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  • Grandparents

    01/14/2013 10:48:33 AM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 32 replies
    The wife and I have an ongoing disagreement about the legal rights of grandparents. I know the internet is not necessarily the right place to go to ask/get legal opinions but this is FR and I believe every thing I read here.(/sarc) Can the parents (of sound mind) prevent garandparents (of sound mind) from seeing underage grandchildren? I say absolutely and she says grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren. Can anybody safely shed a bit of light here? Thanks.
  • Guns already allowed in schools with little restriction in many states

    01/14/2013 10:47:59 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    Open Channel NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News
    With the debate over gun violence reshaped by the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last month, lawmakers across the country are pushing proposals to arm teachers in the classroom. But many of them may be wasting their time. More than a third of the states already allow teachers and other adults to carry guns to school. In most cases, all you need is the equivalent of a note from the principal — you usually don't even need law enforcement approval. NBC News reviewed the firearms and education laws in all 50 states...
  • REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean

    01/14/2013 10:46:02 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-13-2013 | Robert Johnson
    REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean Robert JohnsonJanuary 13, 2013 Russian warship sent to Mediterranean in July After nearly two years of conflict and 117,000 displaced Syrians UPI reports Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family have left the country and live aboard a warship manned with Russian security. UPI cites an Al-Watan report claiming Assad's family are somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea and that the semi-deposed president travels back to the country by helicopter for meetings and receptions. From UPI: When he flies to his embattled country, the president lands at undisclosed locations and...
  • Krugman: “Frightening” Lack of “Progressive” Economists in the White House

    01/14/2013 10:44:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said it is “frightening” that the Obama administration has never included progressive economists, who have “been right about everything so far.” “I think it’s frightening that at no point in this administration have there been any serious representation of what you might call the progressive economist wing, which is a pretty big part of Obama’s support,” Krugman said Sunday in an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. … Krugman, a Keynesian economist, has long advocated for more stimulus spending, saying the $833-billion stimulus package of 2009 did not spend enough. …
  • Ex-NYC mayor: Ban all guns

    01/14/2013 10:44:20 AM PST · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 1-13-13 | WND Exclusive/ Aaron Klein
    Aside from regulated hunting exceptions and those individuals who are deemed in danger by the police commissioner, all U.S. civilians should be banned from owning any kind of gun, argued former New York City Mayor Ed Koch in a radio interview today. “I don’t believe that in our society that we should have guns,” said Koch, a Democrat, speaking on New York WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Continued Koch: “If I had my way I would pass such a law except to allow hunting and target practice and you lay out safety precautions for that. “And if you need...
  • Lots of "Globes" on Display Last Night: MOTUS Reports

    01/14/2013 10:41:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-14-2013 | MOTUS
    Like Clarice, I find myself feeling a little more alienated from mainstream “culture” with each passing year. Take the self-adulation orgy of the Golden Globes for example(SNIP) Last night’s telecast of the awards was, well, Les Miserables. I missed Ricky Gervais. His irreverent, non-partisan assaults lobbed in all quarters made heads explode. I guess the studio bosses and their hired hands didn’t find that as entertaining as I did. So this year we got NBC’s dream team: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: (snip) let’s get on with this year’s winners/losers in both the film and fashion categories. Julianne Moore, for...
  • MIT’s Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Running a “Global Assassination Campaign”

    01/14/2013 10:34:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    MIT Professor of Linguistics Noam Chomsky, a long-time left-wing writer and activist, told Al-Jazeera that he does not believe President Barack Obama has a “moral center,” and that he is running a “global assassination campaign” using drone warfare. “There’s some nice rhetoric here and there, but you look at the actual policies, they’re pretty shocking,” Chomsky said, speaking of President Obama. “The drone assassination campaign’s a perfectly good example. It’s just a global assassination campaign.” …
  • The Increasingly Execrable Colin Powell

    01/14/2013 10:33:26 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/14/13 | Quin Hillyer
    Jennifer Rubin does a nice take-down here of the increasingly despicable Colin Powell, who smeared his former party on Meet the Press by accusing Republicans of a “dark vein of intolerance.” Thus says the first black Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, the first black Secretary of State, the sometime mentor of the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State… all under Republican sponsorship. Thus says the back-stabbing lout who deliberately let the innocent Scooter Libby twist in the wind, and then get convicted, when one word from Powell would have ended the investigation. Thus says the...
  • Obama press conference 1/14/13

