a couple of years ago that turned out to be just...
  • WTKK set to switch from talk to music format (mostly liberal station gone)

    01/04/2013 5:50:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/1/03 | Callum Borchers
    Radio station WTKK-FM’s switch from all-talk programming to an all-music format this week comes amid lackluster ratings and a failure to carve out a niche in the crowded Boston market, media analysts say. The final talk show will air from 7 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday with the broadcast of “Jim & Margery” hosted by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, according to a station source who requested anonymity because owner Greater Media Inc. has not made an official announcement. A Greater Media spokeswoman declined to comment. A pending change at the 96.9 FM station has been reported by several media...
  • Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living Room

    01/04/2013 5:49:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living RoomPosted By Robert Spencer On January 4, 2013 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Al Gore has sold his failing Current TV network to Al Jazeera, which plans to rename it Al Jazeera America – and so the Leftist/jihadist alliance is now official. While the American Left has been cooperating and collaborating with forces of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism for years, now their alliance is open and indisputable. Gore is even slated for a spot on Al Jazeera America’s...
  • Murdoch's KGB-Friendly Series

    01/04/2013 5:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    In August, Rupert Murdoch's FX picked up a Cold War series set in the 1980s titled "The Americans." Liberals might have braced themselves for the worst. It sounded like some kind of Chuck Norris-style "jingoistic" homage to freedom-loving intelligence agents. But this is Hollywood, so the show instead focuses on KGB spies who speak perfect English, working to destroy Reagan-era America, which is not altogether a bad thing to people in Hollywood. Joe Weisberg, who worked for more than three years at the CIA, first wrote a script about two CIA case officers stationed in Bulgaria. Fox bought that script,...
  • Word of the Day, FRiday, January 4, 2013 - Agley

    01/04/2013 5:41:06 AM PST · by tioga · 82 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. AgleyAdjective (and adverb) Off to one side; awry. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)...
  • Norquist: GOP Must Insist on 'Dollar-for-Dollar' Spending Cuts

    01/04/2013 5:40:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/3/13 | Todd Beamon and John Bachman
    Grover Norquist declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama will not get to increase the nation’s debt ceiling unless Republicans “get a dollar-for-dollar reduction in real spending.” “That’s the leverage,” Norquist, the influential founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, tells Newsmax. “The president needs something. He’s running up debt. He needs a debt-ceiling increase.” As discussions to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling near, House Speaker John Boehner has said he would not negotiate with President Obama. Still, “The Boehner Rule” — which ties a rise in the debt threshold to an equal...
  • Republican Collaborationists GO TO HELL

    01/04/2013 5:31:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Expect to be massacred in 2014, tools So the GOP old guard would like to ignore us? We can play that game, too... and any TEA Party patriot who can't see the Republican establishment's currently on an offensive to destroy constitutional conservatives' political power in this country -and have actually launched a war in alliance with the left- must have just fell off the turnip truck and hit their head (hard). RNC manipulation of the GOP presidential primary process last year -primarily character assassination of conservative candidates- lead to a weak nominee who didn't stand for much and wanted to run even less. This...
  • (Video) What Democrats Really Want of You

    01/04/2013 5:26:07 AM PST · by publius321 · 9 replies
    Quantifying the "fair share"?
  • Militia members plotted to kill federal officials, prosecutors say

    01/04/2013 5:24:41 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    CNN Justice ^ | 12 November 2011
    Federal agents charged four Georgia men they say are part of a fringe militia group with plotting to attack government officials with explosives and the biotoxin ricin, prosecutors in Atlanta announced Tuesday. A government informant recorded the men discussing plans to manufacture ricin, a highly poisonous substance derived from castor beans, and attack Justice Department officials, federal judges and Internal Revenue Service agents, according to court papers released Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors said the public was never in imminent danger. All four suspects were in custody and are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Wednesday in Gainesville, about 50 miles...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/4/13)[Prayer]

    01/04/2013 5:17:58 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/4/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures GovernorPsalm 22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
  • Marine Writes Letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: ‘I will not be disarmed’

