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  • NAPOLITANO: The right to shoot tyrants, not deer

    01/10/2013 9:33:35 AM PST · by 7thson · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. Yet the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.
  • Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments

    01/10/2013 9:32:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Rev. Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News. Giglio, who is now Pastor at Passion City Church in Georgia and his role at Obama’s second inauguration was first announced Tuesday. But the liberal website Thinkprogress reported Wednesday on audio of Giglioi delivering a sermon in the mid-1990s in which he said homosexuality is a sin and advocated gay “recovery.”
  • All schools in China to hire security guards after Henan knife attack

    01/10/2013 9:31:09 AM PST · by PGR88 · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Amy Li
    Repercussions from a Henan school knife attack that injured 23 pupils last month are still being felt as Beijing security officials announced on Wednesday that every kindergarten, and primary and middle school in China will hire at least one full-time security officer. The officials, from the Central Comprehensive Social Management Commission that oversees law enforcement, said they had ordered a nationwide crackdown on crimes in neighbourhoods near schools. Illegal businesses and hazardous roads and construction projects nearby are also being inspected. The announcement, reported by the People’s Daily on Thursday, comes weeks after a man stormed into a village school...
  • Opa! Housing, Jobless Claims and Unemployment in USA and Greece

    01/10/2013 9:28:59 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Reducing unemployment is critical to a housing recovery in the USA. Unfortunately, unemployment is not falling as quickly as it should. (Perhaps maybe that is why Hilda Solis stepped down as Labor Secretary!) Initial jobless claims were released this morning and showed an increase of 371,000, up from the downward revised print of 367,000 from last week. The expected print was 365,000. Notice that there has not been much improvement over the past year (SA). On a non seasonally adjusted (NSA) basis, we can see the deteriorating trend in initial jobless claims since September. In addition to mediocre employment numbers,...
  • NRA: 100,000 New Members After Sandy Hook Shooting

    01/10/2013 9:21:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | January 10,2013 | Katie Glueck
    The National Rifle Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the last 18 days, the organization told POLITICO’s Playbook on Thursday. The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million in that time frame.
  • Gone Bezerkers. Climate change will turn humans into hobbits

    01/10/2013 9:21:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 8th, 2013 | joanne
    Pay up, or we’ll turn you into a Hobbit! This is what our public science establishment has reduced itself to?Science fiction writers have infiltrated universities. They’re running amok, and while it’s all very entertaining (thanks for the laughs) some poor sods (like The Express) might think this is actually science. Mass extinction forecast with 6C temperature rise HUMANS will have to become like Hobbits to survive the rapid climate change facing the world, a report claims today.It says that in the past species have coped with a warming climate by turning to dwarfism.This is because food is less nutritious...
  • Welfare mom with 15 kids wants someone to pay for them (video)

    01/10/2013 9:20:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | January 9, 2013 | Uploaded by thejshep
    Original story & 4 follow-ups... This is where our tax dollars go.
  • Disabled mother refuses to claim benefits, works FIVE jobs even though £300 better off on the dole

    01/10/2013 9:18:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:28 EST, 10 January 2013 | Lucy Crossley
    A hard-working disabled mother with five jobs has been left thousands of pounds a year worse off than she would be if she claimed benefits. Nina Friday, 45, has been in constant pain ever since she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as a 16-year-old schoolgirl. However, instead of living on state handouts, the mother-of-two has overcome her physical problems to work six days a week in five different jobs. Ms. Friday manages to work as a cleaner, a school midday supervisor, a care worker at a nursing home, and as a caretaker at a second school. She even finds time...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 10, 2013

    01/10/2013 9:04:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 94 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 10,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • West New York assemblywoman's bill would require psychological tests for all gun buyers

    01/10/2013 9:04:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 67 replies
    nj.com ^ | January 10, 2013
    <p>Individuals seeking a permit to buy firearms in New Jersey would have to submit results of a psychological evaluation before they could buy a gun, under a bill introduced yesterday in the Legislature by West New York Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez.</p>
  • The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps (From Graduate School to Welfare)

