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  • Filibuster Deal Restricts Senators’ Rights to Debate Judicial Nominees

    01/25/2013 5:56:45 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | January 24, 2013 | Todd Gaziano and Andrew Kloster
    This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced a potential filibuster deal that, among other problematic provisions, limits post-cloture debate on federal district court nominees (and non-Cabinet-level officials). Senators currently have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the merits of a district court nominee; the new rule would permit only two hours. This proposal would seriously undermine the rights of sitting senators to call attention to problematic district court nominees and, as a consequence, would enable the President to make more philosophically questionable and professionally unqualified nominations in the future....
  • GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    01/25/2013 5:51:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Matt Towery
    Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP. Wow, he finally figured that out. And to reporters about his ticket's defeat in November, Rep. Paul Ryan stated that there was a failure to turn potential Republican voters out -- again, another "ah ha" moment. What is really going on is that the more old-time Republican Establishment is starting to realize that simply playing the same old game against a new, brilliant and Democratic political juggernaut led by their symbol of success, President Obama, will likely yield the...
  • Howie Carr: Memo to D.C.: Take Kerry, he’s all yours

    01/25/2013 5:39:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2013 | Howie Carr
    None of his fellow solons was impolite enough yesterday to ask U.S. Sen. John Forbes Kerry the only question anybody really wants him to answer. “Senator, are you really worth $193 million?” [Snip Nobody questioned Kerry about his famous initial 1971 appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recounting the stories of other Vietnam veterans (which he’d been told, he made sure to say) “of times that they personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable radios to human genitals, cut off limbs, blew up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/25/2013 5:38:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | ap
    A judge is holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Neither prosecutors nor defense lawyers have revealed the purpose of the hearings, which have been taking place in Washington behind closed doors. Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, are petitioning to open the proceedings. The next hearing takes place on February 7. Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, whose body was found in Washington's Rock Creek Park. The case captured the nation's attention because of Levy's relationship with California congressman Gary Condit. Condit was...
  • Bill To Set Limit For Driving While Stoned Has A Good Chance

    01/25/2013 5:34:36 AM PST · by wolfman23601 · 40 replies
    A plan is in the works to set a limit for people driving while under the influence of marijuana, and this time lawmakers say they’ll get it done. There’s a lot of pressure on lawmakers after legalizing pot. As the number of users grows, there is growing concern the number of people driving under the influence will as well. In 2011, the most recent data available, 13 percent of deadly crashes in Colorado involved pot.
  • Tricky Times target (18 editors to be laid off at the NY Times!)

    01/25/2013 5:28:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Keith Kelly
    The deadline for New York Times newsroom managers to take voluntary buyouts came and went yesterday — without reaching the target of 30 takers. Now, insiders are worried that involuntary cuts — layoffs — will start. Jill Abramson, the executive editor overseeing the process, declined to comment yesterday as the deadline passed but several insiders worried that as few as a dozen raised their hands and volunteered — meaning up to 18 heads must roll.
  • Politico: Kerry Appointment Shows Obama Seeks To 'Save The World' With Climate-Change Deals

    01/25/2013 5:27:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Gee, maybe one day we'll look back and realize that the advent of Barack Obama was the day "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." Politico, at least, apparently thinks so. In an item today, Politico claimed that "Obama’s choice of John Kerry as the nation’s top diplomat is the strongest signal to the international community — and the smart set in Washington’s political class — that the president is truly committed to striking deals designed to save the world."
  • Feinstein Gun Control Bill to Exempt Government Officials

    01/25/2013 5:27:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 110 replies
    Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein's gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt. "Mrs. Feinstein's measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel," the Washington Times reports.
  • Man arrested in connection with terror offences in Syria

    IS THIS THE FUTURE OF AMERICA? IMMIGRANTS HELPING TERRORISTS? - A 31-year-old man has been arrested in London on suspicion of terror offences in Syria, Scotland Yard has said. The unnamed man will be charged with the "preparation of terrorist acts" contrary to section five of the Terrorism Act 2006. He was arrested by counter terrorism (SO15) officers investigating people travelling to Syria to support terrorist activities. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Friday.
  • Meet the 23-year-old squatter who's moved into palatial $2.5MILLION waterfront mansion in Florida

    01/25/2013 5:27:04 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 25 2013 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Andre Barbosa can safely say that he has one of the nicest homes on the block in Boca Raton, Florida. But the 23-year-old Brazilian national does not own or even rent the palatial $2.5million estate legally - he is a squatter. Barbosa, originally from the neighboring Pompano Beach, moved into 580 Golden Harbour Drive in July Now he is threatening to use an obscure real estate law that allows people to claim a property as their own if they stay there for seven years. No one witnessed Barbosa breaking into the 7,522-squae foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom waterfront home, so he cannot...
  • Does Hillary have double vision after blood clot scare? Close up shot shows 'Fresnel prism' lenses

