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  • Five love songs for February 15, 2014, the day after Valentine's Day

    02/15/2013 2:36:27 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 26 replies
    2/15/2013 | Nikos1121
    The day after Valentine's Day and the 3rd Day of Lent has me reflecting on many things, but most important today...Love. There have been tens of thousands written, in all languages, depicting all kinds of love--for a family member, a friend, a teacher, our fellow man or even an object, a job, or other physical or mental endeavor...a spouse ...God. These are just five love songs from a very deep pool of love songs in the knapsack of my mind today. 1. I Kissed Ya The Everly Bros 2. You Send Me Sam Cooke 3. Wicked Chris Isaak 4. I've...
  • Youth football coaches protest proposed ban in NY

    02/15/2013 2:35:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Associated Press
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Assemblyman's proposal to prohibit kids under 11 from playing tackle football isn't going over well with some coaches. In Buffalo Thursday, a handful of youth football leaders and participants joined state Sen. Timothy Kennedy outside a stadium to protest the idea. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced the legislation last week, telling reporters it's meant to protect children...
  • Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress

    02/15/2013 2:28:55 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog ^ | 02/13/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy, facing off against a deeply divided Congress with Republicans eager to rein him in.At the center of it all was a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. “It is...
  • Natural hazards: New York vs the sea (Beware! There's some of the usual agw agitprop.)

    02/15/2013 1:53:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Nature News ^ | 13 February 2013 | Jeff Tollefson
    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists and officials are trying to protect the largest US city from future floods. Joe Leader's heart sank as he descended into the South Ferry subway station at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York. It was 8 p.m. on 29 October, and Hurricane Sandy had just made landfall some 150 kilometres south in New Jersey. As chief maintenance officer for the New York city subway system, Leader was out on patrol. He had hoped that the South Ferry station would be a refuge from the storm. Instead, he was greeted by wailing...
  • Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress

    02/15/2013 1:45:16 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog/AP ^ | 02/13/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy, facing off against a deeply divided Congress with Republicans eager to rein him in.At the center of it all was a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. “It is...
  • Will You Be My Valentine?

    02/15/2013 1:34:03 AM PST · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    carbonated.tv ^ | February 14, 2013 12:01 AM | FatimahMazharKhan
    "I know I just met you and this is crazy but will you be my valentine ??? ..COGF
  • Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

    02/15/2013 1:33:55 AM PST · by malkee · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/14/13 | Jerry Bowyer
    So Downton Abbeys message is an anti-class warfare one. The fact is that the spirit of the critics is hard left, and maybe thats why Downton Abbey makes them so angry, because the success of the series shows that this group does not speak for America. It also shows something equally important to the future of our culture: that there is no inherent need for good TV to be left of center. Stories sympathetic to virtue, preservation of property and admiration of nobility and of wealth can be told beautifully and to wide audiences, and I suspect they will be...
  • East Asian Physical Traits Linked to 35,000-Year-Old Mutation

    02/15/2013 1:33:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Gaining a deep insight into human evolution, researchers have identified a mutation in a critical human gene as the source of several distinctive traits that make East Asians different from other races. Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene that confers several distinct traits to East Asians, including thicker hair. The traits thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, characteristically identified teeth and smaller breasts are the result of a gene mutation that occurred about 35,000 years ago, the researchers have concluded. snip The first of those sites to be studied contains the gene known as EDAR. Africans...
  • Proteins behind mad-cow disease also help brain to develop

    02/15/2013 1:15:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Nature News ^ | 14 February 2013 | Mo Costandi
    When not misfolded, prions lend a hand in forming neuronal connections. Prions are best known as the infectious agents that cause mad cow disease and the human versions of it, such as variant CreutzfeldtJakob Disease. But the proteins also have at least one known useful function, in the cells that insulate nerves, and are suspected to have more. Now researchers have provided the first direct evidence that the proteins play an important role in neurons themselves. The team reports in the Journal of Neuroscience1 that prions are involved in developmental plasticity, the process by which the structure and function of...
  • Sen. Collins Wants Same-Sex Partners to Be Brought over Border

