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  • KDOC Los Angeles Had The Most Spectacularly Disastrous New Year’s Special In The History Of TV

    01/07/2013 11:18:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 5, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Note: This is NSFW. The article, and especially the video, contain profanity.KDOC Los Angeles Had The Most Spectacularly Disastrous New Year’s Special In The History Of Television Okay, so lots of things have been said about this year’s batch of New Year’s Eve TV broadcasts — mostly about Kathy Griffin bending down to kiss Anderson Cooper‘s crotch on CNN’s air. But forget that. Just forget it. It wasn’t important. After you read this post, none of those other faux-NYE messes will be relevant. Why? Because independent local Los Angeles station KDOC’s New Year’s Eve special was the most glorious train...
  • To Create Boom, GOP Needs to Change Tune

    01/07/2013 11:16:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Marita Noon
    Obama comes out the victor in the messaging battle of the fiscal cliff negotiations. CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette Jr. said: “He is so good at the business of politics that he’s really outmaneuvered them.” How did he do this? According to John Judis in the New Republic, “He campaigned publicly. He framed the issues. He put the Republicans on the defensive in a way that he failed to do during much of his first term.”  Even the far-right Brietbart.com agrees. In a post titled: “GOP drift losing ‘cliff’ message battle,” Mike Flynn argues: “The GOP is doing nothing to educate...
  • Megyn Kelly Challenges Professor Who Wants America to ‘Give Up’ U.S. Constitution

    01/07/2013 11:13:52 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/7/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Many Americans were shocked to learn about Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman’s advocation for the U.S. to abandon the Constitution — the central document that has helped spawn America’s growth and progression for hundreds of years. As previously reported, the constitutional expert recently noted his belief (via an op-ed) that a blind allegiance to the outdated document is perilous. On Friday, he defended his controversial views about some purportedly “evil” provisions in the Constitution in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.
  • Meet Our New Noble, Baron Buffett

    01/07/2013 11:10:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mark Baisley
    Suffering the consequences of hypocrisy is usually reserved for public figures on the political right.  The mere rumors of infidelity dissolved Herman Cain’s presidential nomination viability.  It is easy to recall famous conservatives who have fallen from grace for not living up to a personal standard.  But it is harder to remember the name of a disgraced liberal.  The impeachment of Bill Clinton over a substantiated sexual affair seemed to take no more of a toll on his political capital than if he were a French prime minister. Hypocrisy is simply a matter of common human imperfection.  Most of us who...
  • There's method in Chris Christie's madness

    01/07/2013 11:02:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2013 | Reihan Salam
    (CNN) -- New Jersey, one of the bluest states and where President Barack Obama won 58.3% of the vote in November's presidential election, is poised to re-elect Chris Christie, the state's incumbent Republican governor, this fall. Having been deeply engaged in New Jersey politics since his youth, Christie seems to relish his role as one of the nation's most powerful and prominent governors. Yet many are wondering whether Christie's popularity in the Garden State has come at the expense of his presidential prospects. --snip-- At the same time, Christie's decisions to distance himself from the House GOP and to stand...
  • ETFs Or Mutual Funds For Your IRA?

    01/07/2013 11:01:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    investopedia.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Tim Parker
    Isn't freedom great? If you've held a company-sponsored 401(k) or 403(b), you know that your company gave you a false sense of freedom. They said that you were "free" to pick from any one of the handful of mutual funds that they picked for you. Picking from their choices doesn't seem like much freedom, but maybe you took the extra step and opened an IRA. Now that's freedom. With IRAs opened outside of your company, you have the choice of just about any investment option on the market. Ninety-four billion dollars is invested in self-directed IRA accounts, where many...
  • Repeal Obamacare bill: Michele Bachmann introduces first bill of 113th Congress

    01/07/2013 10:53:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | 01/07/2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    The Minnesota Representative introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, the first bill of the 113th Congress--but it stands almost no chance of passing. Second verse, same as the first, apparently.Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling and former presidential candidate introduced the first House bill of the 113th Congress Thursday.Of course, the bill she introduced was to--you guessed it--repeal Obamacare in its entirety. At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 Even if Bachmann's bill stood a chance of becoming...
  • Obama's Affirmative Action: Tax Increases for Everyone!

