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  • Reggie Love vacationed with Obama in FL but the Interweb has been scrubbed of evidence

    02/21/2013 3:06:29 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    There were several articles which mentioned Reggie Love disembarking Air Force One after Obama upon his return to DC...yet all mention of such has now been scrubbed from the web (except for a few blog notes).I guess Obama decided the time wasn't right to "come out."
  • Obama’s "Really Stupid, Stupid, Stupid Sequester"

    02/21/2013 3:06:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 21, 2013 | John Ransom
    In the opaque world of sovereign debt credit ratings, one of the most important issues facing a rating agency is a country’s economic growth. One of the reasons why the United States has had such large deficits is because economic growth for the last decade and a half has been anemic.  I highlight that here because recently I took umbrage with the Congressional Budget Office projections on the U.S. economy and the country’s budget deficit, writing for Townhall about the budget problems we will face once interest rates begin to rise. The “thorny problem with the CBO forecast is that after this year the report is...

    02/21/2013 3:03:16 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/21/43 | Drew Middleton, Charles McMurtry, Hanson W. Baldwin, Ralph Parker, William Henry Chamberlin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW21 22 23
  • Body Found Inside Water Tank Atop Hotel Identified As Missing Canadian Tourist

    02/21/2013 3:03:03 PM PST · by null and void · 27 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 19, 2013 8:58 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — A Canadian tourist Tuesday was found dead in a water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel. Elisa Lam, 21, had last been seen at the hotel on Jan. 26. Police and firefighters were summoned to the Cecil Hotel at 640 South Main St. shortly after 10 a.m., according to LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh. KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports guests were disturbed to learn Lam’s nude body was found inside of one of four large water tanks. A maintenance worker discovered the body after he received reports from hotel guests of low water pressure in the building...
  • White House Credits ‘Let's Move’ for Halting and Reversing Childhood Obesity Trend

    02/21/2013 3:00:18 PM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3:44 PM, Feb 20, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    Today the White House credited Michelle Obama's three-year-old “Let's Move” initiative with halting and even reversing a thirty year trend of increasing childhood obesity, a trend that has led to what the Centers for Disease Control has called an epidemic. A press release from the Office of the First Lady announced details of a "two day nationwide tour" at the end of the month to celebrate the third anniversary of the program that promotes exercise and healthy eating habits to young people. The press release also included a short history of the program (emphasis added): Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our...

    02/21/2013 2:59:10 PM PST · by fwdude · 13 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | January 6, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    A group of professors has debunked the research of a sociologist, finding that children with heterosexual parents do better in school than those raised by homosexuals. ... According to Allen, every time a study that claims no harm to children raised by same-gender couples is released, it has been successfully disputed when put under a microscope.
  • On Guns, Obama Finally Talks About the Culture of Fatherlessness

    02/21/2013 2:58:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 21, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dads matter. President Barack Obama said it recently in Chicago, a city on track for 600 murders this year, the equivalent of two Sandy Hooks per month. Too bad he still does not understand that his left-wing ideology is the problem. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, Obama, much of his party and much of the media have been calling for further gun control and advocating "common sense" measures such as limiting the number of rounds in a magazine, "universal" background checks and restrictions on "assault weapons." But there is an 800-pound politically incorrect elephant in the room. Most gun murders...
  • As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are...

    02/21/2013 2:56:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a “country class.” Yet modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been... --snip-- Similarly the entire country...
  • Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote

    02/21/2013 2:54:19 PM PST · by null and void · 31 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:51 PM
    DAYTON — A southwest Ohio woman who says she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama filed a lawsuit against her former employer. 

Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit accuses Dayton-based defense contractor Q-Mark Inc. and its president of telling employees that if Obama was re-elected, then his supporters would be the first to be fired, The Dayton Daily News reported. 

Brian Wildermuth, an attorney for the company president, said in a statement that Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — “nothing more.” 

“I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus...
  • Looking at Washington Anew

    02/21/2013 2:53:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The finger pointing and the blame game of Washington gets old, but a messy representative democracy is better than an efficient dictatorship. This past weekend, I toured Washington with my 5th-grade son, Robert, his classmates and their mothers. I've been to Washington more times than I can remember, but each visit fills me with hope and inspiration. It's not just the city, which in the summer is hot, humid and buggy and in the winter can be bone-chilling (as it was this weekend), but it's what the city stands for: a city created to house the federal government of...
  • Starbucks’ most expensive drink has 40 shots of espresso

    02/21/2013 2:49:54 PM PST · by null and void · 14 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | Feb 20, 2013 9:05 AM PST
    A Washington state man put a lot of planning into his cup of coffee and he may have set a record with it. Behold, "The Quadriginoctuple Frap."

