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  • Oscars: An American Embarrassment!!!

    02/27/2013 6:12:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I wasn’t going to do a review of the Oscars today, because really: what’s the point? I was planning to skip my commentary and just link you to this guy, who seems to know more about Hollywood than anyone could possibly wish to know. Then, it happened: Lady M decided to butt in, so now I’ve got to say something about the Academy Awards. So here goes: Worst. Oscars. Ever. Seriously bad. Worse than a bad migraine bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not just because our First Lady decided her presence would add something to the most egregious showcase of...
  • Pope delivers personal, emotional farewell address at audience

    02/27/2013 6:10:50 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    CNS ^ | Feb-27-2013 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement. "I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always," the pope told a crowd in St. Peter's Square Feb. 27, the eve of his...
  • Car-tax plan: the pitfalls (Connecticut)

    02/27/2013 5:59:15 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 4 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 27, 2013 | Editorial
    Gearing up for the 2014 gubernatorial election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is desperate to portray himself as a tax cutter. But even if he prevails in ending municipal taxes on vehicles worth less than $28,500, he can't really believe voters would forget he boosted state taxes by $3.8 billion in this biennium and wants to increase them a further $1.9 billion in the next. In reality, his car-tax plan is a small herd of Trojan horses for taxpayers because scant few people actually will see a net decrease in their tax burden, already the third highest in America. First, there's...
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • Pranksters spend day wrapping entire contents of housemates room in tinfoil (w/pix)

    02/27/2013 5:58:22 AM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 22 replies
    mail online ^ | 26 February 2013
    It's the product of 520 metres of tin foil, 580 plastic cups, 62 litres of water and a whole lot of time to kill that only students could enjoy. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284721/Pranksters-spend-days-wrapping-housemates-room-tin-foil-away.html#ixzz2M6fkTTAU Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • One People Public Trust - government and banks 'forclosed' by their own rules UCC?

    02/27/2013 5:58:14 AM PST · by plsjr · 5 replies
    peoplestrust1776.com ^ | 25 Dec 2012 | OPPT
    From the OPPT "Courtesy Notice Guidelines": 1. The New Lawful Landscape. The landscape of Law in which we live has been radically changed by the OPPT UCC filings. The corporations and their “legal” system have been stripped out, leaving Universal Law, Common Law and UCC as the rules in play with each human on the planet acting with unlimited personal liability as an individual. No corporate titles, legal statute systems, registration, insurance or authoritarian hierarchy remains. This changes how we conduct the nature of ALL our interactions. The alleged “corporate agents” sent to interact with us are currently acting in...
  • Authorities jail head of Mexico's powerful teachers' union on embezzlement charges

    02/27/2013 5:51:33 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | February 27, 2013 | Mark Stevenson and Adriana Gomez Licon
    MEXICO CITY – One of Mexico's biggest political kingfish sits in a women's prison in the capital, accused of embezzling millions in funds from her teachers' union to pay for property, private planes, plastic surgery and her Nieman Marcus bill. ... The fall of one of the country's most storied and divisive characters — unthinkable just months ago — comes with the return to power of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which previously ruled for 71 years and once helped Gordillo consolidate her power. She was arrested one day after President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a comprehensive education reform...
  • Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story ...

    02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 27, 2013 | ytz4mee
    Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story is on Legacy Media provided Life Support The million hoodie march is now a couple hundred race-baiting fools… gathering to beat their drums and demand mo’ money under the guise of ‘In-just-us’. Laughable at best… (AP STORY) Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people on Tuesday evening in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7:17 p.m., the time Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2012. Now...
  • Health Dept.: Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat (in Shreveport, LA)

    02/27/2013 5:41:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Dept. of Health and Hospitals ordered the staff at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to throw 1,600 pounds of donated venison in garbage bins – and then ordered then to douse the meat with Clorox – so other animals would not eat the meat. “Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News. “While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission, and...
  • Muslims Behead Another Christian Pastor

