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  • Reconciling Roe v. Wade

    01/22/2013 8:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Roe v. Wade, the SCOTUS decision that legalized abortion in the United States, marks a dubious 40th anniversary on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  According to published data by the Guttmacher Institute more than 55 million abortions have been performed during the last four decades.  Abortion -- and those children who were never born – exist in a place that is primarily out-of-sight and out-of-mind.  Although legally protected, abortion is among the few unspeakables in American society.  Thus, comprehending the impact on American society is even more difficult.  In a sense, it is hard to understand that which you never see. ...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: For first time, majority thinks abortion should be legal in all or most cases

    01/22/2013 8:23:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you're hung over from drinking the blues away on Inauguration Day, bad news: It's time to open another beer. New numbers on the 40th anniversary of Roe: According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions...In addition, a whopping 70 percent of Americans oppose the Roe v. Wade decision from being overturned, including 57 percent who feel strongly about this...By comparison, just 24 percent now want the Roe v. Wade decision...
  • Levin to Conservatives: FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

    01/22/2013 8:23:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "The day may come -perhaps soon- when abandoning the GOP for a new party is the best way to deal with events and stop the rise of tyranny.  I think the answer -at this moment- is for conservatives to retake the Republican Party. Reagan did it, and Reagan was opposed by the Republican establishment every step of the way, including the Bush family..." Mark Levin of course good to tune-into on a depressing Inauguration Day- and The Great One was in fine form yesterday afternoon: ...I don’t think Obama knows exactly what (Obama’s) going to go for in his second term,...
  • Pen colour makes students anxious

    01/22/2013 8:23:09 AM PST · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    News.AU .com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Lucy Kippist
    RED pen is bad for children's development. Or so say US researchers from University of Colorado who claim the pen colour can have a negative impact on how students feel about themselves and their teachers.
  • Abortion Summed Up In Just Three Words...

    01/22/2013 8:22:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
    When I found this it was too low res to post, but I had to recreate it, it's too good to not share...
  • Charts of the Day: The origin of the debt crisis (It took decades to get to the mess we are in)

    01/22/2013 8:19:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans blame Barack Obama for the national-debt explosion, and for good reason; about a third of the existing national debt has accrued in his four years in office. Democrats blame George W. Bush for it, as deficits returned during his eight years after a momentary respite under Bill Clinton and a (briefly) fiscal-conservative Republican Congress. A few Democrats still blame Ronald Reagan, whose defense spending supposedly first delivered big deficit spending.However, a new study from the St. Louis Fed argues that the problem began farther back — in 1970, when the federal government began to implement benefit programs that decoupled...
  • Why is Justice Scalia Wearing Sir Thomas More’s Hat?

    01/22/2013 8:19:47 AM PST · by SumProVita · 56 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | January 22, 2013 | Joe Carter
    At most inaugural events the sartorial buzz is about what designer dress the First Lady is wearing. But yesterday everyone was more interested in a Supreme Court Justice’s hat. Many people were left wondering: Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter’s hat?
  • Inaugural address: a defiant Obama reminds Americans why he is the most liberal president

    01/22/2013 8:18:59 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2013 | Nile Gardiner
    f anyone remains in any doubt that the next four years will be a relentless exercise in left-wing presidential radicalism, look no further than Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. This was not a president in any mood to reach out across the political aisle, or to give words of comfort to the nearly 60 million Americans who did not vote for him last November. His address was defiant and divisive, projecting his firm commitment to seeing through his avowedly liberal agenda in the face of concerted opposition on Capitol Hill and in the 30 states which have Republican Governors. This...
  • Harold Camping's Family Radio Stations Dropping Christian Content?

    01/22/2013 8:15:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2013 | By Katherine Weber
    Harold Camping's Family Radio Inc. (also referred to as Family Stations Inc.) has been undergoing changes as the radio network seeks to shed the non-commercial status of some of its properties, prompting some observers to wonder if these stations will also be shedding their Christian content. Specifically, it has been reported that the Christian radio network filed a request to have its WFME Newark station converted from a non-commercial to commercial operation on Jan 6. A visit to Family Radio's "reception reports" for New York shows that WFME is "off air" and has apparently been awaiting a fix for months....
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/22/2013 8:13:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | January 22, 2013 | MICHAEL GORMLEY, AP
    Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.
  • Is President Obama Liberalism's Gorbachev?

