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  • Guess Which U.S. County Most Loves Obama

    01/29/2013 12:53:55 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Business Week - Politics and Policy ^ | January 23, 2013 | Joshua Green
  • SI soldier after double-arm transplant: It feels amazing (incredible story w/ video)

    01/29/2013 12:50:04 PM PST · by dead · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | S.A. MILLER
    BALTIMORE — A brave Staten Island GI, who underwent a stunning double-arm transplant, beamed with optimism today as he showed off his new limbs. In an amazing scene of triumph over tragedy, 26-year-old Brendan Marrocco pushed his own wheelchair into a room at Johns Hopkins Hospital and told reporters he has a new lease on life. “It’s a life changing thing,” said the smiling Marrocco. “It feels amazing. It’s something I was waiting for for a long time.” Marrocco received the rare transplant on Dec. 18. For now, Marrocco can’t use his new hands because it’ll take months for nerves...
  • Need a suggestion for photo software.

    01/29/2013 12:46:45 PM PST · by meatloaf · 35 replies
    I need a suggestion for a program without a steep learning curve to position photos with descriptions on a page and print them. Other than short descriptions there's no text.
  • Report: E15 causes some cars’ fuel systems to fail

    01/29/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Automobile manufacturers and the oil industry on Tuesday released the results of laboratory tests showing that gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol caused fuel pumps and parts to fail, raising the specter of faulty check engine light readings and more frequent breakdowns for cars that use the blend. The American Petroleum Institute cast the report by the non-profit Coordinating Research Council as fresh evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency should rescind its 2010 decision to approve the sale of the so-called “E15″ blend for 2001 and newer automobiles. A previous study by the Coordinating Research Council, which counts API as a...
  • Obama vs. Fox News -- behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization

    01/29/2013 12:44:05 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox News. In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington's partisan gridlock, the president told TNR,"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News...for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it." Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at...
  • [Quisling ALERT] Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel come out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens

    01/29/2013 12:43:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    U.S. Border Security ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Mat Staver
    Today's statement from Liberty Counsel: PRESS RELEASE Contact: PUBLIC RELATIONS - 877-810-1776 or Liberty@LCAction.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2013 The Time to Forge a Just Immigration Consensus is Now Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, responds to the bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Washington, DC – “It is time to forge a just immigration policy that acknowledges that we are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. Our current immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed. We need to secure our borders. This is a matter of national security. We need to enforce...
  • Fort Lauderdale woman faces 351 years in prison in tax fraud scheme

    01/29/2013 12:43:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Janaury 29, 2013 | Ihosvani Rodriguez
    A Fort Lauderdale woman was convicted of heading an identity theft tax fraud scheme that netted $11 million in federal tax refunds and involved the filing of approximately 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, federal prosecutors said. Alci Bonannee, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, faces a prison sentence of up to 351 years as the primary leader in the identity theft ring, prosecutors said.
  • Wayne LaPierre: NRA Won’t Accept "Blame" For Criminals

    01/29/2013 12:32:43 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | January 29,2013 | John Bresnahan
    Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the powerful National Rifle Association, will tell a Senate panel on Wednesday that the federal government should not enact any new gun-control laws. “Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals,” LaPierre is scheduled to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Washington Post Column: Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

    01/29/2013 12:31:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/29/2013 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a new version of the assault weapons ban on Thursday. And it’s already looking like a lost cause. Most everyone agrees that the ban is the most ambitious and politically difficult item on President Obama’s and Vice President Biden’s gun control agenda. And there is increasing evidence that it will be cast aside in favor or more doable proposals. Below, we look at four reasons why. 1. Joe Biden is downplaying it The same day that Feinstein introduced the bill, Biden suggested that magazine sizes were the most important part of a gun control package....
  • Papa John’s pizza firm implores bloggers: Stop the misquotes

    01/29/2013 12:29:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Papa John’s pizza has been hounded by the media for comments supposedly made in response to Obamacare — that food prices were on the rise, that franchises would face closure due to escalating health care costs, that workers’ hours and positions would be sliced. Only problem: The comments, attributed to CEO John Schnatter, were never made. That’s according to a Politico report about the efforts of Papa John public relations firm Sitrick and Co. to track down bloggers who’ve covered the supposed comments and ask for edits.
  • 'Our parents pay tax so we're entitled to benefits'Couple living off £17k handouts