    01/14/2013 10:27:10 AM PST · by Zeneta · 19 replies
    Chuck Todd, NBC. QUESTION: Thank you, sir. As you know, Senate Democrats -- Harry Reid sent you a letter begging you, essentially, to take -- consider some sort of executive action on this debt ceiling issue. I know you've said you're not negotiating on it. Your administration has ruled out the various ideas that have been out there, the 14th Amendment, but just this morning, House -- one of the House Democratic leaders, Jim Clyburn, asked you to use the 14th Amendment and even said sometimes that's what it takes. He brought up the Emancipation Proclamation as saying they took...
  • Colin Powell Went From American Hero To This In 126,144,000 Seconds

    01/14/2013 10:26:22 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, yesterday on Meet The Press Colin Powell basically said Republicans are racist...By the way, the number in the title is how many seconds are in 4 years, 2008-2012 has been a fantastic voyage for the good general.
  • Reid Defends Storm Damage Remarks

    01/14/2013 10:23:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Stung by being called an “idiot” by Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) for his claim that victims of 2012′s Hurricane Sandy suffered more than victims of 2005′s Hurricane Katrina, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) attempted to explain his way out the scathing characterization. “My colleague’s focus on quantitative data overlooks qualitative differences between the two events,” Reid argued. “First, New Jersey and New York are states where many important people live. Many of the homes that were destroyed were million dollar properties. The same could be said for the businesses.” “Most of the properties destroyed by Katrina were more like broken down...
  • Obama: 'I'm a pretty friendly guy, I like a good party'

    01/14/2013 10:22:59 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Obama: 'I'm a pretty friendly guy, I like a good party' By Justin Sink - 01/14/13 12:54 PM ET President Obama on Monday said his difficulties driving bargains with congressional Republicans had little do with the personal relationships he has with members across the aisle, instead arguing that partisan politics were to blame. "I'm a pretty friendly guy. I like a good party," Obama said during his press conference Monday at the White House. He joked that, "now that my girls are getting older, they don't want to spend that much time with me anyway, so I'll be probably calling...
  • Immigrants gain path to driver’s licenses

    01/14/2013 10:21:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Monica Disare
    Last Sunday, 439 people gathered at St. Rose of Lima Church in Fair Haven to celebrate what could be a breakthrough year for undocumented workers in Connecticut. The crowd praised the first milestone this year for immigrants — that undocumented youth protected under President Obama’s executive order DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, can now obtain legal driver’s licenses in Connecticut. State leaders also announced their plan to introduce a bill this session allowing all undocumented workers in Connecticut to acquire driver’s licenses. The Sunday gathering was run by CONECT, or Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, which...
  • Livery Cabbie Shot Over $8.00

    01/14/2013 10:18:58 AM PST · by Wiggins · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14th, 2013 | Natasha Velez
    A gunman yesterday prepares to shoot a Bronx livery driver over a measly eight bucks after the victim didn’t understand his demands, cops and the wounded man’s family said. Cabby Raphael Martinez, 54, of the Dominican Republic, was about an hour into his shift when he was attacked in his vehicle at 5:10 a.m. on White Plains Road and Lafayette Avenue in Soundview, a dramatic moment caught by the car’s security cam.
  • Detroit Man Says He Can Reveal Where Jimmy Hoffa Is Buried

    01/14/2013 10:18:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marc Santia
    Tony Zerilli, alleged to be the underboss of Detroit's biggest crime family, is breaking his silence on one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American historyA man who federal agents say is a main character in the infamous unsolved mystery about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is breaking his silence after decades of refusing to answer questions. The reputed gangster says the union leader was buried in a field in suburban Detroit -- about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen. Eighty-five years old and barely able to walk, Tony Zerilli never thought this day would...
  • Jackie Chan back in action, branding US more corrupt than China

    01/14/2013 10:16:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    http://www.scmp.com ^ | Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 12:00am | Vivienne Chow
    Action star Jackie Chan has once again sparked controversy by branding America the world's "most corrupt" country in a TV interview. His comments were slammed by The Washington Post's foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher as "anti-American" and a reflection of China's insecurity about itself. Chan told Phoenix TV that China has been bullied by international powers for a long time and only began making progress in recent years. Chan added that while China has a corruption problem, so do other nations, including America. "If you talk about corruption, the entire world - America - has no corruption?" said the actor....
  • Sorry, middle class. The VAT may be inevitable.