    01/25/2013 5:26:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2013 | Kerry McDermott
    Complete Headline: Does Hillary have double vision after blood clot scare? Close up shot shows 'Fresnel prism' lenses in Clinton’s glasses Hillary Clinton's glasses appeared to have a Fresnel prism on the lens when she appeared before the Senate this week The stick-on prisms are used to assist people experiencing double vision Doctors discovered a blood clot close to Clinton's brain after she suffered a fall and concussion last month Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wasted no time in getting back to business since returning to work following treatment for a blood clot. But tiny lines visible on the...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, January 25, 2013- Hebetude

    01/25/2013 5:26:42 AM PST · by tioga · 92 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”. HebitudeNoun Dullness of mind; mental lethargy. 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 makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread...
  • Ohio man banned from having children

    01/25/2013 5:06:28 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 24, 2013
    ELYRIA, Ohio, - An Ohio judge ordered an admitted deadbeat dad not to have any more children until he proves he can support the four he already has. Asim Taylor, 35, of Elyria was ordered not to procreate during the 5-year probation he was given by Lorain County Judge James Walther after pleading guilty to nearly $79,000 in unpaid child support going back to 2009. The Elyria Morning Journal said Walther wrote his order is in the "interests of doing justice, rehabilitating the offender." Walther's order can be lifted if Taylor proves he has the wherewithal to support another child...
  • (RINO) Kirk working on bipartisan gun control bill

    01/25/2013 5:02:34 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | January 25, 2013 | Kerry Lester
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, newly returned to Congress after suffering a stroke, is becoming a central figure in the Senate's gun control debate. An aide in Kirk's office has confirmed that the Highland Park Republican is working with two Democrats to draft bipartisan gun control legislation. One of those is Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, with whom Kirk is working on legislation to crack down on gun trafficking. "Proud to partner w/@Senator Kirk to introduce the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act next week — common sense, bipartisan gun safety reform," Gillibrand, of New Brunswick, tweeted Thursday.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SERIESNESS THREAD***

    01/25/2013 5:01:49 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 123 replies
    Today is "Opposite Day" When : Always January 25th Opposite Day is a topsy, turvy day when everything you say, do, see, and hear are the opposite. If you say go left, you mean go right. If you say look up, it means look down. If you see your left foot...is it really your right?  Although for most in Washington, EVERY day is Opposite Day... Yesiree, Bob. Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing. This special day is celebrated primarily among school children. Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into...
  • Schools asking students for suggestions on security

    01/25/2013 5:01:11 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies
    Child in school | 25 January 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Schools in the area are asking students about suggestions on security at the same time schools are putting in place valid measures for control of access to the school. One must show ID and wear badges to be able to enter the school. All of that is fine. However, when students brought up the fact that almost ALL of the doors providing entry to the school are glass, the teacher told them one must also consider cost.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/25/13)[Prayer]

    01/25/2013 4:57:24 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YAHPsalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.
  • Bobby Jindal - GOP Needs To Stop Being The Stupid Party

    01/25/2013 4:57:01 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 32 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/25/13 | LD Jackson
    I'm sure by now that most everyone has heard about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and his remarks at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before I get to the bulk of my post, let me preface it by saying I am not endorsing or disregarding Governor Jindal's remarks. I do, however, believe they merit a discussion. To do anything less is to be naive about the condition of the Republican Party. Changes, you say? Yes, I said the changes the Republican Party needs to make. If we do not, we may as well resign our party...
  • The NLRB Makes the Case Against Itself

    01/25/2013 4:52:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Fred Wszolek
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Summary of Operations for fiscal year 2012, released last week, shows an agency that is significantly over-funded. In 2010, the Obama Administration increased the agency’s budget even though it previously operated with a fiscal year-end surplus. Now, the operating report reveals that the agency’s business continues to erode with the decline of unionization in the private sector making its increased appropriation even more unnecessary than it was in 2010. According to the report, issued by Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, total case intake decreased by three percent; unfair labor practice case intake decreased by...
  • Scarborough: Blood Will Be On Pentagon's Hands If It Lowers Standards For Women

