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  • Ted Cruz calls for Senate to return immediately [Full Cruz Meet the Press video]

    09/29/2013 8:36:58 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Sunday morning called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring the Senate back immediately to address a House-passed bill to keep the government running.</p> <p>"The next step is the Senate needs to act," Cruz said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "And right now, the Senate's on recess. In my view, Harry Reid should call the Senate back in today. We have a bill in front of us. There's a government shutdown in 48 hours."</p>
  • O-Bummercare, One Grand Disappointment

    09/29/2013 8:30:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/13 | Bill Martinez
    Thanks to Ted Cruz, maybe our president is seeing what a “Red Line” really looks like. A Red Line is backed by conviction and belief. Otherwise, as we have witnessed, it becomes light pink really fast, fading by a lack of courage and faith that this is really the right thing for We The People. I know a lot of people believed Senator Cruz was standing up for them. A majority of Americans don’t like the law because of what they’ve seen so far. After all, it was Nancy Pelosi who fittingly said, “we have to pass it to see...
  • The Futility of the Afghan Strategy

    09/29/2013 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Afghanistan: Comment: NightWatch has completed one of its occasional reviews of the level of violence in Afghanistan. Reporting from Afghan government sources since March 2013 shows that the major policy initiatives and resource commitments by of the Allied countries have made little lasting impact on the overall progression of the conflict.What is worse is that the withdrawal of well-equipped forces has created a false-positive echo that suggests security is improving because there are fewer non-Afghan casualties. Afghan reports indicate the fight got worse in September. A table of monthly security incidents follows. Month Number of incidents Mar 167 Apr...
  • Prayers needed

    09/29/2013 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 50 replies
    September 29, 2013 | Buckeye Battle Cry
    I'm requesting prayers for myself and my children. My employer has pulled up stakes in my hometown and I need to find a new position quickly. About 18 months ago my life went into a spiral as my wife of 18 years stunned me with a request for a divorce. As that was winding through the Courts, my office saw a steady dwindling of professionals from 36 to 2. Now that the divorce is wrapping up and I will be awarded 50% custody of our two sons, I am in desperate need of a job so I can take care...
  • Obamacare ad agency asks high school marching bands to play pro-Obamacare songs

    09/29/2013 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/13 | Eric Owens
    An Oregon-based ad agency has been generating national attention for its ads promoting Cover Oregon, The Beaver State’s the version of an Obamacare health insurance marketplace. The generally pointless ads cost taxpayers $3 million, reports Fox News. They feature ostensibly catchy musical numbers and have sort of a hipster, granola, outdoorsy vibe. They offer no clue what they are about until the very end, when the words “Cover Oregon” appear on the screen along with a website. One version of the ad also bothers to list a phone number. Now, North, the Portland-based agency, wants high school marching bands to...
  • Government shutdown & the USPS

    09/29/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 16 replies
    Wouldn't the USPS benefit from a government shutdown? They would be off work so they should save some money during a shutdown. Doesn't this sound correct? I know the libs will find fault with it but it makes sense to me. For the benefit of the USPS & its employees, Mr. Obama shutdown the government.
  • Government Shutdown And Default: Its All About Obamacare (Default Not Likely)

    09/29/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/29/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Before I went on The Willis Report on Fox Business to discuss the latest FHA bailout, reporter Rich Edson discussed the pending government shutdown. That is, The House passed a continuing resolution without Obamacare funding, the Senate put Obamacare back in the continuing resolution, and now the ball in the House’s court with only days to go …. to government shutdown! Zero Hedge has a nice summary of the negatives associated with a government shutdown. Suffice it to say, it is all about the crippling Obamacare legislation. Regardless of the government shutdown or not, labor force participation rate will continue...
  • House delays Obamacare as shutdown nears

