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  • Donít Forget the Death Tax: Seventy percent of Americans want it gone

    02/28/2013 7:08:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2013 | Grover Norquist
    Everyone in Washington, D.C., who works on taxes is consumed with one area or another of reform: international provisions, the corporate rate, full business expensing, the spread between the top personal and corporate rates, etc. All of these ó and many others besides ó are vital parts of comprehensive tax reform. But thereís one area thatís rarely mentioned, despite its economic importance and despite the fact that itís a deeply immoral blot on our system that 70 percent of Americans want gone for good: the death tax. The fiscal cliff and its legislative aftermath created a ďnew normalĒ in the...
  • UK: Oil, Gas in Need of Skilled Engineers

    02/28/2013 7:08:04 AM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | February 27, 2013 | Robin Dupre|
    The past couple of years have proven that several nations such as the UK are facing an engineering deficit, one that is poised to significantly hinder the engineering sector unless changes are made. This trend will have a ripple effect, greatly impacting the oil and gas industry Ė 66 percent of contractors and 62 percent of operations have difficulty recruiting skilled engineers in the oil and gas industry, according to a Labor Market Intelligence survey conducted by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO). Matchtech, an engineering and technology recruitment specialist, noticed the problem and called on the government for...
  • ANALYST: It Looks Like JC Penney Is Deferring Payments To Suppliers To Shore Up Cash

    02/28/2013 7:07:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/28/13 | Joe Weisenthal
    JC Penney shares are plummeting today after a big earnings whiff yesterday. One bright spot was how much cash the company accumulated. But even that is dubious. Morgan Stanley's Kimberly Greenberger notes that it looks like JC Penney is defering payments to vendors.
  • Teachers as Armed Guards in Michigan: Small-town police chief trains teachers as reserve officers.

    02/28/2013 7:04:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Putting guns in schools has struck many as a radical suggestion since the Sandy Hook massacre. But in one rural Michigan township, the police chief has come up with a thoughtful, serious plan to do just that.During his 33-year-career in law enforcement, Victor Pierce has seen the bodies of murdered children, and he’s struggled to reckon with it. After Sandy Hook, he felt compelled to do something, he says. So he decided to invite teachers and school administrators to participate in the reserve-officer-training program. After they’d completed the class, Pierce would swear them in as volunteer reserve officers, and...
  • Henninger: The Obamaian Universe

    02/28/2013 7:00:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/28/2013 | Daniel Henninger
    It may be that we have to move beyond politics alone to explain events in Washington. We are in the fifth year of the Obama presidency, and Washington is still dead in the water. Four straight years in which the government of the United States of America fails to enact a budget is, well, amazing. The sense is growing around Washington, and this increasingly includes Democrats, of living in an alternative universe. Barack Obama gives his State of the Union speech, the sequester looms, and the president flies around the country giving speeches. He's had virtually no contact on the...
  • Great news: Q4 GDP rises to +0.1%

    02/28/2013 6:59:50 AM PST · by John W · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It beats contraction, which was the result of the initial estimate a month ago, but not by much. The Commerce Departmentís estimate of fourth-quarter economic growth improved to 0.1%, a rise of only two-tenths of a point, in the routine second iteration. Bear in mind that Q4 was the Christmas season, and one would expect consumer spending to perk up. This is still an indicator that the economy remains moribund, and one would expect that the final estimate wonít change much from here. The only bright spots ó real final sales and consumer spending ó are still in the 10-watt...
  • Is Obama Losing His Media Allies Over The Sequester?

    02/28/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/27/2013 | IBD Staff
    Politics: Here's a pretty good sign that President Obama is losing the sequester fight: Even his best friends in the press are starting to chafe at the desperate and deceptive warnings coming from him and his administration. At one of his countless anti-sequester events, Obama warned that the budget cuts will "gut critical investments," "weaken America's economic recovery" and "weaken our military readiness." He said tens of thousands of parents will scramble to find child care, and hundreds of thousands will "lose access to primary care and preventive care." [snip] Even the media appear ó incredibly ó to be growing...
  • If Bernanke Has a Great Inflation Record, Then Kim Jong-un Is the World's Tallest Man

