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  • ‘Parker’ – Plenty of fun action, but lacks sophistication (two and half stars)

    01/26/2013 8:48:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    I don't believe there are any spoilers in my review, most of the stuff is shown in the movie ads. Reader discretion is advised.
  • Evolution, where's the Link? (Saturbray)

    01/26/2013 8:46:52 AM PST · by bray · 89 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 1/26/12 | bray
    Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your Freedom, do so. 1 Cor 7:21 Why do we assume scientists are always right? It seems we are being scammed by some of the shiftiest salesmen on the planet beginning with their most questionable foundation of evolution. While they are intimidating and ridiculing Christians for their belief in an all powerful God, they are promoting a theory that has not made any progress in over a hundred and fifty years. This failure happened in spite of every scientist on the planet attempting...
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies
    KWWL.com ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>
  • Jesse Jackson was Right

    01/26/2013 8:41:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since state-sanctioned slaughter via judicial fiat began at least 50 million Americans have been killed. Over the last 40 years there have been some eloquent attempts to win the defining moral argument of our age, but few have come close to being as effective as the one I’m sharing with you today. And it was written by Jesse Jackson. Yes, that Jesse Jackson. To commemorate the 4th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1977, Jackson wrote an editorial titled How We Respect Life is the Over-Riding Moral Issue. What’s...
  • Thousands of Liberals Asked About Biggest "A-Ha" of Lives;Top Responses:"LSD," "Pot," and "Stealing"

    01/26/2013 8:40:54 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/26/13 | Aurelius
    Yesterday, thousands of members of the site Reddit answered the question, "What was your biggest "holy **** why haven't I done this sooner" moment?" At the time this article was written, the question had an astounding 14,815 answers... Decidedly more controversial answers, particularly illegal ones, garnered much more approval, however. Unsurprisingly, the answer "pot" received a tremendous amount of "upvotes," which show mutual agreement from other members. User dogslike us responded to the question, in part: Then at 22 I tried pot. Sooo much better than alcohol. At the time of publication, this comment had received more than 3,000 upvotes....
  • Fire agency hid $3.6 million from state

    01/26/2013 8:37:44 AM PST · by reagandemocrat · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-25-13 | Jeff Gotlieb
    SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection hid $3.6 million rather than depositing it into the state's cash-strapped general fund as required, interviews and documents reviewed by The Times show. For seven years, Cal Fire placed the money with the nonprofit California District Attorneys Assn., paying the group to hold it. The department used the cash for equipment purchases and training. The practice ended last year amid questions about whether the fund was legal.
  • M-1 Steel Helmet

    01/26/2013 8:32:59 AM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    "Early in World War II, U.S. forces were still equipped with the M1917 "Doughboy" helmet, a left over from the First World War. The M1917A1 helmet, adopted in 1939, differed only in minor details. In 1941, the M-1 "steel pot" helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of 1942. At Guadalcanal, in August 1942, the M1 helmet was common and the old "dishpan" helmet had mostly disappeared...... After its...
  • British soldiers jailed for 50 years after smuggling drugs and guns into the UK

    01/26/2013 8:31:27 AM PST · by klpt · 8 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Steve Robson
    A gang of elite British Army soldiers who smuggled drugs and guns into the UK have been jailed for a combined total of almost 50 years today. Trooper Lemar Loveless, 26, masterminded the operation to bring a cache of guns, ammunition and Ł70,000 worth of cocaine through the Channel Tunnel loaded into the back of BMWs. He had discharged himself from the Queen's Royal Hussars, the most senior light cavalry regiment of the British Army, just days before his arrest.
  • Polish Refugee Warns of Communism Taking Over America

    01/26/2013 8:30:26 AM PST · by Errant · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    A Polish immigrant who escaped communism in the 70's relates his story and warns Americans to take action now to prevent catastrophe.
  • Big Band Music

