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  • It’s Not the Message, It’s Not the Messenger, It’s the Voter

    01/21/2013 3:46:02 AM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    Nearly 3 months after the presidential election the Republicans are still trying to fix what they think went wrong. A popular culprit is the Republicans’ alleged failure to communicate forcefully or persuasively a message that would move voters presumably receptive to conservative policies and principles. Just in the last week Jonah Goldberg, Daniel Henninger, Ari Fleischer, Ross Douthat, and Karl Rove have worked variations on this theme. Yet we should remember that any act of communication comprises not just a sender and a message, but also a receiver. We need to focus on the nature of America’s political “receivers,” the...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 21, 2013

    01/21/2013 3:02:37 AM PST · by sneakers · 42 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Bedouins, Jews Charged with Terror Plot

    01/21/2013 3:00:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 1/20/2013 | Gil Ronen
    Two Bedouin Arabs and two Jewish accomplices have been charged with planning a terror rocket strike on Israel. The Shin Bet and the Negev Central Unit of the Israel Police arrested two Bedouin brothers, Mahmoud Abu Quidar, 25, and Sameh Abu Quidar, 22, in recent weeks. The two have admitted to being in contact with terror elements in Gaza and abroad, preparing explosive charges and attempting to build rockets for launching at Israel. Two additional suspects in the case are Jewish Israeli citizens, one of them an IDF soldier, who supplied the main suspects with weapons stolen from the IDF,...
  • Trayvon Martin scholarship to be awarded today to local student (Want repeal of Stand-Your-Ground)

    01/21/2013 2:47:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | January 17, 2013,
    DAYTONA BEACH -- The parents of Trayvon Martin are presenting a scholarship in their son's name during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Daytona Beach. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin were scheduled to join attorney Benjamin Crump for Thursday's annual banquet, hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for Florida, Inc., at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel to honor the civil rights leader. Trayvon's parents planned to present the scholarship to a local high-school senior. Crump is giving the keynote address. Trayvon Martin would have graduated from high school this year...
  • Defense deposes witness who says Trayvon was on top, Zimmerman crying for help

    01/21/2013 2:27:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 17, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    One of the most important defense witnesses in the George Zimmerman murder case – the one who told police he saw Trayvon Martin straddling Zimmerman and "throwing down blows on the guy kinda MMA-style," was quietly brought to the Seminole County Courthouse Dec. 11 and deposed, according to new court paperwork. The man, identified in court records only as "witness 6," was a neighbor who told authorities he heard and saw the fight. By identifying the clothes they wore, he told police that Zimmerman was on the bottom, was being beat up and was crying for help. Zimmerman is the...
  • Conrad Bain Of 'Diff'rent Strokes' Dead At 89

    01/21/2013 2:27:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WRIC ^ | 1.21.2013 | WRIC
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., according to his daughter, Jennifer Bain. He was 89. The show that made him famous debuted on NBC in 1978, an era when television comedies tackled relevant social issues. "Diff'rent Strokes" touched on serious themes but was known better as a family comedy that drew most of its laughs from...
  • Does it Take Another Civil War? (Cover that keyboard!)

    01/21/2013 1:20:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | January 20, 2013 | Michael T. Bucci
    To think that twenty young children massacred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14 would become catalysts to accelerate the continuing disintegration of American society was unconscionable on December 14th - and it remains unconscionable. While the nation fell into shock followed by grief, many wrote on the web, "Obama's gonna take away guns!" The narcissism of "2nd Amen" cultists is without boundaries it appears; to wit: the NRA rallies. The goal to divert attention away from those child victims of guns in order to refocus it on themselves (the firearms industry and their plebian Constitutionalists), to protecting gun-owner "rights" and...
  • Star Parker: Are MLK's Christian Values Welcome Today?

    01/21/2013 1:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Star Parker
    The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year's presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin. Let's recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech. So what...
  • Murder in the Mountains

    01/21/2013 12:36:06 AM PST · by iowamark · 50 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | January 19, 2013 | RICK BEARD
    On Jan. 18, 1863, troops from the 64th North Carolina Infantry under the command of Lt. Col. James Keith lined up 13 men and boys, ranging in age from 13 to 60, made them kneel and shot them at point-blank range. Then the soldiers tossed the bodies into a shallow grave, from where they were later reclaimed by family members for burial. This incident in Madison County, N.C., known to history as the Shelton Laurel massacre, was hardly the worst example of violence visited on civilian populations during the Civil War. On Aug. 21, 1863, scarcely a month after the...
  • Did Russia just overcome its 20-year demographic crisis?

