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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...
  • Republicans Look For Cover On Sequester

    02/26/2013 4:43:20 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/26/13 | LD Jackson
    Sorry for the continued coverage of the sequester, but its a gift that just keeps on giving. By now, we are all familiar with the "sky is falling" rhetoric that President Obama and the rest of the liberals are spreading all over creation. Even some Republicans, most notably those who are in the National Governors Association, have joined in the call to halt the sequester. No doubt, they are concerned about the budget cuts that may affect their states, but they should be listening, instead, to the facts. The sequester does not involve spending cuts in real dollars. It will...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 26, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/26/2013 4:38:18 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/26/13 | Joel Osteen
    Reprogram Your Mind Today's Scripture Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind… Romans 12:2, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Many people today don’t realize that the reason they’re not happy, the reason they’re not enjoying life is simply because they’ve trained their minds in the wrong direction. They’ve programmed their minds to worry. They’ve programmed their minds to complain. They’ve programmed their minds to see the negative. But just as we can train our mind...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 26, 2013]

    02/26/2013 4:37:12 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Our Misgivings About Jesus "The woman said to Him, ’Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep’ " —John 4:11 Have you ever said to yourself, “I am impressed with the wonderful truths of God’s Word, but He can’t really expect me to live up to that and work all those details into my life!” When it comes to confronting Jesus Christ on the basis of His qualities and abilities, our attitudes reflect religious superiority. We think His ideals are lofty and they impress us, but we believe He is not in touch with...
  • Net providers begin warning of illegal downloads

    02/26/2013 4:36:57 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 59 replies
    Myfoxny.com/AP ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 7:10 PM | ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers. The Copyright Alert System, organized by the recording and film industry, is being activated this week to target consumers using peer-to-peer software. Under the new system, complaints will prompt an Internet service provider — such as Verizon or AT&T — to notify a customer whose Internet address has been detected sharing files illegally. A person will be given up to six opportunities to stop before the Internet provider will take more drastic steps,...
  • Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman on peace mission to North Korea

    02/26/2013 4:21:29 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | Tuesday 26 February 2013 04.56 EST | Associated Press in Pyongyang
    <p>The flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea , to become an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the US and North Korea.</p> <p>Rodman, three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, and a film crew from the Vice media company are visiting the communist country to shoot footage for a TV show set to air on HBO in early April, Vice told the Associated Press before the group's departure from Beijing.</p>
  • Health Dept.: Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat

    02/26/2013 4:14:47 AM PST · by Dusty Road · 41 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/health-dept-homeless-cant-eat-deer-meat.html
    Hunters across Louisiana are outraged after state health officials ordered a rescue mission to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because venison is not allowed to be served in homeless shelters.
  • Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillary’s 2016 Campaign: "We’ll Get You In There"

    02/26/2013 4:04:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | February 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    According to TV critic David Zurawik, MSNBC's hiring of ex-Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs makes the so-callend news network almost "a bona fide organ of state propaganda." Hours after this was published Monday, Hardball's Chris Matthews offered his services to Hillary Clinton - along with those of MSNBC contributors Howard Fineman and Joan Walsh - in order to get her elected president in 2016 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary).
  • Another Reason Romney Lost: He Had A Full Blown Idiot (Stuart Stevens) Running His Campaign.

    02/26/2013 4:03:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 95 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Martin Knight
    Meaning Romney Was Also An Idiot For Not Noticing ... Sometime before Election Day, before the debates, people already knew Stuart Stevens and his team were in over their heads. From the utter fiasco of Romney’s convention speech, which he stripped down to a thin gruel of bland forgettable pablum (and of course, stripped of any mention of America’s servicemen and women abroad), throwing aside Bush’s micro-targetting programmed wholesale, allowing his Hollywood aspirations to make him give the prime speaking slot at the RNC to Clint Eastwood (without any vetting) instead of people who would humanize his candidate, I just...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Coronal Rain on the Sun

