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  • Would you vote for Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton for president?

    05/16/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by ncfool · 156 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 5-16-2014 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Who would you vote for in 2016 St. Louis Journal Business Journal poll....
  • "The Five" are for legalizing Marijuana

    03/12/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 165 replies
    March 13, 2014
    Was just watching the show and they played a clip of Rick Perry saying that Texas has lowered fines for first time offense for marijuana use. So far he has not said he would legalize it. So the members went around the table and all but Beckel (recovering addict) said they were for legalizing marijuana. Dana Pirino said Texas might as well legalize it because Texans are coming into Colorado to legally smoke the stuff. She also said that if a republican wants to get a hand in an audience full of hipsters all they have to say is they...
  • Country star Toby Keith sparks outrage after banning GUNS from his new Virginia restaurant

    12/28/2013 6:54:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:34 EST, 28 December 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    Country star, actor and restaurateur Toby Keith sparked a controversy after banning guns from his newly opened eatery in Virginia. The 52-year-old Oklahoma native held a grand opening last week for his newest venture, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in the DC suburb of Woodbridge. But many of the singer’s fans who turned up for the event were shocked to discover a sign in the window that announced: “NO GUNS PERMITTED.” …
  • Sen. Paul Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    09/18/2013 8:16:54 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Official Rand Paul Website ^ | Sep 18, 2013 | Senator Rand Paul
    If I told you that one out of three African-American males is forbidden by law from voting, you might think I was talking about Jim Crow 50 years ago. Yet today, a third of African-American males are still prevented from voting because of the War on Drugs. The War on Drugs has disproportionately affected young black males. The ACLU reports that blacks are four to five times more likely to be convicted for drug possession although surveys indicate that blacks and whites use drugs at similar rates. The majority of illegal drug users and dealers nationwide are white, but three-fourths...
  • Obama accuses rivals of extortion

    09/18/2013 7:59:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    SkyNews ^ | Sept 19, 2013
    President Barack Obama has accused his critics of extorting him over raising the US debt ceiling, as a Republican budget gamble brought the prospect of a government shutdown ever closer. Obama and his Republican foes in Congress are locked into entrenched positions over lifting the $US16.7 trillion ($A17.9 trillion) borrowing cap and a government operating budget. If there is no compromise - an increasingly likely prospect - government operations will grind to a halt on October 1 and the US could default on its debts by the middle of next month, a scenario which could have alarming domestic and international...
  • Obama Dares Republicans to Defy Tea Party on Obamacare, Shutdown Deal

    09/16/2013 11:26:04 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    National Journal (excerpt - click for article) ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Patrick Reis
    President Obama took a swipe at the Hard Right on Monday, accusing tea-party-aligned House Republicans of gambling with the nation's economy by threatening to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded. In a sprawling economic speech, Obama called on Congress to avert a government shutdown by passing a budget, and he insisted he would brook no wrangling over a raise in the debt ceiling. Obama said such a shutdown, or even the possibility of default, would damage the still-fragile economic recovery. Specifically, the president went after Republicans who say they won't vote for any budget deal that does not...
  • Are we distracted by scandals while Democrats walk away with the immigration amnesty prize?

    07/08/2013 6:59:17 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 5/22/13 | William Jacobson
    I received an insightful email from reader Karen Sacandy: Dear Professor Jacobson: I’m among your many grateful readers, but at this time, the Democrats are like Thomas Crown in the flick, “The Thomas Crown Affair,” who created a distraction over here, while over there, he was stealing a multimillion dollar painting. But in this case, it’s a total transformation of the American people, by immigration law changes to aid and abet the non-enforcement we’ve had for decades. All these abuses of power converging at this time are almost COMPLETELY distracting everyone who could bring pressure to bear to prevent the...
  • High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage

    03/20/2013 5:01:50 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 35 replies
    HealthDay ^ | March 19th, 2013
    People who take high doses of popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may be more likely to develop kidney problems, a new study suggests. Specifically, those participants who took higher doses of statins were 34 percent more likely to be hospitalized for acute kidney injury during the first 120 days of treatment, compared to their counterparts who were taking lower doses. This risk remained elevated two years after starting treatment. The findings appeared online March 19 in the journal BMJ. Statins are widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels, and can be very effective. They do, however, confer their share of...
  • Whitney Houston's body ravaged by scars, cuts and burns, autopsy reveals