    02/28/2013 6:55:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/28/2013 | John Tamny
    In an exchange with Bob Corker on Tuesday in which the Senator called Ben Bernanke an inflation dove, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve responded that "my inflation record is the best of any Federal Reserve chairman in the postwar period." For the readers who presume this article to be satire, the link here will prove otherwise. Bernanke, the walking, tripping, living definition of systemic risk now views himself as a top level inflation fighter in addition to being the world's foremost Great Depression expert, bank savior, and so many other things. And it's President Obama who has the huge...
  • A Reformed Farewell to Benedict XVI

    02/28/2013 6:52:42 AM PST · by Gamecock · 418 replies
    Out Of The Horses Mouth ^ | 28 Feb 2013 | Michael Horton
    Taken from the highest ranks of the clergy, popes should be among the best living pastors, biblical scholars, and theologians. That this has often not been the case is obvious enough throughout history, as any well-informed Roman Catholic will concede. (More than a few instances of corruption and heresy may be found on the Protestant side as well.) However, Benedict XVI has regularly been impressive on these counts. Living alongside Protestants in Germany, he often engages Reformation views with more sympathy and knowledge than mostóespecially more than many Protestants who convert to Rome and trade on caricatures of the evangelical...
  • Revenge of the Troll?

    02/28/2013 6:48:27 AM PST · by safeasthebanks · 24 replies
    I got a troll zotted yesterday, then all of a sudden this morning I get the following email (to the email address attached to my FR profile) from "Organizing for Action" (rapid pro-Obama group): Hi -- Thanks for saying youíre in for the next phase of our grassroots movement. Iím excited to get the chance to work with you as we set out to finish what we started. Over the next four years, weíve got an incredible opportunity to keep moving this country forward. This grassroots movement has shown time and again that ordinary people have the power to change...
  • Holy Father's meeting with Cardinals-live

    02/28/2013 6:46:49 AM PST · by fatima · 49 replies
    EWTN ^ | EWTN
    Watch live-on now. http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live_player.asp
  • Sequester: Drama Even Tarantino Wouldn't Touch

    02/28/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    This year, Hollywood hit award pay dirt for political dramas inspired by American history. Unlike ďThe AvengersĒ ó the top-grossing superhero movie ó best-picture nominees ďArgo,Ē ďLincolnĒ and ďZero Dark ThirtyĒ featured authentic, determined and courageous Americans who endured adversity and mortal danger to overcome morally inferior antagonists. Though we're living through the umpteenth act of a gory political spectacle involving the U.S. budget, Think Again if you expect that Quentin Tarantino will adapt it for the silver screen. Devoid of heroes or valiant rescues, the drama serially unfolding in Washington isn't even telenovela-worthy, particularly the latest installment known as...
  • President Obamaís Legacy: Government Greed

    02/28/2013 6:42:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | By Gov. Bobby Jindal February 28, 2013 | Gov. Bobby Jindal
    It seems as if President Obama sends out another cabinet secretary every hour to tell the public about the dire consequences we will face if the sequestration cuts are not averted. Youíve heard them ó no vaccinations for children, teachers losing their jobs, less security from terrorist attacks, longer wait times at airports, and fewer food inspections. Now there are even reports that government officials are releasing hundreds of immigrants from deportation centers. Whatís next? Is the president going to threaten to open the doors of federal prisons? This is silly. Sequestration cuts account for less than 3 percent of...
  • North Dakota Senate approves bill to lower oil extraction tax

    02/28/2013 6:41:07 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | February 28, 2013 | Mike Nowatzki
    As lawmakers debate whether North Dakotaís oil taxes need tweaking, a recent study suggests the state sits in the middle of major oil-producing states when it comes to oil taxation. The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would reduce the stateís oil extraction tax rate from 6.5 to 4.5 percent, despite strong objections from Democrats who argue the tax cut is unnecessary. The lower rate approved in Senate Bill 2336 would take effect for new oil wells drilled starting in 2017, or if the average statewide daily production exceeds 1 million barrels per day for three consecutive months,...
  • Gov. Cuomo says Hollywood exempt from strict New York gun control law

