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  • CPAC invitation calls MSNBC’s Chris Hayes ‘one of America’s leading conservative voices’

    02/23/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | by Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was invited to participate in a CPAC panel while gay conservative group GOProud was not. The stupid, it burns. Hayes' appears to have received the same form letter as other invitees. As one of America’s leading conservative voices, your participation in CPAC 2013 will be critical in our efforts to unite and energize conservatives. But Hayes’ “leading conservative voice” is unlikely to make it to CPAC after all.
  • Florida doesn't have enough doctors for Medicaid expansion, lobby group says

    02/23/2013 5:14:40 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Kathleen Haughney
    Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor's office. Whether you're employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there's a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care. And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott's recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect next January — the FMA says that shortage will only get worse. "Florida needs more doctors and it needs more nurses, and...
  • National park cuts could hit state hard

    02/23/2013 5:07:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 22, 2013 | Peter Fimrite
    Park rangers in the Bay Area and throughout California would be laid off, interpretive programs would be cut and Yosemite's bears might end up with a perpetual trash banquet if the federal government does not find a deficit-reduction plan, according to a National Park Service document leaked this week. The lack of a long-term financial plan would mean a $1.2 trillion across-the-board cut in federal spending and a 5 percent hit to the budgets of the 398 national parks, including Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. The cuts would be necessary in...
  • Man charged for helping wife commit suicide

    02/23/2013 5:06:43 PM PST · by Abathar · 14 replies
    Fox59 News ^ | Feb. 23, 2013 | Joe LePage
    A man charged with aiding his wife’s suicide says he never wanted her dead. He said he tried to take back the noose he gave her when they were fighting but investigators are not buying it. Nick Ellis made the noose his wife used to hang herself, but he said he never thought she would use it. “I, in no way, assisted my wife with killing herself,” said Ellis. “Now, I am sitting in jail because of this.” Police said he helped his wife, Jessica, do just that. “I have never seen anything like this and we have never charged...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF LOVE ~ 24 February 2012

    02/23/2013 4:59:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE POWER OF LOVE What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. This story will keep you singing! Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. Karen and her spouse found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael would sing to his sister in Mommy's...
  • 7 Names The New Pope Should Avoid (No not that name!)

    02/23/2013 4:42:51 PM PST · by NYer · 80 replies
    NC Register ^ | February 22, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    Of all the possible advice I could give to a new Pontiff, perhaps the most important would be on the subject of name selection. I wouldn't presume to tell the new Pope what name to pick, but I feel very qualified to tell him which names not to pick. All of the names below are previous names of Popes that should not be repeated. Let's just say they would send the wrong message or offer too many opportunities to detractors.Hilarius Picking this name is just asking for trouble. Trust me, Holy Father, it will be very difficult for you to...
  • The Big Dogs On Wall Street Are Starting To Get Very Nervous

    02/23/2013 4:42:22 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 2-23-2013 | Michael Snyder
    The Big Dogs On Wall Street Are Starting To Get Very Nervous By Michael Snyder February 21st, 2013 Why are some of the biggest names in the corporate world unloading stock like there is no tomorrow, and why are some of the most prominent investors on Wall Street loudly warning about the possibility of a market crash? Should we be alarmed that the big dogs on Wall Street are starting to get very nervous? In a previous article, I got very excited about a report that indicated that corporate insiders were selling nine times more of their own shares than...
  • Nun Implicated in Voter Fraud

    02/23/2013 4:36:54 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    CMR ^ | February 20, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    A nun has been implicated by prosecutors in a troubling case of election fraud, according to local news reports. It's been alleged by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters that Sister Marge Kloos of the Sisters of Charity mailed in an absentee ballot of Sister Rose Marie Hewitt who had reportedly passed away on October 4th of last year. Deters sent a letter to the Board of Elections that said: Re: Deceased Voter Rose Marie Hewitt. Please be advised that sufficient information has been developed with respect to the above mentioned matter to determine that there is probable cause to believe...
  • The Impact of the Sequester on Communities Across America (Bring a crying towel & a bucket)