    01/14/2013 10:16:25 AM PST · by listenhillary · 20 replies
    Cnn Money ^ | January 14, 2013 | Shawn Tully
    FORTUNE -- You can't blame middle-income Americans for wondering whether the new "fiscal cliff" deal really protects them from big tax increases in the future. That's essentially what President Obama promised in championing the hike in rates for high-earners signed into law on January 2. Still, the politicians and pundits keep talking about how our steep deficits and mountainous debt will rise even after the new revenue is counted. So it's only natural for the folks to ask the obvious question: Now that the affluent are paying far more, where's the extra cash supposed to come from? The answer is...
  • Explosive new coroner's report on death of Hollywood star Natalie Wood reveals her injuries

    01/14/2013 10:14:40 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 14, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An explosive new coroner's report reveals Hollywood star Natalie Wood was likely beaten aboard her yacht before he went overboard and drowned in 1981. The Los Angeles County coroner's examination of the Wood case also found flaws in 'every major' finding of the previous autopsy report that led medical examiners to rule the Hollywood star's death an accident. It's the latest step toward settling the question of whether Wood was murdered, or whether she accidentally fell overboard on her 60-foot yacht and drowned - as the original police investigation concluded. The new coroner's examination asserts that bruises found on the...
  • McCain, vocal with reservations toward Hagel, won’t block nomination

    01/14/2013 10:06:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | January 13th, 2013 | 11:09 PM ET | Gregory Wallace
    Sen. John McCain, prominent among the Washington ranks who have questioned former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s suitability for the top Defense Department post, said Sunday he will not exert his power to block Hagel’s nomination. “No,” he told CNN when asked directly whether he would block the nomination in the Senate. “I plan to make a judgment as to whether I think he’s appropriate to be Secretary of Defense or not.” Each senator has the power to prevent a nomination from advancing to the floor, and one of McCain’s close colleagues, Sen. Lindsey Graham, has suggested he would put President Barack...
  • Union Spends More On Salaries, Benefits Than Member Representation

    01/14/2013 10:03:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2013 | Tom Gantert
    The state's largest teachers' union is spending more on employee salaries and benefits than on "representational activities." And, the money the Michigan Education Association spends representing its members is down as well. That could come into play as MEA members soon will have the choice as to whether they want to pay dues to belong to the union. The reports the MEA filed with the IRS show that it spent $16.6 million on representational activities in 2011, and $15.2 million in 2012, an 8.4 percent decline. The MEA's costs for its own employees' benefits increased from $21.6 million in 2011...
  • Obama,"We have to reach a sustainable deficit" Brilliant Idea, Moron!!!

    01/14/2013 9:56:52 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | Jan. 14, 2013 | Stayfree
    THE GREAT RETARD manages to prove over and over again that without TOTUS he is fully capable of proving all by himself that he is the only IMBECILE in the room!!!
  • CHICAGO CONSIDERS NAME CHANGE TO ‘BARACKISTAN’

    01/14/2013 9:56:29 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies
    http://angrywhitedude.com/ ^ | 01/13/2013 | AWD
    If there is one city in the world that represents all the hope, change, ideology and character of Barack Obama, it is his adopted home of Chicagoland. Where other than Chicagoland can a lazy, pot-head, communist, racist, beneficiary of Affirmative Action rise to be the most respected position in the city…..a Community Organizer? It’s no small accomplishment to become a Community Organizer in Chicagoland. With all the Minister X’s and Rhyming Reverends on every corner being held down by ‘the man,’ it takes some real talent…and connections…to rise to the highly-esteemed level of Community Organizer. But that is exactly what...
  • Infantry Shut to Women; Do They Want It Open?

    01/14/2013 9:55:14 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Pauline Jelinek
    If or when the Pentagon lets women become infantry troops -- the country's front-line warfighters -- how many women will want to? The answer is probably not many. Interviews with a dozen female soldiers and Marines showed little interest in the toughest fighting jobs. They believe they'd be unable to do them, even as the Defense Department inches toward changing its rules to allow women in direct ground combat jobs. In fact, the Marines asked women last year to go through its tough infantry officer training to see how they would fare. Only two volunteered and both failed to complete...
  • Anti-trust – The Case Against Congress, Courts and Obama