    02/28/2013 6:33:07 AM PST · by cyn · 38 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | AP
    New York sought to combat violence by rushing the nation's toughest gun control measure into law after the Connecticut school shootings that killed 26 people, but the state is now carving out an exemption to make sure movie and TV producers can stage running gun battles on Manhattan streets. ... Hollywood is also a major campaign fundraising stop for New York politicians. ... He said movies and TV may use fake guns that wouldn't be subject to the new law but the industry wants "certainty." The revised law would allow them to use real weapons without real ammunition. "There's no...
  • Earthquake - Magnitude 6.9 - KURIL ISLANDS (Russia)

    02/28/2013 6:31:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 14:05:51 UTC Friday, March 01, 2013 at 01:05:51 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
  • What Rush Limbaugh Didn't Say

    02/28/2013 6:30:29 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 22 replies
    The Irish Examiner ^ | 2/26/13 | Alicia Colon
    Rush Limbaugh said that for the first time he was ashamed of his country and his words made the top Drudge headline and generated a ton of comments from talking heads in Washington. 'Ashamed' isn't the word I'd use but I share Limbaugh's frustration with the endless lies told by members of both parties so that nothing ever changes but I believe he's being disingenuous. We've never been fooled by the lies the politicians throw at us. Rush is just too polite to say is that he's confounded by the stupidity of the American people who do fall for them....
  • Under Fire: Gov McDonnell Uses Reagan To Defend His Transportation Tax Bill (RINO reeling)

    02/28/2013 6:29:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 27, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    This morning on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL-FM in Washington DC, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) used the memory of Ronald Reagan to give himself cover for a tax increase he helped engineer. Once considered a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, McDonnell has found himself under increasing scrutiny from allies on the right for a tax-laden transportation bill that was approved by Virginia's legislature this weekend, despite opposition from many Republicans, including the presumptive GOP nominee to succeed McDonnell, tea-party favorite Ken Cuccinelli.
  • Pizza shop offers 15 percent off for gun owners

    02/28/2013 6:28:31 AM PST · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | John Roberts
    A pizza shop owner had a strong desire to show his support for the first amendment even if it means losing out on profit. A Virginia Beach, Virginia, pizza shop owner, is showing support for the rights to carry firearms by giving gun owners a discount of 15 percent on their order. Jay Laze, who is the owner of All Around Pizzas and Deli, has received media attention for his novel idea. In order to get the discount, customers have to either bring their weapon or they can present their permit to carry concealed weapons at the time of purchase.

    02/28/2013 6:26:50 AM PST · by shortstop · 6 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/28/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Thousands of gun owners will crowd the grounds of the New York state Capitol today, most of them participating in the first public demonstration of their lives. They will be protesting the Cuomo gun ban, a dramatic rollback of gun-owner rights foisted on the people of New York by an aspiring governor and a servile legislature. There will be speeches and signs and a seething anger. And an unspoken criminal conspiracy. On the grounds of the state Capitol, in a crowd dominated by middle-class and middle-aged white men, a disproportionately high percentage of whom are military veterans, thousands will be...
  • WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat (audio at link)

    02/28/2013 6:25:09 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 73 replies
    630 WMAL, Washington, DC ^ | 2/28/13 | WMAL Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration. A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington...
  • Mika Mocks Woodward Over White House Threat: 'Is He Really Afraid Of A Little Aide?'

    02/28/2013 6:25:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Using her most sarcastic scared-little-child voice, Mika Brzezinski has mocked Bob Woodward for saying the White House threatened him over his reporting on the sequester. On today's Morning Joe, Mika said "is he really afraid of a little aide who said that to him? Really?" View the video here.
  • Love hurts: Man arrested for releasing helium balloon with his girlfriend

    02/28/2013 6:19:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 22, 2013 | Erika Pesantes
    Anthony Brasfield saw romance when he released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach with his sweetie. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a felony. Brasfield, 40, and his girlfriend, Shaquina Baxter, were in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Dania Beach Boulevard when he released the shiny red and silver mylar balloons and watched them float away Sunday morning.
  • Extended Claims Jump 8.5% As Initial Claims Continue Sideways Crawl