    02/23/2013 4:36:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Center for American Progress ^ | February 22, 2013 | Anna Chu
    In just one week our nation faces yet another manufactured fiscal crisis. This time a refusal to compromise by conservative leaders in Congress would lead to massive, damaging across-the-board spending cuts on March 1, potentially dragging the economy back into recession and hurting American families by slashing critical investments in job training, public health, and public safety. The spending cuts, also known as the “sequester,” are a direct result of a long push by conservatives to take the nation’s economy hostage in order to secure massive, harmful spending cuts. In the summer of 2011, in exchange for agreeing to pay...
  • Wildlife Officials Warn Hunters Of Deadly Rabbit Fever

    RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) - Officials with both the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Wildlife Commission are urging hunters to be wary about rabbit fever after two hunters contracted it this month.
  • Entrepreneurs Say Business Is Good for Personal Lives

    02/23/2013 4:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BusinessNewsDaily ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Mielach
    A third of all small business owners in a recent survey say their family life and their relationships have improved as a result of owning their own business. Small business owners also are more likely to be married than other workers are, researchers found. Sixty percent of the 1,100 small business owners in the poll say they are married, which is 10 percentage points higher than the national average. Small business owners also place a high emphasis on their personal relationships. Eighty-seven percent say they value their personal relationships at least as much as their business. And 80 percent say...
  • Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True'

    02/23/2013 3:59:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    On the eve of Sunday's Academy Awards presentation, former George W. Bush CIA Director Michael Hayden has made a strong statement about the hunt for Osama bin Laden film "Zero Dark Thirty." In an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Hayden said, "If you look at the movie, it was artistically true, not factually true. Artistically, it portrayed the CIA interrogation program, but factually it was overwrought and inaccurate" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True' FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: Did enhanced interrogation techniques, specifically waterboarding,...
  • German Bishops Aren’t the First to Allow for Plan B (USCCB approved in 2009)

    02/23/2013 3:50:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    truth and charity ^ | February 22, 2013
    This morning, a headline blazed across many Catholic computer screens stating German bishops’ decision to allow the ‘morning-after pill’ in rape cases. The article quoted Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg as saying that the ‘morning-after pill’ could be used “as long as this has a prophylactic and not an abortive effect.” The outrage among faithful Catholics that such an announcement generates is understandable, as the bishops’ decision not only continues to create a market for the ‘morning-after pill’ but, more notably, dances a line between preventing pregnancy and killing a baby.What might surprise many Catholics is that the new position...
  • Panama Canal Project Raises Ire Around East Ports

    02/23/2013 3:44:12 PM PST · by Stalwart · 13 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2013 | KATIE ZEZIMA
    "We believe that an appropriate analysis would likely reveal changes in the distribution pattern of cargo which could reasonably be expected to result in environmental impacts, particularly air quality impacts associated with increased Port activity and associated diesel truck traffic," the EPA wrote in remarks submitted to the Coast Guard.
  • Arabs Attack Jews En Route to Megillah Reading

    02/23/2013 3:43:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Arabs ambushed and attacked a convoy of cars driven by Jews on the road leading to the demolished outpost of Yad Yair. No one was reported hurt. The Jews are residents of the Dolev-Talmonim bloc in the Binyamin region. They drive to Yad Yair every year on Purim to read the Megillah there. Usually, the pilgrimage is carried out without army approval. Since the road to Yad Yair is blocked by a military checkpoint, the residents usually drive through a roundabout way that passes through three Arab villages. This year, the IDF brigade commander in charge of the region asked...
  • Chi-Coms Hack Into White House Photos of Obama's Golf Outing!!!

    02/23/2013 3:33:00 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Have you seen the reports about the Chinese army being behind hundreds of cyber attacks on U.S. targets? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s true. Just last night my own hard drive was infiltrated and as a result my copyrighted image of Lady M on the Aspen slopes maliciously showed up on the worldwide innertubes early this morning:              I know it was a hack job because I worked on it all afternoon after receiving a special request from SB to get Lady M to pose on the bunny hill in Rosa DeLauro’s capital steps outfit. I...
  • A 9/11 Victim’s Family Raises New Objections to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    02/23/2013 3:02:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2013 | By MICHAEL CIEPLY
    LOS ANGELES — It’s not over yet for “Zero Dark Thirty” — at least, not in the complaints department. As the Oscars approach on Sunday, the film, which is nominated for five awards, including best picture, has drawn new objections from the survivors of Betty Ann Ong, a flight attendant who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The survivors contend that Ms. Ong’s voice, recorded on a call from American Airlines Flight 11 before it hit the World Trade Center, was improperly used in an opening sequence of “Zero Dark Thirty.” They are demanding an apology at the Academy Awards...
  • Obama: If Republicans don’t give me what I want I will make planes fall from the sky