    01/14/2013 9:54:11 AM PST · by guyshomenet
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 1/14/2013 | Guy Smith
    Ironic it is that “anti-trust” is a very common phrase inside the beltway. It is growing outside as well. When applied to people and institutions, “trust” means the confident expectation of them doing something specific, such as keeping their word, being honest, not stealing from you and deferring to your personal prerogatives. The antithesis of trust – or anti-trust, to abuse the term – requires either violating the basic principles of trust or being of such low character as to never earn trust. Congress doubled down on their anti-trust personae. One should never trust any politician. By their nature, they...
  • Chicago's licensed gun owner "problem" invented to fool the dupes who vote for Democrats

    01/14/2013 9:51:35 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/14/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Under Chicago’s Police Chief Gary McCarthy and the hack that hired him, Chicago has quickly become Murder City USA. Last year by a substantial amount, more Americans died from gunfire in the Windy City than died in Afghanistan. The gunfire is coming from the violent street gangs that infect the streets of Chicago. Since they have failed to solve the real problem of gunfire killing people in their streets, the current administration has invented a problem their media pals can fool the dupes that vote for them into thinking they are solving. Their invented problem is: what to do about...
  • Burglars target homes of gun owners after addresses on weapons permit map published by newspaper

    01/14/2013 9:49:19 AM PST · by autumnraine · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/14/2013
    At least two burglars broke into a house in White Plains, New York, on Saturday and headed straight for the gun safe. This address and the owner's name, registered on a permit for legally held firearms, had been published on the controversial gun map published by the Journal News on December 23. The burglars couldn't open the safe and the property owner wasn't home. But this incident has led to speculation that the map is now being used by criminals for targeted gun theft.
  • Sources: (Another) Jackson brother may seek 2nd District seat

    01/14/2013 9:49:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Flannery
    Jesse Jackson, Jr., resigned from Congress last month and Mrs. Jackson herself confirmed on Tuesday that she will not run to replace him. Attention is now turning to 46-year old Jonathan Jackson, the third-born child of the famous Civil Rights leader. The New York Daily News first speculated last September that Jonathan might seek his brother's 2nd District seat. Sources tell Fox 32 News that Jonathan has discussed a possible campaign with local ministers and community leaders.
  • Al Gore Declares Mission Accomplished; Gray Lady Hardest Hit

    01/14/2013 9:45:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    pj ^ | January 11th, 2013 | Ed Driscoll
    “Lack of Global Warming Means Cold, Empty Chairs at New York Times Environment Desk,” Jim Lakely writes ... The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated. ... Al Gore has just declared Mission Accomplished for environmentalism? He’s got his $100 payout, and the rest of the world is left wondering why we should care about a religion when its chief practitioner has just signed his non-aggression pact with Big Oil. At...
  • Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through Executive Action'

    01/14/2013 9:45:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    "My understanding is the vice president's going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence," said Obama. "Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those today, and as I said, I will speak in more detail to what we're going to go ahead and propose later in the week.
  • Obama Acknowledges That He Is A Big-Spending Socialist

    01/14/2013 9:44:22 AM PST · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Self | Jan. 14, 2013 | Stayfree
    Perhaps the only truth to come out of the White House Commie's mouth today was when he appeared proud of the label put around his neck by conservatives that he is "A Big-Spending Socialist"
  • Gun mania

    01/14/2013 9:44:13 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    LA Times Opinion ^ | 1-10-2013 | Editorial
    Happy days are here again for the makers and sellers of guns and ammunition, and why not? There's nothing like a good school massacre to really move those Mausers off the shelves. The timing of the Newtown, Conn., atrocity, moreover, couldn't have been better, coming as it did just two weeks before Christmas, when gun enthusiasts slumber with visions of high-capacity magazines dancing in their heads. .... California has the strictest gun laws of any state, and the country would be safer if such limits were imposed nationwide. Meanwhile, some California lawmakers are proposing state bills that would impose even...
  • Remember this? “Premiums will fall by as much as 3000%” Keep dreaming

    01/14/2013 9:43:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-14-13 | DrJohn
    This was WAY back in 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUd-slJc-GY"...your employer, it's estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3000% which means they could give you a raise."Steve Gilbert had some fun with this: Let’s say an employer pays $4,000 in health care premiums for an employee. If his premium goes down 100% he will save $4,000 dollars. If it goes down 3,000% that is a savings of $4,000 x 30 which = $120,000. Which means that an employer will make a $120,000 profit on each employee’s healthcare insurance once Obama-care is passed. You can buy a lot of unicorns with...
  • Perpetual Novena for the Nation (Ecumenical)