    09/29/2013 8:10:16 AM PDT · by shove_it · 10 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | 28 Sep 2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    House Republicans forced through a short-term government funding bill that delays Obamacare and permanently repeals a tax on medical devices, setting up their most dramatic face-off ever with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The vote to delay Obamacare was 231-192, with two Republicans voting against the bill, while two Democrats supported it. The Republicans opposed to the bill were New York Reps. Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna, and the Democrats who supported the measure were North Carolina Rep. Mike McInytre and Utah Rep. Jim Matheson. ]...]
  • Real Reporters Can't Be Shielded From Real Insanity

    09/29/2013 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has been working on a bill to shield reporters from heavy-handed federal officials who seek to use their power to uncover information about whistle-blowers and leakers. Given the Obama Department of Justice's recent adventures in surveilling reporters' phone logs, you might think that for her trouble, Feinstein would be the object of much praise and many hosannas from the ink-stained-wretch community. But no, you can file this one under: No good deed goes unpunished. DiFi, you see, made the mistake of insisting that a proposed reporters' privilege law, the Free Flow of Information Act, apply only...
  • Cruz: Defund different from repeal

    09/29/2013 8:07:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Meet The Press ^ | 9-29-2013 | Meet The Press
    Meet the Press | September 29, 2013 Cruz: Defund different from repeal Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argues about the difference between delaying and defunding the Affordable Care Act.
  • SpaceX Launching Next-Generation Private Rocket Test Flight Today: Watch Live [Vandenberg]

    09/29/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 09:45am ET | Tariq Malik, Managing Editor
    The next-generation Falcon 9 rocket is slated to blast off from SpaceX's launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on a test flight that will also carry the new CASSIOPE space weather satellite into orbit for the Canadian Space Agency. Liftoff is targeted for 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT/9 a.m. PDT).
  • Lindsey Graham called a liar after tweet saying he voted to defund Obamacare

    09/29/2013 7:55:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 9/27/13 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a tweet touting his vote to defund Obamacare, but a number of people took him to task, Twitchy said, calling the embattled Republican a liar. While Graham did vote with other Republicans to defund Obamacare, he joined a number of Senate Republicans in voting for cloture -- a key vote that allowed Majority Leader Harry Reid to put funding for the massive law back into the continuing resolution. "I proudly voted to #DefundObamacare and am proud every Senate GOPer united in support of the House-passed #DefundObamacare provision," Graham tweeted. "With Dems in control...
  • Nigeria Attack: Students Shot Dead as They Slept (Religion of Peace Alert)

    09/29/2013 7:49:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The BBC ^ | Sunday, September 29, 2013
    Suspected Islamist gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students. The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state. North-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency amid an Islamist insurgency by the Boko Haram group. Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria's government to create an Islamic state, and has launched a number of attacks on schools. Casualty figures from the latest attack vary, but a local politician told the BBC that around 50 students had been killed. The politician said two vanloads of...
  • What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?

    09/29/2013 7:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Where do you stack up in the distribution of income within the United States? We can help you answer this question using the data that the U.S. Census Bureau has collected on the total money income earned by individual Americans, as well as for the families and households into which Americans gather themselves! If you're a visual person, we'll first present the information graphically in chart form and then we'll present a tool where you can get a more precise estimate of what your percentile ranking is within each of these groups. In the charts below, first find the income...
  • Expired Food Store (the Daily Table) Set to Open Next Year

    09/29/2013 7:44:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Time ^ | 9/23/13 | Samantha Grossman
    More than 90% — ninety percent! — of Americans throw out food prematurely, as TIME reported last week. Basically, consumers are confused by phrasing like “use by” and “sell by” and so, to be safe, they end up tossing perfectly good produce, snacks and more. In reality, food dating really just indicates when an item is at its peak freshness, not when it becomes inedible. All of this got Doug Rauch, the former president of the Trader Joe’s supermarket chain, thinking about a potential solution. And now, it seems he might have found one: a market that specializes in preparing...
  • Upper Manhattan Residents Say Skunks Are Stinking Up Neighborhood

    09/29/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    SeeBSNY ^ | 27 Sep 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Something stinks in upper Manhattan. Residents claim skunks have invaded Inwood and Washington Heights, roaming the streets surrounding Fort Tryon Park and stinking up the neighborhood. “I tell my friends down in midtown or Hells Kitchen that there’s a skunk problem up here and they don’t believe it,” resident Mark Bailey said. “They’re in front of every building…they’re not just in the parks, they’re all over.” [...]
  • Are Government Schools a Form of Child Abuse?