    02/23/2013 3:01:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 48 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-13 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama is warning America of the devastation that the sequester will visit upon the country, including Furloughs of 800,000 civilian Pentagon employees; Meat inspector furloughs from which food shortages will result; Air Traffic Controller furloughs resulting in three-hour waits at airports to clear security; Reductions in embassy protection and border patrols; Cutting the Persian Gulf Naval presence from two aircraft carriers to one; Diminished emergency services; fewer police and firefighters on the streets; Reduced military readiness; Criminals going free because federal prosecutors will have to close cases; Thousands of teacher and educator layoffs Tens of thousands of parents will...
  • And then Education enters the Twilight Zone

    02/23/2013 2:54:18 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 12, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: To dumb down the public schools, our elite educators often rely on sophistry.] Disingenuous. Paradox. Counterintuitive. Sophistry. Counterproductive. These five words always fascinated me. They suggest unexpected warps in a common-sense grasp of the world. Something is out of kilter, weird, defective, or whacko. American public education in the 20th century--which has been characterized as “deliberate dumbing down”--is impossible to discuss without constant recourse to these quirky words. They point to deception, but done with art and flair. Rod Sterling captured the resulting sense of disorientation: “You unlock this door...Beyond it is another dimension....You’re moving into a land of...
  • Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”: The Most Reproduced and Parodied Photo in History?

    02/23/2013 2:41:30 PM PST · by Saint X · 38 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 2/23/13 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Photographer Joe Rosenthal admitted that when he took a shot of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi on 23 February 1945, he had no idea that he had captured something extraordinary. He was setting up for a different shot when he spotted the group of men planting the flag and quickly took a snap without even looking through the viewfinder. The chance photo would become iconic overnight and go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Race Fans Injured as Car Slams Fence in NASCAR Nationwide Race at Daytona

    02/23/2013 2:35:16 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/13 | Geoffrey Miller
    Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash at Daytona. (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A terrific NASCAR Nationwide Series race turned tragic in its last few hundred feet Saturday at Daytona International Speedway when a race car crashed violently into the catchfence and injured several fans.
  • NRA touts internal Justice Dept. memo contesting Obama gun-control measures

    02/23/2013 2:29:17 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    The hill ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Julian Pecquet
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has obtained an internal Justice Department memo that it says shows President Obama's gun-control measures would not be effective without firearms seizures and national gun registration, the Associated Press reports. The gun lobby is citing the nine-page memo in ads running in 15 states, including several swing states with Senate elections next year. In the ad, the NRA says the memo proves that the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation” and thinks universal background checks “won't work without requiring national gun registration,” according to the AP. Obama has...
  • Photos from the ISS

    02/23/2013 2:23:56 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 23, 2013 | Chris Hadfield
    London, Ontario - mid-winter in the snow belt. Hamilton, at the tip of Lake Ontario. Steel town, with the Niagara Escarpment just visible from space. Boston on a misty February night.
  • Americans Spend $900 More A Year On Gas Under Obama

    02/23/2013 2:18:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 203 | Winton Hall
    Today, Americans are spending $900 more annually on gas than they did in 2009.
  • Olive Garden Owner Darden Restaurants Warns on 3rd Quarter (Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse)

    02/23/2013 2:05:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Darden Restaurants (DRI), struggling to draw more customers into its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, said Friday that its third-quarter profit could fall below Wall Street's expectations and cut its outlook for the year. The Orlando, Fla.-based chain has tried to revamp menus and marketing for its flagship chains. But revenue at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse locations open at least one year is expected to fall 4.5 percent in the quarter ending Feb. 24, indicating those efforts have yet to pay off...
  • Senate's Sequester Bills Look Toward Compromise

