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  • LaHood: Time for GOP to "wake up" to avoid "calamity" at airports

    02/22/2013 2:08:00 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2013
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today warned of the "enormous impact" the looming sequester budget cuts will have on air travel in America, given that his department will have to cut nearly $1 billion from its budget, with more than $600 million coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As the one former Republican congressman in President Obama's cabinet, LaHood put the responsibility squarely on Republicans to step up and work with Democrats to find a way to avert the cuts, slated to kick in on March 1. "What I'm trying to do is to wake up members of the Congress...
  • In 2011 Obama threatened to veto any attempt to adopt short-term fixes that would stop his sequester

    02/22/2013 2:06:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    2/22/2013 | laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Hypocrite? He said that any short term fixes that would derail automatic spending cuts on both domestic spending and the military spending would be vetoed by him. Does he not realize that videotape exists of this - at Youtube and all over the net? Does he think that he can say anything and that anything and everything he says somehow has an expiration date?
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Thirteenth Week in Office

    02/22/2013 2:05:32 PM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Thirteenth Week in Office2/20/2013Community Organizer to the WorldHillary Clinton to charge '$200,000 a speech'... which is more than her whole YEAR´S salary as Secretary of State and the same fee that Bill chargesBenghazi-GateSusan Rice: Investigation Into Benghazi Talking Points 'Bigger Tragedy' Than Actual Terrorism AttackObama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack--About Same Time Clinton First Publicly Linked Attack to YouTube VideoAxelrod, Benghazi & NBCAttaaack WaaaatchWith White House press peeved, Obama sits down with local mediaPro-Obama election flier marked with NAACP seal featured Klan, lynching imageryStuart Varney on MSNBC Editing Paul Ryan's Comments on...
  • MSNBC, a bastion of Obama advocates? (Turning into an Obama administration in exile)

    02/22/2013 2:00:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/22/2013 | Howard Kurtz
    David Axelrod is a smart guy who knows a heck of a lot about politics and the press. Robert Gibbs is also a smart guy who knows a heck of a lot about politics and the press. They will now be dispensing their wisdom as paid contributors at MSNBC, and I'll be interested in what they have to say. But I have to ask: Is NBC's cable channel turning into an Obama administration in exile? It's hardly a news flash that MSNBC long ago decided to be cable's liberal bastion, a left-wing counterweight to Fox News. But the more the...
  • Beware of good ol’ Joe Biden and his guns

    02/22/2013 2:00:22 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 February 2013 | Wes Pruden
    Joe Biden, a gun nut. Who knew? The veep never fails to entertain, even when he’s trying not to, and this time his boss is probably not amused. Joe famously pushed President Obama to endorse same-sex marriage by sniffing the orange blossoms first, but if his advice for Americans to buy a shotgun to protect the homeplace was an attempt to convert the president to a Second Amendment aficionado, he’ll no doubt fail. Joe’s endorsement of domestic mayhem in the cause of survival predictably infuriated those who are so terrified of guns that on certain playgrounds even little boys who...
  • Hagel Proves Obama Won't Stop Iran

    02/22/2013 1:48:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Does it matter that a nominee for secretary of defense doesn't particularly care for American power? Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2007, Sen. Chuck Hagel revealed the kind of prejudices regarding American military strength most frequently found in the pages of the Nation magazine or among protesters at Occupy rallies. Distancing himself from Republicans he regarded as too bellicose, Hagel said, "Rather than acting like a nation riddled with the insecurities of a schoolyard bully, we ought to carry ourselves with the confidence that should come from the dignity of our heritage, the experience of...
  • Pigeon Forge church sued over exorcism and missing tooth

    02/22/2013 1:48:16 PM PST · by don-o · 5 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | February 22, 2013
    Pigeon Forge, TN - A pastor said he cast out a demon, but a lawsuit contends the only the plaintiff's tooth was exorcised. According to The Mountain Press, Andrew Byrd filed a $3.7 million lawsuit against the Family Chapel Church of God in Pigeon Forge; pastor Joel Arwood; Arwood's wife, Theresa Arwood; and Charles Shields. Byrd said the Arwoods asked to meet him last February at the church, where Teresa Arwood said he had a demon in him. Byrd said Joel Arwood and Shields jumped him, knocking out a tooth crown and cracking other teeth.
  • Boy: ‘My dad is dying’ . Jurors hear gut-wrenching 911 call in home invasion .