    02/26/2013 4:02:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | February 26, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Does it rain on the Sun? Yes, although what falls is not water but extremely hot plasma. An example occurred in mid-July 2012 after an eruption on the Sun that produced both a Coronal Mass Ejection and a moderate solar flare. What was more unusual, however, was what happened next. Plasma in the nearby solar corona was imaged cooling and falling back, a phenomenon known as coronal rain. Because they are electrically charged, electrons, protons, and ions in the rain were gracefully channeled along existing magnetic loops near the Sun's surface, making the scene appear as a surreal three-dimensional...
  • Soros-tied nonprofit faces funding loss after memo on plan to 'eviscerate' NC GOP leadership

    02/26/2013 3:57:55 AM PST · by mgist · 9 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/25/13 | Fox news
    A George Soros-tied nonprofit that is reportedly linked to a memo that proposed using private investigators and other tough political-opposition tactics to "eviscerate" North Carolina Republican leaders now faces losing nearly half its funding, after the plans were uncovered last week. The Charlotte Observer first reported that an official with Blueprint North Carolina emailed a memo to partner nonprofits calling for "crippling" Republican leaders and launching direct attacks on Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. “Pressure McCrory at every public event,” the official recommended, according to the confidential memo obtained by the newspaper. “Slam him when he contradicts his -snip
  • Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

    02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft
    Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military. Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun. Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt...
  • Restaurant Owner Finds Dedicated Teen Walking 10 Snowy Miles for Job Interview

    02/26/2013 3:51:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | lix klimas
    Art Bouvier, the owner of a New Orleans-inspired restaurant located in Indianapolis saw a young man trudging through the early morning snow and ice last week. The teen stopped to ask Bouvier — who owns Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food– how much further it might be to his final destination and was told it was six to seven miles. “He thanked me and continued on,” Bouvier, who also goes by Papa, wrote of the encounter in a now viral Facebook post. “He could have asked me for money for a bus. In fact I quite expected him to....
  • Beretta May Leave Maryland Because of Gun Ban

    02/26/2013 3:39:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2/25/2013 | William Bigelow
    Beretta USA in Maryland is thinking of pulling up stakes and moving out of the state because of pending assault-weapons ban legislation. Beretta USA is a division of Beretta, the 500-year-old family owned company which won a contract in 1985 to become the standard sidearm of all U.S. servicemen, replacing the Colt 45. Gov. Martin O’Malley has offered a bill that would ban assault rifles and magazines with more than 10 bullets, meaning Beretta’s famous 9mm pistol, which has a 13 bullet magazine, would be banned. New sidearms that possessed “military features” would also be included, which means Beretta’s semiautomatic...
  • Today's Toons 2/26/13

    02/26/2013 3:38:38 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/26/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Jane Mayer’s McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    02/26/2013 3:38:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Dan McLaughlin
    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, in a pair of blog posts, served up the latest attempted Democratic Party talking point on freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz: that Senator Cruz is the second coming of Joe McCarthy. (ThinkProgress coordinates with a predictable illustration for those too simple-minded to get Mayer’s point). As it happens, I have some firsthand knowledge of the subject of Mayer’s vague, thinly-sourced hit job. She’ll have to do better next time, because Ted Cruz is right about Harvard Law School in the mid-1990s. If she’d talked to more people, she might have figured that out. Here’s the...
  • Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary [George Zimmermann's Attacker Celebrated]

    02/26/2013 3:20:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Trayvon Martin's family is marking the one-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City. Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are scheduled to take part in an event Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in Union Square Park, along with their attorneys and others. A moment of silence is scheduled for 7:17 p.m. The 17-year-old unarmed black teenager was killed Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman after the two got into a confrontation. It took weeks before Zimmerman was arrested, and he has claimed he was acting in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 26, 2013

    02/26/2013 2:44:00 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 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
  • Dave Says Sell the Stupid Cars, Love the Lovely In-Laws

    02/26/2013 2:31:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I’m 27 and married, and we have two kids. I make $90,000 a year, but we have $80,000 in consumer debt—$48,000 of which is in car loans. The rest is credit card debt. My wife’s parents have offered to let us move in with them so we can get out of debt faster. Do you think this is a good idea? Kevin Dear Kevin, If I were in your situation, I would not move in with the in-laws. You’ve got an absurd amount of money wrapped up in those cars. I’d sell the stupid things, start living on...
  • Justice Sotomayor reprimands federal prosecutor for racial remark

