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  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’: Liberals take to Twitter to slam Hagel

    01/31/2013 10:13:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media.
  • Economy Shrinks…Obama & Pals Blame Republicans

    01/31/2013 10:11:44 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-13 | Curt
    Another 'who woulda thunk it' moment: The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus. The economy shrank from October through December for the first time since the recession ended, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles. Get outta here! You mean with businesses fretting over the unknown cost of ObamaCare, with taxes being raised for almost every American, and government spending continuing to spiral out of control that...
  • Gay Isn’t The New Black

    01/31/2013 10:11:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Clutch Magazine ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | YESHA CALLAHAN
    I remember watching a gay rights activist on a television interview discussing the importance of “natural alliances” in the struggle for equality. He stated that “African-Americans” were a “natural ally” for gay people as a result of the similarities in our shared experiences. I also remember thinking to myself, “Good luck with that one.” While Blacks and homosexuals have clearly endured similar injustices and encountered innumerable expressions of hatred and disregard, there is a human tendency, in my opinion, to place one’s own plight and the plight of one’s own people above that of any other group, particularly when the...
  • MEME ALERT: Squirrel Makes Hasty Escape [Funny video]

    01/31/2013 10:10:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    http://www.wftw.com ^ | 01-31-2013 | David Attenborogh / NatGeo
    File this under the nascent category of "frightened rodents on YouTube." A certain clip from the nature documentary BBC's Africa, narrated by David Attenborough has caught the attention of internet meme-makers, and sure enough it's now making the rounds online. The 20 second snippet of footage takes place somewhere on the great continent, and what little context we have depicts a spotted cheetah on the hunt. "He's blown it," Attenborough says, as a succession of prey high-tails it out of the cheetahs hungry path. Last is our little friend the squirrel, who drops his own tasty lunch to head for...
  • Conservatives Launch Facebook Alternative

    01/31/2013 10:08:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | January 31, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook. The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch on Saturday – but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members. BE SURE TO JOIN TODD’S FAN CLUB – FOR DAILY SNARKY AND PITHY CONVERSATION! CLICK HERE TO JOIN! “It’s a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America,” said co-founder Ken Crow. “It’s a social community just for them.” Crow partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to...
  • 3 children, 1 adult dead; 20 hurt in massive crash on I-75 near Detroit

    01/31/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by freedomlover · 18 replies
    TWITTER ^ | FreedomLover
    Time to ban travel and cars. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!
  • Fed's Ivory Tower Just Got Smaller

    01/31/2013 10:04:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Peter Schiff
    Today's weaker than expected GDP report shows just how out of touch most professional economists remain with respect to the fundamental weakness of the US economy. After more than four years of nearly never ending monetary stimulus and more than $5 trillion worth of new federal debt, the economy remains stuck in a serious recession. The report shows that federal stimulus and deficit spending can't create sustainable economic growth. Although the tepid data shocked many economists, I was not surprised. I believe zero growth is consistent with the state of the real economy. The stronger growth numbers that we saw...
  • Russian Vodka: A History (Happy Birthday, my dear friend)

    01/31/2013 9:55:49 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    January 31 is marked as the birthday of the classical Russian vodka.
  • The gospel according to Saul (progression from Alinsky to Cloward-Piven to dictatorship)

    01/31/2013 9:54:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | January 31, 2013 | Eriik Rush
    Lenin pointed out: “The task of the Bolsheviks is to overthrow the Imperialist Government. But this government rests upon the support of the Social Revolutionaries and Mensheviks, who in turn are supported by the trustfulness of the masses of the people. We are in the minority. In these circumstances there can be no talk of violence on our side.” The essence of Lenin’s speeches during this period was “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.” And it was. –...
  • Obamacare Glitch: Some Families to be Priced out of Health Coverage

    01/31/2013 9:52:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | january 30, 2013
    Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law....
  • Israeli Jets Blast Arms Shipment Inside Syria

