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  • Groundhog Day for Immigration (Rubio's plan is same as Dems)

    01/14/2013 8:33:57 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Monday January 14, 2013 | Mark Krikorian
    The Wall Street Journal profile on Rubio’s amnesty plan makes me want to take piano lessons or learn ice sculpture — because it’s Groundhog Day for immigration policy, and it’s like yesterday never happened. But the specific policies Ned Ryerson.......er...Rubio is selling are just the same old, same old: “earned” amnesty for illegal aliens plus de facto unlimited immigration, in exchange for promises to some day implement E-Verify and build more fencing. Even worse, what makes me want to throw a toaster into the bath tub is the utter lack of awareness that nothing Rubio’s saying is even remotely novel....
  • Walmart responds to 'suspended ammo' story

    01/14/2013 8:23:50 PM PST · by HiJinx · 149 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 14, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    The blogosphere has exploded with outrage in response to news that Walmart is suspending ammunition sales in anticipation of the Obama administration’s gun-control recommendations to Congress – but the retail giant tells WND the reports aren’t true. “That information is inaccurate,” said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman located at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. WND then asked whether the retail chain is cutting back on orders of ammunition. “No,” Hardie said. “We’re continuing to serve our customers as we have in the past.” She said Walmart’s ammunition sales policy has not changed, even amid talk of gun-control legislation in Washington,...
  • Mali Rebels Push On Despite French Strikes

    01/14/2013 8:23:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 14, 2013 | By DREW HINSHAW in Bamako, Mali, and DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS in Paris
    Islamist rebels chased Mali's army from a garrison town deep in its own territory on Monday, striking back at the weakest link in a nascent coalition after French fighter jets hit militant bases deep in the Sahara. The surprise move by what witnesses called a well-armed rebel force highlights the risk that the French campaign in Mali could widen as al Qaeda militants spread across the heart of the world's largest desert. The advancing fighters took control of the small barracks town of Diabaly after attacking and defeating the Malian army there, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. The...
  • Supreme Court to hear Florida property-rights case

    01/14/2013 8:20:52 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Jan 14 2013 | Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a property-rights case that could have national implications about what government can require landowners to do in exchange for allowing them to develop their property. The plaintiff, Coy Koontz Jr., took over the case for his deceased father who in 1994 sued Florida's St. Johns River Water Management District after it denied him permits to dredge and fill in wetlands on his 15-acre (6-hectare) parcel because of concerns about possible environmental damage. Koontz's original development plan called for destroying more than three acres of protected wetlands...
  • ‘Two and a Half Men’ review: It’s … getting better?

    01/14/2013 8:17:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Carter ^ | 10/5/2012
    Let’s all take a moment right about now to state what is the cool thing to say: “Two and a Half Men” is old, it’s stale, and it was funnier with Charlie Sheen. If you were to go around the internet right now, this is probably what you would hear. But for now, here’s something different: we have to admit that we are finding the show to be pretty funny this year. Is it one of the best shows on TV? No, but we would be remiss if we were to sit here, lie, and say that it is not...
  • YOUTUBE: Teachers Unions Explained (funny cartoon movie)

    01/14/2013 8:16:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2013
    YOU WILL ENJOY THIS PRESENTATION
  • Just how offensive is Sandra Lee’s crazy Kwanzaa cake?

    01/14/2013 8:10:26 PM PST · by Claud · 27 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 12/26/2010 | Francis Lam
    Just how offensive is Sandra Lee’s crazy Kwanzaa cake? A recent mea culpa from the creator of this Internet sensation raises the question: What is Kwanzaa food? It was the cultural mash-up that was destined for the Viral Video Hall of Fame: Sandra “Queen of QVC, First Lady of New York” Lee going all-out for African America with her Kwanzaa Cake. In the clip, the very perky — and it must be said, white — Lee takes her Semi-Homemade philosophy (yes, she refers to it as a “philosophy,” and yes, it’s trademarked) to new heights, using an array of store-bought...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-15-13

    01/14/2013 8:06:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-15-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 15, 2013 Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 2:5-12 It was not to angels that God subjected the world to come,of which we are speaking.Instead, someone has testified somewhere: What is man that you are mindful of him,or the son of man that you care for him?You made him for a little while lower than the angels;you crowned him with glory and honor,subjecting all things under his feet. In “subjecting” all things to him,he left nothing not “subject to him.”Yet at present we do not see “all things subject to him,” but...
  • Levin: If Obama sidesteps Congress on debt ceiling, ‘no choice’ but impeachment

    01/14/2013 7:59:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 213 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin said that if President Barack Obama sidesteps Congress on the debt ceiling fight and attacks the Congress’ constitutionally enumerated “core power” – that is control over spending and taxing — through executive action, Congress will have “no choice” but impeachment. Levin explained that if unilateral action by the White House — which White House spokesman Jay Carney ruled out — were to happen, it would infringe on Congress’ “core power” and should be punished with impeachment. “Now, if Obama unilaterally acts — and I think there’s a fan-dance going on here...
  • Tomorrow, Enforce the Twentieth Amendment, Section Three and OBAMA is GONE