    02/26/2013 2:29:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/13 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor upbraided a federal prosecutor Monday for asking racially-charged questions in court. The justices almost never elaborate on cases they decline to hear, but Sotomayor took the unusual step of issuing a statement condemning the prosecutor, whom she did not name. She said the prosecutor "tapped into a deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice that has run through the history of criminal justice in our nation." The prosecutor in the case invoked racial stereotypes in questioning the defendant's explanation. “You’ve got African Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that...
  • Whistle While You're Raped

    02/26/2013 2:22:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Freshman lawmaker Joe Salazar, (D. Thornton) became an embarrassing distraction for the liberal juggernaut in Colorado last week when he blurted out what he really thinks of the Second Amendment, the right of self defense, and the faculties of women in peril. Hint: His views are appalling. As backlash developed, Salazar offered a defensive, non-apology. Then, the liberal power structure went into a defensive goal-line line crouch to contain the damage. The whole drama offers a two act play: embarrassment, then farce. Embarrassment hit when Salazar argued women should be barred from bearing arms for self defense on campus. Debating...
  • In Denial Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/26/2013 2:18:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader. Some of the film's defenders believe that the controversy robbed "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow, actress Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Mark Boal of well-deserved Oscars. Maybe so but maybe not; a number of fine films were up for best picture this year. But it cannot have helped that...
  • Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked (84 Tons!)

    02/26/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matt Cox
    Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh more than an Abrams M1 tank. While a final weight hasn’t been decided upon, Army officials maintain that the GCV will likely have to be considerably heavier than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle it’s replacing to protect the nine-man squad and crew from the powerful blast effects of enemy improvised explosive devices. “It’s fairly easy for us to make a thicker underbelly plate or add a V-shaped hull to make the vehicle survivable, but what that does not address is...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

    02/26/2013 1:54:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, Bjorn Lomborg, the widely published Danish professor and director of one of the world's leading environmental think tanks, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, published an article about the Philippines' decision, after 12 years, to allow genetically modified (GM) rice -- "golden rice" -- to be grown and consumed in that country. The reason for the delay was environmentalist opposition to GM rice; and the reason for the change in Philippine policy was that 4.4 million Filipino children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. That deficiency, Lomborg writes, "according to the World Health Organization, causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/26/2013 1:48:53 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 26 replies
    February 26, 2013 | Jeanbl
    My beloved is mine, and I am his . . . Song of Solomon 2:16
  • Gov. Scott to Voters: Never Mind

    02/26/2013 1:46:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2012 | 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...
  • Five love songs for February 26, 2013

    02/26/2013 1:40:19 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 7 replies
    2/26/2013 | nikos1121
    On this Tuesday, of the second week of Lent, I give thanks for the people in our lives, and give you five love songs and ask you for one or more of yours.
  • Obama's Game Playing Is Wearing Thin

    02/26/2013 1:30:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association: "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." Really? Yes, really. He added, referring to the sequestration: "These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise." Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he does not consider himself bound by a duty of good faith to square with the American people. He has shown that he is unafraid to utter the most egregious distortions and...
  • Canadian Chris Hadfield is quickly becoming the biggest name in space travel

    02/26/2013 1:21:06 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | Joe O'Connor
    Bread is a bad idea in space. Bread makes for crumbs and crumbs make for a mess in zero gravity, floating this way and that, and so a Canadian astronaut hankering for a peanut butter and honey sandwich will leave the Wonder behind for us earthbound slobs and reach instead for a fresh vacuum-sealed flour tortilla. “A tortilla can be good for 18 months,” Chris Hadfield explains in a scene from “Chris Hadfield’s Space Kitchen,” the latest video from our man among the stars detailing everyday life aboard the International Space Station. The 53-year-old makes peanut butter and honey sandwiches....
  • 20 Of the Greatest Moments In the History Of the Republican Party

    02/26/2013 1:20:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | John Hawkins
    After focusing on 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party last week, it seems appropriate to point out some of the greatest moments of the Republican Party. 1) Emancipation Proclamation (1863): The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, issued an order freeing all slaves in the confederacy. 2) End of the Civil War (1865): Abe Lincoln guides the north to victory in the Civil War and reunites the nation. 3) Women's right to vote (1872): Republicans Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the text of the 19th Amendment, which is introduced by Republican...