    04/08/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/8/12 | THE SUN/NEWSCORE
    Whitney Houston's body was ravaged by scars, cuts and burns when she died, autopsy details showed. Years of drug and alcohol abuse had left the "Bodyguard" star with a damaged heart and liver, a hole in her nose and 11 front teeth missing. She also had a needle mark on one arm and was high on a cocktail of nine drugs when she died in a hotel bath in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2012.
  • Romney Is Not the “Stealth Tea Party Candidate”

    02/04/2012 6:10:44 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2-4-12 | Daniel Lalrison
    Theda Skocpol believes that Romney is the “stealth Tea Party candidate”: *** In Romney, the tea party has found the ultimate prize: a candidate loyal to the movement’s agenda, but able to fool enough pundits and moderate voters to win the White House at a time when the tea party has lost broad appeal. *** If I didn’t know anything else about Romney, I’d say that this almost sounds plausible. Unfortunately, this argument requires us to believe that Romney will be loyal an agenda that includes major controversial and unpopular policies. That isn’t going to happen, because Romney cannot be...
  • Can Rick Perry Rebound With A Flat Tax? (video interview)

    11/08/2011 12:43:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 8, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    he Perry campaign wants to reboot, having retooled and refined its message and tried hard to get back on the jobs message. Okay, fine, but first the Perry camp needs to answer a basic question — why should supporters who went all in for him and wound up feeling burned give him a second shot? I asked him about that and it was, perhaps, a good sign that he stayed on the jobs message. The jobs message, though, raises a question about his flat tax — won't it just help the rich? Also, what about President Obama's approach and his...
  • Obama has requested address before Jt Session of Cong on Sept. 7 for jobs and economic address.

    08/31/2011 9:07:52 AM PDT · by sunmars · 122 replies
    just announced, this ought to be good for grandstanding and wagging of the finger at nasty republicans and blame Bush.
  • Newt Stumbles Out of the Gate

    05/16/2011 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 126 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/16/2011 | Doug Powers
    Newt Gingrich was on Meet the Press this morning in his first Sunday show appearance since announcing his intention to… challenge President Obama for the Democrat nomination, apparently. Andrew Stiles at NRO has the details: Newt Gingrich’s appearance on “Meet the Press” today could leave some wondering which party’s nomination he is running for. The former speaker had some harsh words for Paul Ryan’s (and by extension, nearly every House Republican’s) plan to reform Medicare, calling it “radical.”
  • Giuliani 'absolutely' open to 2012 presidential run

    01/21/2011 12:33:58 PM PST · by speciallybland · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he is "absolutely" open to a run for president in 2012. Giuliani, the mayor of New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks who ran for president in 2008, hinted more strongly that he might seek the Republican nomination to challenge President Obama's reelection. "I will take a look at 2012. It's really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I'll have to evaluate as the year goes along," Giuliani said Thursday night on CNBC's "The Kudlow...
  • Nostradamus Predicted Viking Kitties

    11/19/2010 8:39:19 PM PST · by charleshardin · 128 replies · 2+ views
    http://recovering-liberal.blogspot.com/2010/11/nostradamus-predicted-palins-2012.html
  • Prepare to lose metals, says UN group

    05/26/2010 12:48:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,025+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 20 May 2010 | Andy Extance
    Supplies of speciality metals like lithium, neodymium and indium could become restricted unless recycling rates improve. That's the message from the first two of six reports prepared to assess metal supply sustainability for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 'Scientists should anticipate the possibility that they may not have the whole periodic table to work with in future,' says Thomas Graedel, who led the Global Metal Flows Working Group that compiled the studies.  The report series won't deliver overall supply and demand projections until nearer to the 2012 Rio Earth Summit. Nevertheless Graedel, who is also director of Yale University's Center for Industrial Ecology...
  • Chutzpah: Obama urges federal control of health insurance premiums

