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  • Senator Ted Cruz Is Shaking Things Up In Washington

    02/25/2013 4:46:13 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 25 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/25/13 | LD Jackson
    Newly elected junior Senator Ted Cruz is really shaking things up in Washington. He campaigned on a promise to do just that and he has easily fulfilled that promise, even though he has been in Washington for less than two months. In the United States Senate, things are supposed to be genial and comfortable, or so says the status quo. Ted Cruz is not playing along and some of his fellow Senators aren't so happy about his unwillingness to go along, just to get along. I would contend that's maybe what we need in Washington, someone who will see what...
  • Pope will change rule for conclave date tomorrow [today]

    02/25/2013 4:46:09 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI rests at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo in July 2010. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican Pool via Getty Images. Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will issue a motu proprio on Feb. 25, clearing the way for the College of Cardinals to choose a date in early March to begin the conclave for electing his successor. According to sources at the Vatican, Pope Benedict plans to publish a declaration on Monday that will enable the cardinals to select a date that is early than the 15-day waiting period...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/13)[Prayer]

    02/25/2013 4:42:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Hashopet - The LORD the Judge (Judges 11:27) Therefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me. The Lord, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.”
  • ROMMEL REELS BACK, POUNDED BY PLANES; ARMOR SHATTERED, FOE MAKES FOR COAST (2/25/43)

    02/25/2013 4:40:57 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/25/43 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Ralph Parker
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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 25, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/25/2013 4:38:34 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 2/25/13 | Joel Osteen
    Hit the Delete Button Today's Scripture “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” (Isaiah 43:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Our minds work a lot like a computer. The way we program it will determine how it’s going to function. You can have the most expensive, powerful computer you can find, but if you load the wrong software, it’s not going to perform at its best. In the same way, many people are not living a victorious life, not because there is something wrong with them, but because of what has been programmed in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 25, 2013]

    02/25/2013 4:37:42 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Destitution of Service ". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved" —2 Corinthians 12:15 Natural human love expects something in return. But Paul is saying, “It doesn’t really matter to me whether you love me or not. I am willing to be completely destitute anyway; willing to be poverty-stricken, not just for your sakes, but also that I may be able to get you to God.” “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor . . .”...
  • Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives

    02/25/2013 4:36:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Star Parker
    This past Friday my organization, CURE, sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, to bring attention to the importance of rigorously defending the right of all Americans, guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, to own a gun. Our event provided a forum for black leaders from the world of politics and public policy in Washington, from the business community, from academia, and from the clergy to express their deep concern about efforts currently underway to limit our God-given and constitutional individual right of self-defense. Why would an organization like CURE, whose mission focuses...
  • Disgusting: Academy Awards broadcasts a Roman Polanski/Jack Nicholson orgy joke [Child rape funny]

    02/25/2013 4:32:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/24/13
    Yes, the Academy Awards featured a joke alluding to raunchy parties at actor Jack Nicholson’s house... Casual viewers may not be aware, but it was at Jack Nicholson’s house that fugitive perv director Roman Polanski allegedly drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. Is that funny? Hollywood thinks so.
  • Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

    02/25/2013 4:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. And they have persuaded many Americans -- Barack Obama definitely included -- that progress means an ever bigger government In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure. That's one way to see it. But there are others,...
  • Prayer request

    02/25/2013 4:04:22 AM PST · by redgolum · 27 replies
    Vanity
    A family close to us just lost their daughter at birth. Doctors do not know what happened. They are, as expected, devastated. Please pray for them in this difficult time. She was full term, and the check up on Tuesday showed that the little girl was fine and doing well.
  • Attack of the Uppity Conservative Hispanics

    02/25/2013 4:03:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    There is nothing the liberal establishment hates more than members of the minority groups it considers its political chattel who step off the grounds of the progressive plantation. And right now, it is beginning a long-term de-legitimization campaign, with its media overseers fully engaged, because that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have dared to forget their place. The liberal establishment is driven not just by anger. It’s driven by fear. It’s easy to see why the media blew up the story of Marco Rubio’s radical decision to take a drink during his state of the union response – he gave...
  • Memo Allegedly Leaked From Soros-Backed Organization Shows Progressive Plan to ‘Eviscerate’