    01/25/2013 4:52:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough was a voice in the politically-correct wilderness this morning on the subject of women in combat. On today's Morning Joe, as other panelists voiced unerring if occasionally cautious support for the Pentagon's decision to permit women in combat, Scarborough sounded a stern warning note. "I'll be damned; if we find out that the Pentagon is lowering standards for politically-correct reasons, then you know what? Then the blood of dead Americans in future battles will be on their hands." View the video here.
  • Women In Combat: "Fairness" Vs. Biological Fact

    01/25/2013 4:49:30 AM PST · by suspects · 44 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2013 | Michael Graham
    President Obama, in dogged pursuit of his liberal Nirvana, is free to lift the ban on women serving in combat positions. He is, alas, unable to repeal the laws of nature, physics or gravity. Ask a combat veteran you know how he would have felt knowing that, after being wounded in combat, the only person around to pick him up and carry him to safety was a 5-foot-3, 120-pound woman. Ask any active duty serviceman how he’d feel knowing that, as he lay on the ground bleeding, the only thing between him and a cave-hardened Tali-ban killer was a 20-year-old...
  • RUSSIANS NEAR RAIL POINT BELOW ROSTOV; ALLIES IN TUNISIA STIFFEN AFTER LOSSES (1/25/43)

    01/25/2013 4:49:17 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/25/43 | Guido Enderis, Raymond Daniell
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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 25, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/25/2013 4:49:03 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/25/13 | Joel Osteen
    He Wants to Surprise You Today's Scripture “If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you...all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you...” (Deuteronomy 28:1–2, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria A surprise is simply something good that you weren’t really expecting. It’s something that makes you feel special and lets you know that someone is thinking about you. Surprises bring us joy and lift our hearts. Your heavenly Father wants to surprise you and overtake you with His goodness. He...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 25, 2013]

    01/25/2013 4:48:09 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Leave Room for God "When it pleased God . . ." —Galatians 1:15 As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him-to give God “elbow room.” We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses. Would we be surprised if God came into our meeting or into our preaching in a way we had never expected Him to come? Do not look for God to come in a particular way, but do look for Him. The way to make...
  • New Zealand fertilizer firms suspend sales of DCD after traces found in milk

    01/25/2013 4:41:37 AM PST · by VAFreedom · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | 1/25/2013 | LUCY CRAYMER
    A TOXIC substance has been found in New Zealand milk, in a potential blow to the nation's $NZ11.5 billion ($9.2 billion) dairy industry. The country's two biggest fertiliser companies, Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, have suspended sales of a chemical treatment sold to farmers after low levels of dicyandiamide, or DCD, were found in dairy products.
  • Old, senile constitution "just not with it any more"

    01/25/2013 4:37:13 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies
    Talking Points ^ | 1/25/13 | Talking Points
    That's the new meme on the left. Old, senile grandma constitution is "just not with it any more". She was good back in her day, but it's time to put the old dear to sleep. So saith King Obama in his second crowning, saying of the contitution that he and his ilk intend to "bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time." As disgusting as that statement is when applied to the second amendment, don't think that it was intended to stop there. The left are currently saying the same thing about the first amendment. They're...
  • Diversity With Conceit

    01/25/2013 4:34:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    The diversity warriors, with no sense of humor and short on irony, keep looking for victims in all the old places. President Obama, advertising his inaugural address as a call to unity and a "coming together as one people," rounded up the usual suspects as if nothing in America had changed since Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall. The suffragettes at Seneca Falls in 1848, the marchers at Selma in 1965 and the resisters at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 all led the way toward tolerance, but the president spoke of their sacrifice as if frozen in a time warp of...
  • Report: Sheila Jackson Lee is ‘worst boss’ on Capitol Hill

    01/25/2013 4:28:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 24, 2013
    Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a tough boss. Even she will tell you that. After all, one former staff member famously told the conservative web site The Daily Caller that the Democratic congressman once declared, “I’m a queen, and I demand to be treated like one.” A 2011 Texas on the Potomac investigation revealed that Jackson Lee went through more staff more quickly than any other member of the Texas congressional delegation. Now, a new study by the Washington Times found that the veteran Texas Democrat had the highest turnover rate for all of Congress over the past decade....
  • The Old Republic and Obama's America

    01/25/2013 4:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared: "What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago." Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...
  • We need a new Gun Law- Those who cannot purchase one cannot write legislation on them! (vanity)

    01/25/2013 4:17:14 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    All of these legislative pieces floating around in various Chambers got me to thinking.....some of the people actually WRITING gun legislation could not even walk into a store and purchase a gun. That needs to be made unlawful. Surely everyone can agree that people who cannot legally buy a gun should not be able to write laws regarding them. Barack Obama admitted to using drugs- he could not legally purchase a gun yet is helping to write gun legislation. Bobby Rush of IL is a felon- he also could not legally purchase a gun yet he is once again proposing...
  • Does Poverty Still Matter?