    01/22/2013 8:12:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    Angelo Codevilla has spent more than his share of time as a sojourner among America’s ruling class. He was a key part of the Reagan transition and point-man in the Gipper’s efforts to transform both the foreign and the intelligence services. Then later he served as a professor of International Relations at prestigious Boston University. From this vantage point, Codevilla was able to get a close look not only at the international relations elite, but at the entire American ruling class, from which the former are overwhelmingly drawn. I had the honor of sitting across a Skype line with Angelo...
  • Universities Slash Teachers' Hours to Evade ObamaCare

    01/22/2013 8:06:59 AM PST · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2012 | John Nolte
    If you want someone to lie to you and tell you how troubling it is when anyone's income is cut in Obama's economy, you'll want to stop reading right about now. I'm only willing to go as far as to say that I wish ObamaCare wasn't the cause of all this. But it simply is a beautiful thing to see the very institutions that carry Obama's water and attempt to brainwash more of his minions, deal first-hand with the consequences of their thoughtless advocacy: A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on...
  • Governors make pitch for low-sulfur gasoline

    01/22/2013 8:06:51 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Six governors joined the Washington, D.C. mayor in urging the Obama administration to swiftly propose mandates aimed at cutting smog-forming sulfur emissions from the nation’s roads and highways. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the state and district leaders insisted that the requirements governing sulfur emissions from gasoline are essential “to achieve our shared goal of clean air for all our citizens.” At issue is a long-stalled proposal to force refiners to slash sulfur emissions from 30 parts per million to 10 parts per million. The Environmental Protection Agency is set to formally propose the requirement, known as “Tier...
  • The New World Disorder [VDH]

    01/22/2013 8:06:03 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    With a diminished team at State, Defense, and the CIA, Obama can be Obama. John Brennan, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry will be confirmed. The three will provide a force-multiplying effect on the Obama foreign policy of disengagement. The chameleon Brennan will be very different from David Petraeus at the CIA; Hagel is no circumspect Leon Panetta; and there was a reason why the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was greeted with praise in a way John Kerry’s will not be. The trio is less competent than their predecessors, but also perhaps more representative of a country...
  • You Can't Ban Evil

    01/22/2013 7:57:03 AM PST · by Wuli · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kira Davis
    [there is no text, everything is in her video clip]
  • Piers Morgan’s Desperate Attacks on His Critics

    01/22/2013 7:56:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2013 | Michael Moynihan
    When he’s not solving America’s gun problem, CNN host Piers Morgan spends an extraordinary amount of time battling his critics (there are many) and defending his journalistic integrity. In the course of doing the former, he frequently damages the latter. Because random Twitter trolls, long-time adversaries, and politically disagreeable guests on Piers Morgan Tonight are dismissed as hacks, morons, and scumbags. When I recently criticized him for trivializing the gun-control debate by arguing with unserious people on a very serious topic, Morgan responded with the grace and dignity befitting a CNN journalist: he called me a “poisonous little twerp” on...
  • Just Because California Is Terrible, that Doesn’t Mean Texas Is Perfect.

    01/22/2013 7:53:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Texas is in much better shape than California. Taxes are lower, in part because Texas has no state income tax. No wonder the Lone Star State is growing faster and creating more jobs.And the gap will soon get even wider since California voters recently decided to drive away more productive people by raising top tax rates.But a key challenge for all governments is controlling the size and cost of bureaucracies.Government employees are probably overpaid in both states, but the situation is worse in California, as I discuss in a recent interview with John Stossel.But being better than California is not exactly a...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEONINE SACRAMENTARY, 01-22-13

    01/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-22-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LEONINE SACRAMENTARY The oldest of the Latin sacramentaries or liturgical books. It was erroneously attributed to Pope Leo I and was in use from the fourth to the seventh centuries. It contains neither canons nor the Ordinary of the Mass, but many propers, collects, prefaces, secrets, postcommunions, and orations, together with ordination forms. Many of these prayers are still in use today. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Significance of Obama’s Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    commentary Magazine ^ | 01.21.2013 | Peter Wehner
    President Obama’s inaugural address was eloquent and moving in parts. It was also deeply partisan and polarizing, something that is unusual for a day normally devoted to unity and common purpose. But not in Barack Obama’s America. In his inaugural speech he did what he seemingly cannot keep himself from doing: portraying himself and his followers as Children of Light and portraying his opponents as Children of Darkness. You are either with Obama–or you are with the forces of cruelty and bigotry. In Obama’s world, there is no middle ground. He is the Voice of Reason; those who oppose him...
  • DHS: Sport rifle (AR-15) “suitable for personal defense"

