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  • House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte Opposes 'Pathway to Citizenship' (Call to support)

    02/22/2013 3:10:47 PM PST · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-22-2013 | John Hill
    Goodlatte: "People have a pathway to citizenship right now: It's to abide by the immigration laws..."- by John HillStand With ArizonaUh-oh. Looks like there may be an unscheduled stop on the Obama-McCain-Schumer-Rubio amnesty express. The head of the House committee tasked with overseeing the nation's immigration laws has come out squarely against a "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants, yet another sign that an amnesty bill could face a tough road to passage. ABC reported that "House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told NPR he opposes allowing many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States from eventually gaining...
  • 'Pastafarian' refuses to take spaghetti strainer off his head for license photo

    02/22/2013 3:08:54 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies ^ | 02/20/2013 | By Anthony G. Attrino/
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Motor vehicle workers in Dayton called police on a man who insisted on wearing a pasta strainer on his head during the taking of his driver’s license photo, according to a police report. South Brunswick police officers responded to the MVC facility on Route 130 on a call that a man renewing his driver's license refused to remove the strainer on his head, according to a police report. The incident occurred about noon on Saturday, Feb. 2. The man, Aaron Williams, 25, who gave an Egg Harbor Township address, told motor vehicle workers the strainer was a...
  • Voice of America

    02/22/2013 3:03:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 21, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Fellow Fan, It was wholly a pleasure to get your video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" as only she could -- and did. It rekindled childhood memories of listening to the Kate Smith radio show every school day morning at 9 in Miss Hinkle's fourth grade class. It was the best part of the day, not counting baseball at recess. It included a wrap-up of the day's news, and so fulfilled the Current Events requirement. But the show wasn't over till the fat lady sang. And did she ever, especially "God Bless America." Her version has no...
  • Research the Left Wing Media Sources

    02/22/2013 2:59:43 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 4 replies
    The leftwing bias of the American mass media is pervasive and quantifiable. Since the 1980s, studies have consistently shown that the professionals who constitute America’s mainstream news media – reporters, editors, anchors, publishers, correspondents, bureau chiefs, and executives at the nation’s major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast networks – are preponderantly left-oriented and Democrat. These studies have excluded commentators, editorialists, and opinion columnists – all of whom make it clear that they are giving their opinions and analyses of the news as they view it. Rather, the focus of the research has been on those individuals whose ostensible duty is to...
  • Genderfication of Adolescence

    02/22/2013 2:52:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 22, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Not so long ago, "gender" was something mostly of interest to flirtatious nouns. But then, as the culture became both more vulgar and more squeamish, "gender" replaced "sex" as the distinction between "him" and "her." Now "date," which described how him and her got acquainted, is replaced by "hook up." Gender used to tell us about language; now, it describes behavioral roles. The word sex was unambiguous, referring to the natural biological differences. But the genderfication of sex expands to encompass the experiences of the transgendered, lesbian and male homosexuals. Whereas sex refers to two, gender creates a crowd --...
  • Five Lessons we should learn from Christ’s time in the Wilderness

    02/22/2013 2:48:16 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | February 17, 2013 | Deacon Mike Bickerstaff
    In the Gospel of Sunday of the First Week of Lent, we are given a lesson of what it takes for us to attain salvation through the saving work of Jesus Christ. “Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was hungry” (Luke 4:1-2).
  • Krauthammer: Not "Dishonorable Or Cowardly" For GOP Governors To Embrace Obamacare

    02/22/2013 2:48:06 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-21-2013
    KRAUTHAMMER: First of all, Medicare is today looking after the poor. What Obamacare is doing is a huge expansion of it as a way to absorb people who aren't poor but above the line as a way to essentially have national coverage, almost universal coverage. You can argue yes or no on that, but that is what is being done. I think as a Republican conservative, who opposed Obamacare taking if as a governor, I think you can act honorably either way. ...... (watch the rest at link)
  • Former Security Officials to Obama: Cancel Nuke Cuts