    02/23/2013 2:02:57 PM PST · by andyk · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 22, 2013, 5:37 p.m. | Meredith Shiner
    Although Senate Democrats will take cues from the White House on how to proceed after the sequester kicks in, they are set this week to vote on a plan that replaces one year of the sequester, or $110 billion of cuts, with a 50-50 split of targeted cuts and new revenue. That includes eliminating direct payments to farmers — a provision that received bipartisan support in the Senate in 2012. Although Democrats feel confident about their bipartisan approach, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., already stripped the direct payment provision from legislation during the fiscal-cliff debate, and he likely would...
  • Lautenberg Amendment - advice for a friend needed

    <p>A very close friend of mine recently discovered that he could not buy a gun, the feds delayed the purchase so long that the gun dealer sold it to him anyway.</p> <p>He later found out that he cannot own any guns because of the Lautenberg Amendment dated 1996.</p>
  • Communiqué of the Secretariat of State on the upcoming Conclave

    02/23/2013 1:51:46 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | February 23, 2013
    The freedom of the College of Cardinals, which alone, under the law, is responsible for the election of the Roman Pontiff, has always been strongly defended by the Holy See, as a guarantee of a choice based on evaluations solely for the good of the Church. Over the centuries, the Cardinals have faced multiple forms of pressure exerted on the individual voters and the same College, with the aim of conditioning decisions, to bend them to a political or worldly logic. If in the past it was the so-called superpowers, namely States, who sought to condition the election of...
  • Texas Executes Man Who Lit Ex-Girlfriend On Fire

    02/23/2013 1:50:05 PM PST · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    msn.NEWS ^ | 22 February 2013 | Michael Graczyk
    A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire was executed in Texas on Thursday.
  • Hard to Justify Across-the-Board Federal Pay Raises

    02/23/2013 1:34:37 PM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 2/15/2013 | James Sherk and Rudy Takala
    The House just voted on a proposal to extend President Obama’s (misnamed) “federal pay freeze” for another year. While Congress has better ways of reducing excessive federal compensation, this approach beats handing out an across-the-board raise. Americans should not have to take a vow of poverty to work in government, but neither should government workers be paid more than they’re worth. The federal government should pay its employees about what they would make in comparable private-sector jobs. It does not. Economists from across the political spectrum agree that, on average, the federal government pays more than the private sector for...
  • Arabs Clash with Jews in Binyamin Region

    02/23/2013 1:33:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Violent clashed took place Saturday between Arabs from the village of Kusra and Jews at the community of Esh Kodesh in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem. The IDF intervened. According to the Bethlehem-based Maan news agency, one young Arab man was badly hurt after being shot in the stomach, and another youth was shot in the leg. The Arabs say the Jewish civilians uprooted their olive trees, and fired at them. The IDF Was called into the fray after Arabs attacked Jews with rocks. Seven Arabs were reportedly hurt from rubber coated bullets fired by the soldiers, and inhaled...
  • Earth's Chandler Wobble Changed Dramatically in 2005

    02/23/2013 1:31:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Technology Review ^ | August 31, 2009 | Physics arXiv Blog
    New analysis shows that the Chandler Wobble in Earth’s axis changed phase by 180 degrees in 2005. The question is why. If you travel to the Arctic and attempt to find the axis of Earth’s rotation, you’ll notice something odd. The position of this axis on Earth’s surface moves with a period of about seven years. This is the combined result of two effects. The one we’re interested today is called the Chandler Wobble, which has a period of 433 days and was discovered by American astronomer Seth Carlo Chandler in 1891. The Chandler Wobble is reasonably well understood. Any...
  • WEEKLY ADDRESS: Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester (Barf Alert)

    02/23/2013 1:29:50 PM PST · by magellan · 7 replies
    The White House - Office of the Press Secretary ^ | February 23, 2013 | President Barack Obama
    WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama used this week's address to urge Congress to stop the harmful automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security—called the sequester—from taking effect on March 1st. The President and Congressional Democrats have already put forward solutions to avoid these cuts and reduce the deficit in a balanced way, and now it's time for Congressional Republicans to compromise by closing some loopholes that protect the wealthiest Americans so that we can reduce the deficit in a balanced way and create jobs for the middle class. The audio of the address and video of the...
  • Transcript: Great Rush riff on the boot-licking Obama media