    02/28/2013 6:14:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Initial claims beat expectations but remain in a narrow 'flat' range for the last year. Non-seasonally-adjusted claims dropped notably to their lowest in 5 months. Since January we have seen multiple estimated states and a lot of choppy noise in the initial claims data. Almost perfectly offsetting this choppiness in the main headline data is the swings in Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits which rose 8.5% or 187k this week. One thing is for sure, the last two months have seen an unprecedented amount of noise in the claims data that we can only put down to seasonally-affected-disorder (or statistical...
  • U.S. Economy Expands at Weakest Pace Since 2011

    02/28/2013 6:12:55 AM PST · by mykroar · 4 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/28/2013 | Reuters
    The U.S. economy barely grew in the fourth quarter although a slightly better performance in exports and fewer imports led the government to scratch an earlier estimate that showed an economic contraction. Gross domestic product expanded at a 0.1 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, missing the 0.5 percent gain forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll. The growth rate was the slowest since the first quarter of 2011 and far from what is needed to fuel a faster drop in the unemployment rate. However, much of the weakness came from a slowdown in inventory accumulation and...
  • Grand Old Parity

    02/28/2013 6:12:33 AM PST · by ksen · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/26/13 | Sheila Bair
    I am a capitalist and a lifelong Republican. I believe that, in a meritocracy, some level of income inequality is both inevitable and desirable, as encouragement to those who contribute most to our economic prosperity. But I fear that government actions, not merit, have fueled these extremes in income distribution through taxpayer bailouts, central-bank-engineered financial asset bubbles and unjustified tax breaks that favor the rich. This is not a situation that any freethinking Republican should accept. Skewing income toward the upper, upper class hurts our economy because the rich tend to sit on their money ó unlike lower- and middle-income...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected

    02/28/2013 6:08:49 AM PST · by mykroar · 24 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/28/2013 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 344,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims figure was revised to show 4,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to fall to 360,000. Claims have seen large swings in recent months because of difficulties smoothing the data for seasonal fluctuations, making it hard to get a clear pulse of the labor market's...
  • Discord and Disarray Won't Help Obama Legacy

    02/28/2013 6:07:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama is said to believe that he can win the political fight over the sequester. That's certainly the conventional wisdom. And there is some evidence to support it. When you ask voters who will be to blame if the sequester occurs, Obama or "congressional Republicans," they're much more likely to say they'll blame the latter. Obama also comes out on top when you ask whether they will blame "Obama and congressional Democrats" or "congressional Republicans." There's reason to wonder, however, whether reaction after something happens will be the same as what people predict before it does. Voters are not...

    02/28/2013 6:07:00 AM PST · by pawpawrick · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/28/2013 | pawpawrick
    Jim Sacia,state rep. from Pecatonica,Il. lets Chicago democrats have it over dictating how the rest of the state must comform to the Chicago 'warm and fuzzies'. You'll love his castration analogy.
  • U.S. to give $60M in additional aid to Syria opposition

    02/28/2013 6:05:04 AM PST · by opentalk · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jill Dougherty
    The United States will provide an additional $60 million in assistance to the Syrian opposition over the coming months, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday. ... This $60 million is in addition to the $50 million in nonlethal support the United States is providing to the opposition coalition. Additionally, CNN reported Wednesday, the Obama administration is considering providing more nonlethal military equipment
  • A 1-Percenter for Tax Hike

    02/28/2013 6:00:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-27-13 | Anna Winham
    This is a ridiculous situation, only I'm not laughing. Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, which help the most economically disadvantaged Americans, instead of raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, who haven't experienced substantial tax increases since Word War II? We need to be expanding social programs, not cutting them, which means raising taxes on the wealthiest. We have enough resources to ensure everyone's basic human rights to food, shelter, education, and health care; we just have a drastically uneven distribution of resources.
  • White House denies staffer threatened Watergate journalist Woodward

    02/28/2013 5:57:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    The White House is denying reports an adviser threatened famed Watergate journalist Bob Woodward after the Washington Post reporter challenged President Obama's version of events on the looming sequester. Woodward claimed Wednesday night that a White House aide sent him an email saying he would "regret" his comments. The aide was not identified, but an official familiar with the exchange told Fox News it was National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling. That was after Woodward wrote a column this past weekend claiming Obama was trying to re-write history -- regarding not only whose idea the sequester was, but also how...
  • Benedict XVI Vows Obedience To Successor As Pope

