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  • Sen. Paul resurrected Penny Plan—worth a second look?

    02/26/2013 5:39:35 AM PST · by FatMax · 11 replies
    The US Report ^ | Feb. 20, 2013 | Kay Day
    In 2011 as various Republicans competed for the nomination to oppose Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.) in the 2012 election, contender Connie Mack promoted the concept of The Penny Plan. The Penny Plan was conceived by Georgia businessman Bruce Cook. Sen. Rand Paul resurrected the idea during his response on behalf of the Tea Party to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. There’s a lot to be said for the plan, but unfortunately, the messaging was skewed by... The idea was simple: The One Cent Solution is beautifully simple: If the government cuts one cent out of every...
  • US-led coalition’s report of drop in Taliban attacks wrong; figures show no drop

    02/26/2013 5:34:31 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 2/26/2013 | ap
    The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks and is preparing to publish corrected numbers that could undercut its narrative of a Taliban in steep decline. After finding what they called clerical errors, military officials in Kabul said Tuesday that a 7 percent drop in “enemy initiated attacks” for the period from January through December 2012 reported last month will be corrected to show no change in the number of attacks during that span. The 7 percent figure had been included in a report posted on the coalition’s website until it was removed...
  • AMERICANS TAKE KASSERINE GAP; NAZI ATTACKS SLOW SOVIET DRIVE (2/26/43)

    02/26/2013 5:34:16 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/26/43 | Drew Middleton, Charles Hurd, Ralph Parker
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  • Debunking The Myth That Sequester Cuts Will Cause Flight Delays

    02/26/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/25/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: If you want to know how misleading the Obama administration is being about the effects of the sequester, look no further than Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's dark warnings about flight delays. LaHood showed up at the daily White House press briefing Friday to claim the sequester — automatic spending cuts President Obama insisted on that are now scheduled to take effect in March — will "be very painful for the flying public." Because of those cuts, he said, the department will have to furlough flight controllers, leading to "delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours" at major...
  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/26/2013 5:32:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm and fuzzy note by calling for pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten children is to make sure he doesn't hang trillions of dollars of debt around their necks, but that isn't the route he is taking. Instead, Obama wants to provide government daycare for all preschoolers who live in households where the income is below approximately $47,100. He doesn't call it daycare or babysitting (which is a more accurate term); he calls it early childhood education. Early childhood education means...
  • No basis for 'homosexual propaganda' in int'l law -Lavrov [Russia Gets It, Unlike The West!]

    02/26/2013 5:32:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 2/26/13
    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov disagreed with his Dutch counterpart Franciscus Timmermans over Russia’s international commitments regarding homosexual rights. Lavrov said that Russia, unlike the Soviet Union, has no law forbidding homosexual behavior between consenting adults, but it has the right to prohibit the proliferation of ‘homosexual propaganda.’... A bill that bans "homosexual propaganda towards minors" has yet to become law in Russia, but the first draft has already passed the lower chamber of the Russian parliament. Lavrov emphasized that Russia’s Criminal Code, which regularly punished homosexuals in the days of the Soviet Union, was abolished a long time ago and...
  • Politicians and the Media are a bigger threat than guns

    02/26/2013 5:32:17 AM PST · by ZachJones · 2 replies
    The World News Magazine ^ | February 25, 2013 | Zach Jones
    The hyperbole, the high and mighty discussions, the knee-jerk legislative reactions surrounding the gun debate (assault on the Second Amendment) these past few months have been absolutely crazy, shortsighted, misinformed, misdirected, unconscionable and potentially dangerous. There are moves in the works to require every gun owner in New York state to carry 1 million dollars worth of liability insurance estimated to cost between $1,600 to $2,000 annually, which would mainly prevent the poor and struggling families from having access to guns for self-defense. ... A lot of veterans, hundreds perhaps thousands, are receiving letters that they cannot own or process...
  • Homosexual and trans lobby celebrate "transgender law" with Mass. Governor

    02/26/2013 5:29:58 AM PST · by massmike · 12 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 02/26/2013 | n/a
    On Jan. 19, 2012, the major homosexual and transgender activists from across the state along with the most powerful politicians converged in the historic Senate Reading Room in the Massachusetts State House for the official signing ceremony. The speakers shared the view that forcing the inclusion of transgenderism, cross-dressing, and related behaviors into society is actually part of a great Civil Rights crusade. And they portrayed themselves as historical descendants of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Here are a few quotes from the major speakers that day: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick: "I am proud of you and proud to be...
  • Gov Scott To Voters: Never Mind

    02/26/2013 5:25:26 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2-26-2013 | Cal Thomas
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the Orlando Sentinel, "Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage for about 1 million low-income Floridians that will be paid for by the health care law." Scott said, "I think this is a common-sense solution to dealing with this for the next three years where it will give us the time...
  • Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff

    02/26/2013 5:19:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
    In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example. Last December, Newark Mayor Cory Booker spent a much-publicized week trying to live the life of a food stamp recipient. And after a nationwide media tour, we learned many valuable lessons. First of all, we learned that giving up your daily Starbucks causes headaches, and...
  • Gun rights betrayal

    02/26/2013 5:18:39 AM PST · by batmast · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jack Kemp
    Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Ron Devito also created a video of the entire collection of speeches. It can be seen on YouTube.
  • Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell Thinks You’re an Idiot

    02/26/2013 5:12:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | February 25, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    On Friday, March 15, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Bob McDonnell will go to CPAC and address the Faith & Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast. For those of you who attend this event, you will be sitting staring at a liar. If you are a conservative, remember Bob McDonnell thinks you’re an idiot. That’s the only explanation I can think of for what just happened in Virginia this week. That, and that McDonnell is an unprincipled fake conservative whose promises are without value, an exemplar of the kind of big government pro-tax Republican who ruined the party’s stature with fiscal conservatives.
  • Meeting the incredible Wolf Eel

    Steve Backshall goes underwater again, this time meeting and feeding a fish that doesn't often hit or indeed bite the small screen - a Wolf Eel.
  • Mark Levin goes after Bob McDonnell [over massive tax hike, title shortened for length]

    02/26/2013 5:05:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    Mofo Politics.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | MofoPolitics.com
    “I am going to fight every single Republican politician that participated in this disgraceful disaster…” Mark Levin Show February 25.Audio
  • The Sequestration Scare

    02/26/2013 5:04:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    As predicted, the Democrats' refusal to cut any spending other than the military only delayed the inevitable. Now, as is already taking place in Greece, France and Spain, deep cuts must take place or the government will shut down. The fiscal cliff agreement and the Budget Control Act of 2011 called for sequestration on March 1st if an agreement on how to pay down the deficit was not reached. The sequestration mandates $1.2 trillion in spending cuts across the board throughout most of the federal government over the next decade. The only way to prevent sequestration is if the Democrats...
  • Public Schools: Sexual Perversion, “Good,” Christian T-Shirt, “Inappropriate”

    02/26/2013 5:03:30 AM PST · by scottfactor · 27 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 02/26/2013 | Gina Miller
    The godless, communist Left has commandeered the public education system. This is not news to those of us who have paid attention to our society’s steady crumble into immoral oblivion. The government-run public school system routinely cranks out undereducated kids while constantly clamoring for more money for “education.” It’s sickening and scary, because the kids are coming out of school today sorely deficient in basic reading and writing skills, and knowledge of history, math and science, but they are quite proficient in the tenets of leftist indoctrination, like belief in the hoax of man-made global warming, narcissistic “self-esteem,” and the...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday February 26, 2013

    02/26/2013 4:55:34 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 32 replies
    Word For The Day, February 26, 2013 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". jactitation [jak-ti-tey-shuhn] -n.1. the act of boasting 2. a false boast or claim that tends to harm another person, esp a false assertion that one is married to another, formerly actionable at law 3. pathol Also called: jactation restless tossing in bed, characteristic of severe fevers and certain mental disorders [from Medieval Latin jactitātiō, from Latin jacitāre to utter publicly, from jactitāre to toss about; see jactation]
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/26/13)[Prayer]

    02/26/2013 4:51:58 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Hoshiah - O LORD Save(Psalms 20:9) Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
  • British Columbia teachers plan to use 'Day of Pink' to teach homosexual indoctrination

    02/26/2013 4:48:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/25/2013 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, February 25, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life (BCPTL) organization is warning parents that the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) plans to use the "Day of Pink" on February 27 to indoctrinate school children with "a pro-homosexuality message." The BCPTL points out that under the heading Day of Pink on its website, the BC Teachers' Federation "pays lip service to preventing the bullying of all students," then goes on to give suggestions for school activities which "make crystal-clear what they think the objectives of the day ought to be." These activities include focusing on "gender...
  • Hollywood is Dead

    02/26/2013 4:47:51 AM PST · by expat1000 · 61 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | February 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hollywood has no problem being dumb, sleazy and violent. Those are all known and marketable qualities. What it does not look is appearing desperate. Desperation however is what the Oscars of this year and last year have in common. They stink of an industry desperately racing its own age and irrelevance reaching for gimmicks to try and hang on to a younger audience. The dirty little secret is that Hollywood hardly exists anymore. The industry is bigger than ever, but its bread and butter consists of 200 and 300 million dollar special effects festivals filmed in front of green screens...