    02/22/2013 1:39:16 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A jury heard a child’s chilling screams to 911 dispatchers that he had been raped by an intruder and his dad was “dying on the floor” in the attempted-murder trial yesterday of the man who is accused of breaking into the father’s Cambridge home and brutally terrorizing the pair. “Dad, are you OK?” the then-11-year-old son of a Harvard employee could be heard whimpering during the Aug. 26, 2010, call to state police dispatcher Patricia Furdon from a bedroom, where his nearly decapitated father was bleeding profusely.
  • First, Democrats Came For The Guns, But They're Also Coming For This...

    02/22/2013 1:37:04 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-22-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I actually did this one months ago, but I didn't post it because I wasn't sure it was worth posting, but on a whim I posted on Facebook and it got tremendous response...so here ya go...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 8 FEBRUARY 22, 2013

    02/22/2013 1:35:16 PM PST · by greeneyes · 144 replies
    Free Republic | February 22, 2013 | greeneyes
    It's a cold, cloudy day with plenty of snow on the ground. Not much good for gardening, but the kind of day when you want to put a stock pot on the back burner, and turn on the oven to bake bread, casseroles, and/or roasts. All to make you warm inside and out.LOL I have been reviewing some of the heirloom grains this week and need to narrow the list down to 2 or 3 that I will order. Teff and Quinoa are 2 that may make the cut. I will be planting some crimson clover this week or next...
  • Supreme Court weighs major voting rights case

    02/22/2013 1:28:06 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 2.22 | By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer
    Shelby County is booming. The Birmingham suburb is lined with strip malls, subdivisions, and small factories, in what was once sleepy farmland. The population has grown fivefold since 1970 to about 200,000. Change in this bedroom community is afoot, at least on the surface. Competing voices in this county, echoes of decades-long debates over equal access to the polls, now spill out in a 21st century fight, one that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. "I think they are looking at this situation through rose-colored glasses," says the Rev. Dr. Harry Jones, a local civil rights leader, about the current...
  • NBC Declares War on Christians

    02/22/2013 1:25:11 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Feb 13 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s what I was wondering over the weekend as I watched “Saturday Night Live” blaspheme Jesus Christ in a violent and bloody Quentin Tarantino parody – just three days after Ash Wednesday.</p> <p>The fake movie trailer for “Djesus Uncrossed” featured the Savior brandishing guns and blowing away Romans in classic Tarantino-style. Blood and gore and profanity spewed across flat screens from coast to coast; at one point Jesus sliced a man’s head in half.</p>
  • GOP Must Not Cave to the Bully on His Sequestration

    02/22/2013 1:21:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's demagoguery and fear-mongering on his sequester cuts are breathtaking, even for him. Lest you think I am engaging in hyperbole, let me give you the dictionary definition of a demagogue. One definition is "a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument." Obama's ordinary MO is to stir people against one another, to stoke the flames of envy among some against others in lieu of rational argument to rally support for his causes. Obama has had four years to try his ideas. They have all failed, in every...
  • 7th Circuit Court Lets Posner Ruling Stand; Huge Win For Concealed Carry

    02/22/2013 1:16:11 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant victory for concealed carry when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home. The ruling came in Moore v. Madigan, a case filed by SAF. The December opinion that now stands was written by Judge Richard Posner, who gave the Illinois legislature 180 days to “craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the...
  • They Bailed On Their Homes -Now They Want Back In

    02/22/2013 1:12:45 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2.22.13 | Diana Olick
    Home sales are slowly climbing back, thanks to investor demand, improving consumer confidence in housing, and the surprising return of former homeowners who once walked away from their commitments. These so-called, "strategic defaulters," some of them investors and some owner-occupants, are coming back to the market, despite damaged credit, and apparently the market is welcoming them back. (snip) Crashing home prices and sketchy mortgage products caused millions of Americans to default on their loans and eventually lose their homes. For some, it was a tragic fight to the end to keep their single investment; for others it was a conscious...
  • More Fed Follies.... Paper