    01/10/2013 8:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | 01/10/2013 | Stacey Patton
    "I am not a welfare queen," says Melissa Bruninga-Matteau. That's how she feels compelled to start a conversation about how she, a white woman with a Ph.D. in medieval history and an adjunct professor, came to rely on food stamps and Medicaid. Ms. Bruninga-Matteau, a 43-year-old single mother who teaches two humanities courses at Yavapai College, in Prescott, Ariz., says the stereotype of the people receiving such aid does not reflect reality. Recipients include growing numbers of people like her, the highly educated, whose advanced degrees have not insulated them from financial hardship. "I find it horrifying that someone who...
  • Jaguars fire Mularkey after team's worst season

    01/10/2013 8:49:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Mike Mularkey Thursday after just one season, the worst in franchise history. New general manager David Caldwell made the announcement, giving him a clean slate heading into 2013. Caldwell said he made the move just 48 hours after he was hired because he wants to immediately explore every avenue possible to turn the Jaguars around.
  • Obama and his media use "No Soap Radio" to herd "hip and cool" dupes to the polls

    01/10/2013 8:48:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/10/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Speaking with characteristic clarity Ronald Reagan summed up talking to liberals saying, “It isn’t that Liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” The Great Communicator’s point was that in “Liberal-speak” making sense is not important; how you feel about something and how your words make others feel is the desired end result. Barack Obama has a perfect understanding of this feature of the liberal psyche. He has reintroduced “No soap radio” to unsuspecting dupes trying to be relevant. Obama uses it to herd stupid people into thinking whatever he says makes sense and the...
  • Bill Clinton On Opposition To Gun Control: "This Is Nuts"

    01/10/2013 8:39:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 72 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | January 9, 2013
    In a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, former President Bill Clinton outlined the importance mobile technology but also talked about political issues like gun control calling the availability of high-capacity gun magazines "nuts." FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: I grew up in the hunting culture, but this is nuts. Why does anybody need a 30 round clip for a gun? Why does anybody need one of those things that carries 100 bullets? The guy in Colorado had one of those.
  • States Provide Lucrative Subsidies For Gunmakers

    01/10/2013 8:38:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 2 replies
    Reuters via the Hartford Courant ^ | January 9, 2013 | MICHAEL C. BENDER and WILLIAM SELWAY
    WASHINGTON — — Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or grants have gone to two companies: Olin Corporation, the Clayton, Mo.-based maker of Winchester-brand bullets and shotgun shells, and a unit of Freedom Group, the Madison, N.C.-based company that produces the rifle used in the Dec. 14 killing of 20 children and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The subsidies from state and local governments...
  • Police: Man stabbed after sign language mistaken for gang signs

    01/10/2013 8:38:14 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 17 replies
    BURLINGTON - A deaf man was stabbed several times Wednesday after another man mistook sign language for gang signs, according to police. The victim was walking down East Morehead Street at 5:10 p.m., using sign language with another man who was also deaf, said Burlington police staff Sgt. Mark Yancey.
  • Virginia Poll: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in Dead Heat in Virginia 2013 Governor's Race

    01/10/2013 8:38:12 AM PST · by HokieMom · 25 replies
    McLean Patch ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mary Ann Barton
    Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows race has tightened a bit since November. Democratic gubernatorial candidate and McLean resident Terry McAuliffe and GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli are virtually tied at the beginning of the race for the governor's seat in Virginia, according to a new poll released Wednesday morning. The Quinnipiac University poll shows McAuliffe with 40 percent to Cuccinelli's 39 percent. One in five voters say they are undecided, according to the poll. In November, a similar poll showed McAuliffe with 41 percent to Cuccinelli's 37 percent. "While all three candidates for governor have run statewide previously, voter...
  • Noting Army flap, Marine Corps orders its spouses clubs to allow same-sex members

    01/10/2013 8:35:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Noting Army flap, Marine Corps orders its spouses clubs to allow same-sex members By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor Marine Corps leaders have directed their legal teams to alert spouses clubs at all Marine bases to begin allowing same-sex spouses as members if those social groups want to continue operating on Marine installations, Marine officials confirmed to NBC News Wednesday evening. In an all-hands memo to legal offices across the branch, the Marine commandant's Staff Judge Advocate warned against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and he specifically mentioned a controversial decision made last month by the officers' spouses club at...
  • It’s a deadly cold Russian winter: minus 50 in Siberia ( Dec 2012 so the Heat is in USA)