    02/25/2013 3:59:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | february 24, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    North Carolina’s newly elected Republican governor Pat McCrory hasn’t been in office for even two months, and already progressive groups and their allies within North Carolina’s state Democratic party have the long knives out. That is, if a leaked memo from the progressive organization Blueprint North Carolina is to be believed. The controversial memo was first reported on by the Charlotte Observer this past Friday. The Observer reported: A group that sent out a memo with tips on how to attack Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders exercised “bad judgment” that could jeopardize its funding, the director of a...
  • Long-time escort confirms Senator Bob Menendez paid her for sex

    02/25/2013 3:43:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    A professional escort who travels the East Coast seeing clients in cities from Miami to Boston has identified a photo of Senator Bob Menendez as a man who paid her for sex. The woman, in her late 30s, told The Daily Caller prior to seeing Menendez’s photo that she had been paid to provide sexual favors to several U.S. senators, including a New Jersey Democrat and other politicians who are no longer living.
  • Liberal astroturf group offering $9 to $11 per hour to join its gun-control campaign

    02/25/2013 3:41:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | february 24, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal organization Progressive USA Voters, which is housed in the same progressive Denver office building as a chapter of the infamous left-wing astroturf group ProgressNow, is offering an hourly wage of between $9 and $11 to join its gun-control campaign in Chicago, according to a flyer that was photographed and posted to Reddit Friday. “Join the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence” reads the flyer, which also notes, “Hourly Wage: $9-11/hr.”
  • Back on the Internet; Sequestration and the Coming Depression.

    02/25/2013 3:35:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    The View From Chaos Manor ^ | February 23, 2013 | DR. Jerry Pournelle
    The President has excoriated the Republicans for not bailing us out of the sequestration which is going to end life as we know it. He says the only way out is to keep borrowing more money – the sequestration was his idea on how to insure that we did some spending cuts when we raised the debt ceiling, but he has forgotten that I guess. Now the only hope for the nation is to raise taxes. Supposedly on the rich because there are plenty of tax rises that will affect us all coming inevitably. The notion is to blame the...
  • Today's Toons 2/25/13

    02/25/2013 3:29:50 AM PST · by pookie18 · 26 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 2/25/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Biden: No Ordinary American Cares About Their Constitutional Rights... (Video)

    02/25/2013 3:10:42 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 20 replies
    Where is the media on this? http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&sitesection=breitbartprivate&VID=24462239
  • FEC Report: Obama’s Campaign Paid Over 5 Million To Law Firm... To Keep His Records Sealed?

    02/25/2013 3:05:17 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 12 replies
    FEC ^ | 2/24/13
    The following is information that was compiled from the official Federal Elections Commission (FEC) website for disbursements from the Obama campaign to Robert Bauer's law firm of Perkins Coie, which represents Obama in various eligibility and records suits. Perkins Coie does not appear in the pre-general election filing. You are free to pursue any further information that is of interest. But one would assume that the official FEC website to which the Obama and other campaigns must report their financial activity would be taken by even the most skeptical among us as valid documentation of the reported $1 million to...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 25, 2013

    02/25/2013 2:46:28 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Bombshell Obama Vetting: 1979 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett's Father-In-Law

    Bombshell Obama Vetting: 1979 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett's Father-In-Law Reveals Start Of Muslim Purchase Of U.S. Presidency... Why would Muslim oil billionaires finance and develop controlling relationships with black college students? Well, like anyone else, they would do it for self-interest. And what would their self-interest be? We all know the top two answers to that question: 1. a Palestinian state and 2. the advancement of Islam in America. The idea then was to advance blacks who would facilitate these two goals to positions of power in the Federal government, preferably, of course, the Presidency. And why would the...
  • Journalism Students Are Learning To Operate Drones For…Journalism? (Although it's illegal)

    02/25/2013 12:08:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 24, 2013 | Lily Newman
    In an attempt to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, the journalism schools at the University of Missouri and University of Nebraska both offer classes on drone reporting, in spite of the fact that this practice is currently illegal for professional journalists. Domestic drone regulations are changing quickly. For example the Missouri state government is currently considering a bill that would prohibit the use of drones for agricultural monitoring. Such practices are being championed by companies like Monsanto, which claim that using drones to collect data about crops would reduce operating costs. While drones offer clear advantages for field checks...
  • From Guns To Chocolate: The Possibilities Of 3-D Printing