    01/22/2013 7:41:54 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 31 replies
    RadioViceOnline ^ | 1-15-13 | Steve McGough
    Department of Homeland Security: Sport rifle (AR-15) “suitable for personal defense” Posted by Steve McGough on January 15, 2013 at 8:28 am The United States Department of Homeland Security has stated a rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO (compatible with .223) with a magazine capacity of 30 rounds is “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters…” Well smack me up-side the head. First, a hat tip to Breitbart’s Awr Hawkins who pointed us to a posted General Services Administration (GSA) business opportunity solicitation posted and updated last summer. Basically, the site posts a request for proposal (RFP) for personal defense...
  • Cuomo’s adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The city’s population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>“Hospitals can’t discharge to us,” said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. “Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.”</p>
  • ObamaCare Strikes Again

    01/22/2013 7:37:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    "Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt." --William Cobbett What is it with this administration -- a general envy and resentment of success ("You didn't build that!") or just a general incompetence at anything to do with basic economics? Like the old and bitter truth that the surest way to make something scarcer is to tax it. The administration's latest victim is the American medical-device industry -- the people who make everything from body-scanning machines to catheters to glucose meters, anything regulated by...
  • U.S. faces drug shortages in treating multidrug-resistant TB

    01/22/2013 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By David Beasley
    Reuters) - More than 80 percent of health departments in the United States that treat tuberculosis resistant to standard treatment have trouble obtaining the drugs they need to cure the disease, according to a national survey released on Thursday.
  • Obama’s Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones: • Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. • “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now! • “Sustainable (read: green) energy”? “America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it” — now!...
  • Michelle Obama Substitutes Eye Rolling for Politics (Stay classy Ma'am)

    01/22/2013 7:33:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On Inauguration Day there was lots of talk about laying aside partisan differences and coming together as a nation. However, during the inaugural luncheon Michelle Obama's body language indicated that if she has anything to say about it over the next four years, laying aside and coming together will include rolling her eyes. [SNIP] Then the President 'laid aside' and 'came together' by accusing political adversaries who were genuinely wishing him well of being those who trade "absolutism for principle...substitute spectacle for politics...[and] treat name-calling as reasoned debate." Part of the ceremony included freshly-tanned Republican Speaker of the House John...
  • Which Seniors Organization is the best alternative to AARP? (major Vanity)

    01/22/2013 7:29:46 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 23 replies
    me | January 22, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople
    I know this is a major vanity. However, I want to know what's the best Seniors Organization out there. I turned 50 last June, and I'm thinking about retiring from my teaching job. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage goes up dramatically for retirees, and I'd like something that might be more affordable. I definitely want something opposing AARP, which is the Seniors Political Arm of the Obama Administration. However, in doing research there's several to choose from. AMAC, American Seniors Association, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the National Active Retirement Association, etc. Which one to choose? Which one's best?...
  • On this sad 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, here's an uplifting short video on the power of life.

    01/22/2013 7:27:47 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 5 replies
    Prenatal screening won't tell us anything about what each individual will do with the life God has given them. That is up to each individual. It's time for American to trust in the power of our potential. It's time for America to trust in the power of life.
  • Dave Says Hold that Cash

    01/22/2013 7:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Recently, my husband had to quit his job due to an old back injury. We have $25,000 in debt, but I’ll be receiving a $38,000 inheritance in a couple of weeks. Should we use the money to pay off our debt, or hold on to it in case he needs surgery?KristenDear Kristen,Now is the time to keep the cash piled high. You’re in the middle of an emergency, and that means you push the pause button on your Total Money Makeover and stop paying extra on debt. Surgery is a possibility at this point, plus you may need...
  • Killing Conservative Talk Radio, One Market at a Time

    01/22/2013 7:27:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    "First they came for the local radio hosts...." If you want a glimpse into the real, practical mechanisms whereby unprincipled political power diminishes and silences opposing voices, look not to the nationally-publicized attacks on Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck. Look to what happens at the local level, to people who do not have a national microphone and millions of defenders. Consider the example of Brainerd, Minnesota's (population 13,613) local conservative radio show. For almost two years, Guy Green and his partner Tony Bauer have hosted The Speakeasy with Guy Green, a two-hour political talk show airing five nights a week...
  • Michelle Obama Has Officially Saved the Economy

    01/22/2013 7:25:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/2013 | Matthew
    Perhaps I'm the only one that can appreciate true culture. Perhaps I'm the only one that can appreciate the 'shovel ready' jobs being created by the thousands right as I type this. Maybe it's the time that the American economy has finally roared back to life with massive growth and tumbling unemployment. Yes, I expect unemployment to be down near 3% by the end of the year with GDP growth near 20%. Why? Well, Michelle Obama saved it all herself. Don't believe me? Well, she has personally (well, I mean through taxpayer money) injected tens of thousands of dollars into...
  • Fiscal and Social Conservatives: Both are needed to fight cultural/fiscal liberalism, which are one.