    01/26/2013 8:30:00 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Swinging tears ^ | 1/26/2013 | Swinging Years
    4 Hours of big band Music every Saturday & Sunday 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific time.
  • French Warship for Russia 'Won't Work in Cold' - Minister

    01/26/2013 8:29:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 26/01/2013
    French Warship for Russia 'Won't Work in Cold' - Minister MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) - Two amphibious assault ships bought for the Russian Navy from France in a 1.2 billion euro deal will not be able to operate in temperatures below seven degrees centigrade, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin admitted on Saturday, in critical comments about the contract. "It's very odd that ships for offloading a landing force, floating in our latitudes won't work in temperatures below seven degrees," said Rogozin, who has special responsibilities for the defense industry, in a meeting of the Academy of Military Science...
  • No murders in NYC over 9 days amid frigid temps (Global Warming alert...)

    01/26/2013 8:16:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/26/13 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMIE SCHRAM
    They must have frostbite on their trigger fingers. The deep freeze that has New Yorkers shivering in their boots has been a crime-fighting blessing for the NYPD — and as of midnight had given the city a nine-day streak without a murder, law-enforcement sources told The Post. “Jack Frost is the policeman’s best friend,” said a source. “The criminals are staying indoors.” The Big Apple’s last murder occurred Jan. 16 in The Bronx, where Jennifer Rivera, 20, and her uncle, Jason Rivera, 30, were gunned down execution-style while sitting a parked car, police said. Rivera had a criminal drug history,...
  • Eyeing the Golden Goose

    01/26/2013 8:16:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Ed Feulner
    Are tax hikes on the way? Some federal lawmakers hope so. “It’s a great opportunity to get us some more revenue,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently said of the upcoming debate over the federal budget. You know what that means: calls to raise taxes on the rich. Lawmakers can’t seem to refrain from eyeing the golden goose. It seems fair to most Americans that those who earn more should pay more taxes. But how much more? In a report that drew on 2006 tax data, Heritage Foundation scholar Curtis Dubay showed that a family in the top 20 percent...
  • Bishop: National Catholic Reporter undermines Church teaching

    01/26/2013 8:14:07 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | January 25, 2013
    Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph. File Photo/CNA. Kansas City, Mo., Jan 25, 2013 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph announced his discouragement that the National Catholic Reporter has failed to live up to the “Catholic” portion of its name. “In light of the number of recent expressions of concern, I have a responsibility as the local bishop to instruct the Faithful about the problematic nature of this media source which bears the name 'Catholic,'” he wrote in his Jan. 25 column for his diocesan paper, “The Catholic Key”. His comments on...
  • Gun Control: A Failed American Experiment (The United States has had gun control from its founding)

    01/26/2013 8:14:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2013 | Timothy Birdnow
    The United States has had gun control from its founding. And the results have been dreadful. Constitutional attorney Edwin Viera Jr.points out that: Georgia's Slavery Act of 1765, for example, explained itself on the rather blatant theory of legalistic oppression that "Slavery has been introduced and allowed in His Majesty's Colonies in America and * * * Power over such Slaves ought to be settled and limited by positive Laws, so that the Slaves may be kept in due Subjection and Obedience * * * [.][5]" [SNIP] Georgia was hardly alone in this, and the pre-colonial powers were fully aware...
  • What difference, at this point, does it make?

    01/26/2013 8:12:16 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 26th, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    In the throes of her faux outrage Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s made this phrase famous. She uttered it while being questioned about the lies this administration told after four Americans were killed in Benghazi. She acted like a child who was caught in a lie trying to find a way out of any consequences. Whether she realizes it or not, this will register with the low information voter and thus will become her legacy. If you don’t think of this being her legacy what is the first thing you think when someone mentions her husband Bill? Why does it...
  • Three dead, four wounded in overnight violence

    01/26/2013 8:10:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | JAMES SCALZITTI
    Three men are dead and at least another four wounded from gun violence in the city Friday night and early Saturday morning. The most recent shooting happened about 4 a.m. in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said.
  • NOEL CANNING v. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