    02/15/2013 1:11:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 14, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is the first Republican supporter of a bill that would allow U.S. citizens to bring their foreign same-sex partners to the country for legal residency. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Collins (R-Maine) will introduce the bill, which Leahy has introduced every year since 2003 and insisted should be part of any immigration reform deal. More than two dozen countries recognize same-sex couples for immigration purposes, Collins said. This important civil rights legislation would help prevent committed, loving families from being forced to choose between leaving their family or leaving their country. Leahy said...
  • Daily finance & investment thread (2-15-13 edition)

    02/15/2013 12:45:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 8 replies
    2-15-13
    Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite precious metals blogs and sites Apmex.com is a solid...
  • Michelle Obama, VP Joe Biden Expected in Aspen this Weekend

    02/15/2013 12:45:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Haute Living ^ | February 14, 2013 | Christine Benedetti
    First lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to visit Aspen this Presidents Day weekend, the Aspen Daily News reported. Obama came to Aspen a year ago with her daughters for a ski vacation, and stayed at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, who own the Aspen Skiing Co. The Crowns also own a home near Buttermilkone of four area ski mountains under the Aspen Skiing Co. umbrellaand the Obamas hit the slopes on this beginner hill. In July 2011, Obama made a speech at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee and President Obamas 2012...
  • Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    02/15/2013 12:34:43 AM PST · by Islander7 · 46 replies
    Kremlin Russia Today ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Staff
    A series of explosions in the skies of Russias Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteorite shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones have stopped working. According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.
  • First Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Trial

    02/15/2013 12:12:07 AM PST · by neverdem
    National Review Online ^ | February 14, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    At present, there are three small human safety embryonic stem cell studies. All deal with macular degeneration-type conditions. And now, a human trial looks to soon get underway in Japan using induced pluripotent stem cells, that is, stem cells made from a patient’s own skin or other tissues. From the Nature News story: Having already received IRB approval at her home institution, Takahashi can now move towards the final step before patient recruitment: getting health ministry approval.  She’s expected receive that in time for starting the trials during this fiscal year, ending March 2014. The trial will enroll six patients...
  • Stewart Rhodes/John Wallace, Pro-Second Amendment Rally 2-12 (Albany NY)

    02/14/2013 11:57:03 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 15, 2013 | Sheryl Thomas
    From the rally earlier this month.
  • I would like to take Rush Fishing...

    02/14/2013 11:41:59 PM PST · by DragonMarine · 21 replies
    DragonMarine
    OK... so with all of the rhetoric surrounding our current political Bull%^$$%.. i would just like to extend an invitation to my most admired political ally and mentor... You want to go fishing Rush ???
  • I would like to take Rush Fishing...

    02/14/2013 11:41:51 PM PST · by DragonMarine · 2 replies
    DragonMarine
    OK... so with all of the rhetoric surrounding our current political Bull%^$$%.. i would just like to extend an invitation to my most admired political ally and mentor... You want to go fishing Rush ???
  • Death of the Swing State - Fewer than one-fourth of House districts are competitive...

    02/14/2013 11:26:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | Charlie Cook
    Fewer than one-fourth of House districts are competitive. That's bad news for Democrats.Democrats face twin struggles as they seek to retake the House majority they lost in 2010. First, the chamber has largely sorted itself out. With 96 percent of Democratic House members representing districts carried by President Obama and 94 percent of Republican House lawmakers representing districts won by Mitt Romney, each party pretty much has the seats God intended. The House simply doesnt have much elasticity right now. Substantial gains would either require Democrats winning a bunch of Romney districts or Republicans capturing a lot of Obama districts....
  • How Single Cats are Spending Valentine's Day [video]

    02/14/2013 11:18:32 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Pretty much what the title says. Much cuteness and funneh herein.
  • Should You Renounce Your Citizenship?