    02/22/2013 1:11:36 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 1 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | Feb.22,2013 | Karl Denninger
    This one's rich: “The combination of a massively expanded central bank balance sheet and an unsustainable public debt trajectory is a mix that has the potential to substantially reduce the flexibility of monetary policy,” the economists write. “This mix could induce a bias toward slower exit or easier policy, and be seen as the first step toward fiscal dominance. It could thereby be the cause of longer-term inflation expectations and raise the risk of inflation overall.” There is no flexibility and it is the direct and proximate consequence of Congress and The Adminstration ignoring the fundamental realities of arithmetic --...
  • 13,753 Gov’t Requests for Google E-Mail Data in 2012, Most Without a Warrant

    02/22/2013 1:05:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2013 | Matt Cover
    American government agencies—state, local, and federal—made a record 13,753 requests to read emails or gather other information sent through Google’s Gmail and other services in 2012, more than half without warrants, according to statistics released by Google. The total number of users about whom government agencies wanted information also set a record at 31,072, up from 23,300 in 2011, the first year Google began reporting the data. The discrepancy comes because government agencies request information on multiple users or accounts at the same time. … Google keep records of all email and other communication sent through its e-mail, telephone, YouTube,...
  • US Department of Justice to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

    02/22/2013 1:03:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 41 replies
    USNews ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Pete Williams
    The Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday that it is joining one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, legal sources told NBC News. The government is signing on to a lawsuit filed two years ago by Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong's former Tour de France teammates who has already admitted cheating. Among its claims: Landis saw Armstrong store and then re-inject his own blood to boost his performance, and Armstrong twice gave Landis banned hormones before races.
  • LISTEN: Virginia House Approves Transportation Funding

    02/22/2013 12:53:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Virginia's House of Delegates has voted to approve what would become the first major reform in a generation of the state's system for financing its highway network. Friday's vote was 60-40.
  • 49 quadrocopter in outdoor-formation-flight / Ars Electronica Futurelab / Linz, Austria

    02/22/2013 12:53:47 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 30, 2012 | ArsElectronica/unattributed
    Quadrocopters turn into pixels at the voestalpine Klangwolke and form 3D-Modells in the sky. As a world-premiere, the Ars Electronica Futurelab has managed to fly a formation outdoor with so many quadrocopters, painting some moments of magic into the nightsky of Linz.
  • While a cowardly media is refusing to report it, "Knockout" is entertaining thugs on our streets

    02/22/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here’s some good news: Demetrius Murphy, one of the original members of a gang of Black teenagers who roam the streets of St. Louis attacking people as they “play” the Knockout Game, is dead. He was shot and killed recently while preparing to break into the wrong home and met someone who was armed and not afraid to defend himself. It happened that the home owner is White and Murphy was Black. In ordinary times this shouldn’t mean anything, but in this case it does. Murphy instigated this confrontation because he preferred White victims – well actually any victims but...
  • FBI probe of defense tech allegedly leaked from NASA stonewalled, sources say

    02/22/2013 12:42:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan, Judson Berger
    A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA’s Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell FoxNews.com. Documents obtained by FoxNews.com, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a “secret grand jury” was to be convened in February 2011 to hear testimony from informants in the case, including a senior NASA engineer. But federal prosecutor Gary Fry was removed from the case, which was then transferred from one office in the Northern District of California...
  • Hagel, Obama and Iran

    02/22/2013 12:40:58 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/22/2013 | Mona Charen
    Hagel’s nomination proves the president isn’t serious about preventing a nuclear Iran. Does it matter that a nominee for secretary of defense doesn’t particularly care for American power? Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2007, Senator Chuck Hagel revealed the kind of prejudices regarding American military strength most frequently found in the pages of the The Nation or among protesters at Occupy rallies. Distancing himself from Republicans he regarded as too bellicose, Hagel said, Rather than acting like a nation riddled with the insecurities of a schoolyard bully, we ought to carry ourselves with the confidence...
  • NRA Ridicules Joe Biden's Advice on Women's Self Defense in New AD - ' BUY A SHOTGUN '

    02/22/2013 12:37:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/13 | NRA
    New Ad Released by NRA on February 21, 2013: During a Facebook chat on Tuesday, February 19, Vice President Joe Biden said that he advised his wife, Jill, to fire a shotgun twice in the air on an outside porch if she was ever concerned for her safety. "I said, 'Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.""
  • Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible

    02/22/2013 12:36:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    io9.com ^ | Feb 20, 2013 7:40 AM | Charles Q. Choi
    Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use. Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons. … Using the electronic...
  • Sources: US Dept of Justice to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong [Eric Holder is an Ass]

    02/22/2013 12:33:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    US News/NBC News ^ | 2/22/13 | Pete Williams, Justice Correspondent, NBC News
    Lance Armstrong faces a powerful new adversary -- the United States government. The Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday that it is joining one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, legal sources told NBC News. The government is signing on to a lawsuit filed two years ago by Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong's former Tour de France teammates who has already admitted cheating. Among its claims: Landis saw Armstrong store and then re-inject his own blood to boost his performance, and Armstrong twice gave Landis banned hormones...
  • Who wants to be a millionaire: Is Herbalife a pyramid scheme?

    02/22/2013 12:31:21 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-22-2013 | James
    No doubt you've heard certain radio commercials about a company called incomeathome.com. I recently found well researched information below which demonstrates that is in fact a pyramid scheme. Don't fall for it! I am really disappointed with certain national personalities like Sean Hannity who continue to vocally endorse this product. The only way to be formally introduced to this system is by purchasing an International Business Pack ("IBP") for $60.00. And that's just to get your foot in the door. Apparently the full training package is much, much more expensive. Isn't is nice to know that the top 1% of...
  • No winners in Obama's green-energy trade war

    02/22/2013 12:31:20 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner via AEI ^ | February 18, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    "As long as countries like China keep going all-in on clean energy," President Obama said in last week's State of the Union Address, "so must we." Obama has thrust the U.S. into an arms race in green-energy subsidies. To grasp the difficulty - or perhaps futility - of such a contest, look at SolarWorld, the subsidized German manufacturer now drowning in a sea of cheap Chinese panels. Bonn-based SolarWorld has benefitted nicely from German solar subsidies for years. In 2008, the company opened U.S. operations in Oregon, with help from local politicians. Oregon offered SolarWorld up to $100 million...
  • Inhofe Warns GOP over Hagel Vote

    02/22/2013 12:29:20 PM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) has warned fellow Republicans they will be held accountable if they vote to end an ongoing Senate filibuster over the nomination of embattled secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel. “Make no mistake; a vote for cloture is a vote to confirm Sen. Hagel as Secretary of Defense,” Inhofe wrote in a strongly worded letter to his Republican colleagues, several of whom have indicated in recent days that they would vote to end debate on Hagel’s nomination, paving the way for his confirmation.
  • Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad

    02/22/2013 12:28:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak
    Former first lady Laura Bush, who is one of three prominent Republicans featured in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage, has asked the spot's creator to remove a clip of her espousing support for equal marriage rights. "Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad," Anne MacDonald, a spokeswoman for the former first lady, wrote in a statement Thursday. "When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it." The ad, from the Respect for...
  • Utah Trooper Accused of Making Bogus DUI Arrests

    02/22/2013 12:24:50 PM PST · by scott7278 · 56 replies
    STLToday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | 2/22/2013 | Brady McCombs/AP
    During her 10 years as a Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack for nabbing drunken motorists in a state with a long tradition of tee totaling and some of the nation's strictest liquor laws. Steed used the uncanny talent - as one supervisor once described it - to garner hundreds of arrests, setting records, earning praise as a rising star and becoming the first woman to become trooper of the year. Today, however, Steed is out of work, fired from the Utah Highway Patrol, and she - and her former superiors -...
  • Gun Free Zone - Get Yours Today! (bwahahahaha)

    02/22/2013 12:22:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-2013 (orig 2008)
    XLNT GUN FREE ZONE SKIT
  • Mexican TV Weather-Girls

    02/22/2013 12:21:14 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Where Kelly Bundy found inspiration, perhaps... Ay caramba... video/more at Reaganite Republican (SFW, no worries) __________________________________________ Planck's Constant   Spike   Tumbler   FreeRepublic
  • Mexican TV Weather-Girls