    01/04/2013 5:17:30 AM PST · by maddog55 · 27 replies
    Guns,com ^ | 1/03/13 | | S.H. Blannelberry
    A letter written by an 8-year Marine veteran to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. “I own the guns I own because I acknowledge mankind’s shortcomings instead of pretending like they don’t exist. There are evil men in this world and there just may be a time when I need to do the unthinkable to protect me or my family,” Boston said. Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I...
  • ~THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD~

    01/04/2013 5:11:46 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 118 replies
    And then I read this.... On January 1, 400 new federal laws took effect. Meanwhile, state legislatures passed 29,000 bills and resolutions, many of which came into force on the first of the year. Local government added thousands of new laws. Ignorance is no excuse, so start cramming on all the weird new regulations you have to follow as of Tuesday: 1. In California, it's now unlawful to let a dog pursue a bear or bobcat at any time. Previously, exceptions had been made for hunting. Bad news for dogs, good news for bears and bobcats. 2. The new...
  • Response from Congressman Young (IN) on Gun Control & 2nd Amendment

    01/04/2013 5:09:39 AM PST · by BCW · 17 replies
    Congressman Todd Young ^ | 03 JAN 2012 | Congressman Todd Young
    January 3, 2013 XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Dear Mr. XXXXX: Thank you for contacting me regarding the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School shooting. I appreciate hearing from you about this tragic event. On December 14, 2012, our nation experienced an unspeakable tragedy in Newtown. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible event, as well as to their families and loved ones. Now is the time to pause and reflect as to how we can prevent such events in the future in a manner consistent with our rights and values. Rest assured, I support law abiding American citizens...
  • Roe deer numbers 'changing woodland ecosystems' (UK)

    01/04/2013 4:58:51 AM PST · by Renfield · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1-1-2012 | Mark Kinver
    The increasing abundance of roe deer appears to be having an impact on woodlands, a study has suggested. Researchers found that sites with the highest abundance of the native animals had the lowest shrub layer vegetation cover and a lower number of birds. It is described as the first study of its kind in the UK to examine the possible impact of just one species of deer on the natural environment. Details were presented at the British Ecological Society's annual meeting....
  • Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House!

    01/04/2013 4:56:28 AM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Art Moore
    Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” "Claims 6 American Muslims have strong influence on U.S. policy " The Egyptian article was translated and...
  • RUSSIANS TAKE MOZDOK IN CAUCASUS; ALLIES DOWN 28 PLANES OVER AFRICA (1/4/43)

    01/04/2013 4:55:10 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/4/43 | Ralph Parker, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Wes Gallagher, Raymond Daniell, Sidney M. Shalett
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  • What was cost to protect right-to-work demonstrators, Capitol building last month?

    01/04/2013 4:43:09 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 14 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | January 04, 2013 | Tim Skubick
    Your tax dollars were hard at work but so far nobody knows how many were spent to deploy 500 Michigan State Police officers to guard the state capitol and Right to Work demonstrators last month. Five hundred is darn close close to half the entire force. “I’m waiting to find out,” advises Inspector Gene Adamczyk, who was calling the shots on that historic day when 12,000 angry protestors showed up to battle for and against the RTW legislation that was eventually adopted and signed by the governor. The inspector says there were times when “we were hanging by the skin...
  • Too Much Government, Too Little Spectrum

    01/04/2013 4:42:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/3/2013 | Ajit Pai
    When conservatives complain about the federal government, we all know the usual litany. The government spends too much, taxes too much, borrows too much, and regulates too much. But there is another “too much” most people don’t even know about: The federal government controls too much spectrum. Why is this important? Well, when you make a call on your cellphone, you’re using spectrum. When you listen to the radio or watch broadcast television, you’re using spectrum. And when you surf the Internet, send a text, download an app, watch a movie, or play a game on your smartphone or tablet,...
  • GARTMAN: Fiscal Cliff Deal Is Anti-Marriage And Obama Has Got Us One Step Closer To Socialism