    09/29/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m a big fan of school choice. If we bust up the government education monopoly and create a competitive education market, we’ll get a much better education system at much lower cost. This isn’t just idle theorizing. The evidence shows that competition produces better results. That will be especially good news for children from poor and minority neighborhoods, as even the Washington Post has admitted. There’s even good evidence for school choice from other nations, such as Chile, Sweden and the Netherlands. And since we’re looking at international evidence, it’s worth noting that America spends more per student than any...
  • Obama Urges Iranian President to Release Pastor Saeed

    09/29/2013 7:32:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2013 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    In the first communication between the leaders of the United States and Iran since 1979, President Barack Obama on Friday spoke to President Hassan Rouhani by phone and called for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith and has been tortured. Obama, the first American leader to speak with an Iranian president since the Islamic revolution, noted the nation's concern about three American citizens who have been held within Iran in his 15-minute conversation with the Iranian president. The three include the missing U.S. citizen Robert Levinson, Pastor Saeed...
  • Gang summit attracts few gang members

    09/29/2013 7:32:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 28, 2013 | Jeremy Gorner
    When ex-gang member Robert White addressed about 20 people Saturday at a Far South Side church, he spoke animatedly about his days as a Black P Stone and how he turned his life around after spending a chunk of it in prison. But to White's chagrin, the audience comprised mostly grieving relatives of Chicago's homicide victims and representatives from anti-violence groups — not the troubled youths he mentors.
  • Government Shutdown is a Fantastic Idea; Here's Why

    09/29/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/29/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    Looking for a reason to support a government shutdown? If so, please consider Obama Stripped to Skeleton Staff in a Government Shutdown. A U.S. government shutdown means President Barack Obama will have fewer people to cook meals, do the laundry, clean the floors or change the light bulbs, according to a White House contingency plan. About three-fourths of president’s 1,701-person staff would be sent home. The national security team would be cut back, fewer economists would be tracking the economy and there wouldn’t be as many budget officials to track spending. Of the total, 438 people work directly for...
  • The Dangers of a Bill De Blasio Victory in New York City’s Mayoral Race

    09/29/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/28/2013 | Ron Radosh
    As the mayoral campaign of Bill de Blasio moves on, the revelation that the likely victor was a Sandinista supporter as a young man in the 1980s has begun to be noticed. It made de Blasio actually have to respond to his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, who had condemned him as a “Marxist.” But instead of saying something to the effect that he was young, idealistic, and perhaps wrong about Nicaragua, he openly defended his positions.In an interview with Capital, a Manhattan-based publication, de Blasio argued that U.S. policies in Central America in the ’80s “were wrong,” and that...
  • Book Review: Cottonwood, By Scott Phillips

    09/29/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT · by DC Bound · 28 replies ^ | 9/28/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    It’s damn nice to be in the hands of an author who leaves nothing to chance. Who knows how to convey a thought that is deeper than the words he uses to convey it. Consider this sequence: “I couldn’t stand another of those damned prayer sessions without bursting out with the news that I’d been laying his wife so frequently that the only excitement left in it was the increasingly likely possibility that we’d be found out.” The other man, though, is kind and generous, and this quickly follows: “By the time I left I disliked Harding because he had...
  • The Obamacare Non-Exemption: Congressional employees are not receiving a “special handout.”