    01/07/2013 10:52:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Here we go again folks, the Obama lies continue to flow.  Remember when he said this?  “I can make a firm pledge.  Under my plan no family making under $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.  Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains, not any of your taxes.”  Really.  Then how is it that this week when people got their payroll checks they were a little thinner than they were in 2012?  I’m not talking about the “evil rich”, but the average everyday worker.  With the expiration of the payroll tax cut,...
  • Vanity: Turning North Carolina into a "no Obamacare" state (GOP controll gov & state houses)

    01/07/2013 10:51:42 AM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 01/07/2013 | Submissions
    We made history in November by helping put into office a new Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, and a Republican super-majority in the legislature. We have new Republican legislators from districts who haven’t elected a Republican in 100 years. Much of this success is thanks to you, the grassroots conservatives who put everything you had into restoring North Carolina. It is now time to help our representatives implement conservative principles, and our first and most critical issue is Obamacare. There is still time for our new Republican Governor Pat McCrory to opt out of the setting up health care exchanges in...
  • Tax Hikes: You’re Next!

    01/07/2013 10:34:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Dan Holler
    South Carolina’s James Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the House, appeared overwhelmed with joy. He proclaimed: “So here we are on New Year’s night, with the clock running out on the very existence of this Congress, finally considering bipartisan legislation to provide middle class tax cuts, require the wealthiest to, once again, pay their fair share so we can grow the economy, create jobs and protect the most vulnerable in our society.” The twenty-year House veteran appeared convinced that deal crafted less than 24 hours earlier satisfied President Obama’s “fair share” campaign promise. Mr. Clyburn was not alone, though....
  • Marine Schools CNN Anchor on 2nd Amendment! (Video)

    01/07/2013 10:28:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 6, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETF6XFiQe7I
  • Robert Griffin III's lies, Mike Shanahan's poor management doom Redskins in playoffs

    01/07/2013 10:18:47 AM PST · by Perdogg · 102 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | Dan Wetzel
    Robert Griffin III couldn't run, at least not in any way resembling his usual sprints through the line and into open turf. Robert Griffin III couldn't throw, at least not the deep darts that move the chains and keep defenses honest. Robert Griffin III couldn't lead the Washington Redskins' offense, not after his knee buckled in the first quarter of this NFC wild-card game against Seattle. A couple plays later Washington took a two-touchdown lead but the deal was done. It would gain just 41 yards over the next two and a half futile quarters with Griffin as quarterback, all...
  • Fracking Amazing: US Carbon Emissions in 2012 Will be Lower than in 2007 Due to Fracking

    01/07/2013 10:17:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/07/2013 | Nick Gillsepie
    Instapundit points to this bit of happy news culled from John Hanger, a Democrat who is running for governonr of Pennsylvania, where has been secretary of the state department of the environment and a commissioner of the public utility commission: US energy related carbon emissions in 2012 will fall below 5,300 million tons or down about 12%, compared to the peak emissions of 6,023 million tons in 2007. Through this September, carbon emissions have been down every month in 2012, when compared to each of the first 9 months of 2011 and 2010. No other country matches that record. www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec12_3.pdf/sec12_3.pdf/....
  • Retort Sport - How Citizen Media Revokes MSM Power

    01/07/2013 10:16:27 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 01/07/2013 | Guy Smith
    Welcome to a world where one man can shout as loudly as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox. MSNBC doesn’t count, as their ratings indicate. About a decade ago citizens took control of the national conversation away from traditional media. As I said in the epilog to Shooting The Bull, “When a few million intelligent but bored individuals are given a unified platform for research, analysis and sharing, power shifts from the organized Fourth Estate to the unorganized Fifth.” Nothing ticks off people in power than to have it taken away, hence the growing mobs of surly unemployed journalists. This...
  • District's Millage Urgency Claims Don't Match Facts

    01/07/2013 10:15:45 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/6/2012 | Tom Gantert
    In an effort to drum up support for an upcoming millage, Alcona Community Schools Superintendent Shawn Thornton is quoted in a local newspaper claiming teaching and support staff have been cut almost in half. The Alpena News ran its article with the headline: “Millage needs to pass for Alcona Schools” However, state data shows that teacher staffing levels went from about 66 to 53, a 19 percent reduction, which is slightly less than enrollment reductions. Thornton didn’t reply to a request for comment. Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational School District is proposing a regional enhancement millage that would raise about $5.6 million for...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,January 7-11,2013

