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  • Tough Choices Ahead For Allen Park Emergency Manager

    02/06/2013 5:17:15 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2013 | Anne Schieber
    ALLEN PARK — As Emergency Manager Joyce Parker draws up plans to stop the financial troubles here, a new audit shows the effort will be herculean. The audit, conducted independently by a newly hired accounting firm, states that Allen Park's financial conditions "raise substantial doubt about the City's ability to continue as a going concern." In addition, City Treasurer Carl Johnson sent a memo to city staffers Jan. 24 that the general fund will run out of cash by the beginning of March and that payments to vendors are to be delayed by as many as 60 days. Most city...
  • ‘Israel Thirsts to Hear Obama Directly’

    02/06/2013 5:12:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Acting Knesset head Binyamin (Fouad) Ben-Eliezer has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to urge United States President Barack Obama to address the Knesset during his upcoming visit to Israel. “The nation of Israel definitely thirsts to hear the United States President speak to them directly,” he argued. “There is no more appropriate venue than the Knesset for the U.S. President to speak.” “I believe that this act, of a direct address to Israel in the Knesset assembly… during this visit, specifically, would carry tremendous importance,” he added. MK Reuven Rivlin, speaker of the last Knesset, agreed. “The Knesset is the...
  • Record 40 states honor Reagan birthday; 8 Democratic guvs balk

    02/06/2013 5:12:08 AM PST · by opineapple · 9 replies
    February 6, 2013 Ronald Reagan can count 40 states that still remember the Gipper fondly. On his 102nd birthday Wednesday, 40 states -- a record-have proclaimed February 6 "Ronald Reagan Day." Eight Democratic governors have refused to recognize Reagan Day and two others are on the fence. The eight governors who have refused to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states: Arkansas - Mike Beebe (D) Delaware - Jack Markell (D) Hawaii - Neil Abercrombie (D) Kentucky - Steve Beshear (D) Massachusetts - Deval Patrick (D) Minnesota - Mark Dayton (D) Oregon - John Kitzhaber (D) Vermont...
  • Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in bid to cut costs

    02/06/2013 5:10:29 AM PST · by Doogle · 84 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points -- package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
  • Slouching Toward Gay Takeover of Boy Scouts

    02/06/2013 5:07:29 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 23 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 6, 2013 | JP
    One of the more memorable sketches to air on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” featured actor Alec Baldwin and comedian Adam Sandler as members of a Boy Scout troop. Baldwin played a gay scoutmaster, “Mr. Armstrong.” Sandler reprised his role as “Canteen Boy,” a scout clearly suffering arrested development. In the sketch, Mr. Armstrong makes a sexual advance on Canteen Boy, brushing his unshaven face against the lad. So uncomfortable is Sandler’s character, who is not so dimwitted that he doesn’t know a pedophile when he sees one, that he flees into the woods. The sketch was uproariously funny. But what...
  • Rove Vs. the Tea Party

    02/06/2013 5:07:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment. Brandishing the so-called Buckley Rule with quasi-religious fervor -- the notion that Republicans should run the most conservative candidate who can win -- the establishment GOP proclaimed that the only presidential candidate who could win was Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They suggested that four-term former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was a shoe-in for the Senate. They explained that the Tea Party was responsible for failed Senate...
  • Tacony deli owner fatally shoots would-be robber (Philly)

    02/06/2013 5:05:18 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Emily Babay
    Police this morning continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of a would-be robber last night by the owner of a Tacony deli store. The shootout happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday at Anna's Deli on the 4400 block of Princeton Avenue. Police say a 19-year-old man approached the deli's cash register, armed with a 9 mm handgun. He then fired two shots at the store owner's wife. That's when the deli owner, identified as a 55-year-old man, emerged from the back of the store with a 9 mm handgun and shot the would-be robber in the chest, according to...
  • Springtime for Islam

    02/06/2013 5:03:24 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | February 05, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Groundhog Day is the long eternal tragedy of Islam, which always sees its shadow and always ends up with six weeks, six months or six hundred years of more winter. That hopeful time when the bitter cold of winter begins its slow transition into the warmth and renewal of spring never comes for Islam. In a reversal of the cycle of season, the Arab Spring led to the Islamic Winter, but that is the endless pattern of Islamic attempts at reform and rejuvenation, which rather than finding renewal in their attempts at transformation only go on perpetuating the same cycle...
  • Meacham On Drone Kills: Obama Acting 'Like American King'

    02/06/2013 5:00:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! Who would have thought that perhaps the strongest statement yet in condemnation of President Obama's self-arrogated right to kill Americans abroad would have come from Jon Meacham? Yet on today's Morning Joe, historian Meacham—who knows something about the use and abuse of presidential power—criticized Obama for ignoring the "rule of law" and actually described Obama as acting like "an American King." Joe Scarborough seconded Meacham's surprising statement, adding that had this come to light under George W. Bush, impeachment would be in the air. View the video here.
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 6, 2013-- omphalos