    02/21/2010 10:55:28 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 10 replies · 462+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 02/22/10 | Bill Dupray
    Every single day of this man's presidency is focused on destroying individual liberty and capitalism. There is no absolutely no authority for the federal government to control insurance premiums. This is right out of the Politburo's handbook. President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation?s health care system, White House officials said. Keep in mind that this is effectively seizing control of the health insurance industry. After all, if you control the rates, you control the companies'...
  • A lethal business model targets Middle America (heroin from Mexico)

    02/14/2010 7:25:07 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 22 replies · 945+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/14/10 | Sam Quinones
    Immigrants from an obscure corner of Mexico are changing heroin use in many parts of America. Farm boys from a tiny county that once depended on sugar cane have perfected an ingenious business model for selling a semi-processed form of Mexican heroin known as black tar. Using convenient delivery by car and aggressive marketing, they have moved into cities and small towns across the United States, often creating demand for heroin where there was little or none. In many of those places, authorities report increases in overdoses and deaths.
  • No, Senator Grassley. Just Say No

    02/12/2010 4:11:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 587+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Just when you think beltway Republicans have finally begun to understand the depth and breadth of the voter revolt against the size and reach of the federal government, and thus against the President Obama-led Congressional Democrats, along comes Senator Grassley to throw Democrats a life-line. Grassley fought a brave and good fight against Obamacare throughout 2009, correctly assessing the offers from his Democratic colleague on the Finance Committee, Max Baucus, as both deeply undesirable on their merits and certain to be amended to the worse by House as well. But the Beltway pressures of facing down cartloads of lobbyists and...
  • A democrat saying "No": Virginia Senator Jim Webb defying the President

    02/11/2010 9:15:17 AM PST · by jpl · 35 replies · 2,609+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2010 | JOHN J. MILLER
    Sen. James Webb wrote six novels before he tried his hand at nonfiction. His 2004 history of the Scots-Irish in America owns a memorable name: "Born Fighting." The Virginia Democrat might have saved the title for his memoirs: The man who once battled his way through the jungles of Vietnam has become an influential political warrior in Washington, to the sudden consternation of President Obama.
  • Report: Obama Asks Pres. George W. Bush to Co-Lead Haiti Relief Effort With Bill Clinton

    01/14/2010 5:08:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 145 replies · 4,272+ views
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Kristinn
    NBC's Chuck Todd reported on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' this morning that Barack Obama called former President George W. Bush last night to ask him to co-lead relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti along with Bill Clinton.This would be in keeping with Bush asking Clinton and his father President George H. W. Bush to co-lead the relief efforts for the 2004 Sumatra tsunami.Todd said the White House may wait a few days to make the announcement.
  • Proudly the NO Party

    01/02/2010 10:12:36 PM PST · by goods · 8 replies · 388+ views
    yossigestetner.com ^ | 12/29/09 | Yossi Gestetner
    According to Politico, the Dems are reviving their “Party of No” attack against the Repubs, saying that the Repubs always say No and obstruct President Obama’s agenda. Looking at where the country stands today, it is VERY good that Repubs say no to… …economic and social policies that brought us the 2008 meltdown. …a Stimulus economy that increased the Unemployment Rate much higher and faster than it did after 9/11 which was initially nothing less devastating to America than the meltdown. …an unemployment rate of above 9%. …an economy not gaining anywhere close to the 150,000 jobs it should have...
  • Chinese Jet Gets Boost From Obama

    11/18/2009 5:41:48 PM PST · by ricks_place · 74 replies · 3,753+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2009 | ANDY PASZTOR And NORIHIKO SHIROUZU
    One of the few concrete signs of cooperation to emerge from this week's U.S.-China summit could boost Beijing's drive to become a global aircraft maker. President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to push for closer technical collaboration and eventual U.S. safety approval for China's ARJ21 commuter jet. That amounts to both a symbolic and practical step to counter Beijing's growing frustration with U.S. aviation policy and U.S. restrictions on the purchase of certain technologies. The high-profile U.S. initiative is especially significant because China's own safety regulators are still a year or more away from approving the 70-to-100-passenger aircraft being developed by...
  • Hillary Clinton is open to coffee with Sarah Palin