    01/26/2013 8:09:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 4 replies
    amazonaws.com (D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals) ^ | January 25, 2013 | D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
    SENTELLE, Chief Judge: Noel Canning petitions for review of a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”)decision finding that Noel Canning violated section 8(a)(1) and (5) of the National Labor Relations Act . . .
  • Hundreds of thousands join record-breaking U.S. March for Life

    01/26/2013 8:09:08 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 25, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Huddled under winter coats and hats and scarves, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the Mall in Washington D.C. this morning to send a clear message to politicians in the Capitol, and the whole country: 40 years is too long, abortion must end! But despite the frigid January temperatures, the crowd, made up largely of teens and young adults, was boisterous, with many groups chanting pro-life slogans and singing hymns as they walked. This year's March marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, since which an estimated 55 million...
  • An Honest and Horrifying Admission (A pro-choice writer admits abortion kills a human being)

    01/26/2013 8:06:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2013 | Peter Heck
    There are two words to describe the recent Salon column by liberal writer Mary Williams: horrendous... and honest. One of the main reasons I have been telling people in speeches, in writing, and on my radio program that I truly believe we are living in the midst of the generation that will end abortion in America is embodied in Williams' piece. The anti-life left can no longer hide behind some murky confusion of what's happening in the womb. They can no longer candy-coat what they condone. They can no longer pretend there is some great mystery to when human life...
  • Gun Owners Refuse to Register Under New York Law

    01/26/2013 8:06:51 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 199 replies
    New American ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Alex Newman
    After Democrats in New York rammed a sweeping assault on the right to keep and bear arms through the legislature that failed to exempt police officers from the draconian restrictions, gun owners and even some lawmakers are planning what has been dubbed potentially the largest act of civil disobedience in state history. According to news reports, gun rights activists are urging everyone to defy far-left Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new registration mandate while daring authorities to “come and take it.” Analysts say the legislation, passed in a frenzy last week in the wake of the Newtown shooting, represents the most brazen...
  • Obama Admin. Creates Right for Disabled Students to Play Sports

    01/26/2013 7:59:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1-25-2013 | Tony Lee
    School districts that do not provide deaf students "a visual cue" alongside a starter pistol to enable them to compete on the track team or create basketball and tennis leagues for students in wheelchairs will be in violation of federal law and could lose government funding. On Friday, the Obama administration declared disabled students "have the right" to "an equal opportunity to participate in their schools' extracurricular activities." In essence, the Obama administration established the right for disabled students to play wheelchair basketball or wheelchair tennis. The U.S. Department of Education sent a guidance letter to schools, school districts, and...
  • Is Your God Scary?

    01/26/2013 7:59:29 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 1-25-13 | Douglas Wilson
    No one should be surprised at the announcement that women are now going to be serving in combat roles in the U.S. military. This has been heading toward us for a long time, and the only thing surprising about it is that so many people are surprised. Now the only thing that stands between your daughter and involuntary combat service is a determination by some president (or other) that we need to return to conscription, followed by one court decision. There are three points to be made about this in response. First, opposition to this monstrosity is a function of...
  • Are Frat Brothers Natural Conservatives?

    01/26/2013 7:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/26/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    In the waning years of the Clinton administration, the Dartmouth College board of trustees created the Student Life Initiative in an effort to, well, improve student life. But, as often happens when distant bureaucracies intervene in individuals’ choices, things didn’t exactly go according to plan.Here’s what happened: In 1998, the college’s new president, James Wright, persuaded the members of the board to adopt a new initiative to improve students’ social lives. Some of the measures they implemented were, um, troublesome to fraternity members. For instance, the school limited the number of kegs students could buy and made them register...
  • Keep on Truckin'

    01/26/2013 7:56:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Charles Payne
    The ability of women to participate in combat is a wonderful accomplishment. I come from a long line of women that were fighters against amazing odds, they got the job done. I'm more concerned with the gutless men and women in Washington that will not do the right thing no matter how dire the final outcome is from each day wasted. Sure, we are settling into a "feel good" era now where backers of the President toss out superlatives about a job market that saw 8 million human beings flee, and GOP lawmakers keep caving on things they used to...
  • Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words : AGAPE