    09/29/2013 7:17:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2013 | Patrick Brennan
    The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, has many problematic provisions. Right now one that affects a remarkably small number of Americans — members of Congress and their staff — is attracting a great deal of controversy. It is also causing a great deal of confusion. The dispute has its origin in the debate over the law in 2010. Republican senator Chuck Grassley suggested an amendment intended to make Democrats balk: Members of Congress and their staff would have to buy their insurance from the health-care exchanges. The amendment explicitly said that the federal government should continue making the same employer...
  • Trojans dismiss coach Lane Kiffin

    09/29/2013 7:10:10 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    espn ^ | 9-29-13 | n/a
    The USC Trojans have fired coach Lane Kiffin not six hours after dropping to 3-2 after a blowout loss to Arizona State. Trojans athletic director Pat Haden broke the news to Kiffin after the team's charter-flight arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning after the 62-41 loss at Tempe, Ariz., the school said in a statement on its website. USC has lost seven of its past 11 games dating to last year and both of its first two in Pac-12 play this season. Kiffin's overall record in four years at USC was 28-15. Haden will hold a news conference...
  • DEFIANCE: Patriots Need a Double Dose of the Rebel Spirit

    09/29/2013 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Doug Giles
    I was told as a young squab growing up in west Texas that life is about compromises—finding a happy medium between two parties in any given situation so that neither party feels like it’s being deep fried in bacon fat. After 22 years of marriage I have found that concept advantageous. For instance, when I’m required to watch a chick flick, my wife insists on Sandra Bullock’s movies, yet I like Pamela Anderson’s … um … movies. So, in the spirit of fairness, we settle on Kate Hudson films. For mood music mi esposa digs Andrea Bocelli. I, on...
  • Black Mob Violence Sweeping U.S.- New “Knockout Game” Targets Lone Whites In Gang Attacks

    09/29/2013 7:06:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 118 replies ^ | september 28, 2013
    There’s a new game sweeping the nation, being played out in primarily big cities from coast to coast. While it hasn’t yet reached the level of being called a national pastime, for certain individuals and groups, it’ better than basketball. It’s a team sport of sorts, as the rulebook is pretty limited and the strength in numbers enables one team (the black team) to dictate the rules to the other, involuntary, participant(the white team). The white team is generally comprised of a single white individual, usually travelling alone at night, in a secluded area, away from onlookers. If possible for...
  • How an average English girl became the ‘White Widow’

    09/29/2013 7:04:11 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/29/13 | Maureen Callahan
    How an average English girl became the ‘White Widow’ By Maureen Callahan When Samantha Laithwaite’s husband blew up a London subway, she played the grieving victim. Then she became a killer. She grew up middle-class in suburban Buckinghamshire, England, and was considered an average girl in every way. Her father, Allen, was a former British Army soldier-turned-lorry driver; her mother, Christine, a homemaker. She has one older brother, Allen, and friends recall that as early as junior high, Samantha Laithwaite was a pretty and popular girl. When her parents broke up in 1994, she took it hard but seemingly no...
  • Study: 47% of US jobs could be automated in the next 20 years (The rise of Artificial Intelligence)

    09/29/2013 7:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2013 | Rick Moran
    The authors of this study - two academics from Oxford - aren't saying that we will definitely lose 47% of current jobs to automation. They are saying its possible as artificial intelligence - AI - becomes reality. From Slate: In "The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?," Frey and Osborne estimate that 47 percent of U.S. jobs are "at risk" of being automated in the next 20 years. This does not mean that they necessarily will be automated (despite the way the study has been portrayed in some media outlets)--rather, the authors argue, it is plausible over...
  • Al-Qaeda returns. The new face of terror