    01/10/2013 8:33:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 21st, 2012 | joanne
    Photo: Telegraph  REUTERS/Marian StriltsivSpare a thought for people in Russia. Its the coldest winter since 1938. Temperatures may hit -25 in Moscow this weekend. They have already hit -50C in Siberia. Twenty-one people froze to death in one day. (See the Telegraph photo gallery) Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits Russian TimesRussia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized.­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said,...
  • Academy Awards: 9 Films Vie for Best Picture Oscar; 'Lincoln' Tops With 12 Nominations

    01/10/2013 8:26:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Seth MacFarlane will host the Oscar show when it airs live by ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24. With 12 nominations, Lincoln led the pack as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated nine movies for its best picture Oscar on Thursday morning. Academy voters embraced a widely eclectic list of films that included the French-language drama Amour and the indie breakout Beasts of the Southern Wild as well as Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silvers Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. In a year that appeared to embrace extremes, the nominees for...
  • Obama Plans to Shred the Constitution!

    01/10/2013 8:21:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-10-2013 | MOTUS
    To paraphrase Ms. Parker, “What fresh tyranny is this?” “With this pen, I thee shred.” What part of “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” does the professor of Constitutional Law not grasp? Ah! That’s not really the operative question, is it?(snip) Joey’s out there floating some trial balloons: how far can we go before the people raise those arms they’ve been given the right to bear? h/t Doug Ross Don’t worry though, the Oscar nominations just came out. That means that politics-weary country can turn its attention back to Hollywood as...
  • High Capacity Magazine Ban for What?

    01/10/2013 8:16:52 AM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 31 replies
    private citizen ^ | December 31, 2012 | Mr. Colion Noir
    HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE BAN for WHAT?
  • Putting a solid definition on the current administration

    01/10/2013 8:14:17 AM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published January 08, 2013 | Dr.Keith Ablow
    Putting a solid definition in place to allow us to focus on what we need to do.
  • Leo XIII Knew Socialism Would Fail Because it was Evil

    01/10/2013 8:08:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/10/13 | Anthony Esolen
    It is generally held that Catholic Social Teaching begins with Pope Leo XIII’s masterly encyclical, Rerum Novarum (1891). That, as I’ve tried to show, is a dreadful mistake. Pope Leo considered it his duty to apply to current concerns the constant teaching of the Church and of the word of God. Like Thomas Aquinas, the study of whose works he promoted vigorously, he would have considered “originality” a vice, not a virtue. Perhaps we are misled by the title, Rerum Novarum. In our anti-society of rapacious consumption of the “new” and “improved,” and the unease instilled in us by mass...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Reveals Big Secret: She’s a Mom Again!

    01/10/2013 8:06:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    US ^ | January 10, 2013
    And baby makes seven! Rosie O’Donnell surprised fans on Tuesday when she tweeted a photo of herself and wife Michelle Rounds holding their brand new bundle of joy. “we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota - #withloveandthanks – AMEN,” O’Donnell wrote beneath the pic, which features the two women cradling the tiny infant. The couple adopted the baby this week. Back in January, O’Donnell told Dr. Oz on his daytime talk show that Rounds, now 41, was “trying to get pregnant.” After that interview, however, Rounds was diagnosed with desmoids tumors, a rare condition that...
  • Tyburn Nuns to Open First Convent in Africa as Order Grows Worldwide

    01/10/2013 7:57:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/10/13 | Simon Caldwell
    A London-based order of nuns is to open its seventh convent in the space of just 20 years. The Tyburn Nuns, whose mother house is situated near Marble Arch, have started to build their first African monastery in the Diocese of Minna in Niger State in the north of Nigeria. It will be their 11th monastery, the 10th since the Second World War and the seventh to open in a rapid global proliferation of religious houses under the order since 1993. The contemplative Benedictines were invited to Nigeria to promote Eucharistic Adoration and to pray for peace in a country...
  • Video: 5 facts about guns, schools, and violence