    02/14/2013 11:00:53 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | Wednesday February 13, 2013 9:40 AM EST | Caroline Kim
    Would you renounce your U.S. citizenship if it meant youd be sending less of your hard-earned dollars to Uncle Sam? As Americans face higher taxes and stricter enforcement, a growing number of them are, indeed, deciding to turn in their US passports. As of 2013, 77% of Americans will pay higher federal tax rates because the cuts in Social Security payroll taxes expired when Congress passed its tax package on New Years Day. But the wealthiest households face the highest tax increases. From 2009 to 2011, the number of expatriates, or those who renounced their U.S. citizenship, doubled to 1,781....
  • BARONE: OPERATING ABOVE LAW

    02/14/2013 10:43:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/14/2013 | Michael Barone
    Presidents’ State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The classical majesty of this building where laws are made symbolizes the idea that we live under the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 44th president is running an administration that too often seems to ignore the rule of law.“We can’t wait,” Barack Obama took to saying after the Republicans captured a majority in the House and refused to pass laws he wanted. He would act to get what he wanted regardless of law.One example: his recess appointments in January 2012 of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-15-13

    02/14/2013 10:28:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-15-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 15, 2013 Friday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD:Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness,and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day,and desire to know my ways,Like a nation that has done what is justand not abandoned the law of their God;They ask me to declare what is due them,pleased to gain access to God.Why do we fast, and you do not see it?afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it? Lo, on your...
  • S.E. Cupp: We cant be afraid to call out Rush Limbaugh

    02/14/2013 10:13:16 PM PST · by Mozilla · 118 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2./14/2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    The New York Times has a must-read up on how the GOP is losing the tech war and losing the youth vote. But tucked away in the piece, I found this: [W]e cant be afraid to call out Rush Limbaugh, said Goodwins fiance, S. E. Cupp, a New York Daily News columnist and a co-host ofThe Cycleon MSNBC. If we can get three Republicans on three different networks saying, What Rush Limbaugh said is crazy and stupid and dangerous, maybe thatll give other Republicans cover to denounce the talk-show host as well.
  • Sculpteos 3D printing service brings designs to life

    02/14/2013 10:11:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | February 13, 2013 | Mari Silbey
    Spend a few minutes talking with Clment Moreau, and youre apt to start dreaming up your own three-dimensional (3D) creations: a customized toy, a work of art, or even a working robot. But as co-founder of 3D printing company Sculpteo, Moreau is less interested in hobbyist-only pursuits than he is in what professionals can do with the still-nascent technology. Sculpteo is a 3D printing company, but it doesnt make 3D printers. With facilities in France, America and Israel, Sculpteo maintains its own manufacturing operations for 3D printing services. Companies and individuals send in their 3D renderings, and Sculpteo prints their...
  • Kel-Tec PMR-30 Range Report (Gun Porn)

    02/14/2013 10:10:12 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | AUGUST 5, 2012 | N/A
    It is amazing that one of the most scarce and in demand pistols today is the Kel-Tec PMR-30. You cant get one, and many gun dealers have even created sign-up lists for customers to get them as they come in. The PMR-30 isnt a cheap gun. The MSRP is $415, yet the demand for the PMR-30, after literally years, seems unquenchable. But if I asked you to play word association on guns, and my hint was plastic 22WMR pistol with orange and green fiber optic sights and a 30 round magazine, what would you say? Nothing, right? Nothing comes to...
  • Wayne Lapierre Responds to State of the Union Address

    02/14/2013 9:55:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://home.nra.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | NRA
    Its good to be here among friends. Your support has always meant a lot to me and I thank you for your warm welcome. Two nights ago, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address. In that speech, the president displayed a level of political fraud and public deception that cannot be ignored.....
  • Friday 2/15/13, 9pm ET - "Hannity" exclusive - Dr Ben Carson, for the full hour

    02/14/2013 9:48:41 PM PST · by nutmeg · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 13, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    This Friday (2/15/13), Dr. Ben Carson will sit down with Sean Hannity and a distinguished audience in a special one-hour show that revolves around one idea and one quest: saving America. Tonight, the Insider and ONLY the Insider was able to catch up with Dr. Carson in the Hannity green room right before the taping of the special. We got a preview of the show, and more importantly, got to ask him some of our own burning questions. Tune in Friday at 9p ET to this special edition of Hannity, only on Fox News Channel...
  • A Russian emergencies official says at least 1 meteorite has fallen in Chelyabinsk region