    09/29/2013 7:01:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    The Economist ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | The Economist Staff
    The West thought it was winning the battle against jihadist terrorism. It should think again. A FEW months ago Barack Obama declared that al-Qaeda was “on the path to defeat”. Its surviving members, he said, were more concerned for their own safety than with plotting attacks on the West. Yet the inconvenient truth is that, in the past 18 months, despite the relentless pummelling it has received and the defeats it has suffered, al-Qaeda and its jihadist allies have staged an extraordinary comeback. The terrorist network now holds sway over more territory and is recruiting more fighters than at any...
  • Video: Maaloula was religious cleansing, not a military target (The Syrian "Rebels")

    09/29/2013 6:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Rebels overran the ancient Christian village of Maaloula in Syria on the fourth of September, and held it for eleven days until the Syrian army could retake it. It always made for a curious target in a broad civil war. Maaloula had no particular strategic value; it’s 56 kilometers north of Damascus in rugged mountain territory, enough of a backwater that it’s one of the few places where Aramaic is still spoken along with Arabic. It’s off the highway between Damascus and Homs, and away from the railroad that links the two Syrian cities. Why bother with Maaloula at all?Lee...
  • Don’t Let This Happen To Your Profession: AMA Culpable In Our Government Healthcare Fiasco

    09/29/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Austin Hill
    If you think Obamacare is bad for consumers and patients think about this: how would you like to spend between twelve and sixteen years of your life in grueling and expensive academic training, only to have politicians and bureaucrats dictating to you years later how you will practice your craft and how much money you’ll be allowed to earn? Let’s be clear about medical doctors. Any individual who can genuinely earn the title “M.D.” is worthy of significant respect, and one would hope that an entire association of M.D.’s would be equally as worthy. Unfortunately the American Medical Association –...
  • Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown (what hoax deniers will be teaching your kids)

    09/29/2013 6:41:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/27/13 | George Monbiot
    **SNIP** There are no radical departures in this report from the previous assessment, published in 2007; just more evidence demonstrating the extent of global temperature rises, the melting of ice sheets and sea ice, the retreat of the glaciers, the rising and acidification of the oceans and the changes in weather patterns. The message is familiar and shattering: "It's as bad as we thought it was." What the report describes, in its dry, meticulous language, is the collapse of the benign climate in which humans evolved and have prospered, and the loss of the conditions upon which many other lifeforms...
  • Women shouldn't drive because it damages their ovaries and pelvis, warns Saudi sheikh

    09/29/2013 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 28, 2013 | Ted Thornhill
    Sheikh Salah al-Luhaydan said if woman drove they would damage their pelvis and their children could suffer 'clinical disorders' In 2011 Muslim scholars said a relaxation of the ban would see both men and women turn to homosexuality and pornography Women are banned from driving in Saudi Arabia Some defy the law - with one taking to the roads for four days continuously to protest for greater women's rights in the country A Saudi sheikh has warned women that driving could affect their ovaries and pelvises. Women are currently banned from driving in Saudi Arabia and many have protested...
  • Architects Eager to Begin Crystal Cathedral’s Renovation

    09/29/2013 6:38:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/26/13 | Carl Brunderson
    Two architectural firms have been selected to collaborate on the transformation of the landmark building and its 34-acre campus.ORANGE, Calif. — The leading architects in the massive undertaking of renovating the Crystal Cathedral into Christ Cathedral for the Diocese of Orange, Calif., have expressed their excitement about the daunting project. On Sept. 18, Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange announced that Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios had been selected to collaborate on the transformation of the landmark building and its 34-acre campus. The Diocese of Orange purchased the 3,000-seat Crystal Cathedral in February of 2012 from the Protestant church...
  • JPFO Presents Emily Miller with David and Goliath Award

    09/29/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Emily Miller accepts the David and Goliath award from Charles Heller At the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) reception last evening, Charles Heller, Executive Director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO), presented Emily Miller, reporter for the Washington Times, with the David and Goliath award for her outstanding reporting on the byzantine 17 step process that it takes to legally obtain a handgun in Washington, D. C. The award was last presented to Mike  Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and David Codrea of Gun Rights Examiner for their reporting of the Fast and Furious scandal. Both...
  • Bill Clinton: When It Comes to Obamacare, GOP ‘Begging for America to Fail’