    01/31/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    WSJ --- MIDDLE EAST NEWS ^ | January 30, 2013 | By FARNAZ FASSIHI, JULIAN E. BARNES and SAM DAGHER
    Latest News Syria, Allies Condem Israel Strike Israel bombed a suspected shipment of antiaircraft missiles in Syria on Wednesday, according to regional and U.S. officials, in its most ambitious strike inside its neighbor's territory in nearly two chaotic years of civil war there.The early-morning strike in a border area west of Damascus targeted a convoy of trucks carrying Russian-made SA-17 missiles to Hezbollah, the anti-Israel Shiite militant and political group in Lebanon, according to a Western official briefed on the raid. Israel launched an airstrike against a convoy of trucks moving near the Lebanon-Syria border Tuesday, a senior U.S. official...
  • The transparency of gun-grabbers

    01/31/2013 9:45:05 AM PST · by Perseverando
    WND ^ | January 31, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah sees clear signals our liberty is at a turning point Fact: Every year, the lives of thousands of private citizens in America are saved because they had firearms when they needed them. Fact: Nations like Australia and the United Kingdom have seen an increase in violent crime and murder by firearms since banning their possession by private citizens. Fact: The kind of legislation prompted by recent anti-gun hysteria over the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre would not have prevented the tragedy, but, in fact, make future mass murders more likely. Fact: The very same politicians promoting a...
  • Patty Andrews, Last Surviving Member of The Andrews Sisters, Dead at 94

    01/31/2013 9:40:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013 | DAVID HINCKLEY
    Dominant 'girl group' had more than 90 chart hits themselves and two dozen more with Bing Crosby.Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the greatest "girl group" of all time, died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. The Andrews Sisters, who included Patty, Maxene and Laverne, were the dominant female vocal group of the mid-20th century, scoring more than 90 chart hits themselves and two dozen more with their frequent singing partner, Bing Crosby. Their close harmony style influenced dozens of subsequent groups and singers, from the McGuire Sisters and the Pointer Sisters to En Vogue,...
  • Cats That Look Like Famous Paintings

    01/31/2013 9:38:41 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Joseph Ducreux - Yawning Self-Portrait More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Obama pushing American people closer to armed resistance

    01/31/2013 9:37:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | January 29, 2013 | Sher Zieve
    Each and every day now Obama and his syndicate government are pushing harder and harder for the removal of all of our liberties, in order to place us into slavery and create a permanent police state. Even the most dense on the far Left are now aware – some only vaguely – that things are not as they should be. However, the further Left one goes, the more perverse and unstable one becomes. Luciferianism – Marxist, Nazi, Fascist or otherwise – is and has always been the End Goal of the power-maddened once-human would-be masters and oppressors of the human...
  • Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings

    01/31/2013 9:35:54 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 128 replies
    http://www.worldviewweekend.com/ ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Synder
    Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you. Most of us tend to think of money as a convenient way to conduct transactions, but the truth is that it also represents power and control. And today we live in a neo-fuedalist system in which the super rich pull all the strings. When I am talking about the ultra-wealthy, I am not just talking about people that have a few million dollars. As you will see...
  • Damn the economy, full speed ahead

    01/31/2013 9:35:37 AM PST · by shoff · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 01/31/2013 | Steven Hoffman
    The headline aptly describes what Obama’s second term will be. Damn the economy and full speed ahead with his progressive agenda. Obama successfully convinced 51% of the voting public to fear his opponent more than his record of failure. With the election past he has more flexibility to fundamentally change America.
  • Call the BSA Board of Directors & tell them to uphold Scouting values!