    01/26/2013 7:52:48 AM PST · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    ..."the corresponding noun agape presents the characteristic word of Christianity, and since the Spirit of revelation has used it to express ideas previously unknown, inquiry into its use, whether in Greek literature or in the Septuagint, throws but little light upon its distinctive meaning in the New Testament. however, Lev. 19:18; Deut. 6:5. "Agape and agapao are used in the NT (a) to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, [John 17:26]; the human race, generally, [John 3:16]; [Rom 5:8]; and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, particularly, J[ohn 14:21]; (b) to convey His will to...
  • Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

    01/26/2013 7:50:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 10:03 AM EST | Mike Stobbe
    Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die? Annual health care costs are roughly $96 billion for smokers and $147 billion for the obese, the government says. These costs accompany sometimes heroic attempts to prolong lives, including surgery, chemotherapy and other measures. But despite these rescue attempts, smokers tend to die 10 years earlier on average, and the obese die five to 12 years prematurely, according to various researchers’ estimates....
  • A Nation Run By Idiots

    01/26/2013 7:44:22 AM PST · by gorush · 19 replies
    e-mail over the transom | 1/26/13 | anon
    This applies to all political parties & their representatives... You Live In A Country Run By Idiots that we elected !!! You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. ==================================== You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money. ==================================== You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... A seven year old...
  • Senators nearing agreement on broad immigration reform proposal

    01/26/2013 7:41:44 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25th, 2013 | David Nakamura
    A working group of senators from both parties is nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward major legislation in years. The three Democrats and three Republicans, who have been meeting quietly in recent months, plan to announce a final agreement as early as next Friday.
  • Time capsule discovered in historic Green-Wood cemetery (Brooklyn NY)

    01/26/2013 7:41:36 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 23, 2013 | REUVEN BLAU
    Retired Brooklyn College professor Anthony Cucchiara There are more than just dead bodies buried in Green-Wood cemetery. A construction worker last week discovered a time capsule filled with historic books hidden inside a wall of the landmark cemetery’s crematorium. The weathered metal box entitled “Green-Wood 1838-1954” was likely squirreled away in the wall in 1954 and included six books detailing the history of the 478-acre cemetery. “It's exciting to know that people in 1954 wanted to leave something in terms of the cemetery legacy for us to find,” said cemetery historian Jeff Richman. Retired Brooklyn College Professor Anthony Cucchiara,...
  • Ryan says GOP need to pick its fights with Obama

    01/26/2013 7:39:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 9:34 AM EST | Ken Thomas
    Rep. Paul Ryan says Republicans need to stay united and pick their fights during President Barack Obama’s second term. … Ryan defends his vote on the “fiscal cliff” deal. He says that if the measure hadn't passed, every single taxpayer would have paid higher taxes. …
  • Obama’s Tyranny Takes Well-Deserved, Long-Overdue, Hit from Courts!

    01/26/2013 7:32:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | John Lillpop
    In an important court ruling which may signal that Barack Obama’s insufferable acts of tyranny shall not go unchecked for another four dreary years, a federal appeals court has ruled that The One abused his powers when making Recess Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Thus, the man who Obama himself and fellow Democrats revere as a Constitutional scholar is, after all is said and done, still subject to the rule of law and the US Constitution, and must heel to the principal of separation of powers just like any other mortal, non-deity figure. As reported, this upbraiding of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROPER CAUSE, 01-26-13

    01/26/2013 7:31:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-26-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROPER CAUSE The specific cause required to produce a particular effect. Thus, God is the proper cause of the world's existence; a human being is the proper cause of intelligible speech. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Welfare Competition Among Nations