    01/25/2013 4:12:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The Republican Party is picking up the pieces. Speaking of the ticket's loss for the first time since the election, Rep. Paul Ryan noted that many voters "don't think or know that we have good ideas" on fighting poverty and "helping people move up the ladder of life." It's not surprising that Ryan, who got his start working for Jack Kemp and William Bennett at Empower America, sees the world this way. Though it's a total secret to members of the press and the Democratic Party, conservative intellectuals have been grappling with the problems of poverty in America for several...
  • Today's Toons 1/25/13

    01/25/2013 4:08:09 AM PST · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/25/13 | pookie18
    Click om link.
  • A Bad Lip Reading of Barack Obama's Inauguration

    01/25/2013 4:03:20 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 24, 2013 | BadLipReading
    Inauguration 2013: A Bad Lip Reading
  • Turkish community accuses Lego of racism

    01/25/2013 3:57:46 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    London, Jan. 24 (ANI): The Turkish community has accused popular toy manufacturer Lego of promoting racism through a Star Wars toy that allegedly depicts a mosque. Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria had claimed that toy, a Jabba's Palace model from Lego's Star Wars range, is offensive because it resembles the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, the Daily Mail reports. According to the group, who refers to the character Jabba as a terrorist, the ugly figure of Jabba and the entire scenario portrayed by the set depicts people from Asia as deceitful and criminals. The case came to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Matijevic Hill Panorama

    01/25/2013 3:44:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | January 25, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: On January 25 (UT) 2004, the Opportunity rover fell to Mars, making today the 9th anniversary of its landing. After more than 3,200 sols (Mars solar days) the golf cart-sized robot from Earth is still actively exploring the Red Planet, though its original mission plan was for three months. Having driven some 35 kilometers (22 miles) from its landing site, Opportunity's panoramic camera recorded the segments of this scene, in November and December of last year. The digitally stitched panorama spans more than 210 degrees across the Matijevic Hill area along the western rim of Endeavour Crater. Features dubbed...
  • Right Must Summon Moral Courage To Fight Back

    01/25/2013 3:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Welcome to an America with liberalism in full ascendancy as golfer Phil Mickelson apologizes for doing nothing wrong while the Obama administration lambasts its opponents for justly demanding it apologize for doing plenty wrong on Benghazi. Welcome to a land where the gravest problem threatening the nation is spending, where the Democratic president refuses to cut, where the Democratic Senate lawlessly refuses to pass a budget and where Democrats thwart congressional GOP efforts to enact spending and entitlement reform, yet the public is conned into believing that Republicans are the problem. Welcome to a culture in which the political left...
  • Miss Ecuador 2012 is the STUNNING Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez

    01/25/2013 3:34:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Video/more at Reaganite Republican (should be SFW, some bikini shots... rated 'PG') _________________________________________________ facebook 
  • Hillary Clinton's Dodgy Testimony

    01/25/2013 3:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth. Wednesday, in her testimony before both the Senate and, later, the House, Clinton brilliantly fudged, dodged and filibustered. Of course, she's a pro. Clinton was slow-walking depositions, lawyering up and shifting blame when many of her questioners were still civilians down on the farm. Aided by a ridiculous format, she outfoxed most of the Republicans with ease. Meanwhile, the Democrats, almost uniformly, seemed singularly interested in celebrating Mrs. Clinton as a global diva who somehow manages to carry the burden of her...
  • Socialism Has Come Full Circle

    01/25/2013 3:16:36 AM PST · by goodn'mad · 17 replies
    N/A | N/A | Vanity
    I was stationed in the early 70s in Hanau, Germany and our mobilization site was the Fulda Gap. Alerts were apt to be called at any time and I remember that my first one was called at midnight right after I’d crawled into the sack. If the communists ever invaded, it would be through the Fulda Gap. And rumor had it that our life expectancy was about a minute. I remember my unit rushing to Fulda in the dead of winter. I’ve never been colder in my life. It was dark, cold, and I had guard duty but I absolutely...
  • Army Removes Crosses, Steeple from Chapel (in Afghanistan)

    01/25/2013 3:16:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | January 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. military reportedly ordered soldiers to remove a cross and a steeple from atop a chapel and to board up cross-shaped windows at a remote American forward operating base in Afghanistan. The removal of Christian symbols from the chapel at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E came after a solider complained — leading American Atheists president David Silverman to send a letter to the Pentagon. (snip) “The local command in Afghanistan is aware of this chapel and has taken appropriate action to ensure that it is changed into a neutral facility,” said a statement from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon...
  • Caution: These Politicians May Not Be Human