    02/22/2013 2:47:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/22/13 | Bill Gertz
    A group of 18 former military and national security officials wrote to President Barack Obama on Friday urging the administration to cancel plans for further cuts in United States nuclear warheads, warning that new arms reductions would undermine U.S. security. The ex-officials, including two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated in the letter to Obama that North Korea’s recent underground nuclear test, and concerns about growing Pyongyang-Tehran nuclear arms cooperation, undermines any further disarmament sought by the president. “In our professional judgment, born of decades of experience with national security policy and practice, America’s ‘triad’ of nuclear-armed...
  • Update On Lily The Slain Border Collie (Shot and Killed by Cops)

    02/22/2013 2:46:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 82 replies
    This week’s Static discusses the police shooting of Lily the border collie, and the training program and potential legislation that were prompted by that tragedy. Mark and Cindy Boling weren’t available for comment last night as Static was being written, but I spoke at length with Cindy Boling this morning and she remains upbeat despite all she’s been through. Imagine unloading groceries at your house and a police officer approaches you on your property. He’s responding to a routine copper theft call but ends up at the wrong address — yours. Your dog (who is like a child to you)...
  • Pope Benedict changes rituals for new pope's inauguration

    02/22/2013 2:45:49 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cns ^ | February 22, 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Msgr. Guido Marini, right, the papal master of ceremonies, applauds with others at the conclusion of Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 13. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has ordered several changes to the Masses and liturgies that will mark the inauguration of the next pope's pontificate. Rites and gestures that are not strictly sacramental will take place either before a Mass or in a ceremony not involving Mass, Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies, told the Vatican newspaper Feb. 22. One of...
  • Mass Shootings Have Killed 934 People Since 2006

    02/22/2013 2:44:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/22/2012 | By Kevin Spak
    The US has seen 934 people killed in 146 mass shootings since 2006, a USA Today analysis of FBI records has found—a number that represents less than 1% of all gun-related homicides. Few of those shootings were the kind of Newtown-esque massacres you might be imagining, however. The paper was using the FBI's definition of a mass shooting, which is one in which four or more people were killed; in most cases, the gunmen knew their victims. "Mass shootings … are the tragedies that capture the public's attention," says the director of the Mayors Against Illegal Gun Violence campaign, which...
  • Federal Appellate Courts Continue Crackdown On Plaintiff Attorneys' Fees In Class Action Cases

    02/22/2013 2:39:42 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/22/13 | Friends of Ours
    Federal appellate courts across the country increasingly are reversing settlement agreements and fee applications approved by the lower court judges in class action cases. Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit "threw out a class-action settlement" in an antitrust action involving baby products "that would have paid the lawyers who negotiated it more than four times as much as their clients" -- $14 million to the lawyers and only $3 million to the class -- as reported by Daniel Fisher for Forbes: "it acknowledged the 'potential for conflict' between lawyers primarily interested in a fee and their...
  • Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

    02/22/2013 2:37:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 22, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In that year of happy memory, 1972, George McGovern, the Democratic nominee, declared he would chop defense by fully one-third. A friendly congressman was persuaded to ask Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to expatiate on what this might mean. The Pentagon replied the Sixth Fleet might have to be pulled out of the Med, leaving Israel without U.S. protection against the fleet of Adm. Sergei Gorshkov, and provided the congressman a list of U.S. bases that would have to be shut down. Radio ads were run in the towns closest to the bases on the Pentagon list, declaring they would...
  • Letter #18: Blackmail [Catholic Caucus]

    02/22/2013 2:36:21 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Moynihan Report ^ | February 22, 2013 | Dr. Robert B. Moynihan
    “Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.” –Psalm 143:4The Secret Report Given to the Pope on December 17Today a veil of secrecy was shredded in this eternal city.Today therefore marked the beginning of a difficult, important struggle for the purification of the government of the Church desired for so many years by Joseph Ratzinger.We were given a glimpse today into some of the reasons, previously unknown, that prompted Pope Benedict XVI to announce his resignation on February 11, to take effect February 28, in seven days, reasons that apparently “overwhelmed his spirit within him”...
  • HP Project Moonshot hurls ARM servers into the heavens ( Just shown on Fox BSNetwork - small)