    01/26/2013 7:26:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The welfare state creates some amazingly pathetic and disgusting individuals. In the battle of the bums, we’ve had the spectacle of “Diaper Man” vs “Footless Hans.”In the contest for most despicable moocher, we have the “Florida Pedophiles” vs the “Gimme Babymaker.”And the fight for most pathetic victim of dependency features the “Connecticut Kid” vs the “English Loafer.”But I’ve never found a match for Olga, a Greek woman who thinks it is government’s job to take care of her from cradle to grave.At least not until now. I’m excited to announce that Olga has a soulmate named Natalija. She’s from Lithuania,...
  • Hackers take over gov't website to avenge Swartz

    01/26/2013 7:19:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/26/13
    The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide. The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday and replaced with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago "a line was crossed." The message read in part: Citizens of the world, Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble...
  • Why Americans still feel poor

    01/26/2013 7:12:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | 01/26/2013 | By Nin-Hai Tseng
    U.S. stocks have reached new highs, but most Americans probably don't feel any wealthier. That's because the prices of our homes have a bigger influence over how rich we feel and, therefore, how much we're willing to spend, suggests a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The findings clarify the big drivers of what economists call "the wealth effect," the idea that people spend more when they have more. This sounds pretty obvious, but the real barometer of wealth hasn't been as clear. In the past, as the Federal Reserve moved to buy up billions of dollars...
  • Report: Childhood Poverty High In Detroit, But Teen Pregnancy Down

    01/26/2013 7:12:06 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    A new report from Data Driven Detroit reveals that in spite of the many families with kids that left Detroit between 2000 and 2010 — much of the city’s population still consists of children living in poverty. Sixty percent of children in Detroit live in poverty, per the “State of Detroit” report. This represents a 64.7 percent increase in child poverty in the city since 1999. Children account for 194,347 of Detroit’s residents, or 27 percent of the city’s total population. Despite the poverty rate, the report also shows that there are some positive changes taking place in the city,...
  • Bishop Confirms National Catholic Reporter is Not a 'Catholic' Publication

    01/26/2013 7:11:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, has confirmed that the National Catholic Reporter should not advertise itself as a “Catholic” publication. In a column appearing in his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Finn notes that he, as the bishop of the diocese in which the Reporter is located, has the duty to “call the media to fidelity.” He cites the Code of Canon Law, which (in #1369) calls for “a just penalty” for anyone who “excites hatred of or contempt for religion or the Church.” The National Catholic Reporter, Bishop Finn remarks, has taken an editorial stance that puts the publication...
  • Obama praises ‘extraordinary’ Clinton in joint interview

    01/26/2013 6:58:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Obama praises ‘extraordinary’ Clinton in joint interview © AFP US President Barack Obama heaped praise on outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a rare joint interview to be broadcast Sunday on the CBS programme “60 Minutes”, calling her “one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve had.” By News Wires (text) US President Barack Obama Friday heaped praise on outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a rare joint interview set to renew speculation that she will run for president in 2016. The joint sit-down interview with CBS television, which was filmed at the White House, was apparently Obama's...
  • Desperately Trying to Derail Canadian Oil Sands

    01/26/2013 6:58:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Paul Driessen
    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved his state’s portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, explaining that its revised route avoids areas that critics had earlier claimed were environmentally sensitive. The Alberta-to-Texas pipeline would create more than 5,500 Nebraska jobs during its construction period and support 1,000 permanent jobs through 2030. During the project’s lifetime, KXL would generate $950 million in labor income, $130 million in property, sales and other state and local taxes, and $679 million for the state’s gross domestic product, by bringing Canadian oil sands petroleum to Texas refineries.President Obama’s second term agenda, continued viability of Medicare and...
  • Anti-Obama Signs in Egypyt's Tahir Square

    01/26/2013 6:50:55 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    Thousands of Egyptians are gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today to mark the second anniversary of the uprising. One protester slammed President Obama, calling him an “idiot” and “jerk” for cozying up to the Muslim Brotherhood while the MB is “killing the Egyptians.”
  • How Liberals Divide America with Hatred, and How Republicans Can Put it Back Together