    02/22/2013 12:21:13 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Where Kelly Bundy found inspiration, perhaps... Ay caramba... video/more at Reaganite Republican (SFW, no worries) __________________________________________ Planck's Constant   Spike   Tumbler   FreeRepublic
  • Pope moves top Vatican official Monsignor Ettore Balestrero to Colombia amid "Vatileaks" report

    02/22/2013 12:15:00 PM PST · by haffast · 4 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | February 22, 2013, 8:41 AM | CBS/AP
    The pope has transferred a top official from the Vatican's secretariat of state to Colombia amid swirling media speculation about the contents of a confidential report into the Vatican's leaks scandal. Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, insisted Friday that the transfer of Monsignor Ettore Balestrero had been months in the works and had nothing to do with the leaks investigation or what the Vatican considers baseless reporting. Balestrero was named undersecretary of the Vatican's Foreign Ministry in 2009 and, among other tasks, has been a lead player in the Holy See's efforts to get on the "white list" of...
  • My take on "sequestration"(I am a DoD Federal GS Employee).

    02/22/2013 12:12:51 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 72 replies
    22 Feb 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I will be losing 1 day a week with no pay(16 hours per a 2 week pay period).
  • The press’s puppet master

    02/22/2013 12:08:31 PM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-22-13 | DrJohn
    Politico writers Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen have written a piece called "Obama, the puppet master." It opens this way: President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House. The Blaze has distilled the piece down to ten of what it calls "The ten most scathing remarks" 10. President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House. 9. “The White House gets away with stuff I would never have dreamed of doing. When I talk to White House reporters now,...
  • Muslims Want to Make It a Crime To Insult Islam

    02/22/2013 12:08:14 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 26 replies
    Junkyard Dog via gatesofvienna ^ | 18. feb. 2013 | Junkyard dog
    In “The Complete Jungle”, the Junkyard Dog gives his audience a little talking-to about Islam, violence, and the OIC’s attempt to criminalize “Islamophobia”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bAYXxtITBdg
  • Will Obama push us over the edge?

    02/22/2013 12:07:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2013 | John Lott
    Obama thinks he has a mandate for change. But this is the man who ran for president in 2008 promising to “cut net spending” and to shrink the federal government; a man who promised that his “stimulus” spending was only temporary. Obama hid regulations from view until after his reelection. The press maintained the fiction that Obama supports the Second Amendment and is no threat to citizens’ keeping guns for self-defense. Yet the day after his reelection, Obama called for the UN Arms Trade Treaty negotiations to be started again, and a few weeks later he promised to put the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-22-13 (DUmmies Divided on Obama's Golf-Oil Links)

    02/22/2013 12:06:34 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 24 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 22, 2013 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The bloom is off Obamassiah's rose, I think. Some of the DUmmies are starting to see the Vacationer-in-Chief for what he is: a craven politician, beholden to Big Money, who talks a good game, rousing discontent against "the wealthiest among us," all the while stashing their cash in his back pocket. Witness this THREAD, "Obama played golf with oil giants during climate rally." Some of the DUmmies are bummed out. But many of them continue to back Our President, no matter what. I think the Obama worshipers still outnumber the hyper-progs who don't think he's leftist enough. But the...
  • S.E. Cupp and the Freezing of the Conservative Mind

    02/22/2013 12:02:52 PM PST · by Mozilla · 46 replies
    America Spectator ^ | 2-21-13 | Jeffery Lord
    One reads S.E. Cupp on Rush Limbaugh and the late Lee Atwater and has to wonder. One reads her compatriot young conservative friends in the New York Times and has to wonder. Do these conservatives even listen to themselves? Are they really conservatives — or just the latest, newest incarnation of that age old 20th century invention: the GOP moderate? The newest sparkling edition of a wannabe Ruling Class? Making the rounds of the bar scene in Manhattan and New York and longing to be hip? Or are we witnessing something else? Something simpler yet more troubling? A lack of...
  • Hazards of Long-Term Union Security Agreements - Unions push for 'insecurity clauses'

    02/22/2013 12:02:10 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/18/2013 | Derk Wilcox
    As Michigan’s right-to-work law is set to take effect in March, unions — primarily representing public employees — are scrambling to get contract extensions passed that would prevent their members from exercising this new freedom and continue to extract financial support from them as a condition of employment. This attempt to skirt the law uses a legal strategy that is risky for employers and employees alike. It remains to be seen whether either side will join with the unions and endorse this ploy. The unions are drafting decade-long “union security agreements” or “agency fee agreements” that, if valid, would continue...
  • becoming a god [Mark Cares discusses official Lds view of becoming gods]