    01/10/2013 7:54:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, anyone interested in actual facts about guns, violence, and schools? If so, Reason's Nick Gillespie and Amanda Winkler have five key points about the actual status of school safety and the impact of guns on American society. The truth is that violent crime and mass shootings have declined since the 1990s, even with events like Newtown and Aurora. Schools are safer now than in decades. However, those data points don't lend themselves to hysterics hoping to panic people into bad legislation that won't solve the problems they supposedly address: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO 1. Violent crime –...
  • US Flu "Epidemic" Worst in Decade

    01/10/2013 7:51:01 AM PST · by chessplayer · 91 replies
    An agressive flu strain is spreading quickly across the country. Hospitals from coast to coast are being forced to divert patients from their overcrowded emergency rooms. "I can't say it enough," Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said. "Please all of everyone out there, get to the health centers where you can get you flu shot." This winter has had the earliest and worst outbreak of deadly flu virus in a decade. Positive cases of influenza in the U.S. rose 60 percent during the last week of December. In the week ending on Dec. 29, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year'

    01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    news max ^ | Jan 9, 2013
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year' Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:49 PM By: Newsmax Wires Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father`s Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual...
  • Economic Collapse! A Leading Indicator Of Better Times To Come

    01/10/2013 7:48:18 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-10-2013 | Darryl R Schoon
    Economic Collapse! A Leading Indicator Of Better Times To Come Economics / Global EconomyJan 10, 2013 - 04:00 AM By: Darryl R Schoon It’s going to get better; but, first, it’s going to get worse Time of the Vulture, 3rd ed. 2012 When I presented Time of The Vulture: How to Survive the Crisis and Prosper in the Process to the Positive Deviant Network in March 2007, the economic collapse hadn’t yet happened. The next year, it did. At the time, I suggested those in attendance shed debt, sell their homes and buy gold. Then, the US real estate market...
  • Food for thought on Gun Control in wake of Newtown Shootings

    01/10/2013 7:46:31 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 7 replies
    self ^ | 01/102013 | Self
    Just something to make people think in terms of this gun control hysteria. Let's change a few facts and imagine how the national conversation would be different if: 1. Black man from Brooklyn who harbored racist feelings against whites went to Scarsdale and committed this act of mass murder. 2. White man from Scarsdale who harbored racist feelings against blacks went to Brooklyn and shot up the school. 3. Black inner city person shot up school and killed many in an all minority school in the Bronx due to anger over domestic custody battle. 3. Legal muslim immigrant obtained weapons...
  • OUTLAW SWIMMING POOLS! Swimming pools are 52 times more likely to kill children than guns!

    01/10/2013 7:40:27 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 35 replies
    Here is some excellent analysis that shows that swimming pools kill more children than guns, despite the fact that we have more guns than swimming pools in this country: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/firearms-versus-swimming-pools.php When you factor in the number of pools relative to that of guns, the analysis shows that a child is 52 times more likely to die in a swimming pool than by a gun shot. We need to outlaw swimming pools, in order to save the lives of children. I am all for pool control. We must fight to ensure that the pool builders lobby does not undermine our attempt...
  • Michigan Migration in a Holding Pattern

    01/10/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/6/2013 | Michael LaFaive
    United Van Lines released its annual accounting of where American households are moving and Michigan ranked as the 6th highest state in outbound traffic in 2012. That is a modest improvement over 2011, when the Great Lake State was ranked 4th. Specifically, 58 percent of all United Van Lines 2012 Michigan-related moves are outbound. The good news is that this isn't the most recent improvement in the state's ranking. From 2006 through 2009, Michigan ranked as the company's No. 1 state for outbound moving traffic. Also, by making this state a more attractive place for investors and entrepreneurs to locate...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise

    01/10/2013 7:37:40 AM PST · by mykroar · 5 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 1/10/2013 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but seasonal volatility makes it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market's health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 371,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised to show 5,000 fewer applications than previously reported. Claims tend to be very volatile around this time of the year because of the holidays and seasonal layoffs. While they increased last week, there was nothing in the data to suggest a deterioration in labor market conditions....
  • Same-sex couples can marry at National Cathedral

