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  • House Oversight Panel's Hearing Plan Could Signal GOP Shift On Climate

    02/24/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Power-eng ^ | 2/19/13
    House oversight panel Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has agreed to Democrats' request to hold one or more hearings on economic risks from climate change, but while the decision appears to be a significant break from House GOP leaders' opposition to climate hearings it is unclear whether it will change other committees' reluctance to hold such hearings. Given the uncertainty over the fate of climate change hearings in the Republican-controlled House this year, Democrats are launching a new “Safe Climate Caucus” with a strategy of daily speeches to pressure GOP leadership into addressing climate. The caucus “is banding together to...
  • Biden’s Single Good Idea: Study Effects Of Violence In Media

    02/24/2013 1:54:25 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    political outcast ^ | 2-23-13 | Chris Graham
    Let the private sector do the study. Let a bunch of different private-sector researchers do the study so that they can be reviewed by one another, their notes compared, their ideas bounced around. Biden is also either a liar or has been grounded from reading newspapers or news sites, because he also claimed that the NRA doesn’t want such studies to be conducted. Biden might want to tell NRA president Wayne LaPierre that his opinion is not actually his opinion, because Biden’s claim of LaPierre’s beliefs certainly seems to contradict LaPierre’s actual beliefs. Here’s LaPierre himself: “And here’s another dirty...
  • Both Parties Agree: Sequestration Is Bad, but Better Than The Alternatives

    02/24/2013 1:51:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Sequestration Is the Worst Option Except for All the Other Options Both Democrats and Republicans have been roundly criticizing the security and economic effects of sequestration and, at the same time, taking very little action. The only logical conclusion is that both parties agree that sequestration is an awful, terrible, harmful set of policies - except the other proposed replacements are worse. President Obama said "these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy." Speaker Boehner, writing in the Wall Street Journal, said "there's nothing wrong with cutting spending that much... but the sequester is...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500

    02/24/2013 1:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the wire on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the 2013 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. finished second, running out of room as he tried to chase down Johnson on the last lap. Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap. The Daytona 500 started slow enough, with drivers content to wait things out in the early going. A wreck on lap 32 was our first real action of the day as numerous cars got caught up in the mess, leading to the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Lady From Shanghai"(1947)

    02/24/2013 1:39:03 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Orson Welles
    Today's feature: black and white, film noir, a blond femme fatale, a cripple millionaire, a luxury yacht and a hall of mirrors. Enjoy.
  • 'We want to be heard': Crowd asks Giron to shoot down gun legislation(CO Town Hall 750 people)

    02/24/2013 1:38:11 PM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Pueblo Chieftian ^ | Updated: 1:07 pm, Sun Feb 24, 2013 | Ryan Severance
    An estimated 750 people turned out Saturday to tell a local state politician how they felt about gun control. State Sen. Angela Giron heard from vocal and animated constituents. The town hall was scheduled to discuss four gun-control bills the Colorado House passed last week. Those bills will be heading to the state Senate for a vote in the coming weeks. The measures include universal background checks, a limit of 15 rounds on high-capacity magazines, a ban on concealed weapons on college campuses and a bill that would charge gun buyers for their own background checks. While about 250 people...
  • Head Start Students Do Worse

    02/24/2013 1:14:28 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    The rationale for the federal government’s “Head Start” program is to give disadvantaged students a boost with their school work. Sadly, though, a recently completed research study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveals that students enrolled in the program actually do worse than similarly disadvantaged peers not in the program. The biggest deficits show up in math and behavior. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged that “we should not read too much into these findings. Given our society’s widespread access to computers, calculators, and cash registers that can do the math for us, proficiency in math may not...
  • Is There an OWS Branch of the Tea Party?

    02/24/2013 1:07:35 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 48 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Melissa Dawdy
    What's All This About a Grassroots Cruise? Despite "OWS" Backlash, Still Better to Lead than Lose February 24, 2013 When the idea for this 7-day conference first began to stir among a small group of independent organizers, the first suggestion was to convene at a resort somewhere, like CPAC does. But a little research quickly revealed that an upscale Caribbean cruise was actually more economical, and probably more fun. With three volunteers, and plans for a social media campaign to get the word out, Freedom on the Sea was born. Since 2009, activists have grabbed training any way they can...
  • Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President (Mega-hurl)

    02/24/2013 12:58:25 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Douglas Brinkley
    Only a few weeks ago, Lincoln was assumed to be the surefire winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Not since Gregory Peck in 1962’s To Kill a Mockingbird has an actor performed with the unforgettable gravitas of Daniel Day-Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln in the months before his assassination. But a funny thing happened when the horses turned the bend at the Golden Globe Awards. Argo, based on a CIA-led rescue mission in 1980 that smuggled six American diplomats out of Tehran at the tail end of Carter’s presidency, suddenly has all the Oscar momentum. And, in a serendipitous...
  • Police: Pizza delivery person shot teenager during attempted robbery

    02/24/2013 12:53:34 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 31 replies
    http://www.theindychannel.com ^ | 02/23/2013 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - A 15-year-old is in critical condition after being shot by a pizza delivery person, later identified as Michael Andrews, police said. Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Richelieu Road, near Franklin Road and East 38th Street, around 7:15 p.m. Friday. Metro police said the shooting happened during an apparent attempted robbery.
  • What If Republican Todd Akin Advocated Rape Whistles?

