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  • Leasing a car

    01/07/2013 1:18:27 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 31 replies
    None | 01/07/2013 | Hingle McCringleberry
    I have questions on how a dealership calculates a lease payment on a new car
  • Socialist politician says Spanish bishop should be 'muzzled' (Spain)

    01/07/2013 1:16:04 PM PST · by Zetman · 7 replies
    EWTN ^ | Jan. 7, 2013 | EWTN News/CNA
    A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men and women are both different and complementary. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba should be silenced for leveling attacks against “real and effective equality between men and women,” charged Miguel Angel Vazquez, a member of the Socialist Party and spokesman for the Andalusian provincial government. Read more: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/World.php?id=6802#ixzz2HKHjM53m
  • Chicago lottery winner poisoned with cyanide

    01/07/2013 1:15:03 PM PST · by lonevoice · 52 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 1/7/2013 | Fox News
    CHICAGO – A Chicago medical examiner says a lottery winner was fatally poisoned with cyanide a day after he collected nearly $425,000.
  • President Says Recent Tax Hike “Not Nearly Enough” (Satire)

    01/07/2013 1:14:01 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    While admitting to being pleased and proud of the tax increases he was able to force Republicans to accept, President Obama lamented that “it is but a small positive step in the right direction.” The President argued that “it should be self evident that the rich still fall far short of paying their fair share. There are many private citizens who live more lavishly than the President of their country. The inequity of this is stark and, quite frankly, shameful. Not even the wealthiest owner of the biggest business has as big a burden as the President of America has....
  • The Role of 'Educators' (Thomas Sowell)

    01/07/2013 1:12:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 8, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened. Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society. Schools were once thought of as...
  • Americans never give up your guns

    These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions. This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them...
  • Stark Evidence of US, British Naval Decline

    01/07/2013 1:09:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2013 | James G. Wiles
    Is it actually possible that, as you read this, the United States Navy has only one supercarrier battle group at sea? Read on - and be amazed. Look no farther than these two news items, both from today's Sunday Times of London, to see the effect of two decades of shrinkage in the size of the United States Navy and the retreat of the Royal Navy from the high seas: • For the first time in two centuries, British businessmen and others have formed a private navy to protect shipping off the pirate-ridden coast of Somali on the Horn of...
  • Nvidia Introduces Tegra 4 Application Processor for Tablets and Smartphones.

    01/07/2013 1:07:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/07/2013 05:14 AM | Anton Shilov
    Nvidia Corp. on Monday introduced what it calls the world’s highest-performing application processors for tablets and smartphones. The new chip is among the first quad-core system-on-chip devices for mobile applications that packs ARM Cortex-A15 cores. The latest Tegra 4 also features a number of photography-related advantages.Nvidia Tegra 4, previously code-named “Wayne”, features four ARM Cortex-A15 general-purpose cores as well as custom second-generation low-power general-purpose cores.  The chip also incorporates 72 custom Nvidia GeForce stream processors that provide six times graphics processing performance of previous-gen Tegra 3. The new application processor also fully supports output to ultra high-definition screens with up...
  • Chris Christie: I’d Be 'Damn' Ready for 2016 Presidential Run

    01/07/2013 12:59:28 PM PST · by BO Stinkss · 123 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | 01/07/2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Chris Christie says he’ll be “more ready’’ if he decides to run for president in 2016. In the most dramatic statement yet about his political future, Christie was emphatic when asked by the Newark Star-Ledger if he will be more prepared to run in 2016 than he was this year. “Yeah, you’re damn right I’d be more ready,’’ the outspoken New Jersey governor said. Christie — running for his second term for governor this November — told the newspaper he hopes to beat his opponent by the biggest margin of any Republican. "I'll consider that a raging success and a...
  • Mum finds her baby in grip of a python

    01/07/2013 12:53:54 PM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (AU) ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | MELISSA MATHESON
    A MOTHER woke to find a 1.85m-long python wrapped around her two-year-old daughter yesterday morning. Tess Guthrie, 22, from Lismore on the far north coast, was woken by her cat hissing at 3.30am and discovered the python wrapped three times around her daughter Zara's arm, who was sleeping in the bed with her. At first she thought it was a dream but soon realised the horror and grabbed the snake by the head to pry it off her child, which caused the reptile to bite Zara three times on her left hand.
  • Bank of America Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account, Company Owner Claims

    01/07/2013 12:44:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 7, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman. In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following:“My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms. . . our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review.“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...
  • We need your support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread III]

    01/07/2013 12:29:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 415 replies
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  • Obama Supporters Are Shocked, Shocked, I Tell You.... (After realizing taxes have gone up)