    02/23/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by Amagi · 8 replies
    Rush 24/7 ^ | February 19, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    "Delusional Politico Journalists: Obama is Our Puppet Master"
  • Obama and the Seuss-quester

    02/23/2013 1:27:32 PM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 22, 2013 at 8:46 am | Amy Payne
    On Pennsylvania Avenue, right near the end, there lived a President who wanted to spend. He knew spending meant power, so hour by hour, he thought up more spends from his Washington tower. “I’ll spend without limits; I’ll spend without blame! Raising taxes to pay—that’s the name of the game.” Down the street, though, a House filled with thriftier folk had a budget to pass, or the country’d go broke. “We can’t spend all day; we’ve got bills to pay! Let’s keep deficits and higher taxes away.” The Senate next door to the House just refused. “We don’t like your...
  • NRA-ILA: 2013 Truth About Gun Owners Poll (FReep this polls)

    02/23/2013 1:24:34 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 12 replies
    NRA Institute for Legislative Action 2013 Truth About Gun Owners (TAG) Poll Tell Congress Where YOU Stand!
  • Why Shale Fracking Is An Economic Game-Changer That Cannot Be Overhyped

    02/23/2013 1:24:14 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 22, 2013, 6:12 PM | Rob Wile
    Yesterday, we published a presentation by oil analyst Arthur Berman suggesting the potential of fracking to extract fossil fuels buried in shale rock has been way overhyped. But there are many who would argue that the assumptions Berman makes are off the mark.Using data from the Energy Information Administration and Canadian energy consultancy ITG, we have put together the counter-argument to Berman's thesis.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/23/2013 1:23:12 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 13 replies
    February 23, 2013 | Irish Rose
    Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless...
  • Thousands in Spain protest austerity, corruption

    02/23/2013 1:22:34 PM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    Reuters via nbcnews.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Paul Day
    Tens of thousands of Spaniards marched through cities across the country on Saturday to protest deep austerity, the privatization of public services and political corruption. Gathering under the banner of the "Citizen Tide," students, doctors, unionists, young families and pensioners staged rowdy but non-violent demonstrations as a near five-year economic slump shows no sign of recovery and mass unemployment rises.
  • LDS Church announces 58 new missions

    02/23/2013 1:20:54 PM PST · by District13 · 295 replies
    Ksl.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Stephanie Grimes
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the creation of 58 new missions, including one in Utah. The announcement came after the LDS church saw a drastic increase in members interested in serving missions following LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson's October announcement that the church would lower the age of mission eligibility to 18 for men and 19 for women.
  • Historic

    02/23/2013 1:15:43 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Hon Gov Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (VA-R)
    Dear Friend, Today, Republicans and Democrats joined together to pass the first new significant sustainable transportation funding and reform bill in Virginia in 27 years. Crafted and led by Republicans, the bill received the votes of over 60% of legislators in both houses. Virginians worked together across party and regional lines to find common ground to solve one of our Commonwealth’s most intractable problems. We got results. And the result is $3.5 billion in new transportation funding over the next 5 years, an estimated 35% reduction in the tax on gas at the pump, a shorter commute for you, and...
  • [Vanity]Memo to the Republican Establishment

    02/23/2013 1:11:05 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    Me! | Now | TBP
    Memo to the Republican Establishment: the phrase "Don't bring a knife to a gunfight" does not mean "come unarmed."
  • The Solution To California's Problems Is Beneath Its Feet — But Rich Environmentalists ......

    02/23/2013 1:09:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 18, 2013, 9:39 AM | The Economist
    SHALE exploitation in North Dakota has lifted incomes and brought unemployment down to 3.2% of the workforce, the lowest level in the country. Californians are rarely found looking longingly towards the Midwest. But the revelation that their state, with unemployment at 9.8% and America’s highest poverty rate, may be sitting on the largest deposit of shale oil in the continental United States has led some to wonder if their salvation lies 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) beneath them.California has been an oil state since 1865. Thanks largely to reserves that can still be tapped by conventional means, it remains the third-largest...
  • Video: The battery that might change everything