    09/29/2013 6:24:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Bill Clinton: When It Comes to Obamacare, GOP ‘Begging for America to Fail’ By Benjamin Bell The Republican Party is “begging for America to fail” by rooting for President Obama’s signature health care law to fail, former President Bill Clinton said during an interview for “This Week” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “I’ve never seen a time — can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail … I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’ll be shocked if it fails,” Clinton, who attempted during his first...
  • Obamacare’s Failures Are Causing Democrats To Become Unhinged

    09/29/2013 6:22:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    While the media has been fixated on Republican infighting over how to deal with Obamacare, it has completely ignored the panic-induced irrational rhetoric coming from Democrats on the same subject. No, they aren’t openly forming circular firing squads like Republicans do – progressives put their agenda above ego and public disagreement. But they are worried because, while Obamacare was built to fail, it wasn’t expected to fail so early. That failure puts at risk the progressive dream of single-payer health care in the United States. We are moving past the “cost estimate” stage of Obamacare into reality of what Obamacare...
  • Israel and Others in Mideast View Overtures of U.S. and Iran With Suspicion

    09/29/2013 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 29, 2013 | Jodi Rudoren
    For Israel and Persian Gulf states like Saudi Arabia, President Obama’s telephone call with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Friday was the geopolitical equivalent of discovering your best friend flirting with your main rival. Though few nations have a greater interest in Mr. Obama’s promise to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, his overtures to Mr. Rouhani were greeted with alarm here and in other Middle East capitals allied with the United States. They worry about Iran’s sincerity, and fear that Mr. Obama’s desire for a diplomatic deal will only buy Iran time to continue a march toward...
  • 'Good Morning America' On Shutdown: World To End, Minorities Hardest Hit

    09/29/2013 6:20:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's a classic example of the MSM's use of sympathetic individual anecdotes to manipulate public opinion in favor of more and bigger government. Today's Good Morning America segment on the looming government shutdown, narrated by former New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny, offered the stories of just two people, both African-Americans, who could be hurt by a government shutdown. And check out the screen graphic: not to dramatize things or nuthin', but ABC plaintively wonders how federal workers would "survive." ABC could have balanced its report with stories of younger people who will see their health insurance premiums double or...
  • The Bottom of the Barrel at the George Soros Institute for Internet Trolling (long article)

    09/29/2013 6:16:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | John Ransom
    Don wrote: Just how many vacation days did President George W. Bush take during his reign? - Obama on Vacation: The $28,429,533.47 Man Dear Comrade Don, George W. Bush took vacations either at his own home in Texas or at his parents’ place in Kennebunkport. That’s not the same thing as flying off to South Africa on safari or touring Brazil or hanging at Martha’s Vineyard. It’d be nice to see the Obamas go back to Illinois, back to Hyde Park for a vacation, and hey, it would lower their carbon footprint too. But when exactly have liberals been a...
  • Transformation of the Democratick Party

    09/29/2013 6:14:13 AM PDT · by C210N · 1 replies
    9/29/13 | Self
    Today, the Democrat party is the party of Free Money. They have brainstormed every conceivable way to handout free money for their votes. The following list is just a few of the ways:                 Free Money to get a phone                Free Money to get food                Free Money to get housing                Free Money to get EBT cards (can be as good as money)                Free Money to sit and loaf and watch TV and drink beer I’m proposing to Fundamentally Transform the Democrat Party to the Democratick Party. It wouldstill be for free stuff, I mean, you can’t change its core nature. I think...
  • PLAN THREE : The U.S. wanted to bomb us in 1993 ! (Translation from Serbian)