    01/29/2013 12:29:36 PM PST · by Cronos · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Daily Mail
    <p>The pair receive £1,473 per month in benefits or £17,680 per year.</p> <p>This works out at £340 per week, which includes £140 housing benefit, £60 child tax credit, £20 child benefit and £110 Jobseekers Allowance.</p> <p>Weekly outgoings include £60 on food, £22.50 on TV, £3.50 on their TV licence plus utility bills, which the pair say they receive no help with.</p>
  • Mark Levin: Scarborough 'Can't Hold a Candle to Sarah Palin'

    01/29/2013 12:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark Levin assailed MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday for slamming Sarah Palin and implying that Palin--and the Tea Party--was fading away and losing influence. On Monday morning, Scarborough joyously claimed on MSNBC's Morning Joe that Palin and the Tea Party did not represent the future of the conservative movement and implied those like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did. On his talk radio show, Levin said Scarborough "can't hold a candle to Sarah Palin." Levin said Scarborough's attack on Palin represented "cowardice," was "cheap," and symbolized a co-host playing to his liberal "media...
  • Lindsey Graham: Hillary Clinton ‘got away with murder’

    01/29/2013 12:24:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/13 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn’t impressed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony at the Benghazi congressional hearing, telling Fox News that she “got away with murder.” “Hillary Clinton got away with murder in my view. She said they had a clear-eyed view of the threats. How could you have a clear-eyed view of the threats in Benghazi when you didn’t know about the ambassador’s cable coming back from Libya?” the South Carolina Republican told host Greta Van Susteren Monday on “On The Record”.
  • Arab Fans Insult Jews, Israel as Soccer Game Ends 'Peacefully'

    01/29/2013 12:23:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13 | David Lev
    A controversial soccer game between a Jerusalem team and a team from Um el-Fahm ended Tuesday night without incident, with the Jerusalem team winning 5-0. The game was played under the watchful eye of some 600 police officers, who were equipped with anti-riot gear on the possibility that tensions could mount between Jewish fans of Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabee Um el-Fahm. In a game last week, Beitar fans protested against the possibility that their team was rumored to be considering signing two Muslim Chechen players, with fans calling out racist slogans against Arabs. Three Beitar fans were arrested. Beitar initially...
  • Clinton: Benghazi was my greatest regret as secretary of state

    01/29/2013 12:18:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    the cable ^ | 1/29/13 | j rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when asked Tuesday to name her most lasting regret from her time as secretary of state, referred to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. "My biggest question to you was, firstly, are you planning on writing your memoirs already? And if you are, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright in hers -- where she says that her lasting regret was in Rwanda -- what would you say was your lasting regret?," Clinton was asked by a British Pakistani student during her Tuesday morning "Townterview," one of a number of farewell...
  • Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting (then deletes it)

    01/29/2013 12:15:43 PM PST · by Baynative · 61 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | By DANIEL HALPER | 12:52 PM, Jan 29, 2013
    President Obama recently told the New Republic magazine, "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time." Today, after some suggested the president's claim might not be true, the New Republic tweeted a picture supposedly proving that Obama has gone skeet shooting:
  • The next generation of surveillance. (Video)

    01/29/2013 12:14:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    dump.com ^ | 1-23-2013 | PBS
    A clip from the episode of NOVA entitled "Rise of the Drones." The full episode can be viewed here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2326108547
  • WHEN WILL IT BE ENOUGH!!!!

    01/29/2013 12:13:00 PM PST · by 7thson · 13 replies
    This is just a general rant about the person occupying the White House. When will it be enough! I read in the Examiner this morning that he says Miami won the NBA Championship because they played against him. I know he supposed to be cracking a joke but good golly, does it always have to be about him? Does anyone not see this narcissism? Then there is a story about his take on football, about how unsafe it is. And players agree with this guy and fall all over themselves because if the president talks about it, then it must...
  • Sorry about the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem

    01/29/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Sorry that the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem is back again. I'm trying to reach John so he can fix it. No luck so far. Hope he checks his messages soon. I've also asked him what causes this, but he hasn't answered. Hoping we can get a permanent fix soon. Meanwhile, the work around is to set the number of results and items per page to 20 each. Look for the "My Preferences" link under "Account" at the top of any of the latest posts index pages. Thanks
  • Treasury Department approves A123 sale to Chinese firm despite security concerns

    01/29/2013 12:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/29/13 | FoxNews
    The U.S. government has approved the sale of U.S. taxpayer-backed A123 Systems to a Chinese company, despite security and economic concerns about sensitive technology changing hands. A representative with A123 Systems confirmed Tuesday to FoxNews.com that Wanxiang America Corp. has gotten approval from a Treasury Department agency to take over "substantially all" of the non-government business assets of the lithium ion battery manufacturer. "We're pleased the government has completed its review and provided us with the go-ahead to finalize this transaction," Pin Ni, president of Wanxiang America, said in a written statement. A representative with the Treasury Department's Committee on...
  • Obama on Immigration Reform (Live Thread)