    01/14/2013 9:41:31 AM PST · by Mad Dawg · 61 replies
    today | Mad Dawg
    Back in September I took the liberty of starting a thread inviting all to pray for the election. Well, that didn't work out so well, maybe. But I am am still asking us to consider ADDING something to our daily prayers. I know you all are busy and I suspect many of you spend a good deal of time in prayer anyway. I do not seek to bind burdens on anyone's back. Though prayer sometimes involves teeth-gritting, that should not be the main theme! The main themes should always be hope, joy, and gratitude, IMHO. But the prayer of a...
  • Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones

    01/14/2013 9:40:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 January 2013 | Last updated at 06:25 ET
    A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defense. The German defense firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance. The system, which uses two laser weapons, was also used to cut through a steel girder a kilometer away. …
  • Russian Orthodox Urge Kremlin Restraint in New Law Punishing Religious Offences

    01/14/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/13
    Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia’s Orthodox church and a long-term ally of President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday urged the Kremlin to be moderate in new legislation seeking stricter punishment for religious offences. The pro-Kremlin United Russia party proposed the law introducing prison terms for religious offences after a protest against Putin’s increasingly close ties with the Church by punk band Pussy Riot in Moscow’s main cathedral last year. Two members of the band were jailed for the protest.
  • Delaware Officials Unveil Gun Legislation

    01/14/2013 9:37:13 AM PST · by Delmarksman · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 1/14/13 | Unknown
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gov. Jack Markell is proposing background checks for private gun sales as part of a new package of gun control legislation for Delaware.
  • Even Liberals Now Are Standing Up to Unions

    01/14/2013 9:35:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 14 Jan 2013 12:17 PM | Ira Stoll
    America is approaching the point where the government employee unions are so powerful that even the liberals think they're getting out of control. It used to be that taking on public-sector unions was the job of conservative Republicans like President Reagan, who took on the federal air traffic controllers, or Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who passed a law curbing the ability of government employee unions in his state to bargain collectively. But it’s gotten to the point where even New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg—a mayor who favors tightened government restrictions on guns, tobacco, trans fats, and large bottles of...
  • Jesse Jackson: Assault Weapons Are a Threat to 'Homeland Security'

    01/14/2013 9:35:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013
    [Snip] “These semi-automatic weapons, these assault weapon, can only kill people and in fact are threats to national security. The young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado with the arsenal he had. He was right near the airport, right near the runways near the airport in Denver. He could shoot down airplanes. so this is a matter of homeland security… We need to make manufacturers more accountable for their product.“
  • Obama Dodges Question About His Own Vote Against Raising The Debt Ceiling (video)

    01/14/2013 9:32:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/14/13 | GOPICYMI
    Pres. Obama Dodges a question from Major Garrett of CBS news on his own voting against raising the debt ceiling when he was a Senator (January 14, 2013).
  • Rubio Outlines Bold Plan Giving 12 Million Illegals Legal Status

    01/14/2013 9:31:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 09:46 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is developing a wide-ranging immigration reform plan—including steps to give more than 12 million illegals currently in the U.S. legal status—in an effort to seize the initiative on a contentious issue that polls show is hurting the Republican Party with the nation’s rapidly growing Hispanic population. Rubio laid out the broad outline of his plan in an interview with the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, at the same time President Obama announced he would push a comprehensive immigration plan of his own this March. Surprisingly, both hold similar goals—creating a process in which undocumented...
  • Obama: ‘We need more revenue’ (a.k.a. tax increases)

    01/14/2013 9:24:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | January 14, 2013 | Felicia Sonmez
    President Obama kicked off the final news conference of his first term by renewing his call for Congress to approve a “balanced” deficit-reduction package that includes both spending cuts and new revenues. Republican leaders have said repeatedly that the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff agreement ended any discussion of raising new revenue and that in upcoming negotiations they would deal only in spending cuts. Obama made clear that he does not agree. He reiterated that he is “open to making modest adjustments to programs like Medicare.” “The fact is, though, we can’t finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts...
  • Cameron, Like Henry VIII, Will Have to Face the Martyrs