    01/07/2013 12:29:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2013 | Selwyn Duke
    My mother always used to say, "Life is the best teacher." Sure is -- and sometimes it smacks you right upside the head. It appears that this has happened with Barack Obama supporters now witnessing their paychecks shrink in the wake of tax increases. And they're none too happy. In fact, they're shocked. Shocked, I tell you. Providing examples of this liberal anger and angst, Joseph Curl writes: "What happened that my Social Security withholding's in my paycheck just went up?" a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. "My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don't...
  • Just 8% Now Say They Are Tea Party Members

    01/07/2013 12:26:49 PM PST · by iowamark · 59 replies
    Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time evenly divided when asked to match the views of the average Tea Party member against those of the average member of Congress. Only eight percent (8%) now say they are members of the Tea Party, down from a high of 24% in April 2010 just after passage of the national health care law. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Half (49%) of voters have...
  • Wells Fargo CEO: Get gov’t out of “the home loan business”

    01/07/2013 12:25:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Lasky
    Policy-wise, this is an oldie but a goodie, I guess, even though we’re still spending tons of money on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae more than four years after the crash. Wells Fargo CEO Robert Kovacevich can't believe that we haven't learned the lesson from 2008 and gotten the government out of the home mortgage industry, and tells CNBC's Squawk Box that the two organizations made that crash exponentially worse than it needed to be: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exacerbated the 2008 mortgage crisis, and that’s why the U.S. government should get out...
  • Binders full of moochers thank Obama for ‘free’ birth control

    01/07/2013 12:23:26 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 7, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Squee! As Twitchy reported, binders full of moochers stopped hoarding birth control when the nefarious pill-stealer Romney lost the election. Now, they are empowering themselves by groveling at the feet of their birth control sugar daddy master.
  • Inconvenient Truths About Al Jazeera (Why did Al Gore sell his outfit to a Terrorist Sympathizer?)

    01/07/2013 12:21:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    <p>Al Gore and his co-investors just sold liberal cable channel Current TV to Al Jazeera, the network bankrolled by the emir of Qatar. How much in carbon offsets does Mr. Gore need to balance his estimated $100 million from the sale to an oil sheik?</p>
  • Moviegoers tweet desire to kill white people after seeing 'Django Unchained'

    01/07/2013 12:21:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 70 replies
    Examiner ^ | 01/07/2013 | Joe Newby
    After seeing the new Quentin Tarantino movie "Django Unchained," a number of moviegoers issued violent and racist tweets expressing a desire to kill white people, Twitchy reported Sunday. "Seeing Django reignited my desire to kill white people," said "Flex." The tweet had been deleted, but many more were available. "After watching Django, all I wanna do is shoot white people," another person said. "We need a modern dy django to kill some white people (sic)," tweeted another
  • God help us all.

    01/07/2013 12:19:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The walking dead live.
  • Group buys ChuckHagel.com to oppose Defense appointment

    01/07/2013 12:07:53 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Chris Moody
    A group critical of President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense on Monday purchased the Web site domain ChuckHagel.com to oppose the former Nebraska senator's nomination. The Emergency Committee for Israel, an advocacy group led by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, is sponsoring the new site and has already produced television ads against Hagel's nomination. The site highlights Hagel's Senate votes on the United States' relationships with Israel and Iran.
  • Study: Billions of Earth-size planets in Milky Way (In search of a 'Goldilocks' zone planet)

    01/07/2013 12:04:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/13 | Associated Press
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers hunting for Earth-like planets now have many places to look. A new estimate released Monday suggested the Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 17 billion planets similar in size to our planet. It doesn't mean all are potentially habitable, but the sheer number of Earth-size planets is a welcome starting point in the search for worlds like our own. Scientists have yet to find a twin Earth — one that's not only the right size but also located in the so-called Goldilocks zone, a place that's not too hot and not too...
  • Bank of America Settles with Fannie Mae for $10 Billion+ – Fannie Mae As “Simple Jack”

    01/07/2013 12:03:52 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Bank of American had a bad day. First, they were a party to the latest government refinancing program (the $10 billion dollar foreclosure abuse settlement). Second, Bank of America has settled with mortgage giant Fannie Mae. WASHINGTON — Bank of America Corp. said Monday it had agreed to pay more than $10 billion to Fannie Mae to settle claims related to troubled mortgages sold largely by Countrywide Financial Corp. during the subprime housing boom. First of all, it was a housing boom, not just a subprime housing boom. Second, the government mortgage giants Fannie Mae knew that a large percentage...
  • ART CASHIN: Veteran Traders Have Noticed A Peculiar Pattern During The Final Hours Of Trading

    01/07/2013 11:59:18 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Sam Ro
    ART CASHIN: Veteran Traders Have Noticed A Peculiar Pattern During The Final Hours Of Trading Sam RoJan. 7, 2013, 11:11 AM Stocks have started 2013 on a positive note, closing at a five-year high on Friday. So, are people feeling bullish? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services Director of Floor Operations, is a tad skeptical. He points to some imbalances during end-of-day trading in this morning's "Cashin's Comments": Some On-Close Support For the “New Money” Thesis – As we have noted repeatedly during this New Year’s rally, several of us old fogeys believe most of the fuel for the move...
  • Don't Burn Your Books—Print Is Here to Stay