    02/14/2013 9:46:55 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 181 replies
    MOSCOW A Russian emergencies official says at least one meteorite has fallen in Chelyabinsk region.
  • Rahm Emanuel May Be Toying With 2016 Presidential Run

    02/14/2013 9:37:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 14, 2013 | Lloyd Grove
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race. The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources. Its unclear who raised the subjectEmanuel or the donorsand the mayors press secretary initially didnt offer clarity on who said what to whom Hours after this...
  • Who Tells Us What To Think? Does The Mainstream Media = The Matrix?

    02/14/2013 9:30:04 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TEC ^ | 2-14-2013 | Michael Snyder
    Who Tells Us What To Think? Does The Mainstream Media = The Matrix? By Michael Snyder February 14th, 2013 Do you believe that you really think for yourself? Did you come up with your attitudes, opinions and beliefs on your own, or are they continually being shaped and molded by someone else? Could it be possible that you and everyone around you is actually hooked into a real life version of "the matrix" that is constantly defining your reality for you? Sadly, the truth is that almost all of us have willingly hooked ourselves into a colossal media system that...
  • Students, parents concerned by seemingly slanted college syllabus ( Not allowed to use Fox News )

    02/14/2013 9:26:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    http://www.wtov9.com/ ^ | Feb 14 2013 | Josh Eachus
    By Josh Eachus WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.Students and parents are questioning a college professor after she reportedly issued a syllabus that filtered students research options The syllabus tells students in a West Liberty University political science course what sources they can and cannot use. Among those students are asked not to use are The Onion, an openly fictitious parody of real-life news, and Fox News, a professional news organization. In the syllabus, the professor allegedly says, "The tagline Fox News makes me cringe." "One of our values at West Liberty is to encourage students to go out and inquire and gather...
  • Condom Candy, Lesbian Rape, and Ethical Chocolate: How the Left Likes to Celebrate Valentines

    02/14/2013 9:19:12 PM PST · by chessplayer · 4 replies
    Not sure how to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Left-wing groups and media such as The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood and The Huffington Post have overtaken the holiday to promote their culture of sexual promiscuity and wacky environmentalism. From universities and medical clinics offering condom lollipops and free STD testing (and hosting plays about lesbian rape) and "green" websites dictating how "ethically" bought chocolate and flowers can save the planet, to disturbing LGBTQIA-themed gifts, the eco-friendly, gay-friendly, sex-obsessed left has plenty of ideas for how you should celebrate the holiday of love.
  • NBC's Williams Predicts Rubio's Water Sip 'Just Might Live On Forever'

    02/14/2013 8:57:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that Florida Senator Marco Rubio taking a sip of water during his response to the State of the Union was "the televised moment from last night that just might live on forever." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams expounded: "Well, it's one of the cruelest aspects of politics in the television age. No matter how well-crafted the content, no matter how thoughtful a person you are, it's the television moments, the superficial, purely visual moments that are often remembered forever instead. And that will certainly...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, in Congress: 'I Stand Here as a Freed Slave'

    02/14/2013 8:47:01 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) looks mighty good for a woman who has to be at least 148 years old. My take on her age is based on a statement the Congresswoman made today while objecting to impending spending reductions relating to sequestration in which she characterized herself as "a freed slave." Slavery as a legal institution ended in the U.S. in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Here is what Ms. Jackson Lee said, in context (HT Rush Limbaugh): We are at the bone almost. And sequester that is across-the-board cuts will literally destroy us and put us...
  • Millions scamming system to receive free Obamaphones and youre paying for it

    02/14/2013 8:43:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 2-14-2013 | Kelsey Osterman
    February 14, 2013 Millions scamming system to receive free ‘Obamaphones’ — and you’re paying for it by Kelsey Osterman Millions of supposed low-income Americans who claimed free phones from the federal government are actually ineligible to receive the service, according to the Wall Street Journal. Worse still, you’re probably paying for it.A recent Federal Communications Commission review of top five cell service carriers who use the program, called Lifeline, has revealed that 41 percent of six million free phone owners either couldn’t prove their eligibility or didn’t respond to the review request.As the WSJ reported, the federal government spent about...
  • A tantalising prospect: Exotic, useful metals such as titanium are about to become cheap & plentiful

