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  • Alabama GOP Demands that Shelby Retract Support from Hagel

    02/25/2013 4:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/25/13 | Quin Hillyer
    The Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party has taken the rare step of officially demanding that one of the state’s two GOP U.S. Senators change a publicly announced position in a high-profile Washington battle. Specifically, the state party leaders have passed a resolution demanding that Sen. Richard Shelby “reconsider and reverse his decision to support Senator [Chuck] Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.” The resolution, passed early this afternoon, blasts Hagel for statements “favorable toward” countries “that we believe to be enemies of the United States of America,” and also criticizes him for “not being a supporter of Israel,...
  • Congressman @SteveStockmanUS Exposes Obama's Anti-Gun Spambots

    02/25/2013 4:53:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Finally, at least one Republican is getting tech-savvy: A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama’s gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people who don’t exist. . . . Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look...
  • Best Actor in a Drama: Barack Obama

    02/25/2013 4:51:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | February 25, 2013 | Chris Stirewalt
    "There's an emerging consensus that it would be a difficult battle to have. I don't think we could force a shutdown."-- Senate Democratic leadership aide talking to the Wall Street Journal about a GOP proposal to enact a continuing resolution funding the government that reflects lower spending levels that are part of sequestration.It was quite appropriate that the first lady joined the festivities for Sunday’s Academy Awards. It’s not just because Michelle Obama owes her continued residency in the White House in large part to the contributions and celebrity backers from the entertainment industry, but also because her husband’s administration...
  • Japan Goes Full Bernanke (Japanese Yields Fall, Dow Sputters)

    02/25/2013 4:50:19 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/25/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Japan goes full Bernanke and will probably pick a monetary dove as Bank of Japan governor while sequestration remains in play in the USA. Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) — Japan’s five-year note yields slid to an all-time low as the government neared a decision on who will run the central bank and expand monetary easing measures. Ten-year yields slid to a two-month low while the yen fell against all its major peers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor and Kikuo Iwata as a deputy at the central bank,...
  • Britain: Devout Muslim "Prepared Girl for Gang Rape"

    02/25/2013 4:50:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/25/13 | Pamela Geller
    Another monstrous trial in a series of scores of Muslim gangs in the UK sex trafficking of infidel girls. Spencer gives the horrifying background: The Qur'an allows for the owning of sex slaves: If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such women as seem good to you, two, three, four; but if you fear you will not be equitable, then only one, or what your right hands own; so it is likelier you will not be partial. (Qur'an 4:3) This verse is the basis for Islamic polygamy, allowing a man to take as many...
  • If You're A Democrat The Argument That There Is No Spending Problem Is Really Very Logical...

    02/25/2013 4:49:26 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Farrakhan: Hagel Says What I've Been Saying for 30 Years

    02/25/2013 4:42:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Farrakhan: Hagel Says What I've Been Saying for 30 Years Daniel Halper February 25, 2013 5:45 PM National Review Online reports that Chuck Hagel has been endorsed by Louis Farrakhan. The Nation of Islam head likes Hagel because he sounds just like himself. “Now look, Senator Hagel is hated by the Jews because he wrote in his book that the United States Senate, quote, is an institution that does not inherently bring out a great deal of courage. Most of the time members play it safe and adopt an ‘I’ll support Israel’ attitude,’” said Farrakhan. “AIPAC comes knocking with a...
  • CPAC: Chris Christie’s not invited this year

    02/25/2013 4:38:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/25/13 | Allahpundit
    I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? He’s the current vice chair of the RGA and will be chairman next year for the midterms. He’s headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state, where his approval rating is currently the highest for a New Jersey governor in the 17 years since Quinnipiac started tracking that. He’s one of the few members of the party with a national profile who’s reasonably well liked by voters across the board....
  • Will the Supreme Court Open the Door to Voter Discrimination? (libs defensive mode)

    02/25/2013 4:35:35 PM PST · by mgist · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 2/25/13 | adam cohen
    Our election system is a mess. Voters wait more than seven hours to vote in some places and minority voters wait twice as long on average as whites. In some states, voter ID laws are so tough that elderly nuns are turned away at the polls because they lack driversÂ’ licenses or other official ID. In another era, the Supreme Court might have stepped up and done something to fix our democracy. But this Supreme Court left the voters standing in the sun for hours and the nuns to fend for themselves. Other than vindicating the right of corporations to...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Moochelle Obama Crashes The Oscars

    02/25/2013 4:33:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13 | BirtherReportDotCom
    Rush Limbaugh: Moochelle Obama Crashes The Oscars -
  • The Mediterranean Diet: The New Gold Standard?