    01/14/2013 7:58:24 PM PST · by Uncle Sham · 124 replies
    U.S. Constitution | January 14th, 2013 | Uncle Sham
    The Constitution does not allow someone who does not meet the eligibility requirements for President to legally serve no matter what the election results are. It's right there in the Constitution under the Twentieth Amendment, Section Three: "3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act...
  • Gilgamesh: The Warrior King

    Brian Godawa has been writing a fascinating fantasy series that takes place in the ancient Near East. It began with Noah Primeval which was rooted in the question, “What was going on in the world that was so horrible that mankind needed destroyed?” The series continued with Enoch Primordial (actually a prequel), which centered around the enigmatic Enoch. A man barely mentioned in the biblical accounts, but because he never died, and the other books attributed to him recount many a strange event, he has long been a person of high speculation. Godawa now steps out from filling in between...
  • Number of female students seeking sugar daddies to pay college tuition doubles in just one year

    01/14/2013 7:42:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14, 2013 | Laura Diamond
    Nearly three thousand U.S. college students went online in the search for a 'sugar daddy' to fund their education last year. Georgia State University and New york University were the top two schools for female students to seek out men willing to fund their tuition, with Pennsylvania's Temple University following closely behind for third place. According to the website SeekingArrangement.com, 2012 saw a 58per cent growth in female students signing up to be 'sugar babies,' which the site describes as 'attractive, intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented' women seeking 'financial pampering.'
  • Obama vows to 'vigorously pursue' gun control, prepares to release proposals

    01/14/2013 7:41:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 14, 2013
    President Obama says he plans to make public later this week the details of his plan to tighten firearms laws based on the findings of a White House task force he commissioned in the aftermath of the fatal Connecticut school shooting. The task force was led by Vice President Joe Biden and held its final White House meeting Monday, talking with members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Obama said Monday he planned to meet with Biden to review the findings and will “vigorously pursue” the recommendations in the next few days.
  • Obama administration hiding info on targeted killings of Americans - senator (Ron Wyden)

    01/14/2013 7:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 1/15/13
    A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being “adequately forthcoming” with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan, the frontrunner for the post of Director of the CIA, asking Brennan to provide Congress with the secret legal opinions defining the government’s capacity to pursue and kill US citizens suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by law...
  • Deadly Quiet Conversations

    01/14/2013 7:11:03 PM PST · by Noumenon · 121 replies
    T L in Exile Blog ^ | 01/14/2013 | T.L. Davis
    There are conversations taking place all over America. They are not being screamed from the mountain tops, they are being whispered from one end of the nation to the other. The Marxists have decided that Sandy Hook Elementary is a good enough reason to go ahead with the gun confiscation model used by totalitarian governments the world over. Senators, Governors, Representatives and the President have all come out to warn us that they are coming. How they come and how hard are the only questions left to be answered. We know who is proposing gun confiscation, or registration in preparation...
  • Michael Savage: Don't trust feds on flu shot

    01/14/2013 7:09:47 PM PST · by dynachrome · 106 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1-14-13 | Michael Savage
    Asking listeners to put aside his political orientation for a moment, talk-radio host Michael Savage questioned the federal government’s recommendation that citizens get a flu shot. “Did Harry Reid take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a flu shot? Did Joe Biden take a flu shot?” Savage asked. “Which of the mandarins took the flu shot?” He explained that he was talking specifically about vaccines and was not advocating the avoidance of all pharmaceuticals. Known for his many books on herbal medicines, Savage acknowledged he has benefited from “an awful...
  • Gun Owner's House Targeted by Burglars

    01/14/2013 7:01:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Carol Platt Liebau
    In the wake of a deplorable decision by the Journal News to publish the names and addresses of law-abiding citizens with gun permits,  a home in White Plains, NY was targeted by burglars attempting to steal the gunsIf a New York victim of gun violence is to be allowed the right to sue a gun manufacturers and distributor, for argument's sake, wouldn't it seem that the victim of the White Plains crime would have a strong case for suing the Journal News? After all, in both cases, criminal third parties took the product provided by the businesses at issue and...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 2170: Celestial Still Life

    01/14/2013 6:57:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | January 14, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In this celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines left of image center. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a red emission region, many dark absorption nebulae, and a backdrop of colorful stars. Like the common household items still life painters often choose for their subjects, these clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars are also commonly found in this setting -- a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation Monoceros. The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be...
  • Florida Legislature Puts Tuition For Children of Immigrants At Top Of Agenda

    01/14/2013 6:43:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    NBC17.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | John O'Connor
    Florida lawmakers are holding committee meetings in the state capital this week, preparing for the start of the legislative session on March 5th. So far, just a handful of education-related bills have been filed in the Florida House of Representatives. The big issue is complying with a federal court ruling that says Florida can not charge out-of-state tuition to the U.S.-born — or U.S. citizen — children of undocumented immigrants. Typically, out-of-state tuition is at least three times more expensive than in-state tuition. HB 29 would grant any U.S. citizen who graduates from a Florida high school after attending for...
  • The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

    01/14/2013 6:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Byron York
    Republicans, and many Democrats, are upset by the prospect of so-called sequestration cuts to the nation's defense budget. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is so alarmed that the day before the Senate took up what became the "fiscal cliff" agreement, he called a key Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to express deep concern that the cuts might go into effect. As it turned out, Congress put them off for two months. Sequestration would force the government to reduce discretionary spending by about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Roughly half of that, or $600 billion, would come from defense --...