    01/22/2013 7:23:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/22/2013 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America, because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By social conservatism I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity — Liberty, In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum. It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist on...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/22/2013 7:20:38 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
    1/22/13 | Hiskid
  • Global Unemployment to Surge Past 2009 Record

    01/22/2013 7:12:54 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2013 | 12:00 AM EST | By CNBC's Katy Barnato
    <p>World unemployment could top record levels this year and continue rising until 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday in its annual employment report.</p> <p>2009 currently stands as the worst recorded year for world unemployment, with 198 million people across the globe without work.</p>
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 7:12:47 AM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • New Zealand Environmental Advocate Launches Campaign To Ban Cats As Pets

    01/22/2013 7:08:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 95 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | January 22,2013 | FoxNews/AP
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign.
  • In cable the day he died, U.S. ambassador warned Clinton about Benghazi security

    01/22/2013 7:05:42 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | January 2 2, 2013 | John Solomon
    Cable from Chris Stevens was chock full of reports on regional violence, concerns about local security capabilitiesJust hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.... [snip] Militia leaders told U.S. officials just two days before the attack that they were angered by U.S. support of a particular candidate for Libyan prime minister and warned “they would not...
  • Gun Nut in the White House

    01/22/2013 7:04:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Jerry Philipson
    President Obama’s response to the mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut, reeks of opportunism and hypocrisy. It was, is, a callous, coldblooded, heartless effort to take advantage of a horrific event for political gain. Prior to the mass murder in Newtown, Obama and the Democrats paid lip service to the issue of gun control in the U.S. and basically ignored it and stayed as far away from it as possible because there was no political advantage in taking it on and because taking it on could have hurt them substantially politically. Virtually as soon as the first shot was fired Obama...
  • Republicans and moderates: Don’t waste your money on Scott Brown

    01/22/2013 7:00:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/13 | Jack Carlson
    In 2010, when Scott Brown ran for Senate in the special election that followed Ted Kennedy’s death, his campaign attracted sensational attention and an outpouring of financial support from Republicans across the United States. In 2012, Brown failed to defend his seat against Elizabeth Warren, in the most expensive congressional race in the nation (and the most expensive contest in Massachusetts history). Now Brown has a chance to run yet another senatorial campaign — this time, it seems, against his most formidable foe yet: 20-term congressman Ed Markey. If the Republican Party has any sense, any esteem for fiscal conservatism,...
  • EU grouping gets OK for financial transaction tax

    01/22/2013 7:00:01 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    USNews&WorldReport ^ | 1-22-2013 | By DON MELVIN and JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) — A group of 11 European Union countries was given the go-ahead Tuesday to work on the introduction of a tax on financial transactions.</p> <p>The tax is designed to help pay for the rescue of Europe's banks and discourage risky trading. It would apply to anyone in the 11 countries who makes a bond or share trade or bets on the market using complex financial products called derivatives.</p>
  • Missouri Sheriffs Pledge To Not Enforce Obama’s Gun Control Laws

    01/22/2013 6:59:53 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 24 replies
    KMOX - St. Louis ^ | January 21, 2013
    JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo (KMOX) – As President Barack Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., Sheriff Charles M. Heiss, R-Johnson County is asking fellow law enforcers to sign and send this letter to the president. The letter expresses concern with the Obama administration and the president’s gun control laws he laid out before Congress last week. “It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation,” Heiss...
  • Exactly what the hell are we celebrating, Washington?