    02/25/2013 4:33:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/2013 | Larry Husten
    Comment Now Follow Comments Earlier today I summarized the important new PREDIMED study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing the cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet. This study– a rare and much welcome instance of a large randomized controlled study of a diet powered to reach conclusions about important cardiovascular endpoints– has been widely praised and will undoubtedly have a major effect in the field of nutrition and will influence lots of people to adopt some form of a Mediterranean diet. The study’s major potential weakness appears to be that the control group didn’t get a fair...
  • Schuyler Committee OKs resolution opposing NY gun law; final vote expected March 11

    02/25/2013 4:32:35 PM PST · by Chode · 8 replies
    Chode ^ | 2/25/2013 | Chode
    WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 25 -- The Schuyler County Legislature's Public Safety / Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of a resolution opposing the State's passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act -- a gun control law enacted on Jan. 15. Nearly 50 people filed into the small confines of the Legislature chamber to support the resolution, which was crafted by Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and County Clerk Linda Compton (and can be found in its entirety here). The vote followed a brief presentation by Yessman, and drew applause from the audience....
  • This Hasn't Happened to Gold Since 1998 (Gold price drop)

    02/25/2013 4:26:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    guru focus ^ | 2/25/13 | staff
    The last three weeks have been torrid for gold investors. Over that time, the gold price has fallen by about $100 — a loss of about 5%. And unless gold closes above $1,605 per oz., gold will see a "death cross" of its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. n other words, its 50-day moving average will cross below its 200-day moving average — which hasn't happened since 1998. I don't recommend you try to trade gold. Instead, you should think of gold as a form of "cash" that central banks cannot print.
  • Batman 'Joker' child-killer claims 'no choice'

    02/25/2013 4:22:08 PM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | 2/25/13
    No excerpt, AP story
  • Sharpton's Sequester Sham: Falsely Claims Closing Control Tower Closes An Airport

    02/25/2013 4:21:39 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Al Sharpton joined the sequester scare-mongering squad on his MSNBC show this evening. Just one problem: the Reverend Al got one of his "facts" embarrassingly wrong. Sharpton claimed that the effect of the sequester would be to close Rep. Paul Ryan's hometown airport in Janesville, Wisconsin. Nuh-uh. Yes, Southern Wisconsin Regional in Janesville is on a list of 200 airports, 100 of which would have their towers closed under the sequester. But closing a tower by no means closes an airport. Is Al unaware that of the roughly 20,000 airports in the USA, only about 500—less than 3%—have towers? Even...
  • License-plate recognition has its eyes on you (36 million location scans and counting)

    02/25/2013 4:20:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    SD city beat ^ | 2/20/13 | Jon Campbell
    Where’s your car? Well, dude, it’s in a huge Orwellian police database. That might seem like the plot of a bad movie, but since around 2010, police agencies in San Diego County have quietly used a network of sophisticated devices called license-plate readers (LPR) to monitor and record the movements of thousands of everyday drivers. Even as you read this, police cars equipped with LPR are patrolling the streets, automatically scanning and photographing every license plate in sight, tagging each with a GPS coordinate and filing the information away. For years. With 36 million scans and counting—an average of 14...
  • DOJ to Federal Judge: We Can Force Your Wife to Violate Her Religion

    02/25/2013 4:08:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 25, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - While presenting an oral argument in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last fall, a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that the Obama administration believed it could force the judge’s own wife—a physician—to act against her religious faith in the conduct of her medical practice. The assertion came in the case of Tyndale House Publishers v. Sebelius, a challenge to the Obama administration’s regulation requiring health-care plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. Tyndale is a for-profit corporation that publishes Bibles, biblical commentaries and other religious works. Tyndale House...
  • The Lie that Won’t Die: the USS Liberty Attack Slander, Continued

    02/25/2013 4:05:47 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 91 replies
    Last June, I had written a post here commemorating the 45th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty. The post, in which I argued (in defiance of every conspiracy theory), that the Israeli attack on the American ship was a mistake, has been giving me considerable heartburn as of late. In the last several days, my e-mail and facebook page have been flooded with the harshest condemnations concerning the article, tarring me as being a “hack,” a “traitor,” and nothing less than a running dog for the “Jewish/Zionist/apartheid” lobby. My article, which scored a modest few dozen Facebook recommendations...
  • Herald Tribune to Be Renamed The International New York Times

    02/25/2013 3:52:45 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Eric Pfanner
    The New York Times Company said on Monday that it was planning to rename The International Herald Tribune, its 125-year-old newspaper based in Paris, and would also unveil a new Web site for international audiences. Starting this fall, under the plan, the paper will be rechristened The International New York Times, reflecting the company’s intention to focus on its core New York Times newspaper and to build its international presence. ”This recognizes our global reach and is an exciting and logical move,” said Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times. Mark Thompson, president and chief executive of...
  • The ObamaCare Neutron Bomb Is Coming To A Town Near You

    02/25/2013 3:51:21 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-25-13 | Curt
    The Obama administration is prodding people to become whistleblowers for ObamaCare. Of course not to blow the whistle on the government and those who created this monstrosity that no one can figure out. No, to blow the whistle on small businesses who can then be fined quickly. This way they can be run out of business even more quickly then ever. Sometimes you really can't make this crap up: The Affordable Care Act sets up a new arena of whistleblower protections for employees who complain that their company-provided health insurance doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. On Friday, the...