    01/07/2013 10:11:03 AM PST · by Biggirl
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  • Mitch McConnell: The tax revenue issue is “finished, over, completed”

    01/07/2013 10:08:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    We are now officially in "extraordinary measures"-territory, i.e. we've hit our $16.4 trillion debt ceiling but the Treasury Department is using roundabout methods to service the debt until approximately the end of February, and the fiscal cliff fight was only the first of a multi-stage showdown. The debt-ceiling tussle is on par to get even uglier, and I'm not holding out hope that any of the punting and dithering on real reforms will be resolved before the very last minute. Again.The parties are clarifying their second-round starting positions, and as Ed already summarized, the Democrats are looking for even more...
  • Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light (normalizing pedophilia)

    01/07/2013 10:06:13 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 1/2/13 | Hohn Henley
    The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia - and even how much harm it causes In 1976 the National Council for Civil Liberties, the respectable (and responsible) pressure group now known as Liberty, made a submission to parliament's criminal law revision committee. It caused barely a ripple. "Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in with an adult," it read, "result in no identifiable damage … The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage." It is difficult today, after the public firestorm unleashed...
  • Bad news: Paul Krugman won’t take Treasury job

    01/07/2013 10:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, it's bad news for Danny Glover and MoveOn, anyway. They started a grassroots movement to get the New York Times columnist an appointment to Barack Obama's Cabinet in replacement of the departing Tim Geithner. MoveOn even sent a petition request to its large e-mail list, demanding a Paul Krugman nomination: Hollywood actor and liberal activist Danny Glover is trying to send a message to President Barack Obama: “Nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary.”Obama has yet to tap anyone to fill the slot, soon to be left vacant by outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. On Sunday the liberal advocacy group...
  • Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

    01/07/2013 10:04:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | January 7, 2013
    An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog.
  • Live Thread: Clown Occupying White House Nominates Jew Hating RINO to Be Sec Def

    01/07/2013 10:03:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox and other channels | 1/7/13
    Media cult coverage to begin shortly.
  • The Reverse Midas Touch of Government

    01/07/2013 10:03:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Since I’m an out-of-the-closet libertarian, it goes without saying that I’m not favorably disposed to government intervention. As far as I’m concerned, Washington’s an inherently corrupt town filled with people seeking unearned wealth. But even if I didn’t have any underlying philosophical or moral principles, I think I would still favor small government.Why? Because just about everything government does turns into a bloody cluster-you-know-what, so there’s also a utilitarian case for libertarianism.I discuss the reverse Midas touch of government with John Stossel.The theme of Stossel’s show, by the way, was looking at how good intentions lead to bad results. I...
  • Is a Gun Ban, the New ObamaCare?

    01/07/2013 10:02:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama wrecked his first term by ramming through nationalized health care by any means necessary, including cutting dirty deals with industry lobbies and violating the law and the Constitution more ways than you can count while defying the Supreme Court to do something about it. Not only did this lead to a national backlash and the Republican control of Congress, but the controversy and the lawsuits are still dragging on into his second term. And now it looks like it’s about to be deja vu all over again. Just when the Republican Party seemed to be as directionless and confused...
  • HEITKAMP: OBAMA’S EXTREME GUN CONTROL WON’T PASS CONGRESS

    01/07/2013 9:58:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/6/2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    The newly sworn in freshman Democratic senator from North Dakota told George Stephanopoulos on his “This Week” ABC News program that President Barack Obama’s agenda to further restrict gun rights will not pass Congress. “Well, I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration — and if the Washington Post is to be believed — that’s way — way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about–and it’s not going to pass,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who defeated former Republican Rep. Rick Berg by 2,994...
  • Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

    01/07/2013 9:57:47 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    Gazette.com ^ | 1/7/13 | AP
    BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer. Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories. The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.
  • Key to benevolence: Experiencing divine love may be gift that keeps on giving