    01/21/2013 12:24:31 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2012 | Max Fisher
    Since shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia has been struggling with a major demographic crisis. High infant mortality, low childbirth rates, and fleeing emigres have seen the population shrinking by more than half a million citizens every year, at a time when most countries are growing. The shrinking population weakens the Russian economy and imperils the country’s future. It’s bad. But could Russia’s demographic crisis finally be nearing an end? Forbes’ Russia-watcher Mark Adomanis digs into the latest official data and finds that Russia’s natural population decline appears to have so far leveled off for 2012:
  • Word of the Day, Monday, January 21, 2013 - Obloquy

    01/21/2013 12:17:38 AM PST · by tioga · 59 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Friday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. ObloquyNoun, pl. obloquies 1. Abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny: "I have had enough obloquy for one lifetime" (Anthony Eden). 2. The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice...
  • Russia may be an economic powerhouse, but it's no China

    01/21/2013 12:16:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 18 January 2013 | Andrew Ryvkin
    Russia is to become Europe's leading economy by 2030, surpassing Germany, and pushing the UK out of the top 10 by 2050, according to a new report titled Brics and Beyond released by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But should we believe them? It's not to say that Russia isn't able to become a leader. The largest oil producer in the world, and with its 2011 GDP (PPP) ranking just below Germany, Russia does seem like a candidate to become Europe's leading economy by 2030 and stay that way well into 2050. But that's only if you make a prognosis based on the utopia...
  • About That Overpopulation Problem

    01/21/2013 12:12:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 | Jeff Wise
    The world’s seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the 7 billionth living person came into existence. Lucky No. 7,000,000,000 probably celebrated his or her birthday sometime in March and added to a population that’s already stressing the planet’s limited supplies of food, energy, and clean water. Should this trend continue, as the Los Angeles Times noted in a five-part series marking the occasion, by midcentury, “living conditions are likely to be bleak for much of humanity.” A somewhat more arcane milestone, meanwhile, generated no media...
  • A Conspiracy So Immense: What will it take for the MSM to cover the progressive movement?

    01/20/2013 11:04:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    Let’s pretend that in the spring of 2012 Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, John Engler of the Business Roundtable, Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity, and Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association began to organize an assembly of right-leaning groups. Let’s pretend that in the months since there had been not one but two meetings where these luminaries joined with representatives of Christians United For Israel, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Tea Party Express, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the American Petroleum Institute to discuss strategy and promote a series of “structural...
  • Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case

    01/20/2013 10:53:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 19, 2013 | http://abcnews.go.com/author/alyssa_newcomb
    Former Ukrainan Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a galvanizing figure in the Orange Revolution of 2004, has been named a suspect in the murder of a powerful businessman and lawmaker and three others in 1996. Supporters of Tymoshenko, who is serving a seven-year sentence in a separate case, say the accusations are just the latest in an attempt by President Viktor Yanukovich to keep his rival behind bars. Tymoshenko's political party said the latest allegations represented a "shameful day in the history of the Ukrainian law enforcement system," The Associated Press reported.
  • New England Patriots the Lance Armstrong of the NFL

    01/20/2013 10:45:50 PM PST · by publius321 · 12 replies
    The Politics of Football... (video)
  • New England Patriots the Lance Armstrong of the NFL

    01/20/2013 10:44:52 PM PST · by publius321 · 4 replies
    The Politics of Football... (video)
  • High prices, Obama-noia at Miami gun show

    01/20/2013 10:40:47 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 20 Jan 2013 | Marc Caputo
    The Miami gun-show line stretched 200 people long. Many blamed President Barack Obama. This is what the president’s gun-control talk has wrought: long waits to get into gun shows, higher firearm and ammunition prices and more paranoia. The word “Obama” was frequently mumbled, muttered, hissed, cursed at Saturday’s Southern Classic Gun and Knife Show. “Obama” was a catch-all word, a gun-rights shibboleth of sorts, a no-longer-shocking swear, a conversation starter. To Calvin Hudson, a Miami Gardens resident bargain-hunting at the Miami-Dade fairgrounds firearms bazaar, the Obama-blaming was a sign people were being fooled into paying more in a firearms market...
  • A Republican Strategy at Last? The GOP will put the spotlight on feckless Senate Democrats.

    01/20/2013 10:39:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JANUARY 21, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Have House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or at least a viable one? Maybe so.They certainly need the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most reelected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other polls have similar results.In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican party and 51 percent have negative feelings. Toward Speaker John Boehner only 18 percent...
  • The Libyan boomerang in Mali

    01/20/2013 10:17:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:31 pm on January 19, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The history of the last thirty years of American policy in the Middle East and North Africa can be summed up in two words: unintended consequences.  The US has found itself pressured by outside events into interventions that have ended up backfiring in substantial ways.In most cases, one can argue with good reason that the US advanced other policies that more than compensated for the complications.  In Afghanistan, we armed the rebels in order to help bring down the Soviet Union.  We initially invaded Iraq to repel Saddam Hussein from Kuwait and to protect Saudi Arabian oil fields, which led...