    02/06/2013 4:57:57 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 6, 2013-- omphalos ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". omphalos [om-fuh-luh s] noun 1. (in the ancient world) a sacred conical object, especially a stone. The most famous omphalos at Delphi was assumed to mark the center of the earth 2. the central point 3. Literary: another word for navel Origin: "sacred stone," 1850, from Gk., lit. "navel," also "hub" (as the center point), from PIE *ombh-alo-, from base *nobh-/*ombh- "navel" (see navel)....
  • Rep Cantor (R-VA): Amnesty for Illegals - Yes; Alleviate Defense Cuts - No (Vanity)

    02/06/2013 4:57:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    6 Feb 13 | Self
    In one single day (5 Feb 13), Rep Eric Cantor endorsed amnesty for an estimated 1.2 million illegal between the ages of 18-30. These invaders have broken our laws, busted down our fences, overwhelmed our schools and hospitals, and have spit our America's sovereignty. Eric Cantor Endorses Citizenship for DREAMers Illegals cost this nation hundreds of Billions of dollars, and amnesty will cost us Trillions. On that same day (5 Feb 13), a Fox News interviewer asked Cantor if he would endorse alleviating the looming Sequestration cuts that inordinately punish our Defense budget (Dept of Defense is 17% of...
  • Columbus (Mississippi) Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 4:50:41 AM PST · by WKB · 50 replies
    WTVA ^ | 2\6\13 | STAFF
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...
  • Young Girl Celebrates Birthday With First Train Ride

    02/06/2013 4:48:24 AM PST · by Doogle · 4 replies
    YT ^ | 1/6/13 | ABC
    Madeline Dubois' birthday dreams came with her first train ride in Nashville
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 6, 2013]

    02/06/2013 4:41:48 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (2) "I am already being poured out as a drink offering . . ." —2 Timothy 4:6 Are you ready to be poured out as an offering? It is an act of your will, not your emotions. Tell God you are ready to be offered as a sacrifice for Him. Then accept the consequences as they come, without any complaints, in spite of what God may send your way. God sends you through a crisis in private, where no other person can help you. From the outside your life...
  • Writing Is On The Wall: Time For Griffin & Block To Go

    02/06/2013 4:39:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Fred Wszolek
    At this stage, it should seem glaringly obvious to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block that they should step down from the government agency. Both the legitimacy of their tenure over the last year and anything they do going forward is seriously in question. After being recess appointed by President Obama on January 4, 2012 even though the U.S. Senate was convening regularly in pro-forma sessions, Griffin and Block worked to issue decisions and write rules to the benefit of Big Labor and to the detriment of American employees and employers. Yet, the ruling recently...
  • The CBO quietly hikes the price tag on ObamaCare's insurance subsidies by 29%

    02/06/2013 4:28:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/05/2013 | John Merline
    The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday quietly raised the 10-year cost of ObamaCare's insurance subsidies offered via the health law's exchanges by $233 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office review of its latest spending forecast. The CBO's new baseline estimate shows that ObamaCare subsidies offered through the insurance exchanges — which are supposed to be up and running by next January — will total more than $1 trillion through 2022, up from $814 billion over those same years in its budget forecast made a year ago. That's an increase of nearly 29%. [snip] The CBO also expects 7 million...
  • Uh, Obama? We Have a Problem: Interest Expense to Hit $1 Trillion in 4 Years

    02/06/2013 4:15:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    I hate to interrupt Obama’s “We Don’t Have a Spending Problem” World Tour. But reality intervened on Tuesday as the Congressional Budget Office released a report that says that the budget deficit will grow through 2023 and “will eventually require the government to raise taxes, reduce benefits and services, or undertake some combination of those two actions,” reports CBSNews- and all of that just to cover interest payments. “In its annual Budget and Economic Outlook,” writes CBSNews, “the CBO said debt held by the public will be bigger by 2023 than in any year since 1951 and will be at...
  • Should Richard III Receive a Catholic Burial?

    02/06/2013 4:11:39 AM PST · by NYer · 104 replies
    First Things ^ | February 4, 2013 | Mark Movsesian
    You thought there couldn’t be a law and religion angle to today’s news—fascinating for us history nerds—that archaeologists have discovered the mortal remains of Richard III beneath a parking lot in Leicester? Think again. Plans are underway to re-inter the bones in the city’s Anglican Cathedral. Not so fast, say some: the hunchback king wasn’t a Protestant, but a Catholic, and he requires a Catholic burial. In fact, as Shakespeare fans know, Richard died at Bosworth Field (“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”), defending his throne from Henry Tudor. Henry went on to reign as Henry VII;...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson introduces resolution honoring Trayvon Martin

    02/06/2013 4:09:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | February 5, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid
    WASHINGTON – A Florida congresswoman on Tuesday introduced a resolution honoring Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose slaying a year ago this month stirred national controversy. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat, introduced a resolution “honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States government to address the crisis of racial profiling,” according to a statement from her office. “Today, Trayvon Martin would have celebrated his 18th birthday,” the statement read. “We all know the tragic circumstances surrounding his murder: Trayvon was racially profiled, chased, made to fight...
  • Education Spending That Isn't Smart

    02/06/2013 3:59:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that "an economic recovery has begun," we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the weakest in American history, but the economy isn't cratering either. Still, you can bet that if the economy continues to contract, Obama will propose the same remedy he always has: more "investments" in education, infrastructure and various industries of the future. It seems that whatever the ailment, Dr. Obama always writes the same prescription. This is hardly shocking: Building...