    02/27/2013 5:36:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslims Behead Another Christian PastorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 26, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 26 Comments Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.A Christian pastor was recently slaughtered in the Muslim-majority African nation of Tanzania.  While butchering Christian minorities is becoming increasingly common in that part of the Muslim world, the context for this latest slaughter is somewhat different than the usual forms of Christian persecution under Islam—such as allegations of “blaspheming” the name of Muslim prophet Muhammad.  And yet, as in most forms of modern-day Muslim attacks on Christians, it...
  • Steffy: Pickens’ new plan to break OPEC’s grip on U.S. energy markets

    02/27/2013 5:35:31 AM PST · by thackney · 72 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 27, 2013 | Loren Steffy
    T. Boone Pickens was headed to a private lunch with outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu when I caught up with him by phone this week. In the four years that Chu’s been in office, he’s never met privately with Pickens, the outspoken former oilman turned investor who’s been a proponent of natural gas vehicles. For the past few years, Pickens, who lives in Dallas, has been promoting his plan to wean the country off foreign oil. Critics are quick to point out that Pickens’ agenda would promote his investments in natural gas and a company that makes natural gas vehicles....
  • Thessaloniki court hands ex-mayor life sentence over embezzlement [Greece]

    02/27/2013 5:34:55 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (13:57)
    A Thessaloniki criminal court on Wednesday ruled that the city's former mayor, Vassilis Papageorgopoulos (photo), is guilty of embezzling almost 18 million euros from municipal coffers over the course of his two terms in office, handing him a sentence of life in prison.Papageorgopoulos and 17 other officials stood trial for allegedly embezzling almost 52 million euros from the municipality’s coffers, though the Thessaloniki court on Wednesday said that there was proof of 17.962 million euros having been misappropriated by the former mayor and his cohorts. The Thessaloniki court on Wednesday also handed lesser guilty verdicts to the municipality's former general...
  • Greek children's charity saw 80 percent rise in cases in 2012

    02/27/2013 5:32:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (14:44)
    Greek children's charity group Child's Smile (Hamogelo tou Pediou) on Wednesday said that the number of cases it had to take on in 2012 rose by 80 percent compared to the previous year to 41,890 children. In its annual report, the non-profit group said that 161 children were reported to the organization as being in a state of imminent danger, requiring the intervention of a prosecutor, and 837 were being abused by family members and had to be removed from their homes and placed with child care services. The report also said that Child's Smile dealt with 127 cases of...
  • Time to jail the climate scamsters

    02/27/2013 5:28:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | Lord Monckton
    SYDNEY, Australia – It’s official. What I was howled down and banned for telling the recent U.N. climate conference in Doha is true. There has been no global warming for 17 years. Ads by Google Do You Carry Concealed?Know Your Rights & Get Your Free Concealed Carry Report Today! USConcealedCarry.net/Free-Report Windows 7 Driver DownloadWindows 7 Drivers Latest Download. Microsoft Certified. (Recommended) www.Windows-7.DriverUpdate.net Rajendra Pachauri, the railroad engineer who heads the U.N.’s accident-prone climate panel, the IPCC, recently admitted this fact here in Australia. The Hadley/CRU temperature record shows no warming for 18 or 19 years. RSS satellites show none for...
  • States of Conservatism

    02/27/2013 5:27:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2013 | John Hood
    Beyond the Beltway, the Right is thriving Inauguration Day 2013 was a moment of jubilation for conservatives. After four years of lackluster economic growth and a series of personal and policy mistakes, the incumbent chief executive, a history-making Democrat, was replaced by a conservative with an attractive policy agenda and a skillful campaign team. In a concise, hopeful inaugural address, the newly elected Republican leader of the executive branch promised to focus the administration’s attention and resources on job creation and economic growth in the short run, while setting the stage for long-term solutions to the government’s fiscal woes. I’m...
  • Epic eruption: Dem explodes on Hannity

    02/27/2013 5:20:23 AM PST · by wesagain · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    "'You are the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen'"In an epic interview for the ages, a Democratic congressman unloaded on Fox News anchor Sean Hannity Tuesday night with a non-stop verbal assault on the popular host. Hannity opened up a segment on President Obama’s tactics regarding budget issues by saying, “Our alarmist in chief, President Panic himself, he did not feel the need to be at the White House today, nor did he think it was important enough to visit Capitol Hill and try to hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess that he himself has put...
  • Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party

    02/27/2013 5:16:17 AM PST · by yinandyang · 82 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Lloyd Green
    Since 2000, Asian-Americans have consistently voted Democratic. In 2008, Asian-Americans gave 62 percent of their vote to Barack Obama. Last November that number jumped to 73 percent even as the president’s margin of victory in the popular vote was cut in half as he garnered a Dukakis-like 41 percent of white voters and slid by more than 13 points among Jewish-Americans.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/27/13)[Prayer]

    02/27/2013 5:11:10 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/27/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Hope of Israel...Mikveh Yisroel... מִקְוֵה֙ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔לJeremiah 14:8 Hope of Israel,  its Savior in  time of distress, why are You like a foreigner in  the  land, like a traveler stopping only for the night ?
  • Vanity - Gov Bob McDonnell (VA) on WMAL at 8:30am after news and traffic

    02/27/2013 4:49:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Gov Bob McDonnell (VA) on WMAL at 8:30am after news and traffic with Brain and Larry.
  • The Clarity of the Obama Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:49:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's sequester -- he designed it, he demanded it, and it is about to kick in -- will have many consequences, some bad, some very helpful. On the negative side, Stars & Stripes reports that Department of Defense officials are exploring how to collapse the school week to four days at some schools on military bases that serve the children of our troops. This is an incredible admission of the president's indifference to the troops he leads. As he has played politics for the past four months since his re-election, he has used the military and its personnel and...
  • Italy seeks path out of election impasse

    02/27/2013 4:44:44 AM PST · by bert · 6 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 02/27/13 | staff
    Italy's stunned political parties looked for a way forward after an election that gave none of them a parliamentary majority, posing the threat of prolonged instability and European financial crisis. "The winner is: Ingovernability," ran the headline on Tuesday in Rome newspaper Il Messaggero, reflecting the deadlock the country will have to confront in the next few weeks as sworn enemies are forced to work together to form a government. The results, notably by the dramatic surge of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo, left the centre-left bloc with a majority in the lower house but without the...
  • Sequester Comes Early - Obama Releases Illegal Immigrant Detainees

    02/27/2013 4:44:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/27/13 | LD Jackson
    Folks, we should have seen this one coming. For weeks, President Obama has campaigned across the country about the effects of the sequester that will begin on March 1. We have heard him make the outrageous claims and insert hyperbole and fear mongering into nearly every public appearance. Head Start will have to shut down, border security will have to be relaxed, firefighters will have to let the fires burn, police officers will have to let criminals walk free, etc., ad nauseam. Obama is even tweeting about how the sequester will affect our military readiness, which is a new low,...
  • Christie's Medicaid decision draws praise across N.J.

    02/27/2013 4:41:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    nj.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Susan K Livio
    Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups praised Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to expand the state’s Medicaid program to cover tens of thousands of uninsured New Jerseyans on Tuesday, calling it a compassionate move that would help the state economy. Although Christie emphasized he is "no fan of the Affordable Care Act," he said the move was "the smart thing to do for our fiscal and public health." The decision by Christie —one of the better-known Republican governors to accept the program —is expected to save the state $227 million a year by enrolling 104,000 low-income people into the government health care...
  • Jews Can't Take Love For An Answer

    02/27/2013 4:41:11 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Jewish World Review | Feb. 27, 2013 | David Suissa
    Are you one of those Jews who got offended by Seth MacFarlane's "Jews control Hollywood" shtick at the Academy Awards last Sunday night? And do you agree with Anti-Defamation League (ADL) leader Abe Foxman's statement that MacFarlane's attempt at humor was "sad and disheartening" because it "reinforces stereotypes which legitimize anti-Semitism"? Well, I think I can make you feel better. First, this notion of poking fun at Jews has to be looked at in the context of the century-old love affair between Jews and America, and the role of humor in that love affair.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 27, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/27/2013 4:39:34 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/27/13 | Joel Osteen
    Choose Your Friends Wisely Today's Scripture “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’ ” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes, in order to embrace the destiny God has in store, you have to be willing to make some changes in your life. You have to be willing to examine where you are and what you need to move forward. This may mean that you need to change some friends that you’re spending time with. Maybe they were fine for a season in your life, but now you’ve outgrown them. This is a...
  • Music mogul wants to trade guns for Beyonce tickets

    02/27/2013 4:39:12 AM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | unsigned
    hip-hop music manager Michael “Blue” Williams, the head of Family Tree Entertainment, has his way, New Yorkers will be able to trade guns for Beyonce tickets.
  • The White House Court Jesters of Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:38:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Traffic alert: There's a massive clown car pileup in the Beltway. And with the White House court jesters of sequester behind the wheel, no one is safe. Fiscal sanity, of course, is the ultimate victim. President Obama has been warning America that if Congress allows mandatory spending "cuts" of a piddly-widdly 2 percent to go into effect this week, the sky will fall. The manufactured crisis of "sequestration" was Obama's idea in the first place. But that hasn't stopped the Chicken Little in Chief from surrounding himself with every last teacher, senior citizen and emergency responder who will be catastrophically...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 27, 2013]

    02/27/2013 4:36:42 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Impoverished Ministry of Jesus "Where then do You get that living water?" —John 4:11 “The well is deep”— and even a great deal deeper than the Samaritan woman knew! (John 4:11). Think of the depths of human nature and human life; think of the depth of the “wells” in you. Have you been limiting, or impoverishing, the ministry of Jesus to the point that He is unable to work in your life? Suppose that you have a deep “well” of hurt and trouble inside your heart, and Jesus comes and says to you, “Let not your heart be...
  • Capitalism: A Hate Story

    02/27/2013 4:29:46 AM PST · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Year 1 of Obama, two fat cats named Michael Moore and Harvey Weinstein released a movie. Their magnum opus was "Capitalism: A Love Story". The unsubtly sarcastic point after the colon was that capitalism was an unmitigated bag of evil. And to reaffirm the faith of capitalism-haters in the evils of capitalism, here was a movie put out by a bunch of corporations owned by millionaires. The traditional image of the anti-capitalist as a ragamuffin who dies of consumption in his garret has always been at odds with the real image of the anti-capitalist as a rich man or...
  • Pickens County School Board Voted On New Policy To Replace The Prayer (SC)

    02/27/2013 4:28:37 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    wspa.com ^ | February 25, 2013
    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -- One plea after the other, people urged the Pickens County School Board to continue its policy of student-led prayer. "Please don't rob us of our faith," said Gary Gwinn, a Pickens County resident. The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue this school board if the prayers continue. That lawsuit could cost taxpayers like you millions of dollars. "You've got all this risk and in the end your going to lose anyway," said Pickens County School Board Member Alex Saitta. Religion and philosophy professor Dr. Peter Cohen runs Hillel, which is a Jewish organization on the...
  • ROMMEL FLEES KASSERINE REGION; U.S. FLIERS RAID WILHELMSHAVEN (2/27/43)

    02/27/2013 4:25:52 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/27/43 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Gladwin Hill, Walter Cronkite, Harold Callender
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  • rd For The Day, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --hysteresis

    02/27/2013 4:21:18 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 54 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --hysteresis ; 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". hysteresis [his-tuh-ree-sis] hear it pronounced noun 1. the lag in response exhibited by a body in reacting to changes in the forces, especially magnetic forces, affecting it. Compare magnetic hysteresis. 2. the phenomenon exhibited by a system, often a ferromagnetic or imperfectly elastic material, in which the reaction of the system to changes is dependent upon its past reactions to change. Origin: From the...
  • The America Dream

    02/27/2013 4:20:40 AM PST · by EyeSalveRich · 3 replies
    radio | 2/27/2013 | Alistair Begg
    The American Dream-This morning on the radio I was listening to Alistair Begg preach about Naaman. He went on and on about how he was wealthy, powerful, highly respected, and lived in a highly desirable location. Then after specifically reiterating only wealth and power he said Naaman lived the American dream before there was an America. This was only an incidental statement in the scope of his sermon, and maybe he would back away from it if pressed upon, but I take strong exception to that idea. Is it just me, or is the idea that the American dream is...
  • Proposed Guntersville ordinance sparks controversy

    02/27/2013 4:18:09 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 19 replies
    WAAY TV ^ | Feb 25, 2013
    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville is causing controversy. The city council and mayor are considering a new ordinance that gives the city more power. Mayor Leigh Dollar says it would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster, like the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. But it would also give police officers more power. The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary. Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves. "We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It's just to...
  • Congressman accuses Obama of fake Twitter campaign over gun control

    02/27/2013 4:16:25 AM PST · by Marv Dumon · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 02/27/2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas, Rep.) accused President Barack Obama of using fake Twitter followers to pressure congress into passing new gun control legislation. Stockman announced that he will be releasing evidence that the Obama administration used fictitious messages to pressure lawmakers regarding Fourth Amendment-related bills.
  • Smoking Gun-Ammo for Imposing New Gun Laws (old story)

    02/27/2013 4:16:20 AM PST · by Accessible Pudding · 1 replies
    02-27-2013 | Accessible Pudding
    Accessible Pudding By: A. H. Pinley What happened on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado at a local film house in many American eyes was viewed as a tragedy, but for those in the Liberal Political realm and in the always trustworthy investigative news reporting journalism agency this was a time to cast false characterizations and introduce new regulations across the board. Like many on-lookers and those that experienced this heinous act of disregard for human life, we are left asking questions like, “Who would do such a thing?”, “Why would someone be so angry to do such a despicable...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

    02/27/2013 4:08:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | February 27, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What kind of clouds are these? Although their cause is presently unknown, such unusual atmospheric structures, as menacing as they might seem, do not appear to be harbingers of meteorological doom. Known informally as Undulatus asperatus clouds, they can be stunning in appearance, unusual in occurrence, are relatively unstudied, and have even been suggested as a new type of cloud. Whereas most low cloud decks are flat bottomed, asperatus clouds appear to have significant vertical structure underneath. Speculation therefore holds that asperatus clouds might be related to lenticular clouds that form near mountains, or mammatus clouds associated with thunderstorms,...
  • 5 Reasons ObamaCare Will Add Far More Than $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

    02/27/2013 4:07:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2013 | John Merline
    On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions touted a government report that blew a $6.2 trillion hole in President Obama's promise that his signature health reform wouldn't add a dime to the deficit. According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, that promise rested entirely on several cost-control mechanisms in ObamaCare that almost no one thinks will work. [snip] Still, bad as this $6.2 trillion deficit boost is, the real figure is likely to be much higher, since the GAO is still being far too optimistic about the rest of ObamaCare. Here are five big assumptions the GAO makes that aren't...
  • Upstate Democrat To Gun Supporters: You’re All A Bunch Of “Gun-Toting Tea Party Psychotards”

    02/27/2013 4:06:10 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 34 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/27/2013
    Hudson city Alderman, Dave Marston, has found himself in a bit of hot water after an e-mail exchange that saw him refer to Second Amendment supporters as “gun-toting Tea Party psychotards”, implying that all gun supporters are “unemployed”, threatened to “beat you barbarians back”, and tosses in a Nazi reference for good measure. Apparently Mr. Marston didn’t get his party’s memo concerning the “new tone” in politics.
  • Student hides in locker to catch a thief...and videotapes veteran TEACHER 'stealing money from kids

    02/27/2013 3:42:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 26, 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    A California high school student staged an undercover video sting operation to catch a thief in the act of stealing money from kids' backpacks. But to her surprise, the footage captured a teacher rummaging through students' belongings. Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti decided to hide in the locker in hopes of busting the crook who has been plundering cash from book bags during gym class for the past year. After all the students left the room, a teacher hung back, went through the kids' bags and took money, according to Betti. When the girl told her friends about it,...
  • Today's Toons 2/27/13

    02/27/2013 3:40:36 AM PST · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 2/27/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Why not show up at Obama and Democrat scare mongering town halls and laugh at them?

    02/27/2013 3:31:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    2/27/13 | sff
    I was watching Fox, they had video of the clown's fear mongering speech in Virginia yesterday.. I just thought how GREAT it would be if some thinking people, instead of protesting by shouting or holding up signs....just laugh. Laugh at their lies. Would it unnerve some of these liars?
  • WaPo/Pew sequestration poll question oddly missing an option

    02/27/2013 3:22:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    hot air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, where is the option for Senate Democrats? It might be a secret to the Washington Post that Democrats control one chamber of Congress, but if they dug around a little bit, they might discover that Harry Reid runs the Senate. Of course, that hasn’t meant much in the last four years of budgeting, as Reid and his caucus have ignored the law that requires the Senate to actually produce a budget, but still, they’re at least nominally an independent player in this battle. By the way, if the Senate had followed the law and produced normal-order budgets, we wouldn’t...
  • SC: Student killed in shooting at CCU housing complex

    02/27/2013 3:02:32 AM PST · by upchuck · 6 replies
    WMBF ^ | Feb 26, 2013
    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A Coastal Carolina University student has died after a shooting at an off-campus student housing complex, university officials confirmed early Wednesday. Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, a sophomore student from Bennettsville, died Tuesday as a result of a shooting incident at University Place residence hall, CCU spokeswoman Martha Hunn confirmed. A shooter is still at large this morning. CCU Department of Public Safety Police Chief David Roper determined that because there is currently there is no apparent threat to students, faculty or staff, classes will be held on Wednesday as regularly scheduled. The 911 call came in...
  • Supreme Court to weigh states' rights vs. voting rights [Arguments TODAY!]

    02/27/2013 3:00:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | 2/26/13
    When the Supreme Court hears arguments today in a direct challenge to a central part of the Voting Rights Act, it will once again wade into a decades-old dispute over voting rights that has its roots in the country's long history of racism... On its face, the challenge to the Voting Rights Act is about how state and local officials run elections. But states' rights have underpinned much of the opposition to the law since it was first enacted, and today's hearing will feature familiar arguments. The issue is Section 5 of the law, which requires all or part of...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 27, 2013

    02/27/2013 2:48:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 26 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
  • FUN with Dictators!

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    02/27/2013 2:29:19 AM PST · by equaviator · 7 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 02/22/13 | Chad Selewski
    At the same time that County Executive Mark Hackel is promoting Macomb County as the “Defense Capital of the Midwest,” Congress appears ready to allow an $85 billion cut in the Defense Department that Pentagon officials warn could prove devastating. Facing a March 1 deadline to avoid the start of $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, the House and Senate are passively watching the clock tick rather than attempting to forge a compromise and avoid the across-the-board approach of the so-called “sequester” cuts. “There’s no question it will have an impact on our economy and on jobs,” Hackel said. “To...
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    Demonstrators including actor Jamie Foxx gathered in New York and Florida on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, reviving a national discussion on gun laws and racial profiling. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, 17, in the Orlando suburb of Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012, and initially went free based on his claims of self-defense. But a national outcry forced the city's police chief to resign and the governor to appoint a special prosecutor. Zimmerman now faces second-degree murder charges. He has maintained his innocence, and supporters say...
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    02/27/2013 2:15:32 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 21 February 2013 | Zoe Cormier
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