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  • It’s Me Oh Lord, Standin’ in the Need of Prayer – A Homily for the 30th Sunday of the Year

    10/27/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/27/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    There’s an old saying on pride that goes: “Faults in others I can see, but praise the Lord, they’re none in me!” It’s a steel trap statement because one is snared in sin by the very act of claiming they have no sin. And it’s the biggest sin of all: Pride!In today’s Gospel, the Lord illustrates this very point in speaking to us of two men who go to to the temple and pray. One man commits the greatest sin of all, pride, and leaves unjustified. The other, though a great sinner, receives the gift of justification through humility. Let’s...
  • Lies the Dems Tell Themselves

    10/27/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 27, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    During the Obama years, a potent mythology has taken root in Democratic circles. In this narrative, Democrats are victims, martyrs even, whereas Republicans are wily tricksters. Last year, there was a hyped-up fable about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. President Barack Obama told "60 Minutes," "When I first came into office, the head of the Senate Republicans said, 'My No. 1 priority is making sure President Obama's a one-term president.'" Sen. Dianne Feinstein even told the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board she heard McConnell speaking to that effect on the Senate's opening day. The thing is that the quote...
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    10/27/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 4 replies
    Los Angels Times ^ | October 26, 2013 | Evan Halper
    <p>WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.</p> <p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America's major roads.</p>
  • More Obamashock! Glitches Hit Paper, Phone Applications; Obamacare Glitch Great Quotes

    10/27/2013 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 27, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Millions of Existing Plans Dropped I posted my personal experiences on Obamacare, as well as those of a reader, in Tips on Navigating Obamacare Costs on HealthCare.Gov - My Personal Experience - Obamashock! Just in case anyone thought "ObamaShock!" was an isolated incident, the Weekly Standard reports Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of Obamacare. While the Affordable Care Act was making its way through Congress in 2009 and 2010, President Obama famously promised the American people over and over again that if you like your health plan, you can keep it. “Let me be exactly clear...
  • Wave of Car Bombs in Iraq Kills Dozens

    10/27/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2013 | DURAID ADNAN
    BAGHDAD — Ten car bombs targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, hit on Sunday morning. All 10 bombs went off within 40 minutes, starting from 9:30 a.m. Forty-one civilians were killed and more than 100 others were wounded, according to security and medical officials. Ambulances rushed to hospitals and security forces tightened measures around checkpoints to search each passing car, creating a traffic jam.
  • Take Heart For Evil Is Not Winning

    10/27/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 17 replies ^ | Sept. 2013 | Jan Markell
    Take Heart for Evil Is Not Winning! By Jan Markell If you’re like me, you’re fed up. You’re disgusted that evil always seems to win! You wonder why God allows serial liars in government and elsewhere to keep prospering and even to win re-election in many places. Just being aware of the fact that we’re in an Isaiah 5:20 world isn’t enough -- that we’re likely in the midst of evil being called good. We have unspeakable atrocities going on at the highest levels. People are being silenced on Benghazi and the perpetrators are still running free. America funds one...
  • Tea Party Raising McCain’s Frustration

    10/27/2013 9:19:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Legal Insurection ^ | 10-27-2013 | Leslie Eastman
    Meghan McCain says her Arizona senator dad is “depressed” and “frustrated” with the tea party faction of the Republican Party, which she called “the hyper-conservative wing.” The comments were part of Meghan’s promo for her new show, which no one will watch, Raising McCain. As a Tea Party activist, I am all for making both McCains even more frustrated. One of the most important developments in the new conservative movement has been encouraging regular Americans to participate directly in politics. In California, that has meant many have gotten involved in local Republican groups and have become versed in the ways...
  • End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December

    10/27/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri's extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its "primary" designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores,...
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Conan: Obama Tries to Explain ObamaCare Without a Teleprompter

    10/27/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT · by ocr1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-23-2013 | Kyle Becker
    After hearing him it explain it makes sense ;). Laugh for the day. Watch on Youtube.
  • Navy aviator-in-training accused of attacking 3 at Disney World

    10/27/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Navy Times | 10/26/13
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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sungrazer