    02/24/2013 11:20:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jennifer Ludden
    JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST: Human ears, gun parts, bars of chocolate, musical instruments, robots - just a few of the things that have recently been created from scratch by 3-D printers. Apparently and amazingly, you just put in the materials, upload a design and press start. My printer doesn't even work with just old paper and ink. But we'll hear more about this potential. The possibilities seem endless. Some believe 3-D printing will revolutionize manufacturing, but the technology is also raising thorny questions about copyright and regulation. If you use 3-D printing, tell us what you make. Our numbers are 800-989-8255....
  • A SIMPLE PLATFORM; IMMEDIATE BALANCED BUDGET

    02/24/2013 10:55:13 PM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    2/25/2013 | Self
    The games the politicians play are a pathetic joke. Debt continues to pile on top of debt with "crisis" deadline after "crisis" deadline upon us. We end up with "imperfect deals" that do nothing to balance the books, just continue the slow and painful descent into eventual financial collapse. These sick austerity policies that include tax increases and spending cuts at the same time are already ruining Europe and now the United States is going down the same road. Obama and the RINO's use emotional issues to drive wedges that scoop us masses of people to support them. The RINO's...
  • Sweat protects us from dangerous bugs

    02/24/2013 10:54:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | NA
    Scientists has discovered how an important natural antibiotic called dermcidin, produced by our skin when we sweat, is a highly efficient tool to fight tuberculosis germs and other dangerous bugs. Their results could contribute to the development of new antibiotics that control multi-resistant bacteria. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and from Goettingen, Tuebingen and Strasbourg have uncovered the atomic structure of the compound, enabling them to pinpoint for the first time what makes dermcidin such an efficient weapon in the battle against dangerous bugs. Although about 1700 types of these natural antibiotics are known to exist, scientists did not...
  • Photos from the World’s First Underwater Nuclear Explosion

    02/24/2013 10:42:21 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 37 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | February 18, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    In 1946, the United States conducted a series of nuclear weapon tests at Bikini Atoll in what’s known as Operation Crossroads. A total of two bombs were detonated to test the effects nuclear blasts had on naval warships. The second, named Baker, was the world’s first nuke to be detonated underwater. Due to the unique properties of underwater explosions, the Baker test produced a number of unique photographs that the world had never seen before.
  • The Miracle on Guns (Mega Barf Alert)

    02/24/2013 10:30:08 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 25, 2013 | E.J. Dionne
    A not-so-small miracle is unfolding before our eyes. After nearly two decades in which established opinion insisted that it would never again be possible to pass sensible regulations of firearms, the unthinkable is on the verge of happening. This week, Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is expected to announce plans to start marking up gun bills to send to the Senate floor, proposals that will include ideas put before the country by President Obama and Vice President Biden. The president's agenda, in turn, was inspired by advocates and legislators, mayors and police chiefs, who have...
  • Sex, Murder Mix as McAvoy’s Macbeth Vomits in Bloodbath

    02/24/2013 10:12:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Bloomberg | Feb 24, 2013 | Mark Beech
    Sex, Murder Mix as McAvoy’s Macbeth Vomits in Bloodbath
  • Cat café to open in London after public donates Ł100,000 [w/pix]

    02/24/2013 10:05:02 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Sunday 24 Feb 2013 | Richard James
    he UK’s first-ever cat café is coming to London in the next couple of months after members of the public donated over Ł100,000 to make one cat lover’s dreams a reality. Entrepreneur Lauren Pears has already started looking at prospective sites in the Old Street area of London and is aiming to have the café up and running by May. The 30-year-old claims she has already found the 10 to 15 cats which will staff the café, with the animals coming from the Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green, north-west London. Ms Pears, who was inspired by the popular cat...
  • Barack Obama’s war on America’s fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan’s water

    02/24/2013 10:01:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Barack Obama is keeping his promise to lower the sea levels, and he’s starting with the drought plagued Midwest where Lake Michigan water is being shipped by the boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit. By draining the precious jewel of the Great Lakes in the middle of America, our federal water managers are allowing the export of our water out of...
  • Louis Farrakhan urges blacks to invest