    01/31/2013 9:34:32 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 36 replies
    http://www.frc.org ^ | 1-31-2013 | www.frc.org
    The phones are ringing off the wall. If you've tried to get through to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), you know it's been tough. If you've wanted to express your concern about the BSA abandoning their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting openly homosexual Scout leaders from holding leadership positions, you may have been greeted by an endlessly ringing phone. This may be one instance in which the Boy Scouts were not prepared. The BSA national leadership were not prepared for the thousands of Americans who were shocked to hear that an organization that could always be counted...
  • Mozilla reveals Firefox phone

    01/31/2013 9:33:19 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 1/31/13 | MELISSA SUE SORRELLS GALLEY
    Mozilla releases information about developer phones running its Firefox OSMozilla is bringing its particular brand of open and innovative dedication to the Open Web to a cellular phone near you.The nonprofit maker of the popular Firefox browser recently announced that it will release a preview phone running its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, in February. The OS is designed to allow HTML5 applications to integrate directly with the deviceÂ’s hardware, and the lighter system will allow apps to run smoothly while maintaining longer battery life than its competitors. MozillaÂ’s new operating system is built entirely on open web standards. (Via:...
  • A Look at the Fed-Sponsored Housing Bubble

    01/31/2013 9:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In the wake of rising housing prices a reader asked if I would revisit my March 2102 article How Far Have Home Prices "Really" Fallen. The reader specifically wanted an update on inflation as measured by the HPI-CPI (a measure of the CPI where actual home prices instead of rent is the largest CPI component). Here is some background on the request: The CPI does not track home prices per se, rather the CPI uses a concept called "Owners' Equivalent Rent" (OER) as a proxy for home prices. The BLS determines OER from a measure of rental prices and also...
  • Most U.S. Gun Deaths Result from Suicide (My title)

    01/31/2013 9:19:52 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Wiki Answers ^ | 2012 | Wikianswers
    [Roughly 60 percent of U.S. firearms fatalities died by their own hand.] How many gun deaths are in the US every year? In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control, Accidental discharge 851 Suicide 19,766 Homicide 11,101 Undetermined Intent 222 Total: At least 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011. Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns. Guns were involved, but were not the primary cause of death: -in 2 fatal accidents. -in 6 homicides.
  • Real Freedoms Fading Fast

    01/31/2013 9:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Charles Payne
    "We finally got the right guys in front of us to lead us. We kept working, and now we're where we want to go. We've got one more."Frank Gore, running back San Francisco 49ers Listening to Frank Gore being interviewed after his team had just won the right to play in the Super Bowl, I was struck by a line that he's actually said more than once. In fact, it's hard not to find a champion in any sport that hasn't said their team wanted it more. "Want" is a wonderful thing because it propels us beyond what we think...
  • UN: Israel Must Withdraw From Judea, Samaria

    01/31/2013 9:12:18 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 1-31-13 | Staff
    The United Nations says Israel must withdraw all of its citizens from the regions of Judea and Samaria. The recommendation came in a report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which has a history of passing numerous biased resolutions condemning Israel for various alleged "crimes" each year. "Israel must, in compliance with Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions," the report said in part. "It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories." Israel"s Foreign Ministry responded in a fiery statement immediately to the report,...
  • Wolfman Wanted: Must Have 60,000 Hairs on Face

    01/31/2013 9:11:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WANTED for immediate work: Good pay but applicant must have 60,000 hairs growing on their face. The travelling Circus of Horrors needs a wolf boy or girl and has placed the ad as it signed up Jesus Aceves, better known as Wolf Boy, for its three-month UK tour. Jesus is from Mexico, but strict UK immigration law means the show must give a resident in Britain the opportunity of taking the role before Jesus gets his chance. Circus of Horrors founder Dr Haze said: “It is strange. We are pretty sure there are no wolf boys or girls in the...
  • Kim Komando: Amazing Google Earth Discoveries (video)

    01/31/2013 9:06:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 31, 2013 | Kim Komando
    You can now see satellite images of the entire planet using Google Earth. Some folks have uncovered unbelievable hidden landmarks!
  • Ind. Dem Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban

    01/31/2013 9:04:46 AM PST · by 68skylark · 23 replies
    Associated Press via jconline.com ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama.</p> <p>A Donnelly spokesman told The Associated Press Wednesday that the Indiana lawmaker will vote against the ban but has not decided whether he would support universal background checks.</p>
  • Swedish Court Convicts Man for Hitler Salute

    01/31/2013 9:02:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Jan 13
    A man who performed a Nazi salute in a park in southern Sweden has been convicted of racial agitation by a Malmö court, the first time in three years a local resident has been convicted of a hate crime. The 33-year-old man was watching the football game between Sweden and Ukraine during the summer on a big screen in a local park when the incident took place. In court, he said the Hitler salute was an "inside joke" between him and his friends. He also stated that he was too drunk at the time to realize the gesture was inappropriate....
  • Henninger: Obama's Thunderdome Strategy

    01/31/2013 9:02:20 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Few are the men and women in American public life who haven't heard Mr. Dooley's famous aphorism: "Politics ain't beanbag." John Boehner, currently serving out his community service as speaker of the House, appears to have been meditating on Mr. Dooley's cautionary wisdom. At the Ripon Society last week he said the Obama administration was trying "to annihilate the Republican Party."
  • 3 Former CIA Officials Review “Zero Dark Thirty”

    01/31/2013 8:59:25 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-30-13 | Wordsmith
    Jan. 30: Members of Code Pink protest outside Capitol Hill in Washington as Attorney General Michael Mukasey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Melina Mara - The Washington Post Yesterday morning, the American Enterprise Institute held an event titled “Watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ with the CIA: Separating fact from fiction.” AEI’s Marc Thiessen (author of “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack”) will host a panel discussion with three CIA veterans who were involved in the hunt for bin Laden. Panelists: General Michael Hayden (ret.), Former Director CIA John A....
  • Mom protects her son from three intruders

    01/31/2013 8:58:34 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 19 replies
    Michael Berry Site ^ | 1/30/2013 | Michael Berry
    Mom protects her son from three intruders who broke into her house and had a gun and duck tape. The audio clip is on Michael Berry's podcasts. She shoots one of the intruders and another one takes her gun and runs. She tells what happened in her own words. It starts 20 minutes into the first MP3 audio. Click Here. Michael Holds her over for the break and she continues Click Here. This mom tells the whole encounter in her own words. This is the best 2nd Amendment rights story I have heard.Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Still the WORST Economic Recovery Since 1882!

    01/31/2013 8:56:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jobless claims rise, consumer confidence down. Worst economic recovery since 1882. See chartsat link!
  • Russia Concerned by Reports of Israeli Air Strike on Syria

    01/31/2013 8:55:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    http://en.rian.ru ^ | January 31, 2013 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, January 31 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow is “deeply concerned” over reports of Israeli air strikes on Syrian territory on Wednesday and is seeking confirmation of what could be a serious violation of the UN charter, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Moscow said it is looking into reports that Israeli fighter jets carried out an air strike on a military research center near Damascus on Wednesday. If the reports of “unprovoked strikes” hitting a sovereign country’s territory are confirmed, this would constitute a violation of fundamental United Nations principles, the Foreign Ministry said. Such attacks are ”unacceptable, no matter...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 31,2013

    01/31/2013 8:49:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
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  • KinderGarden Of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks

    01/31/2013 8:48:17 AM PST · by NCjim · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jamie Glazov
    Prior to 9-11, I was your typical New York City-born, Liberal Jew. My Liberalism wasn’t a thoughtful embrace of Left-wing ideology – in fact, very, very few people thoughtfully embrace this ideology. It was more like what Andrew Breitbart called “The default factory setting” for people born into the time, place and culture into which I was born. Back then I knew what all Modern Liberals know: Democrats are good and Republicans are evil; Democrats like peace and Republicans like war; Democrats like air and Republicans don’t breathe the air or something. I don’t know. This is why David Mamet...
  • World's Oldest Marathon Runner Announces Retirement at Age 101