    Didn't see this posted....but was wondering if anyone is watching/listening? I was listening to Rush, but he was cut off for this pandering...ugh
  • Study: 37 Percent of Employed College Graduates Didn’t Even Need Their Education

    01/29/2013 12:03:09 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:55 AM 01/29/2013 | Robby Soave
    With record numbers of college graduates underemployed in jobs that don’t actually require degrees, economists are joking that even aspiring janitors may soon have to get master’s degrees to compete for jobs. A study released Monday by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity found that 37 percent of employed graduates didn’t need to attend college at all to successfully perform their current jobs. The study was co-authored by Dr. Richard Vedder, an economics professor at Ohio University and director of CCAP; Jonathan Robe, a CCAP researcher; and Christopher Denhart, an economics student at the university. “Just as a bachelor’s...
  • Problems with viewing longer threads....anyone else?

    01/29/2013 12:02:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Posted on January 29, 2013 | myself
    Can't get beyond the first 17 replies in a thread.....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2982894/posts?page=87#87
  • Organized Labor Seeks to Unionize Politicians [Satire]

    01/29/2013 11:59:32 AM PST · by expat1000
    The People's Cube ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | Nomenklatura-climber
    Hit with a drastic decrease in membership among traditional industry and government workers, the American Labor Unions have finally decided to return to their roots, re-examine their policies, and remember the original reason for their existence, which is to manipulate elections for political gain. With this in mind, as well as to replenish their dwindling ranks, AFL-CIO is about to capitalize on its accumulated influence by organizing federal, state, and local politicians into a brand-new union of their own. According to Leon Zvernik, a local organizer in Washington, D.C., a new powerful entity called "Elected and Appointed Government Officials Union"...
  • Marco Rubio Evolved on Immigration Reform

    01/29/2013 11:57:32 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Tuesday January 29, 2013
    Arizona Sen. John McCain partnered with liberal Democrat Ted Kennedy in 2005 to offer illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, then allied with border security hardliners during a tough 2010 Republican primary. "Complete the danged fence," McCain cracked in a widely publicized television spot. Less well known is the equally dramatic pivot by Marco Rubio, from 2010 candidate who dismissed McCain’s proposal as “amnesty,” to U.S. senator who on Monday championed reforms McCain said had “very little difference” from his previous plan, which became the blueprint for failed legislation in 2006 and 2007. During a March 28, 2010 Fox News...
  • News in Brief: Gene variant makes flu particularly dangerous

    01/29/2013 11:57:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Science News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Tina Hesman Saey
    People with one form of IFITM3 more likely to develop pneumonia Chinese people carrying a particular version of an immune system gene are up to six times more likely to develop severe influenza than those lacking the variant. In a previous study involving mostly people of European descent, scientists found that a few individuals carried a particular form of a gene known as IFITM3 and got hit especially hard by the flu. In China, the variant is much more common...
  • Up Helly Aa 2013 Lerwick Scotland Fire Festival WEBCAST UNDERWAY

    01/29/2013 11:56:58 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 12 replies
    A milestone of the year. Wonderful coverage this year on the webcast. WATCH IT HERE
  • Obama Signs Executive Order Moving Center to the Left

    01/29/2013 11:55:33 AM PST · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Opiate of the People
    Putting an end to the spate of recent unexpected discoveries by otherwise loyal journalists that he may be to the left of the county's political center, President Obama today signed an executive order moving the country's political center to the left, approximately two feet away from where he was sitting.
  • 'Shotgunner' Obama Hates Camp David (because it has no golf course)

    01/29/2013 11:54:03 AM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    Washingtion Examiner ^ | Modified: January 29, 2013 at 11:55 am | Washington Secrets
    Did anyone else raise an eyebrow when President Obama over the weekend told The New Republic that he likes to shoot skeet at Camp David? "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he told the magazine. His comments seemed remarkable for two reasons: His fondness for shotguns has never been revealed before. But his disdain for Camp David has. "He hates it," said New York Times White House reporter Helene Cooper last May on the Chris Matthews show. "Obama doesn't like going there," she added. The reason: It doesn't have a golf course,...
  • The terrifying mindset of Secretary Clinton

    01/29/2013 11:53:44 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Her words are already long gone from the daily flow; in fact, they never really resonated at all, were all but ignored by the mainstream media, and were characterized more as a feisty in-your-face comeback than what they truly were.And what they truly were was horrifying — but at the same time a deep insight into the Democratic mindset, as well as a peek at what may be coming in 2016.<snip>The tactic is, of course, how Democrats operate. They feel that what they are doing is morally superior; thus,  however they can achieve their goals is above question or reproach....
  • Mighty Men Of Old...Genesis 6 pt 6