    02/24/2013 9:46:17 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 20 replies
    Politico / AP ^ | 2/24/13 9:30 PM EST
    <p>Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday called on blacks nationwide to curb economic disparities by cutting back on excessive spending, pooling resources and investing in land...</p> <p>The 79-year-old leader has often used the annual keynote address - part sermon, part lecture - to discuss current events and politics on a national platform, particularly after the election of the nation’s first black president. But Farrakhan focused most of his new message on the Nation of Islam followers in the audience.</p>
  • Now Trending on Twitter: #NextMichelleObamaAppearance

    02/24/2013 9:38:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/24/13 | Tweets
    Queen Michelle crashes the Acadamy Awards show and now the newest hashtag to go viral is: #NextMichelleObamaAppearance. Here are some of the entries: #NextMichelleObamaAppearance delivering Kim's baby on Keeping Up with the KarTRASHians on video in your local grocery aisles, telling you what to eat. New mandatory morning exercise show: Stretching It with Moochelle The new face of T-Mobile's line of Obama-phones. Distributing over-sized checks door to door as part of the Better Homes For Donors Sweepstakes. Conclave White smoke coming out of the White House announcing the next pope. Singing the Star Spangled Banner on the big screen at...
  • Three Reasons Conservatives are Losing the Battle for America

    02/24/2013 9:28:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2013 | J. Paul Masko, III
    1. The Electorate The Republicans may as well stop their soul-searching and look at the reality of the Democrat electorate. In addition to those Republican voters who stayed home on Election Day, the hard-core (so-called) progressives, the inadequate Republican ground game, and those who pay little or no federal tax and are happy to elect those who promise to take larger sums from those who DO pay, there's a more profound and possibly intractable problem. From my countless discussions with Democrats/liberals, it seems clear that many, many voters - we will never be sure of their numbers - neither hear,...
  • Dave Says Don't Fake Being Poor

    02/24/2013 9:26:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, What do you think about the practice of credit card churning? Ethan Dear Ethan, I think it's a pretty dumb idea. The concept is to run up the balance on one card as high as you can, then flip the balance from card to card in order to get perks like airline miles. But if you want to go through all the trouble and hassle over such a small amount of money, be my guest. I've met thousands of millionaires, and none of them have ever credited their success to credit card churning. Think about it: With all...
  • Muslim cleric in the U.S. tells followers not to engage in offensive jihad: “not quite ready yet….”

    02/24/2013 9:23:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 2/24/13 | Ryan Mauro
    The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) opposes offensive jihad in the West, but for reasons that may surprise you. In an Arabic fatwa (religious decree) that doesn’t appear on its English website, it states that “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time [emphasis added].” This doesn’t mean that all jihad is to be abandoned. “With our current capabilities, we are aspiring towards defensive jihad, and to improve our position with regards to jurisprudence at this stage. But there is a different discussion for each situation,” it said. It is...
  • Man Attacks Ex-Girlfriend Inside Ohio Courtroom Where Victim Was Seeking Order Of Protection

    02/24/2013 9:17:10 PM PST · by Altariel · 17 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 29, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    An Ohio woman who was seeking an order of protection against her ex-boyfriend was brutally assaulted by the man inside a Domestic Relations courtroom last week, an attack that was recorded by a surveillance camera. As seen in the above video, the attack by Rashad Greene, 30, occurred after he was briefly left alone in the courtroom with Dominique Morrow, 28, and Greene’s grandmother. Greene and Morrow were in the Summit County courtroom for a hearing in connection with Morrow’s application this month for a restraining order against Greene, whom she has accused of making threats and abusing her. After...
  • Thug who punched bank manager four times let off with a caution because he said SORRY to police

    02/24/2013 9:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:24 EST, 24 February 2013 | Helen Lawson
    A thug who broke a bank manager’s nose in an unprovoked assault has been let off with a caution—because he said “sorry”. Ryan Gough, 41, was punched in the face four times outside his girlfriend’s home in the road rage attack last Saturday afternoon. The unnamed biker knocked on Gough’s car window as he was parking at the house in Asfordby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire—and punched him for “cutting him up”. The 40-year-old suspect was caught minutes later by police, but Gough learned this week that his attacker had been let off because he had apologized for his actions.Gough, from...
  • Is There Any Event the Obamas Won't Ruin?