    01/07/2013 11:56:03 AM PST · by Borges · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/7/13 | NICHOLAS CARR
    Lovers of ink and paper, take heart. Reports of the death of the printed book may be exaggerated. Ever since Amazon introduced its popular Kindle e-reader five years ago, pundits have assumed that the future of book publishing is digital. Opinions about the speed of the shift from page to screen have varied. But the consensus has been that digitization, having had its way with music and photographs and maps, would in due course have its way with books as well. By 2015, one media maven predicted a few years back, traditional books would be gone. Half a decade into...
  • CNN: Media “Overwhelmingly Failed” to Hold GOP Accountable (Video)

    01/07/2013 11:56:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.libertynews.com ^ | january 7, 2013 | Duane Lester
    The amazing thing about this is how they all kept a straight face. Or, do you think they honestly believe this nonsense?
  • The First Public Data Release from BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

    01/07/2013 11:52:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    BOSS ^ | August 08, 2012 | Paul Preuss
    The Third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) has issued Data Release 9 (DR9), the first public release of data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). In this release BOSS, the largest of SDSS-III’s four surveys, provides spectra for 535,995 newly observed galaxies, 102,100 quasars, and 116,474 stars, plus new information about objects in previous Sloan surveys (SDSS-I and II). “This is just the first of three data releases from BOSS,” says David Schlegel of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), an astrophysicist in the Lab’s Physics Division and BOSS’s principal investigator. “By the time...
  • Coptic Leaders Say Egypt’s Constitution ‘Prepares The Way for Islamic Caliphate’

    01/07/2013 11:52:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | John Pontifex
    Egypt’s new constitution “prepares the way for an Islamic caliphate”, according to the acting leader of Coptic Catholics, who is among three bishops to condemn the document as a fundamental attack on human rights. The bishops expressed their profound disappointment with the constitution signed into law on December 26, saying only extremist Muslims’ rights were guaranteed by the new document and that at particular risk were women, young people and religious minorities. Bishop Kyrillos William, administrator of the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria, said: “We were waiting for a constitution that represents the whole of Egypt but instead we have...
  • Catching the #TGDN Wave

    01/07/2013 11:52:09 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 6 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 7, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It shouldn’t be news to anyone who has followed politics for the past few years that the new battleground is located in the online world. ‘Get out the vote’ organizations have focused their efforts on social networks for some time now. Virtual campaigning has already influenced elections. Once in a while a type of ‘online revolution’ occurs, the kind of thing that begins as an innocuous idea which catches on and grows exponentially. I was fortunate to be a part of the latest wave.
  • Brennan to Be Named CIA Director

    01/07/2013 11:40:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/6/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    One of Brennan's most noticed action in the White House was when he referred to Jerusalem, Israel using the Arabic word al Quds. "And in all my travels, the city I have come to love most is al Quds -- Jerusalem, where three great faiths come together," said Brennan in 2010.
  • Prediction: Notre Dame wins BCS title, and it'll echo through ages

    01/07/2013 11:30:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | BILL PLASCHKE
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The images will be vivid, history will be haunting, ghosts will be everywhere.This is Knute Rockne versus Bear Bryant, Touchdown Jesus versus Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Four Horsemen versus Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Montana versus Joe Namath, and, of course, in the battle of the little guys, Rudy versus Nick.It will be a football game bathed in a complicated mess of legend, religion and roughhousing, but most folks think Monday's BCS national championship heavyweight fight between Alabama and Notre Dame can be symbolized by a single disparity.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/07/2013 11:27:42 AM PST · by Faith · 21 replies
    January 7, 2013 | Faith
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4: 8
  • Report: Podesta Group Urges Military Contractors to Give Money to Support Hagel (Gangster Gov't)

    01/07/2013 11:25:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP Hagel, however, has friends in Democratic lobbying circles. The powerful Washington D.C. organization known as the Podesta Group is reportedly asking defense contractors for financial support to run ads defending the Hagel nomination. Fox News White House Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry reported on Friday: (2:15 in) "Sources confirm to Fox [that] Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta has been hired by a firm known as the Bipartisan Group to help mobilize support for Hagel. And defense contractors received calls this week urging them to be ready for a Hagel pick as soon as Monday, and asking them for...
  • The Reason Churchill Was Wrong About Liberals Having Heart

    01/07/2013 11:20:49 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This piece will probably set off some of those shining beacons of intellectualism on the left.The truth is Churchill was wrong, conservatives have both heart and brains. Liberals would disagree because they favor unfettered social welfare, but there's no real heart in a political philosophy where the individual prefers personally divorcing themselves from the act of charity by mandating a bigger government to take care of it for them.
  • 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

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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...