    02/14/2013 8:43:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Economist ^ | February 16, 2013
    ALUMINIUM was once more costly than gold. Napoleon III, emperor of France, reserved cutlery made from it for his most favoured guests, and the Washington monument, in Americas capital, was capped with it not because the builders were cheapskates but because they wanted to show off. How times change. And in aluminiums case they changed because, in the late 1880s, Charles Hall and Paul Hroult worked out how to separate the stuff from its oxide using electricity rather than chemical reducing agents. Now, the founders of Metalysis, a small British firm, hope to do much the same with tantalum, titanium...
  • Hillary Clinton (drinking water in a speech)

    02/14/2013 8:30:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/13 | Right wing news
    Oh my, look at that.... took a drink of water in the middle of a speech.
  • 2012 US Electoral Map With Congressional District System

    02/14/2013 8:29:13 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    February 14, 2013
    The concept of the nation moving to a Nebraska-Maine electoral system has been brought up here several times. This spurred the question of "well, would it hurt or help us if applied on a national level?" Well, I recently stumbled across a map on another forum, and we have an answer. Somebody did the research, and made a map based on the results. States are colored by whoever won the two statewide electors. The results? Democrats, 270 Electoral Votes, Republicans, 268. Now, obviously, if such a method had been used in real life, the campaigns would have changed strategies, gone...
  • Why Inflation In 2013 Is Imminent

    02/14/2013 8:24:29 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-14-2013 | Money Morning - Jeff Uscher
    Why Inflation In 2013 Is Imminent Economics / InflationFebruary 14, 2013 - 03:48 PM GMT By: Money Morning Jeff Uscher writes: Is a spike in the monetary base - currency in circulation plus bank reserves at the Fed - the first sign of imminent inflation? Art Cashin, the well-respected director of floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange for UBS, recently told King World News the increase in the monetary base may well be a sign of impending inflation. Monetary base, sometimes called high-powered money, is the basis for the bank lending that drives our economy. When interest rates...
  • Benedict Will Still Be There for Us-Pope Benedict had a profound effect on this former Presbyterian

    02/14/2013 8:23:17 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Scott Hahn
    Like most Catholics, I woke on the morning of Feb. 11, 2013, to a different sort of alarm. Nothing in my past indeed, very little in history had prepared me for what I found in the news that day. To many people, the Pope resigning seemed an impossibility, like a square circle. But that wasnt my particular problem. As a theologian, I knew it could be done. In fact, the conditions had been publicly rehearsed by no less an authority than Benedict XVI in interviews with the media. A popes resignation was not my problem. My problem was...
  • Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

    02/14/2013 8:16:14 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama didnt make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday...
  • Ed Koch vs. Barry Farber: Legendary Mayors First Victory Detailed in The Right Frequency

    02/14/2013 8:14:13 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    The Right Frequency Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died earlier this month, was a legendary political figure. Barry Farber was a legendary talk radio host in the Big Apple, whose voice dominated the powerful WOR throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The two larger-than-life figures would face off in 1977, when Koch was seeking his first term as mayor. Farber was interviewed in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas (History Publishing Co.). Below is an excerpt: *** Covering a quarter of WORs airtime was enough exposure...
  • Did Hagel rig vote to win Senate seat? Details revealed in magazine profile on alleged GOP plan

    02/14/2013 8:09:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/13 | Bob Unruh
    An attempt by Senate Democrats to push through their controversial nominee for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., failed today on a 58-40 vote as Republicans said they havent been given answers to their questions. Among his opponents are 14 retired U.S. admirals and generals, including high-profile names such as Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely. Hagel has endorsed subjecting the U.S. to the U.N.s International Criminal Court, and hes sat on the board of numerous globalist groups promoting U.S. funding for the Third World.
  • The Chris Dorner Hero-Worship, on Both Sides of the Aisle