    02/24/2013 12:45:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 24, 2013 | IND EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: The silent media ignore a Colorado Democrat who says women don't need firearms to defend themselves from predators and a patronizing vice president who says women can't handle an AR-15 anyway. On Monday, the Colorado House passed four gun control bills. Among them is HB13-1226. It would ban concealed weapons on college campuses, as if creating more gun-free zones, such as the one around the Aurora, Colo., theater, where 12 were killed and another 59 wounded, will prevent more massacres. Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as was Virginia at the time of the Virginia Tech shootings. But like...
  • GOP governors take a pragmatic turn

    02/24/2013 12:40:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2013 12:48 PM EST | Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples
    Many Republican governors who worked to thwart much of President Barack Obama’s first-term agenda are shifting gears and softening their rhetoric now that his run was extended for four more years and they’re facing their own re-election. These state leaders are offering greater cooperation on health care and skipping the tough talk on immigration, taking a cue from voters who in last November’s election expressed their opposition to partisan gridlock in Washington. For many governors, the new approach reflects not just the specific needs of their states but also the realities of the political calendar: Nearly two dozen GOP governors...
  • Palestinians call for probe of Israeli prisons

    02/24/2013 12:34:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2013 2:10 PM EST | Karin Laub
    Palestinians on Sunday called for an international investigation of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian detainees after a 30-year-old prisoner died in custody and a hunger strike by four other inmates sparked a week of West Bank protests. The death of Arafat Jaradat set off more clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian stone-throwers in several areas of the West Bank on Sunday. In one incident, two Palestinians were wounded by army fire, including a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the chest, a Palestinian health official said. … Palestinian officials and the detainee’s family alleged Jaradat was mistreated by the Shin Bet,...
  • Blinky Found in Lake Tahoe (video)

    02/24/2013 12:32:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 31 replies
    NBC Sacramento affiliate KCRA reports a number of giant goldfish have been found in Lake Tahoe, possibly posing a risk to the lake’s fragile ecosystem. Biologists have not yet confirmed if toxic waste from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is to blame.
  • Blueprint For Non-Partisan Partisanship

    02/24/2013 12:30:34 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 3 replies
    The North Carolina Conservative ^ | 2/23/13 | Vicky Kaseorg
    The skein of alleged corruption in NC politics is unraveling. First, there is evidence of illegal online registration by NC Democrats in the presidential election. Now, a 501c(3) nonprofit group, specifically forbidden to engage in partisan politics was inconveniently exposed for doing just that. Based in Raleigh, Blueprint North Carolina is an advocacy and policy group which is, as noted on its website, “strictly non-partisan” (wink, wink). In addition, they claim, “Blueprint activities will not be coordinated with any candidate, political party or other partisan entity.”
  • Camarota: New Illegal Alien Electorate Anti-Gun, Biggest Voter Registration Ever

    02/24/2013 12:26:21 PM PST · by jdirt · 27 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Albert Thompson
    Great video on the issue. New Illegal Alien Electorate Anti-Gun, Higher Taxes, More Spending, Big Gov, Biggest Voter Registration Effort Ever. Either the Republicans adapt to the new electorate or they don't legalize illegal aliens and start enforcing the law vigorously. Which one do you think they want and the heck with you. The new electorate will be changing Republicans' position on gun control, taxes, Income redistribution, healthcare, government involvement in education, foreign policy towards Palestinians and China. So if you are for limited government, illegal immigration reform is important to you and your children's future. http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/immigrants-like-democrats-over-economics/#yshihUBDyWvROPJt.99
  • CNN Critical of MSNBC’s Hiring of Axelrod, Gibbs (video)

    02/24/2013 12:15:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    CNN’s Reliable Sources was critical of MSNBC’s hiring of former Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, calling it ‘propaganda.’
  • Shotgun Joe Inspires a Great Idea: Free AR-15!

    02/24/2013 12:14:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    JoeforAmerica.com ^ | 2-21-2013 | Joe Wurzelbacher
    February 21, 2013 Shotgun Joe Inspires a Great Idea: Free AR-15! Joe Wurzelbacher It’s not often that Joe Biden inspires a great idea (unless you’re talking about late-night comedians) and mostly he just makes you wish he’d shove some pie into that pie-hole and stop talking for five minutes. But stick with me. You’ll want to hear this:Barack Obama has made the Vice-President the point man in his Gun Control Task Force, or as I like to think of it, spearheading Obama’s pathetic and cynical play on the Newtown massacre to deny law-abiding Americans their Second Amendment rights. Listening to...
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $6k left to go!! This is beginning to look very doable!! [FReepathon XXV]

    02/24/2013 12:01:51 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 514 replies
  • We Loo At Detroit and See the Future of America!!!

    02/24/2013 11:59:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    DeweyFrom Detroit ^ | 2-24-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Good news Detroit: We’re #1 again! In a head-to-head contest with real contenders like Chicago, New York, Cleveland (At Least We’re Not Detroit!) and Atlanta, Detroit once again grabbed victory through the misery of defeat. Numero uno on Forbes Most Miserable City in America.  Heady stuff for a city on the verge of insolvency and far beyond societal breakdown. Much should be made of the fact that Detroit, along with the other top-10 miserable winners, is reaping the fruits of decades of liberal husbandry. Unfortunately all that carefully cultivated fruit has been left to ferment on the ground. Oddly, few...