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  • Why So Serious? Is Conservative Despair Justified?

    01/08/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/8/2013 | Andrew Klavan
    So last week, in what was perhaps a moment of madness, I posted a request on my Facebook page: Tell me your political predictions for the year. Among the more restrained answers: “Hyperinflation,” “Civil War,” “financial collapse,” “terribly awful things.” Optimist though I am, I can’t help feeling there’s something to this downhearted consensus. After living through the most peaceful and prosperous half century that any nation has ever experienced in the history of humankind, it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to “fundamentally transform” our success into failure. But we did, and that’s —...
  • 20 Ways America Has Begun to Reap What It Has Sown

    01/08/2013 8:15:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/08/2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Our Congress passes bills that run into the thousands of pages; then we're surprised that the bills are full of loopholes, set asides for lobbyists and toxic clauses no one seemed to know about. 2) We've replaced telling the difference between right and wrong with legalisms; then we're surprised that people are always looking for loopholes and technicalities to get out of fulfilling their obligations. 3) Feminists denigrate men, tell them to behave more like women and are offended by chivalry; then they're surprised to find that our society has been inundated by passive, wimpy beta males. 4) Congress...
  • Chuck Hagel Is a Choice To Irritate the GOP

    01/08/2013 8:09:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhaill.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Never make an enemy by accident," housemaid Anna Bates warned her husband in the third season premiere of "Downton Abbey" Sunday night. That's what the housemaid's mother always told her. If his mother ever gave him the same advice, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel -- now President Barack Obama's pick to serve as secretary of defense -- seems to have ignored it. Biographically, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska and decorated Vietnam War hero makes a great choice. As the president noted, "he'd be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense, one of the few...
  • Cultural Assimilation: A Threat to Catholic Identity

    01/08/2013 8:07:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/8/13 | James Kalb
    For the most part, American Catholics have wanted to be like other people. They arrived in America as immigrants from places where they had a definite (if sometimes lowly) position. They left that for a country where social positions were fluid, they would be held in contempt if they stayed as they were, and they could rise to the heights if they Americanized. So they became dedicated Americans. They were used to being part of the social whole, and that was the way to be part of it here. What they lost in security of position by moving to the...
  • Taxi Regulations, Costs Stall Carless Detroiters

    01/08/2013 8:05:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Detroit News ^ | 1/4/2013 | Lindsey Dodge
    Communication technology could be seen as the new frontier, or the Wild Wild West if you're Uber, a ride-requesting app for use in cities from New York to San Francisco. While trying to make it easier for customers to hail cabs at the touch of a smartphone, Uber has encountered the quick-draw regulations of city governments. But apps like these simplify transportation for both consumers and drivers — a potentially significant development for the ailing city of Detroit, which needs to allow low-income workers opportunities if it wants to eventually see higher-income workers. The potential revenue from driving a taxi...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 8,2013

    01/08/2013 8:04:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 8,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gérard Depardieu May Have Ruined François Hollande's Presidency

    01/08/2013 8:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rob Wile
    By now you've probably heard Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed Russian citizenship upon Gérard Depardieu as part of the French actor's quest to seek refuge from his country's onerous income taxes. It's a pretty funny situation. But French President Francois Hollande is not laughing. Because after all the fuss, the 75 percent marginal income tax that was the highlight of the new taxes which Depardieu and others were attempting to flee was ultimately vetoed by the country's Constitutional Council. The ruling came on technical grounds, and the government has vowed to resubmit a similar proposal. But the project has...
  • Here Are All The Things Government Would Have To Shut Down If We Don't Raise The Debt Ceiling

    01/08/2013 8:00:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/08/2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Let's suppose the GOP doesn't raise the debt ceiling on time.And let's suppose the administration doesn't try any novel ideas, like invoking the 14th Amendment or using the Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin to get around the debt ceiling.The best hope, then, is that the Treasury "prioritizes" its payments, so that it honors some things like interest payments, while delaying payments on other stuff that's not so crucial.So what might that look like?A presentation from the Bipartisan Policy Center did a good job of looking at what we'd have to give up if we prioritized crucial things like interest payments, Social...
  • America's Coming Gun War

    01/08/2013 7:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation's Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened. "A line already snaked around the building shortly after the three-day event began at 3 p.m., and the parking lot was jammed" at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., wrote Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post: "With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show." "Obama," he said. "I wouldn't be...
  • Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin Destroyed [by Kosovar Albanians]

    01/08/2013 7:58:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Orthodox Church News ^ | 1/4/13 | Kisha D Dorado
    Belgrade: Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia. Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin” which is located in the vicinity of Vladicin Han was vandalized last night. The door was smashed, and the entire interior were broken. The money from the candle sales and other item inside the monastery is stolen, and all the icons were smashed. Mother Paraskeva (62 years old) confirmed this information. She was very upset fear for her safety. “I’m afraid they will come back, but I’m not going anywhere. I’m here alone and old, but let them come,...
  • Iran strangely cheered by US SecDef nomination