    01/07/2013 9:55:09 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 4 replies
    Spending quality time with God appears to make benevolent love possible for many Americans, new research indicates. The Godly Love National Survey, led by researchers at the University of Akron and the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, found people who most often reported feeling God’s love were more than twice as likely as the average American to give time to those in need more than once a week. More than four in five respondents said they experience God’s love at least “once in a while;” a similar number said they felt God’s love increasing their compassion for others. The...
  • Marine describes death threats for writing ‘No ma’am’ letter

    01/07/2013 9:48:20 AM PST · by SmileRight · 39 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/07/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    When U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she would introduce legislation to place a ban on assault weapons, former U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston did not sit idly by. Instead he penned an open letter to the Senator that has gone viral gaining mass attention. In response to Boston’s letter, Feinstein released this statement:...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Thomas Nee, key member of Joe Biden's "gun violence commission," has a son

    01/07/2013 9:48:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 1/7/13 | Dutchman6
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) "Vice President Joe Biden, right, with President of the National Association of Police Organizations and Boston police officer, Thomas Nee, center and Attorney General Eric Holder, far left, speaks to media during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Washington. Biden is leading a task force that will look at ways of reducing gun violence." Sipsey Street has learned that a key member of the President's committee to find "the solution" to school shootings, has a son who was convicted of plotting a Columbine-style school massacre...
  • Obama Inauguration to Feature Historic "Black Iceberg"

    01/07/2013 9:44:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-7-2013 | MOTUS
    As many of you know, this is the time of year that I, MOTUS, pack up for my annual cross country trek for a complete system checkup and update. Ever since the transformational change of NASA into an Islamic outreach group I’ve had to travel to Hill Air Force Base in Utah for this overhaul.(snip) In case you don’t think I really need a systems update, I submit the following evidence: a photo(snip)     Oye! The famous Liz Taylor slip-dress from our South American wine tour in 2011! As you can see, the “camera” has added about 50 pounds,...
  • 'She's as guilty as her rapists': Fury as Indian guru blames victim for vicious gang attack

    01/07/2013 9:42:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/07/2013 | HUGO GYE and SUZANNAH HILLS
    A self-described 'spiritual guru' has sparked outrage in India after saying that the 23-year-old rape victim who died after being assaulted by six men was partly responsible for her own attack. Asaram Bapu said that Jyoti Singh Pandey, whose fate has drawn the sympathy of the world and been treated as a national tragedy within India, was 'as guilty as her rapists'. He added that she should have been more friendly to her attackers if she wanted to preserve her own life. Politicians and web users have reacted with fury to the 71-year-old guru's comments. Asaram Bapu's controversial intervention in...
  • What if a revolution is required....?

    01/07/2013 9:41:13 AM PST · by SERKIT · 139 replies
    1/7/2013 | Self-vanity
    What if we had a President that ran on the concept of "fundamentally changing" America, away from its founding principles, away from its traditions, and away from the Constitution? What if we had such corrupt politicians that freedoms were reduced, slowly but surely eroded, or repealed? What if the corrupt politicians and the anti-American President continued to oppress the people and suppress freedom? Wouldn't a revolution only predicted, but necessary? In order to stay free, and preserve the Constitution - where politicians fail to defend the Constitution - then the people will need to defend it - by maintaining an...
  • Thuggery: Chicago Teachers Union president jokes about murdering wealthy people

    01/07/2013 9:34:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/7/13 | Michelle Malkin
    Remember Karen Lewis? She’s Chicago thuggery personified. I introduced you to her last September when she spearheaded the abandonment of 350,000 schoolchildren over merit-based pay, teacher evaluations, and a 16 percent pay raise: Derision is her specialty. Her tirades at teachers’ confabs are infamous. Don’t feel sorry for her when she moans about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s bully tactics and trash mouth. Lewis has one of her own. Well, that trash mouth is baaaaack. Intrepid Kyle Olson of EAGNews.com caught Lewis joking about labor leaders who seriously contemplated killing the rich during the “robber baron” era. When Lewis appeared at the...
  • Without Public Arts Funding, We Wouldn't Have Les Misérables