    09/29/2013 6:12:06 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    The government of George Bush Sr's planned bombing of Bosnia and Herzegovina , Serbia and Montenegro , according to a secret CIA document from which the recently declassified "top secret " BELGRADE - thoroughly prepared plan. The government of George Bush the Elder early in 1993. had planned the bombing of Bosnia and Herzegovina , Serbia and Montenegro , according to secret documents from the CIA which was recently declassified "top secret " . Bombing campaign was the official name of the "Plan Three " , and included the air attacks on military and industrial targets and the institutions of...
  • Has the worm turned? Anyone else see the opening skit from Saturday Night Live? It trashes Obamacare

    09/29/2013 6:04:36 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 51 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Just time to post this before heading off for Mass. SNL premiered last night, and the opening skit was a total send-off/put down of Obama, Obamacare, and a lot of other leftist garbage. I expect it's on the net somewheres, (YouTube?) hopefully someone can dig it up and post the link. Well worth watching..
  • Chinese doctor builds new nose on man's forehead . .

    09/29/2013 6:01:22 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 11 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | September 28, 2013 | DIDI TANG
    BEIJING (AP) — A surgeon in China says he has constructed an extra nose out of a man's rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of his forehead to prepare for a transplant in probably the first operation of its kind.
  • Defiant House Delays Obamacare; Government Shutdown Looms

    09/29/2013 5:58:57 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | September 29, 2013 | Tom Cohen and Holly Yan
    In a move that makes a government shutdown very likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan early Sunday morning that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal its tax on medical devices. The temporary budget resolution now goes back to the Senate, where Democrats have consistently said any changes to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law is a deal-killer. ... The decision to vote on the House amendments overnight emerged from a rare weekend GOP caucus meeting called by House Speaker John Boehner. The votes, taken after midnight, were 231-192 for the Obamacare delay, and 248-174 for the medical...
  • Beat Lamar!: Joe Carr Rally Report

    09/29/2013 5:58:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Little House on Unaka | September 29, 2013 | don-o
    Yesterday, I attended the fifth of five statewide rallies hosted by Tea Party and other groups who had an opportunity to vet candidates for a challenge to Lamar! in next year’s primary. I had solicited FReeper input here, Beat Lamar! : Help Me Vet Joe Carr Rather than give a detailed report, I will say that my impression is that Joe would win the support of 99.99% of us. Almost all on the issues suggested to me in the thread were covered. If there are any questions, I would try to answer them. I did not record or video, since...
  • Gator Nation Set to Expand with Full Online Degree

    09/29/2013 5:51:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 27th, 2013 | Allison Nielsen
    First-time college students who want to attend the University of Florida but can't make the move to Gainesville won't have to anymore, thanks to a new UF online bachelor's degree program. The Board of Governors Friday voted to approve the business plan for the online bachelor's program. The business plan contained an 82-page summary of courses and degree programs, student services, tuition and fees, budget, admissions and enrollment projections. Tuition for in-state students at UF Online will cost 75 percent of the price of on-campus classes, while out-of-state students will pay market rates. UF Online students will also be exempt...
  • Historic market bombed in Pakistan (three dozen killed)

    09/29/2013 5:40:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2013 | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    A car bomb tore through a centuries-old market in Peshawar on Sunday, killing at least three dozen people in the third major attack on the city in a week. With the death toll expected to rise, at least 100 people were also injured in the midday explosion at Qissa Khawani Bazaar, known as the market for “story tellers.” The market in Peshawar’s “old city” is located not far from All Saints Church, where 85 people were killed a week ago in what is believed to be the worst attack on Christians in Pakistan’s history. That attack was followed by a...
  • McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

    09/29/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials. The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News that Elizabeth O'Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant, and will start work next week. "Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office," McCain said in a statement.
  • Tyranny is far the worst of treasons

    09/29/2013 5:38:03 AM PDT · by heartwood · 4 replies
    The Two Foscari ^ | 1821 | George Gordon, Lord Byron
    ...Tyranny Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief.