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  • From Wonky to Walkies! Abandoned puppy enjoys new 'leash' of life after physiotherapy

    02/26/2013 3:19:57 PM PST · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th February 2013 | Nick Enoch
    'When the world was first introduced to Wonky the puppy earlier this month, she cut a pitiful figure. The little Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was given the unusual name because of severe problems with her malformed front legs, which failed to develop after she was separated from her mother. But now, after intense physiotherapy, the 12-week-old has quickly made a fantastic recovery. Where once she walked awkwardly on bent joints, she can now bound along normally, her tail wagging as she goes.'
  • Humanitarian Malfeasance (UN is responsible for killing more than 8,000 Haitians since 2010.)

    02/26/2013 3:18:06 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | 02/25/2013 | Jonathan M. Katz
    International affairs can be complicated, but sometimes a case comes along thats so simple its almost absurd. In 2010, the United Nations made a horrendous mistake that, so far, has claimed more than 8,000 lives. Its officials tried to cover it up. When the evidence came out anyway, lawyers for victims families petitioned the U.N. to end the crisis, pay damages, and apologize. For a year and a half, the worlds leading humanitarian organization said nothing. Then, last week, it threw out the case, saying, The claims are not receivable. The background should be well-known by now. But despite the...
  • The Devil Works in Insidious Ways

    02/26/2013 3:14:21 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 1 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 26,2013 | JP
    CMT just issued a press release promoting an evening full of laughs featuring comedian Ron White. The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking White headlines the 90-minute special, said CMT, giving his thoughts on being banned from the popular dating site ChristianMingle, among other hilarious topics. I find it interesting that CMT, which is owned by Viacom (which also owns MTV and VH1), would so prominently mention Whites riff on ChristianMingle. Especially in the wake of the recent arrest of a Del Mar, Calif. man charged with raping a woman he met on the online dating site. Police suspect that Sean Patrick Banks used...
  • Senate approves Hagel as new secretary of defense

    02/26/2013 3:08:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-26-13 | Reuters
    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON | Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:47pm EST (Reuters) - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, ending an unusually acrimonious confirmation fight. The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm the former Republican senator as the civilian leader of the Pentagon in a largely party line vote. Just four Republicans joined the Democrats and independents in support of Hagel's nomination. The Senate had voted earlier on Tuesday to end debate and move forward, almost two weeks after Republicans launched a filibuster to block Hagel's nomination. It was the first time...
  • Challenge: $25 to Keep it ALIVE and to GIT-R-DONE! FReepathon Thread XXVIII

    02/26/2013 3:06:43 PM PST · by onyx · 239 replies
    $25 - Keep it ALIVE to GIT-R-DONE! Ideally, FR needs Every Regular User and Member to Contribute. Please Don't let the Same Loyal Members Carry Everyone! If you haven't yet Contributed, Please Don't Delay!!!
  • Father Exposes13-Year-Old Daughter For Lying About Her Age On Facebook (Video)

    02/26/2013 3:06:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/26/2013 | Youtube
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  • Hagel wins confirmation to lead Pentagon (Cochran, Johanns Shelby, Paul voted YES)

    02/26/2013 2:49:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 98 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/26/13 | Paul Kane
    Chuck Hagel won confirmation Tuesday to become defense secretary over objections to his views on Middle East security and the administrations handling of an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. On a 58 to 41 vote, the Senate confirmed the former GOP senator as four Republicans joined 54 Democrats in approving Hagel, ending a nearly two-month battle that included an unprecedented filibuster against the nominee. The four Republican senators voting in favor were Thad Cochran (Miss.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Richard C. Shelby (Ala.) and Rand Paul (Ky.). All 41 no votes came from Republicans. The vote marked a foreign...
  • Report: Nasrallah Taken for Cancer Treatment in Iran

    02/26/2013 2:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has been transferred to Iran to receive medical treatment due to cancer, a Lebanese website associated with the opposition to Hizbullah reported on Monday, according to Israels Channel 2 News. According to the report on the Sawt Beirut International website, Nasrallahs condition recently deteriorated and he was evacuated to Tehran by an airplane sent on behalf of the Islamic Republic and which took off from the Rafiq al-Hariri International Airport in Beirut. The report, however, has not been confirmed by any other source and its reliability is unclear. Channel 2 News reported that while similar reports...
  • Sharia Justice: 14-Year-old girl brutally raped and then charged with adultery was lashed to death

    02/26/2013 2:40:14 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 26, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On the order of the imam, a girl who was brutally raped was then punished for "adultery" and lashed to death. The whole devout community gets behind this savagery. Even the Muslim doctors lied to cover-up the real case of her death -- the sharia, the most brutal and heinous system of governance on the planet. And Texas schools are forcing our young girls to don sadistic Islamic garb. Un-effing-believable. Shocked CNN reported on this -- but of course the reporters, Farid Ahmed and Moni Basu, give no context or explain that this is Islamic law. Also, their headline in...
  • Another amusing video on choosing a new Pope (this one is from funny Lutherans)

    02/26/2013 2:38:50 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 26, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    And its from Lutherans … who are more Catholic than readers of the National Schismatic Reporter! They are certainly much funnier.Funny Lutherans! Gotta get my head around that.But they sure nailed it. Choose Your Pope!
  • Knesset Member: Bring Obama to Hevron

    02/26/2013 2:32:04 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    In her first speech as a Knesset member Tuesday, MK Orit Strook (Jewish Home) insisted that U.S. President Barack H. Obama be brought to Hevron when he visits Israel next month. Only then, Strook said, would Obama be able to appreciate what the Land of Israel means to the Jewish people. "It would be a good idea to take President Obama not just to Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem, but also - actually, mainly - to the Machpelah Cave in Hevron," Strook said. "We would explain to him that the Land of Israel is not just a refuge for Holocaust...
  • Private Insurance but Government Control

    02/26/2013 2:28:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 27, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey/Liberty Belle
    If you think the Obama health law won't affect you because you have private insurance, keep reading. The Department of Health and Human Services announced final rules for private insurance last week. The federal government will have control over your care. Sec. 1311 of the law empowers the Secretary of Health and Human Services to dictate how doctors treat privately insured patients and what questions patients must be asked. Your doctor will enter your information into an electronic database; your doctor's decisions will be monitored for compliance with federal guidelines, and your doctor may have to choose between what is...
  • World Powers to Present Iran with 'Good' Offer

    02/26/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/13 | Elad Benari
    World powers will present Iran with an updated and "good" offer at talks this week on its nuclear program, an EU official said Monday, although hopes for a breakthrough appear slim, AFP reports. Talks aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive start Tuesday in Kazakhstan, with the so-called P5+1 represented by the European Union sitting down with an Iranian team led by negotiator Saeed Jalili. "We have prepared a good and updated offer for the talks, which we believe is balanced and a fair basis for constructive talks," said the spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, according to AFP....
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Tuesday, February-26-2013

    02/26/2013 2:23:49 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 49 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • "How to" book on Community Defense Book goes viral "A Failure of Civility"

    02/26/2013 2:23:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    As responsible citizens continue to buy all the defensive weapons that can be acquired, a new book on community defense has gone viral. Promoted in part by a "hasty" review by Matt Bracken, the noted author Castigo Cay and the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic trilogy, the books authors are hard pressed to keep up with demand. As a fan Matt Bracken's writing, I was looking forward to obtaining a copy of "A Failure of Civility". All I have received is this apologetic email, which I can well sympathize with: Thank you for your inquiry about A Failure of Civility. Were...
  • Sandy buyout offer: 169 on Staten Island say ye$!

    02/26/2013 2:22:18 PM PST · by Revel · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/26/13 | KATE KOWSH in New York and BETH DEFALCO in Albany
    Gov. Cuomo said yesterday that 169 of 192 residents of Staten Islands storm devastated Oakwood Beach have taken him up on his offer to buy out their Sandy-ravaged homes. The people who live in the battered neighborhood have been enticed by a deal that will pay them 100 percent of their damaged homes prestorm market value plus 5 percent if the homeowners stay on Staten Island, Cuomo said. The feds will pick up 75 percent of the tab. Lets build back smarter than before, and lets do it right, Cuomo said during a visit Monday to the College of...
  • Obama Says He Has Become More Humble

    02/26/2013 2:19:28 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 86 replies
    Obama in NewPort News Virginia via the Weekly Standard ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | The Obamessiah via Weekly Standard
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ive-become-more-humble_704715.html Obama: I've 'Become More Humble' 2:08 PM, Feb 26, 2013 By DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama admitted today in a Virginia speech that he's "become more humble": "But in order for us to make that happen I'm going to need you. You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know," said Obama.
  • Once 'inconceivable,' Republican leaders sign pro-gay marriage brief

    02/26/2013 2:05:58 PM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/27/2013 | Miranda Leitsinger
    Supporters of same-sex marriage hope for a boost this week when dozens of high-profile Republicans, many no longer in office, submit their legal argument to the Supreme Court on why gays and lesbians should be allowed to wed, bucking their party's platform in a move that one who had a change of heart on the issue said would strengthen our nation as a whole. More than 80 Republicans have signed the brief to be filed in the case of Proposition 8, a California law banning same-sex marriage, according to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is waging the legal...
  • Gov. Christie to announce expansion of Medicaid in budget speech, sources say

    02/26/2013 1:54:21 PM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | February 26, 2013 | Salvador Rizzo/The Star-Ledger
    Gov. Chris Christie will expand the state's Medicaid program to cover 300,000 uninsured New Jersey residents, The Star-Ledger learned today. The governor's new budget, which he plans to unveil at joint session of the Legislature this afternoon, also relies on state revenue growth of 4.9 percent and delays some property tax rebates for local taxpayers, according to three sources with knowledge of the budget plan who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The governor's revenue forecast this year is a much smaller jump than the optimistic 8 percent growth of last year, a goal he has not met. The sources...
  • Tribune Aims to Sell Newspaper Business

    02/26/2013 1:53:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated February 26, 2013, 3:36 p.m. ET | y SHARON TERLEP And MERISSA MARR
    Tribune Co. has enlisted investment banks to help sell its newspaper business, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
  • Skyfall: Starring Chicken Little Now Playing All Across America

    02/26/2013 1:50:39 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 2-26-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Why must Republicans always play defense? Seemingly on the wrong side of any argument? Education; you? The pending sequester cuts have the President and his minions, like a flock of Chicken Littles, running to and fro, spinning tales of planes falling out of the sky. For some reason - whether theyre too polite, too incredulous or just too inept - I barely hear a peep from the loyal opposition. So I wrote this little story to help Republicans explain the scale of sequester cuts to their constituents and hopefully help them put things in perspective: George Finds Out Hes getting...
  • OUTRAGE: DHS Releases 'Thousands' of Illegal Aliens from Prison - Citing 'Budget Cuts'

    02/26/2013 1:37:41 PM PST · by montag813 · 67 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-26-2013 | John Hill
    "Big Sis" betrayed her fellow Arizonans - and all Americans - today by releasing criminal aliens into communities from coast-to-coast-by John HillStand With Arizona Despite potential budget cuts being 4 days away and Congress and the Administration have been negotiating to avoid them, the Department of Homeland Security has already started releasing hundreds of illegal aliens held in local jails in anticipation of automatic "sequestration" cuts - out of a planned total of more than 10,000 aliens to be released. Sources tell Stand With Arizona that DHS has "34,000 beds" for illegal aliens, meaning that Secretary Janet Napolitano is releasing...
  • Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, downplays risks

    02/26/2013 1:37:38 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-26 | Pedro da Costa and Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, easing financial market worries over a possible early retreat from bond buys. The Fed chairman also urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect on Friday, which he warned could combine with earlier tax increases to create a "significant headwind" for the modest economic recovery. Bernanke said Fed policymakers are cognizant of potential risks from their extraordinary support for the economy, including the possibility that it might fuel unwanted inflation or stoke asset bubbles. But, in...
  • Once 'Inconceivable,' Republican Leaders Sign Pro-Gay Marriage Brief

    02/26/2013 1:33:35 PM PST · by zeestephen · 88 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 26 February 2013 | Miranda Leitsinger
    Meg Whitman, Jon Huntsman, Christine Todd Whitman, Carlos Gutierrez, Ted Olson, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and members of the Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain presidential campaigns.
  • Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, downplays risks

    02/26/2013 1:25:39 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 26th, 2013 | Pedro da Costa and Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, easing financial market worries over a possible early retreat from bond buys. The Fed chairman also urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect on Friday, which he warned could combine with earlier tax increases to create a "significant headwind" for the modest economic recovery. Bernanke said Fed policymakers are cognizant of potential risks from their extraordinary support for the economy, including the possibility that it might fuel unwanted inflation or stoke asset bubbles. But, in...
  • What do you know about the Jeep Patriot?

    02/26/2013 1:23:27 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 79 replies
    me
    I'm thinking of buying one with the Freedom Drive II 4WD package. Seems a little underpowered, though. But I won't be hauling, or doing any serious off-roading.
  • S. E. Cupp Withdraws from CPAC in Support of Same-Sex Marriage (video)

    02/26/2013 1:18:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 202 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Following in fellow MSNBC co-host Chris Hayess footsteps, the networks conservative pundit S. E. Cupp has withdrawn from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month over the issue of same-sex marriage and the exclusion of GOProud. Cupp announced her decision to back out on The Cycle earlier this afternoon.
  • PBS Makers explores the womens movement (from a liberal perspective, natch)

    02/26/2013 1:18:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jacqueline Cutler
    For girls born after women were appointed to the Supreme Court, "Makers: Women Who Make America" is a history lesson. The three-hour special that airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, on PBS is naturally not just for younger women. It is for everyone those who relished victories whenever women won higher office, experienced fury when colleagues made sexual advances or were frustrated when schools allocated money only for boys sports. It's for males and females those who suffered the indignities and fought to change the world and those for whom the ERA is only a baseball stat....
  • 'Amateur hour': Vatican conclave drama is one for the history books, experts say

    02/26/2013 1:17:24 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/26/2013 | Tracy Connor
    A lame-duck pope. A secret dossier. Rumors of a gay cabal. A cardinal accused of "inappropriate" behavior. The Vatican is in an uproar, and church scholars say there hasn't been this much drama surrounding a conclave since 1800, when Pope Pius VI died while being held prisoner by Napoleon. One Vatican watcher says you have to go back to 1730 when Pope Benedict XIII's right-hand man fled Rome in disguise amid allegations of corruption to find a conclave buffeted by this much scandal. "This is not a healthy situation for any kind of institution," said the Rev. Thomas...
  • Looming Cuts Spur Mass Release of Illegal Immigrants

    02/26/2013 1:14:11 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs
    nyt ^ | 2-27 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country, an effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday. The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however. The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said. But the move angered some Republicans, including Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who said the releases were a political gambit by the Obama administration that undermined the continuing negotiations over...
  • Great Britain and Gay Marriage

    02/26/2013 1:11:40 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/26/13 | Michael Coren
    The deconstruction of marriage continues. It didnt begin with gays asking for marriage, but with the heterosexual world rejecting marriage itself.It was only a matter of time, really. Britain, the country of my birth and my home for the first 28 years of my life, has legalized same-sex marriage. The Conservative government had not in any way campaigned for it during the election, and Prime Minister David Cameron had effectively said he would not pursue it, as had the gay lobby and its political champions. The United Kingdom, you see, had introduced civil partnerships for homosexuals in 2004, and one...
  • The Papal Fashion: Pope Benedict XVIs Favorite Fashion Accessories

    02/26/2013 1:07:52 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies
    International Design Times ^ | February 15, 2013
    When Pope Benedict XVI resigns from the papacy at the end of this month, the Vatican would lose one of its most stylish men. He is credited to have brought back fashion that has been unseen for decades, often mixing it with his personal style sense. In 2007, Esquire magazine awarded him the title "Accessorizer of the year," for his ornate papal habit that the Pope usually pairs with red leather loafers. The magazine pointed out that the pope earned this title after making a pair of simple shoes his signature accessory. "The point is: Have a signature. It could...
  • MICHELLE MEYER: Don't Get All Excited About Today's Huge Home Sales Report

    02/26/2013 1:07:12 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-26-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    MICHELLE MEYER: Don't Get All Excited About Today's Huge Home Sales Report Mamta BadkarFebruary 26, 2013 This morning we saw two huge housing data points. Home prices posted their biggest gain since July 2006, while new home sales surged 15.6 percent month-over-month. However, the already tight housing supply is getting even tighter. Bank of America economist Michelle Meyer tells us that while we are seeing an improvement in new home sales, today's data could be revised in coming months and that monthly data should be interpreted with caution since it can be very volatile. She also says that housing supply...
  • Brit anger at Ben's Argo: UK diplomats deny movie 'slur' that they 'turned away'

    02/26/2013 1:07:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    What does Hollywood have against the British? Once again on Oscar night, Tinsel Town gave warmly with one hand while cynically taking away with the other. The good news is that at least nine Britons will fly back across the Atlantic with coveted golden statues. But the bad news is that Argo the movie that won Best Film is yet another piece of Hollywoods Brit-bashing junk history that casts the British in a poor light.
  • How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?

    02/26/2013 1:03:02 PM PST · by annalex · 66 replies
    Iona Institute ^ | 2012 | Mark Regnerus
    a b s t r a c t The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that fielded a survey to a large, random sample of American young adults (ages 18–39) who were raised in different types of family arrangements. In this debut article of the NFSS, I compare how the young-adult children of a parent who has had a same-sex romantic relationship fare on 40 different social, emotional, and relational outcome variables when compared with six other family-of-origin types. The results reveal numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian...
  • Southwest Michigan immigration reform advocates tell their stories at rally in Kalamazoo

    02/26/2013 1:02:48 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    MLive.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Aaron Mueller
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- When Jenn Amaya's mother left for a trip to her home in Mexico in 2009, Jenn didn't think it would be the last time she would see her mom. Amaya's mother, a Mexican citizen, was working out the details of filing for residency in the United States, when she was informed during her trip to Mexico that she couldn't return to her family in the U.S. "I have a torn family due to a broken immigration system," Amaya said to a group of more than 300 people from across southwest Michigan who gathered at St. Joseph Catholic...
  • Weekly Wrap Up: "Fulfilling Our Obligations"

    02/26/2013 1:00:57 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    West Wing Blog ^ | February 22, 2013 at 04:21 PM EST
    Sequester Looming: On Tuesday, with just days left until a set of deep, across-the-board budget cuts are set to take effect, President Obama discussed whats at stake for our countrys economy, security and future and pushed lawmakers to work out a deal for the American people. So these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy. They will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls, said President Obama, as emergency respondents stood behind him. This is not an abstraction -- people will lose their jobs. The unemployment rate might tick up again....
  • Obama Releases Waves of Illegal Aliens From Holding Centers

    02/26/2013 12:55:53 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Jammie
    The federal government released groups of illegal immigrants from custody across the country Monday at the same time the White House was making its case that impending budget cuts would harm efforts to protect the border and enforce federal immigration laws. Advocates reported waves of illegal immigrants being released from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana. U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night but would not say how many or from which detention centers. Sure, its not as if we have the right to know this stuff. Welcome to...
  • D.C.: Cut the Drama. Do Your Job.

    02/26/2013 12:53:08 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | Feb 26th, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    D.C.: Cut the Drama. Do Your Job. Americans are sick and tired of yet another ginned-up crisis. D.C. needs to grow up, get to work, and live within its means. The real economic Armageddon looming before us is our runaway debt, not the sequester, which the President advocated for and signed into law and is now running around denouncing because he never had any genuine intention of reining in his reckless spending. Remember that this sequestration deal came about because of the long debt ceiling standoff in the summer of 2011. It wasnt the ideal outcome for anyone, but it...
  • Activist re-invited back to Hilo High

    02/26/2013 12:52:19 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Hilo Tribune Herald ^ | February 26, 2013 | TOM CALLIS
    Jim Albertini will be able to speak at Hilo High School after all. The anti-war activist said that Principal Bob Dircks notified his attorney on Friday that he will be allowed to speak to students, reversing a decision made two days prior to cancel the event due to a backlash over his outspoken views of the military. The previous day, Honolulu attorney Eric Seitz[ACLU] representing Albertini, threatened the school with a lawsuit over alleged civil liberties violations if his presentation wasnt allowed.
  • Shooter of subway fare collector may have been male or female: police

    02/26/2013 12:45:02 PM PST · by Loyalist · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 26, 2013 | Timothy Appleby
    One year after Toronto subway fare collector William Anderson was shot and badly wounded in a botched robbery at the downtown Dupont station, a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the masked gunman - or gunwoman - was renewed Tuesday, with a fresh appeal for tips. Now 53, Mr. Anderson remains off the job, still recovering from being shot in the neck and shoulder by his balaclava-clad assailant, whos believed to have targeted that same station twice before. The description of that person, glimpsed on video, has been revised and the perpetrator may be male or female,...
  • Krauthammer: Its going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

    02/26/2013 12:42:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    To hear President Obama and the Cabinet officials he has been steadily trotting out like show ponies tell it, the sequester cuts cannot, must not happen, because we’ll subsequently be hit with all kinds of disasters just short of a plague of locusts. Come on, White House, get it together --- I don't know that the sequester is the best specific way to get this done either, and maybe defense-related spending is getting the short end of the stick, but not even the Department of Interior can manage their devastating, draconian budget cuts, really? It's almost like you're trying to...
  • John Kerry, the Secretary of State (Who Served in Vietnam),

    02/26/2013 12:38:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: John Kerry, the secretary of state, is in Berlin, ladies and gentlemen. And while he's there he's probably reminiscing about the good old days of the Cold War wishing that there were an East Berlin that he could visit. You know, hang around with the buddies. You know, go to East Berlin and say, "Hey, you know me? I'm the guy that threw the fake metals from my Vietnam War service over the White House fence. Remember me?" There is no more divided Berlin, but that didn't stop John Kerry. He was speaking with students in Berlin...
  • Obama: 'You Can't Do Things By Yourself'

    02/26/2013 12:38:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Obama: 'You Can't Do Things By Yourself' Daniel Halper February 26, 2013 2:36 PM President Obama said that "you can't do things by yourself" at a speech today in Virginia: "You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know," Obama said. "You realize all the mistakes you made. But you also realize you can't do things by yourself. That's not how our system works. You've got to have the help and the goodwill of Congress, and what...
  • No surprise: Hagel wins cloture vote easily

    02/26/2013 12:36:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    I told you the yays would be closer to 70 than to 60. Final tally: 71-27. You didn't seriously think these losers would go to the mat to block a nominee just because he's manifestly unqualified, did you?Eighteen Republicans voted yes, according to Fox's Chad Pergram. The roll of glory: R's voting to end debate on Hagel: Alexander, Ayotte, Blunt, Burr, Chambliss, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Corker, Flake, Graham, Hatch ...— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 26, 2013 R’s voting to end debate on Hagel (con’t): Johanns, McCain, Murkowski, Sessions, Shelby and Thune.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 26, 2013 Remember, Maverick has...
  • The secrets of the Popes shoes

    02/26/2013 12:31:37 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Jane Macdougall
    Have you ever noticed the Popes shoes? How could you not? Theyre red. Not ox blood, Tuscan or wine red, but radiantly Dorothy-in-Oz red. Theres a lot of information in those shoes. For a while, a story circulated that the Milanese fashion house Prada was supplying the Popes footwear. LOsservatore Romano, the Vaticans daily bugle, set this matter right back in 2007, thereby quashing the already tired Devil Wears Prada jokes. The Popes shoes are handmade by one Adriano Stefanelli, a custom cobbler in northwestern Italy, and theyre pretty spiffy. Apparently, papal infallibility extends to this popes unerring fashion sense....
  • Carrots, Eggs, Or Coffee?

    02/26/2013 12:28:55 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    A young woman went to her Grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. Her Grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the...
  • Illegal immigrants set free from detention centers as sequester approaches

    02/26/2013 12:26:25 PM PST · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The sequester is officially still three days away, but the Obama administration already is making the first cuts, with officials confirming that the (Homeland Security Department) already has released several hundred illegal immigrants from detention in order to save money. The move is proving controversial. Immigrant-rights groups say it shows the administration was detaining folks it never should have gone after in the first place, while Republicans questioned the decision-making.[snip] While being released from detention, the illegal immigrants are still subject to supervision either by electronic device or by being required to check in with ICE by phone or...
  • Haley, GOP governors blast Obama after sequester meeting

    02/26/2013 12:14:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Barack Obama apparently hoped that a private meeting with GOP governors would help push House Republicans to compromise on the sequester. The meeting backfired in that regard, at least partially. The private meeting so incensed Nikki Haley that she could barely contain herself afterward at the US Chamber of Commerce afterward, and while she expressed frustration with both sides, she delivered a withering shot at Obama for refusing to make even slight cuts in federal spending: “I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama...
  • Big Labor Backed ObamaCare Decimating Benefits for Union Members

    02/26/2013 12:13:58 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    National Right to Work Committee ^ | 02/24/2013 | NRTW staff
    Then there is the recent news that Big Labor may now be feeling buyers remorse regarding the very bill that they were most responsible for inflicting on the innocent public: ObamaCare! So what are unions now going to push for? Perhaps for repealing this stupid law and replacing it with something more sensible? Quit dreaming! No, the unions are now pushing to get their lower-paid workers covered by the subsidies the law intended for just those who have no health care insurance at all. In other words, the unions are once again trying to rip off the taxpayer to cover...