    02/22/2013 2:34:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 1st November 2011 17:01 GMT | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    Free whitepaper – Enabling efficient data center monitoring Hewlett-Packard might have been wrestling with a lot of issues as CEOs and their strategies come and go, but the company's server gurus know a potentially explosive business opportunity when they see it. That is why HP has put together a new hyperscale business unit inside of its Enterprise Server, Storage, and Networking behemoth and is getting out the door first with a server cluster that makes use of the EnergyCore ARM RISC server chip just announced by upstart Calxeda. The hyperscale server effort is known as Project Moonshot, and the first...
  • Are Conservative Media Viable in our Low Information Age?

    02/22/2013 2:27:42 PM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    d ^ | February 22, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Low information voters have the most fun. They must, since they are the majority and the majority rules. Therefore, what interests them is the most important. One small step for FLOTUS, a giant leap for humankind. Swoon, ye peasants, swoon! Bangs are in and that's important. Ipse dixit. One small step for FLOTUS, a giant leap for humankind. Swoon, ye peasants, swoon! Bangs are in and that's important. Ipse dixit. Keeping up with daily Kos kerfuffles is wearisome because there are too many to keep track of, to write about or even to comment upon. Here are just a few,...
  • Google's New Chromebook Is a Joke

    02/22/2013 2:25:41 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/22/2012 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Google unveiled its new touchscreen Chromebook yesterday, and it was not what anyone was expecting. Until now, Google's Chromebooks have been exceedingly cheap, but the Chromebook Pixel will cost a whopping $1,300—for a computer that can only run web apps. Here's what pundits are saying: "What is Google thinking?" asks Jean-Baptiste Su at Forbes. "The Chromebook Pixel is, simply put, a ripoff!" It costs more than the MacBook Air, and it's "not even a real computer. ... Nobody in their right mind should spend that kind of money on a laptop that does so little." Windows 8 got...
  • Further info on Discover the Networks (of Lefties and Leftist Organizations

    02/22/2013 2:25:32 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 2 replies
    This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines activists for leftwing agendas and causes -- egalitarians, socialists, and opponents of American "imperialism." Since the distintegration of the world Communist movement following the publication of the Khrushchev Report in 1956, the international left has not had a coherent unifying agenda. Its organizing basis is a commitment to egalitarian goals and social constructionist assumptions on the one hand, and -- in its radical wing -- a nihilistic opposition to global capitalism, now referred to as "globalization" on the other. These radicals reject the orders and alleged "hierarchies" of western democratic capitalism, and regard America as...
  • Another Trip Into the Recesses of the Liberal Mind

    02/22/2013 2:24:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February February 22, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    Sit down. I’m truly sorry about this, but we really need to take another trip into the dark recesses of the liberal mind. A dangerous journey to a world where it is greedy to want to keep your own money, but not to covet the money or property of others; a world where earning 17% of the income, but paying 38% of the income taxes means you’re not paying your fair share; a world where any expression of disagreement with any utterance, no matter how ignorant, from the mouth of someone-not-white makes you a racist. We have to do this...
  • Rahm's Approval Rating: 19%

    02/22/2013 2:16:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/22/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    And only 2% 'strongly approve' of Chicago mayor   (Newser) – Maybe it's a good thing Rahm Emanuel is reportedly considering a presidential run—because he isn't doing so hot in Chicago. The mayor's approval rating has plummeted so far it's within spitting distance of Congress, according to a new Crain's/Ipsos poll, which showed only 19% of respondents approving of or even leaning toward approving of the job he's doing—and only 2% of Chicagoans strongly approving—while 50% at least lean toward disapproval. That's a big fall from September, when the public was roughly split, with 34% approving and 33% disapproving....