    And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and...
  • Kroger Gun Stunt Sparks 2nd Amendment Debate

    01/29/2013 11:46:30 AM PST · by 1912comeback · 71 replies
    NBC28 ^ | 1/28/2013 | Amy Vu
    Charlottesville police say the man who showed up at a Kroger grocery store with a loaded gun wanted to make a point. On Sunday, an unidentified 22-year-old man carried a loaded AR-15 into the Kroger store on Emmet Street and Hydraulic Road, sparking not only a scare for customers and employees but also a 2nd Amendment debate.
  • What's Next for Sarah Palin After the Break With Fox News?

    01/29/2013 11:46:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin's break up with Fox News should not have been, well, breaking news, as she had publicly complained in August on Facebook that the network had canceled her appearances at the Republican National Convention. And going back even further, Palin didn't give Fox the scoop in October 2011 when she announced she wasn't going to run for president. Still, the news of the Fox split overtook Twitter and the news cycle by storm. One thing I've learned in my years covering Palin, which began on Aug. 29, 2008, when Sen. John McCain stunned the country by selecting her as...
  • Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan

    01/29/2013 11:42:36 AM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | January 28, 2013 at 10:38pm ES | Chris Geidner
    — Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in Las Vegas, BuzzFeed has confirmed with multiple sources familiar with the White House plan. A Democratic source said: "Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal." A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those with one American and one foreign partner — will be included in the White House principles. The decision by Obama seeks to remedy what advocates for same-sex couples view as one of the most searing...
  • [It's] The End of the University as We Know It

    01/29/2013 11:41:33 AM PST · by Jeff Winston · 42 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 2013 | Nathan Harden
    In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. The future looks like this: Access to college-level education will be free for everyone; the residential college campus will become largely obsolete; tens of thousands of professors will lose their jobs; the bachelor’s degree will become increasingly irrelevant; and ten years from now Harvard will enroll ten million students.
  • Tour of International Space Station (Fascinating)

    01/29/2013 11:37:18 AM PST · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Youtube (NASA) ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Sunita Williams
    In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station's modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
  • Roger Gooodell & Obama: 2 Birds of a Feather

    01/29/2013 11:36:34 AM PST · by publius321 · 1 replies
    Roger Goodell & Barack Obama are two Presidents of organizations they both seem to loathe... (Video)
  • Obama ‘The Peaceful’ To Keep Gitmo Open

    01/29/2013 11:33:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-29-13 | Curt
    Drones over sovereign countries killing innocentsGoing to war without Congressional approval. Assassinating American citizens. And now Gitmo to remain open for business. The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said. The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues pertaining to repatriating...
  • Marco Rubio wins big praise from Rush Limbaugh

    01/29/2013 11:28:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Marco Rubio wins big praise from Rush Limbaugh By: Kevin Cirilli January 29, 2013 01:55 PM EST Sen. Marco Rubio went into Rush Limbaugh’s lion’s den on Tuesday and came out with a rousing praise and support from the conservative radio show host for the Florida Republican’s effort to reform the country’s immigration system. “What you are doing is admirable and noteworthy. You are recognizing reality. You are trumpeting it. You are shouting it,” Limbaugh said on his radio program during a 15-minute phone interview with Rubio. “My concern is the president wants to change the reality.” Limbaugh added: “You’re...
  • Meanwhile, Back In The Ghetto...

    01/29/2013 11:28:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Video at link WARNING: BAD LANGUAGE
  • Texas oil output hits highest level in two decades

    01/29/2013 11:28:28 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    Texas oil production rose by almost 100 million barrels in 2012 over the previous year, to the highest level in two decades. It was the fifth consecutive year with an increase. Despite a drop in oil prices last spring, economist Karr Ingham predicts production will rise again in 2013. Ingham offered a look at the state’s energy industry Monday as he presented the Texas Petro Index, the snapshot he developed to track trends for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers almost 10 years ago. The 3,300-member alliance receives monthly updates from Ingham, covering rig counts, drilling permits, well completions, industry...
  • Teachers will be sacked and children will be indoctrinated if gay ‘marriage’ bill goes through