    01/07/2013 9:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Nation ^ | 01/07/2013 | Michelle Dean
    Here is a thing it is difficult to remember in the midst of its box office tidal wave: Les Misérables owes its birth to a debate over public arts funding. We think of blockbusters as antithetical to the high arts that public funding might typically support, but in Les Miz’s case at least, the relationship was symbiotic. Some might say parasitic, of course, but the story reveals that we don’t quite know who was leeching off of who. Les Misérables was originally staged, in 1985, under the auspices of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a large portion of whose budget was...
  • The Fluh

    01/07/2013 9:30:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rich Galen
    I am good about getting my shots. At my advanced age I was supposed to get a pneumonia shot and a shingles shot, so I got them. I also got a flu shot. I didn't get a flu shot in Tanzania or Kenya. I got it at my Doc's office on K Street so I can only assume it was full strength. Next year, I'm going to ask for super strength, because if I don't have the flu, I have a really, really bad cold. I am generally pretty healthy. Other than the occasional cardiac bypass surgery and a minor...
  • Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums -- $3,000+ Higher

    01/07/2013 9:28:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/7/13 | Sally Pipes
    President Obama will deliver a second inaugural address later this month. He’ll no doubt reflect on what he’s done during his first four years in office — and on his signature healthcare law in particular. Let’s reflect with him. During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, the president promised that his health reform plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family” by the end of his first term. Well, that first term is just about up. And health insurance isn’t any cheaper. In fact, it’s more expensive. Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065....
  • Daimler Funds 3D Printer for Auto Production

    01/07/2013 9:25:05 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Design News ^ | 1/4/2013 | Ann R. Thryft
    We've told you how Airbus and South African aerostructure manufacturer Aerosud are teaming up to develop 3D printing methods for large aircraft parts made of titanium. Now automaker Daimler AG has funded the development of a large build volume additive manufacturing (AM) system for use in automotive production. The research, which resulted from a partnership between Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology and German company Concept Laser, has resulted in the X line 1000R system. Its build volume is 630mm x 400mm x 500mm (23.6 inches x 15.7 inches x 19.7 inches), among the biggest yet, and it has a layer...
  • Graham: Chuck Hagel an 'In-Your-Face Nomination' for Supporters of Israel

    01/07/2013 9:20:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    '...out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy' _____________________________________________________________________ Despite the fact many people see former Republican Chuck Hagel -a man who still considers the heroically-successful Iraq surge a 'foreign policy mistake'- having a poor chance of being confirmed for Defense Secretary -with plenty of Democrats unsupportive as well- you have to wonder what Obama was thinking, presenting such a puzzling nomination- that is, unless you understand the sheer and utter contempt the Obammunist left holds for Israel, the Jewish people, and the Amercian right as well... the foreign-policy front of their wider war on success,...
  • Some Chevy Dealers Pull Plug on Volt – 2012 Sales Well Below Goals

    01/07/2013 9:17:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mark Modica
    The final tally is in for 2012 Chevy Volt sales. The good news (which is what most headlines will trumpet) is that sales for General Motors' flagship green vehicle tripled from 2011's paltry 7,671 to a slightly less paltry 23,461 in 2012. The bad news is that the number is almost half of GM's sales goal of 45,000 in 2012 for the Volt. The further bad news is that the Volt has so little demand in most regions that some dealerships are refusing to pay for required tools to repair the vehicles and are choosing to cease selling the vehicles...
  • Bank of American to Spirit Arms Gun Dealer: FOAD

    01/07/2013 9:13:52 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 01/06/2013 | Robert Farango
    After countless hours on the phone with BANK OF AMERICA I finally got a Manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for FURTHER REVIEW … HER EXACT WORDS WERE … ..” WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULD NOT BE SELLING GUNS and PARTS ON THE INTERNET “
  • Why Michigan Matters

    01/07/2013 9:13:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Watching the reaction of some union members you would have thought a mass murder had occurred in the state of Michigan. But what simply happened was a law was changed that exists in 23 others states and may soon be enacted in others. Right-to-work laws makes sense and it is as clear as the sky on a cloudless summer day. The unions are particularly outraged about the turn of events in Michigan because they had just attempted a power play of their own during the November 6th election. They tried to ensconce in the state constitution their right to...
  • Banning guns

    01/07/2013 9:12:53 AM PST · by William of Barsoom · 6 replies
    Opinion (Vanity) | Jan 7, 2013 | William of Barsoom
    Seems reasonable to me...
  • Rifle acumen yields a collegiate hotshot