    01/25/2013 2:57:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Ransom
    I think the most gut-wrenching part of former First Lady, former Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton’s testimony on Benghazi was when she related to other club members in the US Senate how she had “stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters.” It’s a wonder some of the mothers didn’t kick her. On one and the same day that we had to endure Hillary choking up over the dead she helped kill in Libya, we then watched her...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 25, 2013

    01/25/2013 2:40:07 AM PST · by sneakers · 11 replies
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  • The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

    01/25/2013 2:36:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood." Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial. The counselor says, "If you decide to continue...
  • Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

    01/25/2013 2:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mark Davis
    The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way. In the foggy mess of the debate over women in combat, you will see media references to a “ban” being “lifted.” Bans are bad. Lifting bans is good. Therein lies the bias strangling this issue in the dominant media culture. Am I “banned” from the women’s restrooms at work? No, I’m just not supposed to be in there, so that word doesn’t come up. The left has commandeered combat as a rhetorical...
  • Newt Gingrich vs. Piers Morgan on Gun Control Debate - 1-24-13

    01/25/2013 2:30:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    You Tube via CNN ^ | 1/24/2013 | Piers Morgan
    Published on Jan 24, 2013
  • Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism

    01/25/2013 2:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 013 | Michelle Malkin
    (This is the second part of an ongoing series on federal "Common Core" education standards and the corruption of academic excellence.)The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students -- in the nation's own capital -- to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate. But this is fiddlesticks compared to what the federal government is doing to eliminate American children's core knowledge base in English, language arts and history. Thanks to the "Common Core" regime, funded with President Obama's stimulus dollars and bolstered by duped Republican governors and business groups,...
  • Odd Discoveries re: Hussein Obama & The Lord of the Flies.

    01/25/2013 1:29:09 AM PST · by golux · 27 replies
    FR Vanity. | 1.25.03 | Golux
    "Beelzebub (Hebrew: בעל זבוב, Baʿal Zəvûv Arabic: بعل الذباب‎, Ba‘al az-Zubab;, literally "Lord of the Flies"; Greek: Βεελζεβούλ, Velzevoúl; Latin: Beelzebūb), with numerous archaic variants, is a Semitic deity that was worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron. In later Christian and Biblical sources, he is referred to as another name for Satan, and in demonology, is one of the seven princes of Hell. Rabbinical literature commentary equates Baal Zebub of Ekron as lord of the "fly." Beelzebub is commonly described as placed high in Hell's hierarchy; he was of the order of Seraphim, which in Hebrew means "fiery serpents"....
  • A Peek Behind The Curtain: blogs from dissidents trapped behind the veil of Communism in Vietnam

    01/25/2013 1:28:09 AM PST · by AgentZero · 8 replies
    The Soviet Union may have fallen and the Iron Curtain pulled back, but the plague of Communism still afflicts countries around the world. In this thread, I want to publicize some articles written by various bloggers in Vietnam about their own experiences living under Communism. It is my hope that by giving a louder voice to these brave people, we can eventually end this plague there, and elsewhere around the world. Here begins an article written by Nguyen Hoang Vi, translated to English. In it, she recounts the day that she attended a trial of a fellow dissident, when she...
  • Republicans in Virginia, other states seeking electoral college changes

    01/25/2013 1:27:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Republicans in Virginia and a handful of other battleground states are pushing for far-reaching changes to the electoral college in an attempt to counter recent success by Democrats. In the vast majority of states, the presidential candidate who wins receives all of that state’s electoral votes. The proposed changes would instead apportion electoral votes by congressional district, a setup far more favorable to Republicans. Under such a system in Virginia, for instance, President Obama would have claimed four of the state’s 13 electoral votes in the 2012 election, rather than all of them.
  • India-bound Boeing C-17 leaves Long Beach, heads to Palmdale for flight test

    01/25/2013 1:23:28 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Press-Telegram, California ^ | 01/24/2013 | Karen Robes Meeks
    India-bound Boeing C-17 leaves Long Beach, heads to Palmdale for flight test AVIATION: Ten of the Long Beach-built C-17s were sold for $4.1 billion. LONG BEACH - The first of 10 Boeing Co. C-17 Globemaster III airlifters bound for India flew out of the company's East Long Beach assembly plant this week and headed to Palmdale, where it will enter a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base, according to Boeing. "The C-17 met the stipulated airlift requirements of the Indian Air Force when it flew field evaluation trials in India during June 2010," Air Commodore...