    01/14/2013 9:21:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/14/13 | Cristina Odone
    The Prime Minister has been warned that he risks opening the door to the persecution of Catholics, writes Cristina OdoneThe pink complexion of the sportsman, the jowls of the bon viveur and an inscrutable gaze that only Hilary Mantel could decipher: Henry VIII and David Cameron have much in common. More than 1,000 Catholic clerics – bishops, priests, abbots – agree. They wrote to this newspaper on Saturday to warn the Prime Minister that he risked copying Henry’s example: by tampering with marriage he would open the door to the persecution of Catholics. Once gay marriage is legal, secularists can...
  • Ultra Long-Lasting Blu-Ray Optical Discs to Become Available This Spring. (M-Disc)

    01/14/2013 9:21:38 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/09/2013 12:15 AM | bAnton Shilov
    Millenniata Announces Blu-Ray Optical Disc Available in Spring 2013[01/09/2013 12:15 AM]by Anton Shilov Millenniata, a company known for ultra long-lasting DVDs with special coating, said this week that it will offer ulltra-durable Blu-ray M-Discs in the second quarter of 2013, increasing both the storage capacity and the accessibility of the M-Disc.The announcement marks a major step forward in permanent data storage solutions for businesses and consumers by making the M-Disc available in all the standard optical disc formats. The new Blu-ray M-Discs will be writable and readable on any Blu-ray combo drive – an enormous step for Millenniata, as the...
  • New Humanoid Species Discovered

    01/14/2013 9:19:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Theresa
  • No Spending Cuts? Another Downgrade!

    01/14/2013 9:15:12 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 15 replies
    1/14/13 | Originalbuckeye
    Did not Moodys say they would downgrade our credit rating again if there are not significant spending cuts? Why aren't the Republicans shouting that from the rooftops?
  • 4 Women Strip, Protest Vatican Gay Marriage Stance

    01/14/2013 9:11:20 AM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/13 | AP
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four women have gone topless in St. Peter's Square to protest the Vatican's opposition to gay marriage.</p> <p>Police quickly took the women away Sunday, and the pope appeared not to have been disturbed as he delivered his traditional prayer from his studio window overlooking the piazza.</p>
  • MARYLAND DEMOCRAT TO INTRODUCE BILL FORCING NON-MEMBERS OF TEACHERS UNION TO PAY DUES

    01/14/2013 9:08:43 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 01/14/2013 | n/a
    As right-to-work legislation makes significant victories across the country, allowing employees to decide whether or not they want to join a union, the Maryland teachers union appears to be taking the opposite approach. According to the Washington Examiner, the union is actively planning to make even non-union teachers pay dues in the near future. The Washington Examiner explains: Del. Sheila Hixson, D-Montgomery County, will introduce a bill on behalf of the Maryland State Education Association to require nonunion educators to pay a so-called fair share fee to unions equivalent to about 68 percent of the local dues. Under Maryland law,...
  • Just a Thought

    01/14/2013 9:04:10 AM PST · by Hulka · 25 replies
    Self | 14 Jan 2013 | Self
    With all this discussion regarding gun control measures and increased mental health screening, it occurs to me that while most everyone agrees we need better screening to ensure mentally unstable people do not obtain firearms, the question is: Who will decide who is "mentally unstable"? The government? Will the federal government dictate mental health exams prior to purchasing firearms? Do you trust the government to decide who is "sane" when it comes to owning a firearm? Recall DHS issued guidelines stating conservatives, patriots, veterans, NRA members and others that support and defend our founding principles are to be looked at...
  • Thousands apply for 200 Target jobs

    01/14/2013 8:59:08 AM PST · by traumer · 23 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Thousands of people applied for 200 new jobs at Target over the last three days in Northeast Albuquerque. RELATED Golden Pride hit with red sticker Colorado search volunteers frustrated UNM fraternity evicted from house 5-car crash stalls traffic on I-25 Sunday Lawmakers to battle over licenses for illegal immigrants KOAT Action 7 News went to Target's job fair at the Marriott Uptown every day and continued to find lines snaking around the building. Candidates only have a one in 35 chance in getting a job, but many have said they're confident they can stand out from the pack....
  • Cops: Women stole police cruiser, drove to McDonald's

    01/14/2013 8:58:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel (via Tampa Bay Times) ^ | January 14, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    St. Pete cops said that Vanessa Nicole Brooks, 22, stole their cruiser while they were inside an apartment investigating a domestic quarrel, reports the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg. As Brooks backed the car up, she hit another police car before taking off.