    01/31/2013 8:45:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    Fauja Singh, an Indian-born British citizen, was dubbed the 'Turbaned Tornado' after taking up running at the age of 89. He says this year's Hong Kong Marathon will be his last.A 101-year-old Sikh regarded as the world's oldest marathon runner will quit after one final run at next month's Hong Kong race, media reports said on Thursday. Indian-born British national Fauja Singh admitted age was finally catching up with him and he had decided not to compete after the Hong Kong Marathon on February 24, five weeks before his 102nd birthday on April 1. "But I will keep running for...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/13 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. “For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. “To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LIBER USUALIS, 01-31-13

    01/31/2013 8:40:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-31-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LIBER USUALIS A liturgical book containing most of the Gregorian chants and readings in the Mass and the Divine Office of the Roman Catholic Church. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Live stream- Puppy Bowl Locker Room

    01/31/2013 8:40:19 AM PST · by Gefn · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 28, 2013 | Breitbart
  • Dog sentenced to death in Tennessee because he is 'gay'

    01/31/2013 8:37:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Daniel Miller
    Pitbull-type dog faces being put down today unless new owner is foundAbandoned after previous owner saw him mounting another male dogBut animal experts say this is a sign of dominance not sexuality While dogs are known to occasionally display homosexual behaviour, animal experts say a male dog mounting another male dog is not a sign of sexual orientation but rather a sign of dominance.The dog's fate has sparked a frantic appeal among animal lovers to find a new owner before it's too late. A Facebook page has been set up with the message: 'Don't let this gorgeous dog die bc...
  • Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’

    01/31/2013 8:34:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/13 | David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson
    In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor. “That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker. “In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like...
  • NYPD Handcuffed 7-Year-Old & Interrogated Him For Hours Over Missing $5, Family Claims

    01/31/2013 8:30:46 AM PST · by fractionated · 31 replies
    http://gothamist.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jen Chung
    A fight over $5 between Bronx school children escalated to the point where the police were called and a seven-year-old boy was arrested, handcuffed, and kept in custody for 10 hours, according to the child's family, who is threatening to sue the city for $250 million. When Wilson Reyes' mother Frances Mendez arrived at the 44th Precinct, she was shocked to see her son handcuffed to the wall. Mendez said, "My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’ I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We’re traumatized... Imagine how I felt seeing...
  • How does "social legislation" differ from legislation? And how to stop it

    01/31/2013 8:21:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Dennis Prager made a great quip when he said: "They don't know why they don't like the term "justice"" - in reference to people who believe strongly in so called "social justice". And he's right. People who are dead set in favor of "social justice" are equally dead set against "justice". This is illustrative and instructive in understanding the mindset of progressives. At least to a degree. If you live in the real world, you'll never fully understand progressives. But we can go pretty far in our endeavor. Much further than most people realize. For example, Herbert Croly writes in...
  • Democrat senator denies prostitution allegations (Menendez)

    01/31/2013 8:21:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    GOP USA ^ | January 31, 2013 | Staff
    The office of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued a statement Wednesday denying allegations a Florida doctor who is a friend lined up prostitutes for him. The FBI Tuesday raided the office Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor practicing in West Palm Beach, Fla., who is the target of an Internal Revenue Service lien for more than $11 million, The Miami Herald reported. The newspaper said federal investigators were believed to be looking into Melgen's finances as well as the allegations about prostitutes. "Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years," the statement...
  • Viagra's Hidden Uses: Diet Pill, Cancer Fighter?