    02/22/2013 11:57:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Mark Cares' blog ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Mark Cares
    Over the years I have repeatedly discussed with LDS members Mormonism’s teaching about persons being able to become a god. The reactions have been varied. Some readily admit that this is LDS teaching and they wholeheartedly accept it. Most, however, try to qualify it and downplay it. They have done this in two different ways. The first is by saying that Mormonism teaches that they can become like God. They claim that even though LDS Scripture clearly says that people can become gods. The classic passage is D&C 132:20: “Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore...
  • Why your boss is dumping your wife (Obamacare)

    02/22/2013 11:54:13 AM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 29 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 2/22/13
    By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Ann Coulter Battles John Stossel

    02/22/2013 11:53:58 AM PST · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/22/12 | Becket Adams
    Conservative talker Ann Coulter appeared Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “Stossel” to do battle with the show’s Libertarian host — and his 1,400+ Libertarian guests. Their biggest point of contention? Social Conservatism versus the Libertarian “Individuals Should Be Left Alone” approach. The evening began pleasantly enough, the two discussing whether the U.S. should’ve invaded Iraq following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Coulter believes military action was justified because Saddam Hussein was “definitely looking for uranium from Niger.” But then things became a little more heated when Stossel decided to shift gears and brought up legalizing drugs. “Libertarians and pot,” Coulter...
  • Blame Game Rages on Over Looming Sequester

    02/22/2013 11:52:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    We are just days away from a cataclysm of biblical proportions. The cuts foretold in the Budget Control Act of 2011 are young as far as prophecies go, but apparently they are every bit as terrifying as rivers of blood and plagues of locusts. Any day now we can expect White House spokesman Jay Carney to take to the podium and read a prepared statement: "And when he opened the seventh seal, there was a small decrease in the rate of increase in federal spending." The great game in Washington is who will get the blame for something both House...
  • Want to help bring true school choice to every kid in the land?

    02/22/2013 11:51:29 AM PST · by John Conlin · 17 replies
    Press release ^ | 2/22/2013 | John Conlin
    Hey freepers I need your help... especially you with a legal/legislative background. We are tying to get federal legislation written which will force any state that accepts federal education dollars to change the way they fund public schools. We want to force them to fund parents and children, not the education establishment. In effect we want to create a marketplace for K-12 education. This will transform the public education system. To this end we are attempting to crowd-source the writing of this leg. Go to the URL for more info on how to participate. My contact info is there... please...
  • Gardner tours Erie firearms accessories manufacturer (Magpul to leave Colorado )

    02/22/2013 11:49:49 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | Updated: 02/21/2013 10:26:43 PM MST | John Fryar
    U.S. representative says Gov. Hickenlooper should do the same ERIE -- Gov. John Hickenlooper should visit Magpul Industries Corp. and see for himself the impact that passage of gun-control measures would have on the families of about 200 people working for a manufacturer here, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner said Thursday. Gardner, R-Yuma, and state Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, toured the company's Erie plant Thursday morning, watching as Magpul employees prepared and assembled high-capacity magazines, firearms accessories and other products ranging from military dog leashes to smartphone cases. Magpul has threatened to leave Colorado if the Legislature passes, and Hickenlooper...
  • Self Cocking Electric Cross Bow

    02/22/2013 11:48:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 22, 2013 | TheDuckman666
    Nice piece of engineering!
  • WWE Invites Glenn Beck To Appear On Their Monday Night Raw Show

    02/22/2013 11:48:26 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 1 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/22/2013
    Beck responded on his Blaze TV program, ripping the WWE for creating a “stereotype of a conservative that I’ve never met” and calling Linda McMahon a “progressive Republican that we worry about”. McMahon is the former CEO of the WWE and helped current Chairman and CEO of the WWE, her husband Vince McMahon, manage their wrestling empire. Now the WWE has responded by officially inviting Glenn Beck to appear on their primetime Monday night wrestling show, Raw. Here is the WWE press release: WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live...