    02/28/2013 5:56:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Mathew Amroliwala
    Pope Benedict XVI has vowed "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor. He was speaking on his final day in office at the Vatican to his cardinals, one of whom will be elected next month to replace him.
  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented by a Touch of Cruelty

    02/28/2013 5:54:27 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Whener
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, hereís what we know: (a) The president has paternity of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. 0bama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • More on Benedictís revolutionary act: his astonishing predictions

    02/28/2013 5:54:07 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Steve Jalsevac
    ...It should be emphasized that the article was written because of a truly extraordinary action by Pope Benedict that was unprecedented in the entire history of the Roman Catholic Church. Yes, there were a couple of other resignations of popes in the past, but the circumstances were totally different. Never has a pope resigned because he felt too tired and weak to carry on. This was a revolutionary act of huge significance and very much related to all that we have been reporting on the international culture war of life vs death. Benedict's radical action and sense of urgency for...
  • MASSIVE TURNOUT at Hudson Council Meeting After Lib Alderman Slams ďPsychotardĒ Gun Owners

    02/28/2013 5:52:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Hudson Alderman David Marstan responded with a torrent of foul and abusive language to an email from NYS Organizer for Guns Across America Joanna Johnson-Smith urging him to reject the cityís proposed gun ban on city property, including for permit-holders, itís unlikely he anticipated the backlash headed his way.
  • Check Out Fake Lena Dunham's Audition For "Zero Dark Thirty" (Video at link)

    02/28/2013 5:50:17 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Nailed it.
  • Fiscal Cliff Didnít Hold Back Business Spending

    02/28/2013 5:49:08 AM PST · by ksen · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/30/13 | Neil Shah
    Corporate executives warned Washington late last year they were delaying investment plans amid rising uncertainty over the fiscal cliff, raising risks for the economy. Turns out they did nothing of the sort. In its first analysis of U.S. gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2012, out today, the government said the economy surprisingly shrank at an annualized rate of 0.1% between October and December, partly due to a massive one-time drop in defense spending. However, details reveal a bright spot: Business investment in equipment and software ó seen as a proxy for corporate spending ó soared 12.4% in...
  • The Big O Goes for the Big Zero Again

    02/28/2013 5:48:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    As the president resumes his ďItís-not-my-faultĒ presidency-cum-campaign, Iíd like to point out to everyone that itís been 1,401 days since the Democrat-Controlled Senate passed a budget. I say this because when the Mayan financial calendar runs out on the country this Friday, weíll be awash in illegal immigrants, downed airliners, out-of-work teachers, Russian missile strikes, Chinese hackers and Aryan Nation terrorists.And, oh, come on now: We all know that the only real terrorists the White House is worried about are the white supremacists at places like the Family Research Council.Thereís nothing so dangerous to America today as an organization that...
  • Sequester Cuts Are Here To Stay

    02/28/2013 5:46:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    The sequester is here to stay ó at least for a while. Lawmakers and aides say they do not expect Congress to turn off budget sequestration before April and that negotiations to freeze the automatic spending cuts could drag into May or beyond.
  • Vaclav Havel: The Power of the Powerless

    02/28/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 2 replies
    Vaclav Havel "The Power of the Powerless" (1978) A SPECTER is haunting Eastern Europe: the specter of what in the West is called "dissent" This specter has not appeared out of thin air. It is a natural and inevitable consequence of the present historical phase of the system it is haunting....
  • Obama's Hidden Gay Lifestyle - new details

    02/28/2013 5:43:47 AM PST · by jsanders2001 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome E. Corsi
    A prominent member of Chicagoís homosexual community claims Barack Obamaís participation in the ďgayĒ bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House. ďIt is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,Ē Madsen told WND. ďNobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,Ē said DuJan. DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org,...
  • Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows

    02/28/2013 5:41:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Ken Miller
    Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Dale Robertson started in the movies, including such roles as Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains. Dale Robertson moved into television, starring in series such as "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957-62), "Iron Horse" (1966) and "Death Valley Days" (1968-70). Robertson died Tuesday. By Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Actor Dale Robertson in 1964. Robterson became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday, died Feb. 26, 2013. Robertson's niece, Nancy Robertson, said her uncle died...
  • And the WH hatchet man was Ö

    02/28/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-28-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Ö Gene Sperling, at least according to BuzzFeedís source with access to the e-mail conversation between Bob Woodward and whoever ďthreatenedĒ him. As hatchet men go, a director of the White House Economic Council odd choice. Isnít this the kind of thing Rahm Emanuel used to handle? (snip) "Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official ó identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling ó to tell him that he would question Obamaís account of negotiations leading to the ďsequesterĒ ó automatic cuts set to take effect next month." "The aide ďyelled at me for about a half hour,Ē Woodward said, and then...
  • TX:Truck burglar awakens sleeping driver, then dodges bullets

    02/28/2013 5:34:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    chron.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Carol Christian
    A 27-year-old League City man was sleeping in the back seat of an extended-cab pickup while his wife went inside the bank, said Sgt. Tamara Spencer of the League City Police Department. The man driving the Buick pulled up next to the pickup and punched out the front passenger-seat window, Spencer said. "Window punches are loud," she said. "Our victim initially thought he'd been shot at." Because the incident happened in the League City business district, police are hopeful it might have been captured on surveillance video. "There are a ton of businesses there and some have surveillance cameras," Spencer...
  • Liberal Racists Warn of Chaos.Only The Left Has a Problem with an Interracial Political Marriage.

    02/28/2013 5:33:18 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    WSJ:Best of The Web Today ^ | February 27, 2013 | James Taranto
    Senator Mitch McConnell is criticized for having a Chinese wife. "A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's wife," reports WFPL-FM, an NPR station in Louisville, Ky. For months Progress Kentucky, a liberal super PAC, has been stalking McConnell, the Bluegrass State's senior senator, holding "demonstrations at his offices and home." But the attack on Mrs. McConnell, who in public goes by her maiden name of Elaine Chao, took place on Twitter. The station quotes a Progress Kentucky tweet dated Feb. 14: "This woman has the ear of (Sen. McConnell)óshe's his...

    02/28/2013 5:32:58 AM PST · by Accessible Pudding · 7 replies
    02-28-2013 | Accessible Pudding
    This week brought the end to the hunger strike of undocumented (illegal) immigrant supporters that rallied outside Sen. John S. McCainís Phoenix office. Theyíre still doing the hunger strike right? Anyways the measure failed to move to the next stage of legislation procedures. Expected, Republicans were cast as the bad guys once again on this issue. Need I remind you that the Democrats have had the majority in both chambers since 2007. Bush 43 introduced a measure to reform our nationís immigration policies that landed on deaf ears. So who are the obstructionists that keep our legislators from passing a...
  • Houston homeowner holds 3 burglary suspects at gunpoint until cops arrive

    02/28/2013 5:28:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    khou.com ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Staff
    HOUSTON Ė A man came home Wednesday morning to find three juvenile suspects inside his northwest Houston home, police said. It happened at about 8:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Bent Bough near Maple Tree. When Randy Magdeleno entered his home he said he heard voices. ďSo I grabbed my rifle and I came around through here in my kitchen,Ē he said. ďIt was scary, I didnít know what I was walking into and hearing people running around inside my house at the same time. I didnít know if they were carrying weapons around or not.Ē
  • Plutocrat Jack Lew Is Confirmed, But Sessions Embarrasses Democrats

    02/28/2013 5:25:58 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Jack Lew, the plutocrat nominated as Secretary of the Treasury by Barack Obama, was confirmed by the Senate this afternoon on a 71-26 vote. What was notable about the vote was not so much the outcome as the challenge that Senator Jeff Sessions threw down before his Democratic colleagues¬Ėtry to defend Jack Lew, and if you can¬ít defend him, don¬ít vote for him. One thing is for certain: the Democrats had zero interest in trying to defend Lew¬ís record. They spoke for a total of 17 minutes on his behalf, while Sessions spoke for 2 1/2 hours, in several installments...
  • The Borking of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/28/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is." To what was Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal referring? "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal,...