    01/08/2013 7:55:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    That's not speculation, either. CBS News reports this morning that the Foreign Ministry in Tehran believes that the nomination of Chuck Hagel signals "practical changes" in the US approach to Iran --- and they're probably right: Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would improve relations between Tehran and the U.S.Asked about Hagel's nomination, ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Tehran was hopeful that there would be "practical changes" to U.S. foreign policy, and that nations would change their attitude towards the U.S. if it respected...
  • Ten Outrageous Anti-Gun ’Journalists’

    01/08/2013 7:49:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    mrc.org ^ | 1/8/13 | :iz Thatcher
    The media agenda against guns is nothing new. But recent mass shootings have encouraged supposedly neutral journalists to push for gun regulation instead of reporting the facts surrounding the tragedies. One thing the media seldom mention is that both the Newtown and Aurora shootings occurred in gun free zones. In the Clackamas Town Center Shooting in Oregon, however, a gunman was stopped when someone with a concealed carry permit intervened. There were only two casualties in this shooting which received little media attention. If this incident was mentioned, the concealed carry part of the story was almost completely ignored. Some...
  • Masters Of Manipulation – Lib-Speak VI: A Lefty-Con for the Age of Obama

    01/08/2013 7:48:45 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 01/08/2013 | Don Feder
    Leftists are masters of language manipulation. Through clever clichés, their ideology permeates the popular culture. These catchphrases come with built-in assumptions/delusions about the way the world works – or doesn’t. (Expressions like "pay their fair share of taxes" incorporate a certain mentality about the issue at hand.) Swallow the cliché whole, and the hook is firmly embedded. This is Part VI of my ongoing series on language mutilation – "Lib-Speak: A Lefty-Con for the Age of Obama." At the end, there are links to Parts I-V.
  • You Cannot Raise Taxes on the Rich

    01/08/2013 7:47:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Thanks to the fiscal-cliff deal and the Obamacare tax, we now have a tax code that is more “progressive” than at any time since Jimmy Carter was president. It will be interesting to see what long-term effect that has on household-income trends. The results may prove counterintuitive. Tax increases on high-income people may be redistributive, but not always in the way intended. That is because we pay taxes individually in the short term, but in the long term we pay taxes collectively: Individuals and firms pass on tax costs to employers and consumers to whatever extent they can, just like...
  • Church Can't Withhold Names in Calif. Priest Files

    01/08/2013 7:47:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 1/7/13 | Greg Risling
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of church leaders and pedophile priests identified in thousands of pages of internal documents recounting sexual abuse allegations dating back decades, a judge ruled Monday.</p>
  • Morsi: I want the US to free the Blind Sheikh

    01/08/2013 7:46:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has settled the constitutional issues facing his country, he can turn his attention to the truly pressing problems of the Arab Spring state. Would that be religious tolerance, economic growth, and the pursuit of peace in the region? Er ... not exactly. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night, Morsi urged Barack Obama to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheikh, currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security federal prison in North Carolina for his involvement in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.Priorities, priorities:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR...
  • Colorado Springs homeowner shot 2 men during home invasion Monday night, police said

    01/08/2013 7:43:52 AM PST · by RandallFlagg · 22 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 01/08/2013 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - One man is in critical condition and another is recovering from injuries after a homeowner opened fire during a home invasion in Colorado Springs.
  • Port Orange woman says she killed mom because 'God would make it OK' (got the idea from a TV show)

    Investigators in Volusia County said a woman was high on prescription drugs when she killed her disabled mother on Thursday. Fabian Huntington was found dead inside a home at the Laurelwood subdivision in Port Orange on Saturday afternoon.
  • Prince Charles 'Worried About Changing Laws of Royal Succession'

    01/08/2013 7:40:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | Caroline Davies and Juliette Jowit
    Prince of Wales reportedly met Whitehall officials to share his concerns about fast-tracked changes to the UK's constitutionThe Prince of Wales is said to have raised his fears of "unintended consequences" of the government rushing to change the laws of succession to the throne. In a private meeting with Richard Heaton, permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office, Charles reportedly voiced concerns over what would happen if his grandchild, due next year, were to marry a Roman Catholic. The succession to the crown bill, which will change the ancient laws governing the royal line of succession to ensure the Duke and...
  • Local Wendy's cuts employee's hours due to Obamacare costs

    01/08/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rick Moran
    An Omaha-based Wendy's franchisee is cutting all non-management workers' hours to part time in order to avoid paying health insurance to its employees. The cost of Obamacare was cited as the reason: ********* The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small...