    01/22/2013 6:57:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Canadian Free Press ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    Ever the provocateur, Rob was on Twitter ripping on Obama’s inaugural comments in real time, only to draw a rebuke from a member of the MSM who said that today he should “give it a rest” and “celebrate that we can do this peacefully.” That got me thinking: Do what peacefully? Throw a huge, expensive party (regardless of who paid for it) so that official Washington can celebrate itself?
  • EU: Let’s regulate journalists

    01/22/2013 6:55:19 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You know what would really improve the quality of journalism, at least in the opinion of the EU? Give bureaucrats the power to fire reporters for, er,abuses. The European Union scolded the UK for not establishing a government “council” to oversee its media industry, and called for “councils” in every member state with the power to fire reporters that they deem outside the pale: And don’t fall under the misapprehension that these “media councils” will operate independently, either. They will be under the jurisdiction of Brussels at all times:
  • Hillary’s Halloween: “We Will Not Allow Anyone to Question Kosovo’s Independence.

    01/22/2013 6:50:33 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    juliagorin.com ^ | 20JAN12 | Julia Gorin
    This Cannot be Discussed” My apologies for only getting to it now, but this one was at least as good as “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” In fact, it’s better, since it comes from a representative of the “Land of the Free,” which in the past two decades has been trying to out-Sovietize the old Soviet Union. In case I thought there was only one meaning to my statement that you just can’t talk about Kosovo, on Halloween Hillary made it official in more ways than one: Kosovo is my personal matter, Clinton says (Oct. 31, 2012) U.S....
  • Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists

    01/22/2013 6:48:47 AM PST · by cartan · 5 replies
    A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists. The “high level” recommendations that will be used to draft future EU legislation also attack David Cameron for failing to automatically implement proposals by the Lord Justice Leveson inquiry for a state regulation of British press. A "high level" EU panel, that includes Latvia’s former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, last year to report on "media freedom...
  • Is Obamacare Socialism or Fascism?

    01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    america spectator ^ | 1.18.13 | David carton
    It seemed that the grocery chain’s CEO, John Mackey, was that elusive creature for whom Diogenes searched so fruitlessly — an honest man. Mackey is currently promoting his new book, Conscious Capitalism, and has therefore subjected himself to a series of media interviews, including one recently broadcast on NPR. During that interview, he was asked if his opinion of Obamacare had changed since he wrote, in the Wall Street Journal, “All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to receive scarce treatments.” He answered as follows: “Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism....
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Opposition

    01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role. The basic premise hasn't changed: as much as the statists want you to love them, they want you to hate their opponents even more. Until a time when political opposition can be eliminated completely, having opponents can still be useful: you...
  • Abortion, Legalism, and the Truth (vanity)

    01/22/2013 6:47:47 AM PST · by EverHopeful · 1 replies
    On January 22nd, 1973, forty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unrestricted abortion. On October 20th, 1999, as the U.S. Senate was giving consideration to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Senator Rick Santorum, the chief sponsor of the bill, debated with Senator Barbara Boxer, a strong opponent of it, on the floor of the Senate. During their exchange, both Boxer and Santorum endorsed the legal personhood of a fully birthed newborn. Santorum then asked Boxer if she supported the legality of abortion of a fetus an instant prior to it being fully birthed. Boxer refused to directly answer...
  • Rand Paul: House leaders ‘retreated’ on debt ceiling

    01/22/2013 6:46:23 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Sen. Rand Paul accused House Republican leaders of having “retreated” in the face of a confrontation with President Barack Obama, criticizing their decision to vote on raising the U.S. debt ceiling this week during a speech in South Carolina Monday night. In remarks to the Charleston Meeting, a gathering of conservative leaders in the first-in-the-South presidential primary state, Paul rebuked the House for its plans to delay the debt limit fight by a few months. Republicans intend to vote this week on raising the country’s statutory debt limit to delay a spending standoff with the White House by about three...
  • Obama Hails Stonewall Riots as Civil Rights Landmark in Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 6:45:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/21/13 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama hailed a riot in which homosexual rioters, some dressed in drag, pelted police officers with bottles and attempted to set them on fire for raiding a mafia-controlled gay bar. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” the president said just after noon today. The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969,...
  • Catholic Schools in Blitar Agree to Provide Islamic Lessons [Indonesia]

    01/22/2013 6:41:13 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 1/17/13 | Indra Harsaputra
    Six Catholic schools in Blitar municipality, East Java, have finally given in to a local ordinance and will provide Islamic lessons for their Muslim students. The city ordinance requires all Muslim students to be able to read and write Koranic verses. The head of the Religious Affairs Ministry’s office in Blitar, Imam Mukhlis, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the six schools had finally agreed to provide Islamic teachers for their Muslim students. “We met today [Tuesday] and everything is just fine and there is no problem. They are willing to carry out the city ordinance,” he said. A...