Beau Chevassus says it is the costliest cup of coffee available at Starbucks with a price tag of $47.30.

He ordered a 52-ounce venti with 40 shots of espresso, Frappuccino soy mocha drizzle, and basically everything else on the menu. He placed the order on his birthday, so in admiration, the baristas gave it to him for free!
  • Universal to drop health insurance for part-time workers

    02/21/2013 2:46:41 PM PST · by null and void · 7 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7:09 p.m. EST, February 19, 2013 | Jason Garcia
    Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government's health-care overhaul. The giant theme-park resort, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, began informing employees this month that it will offer health-insurance to part-timers "only until December 31, 2013."
  • Canon Law and the Upcoming Conclave

    02/21/2013 2:46:36 PM PST · by Weiss White · 3 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | February 21, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: Can you please explain for us how the papal conclave will work? And are there any major aspects of it that will be different this time, because Pope Benedict is still living? –Leah Q2: Who can, and cannot, be elected Pope? –Joseph The Catholic world is still reeling from Pope Benedict’s astounding announcement last week, but the secular media has already been busily declaiming about the possible reasons for the decision, Pope Benedict’s legacy, possible contenders for the job, etc. etc. ad infinitum. In the process, the amount of misinformation that is being disseminated is staggering!
  • Anti-Rape Techniques:

    02/21/2013 2:46:18 PM PST · by Mike Miles · 22 replies
    90Ninety Miles From Tyranny ^ | 2/21/2013 | Mike Miles
    This image pretty much says it all, rape victims have been advied to uninate on themselves, it has been suggested that it is better to make the attacker piss himself. I concur. Check the image here:

    02/21/2013 2:44:49 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/20/43 | Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, Harold V. Boyle, Nancy MacLennan, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Issa Investigating: IRS Funneled Nearly $500M in Contracts to One IT Firm in 2012

    02/21/2013 2:43:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies ^ | 2/20/13 | HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee is investigating whether a personal relationship between an Internal Revenue Service employee and the owner of a computer company produced a series of government contracts worth about $500 million. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press from the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to acting Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin, Issa writes that he recently has learned about a personal relationship between an IRS employee and Braulio Castillo, the owner of Signet Computers Inc. Signet Computers' website lists company addresses in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • NYPD and Microsoft build hi-tech crime fighting 'dashboard'

    02/21/2013 2:43:25 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 10:32PM GMT 20 Feb 2013
    Created by Microsoft and the New York Police Department, the Domain Awareness System, known as "the dashboard," is state-of-the-art crime fighting technology. "The dashboard," instantaneously mines data from the NYPD's vast collection of arrest records, emergency 911 calls, more than 3,000 security cameras, license plate readers and portable radiation detectors and aggregates it into a user-friendly, readable form in the control room.
  • Pope Benedict retired after inquiry into 'Vatican gay officials', says paper

    02/21/2013 2:41:14 PM PST · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    guardian ^ | 2/21 | john hooper
    A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay prelates in the Vatican, some of whom – the report said – were being blackmailed by outsiders. The pope's spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report, which was carried by the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. The paper said the pope had taken the decision on 17 December that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled by three cardinals delegated to look into the so-called "Vatileaks" affair. Last May Pope Benedict's butler, Paolo...
  • AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation

    02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by Salman · 80 replies
    TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy
    <p>The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.</p>
  • NYT Tries Again to Sell Off Struggling Boston Globe (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/21/2013 2:36:23 PM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    The New York Times Company, owners of the Boston Globe newspaper, is once again trying to find someone to take the struggling Massachusetts newspaper off its hands. The Times previously tried to sell the Globe in 2009 but canceled the sale process after it received concessions from is unions (love the irony there). More from Reuters: The sale is expected to come at a big loss. Ken Doctor, an analyst with Outsell Research, estimated that the Globe could fetch about $150 million. The New York Times paid $1.1 billion for the newspaper in 1993. The New York Times is putting...