    10/27/2013 9:05:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | October 27, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Arcing toward a fiery fate, this Sungrazer comet was recorded by the SOHO spacecraft's Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph(LASCO) on December 23, 1996. LASCO uses an occulting disk, partially visible at the lower right, to block out the otherwise overwhelming solar disk allowing it to image the inner 8 million kilometers of the relatively faint corona. The comet is seen as its coma enters the bright equatorial solar wind region (oriented vertically). Positioned in space to continuously observe the Sun, SOHO has now been used to discover over 1,500 comets, including numerous sungrazers. Based on their orbits, the vast majority...
  • Lib Cartoonist Ted Rall: 'Truth Behind ACA Mess Is Obama and His Gang of Golfing Buddies Are Idiots'

    10/27/2013 9:01:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Lib Cartoonist Ted Rall: 'Truth Behind ACA Mess Is Obama and His Gang of Golfing Buddies Are Idiots' By Noel Sheppard Created 10/27/2013 - 10:46am People familiar with liberal cartoonist and polemicist Ted Rall will be shocked by a piece he published at Daily Kos Friday wherein he actually agreed with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Trust me, they'll likely be even more shocked with what he had to say about President Obama. At the center of Rall's piece was Palin's October 20 article wherein she joined a number of conservative commentators in claiming ObamaCare was intentionallly screwed up in...
  • Piers Morgan Links to Fake News Report to Mock Sarah Palin

    10/27/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/27/13 | Matt Hadro
    Piers Morgan used a fake news site to mock Sarah Palin on Twitter on Thursday. He linked to the satirical news site The Daily Currant saying that Palin claimed Jesus celebrated Easter. "And she's back!" Morgan gloated, with absolutely no mention that the article was fake. When critics told him the website was satire, Morgan answered that he knew it was. Yet he praised the notion that it was believable. "That's the beauty of it," Morgan wrote when someone tweeted that it was "hilarious even if its fake. Why? I believed it." That wasn't the first time Morgan has derided...
  • The Two Types of Child Victimization at Government Schools

    10/27/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    You would think the bureaucrats who run government schools would want to focus on the basics, such as teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. After all, no nation spends more per pupil on education than the United States. And based on some Cato Institute research, I suspect the OECD estimate of about $15,000 per student is a low-ball estimate of the burden on American taxpayers. So what do we get for all this money? To be blunt, the results are miserable, with Americans ranking well below average compared to our overseas competitors. Here are some comparisons on both literacy and numeracy...
  • Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator

    10/27/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator By Elise Viebeck - 10/27/13 11:02 AM ET A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "laughingstock of America" after she was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius's attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare's enrollment website. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." "She's lost considerable credibility," Barrasso said of Sebelius. "She's the laughingstock of America." Sebelius has experienced a wave of scrutiny since debuted with major problems on...
  • The line forms on the left: Liberals run to cameras saying ANYTHING to attack conservatives

    10/27/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/27/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The New Town Shooting; Kermit Gosnell murders; Benghazi; liberals see these sad events as opportunities to raise money by blaming them on Republicans. Ordinary people would recoil from such conduct, but liberal Democrats aren’t “ordinary people.” In the wake of all of these outrages which honest evaluation places totally at their feet, liberals have used them as an opportunity to get “on stage” and parrot the attack de jour on conservatives or merely make one up. It’s anything for a shot of “ink.” It never matters that the attack isn’t even vaguely rationale; what counts is getting face time and...
  • Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 101 replies
    national review ^ | October 24, 2013 | John Fund
    <p>President Obama's aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers.</p> <p>Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.</p>
  • Common Core, the United States and the Unified State

    10/27/2013 8:31:08 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The United States consist of fifty different states, united for constitutionally specified purposes but not required to be united for others. She is not and should not become a single unified entity.Each of our fifty States is different from the others, although decreasingly so. Within each State there are also differences. Life in our rural areas -- in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for example -- has little resemblance to life inside the Washington beltway where our feral Federal masters congregate. [youtube=] Video linkDumping all fifty of the United States into a federally designed "one-size-fits-all" dumpster will continue to have pernicious consequences;...
  • One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change: Opinion (Star Ledger)

    10/27/2013 8:30:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | October 27, 2013 | Julie O'Connor
    .... Too bad that strong leadership didn’t extend to telling New Jerseyans what we needed to hear most: that we must protect ourselves from rising sea levels that worsen severe flooding, and mightier storms in the future.