    01/07/2013 9:12:06 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 5 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Sam Whiting
    Growing up in Kentfield, James Macmillan failed to take to any of the gentlemanly pursuits presented by his father, Hugh. Fencing, sailing, fly fishing all came and went. What captured James Macmillan was the Lee-Enfield locked in the wine cellar. Once he saw that World War II rifle, Macmillan wouldn't let up until he was old enough for the range. Finally, at age 12, he lifted that heavy wooden stock, bolted a round into the chamber and fired. The recoil nearly knocked him over, and by the time he got home, his shoulder was black and blue. He had his...
  • Food Producers Burdened By New 500 Page Regulation

    01/07/2013 9:04:51 AM PST · by TWhiteBear · 18 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:32 PM | David Lester
    ' growers will have a difficult time wading through the 500 pages of proposed rules...the requirements on dealing with irrigation water, however, may be the most problematic. They direct that irrigation water that touches produce "be of safe and sanitary quality." Most water applied on Yakima Valley farms comes from canals fed from rivers. Under the new rules, water that touches produce in the field must be treated if, for any reason, the water may not be safe.
  • Social Security, Ponzi Schemes, and Leprechaun Economics

    01/07/2013 9:04:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    GaryNorth.com ^ | Gary North
    I want to discuss an article. I may be exaggerating, but I regard this article as the most sophisticated exercise in terminal naiveté that I have ever read. It is an intelligent article with respect to the problems that it lays out. It is dealing with the Ponzi scheme economics of the modern world. Certainly, I am in favor of articles that discuss modern government economic policies as Ponzi schemes. I have been doing this for over 45 years, and I see no reason to stop now, especially since we are 45 years closer to the end of the Ponzi...
  • ACLU Opposes Iowa Effort to Bar Non-citizen Voting (Satire)

    01/07/2013 9:03:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s effort to combat illegal voting by requiring those listed on the State’s licensed driver rolls as non-citizens to show proof of eligibility is being opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Schultz argues that existing laws mandating that only citizens may vote is all the statutory authority he needs. “It is my responsibility as Secretary of State to protect the integrity of the ballot,” he said. “If I have reasonable grounds—like the information on our driver license rolls—to believe that someone registered to vote is not eligible it is my duty to take action.”...
  • Schools Need to Change to be Safe

    01/07/2013 8:57:32 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 8 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 1/7/13 | Tony Caruso
    We can argue all day about why we have so many evil wackos who decide to kill innocent children, but we’re stuck with them for the present, and pretending they’re not out there is playing a foolish and deadly form of Russian roulette. Yet that is exactly the game gun control advocates insist that we play by mandating that all schools be gun-free zones. So what’s the answer? I’ll answer that by asking a simple question: Why do these shooters head for schools instead of police stations when they want to commit mass murder?
  • Now we have obama where we want him (video)

    01/07/2013 8:57:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 1/7/2013 | DICK Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how the defeat on the fiscal cliff removes the fig leaf behind which Obama has been hiding his spending. Now we can win! Tune in!
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 7,2013

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    The EIB Network ^ | January 7,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The Internet is Eating our Brains.

    01/07/2013 8:49:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    What kind of collective insanity prevails when you have to show a pic ID to buy spray paint or cold medicine, but not to vote to choose government officials? Is citizenship so cheaply regarded? Stopping taggers and garage chemists is more important than the integrity of our elections? Friends, don't spend too much time and energy fussing about proposed repeal of the 22nd Amendment, allowing presidents to serve more than two terms. There are nowhere near the required 38 states to ratify such an amendment. It's probably being floated just to make us run around with our hair on fire.Our...
  • The Kilogram Has Gained Weight

    01/07/2013 8:47:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 06 January 2013 07:43 PM ET | Tia Ghose
    The kilogram may need to go on a diet. The international standard, a cylinder-shaped hunk of metal that defines the fundamental unit of mass, has gained tens of micrograms in weight from surface contamination, according to a new study. As a result, each country that has one of these standard masses has a slightly different definition of the kilogram, which could throw off science experiments that require very precise weight measurements or international trade in highly restricted items that are restricted by weight, such as radioactive materials. But ozone and ultraviolet light could be used to clean the kilograms without...