    01/04/2013 4:38:28 AM PST · by dennisw · 4 replies
    businessinsider. ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Mamta Badkar
    Dennis Gartman wasn't too happy with the deal. First he criticized it for being overtly anti-marriage. Second, he said it failed to tackle the "egregious lack of discipline on spending" and said President Obama was leading the country towards socialism. Finally, he was also critical of the fact that this bill originated in the Senate, whereas he writes, "according to the Constitution all fiscally related legislation must originate in the House." His take on the fiscal cliff deal: "We’ve no great disagreement with the legislation as it stands except for the fact that this is an overtly anti- marriage decision...
  • David Sirota loses it on stage and gets owned by conservative Mike Rosen (Adult Language--Video)

    01/04/2013 4:17:59 AM PST · by beaversmom · 19 replies
    630 KHOW, 760, and 850 KOA via You Tube ^ | December 7, 2012 | RevealPolitics
    At the "Battle of the Talk Show Hosts" in Denver Colorado on October 28th.
  • Illinois gay marriage supporters look to new legislative session as next best hope

    01/04/2013 3:59:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    a vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois looking less likely to happen in the next few days, supporters of marriage equality are looking ahead to the following legislative session as their next best hope. A Senate committee voted 8-5 late Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow gay marriage. But with key supporters absent, Senate Democrats delayed a full floor vote. The Senate then canceled its Friday schedule, and President John Cullerton said lawmakers are unlikely to return to Springfield before the session ends Jan. 9. New lawmakers will be sworn into office that day. Sen. Heather...
  • Why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton's illness is media malpractice ... VIDEO

    01/04/2013 3:55:33 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Some media outlets such as the New York Post, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Infowars, and Republicans are under fire and criticism from outlets like Huffingtonpost, The Daily Beast, Seattle Times, The Week, Politico, Media Matters, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, BuzzFeed, Atlantic Wire and the DailyDownload for questioning the veracity of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illness. But the real question is—how can they not question Hillary’s truth-telling? Watch to see why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton’s honesty is nothing short of media malpractice.
  • Why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton's illness is media malpractice ... VIDEO

    01/04/2013 3:54:33 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Some media outlets such as the New York Post, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Infowars, and Republicans are under fire and criticism from outlets like Huffingtonpost, The Daily Beast, Seattle Times, The Week, Politico, Media Matters, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, BuzzFeed, Atlantic Wire and the DailyDownload for questioning the veracity of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illness. But the real question is—how can they not question Hillary’s truth-telling? Watch to see why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton’s honesty is nothing short of media malpractice.
  • Senator Tim Scott on Greta last night (video link)

    01/04/2013 3:44:55 AM PST · by SueRae · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/2013 | n/a
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2071575359001/ Link only. I love this guy. THis is the kind of message the party needs. He has the optimism and the 'can do' attitude that we need. I wish him well
  • Iron Maiden bassist puts his Ł7-million mansion on the market …

    01/04/2013 3:41:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:32 EST, 4 January 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    The multi-millionaire founder and bassist of heavy metal band Iron Maiden is selling his Essex rock star mansion, which includes its own pub called the Horse and Cart. Steve Harris’ Ł6.75 million ($11 million) house also has an indoor swimming pool surrounded with garish murals of voluptuous women, vikings and Gothic pictures on the walls, which wouldn’t be out of place on one of the band’s horror album covers. Outside there is an old-fashioned red telephone box, floodlit tennis court and a full-sized football pitch with home and away changing rooms. … Long-haired Harris, 56, who released his first solo...
  • Today's Toons 1/4/13

    01/04/2013 3:23:27 AM PST · by pookie18 · 10 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/4/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • What the GOP should stand for: Opportunity

    Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the Senate. Since Election Day, much energy has been spent analyzing why Republicans did so poorly. Many have urged that Republicans must “moderate their views,” by which they mean we should adopt more policies of Democrats. That advice misdiagnoses the problem. The 2012 election did not reflect popular approval of the Obama policies of out-of-control spending, taxes, deficits and debt. To the contrary, 51 percent of voters on Election Day agreed that “government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” Nor did the election reflect satisfaction with the paltry...
  • Krauthammer: The Return of the Real Obama