    01/31/2013 8:19:22 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/29/2013 | By Matt Cantor
    Viagra may have a future well beyond erectile dysfunction. Someday, we could perhaps see it prescribed for weight loss—or even to combat cancer, in combination with green tea. Scientists know that mice have lower rates of obesity, despite fatty diets, when they're on the drug. Now, researchers in Germany have an idea why: Viagra plays a role in turning white fat cells—a factor in overweight humans' "spare tires"—into beige ones, which burn energy, the New York Times reports. Meanwhile, researchers in Japan have found that the drug may be handy in fighting cancer, if it's taken with a dose of...
  • U.S. Bishops: Redefining Marriage Creates ‘Engine of Conflict’

    01/31/2013 8:14:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Tom McFeely
    WASHINGTON — In recent legal briefs filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops warned that a redefinition of marriage would create an “engine of conflict” that threatens freedom of religion, speech and other liberties. “Marriage, understood as the union of one man and one woman, is not a historical relic, but a vital and foundational institution of civil society today,” said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a Jan. 29 amicus brief supporting the California ballot initiative, Proposition 8. “The government interests in continuing to encourage and support it are not merely legitimate, but compelling,” the brief explained....
  • Body of missing Aviano pilot found in Adriatic Sea

    01/31/2013 8:11:32 AM PST · by Freeport · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 31, 2013 | N/A
    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The body of an Air Force F-16 pilot who went missing during a night training flight late Monday was found Thursday off the coast of Italy, his family announced in a statement. “It is with great sadness that we announce that the body of Captain Lucas Gruenther was found in the Adriatic Sea this afternoon,” the statement said. Gruenther and his F-16 Fighting Falcon went missing at about 8 p.m. Monday roughly 150 miles south of Aviano Air Base, where his unit, the 31st Fighter Wing, is based. A massive search effort ensued, including Italian coast guard...
  • History Lesson - Under 'Fascist' Bush, Democrats Feared Tyranny

    01/31/2013 8:10:46 AM PST · by IbJensen
    GOP USA ^ | January 31, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Once upon a time, a group of people known as the "Democrats" expressed great fear of tyranny by government. This was a time long, long ago, when a man from a place called Texas, representing a people known as the Republicans, occupied the White House. Leaders of the Democrats feared tyranny by the Republicans and called the man from Texas racist, oppressive and tyrannical. To refresh your recollection, we offer a few examples from the distant past: Billionaire Democratic contributor George Soros. He said the George W. Bush White House displayed the "supremacist ideology of Nazi Germany" and that Bush's...
  • Man at center of Te'o hoax says he was in love

    01/31/2013 8:01:00 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2012 9:59 AM (ET) | By PAT EATON-ROBB
    A California man said he created the hoax involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and a fake girlfriend because he was in love with the football player. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first part of which aired Thursday.
  • Jase Robertson baptizes 'Duck Dynasty' fan: Finding faith in an unlikely place

    01/31/2013 7:55:23 AM PST · by thackney · 42 replies
    The Christian Chronicle ^ | March 2013 Print Edition. | JAMES BUCE
    When Brandon Hooks’ mother introduced him to “Duck Dynasty,” he found the A&E reality series funny and entertaining. But he did not expect a television show to change his life. Hooks, 31, seldom attended church while growing up. The only time he went was when his family visited his grandmother’s house. Throughout most of his life, he gave faith little thought. He did, however, grow to love hunting and fishing. This passion for outdoor activities would help guide him to discover his own faith and love for Christ. In 2006, Hooks began dating his future wife, Jessica, 29, a member...
  • #myjihad in Egypt: Rape squads of Tahrir Square, Muslim Brotherhood "state-backed gangs"...

    01/31/2013 7:54:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 29, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Obama's epic foreign policy failure: Rape squads of Tahrir Square: Marauding 'state-backed gangs' are still terrorising female protesters two years after revolution Daily Mail, 29 January 2013 | Reports of 19 group sexual assaults logged on Friday in Tahrir Square Claims that attacks are state-backed to deter women from protesting Egypt's head of army warns the country is facing collapse Sex attacks on female protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square are premeditated and state-backed, claims an organisation that rescues sexually assaulted female activists. Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution and the highest number of sexual crimes against...