    01/10/2013 7:30:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/10/2013 | Brett Zongker
    WASHINGTON — The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin hosting same-sex marriages. Cathedral officials say the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church announced its new policy Wednesday. As the nation’s most prominent church, the decision carries huge symbolism. The 106-year-old cathedral has long been a spiritual center for the nation, hosting presidential inaugural services and funerals for Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last...
  • Killer of 2 teen girls held in mom's slaying in Vallejo

    01/10/2013 7:23:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    A former Death Row inmate who was out on parole after killing two teenage girls was arrested Wednesday after he killed his mother in Vallejo, police said. Dennis Stanworth, 70, called police at 11:55 a.m. and claimed to have killed his mother at his home on the 2500 block of Marshfield Road, said Vallejo police Lt. Jim O'Connell.
  • Idaho Dad’s letter says it all: ‘These guns protect my children’

    01/10/2013 7:23:39 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 10 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Michele Kirk
    The national debate about gun control is becoming frightening to watch as it unfolds every day in the news. Both sides are beyond passionate on the issue and it is hard to see a “compromise” in the future because there really is no compromise to be had. Either the Second Amendment trumps the inevitable mass shootings by the mentally unstable, or it does not. A father from Post Falls, Idaho touched on a universal sentiment felt by parents:These are my children. My daughter is 6 and my son is 4. Those of you who have small kids know how fantastic...
  • Theater of the Absurd: Administration won't rule out minting $1 trillion platinum coin

    01/10/2013 7:23:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2013 | Rick Moran
    Much of the last 4 years has been a nightmare for conservatives. But there is a crazy, stupid, absurd idea being seriously discussed in Washington that makes previous nightmares from the White House pale in comparison. The idea is for the Treasury Department to mint a platinum coin and declare it to be worth $1 trillion. If Congress won't raise the debt ceiling, the coin would be deposited at the Federal Reserve and Obama could continue to spend money. Congress passed a bill allowing for the minting of platinum coins several years ago. But it was a bill designed to...
  • On Secession: An Analysis of Texas v. White

    01/10/2013 7:14:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 172 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2013 | Cory Genelin
    I was recently hired to review the Supreme Court opinion in the case of Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869). The opinion in that matter was written by Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, who had served in Lincoln's cabinet during the Civil War prior to his appointment as chief justice. In the recent talk of secession, this case is often thrown out as having settled the matter legally, just as the Civil War settled the matter militarily. This memorandum of course does not address the wisdom of secession and does not advocate secession. It is devoted solely to analysis...
  • Getting To Know Jack (Getting to know Obama’s Treasury-secretary nominee)

    01/10/2013 7:08:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/10/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    President Obama will nominate current White House chief of staff Jack Lew on Thursday to replace outgoing Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner, according to several news reports. Republicans familiar with Lew, who was a key player in the debt-ceiling negotiations of 2011 as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), say his nomination makes progress on tax and entitlement reform all the more unlikely in Obama’s second term. “We’ve always viewed him as a classic big-government liberal, someone who has consistently stood in the way of efforts to deal with our debt and deficit,” a senior House GOP aide...
  • Thank Goodness for Obamacare: Hidden Amendment Prevents Gun and Ammo Registry

    01/10/2013 7:07:45 AM PST · by drbuzzard · 31 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | JANUARY 9, 2013 | KYLE BECKER
    “Sometimes you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” to paraphrase former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As reported at IJR earlier today, a hidden amendment in Obamacare prevents a national gun and ammunition registry. That’s right. It was put into the bill by Senator Harry Reid — in order to keep the NRA out of the Obamacare fight. Well, thank you Harry Reid? The Nevada senator, after all, is a fan of guns and firearms, believing them to be as American as baseball or football. (Football without suspected black conservative quarterbacks who play injured in big games,...
  • Paul Ryan Brilliantly Evokes Clueless Conservatism

    01/10/2013 7:02:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/10/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    The 2012 elections showed that the American people don’t like clueless conservatism any better now than when they were getting it in massive doses from George W. Bush. If the electorate really favored progressivism, they would have given the Democrats control of the House of Representatives, and they did not. Instead, the voters used the election to deliver the biggest jolt to the Republicans that they could without giving the Democrats complete control of government. The 2012 election amounted to a desperate attempt by the electorate to purge the Republican Party of clueless conservatism. Clearly, the people are trying to...
  • Obama's 2013 Agenda: No Women, Less Guns, More Taxes