    01/26/2013 6:44:39 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 27 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | January 26th 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    This post requires that an individual understand the concept of political ideology as an r or K-selected Reproductive Strategy, presented here, under the link r/K Selection Theory. Republicans are holding meetings now on how to move forward. A fundamental question is, how do we appeal to the Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, and whatever sub-group supposedly doesn’t like us of late. We will assume, for the sake of argument that the Republican Party, and the United States government is worth saving, which I will concede is arguable at this point. We will also assume that Republicans actually want to win, which, as...
  • A Tragic Anniversary's Unjust Deserts

    01/26/2013 6:43:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    "We've been wandering in the desert for 40 years," declared Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. It was an ever-present reflection during the week that marked four decades of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. Last week, Cardinal O'Malley led a Mass that began at least 24 hours of prayer and protest for thousands of people gathered at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation's capital. Are you, dear reader, sick of abortion, of the poverty of the discourse about the issue, the twisted politics that accompany it and where...
  • Social Security's disability trust fund could fail to cover all benefits early as 2016

    01/26/2013 6:40:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/26/2013 | By Jim Angle
    As President Obama faces pressure on the left to defend federal entitlement programs from the benefit cuts that the Republicans say are necessary to keep the programs solvent decades down the road, one part of Social Security could fall short of paying out full benefits within a few years -- even while Obama is still president. Over the long term, Social Security and Medicare have promised tens of trillions of dollars more in benefits than the nation can pay for under current policies. But Social Security's disability trust fund is in even worse shape, and current estimates say by 2016...
  • Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law (illegal aliens are now prohibited)

    01/26/2013 6:37:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers. Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, which will launch next year. They are also ineligible for Medicaid under most circumstances, making the law's expansion of the program fruitless for people without documents. Even young illegal immigrants with "deferred action" status, known as "DREAMers," cannot access the law's benefits. But the picture could change completely if Hispanic lawmakers get their wish —...
  • Sheriff Clarke: “Calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option”

    01/26/2013 6:35:33 AM PST · by lionstar · 28 replies
    http://fox6now.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Ben Handelman
    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness. In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?” He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?” CLICK HERE to...
  • Bad Parents, Poor Kids

    01/26/2013 6:21:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    Am I the only one who thinks it is immoral to bring children into the world if you don't have the means to support them? I must be one of the few. I rarely see anyone else make the point. Before anyone objects, let me concede up front that a lot of things in life are unpredictable. Women become pregnant despite their best efforts to avoid it. Women can lose their husbands from accidents, war and even homicide. Few of us have a tenured job. Few of us are safe from the economic reversal that would attend the loss of...
  • Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest

    01/26/2013 5:58:39 AM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 17 replies
    The Newtown Bee ^ | January 8, 2013 | Brendan Duffy
    Outstanding letter - please share with everyone you know.
  • Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House

    01/26/2013 5:52:29 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 25, 9:00 | Matt Taibbi
    Couldn't they have found someone who wasn't a key figure in one of the most notorious scandals to hit the SEC in the past two decades? And couldn't they have found someone who isn't a perfect symbol of the revolving-door culture under which regulators go soft on suspected Wall Street criminals, knowing they have million-dollar jobs waiting for them at hotshot defense firms as long as they play nice with the banks while still in office? I'll leave it to others to chronicle the other highlights and lowlights of Mary Jo White's career, and focus only on the one incident...
  • United States rules out Headley's extradition (Muslim Terrorist)

    01/26/2013 5:48:21 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | IAN'S
    WASHINGTON: Despite India's efforts to extradite Pakistani American David Headley over the Mumbai terror attack, the US has virtually ruled out the possibility saying that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative "will serve in the United States". Asked to comment on a report that India wanted to keep up the effort to extradite Headley, state department spokesperson Victoria Nuland Friday noted: "He's been tried, convicted, and will serve in the United States." Even as India expressed disappointment at the 35 year sentence given by a Chicago court to David Headley, the US called it a very positive example of US-Indian collaboration in...