    02/23/2013 12:51:19 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 80 replies
    http://hotair.com ^ | february 23 2013 | jazz shaw
    Some of the great scientific breakthroughs of the last century came about entirely by accident. Many of you are probably familiar with the origins of the Post It Note, and how it was invented as a result of a failure when attempting to create a super strong adhesive. Well, there may be another such story taking place in the present day. Scientists working with carbon compounds developed Graphene, a safe substance with a lot of structural strength for very little mass and weight. And then some wise guy discovered that it had another use. The recap: Graphene, a very simple...
  • MIKE MADIGAN READY TO INSULT YOUR INTELLIGENCE ONCE AGAIN

    02/23/2013 12:45:14 PM PST · by Petruchio · 5 replies
    MIKE MADIGAN READY TO INSULT YOUR INTELLIGENCE ONCE AGAIN Mike Madigan is ticked off... Why is Mike Madigan so ticked off? Quite simply, he’s ticked off because the 7th District Court of Appeals has told him plainly that the legislature must bow to constitutional authority – not to the whims of Mike Madigan. And we all know what a control freak Mike Madigan is. No, Mike Madigan is no longer in control of the concealed carry debate. The courts have said once and for all that Illinois will join 49 other states in allowing citizens to carry defensive firearms. The...
  • Andrew Cuomo’s late-term abortion push (potential 2016 presidential candidate)

    02/23/2013 12:43:22 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Andrew Cuomo, who has been unafraid to make a splash during his time as governor of New York, is doing it again. The New York Times reported over the weekend that the Democrat is set to push for a bill that would reduce the state’s restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing for the procedure when the woman’s health is at stake rather than just, as current law states, when her life is in danger — a significantly lower threshold...
  • Department of Defense Press Briefing on Civilian Furlough Planning Efforts from the Pentagon

    02/23/2013 12:28:02 PM PST · by SubMareener · 16 replies
    DoD Transcript site ^ | February 20, 2013 | Robert F. Hale, Jessica Lynn Wright
    Department of Department Press Briefing on Civilian Furlough Planning Efforts from the Pentagon 02/20/2013 04:35 PM CST ________________________________ Presenter: Under Secretary of Defense and Chief Financial Officer Robert F. Hale and Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Lynn Wright February 20, 2013 ________________________________ Department of Department Press Briefing on Civilian Furlough Planning Efforts from the Pentagon BRYAN WHITMAN: Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today and for your interest in the topic today of sequestration, as well as most of you know by now, in accordance with the law, we have notified Congress today...
  • Celebrating Vandalism

    02/23/2013 12:23:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 4 replies
    knowhow2go ^ | 2/23/13
    The scene opens with an "inner city yute" regarding the side of a building. In compressed time we then see the yute -- with several dozen spray paint cans magically appearing -- transforming the wall of a building into an enormous, incoherent "mural" of some creature vomiting colors. The yute then stands back, admiring his work, while the announcer praises him and offers the viewer the opinion that being a city-class vandal is the key into getting into college. This piece of visual trash is brought to us by knowhow2go, which informs us: "Young people in all socio-economic groups have...
  • The Nature of Rights: The Debate We Have to Win, Otherwise We Lose the Country

    02/23/2013 12:13:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Townhall ^ | 02/23/2013 | Steve Deace
    Recently a discussion of this story about DC Comics being pressured by homosexual activists to fire one of its writers because he’s on the board of the National Organization of Marriage prompted vigorous debate on my Facebook wall. While perusing through the various comments, it was obvious there still exists much confusion in our country today about the term “rights.” There are two types of rights: unalienable and contractual. Sometimes referred to as a natural right (i.e. “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” reference from The Declaration of Independence), an unalienable right is a right that comes from God...
  • Ratzinger's forgotten prophesy (sic) on the future of the Church

    02/23/2013 12:12:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    VaticanInsider.lastampa.it ^ | 02-18-13 | Marco Bardazzi
    Ratzinger's forgotten prophesy on the future of the Church   Benedict XVI A week after Benedict XVI's shock announcement, an important statement he once made comes to lightMarco BardazziRomeA restructured Church with far fewer members that is forced to let go of many places of worship it worked so hard to build over the centuries. A minority Catholic Church with little influence over political decisions, that is socially irrelevant, left humiliated and forced to “start over.”But a Church that will find itself again and be reborn a “simpler and more spiritual” entity thanks to this “enormous confusion.” This was...