    01/04/2013 2:54:54 AM PST · by SueRae · 58 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/3/2013 | Krauthammer
    The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed “principle” of fiscal “balance” by taking the lead on reducing spending. “Why,” asked The Post on the eve of the final fiscal-cliff agreement, “is the nation’s leader not embracing and then explaining the balanced reforms the nation needs?” Because he has no interest in them. He’s a visionary, not an accountant. Sure, he’ll pretend to care about deficits, especially while running for...
  • Al Jazeera faces dubious U.S. public

    01/04/2013 2:46:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2013 | Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci
    Conservative America can't get enough of the story about liberal former Vice President Al Gore selling the Current TV network he co-founded to Al Jazeera. Or, as Fox News commentator Ann Coulter described it - "a foreign company that hates America."........ .......Despite what perceptions remain about its political bias, analysts say Al Jazeera has developed a strong journalistic reputation with international audiences as it reports from places that U.S. outlets, with their scaled-down overseas reporting staffs, barely touch. Aside from the media implications, some analysts wonder how Gore, a part-time San Francisco resident who won the Nobel Peace Prize for...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 4, 2013

    01/04/2013 2:40:00 AM PST · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Debate Begins Early Over Bill To Disclose State [Connecticut] Handgun Owners' Names, Addresses

    01/04/2013 2:37:16 AM PST · by Daffynition · 47 replies
    HartfordCourant ^ | January 3, 2013 | JON LENDER,
    The names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. The bill, introduced by Rep. Stephen D. Dargan, D-West Haven, co-chairman of the legislature's public safety committee, would make public the names and addresses of permit holders under Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act — and would reverse lawmakers' decision to protect that personal information from disclosure nearly two decades ago.
  • New Hampshire State Rep. Cynthia Chase Opposes a Free Society

    01/04/2013 2:37:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://thefreeeconomy.com ^ | december 28, 2012 | jeff
    New Hampshire State Representative Cynthia Chase believes that the principles of liberty, sound money, and free markets are a threat to her state and society as a whole. Her rather unflattering viewpoints on libertarian principles stems from the growing movement known as the Free State Project. Here is her opinion on the Free State Project and freedom as a whole: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly...
  • Gabby Giffords to visit Newtown [Keep Exploitation Alive!]

    01/04/2013 2:34:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/3/13 | Dan Burns
    Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords will visit Newtown, Conn., the site of last month's deadly shooting in which 20 first graders were killed. Giffords survived a mass shooting in her home state of Arizona two years ago... ... Giffords plans to attend a private event at a local home on Friday, Steven Jensen, spokesman for Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, said in an email. The event will have no media access and Giffords' plans are still developing and may change
  • How feminism is to blame for the breakdown of the family, by Left-winger Diane Abbott

    01/04/2013 2:28:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:23 EST, 3 January 2013 | Tim Shipman
    Feminism is partly to blame for the breakdown of the family, one of Labour’s most senior female politicians has said. Diane Abbott, the party’s public health spokesman, said that major issues facing society “stem from family breakdown”. And in a surprise admission from one of the Left’s most outspoken feminists, she conceded that women’s rights campaigners have neglected the family. Abbott, a divorced mother with one son, also highlighted the harmful impact on society of internet pornography and fast food. … In a nod to Labour orthodoxy, Abbott said: “When I talk about stable families, I do not only mean...
  • Euro has weathered debt storm, Barroso says

    01/04/2013 2:18:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 04.01.13 @ 09:24 (Jan. 4) | Benjamin Fox
    Business investors are confident the eurozone has weathered the worst of the sovereign debt crisis, according to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso. In a speech given to Portuguese diplomats in Lisbon on Thursday (3 January), the former Portuguese leader said that “the perception of risk in the eurozone has disappeared.” He added: “Investors have understood that when European leaders commit themselves to doing everything to safeguard the integrity of the euro, they mean business.” … Last month, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble also told reporters the euro has survived the worst of the crisis, following a buy-back deal on...
  • Annette John-Hall: Christie is looking better and better [Praise by Media for HATING BOEHNER]