    01/10/2013 7:01:52 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/10/13 | Aurelius
    With 2013 just underway, Barack Obama's agenda for the coming year is readily apparent. Though Mr. Obama promised many foolish things during his campaign in 2012, the lies he has told are the ones making the headlines thus far this year. His agenda for the coming year? No women, less guns, and more taxes on the middle class, or "lies, lies, and more lies"... First is the fact that the President, despite attacking Mitt Romney repeatedly for being "anti-woman," has thus far refused to nominate any women to his cabinet in his second term. This has been met with largely...
  • Investigators release video of 70-person brawl at Swissvale bus stop

    01/10/2013 7:00:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 9, 2013
    SWISSVALE, Pa. — Swissvale police are investigating two fights at a Woodland Hills School District bus stop involving 60 to 70 people on Monday and Tuesday. According to police, the first fight happened at a bus stop near the intersection of South Braddock and Woodstock avenues on Monday. Then a second bigger fight broke out at the same location Tuesday. Investigators are calling the fight a riot because of the large number of people involved. Police said they’re using video of the fight to help identify those involved. Channel 11's Cara Sapida reported that police identified 15 of the people...
  • What Does "Health Insurance Cost" Mean?

    01/10/2013 6:59:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Supply and demand (In that order) ^ | 01/10/2013 | Casey Mulligan
    Beginning next year, people without health insurance through their employer will be able to buy it monthly on "exchanges." They are encouraged to buy the insurance, or else face a penalty for each month and family member not covered. Let's suppose for the moment that the penalty is enforced (even though law limits how the IRS can enforce it). By law, people can let their insurance lapse for three months with no penalty. Moreover, they can choose when the three month lapse occurs, and accelerate and/or delay medical procedures to fall outside the lapse interval, without concern for being denied...
  • Hypocrite Dianne Feinstein, in her own words

    01/10/2013 6:57:55 AM PST · by SmileRight · 5 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/10/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently introduced a weapons ban bill, her anti-gun sentiment – and her message – hasn’t always been consistent. She appeared on PBS’ NewsHour in December and spoke about the legislation. The PBS host asked Feinstein what she would say to people who support the right to own arms who say “the next thing you‘ll be after is concealed carry weapons, you’ll be after other kinds of gun rights?” “That’s just not true” Feinstein replied. “It’s not what I’ve done in the past and it’s not what I’m doing right now.” But in a 1995 video,...
  • Morning Bell: See America’s Ranking in the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom

    01/10/2013 6:56:36 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | January 10, 2013 | Amy Payne
    When we talk about “economic freedom,” what do we mean—and why does it matter? Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please, with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state. Since reaching a global peak in 2008, sadly, economic freedom around the world has continued to stagnate. Today launches the 19th edition of the Index of Economic Freedom, produced by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall...
  • IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

    01/10/2013 6:51:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 10, 2013 | Matt Cover
    The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28. …
  • Amazing Words on Orly's Website-we need to pray for her

    01/10/2013 6:51:41 AM PST · by Be Careful · 60 replies
    Qoutes from History | 1/10/13
    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in...
  • We don't say 'thank God for South Carolina' nearly enough (Joey Kennedy)

    01/10/2013 6:48:50 AM PST · by alancarp · 18 replies
    al.com blog post ^ | Jan 9, 2013 | Joey Kennedy | jkennedy@al.com
    There is a Mexican restaurant that outfits its workers in racist, anti-immigrant T-shirts. Thank God this restaurant is in South Carolina, not Alabama. We don't need another hit to our already battered reputation. Taco Cid, located in West Columbia, S.C., is now selling the T-shirts that depict "How to catch an illegal immigrant" and a drawing of the old-style box traps using a couple of tacos as bait. The restaurant's owner, Leanne Snelgrove, in a television interview, is so unaware and disconnected that she argues there is nothing racist or hateful about the T-shirt. A company statement posted on its...