    02/24/2013 9:03:11 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 113 replies
    4/24/13 | Originalbuckeye
    I had remarked that I was surprised that the Bamster hadn't horned into the Oscar telecast with a personal interview before the show started.
  • Death Panel Advocacy on This Week

    02/24/2013 9:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 24, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Liberals screamed when Sarah Palin warned about “death panels” during the run up to the passage of Obamacare. But many really want health care rationing based on invidious methods of medical discrimination–as I have repeatedly reported here. I was just watching This Week and Steve Rattner–former adviser to Obama Treasury Dept. who has written in favor of death panels–alluded to them again. In a discussion on medical spending and cost control, he said (my transcription:) Rattner: Here is a small question for the country…Right now most Americans do not see price in deciding whether to use healthcare…When people go on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-25-13

    02/24/2013 8:57:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-25-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 25, 2013 Monday of the Second Week in Lent   Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 “Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in...
  • WaPo Ombudsman: Yep, Bigots, We're Pro-Gay Marriage

    02/24/2013 8:47:23 PM PST · by Bratch · 10 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | February 23, 2013 | John Nolte
    Well, I guess if you can redefine the definition of marriage, you can also redefine the definition of "objective newspaper." This hilariously obtuse piece of reasoning comes from the Washington Post's soon-to-be "inefficiencied" ombudsman, Patrick Pexton, and a Post reporter, who, for some odd reason, doesn't wish to be named. This so-called reporter, Pexton, and a reader entered into a three-way email debate over the issue of how the Post reports on the issue of same-sex marriage. The reader, a social conservative, is tired of seeing his beliefs described (in an "objective" newspaper, mind you) as bigoted and hateful. He...
  • Vanity - Here Comes Danny!

    02/24/2013 8:39:44 PM PST · by SquarePants · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/24/2013 | SquarePants
    My 10-year old son is in his second year of wrestling here in NY. He just won the Sectional Championship, and he's headed to the State Tournament next week. He's excited and I'm awfully proud of him, and pleased that he's learned a bunch of important life lessons this year. Maybe the biggest one is that hard work and commitment lead to good things. Anyway, I put together this highlight video and thought I'd share it with you all.
  • Ann Coulter Battles Stossel, Calls Libertarians ‘*******’ And Gets Booed By Room Full Of Students

    02/24/2013 8:36:33 PM PST · by jimsin · 74 replies
    THE MEDIAITE ^ | February 22, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>Ann Coulter on why she thinks libertarians are "******s": "We’re living in a country that is 70-percent socialist, the government takes 60 percent of your money. They are taking care of your health care, of your pensions. They’re telling you who you can hire, what the regulations will be. And you want to suck up to your little liberal friends and say, ‘Oh, but we want to legalize pot.’</p>
  • Transit officials call for restrictions if concealed carry law is enacted

    02/24/2013 8:34:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 23, 2013 | By Monique Garcia and Richard Wronski
    Worried transit officials asked lawmakers to imagine a CTA train packed with inebriated, possibly irate fans after a Cubs night game, then consider the wisdom of adding gun-toting passengers to the potentially volatile mix. Or what if a thief grabbed a bus rider's iPhone — a not-uncommon crime — and an armed commuter tried to stop the criminal? Those scenarios were raised Friday by Chicago transit officials, who called on state legislators to prohibit anyone from carrying a weapon on buses and trains if a concealed-carry law is adopted in Illinois. Transit agencies across the state contend that allowing individuals...
  • Splitting the Difference on Illegal Immigration (They can stay, but they can't become citizens.)