    01/04/2013 1:59:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    philly.com ^ | 1/4/13 | Annette John-Hall
    I said this after Hurricane Sandy and I'll say it again. Chris Christie has started to grow on me. And no, that's not meant as a joke. Christie's straight talk of late may be just more bullying by a master politician, but it sure does ring true to me. In a parched partisan landscape where every move is done for political gain - "It's why the American people hate Congress," he said - Christie's tell-it-like-it-is rhetoric serves as needed refreshment for the masses. In case you missed it, the enraged New Jersey governor went off on his fellow Republicans Wednesday...
  • Judge savagely ridicules Orly Taitz in Jan 3rd hearing.

    01/04/2013 1:34:11 AM PST · by ednoonan7 · 186 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | 1-3-2013 | Edward C. Noonan
    For Immediate Release Jan 3, 2013: Federal Judge England's "non-stop ridicule" of Attorney Orly Taitz offended Courtroom Visitors! By Plaintiff: Edward C. Noonan There is only one term that can describe Sacramento’s Chief Federal Judge Morrison C. England Jr. And that term is a Cesspool bottom-feeder. I have nothing but contempt for this unprofessional pig. I sat at the Plaintiff’s table with Orly Taitz and I was filled with outrage at the way this scum-bag was treating my attorney. And, of course, while he was ridiculing my attorney, he was likewise ridiculing me. At the beginning, anyone with at least...
  • The 20 Most Annoying Liberals of 2012 (10th Annual)

    01/04/2013 1:16:38 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | John hawkins
    Honorable Mentions: Bill Ayers, Bob Beckel, Joy Behar, Eric Boehlert, Margaret Cho, Candy Crowley, Code Pink, Lena Dunham, Dianne Feinstein, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Kathy Griffin, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Ezra Klein, Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher, Bill Press, Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, Jon Stewart, and Jeremiah Wright. ...
  • The Greatest Scam in History

    01/04/2013 12:42:06 AM PST · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | January 2, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    The residents of California are about to become victims of what Weather Channel founder John Coleman has accurately called "the greatest scam in history". They will be paying higher energy bills to help carbon traders get richer. In the 1990's the corrupt Enron company began paying scientists and purported environmental groups to support the outright lie that slight increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide could increase atmospheric temperatures. Enron also supported politicians who were willing to go along with this scheme. Enron's goal was to get governments to establish a system for trading what the company called "carbon credits". Companies producing...
  • Infectious disease: TB's revenge

    01/04/2013 12:28:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Nature News ^ | 02 January 2013 | Leigh Phillips
    The world is starting to win the war against tuberculosis, but drug-resistant forms pose a new threat. If there was any doubt that tuberculosis (TB) was fighting back, it was dispelled in 2005, at the Church of Scotland Hospital in the village of Tugela Ferry, South Africa. Doctors at the hospital, in a rough, remote corner of KwaZulu-Natal province, were hardened to people dying from gunshots and AIDS. But even they were puzzled and frightened when patients with HIV who were responding well to antiretroviral drugs began dying — rapidly — from TB. With ordinary TB, patients start to feel...
  • PA Calls Itself a State Now

    01/04/2013 12:23:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/13
    Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority signed orders, Thursday, directing all PA institutions to stop using the term "Palestinian National Authority" on official documents and to replace the term with "the state of Palestine". The change went into effect immediately, and was applied to official documents, seals and medals. .....
  • Switzerland and Britain are now at currency war

    01/03/2013 11:49:37 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/3/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    It seems you can’t debase your coinage these days even if you try. The Bank of England is straining every sinew to drive down sterling with quantitative easing, and what happens? The Swiss National Bank trumps Threadneedle Street with an outright blitz of Gilt purchases. They just print it, and buy. The Swiss and UK central banks are effectively fighting a "low intensity" currency war against each other. It has come to this. Here is the offending chart from the IMF (Picture editor's note: apologies for poor quality, unable to find better version): And this is what the Swiss did...