    01/29/2013 11:20:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Monday January 28, 2013 19:54 EST | Peter Saunders
    January 28, 2013 (Pjsaunders) - The Daily Telegraph carried a front-page story this week saying that the Government is ‘powerless’ to stop teachers getting sacked if they refuse to endorse same-sex marriage. It quotes a senior source at the Department for Education admitting that the UK is not ‘in control’ and that European judges will have the final say. We knew that teachers were under threat, but now we know the Government secretly thinks so too. The Coalition for Marriage (C4M) recently published a legal opinion from leading QC Aidan O’Neill (summary here) confirming that one of the major impacts...
  • Rubio Shockingly Convinced Rush Limbaugh That His Immigration Plan Was 'Admirable And Noteworthy'

    01/29/2013 11:20:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/29/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio — one of the bipartisan group of eight Senators proposing an overhaul of the nation's immigration system — managed to make a believer of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show Monday, Limbaugh dismissed the plan as blanket amnesty and said it was "up to me and Fox News" to stop it. But Limbaugh took a different tone on Tuesday when speaking with Rubio directly. Limbaugh opened the segment by asking Rubio, "Why are we doing this now?" "The key is this was going to be an issue," Rubio said. "I thought it was...
  • If "Molon Labe" Is Music To Your Ears Here's Your Chance To Prove It

    01/29/2013 11:19:16 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-29-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I created this graphic for John Hawkins at Right Wing News  to help get out the word about the Day of Resistance that the websites listed below are organizing to push back against the creepily fascistic tactics of Democratic Party's latest attack on the second amendment (I went sans my logo on this one, because it's not about me).If you want to help there is a Facebook page where you can help organize here.Click the image to get the full size version. You can also download:Square 550px version800x600 px version
  • John Boehner … super-genius?

    01/29/2013 11:18:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    So argues Ralph Benko at Forbes, in a column yesterday that takes a (ahem) different view of the strategies employed by the House Republican caucus and the Speaker over the last few weeks. Benko may score on a few of his points, too: In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans to raise tax rates on “the wealthiest Americans” Boehner, quietly, was pocketing his winnings. Dazzled by Obama’s Ozymandias-scale sneer most...
  • Funeral procession stops at Burger King drive-through for one last Whopper in Manchester Township

    01/29/2013 11:12:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 01/28/2013 | Brandie Kessler
    David S. Kime Jr., 88, of West York, enjoyed eating fast food daily. His family honored him Saturday with a trip to the Burger King drive-through before he was buried.On the way to his final resting place Saturday, David S. Kime Jr.'s loved ones took a spin through the Burger King drive-through on the corner of Route 30 and Pennsylvania Avenue for one last WHOPPER JR. The 88-year-old West York man died Jan. 20 at York Hospital. "He always lived by his own rules," said Linda Phiel, one of Kime's three daughters. "His version of eating healthy was the lettuce...
  • Paul Krugman: Yes, We Have To Fix The Deficit Eventually–But Not Now

    01/29/2013 11:12:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | 01/29/2013 | Henry Blodget
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has argued clearly and consistently over the past five years that U.S. government spending is critical to our economic recovery and that cutting spending now to reduce the deficit would be a disastrous mistake. For taking this position, Krugman has been castigated by those who blame the depression on fiscal irresponsibility and runaway government spending. The way to fix the economy, those folks argue, is to immediately slash government spending, reduce the deficit, and restore "confidence" among the country's business leaders. In the early years of the recovery, there was widespread support for the latter...
  • Conservative Hispanic group tells GOP to avoid ‘amnesty’ label

    01/29/2013 11:11:39 AM PST · by posterchild · 22 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Liz Goodwin
    A conservative pro-immigration reform group has issued talking points to Republican lawmakers, telling them to avoid referring to the children of illegal immigrants as "anchor babies" or calling for the construction of an "electric fence" on the border, among other things. The talking points, published by BuzzFeed, went out to Republican lawmakers on the Hill as momentum builds for an immigration bill that would legalize most of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants. The memo urges lawmakers to call illegal immigrants "undocumented immigrants" and to avoid terms such as "aliens" or "illegals." Another phrase to avoid? "Send them all back."...
  • Cats Killing Billions of Animals In The US (your tax dollars at work)

    01/29/2013 11:04:19 AM PST · by drewh · 88 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 January 2013 Last updated at 11:25 ET | By Rebecca Morelle
    <p>Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife, killing billions of animals each year, a study suggests.</p> <p>The authors estimate they are responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually.</p>
  • Welcome to Kitty City [video]

    01/29/2013 10:55:28 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/5/11 | Cyriak
    I know that this is an older video, and I don't care. After seeing it, I feel compelled to share the pain. WARNING: While there is no cruelty or violence in this video, it is NOT cute. As a commenter at Cracked put it, "Somebody took ALL the acid that day." P.S. The music is horrible.