    02/14/2013 7:59:29 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 63 replies
    The Hayride ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | MacAoidh
    The most disheartening event in the country this week wasnt the State of the Union address, though that was certainly ugly enough. And it wasnt the finale of the Chris Dorner rampage, which was certainly horrific enough in its waste of human life. From the standpoint of the picture it paints for us of America circa 2013, its the reaction to Dorner. The reaction of the Left to Dorner is hideous enough. Its personified by the vapid, disgusting and degenerate Marc Lamont Hill, who finds deep meaning and excitement in Dorners senseless mayhem and unhinged online ramblings If...
  • North: Presidents and Promises

    02/14/2013 7:52:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 15, 2013 | Oliver North
    YORBA LINDA, Calif. On Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, a capacity crowd filled a replica of the White House East Room for a presentation at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. After that, they stood in line to buy autographed copies of my latest New York Times best-seller, "Heroes Proved." All of them heard: "Lyndon Johnson sent my brother and me to war in Vietnam. In his first address to our nation as president, Richard Nixon promised to bring us home. We're alive today because he kept his word." After the event, I listened to a rerun of our current...
  • Lee Judge's Tasteless Chris Kyle Cartoon Is Only The Latest Smear Of Conservatism

    02/14/2013 7:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    Today, our friends at Twitchy reported that Lee Judge, a left-wing political cartoonist, illustrated a depraved caricature depicting the grave of ex-sniper, and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle – with the caption “if only there had been a good guy around.”  This is wholly insensitive, and a craven attempt to smear an American hero who was tragically slain by a fellow veteran whom he was helping cope with PTSD.  But this is hardly the first time Judge has inked a cartoon that transgresses the bounds of decency in service of a left-wing political argument. For example, when the NRA first proposed...
  • Increased activity at Musudan-ri indicates N. Korea preparing for another rocket launch

    02/14/2013 7:45:49 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/15
    2013/02/15 10:53 KST Increased activity at Musudan-ri indicates N. Korea preparing for another rocket launch SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Yonhap) -- Recent progress in the construction of new facilities and a general increase in activity at North Korea's Musudan-ri launch site may be an indication that the belligerent nation might launch another rocket following the detonation of its third nuclear device, a Web site specializing in North Korean affairs said Friday. "Construction of new facilities at the Tonghae Satellite launching ground, previously disrupted by typhoons that ravaged the east coast last summer, has made important progress since late Oct. 2012," U.S....
  • Caption these Photos (State of the Union Address)

    02/14/2013 7:32:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    President Barack Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 12, 2103.
  • MSNBC Continues Smear of 'Racist' NRA; Alex Wagner Hits Wayne LaPierre as Afraid of 'Dark People'

    02/14/2013 7:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC, for the second time on Thursday, smeared the National Rifle Association as racist, trashing the gun group's president as appealing to bigotry. Now host Alex Wagner read from an op-ed by Wayne LaPierre in which he argues that owning a gun is the only real protection from crime, looting and riots. Specifically, LaPierre mentioned the aftermath to Hurricane Sandy and looting in Brooklyn. Wagner quoted LaPierre: "Hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, terrorists, gangs, lone criminals, these are the perils we are sure to face. Not just maybe. It's not paranoia to buy a gun. It's survival." She then sneered, "There's also a...
  • Resigning Pope Benedict XVI Brings Doomsday Prophecy (St. Malachy's 12th Century Prophecy)

    02/14/2013 7:26:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Resigning Pope Brings Doomsday Prophecy Is the world only a Pope away from the End? Yes, if you believe a chilling 12th-century prophecy. Attributed to St. Malachy, an Irish archbishop canonized in 1190, the Prophecy of the Popes would date to 1139. The document predicted that there would be only 112 more popes before the Last Judgment and Benedict XVI is 111. The list of popes originated from a vision Malachy said he received from God when he was in Rome, reporting on his diocese to Pope Innocent II. The story goes that St. Malachy gave the apocalyptic list...