    02/24/2013 8:22:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Winter 2013 | PETER SKERRY
    In the controversy over illegal immigration that has roiled our politics for decades, the image of "living in the shadows" has been invoked by all sides. For immigrant advocates, "the shadows" are where the undocumented are harassed by overzealous law-enforcement officers and exploited by unscrupulous landlords and employers. For many other Americans, "living in the shadows" conjures vaguely sinister intruders using public services to which they are not entitled and preying on law-abiding Americans through illicit activities and crime. Yet regardless of one's views on the issue, this imagery is profoundly misleading. It helps to perpetuate the myths and exaggerations...
  • States set sights on Colorado firearms business; gun-control bills scorned (Magpul)

    02/24/2013 8:21:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — In one sign of the price states may pay for restricting gun rights, more than a dozen states are jostling to land a Colorado firearms company that has vowed to leave the state if the governor signs into law tough gun-control legislation. Elected officials from Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia have written letters to Magpul Industries inviting the company to make their states its relocation destination. Meanwhile, individuals from at least 10 states have launched social media campaigns on Facebook to lure the Erie, Colo.-based company. “We are a state whose people are committed to Second...
  • ‘Israel’s strike on Syria last month killed top Iranian general’

    02/24/2013 8:11:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/24/13 | Gabe Fisher
    Hassan Shateri, the Iranian general whose killing was reported last week, was actually slain last month in an alleged IAF airstrike that was said to have targeted a weapons convoy heading from Syria to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Britain’s Sunday Times reported. Iran was quick last week to blame “mercenaries and supporters” of Israel for Shateri’s death, although it made no indication that he had been killed in the January airstrike. Tehran “will take revenge on Israel for the killing of a Quds Force general in Syria,” said Ali Shirazi, liaison for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Revolutionary...
  • Rove Effort to Destroy Tea Party May be Doomed

    02/24/2013 8:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ExpertClick ^ | February 11, 2013 | William S. Bike
    The history of the Republican Party shows that the effort of Karl Rove and his Conservative Victory Project and Crossroads political groups to neutralize the Tea Party wing of the GOP likely is doomed, said political pundit William S. Bike. Bike is the author of the book Winning Political Campaigns: A Comprehensive Guide to Electoral Success. "Whereas the Democratic Party seems to evolve its positions over time, the Republican Party has frequently throughout history been taken over by insurgent groups like the Tea Party, with rearguard actions by the ruling elite attempting to hold on to power usually failing," Bike...
  • Lord Ashcroft drops support for the Tories over David Cameron’s gay marriage “obsession”

    02/24/2013 7:51:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:19 EST, 24 February 2013 | Gerri Peev
    The Tories’ biggest donor has stopped funding the party after privately questioning whether the Prime Minister is still a proper Conservative. Lord Ashcroft, who has given the Tories Ł10 million ($15 million), has withdrawn support after becoming dismayed with David Cameron’s obsession with “fringe issues” such as gay marriage. The Tory peer also told friends he has given enough money and is not hopeful of the party winning a majority in 2015. … In another blow to Cameron, his local Chipping Norton party chairman, Cicely Maunder, quit her post and tore up her party membership over his promotion of gay...
  • The case of the phantom ballots: an electoral whodunit

    02/24/2013 7:43:18 PM PST · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald via The Drudge Report / www.miamiherald.com ^ | Posted on Sat, Feb. 23, 2013 | By Patricia Mazzei
    The first phantom absentee ballot request hit the Miami-Dade elections website at 9:11 p.m. Saturday, July 7. The next one came at 9:14. Then 9:17. 9:22. 9:24. 9:25. Within 2˝ weeks, 2,552 online requests arrived from voters who had not applied for absentee ballots. They streamed in much too quickly for real people to be filling them out. They originated from only a handful of Internet Protocol addresses. And they were not random. It had all the appearances of a political dirty trick, a high-tech effort by an unknown hacker to sway three key Aug. 14 primary elections, a Miami...
  • Carnival Triumph Review From an Actual Passenger "Not a Nightmare".

    02/24/2013 7:40:22 PM PST · by willk · 85 replies
    Cruise Critic ^ | TXRegulator
    I had a GREAT time on my first cruise!! And yes...I was on the Triumph!! It was NOT THAT BAD!! It was akin to camping in one's own backyard as a kid. The crew was great, we were well treated, food was plentiful, water was restored quickly and the toilet issue was a minor inconvenience. To expound a little on the camping analogy......Imagine camping in the backyard as a kid, the septic tank has a little bit of an issue on the other side of the yard, and mom hasn't been to the store in a couple of days. You...