    11/16/2009 2:43:17 AM PST · by kingattax · 52 replies · 1,452+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2009 | John Poirier, Eric Walsh
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is open to having coffee with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose forthcoming book about the 2008 presidential campaign is stirring controversy. "I absolutely would look forward to having coffee," Clinton said from Singapore during an interview aired on Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and a popular figure among some U.S. conservatives, is on a tour promoting her book, "Going Rogue: An American Life."
  • JUST SAY "NO" ON HEALTHCARE

    11/04/2009 9:00:37 AM PST · by princess leah · 8 replies · 338+ views
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 11/04/09 | princess leah
    Knowing that tomorrow the US House of Representatives will bring the HealthCare Bill to the floor for a vote, I have started calling all the DEMOCRAT members of the house to urge them to JUST VOTE NO. I also have told their phone aides who answer my calls that I will SPEND MY OWN MONEY and send campaign donations to their OPPONENTS in 2010 IF THEY VOTE YES on this hideous bill. PLEASE CALL THEM UP TODAY and let your voices be heard while we still can! ELECTIONS have CONSEQUENCES!!!
  • Response Letter sent Back with RNC Survey

    11/02/2009 3:26:26 PM PST · by John 3_19-21 · 18 replies · 1,296+ views
    John 3_19-21
    Dear Mr. Steele, It is with regret that I must decline to offer any financial support to the RNC at this time. Although I still consider myself a Republican I cannot support what I believe to be misguided leadership and a total disconnect with the core constituency. Most “career” Republicans would rather support the monster that is the Republican machine than serve their citizenry with honor, sacrifice and duty. Virtues this great constitutional republic so desperately need. America is truly at a crossroad as you have pointed out however, I believe that my targeted financial support of conservative, servant-minded candidates...
  • Why everyone is saying no to Obama

    09/21/2009 4:32:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,122+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-21-09 | AMIR MIZROCH
    Everybody is saying no to the American president these days. And it's not just that they're saying no, it's also the way they're saying no. The Saudis twice said no to his request for normalization gestures towards Israel (at Barack Obama's meeting with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, and in Washington at meetings with Hillary Clinton). Who says no to the American president twice? What must they think of Obama in the desert kingdom? The North Koreans said no to repeated attempts at talks, by test-launching long-range missiles in April; Russia and China keep on saying no to tougher sanctions...
  • Snowe Says "NO" to Dems on Health Plan

    09/15/2009 8:55:57 PM PDT · by REPANDPROUDOFIT · 64 replies · 1,907+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/15/09 08:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton and Jeffrey Young
    Senate Democrats are going to have to move forward on healthcare without a single Republican supporter after Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she could not back the Finance Committee’s bill. Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) failed to win any Republican backer despite weeks of intense negotiations behind closed doors to strike a deal.
  • Dr. Lawrence Hunter: KILL Healthcare Bill

    09/13/2009 10:00:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 742+ views
    The Substratum ^ | September 3,2009 | G. J. Merits
    Dr. Lawrence Hunter of the Social Security Institute has a ringside seat of what is really happening in the ObamaCare negotiations and it is not anything like any of us would expect. Serious pressure is building and the momentum is on our side. However, without the knowledge of what is actually happening behind the scenes, the grave we are digging for ObamaCare could actually become our own graves. Our collective effort could all be for naught if we allow the construction of any scaffolding for a public option. Liberals are very patient about realizing their agenda. They will build upon...
  • NO, MR. PRESIDENT

    09/13/2009 9:21:51 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 48 replies · 1,772+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2009 | Bill Kristol
    In his 60 Minutes interview to be aired tonight, President Obama apparently says, "I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it....I'm the one who's going to be held responsible. So I have every incentive to get this right." No, Mr. President. It’s not about you. If legislation passes, you don’t own it. We all own it. Any health care bill will become part of the U.S. Code, not simply an item on the Obama White House web site. We will all feel its effects. We are all responsible for the future of...
  • Stop GOP from Caving On HealthScare Reform‏

    08/28/2009 4:50:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 571+ views
    GrassTops ^ | 8/28/2009 | Staff
    Would you allow an agency that had the compassion of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to make health care decisions for you and your family members? Would you go to a hospital or doctor's office run by the employees of your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)? If the above scenarios don't upset you, then do nothing. If however, you believe that you should be able to make your own health care decisions... if you want quality and affordable health care... then the time to take action is now. At this very moment, three Republican Senators (Charles Grassley, Mike Enzi...
  • Man Plows "Say No to Obama" Into Texas Field

    08/26/2009 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies · 3,084+ views
    NBC ^ | Aug 26, 2009 | HOLLY LAFON
    A Lubbock man took out his frustrations with the Obama health care plan recently by plowing his protest into a field of weeds. The plan could cost taxpayers trillions of dollars over the next several years, MSNBC reports. Sam Bates, a former art teacher cut down some weeds and left a large message visible from the sky: “Say no to Obama!” "I thought, maybe some pilots flying from here to Dallas would get a good chuckle," Bates said. But with the Internet and television, the message has reached far more than the few pilots and birds he expected. Bates had...
  • Angered Americans are saying no to Obamacare

    08/21/2009 12:37:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 868+ views
    Juneau Empire ^ | 8/21/2009 | Kevin Reeves
    "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." -Mark Twain You know, they really don't get it. Just when you think the Obama administration couldn't possibly prove itself more out of touch with Middle America, some transcendent remark or policy issues from Washington, D.C, are proving that happy ignorance is the bulwark shielding this government from reality. Democrat politicians holding "town hall meetings" are being shouted down, escorted from the building by security and followed by seething crowds. At least one has been hung in effigy, and many future town hall...
  • Common theme for health care opponents: No to big government

    08/13/2009 6:18:39 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 16 replies · 513+ views
    WRAL TV Website - News - Politics ^ | Aug 12 updated today Aug 13 | Adam Owens
    Raleigh, N.C. — Americans are jeering and ranting at lawmakers' health care forums in North Carolina and across the country. Many of those raising their voices and fists at the town halls have never been politically active. Many opponents say their frustration was born earlier this year with government bailouts and big spending bills, and has simmered in the recession.
  • Obama's Ex-Indian-American Aide to Run For Top Illinois Post

    08/07/2009 11:32:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 8/7/09
    President Barack Obama's former Indian-American campaign adviser Raja Krishnamoorthi will be running for the post of Illinois Comptroller, the State's chief fiscal officer, in the 2010 elections. Mr. Krishnamoorthi said he will "fight to restore trust in state government and bring more transparency and accountability" at a time when the State has been plagued with scandals like digging and selling of grave sites at the Burr Oak cemetery and admission irregularities at the University of Illinois. "As so often happens in our capital Springfield, the special interests have won and our state government is broken.It is time to fix it....
  • Obama out of touch with anti-ObamaCare rejection?

    08/05/2009 10:40:51 AM PDT · by usalady · 15 replies · 713+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Martha
    Once again, the Obama administration has let the public that know its discontent about ObamaCare means nothing to them. Although 86 percent of Americans are happy with their health care, the White House and Democrats in Congress are determined to run roughshod over them.
  • (Texas-D) Doggett says he’s more resolved than ever to pass a health-care plan ("Just Say No")

    08/03/2009 12:46:52 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 95 replies · 3,635+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Monday, August 3, 2009, 11:27 AM | W. Gardner Selby
    U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, fresh off a rousing neighborhood meeting on health-care reform that ended with people chanting “just say no,” said this morning he’s more resolved than ever to seek congressional approval of health-care reforms. The Austin Democrat said people who attended the gathering Saturday morning at a South Austin grocery store first heard him talk about why he favors change and then he took questions. Doggett said he subsequently said he wanted to talk one on one with crowd members interested in other issues, but that proved impossible because of deafening chants of “just say no.” It was...
  • Climate Bill Set for Vote After Deal Is Reached (Secret Cap & Trade vote this Friday!)

    06/24/2009 9:36:50 PM PDT · by mutantcoil · 30 replies · 2,814+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 24, 2009 | IAN TALLEY and SIOBHAN HUGHES
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a vote Friday on a sprawling climate-change bill, signaling the Democratic leadership's confidence that it can overcome objections from Farm Belt Democrats.
  • Ron Paul- Do you support him or not

    06/19/2009 7:39:10 PM PDT · by FutureRocketMan · 125 replies · 2,259+ views
    6/19/09 | FutureRocketMan
    Do you support Ron Paul? Three categories: President Congressman Governor
  • Live Your Best Life Ever!

    06/01/2009 3:21:37 AM PDT · by samtheman · 25 replies · 1,466+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 30, 2009 | Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert
    In January, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her show to share her unusual secrets to staying young. Each morning, the 62-year-old actress and self-help author rubs a potent estrogen cream into the skin on her arm. She smears progesterone on her other arm two weeks a month. And once a day, she uses a syringe to inject estrogen directly into her vagina.
  • Why Republicans Should Back Universal Health Care (Switzerland is the right model)

    05/13/2009 10:14:47 AM PDT · by curiosity · 196 replies · 5,471+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | April 13, 2009 | Regina Herzlinger
    The time for universal health insurance coverage has come. Everybody seems to know that -- except for the Republicans, all too many of whom cling to traditional denunciations of universal coverage as socialism... The Republicans could instead offer a consumer-controlled universal coverage system, like that in Switzerland, in which the people, not the government, control how much they spend on health. There are no government health insurance programs. Instead, the Swiss choose from about 85 private heath insurers... This consumer-driven, universal coverage system provides excellent health care for the sick, tops the world in consumer satisfaction, and costs 40 percent...
  • State's Future At Stake In May 19 Vote

    05/09/2009 10:21:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,225+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | May 09th 2009
    State's future at stake in May 19 vote John Wildermuth,Matthew Yi May 9, 2009 If California voters reject a package of budget measures in next week's special election, it will set off a fiscal free-for-all that could set the state's course for years to come. Defeat of the measures on the May 19 ballot would chop nearly $6 billion in expected revenue from next year's budget, on top of a projected $8 billion deficit left by shrinking tax collections. Proposals by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and others to close that gap are driving a wildfire of criticism across the state. Deep...
  • Of Course There's Going To Be A Newspaper Bailout (NYT, WPO)

    05/04/2009 8:52:54 PM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 703+ views
    News that the Boston Globe could shutter its doors any day now, leaving the city without its most famous paper, prompted some reporter to ask White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs whether there would be a bailout for the newspaper industry. Gibbs said no: "I don’t know what, in all honesty, government can do about it.” But then he added that, "(Obama) believes there has to be a strong free press" and that the President has expressed "concern and sadness" over the state of the industry. Ding-Ding-Ding. Folks, a newspaper bailout is coming. Maybe not in time to save the...
  • Feds Will Spend $400,000 to Study Drinking and Sex Habits of Homosexuals in Argentina

    05/04/2009 3:18:38 AM PDT · by Man50D · 44 replies · 2,448+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding a study that seeks to discover a link between drinking and having sex among homosexuals in Argentina. The study will send researchers to six bars in Buenos Aires to interview both patrons and proprietors in an effort to discover what it is about those bars that may encourage the risky behavior. The study began on Sept. 30, 2008, and runs through Aug. 31, 2010. It already has cost taxpayers $198,776. By the time the project ends, it will have cost $403,902, according to NIH. The grant, awarded to the New York State...
  • Sarah Palin on American Chopper (tonight) - check out video

    04/30/2009 5:39:39 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies · 810+ views
    blog.newsweek.com ^ | 4-30-09 | Holly Bailey
    Sarah Palin is a guest on TLC’s American Chopper tonight. The guys meet up with Palin to talk about a motorcycle they are building to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alaska’s statehood. The preview, up on YouTube, shows Palin cozying up against a HUGE bear rug that’s about, oh, three times her size. We’d seen it in pictures before, but for some reason, it just looks bigger this time. Wow.
  • Hardin (MT) Jail Tries For Detainees From Gitmo

    04/24/2009 3:59:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 778+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | 4/23/2009 | BECKY SHAY
    Economic development officials in Hardin are looking at the soon-to-close detention facility in Guantanamo Bay as a possible fix for the jail sitting empty in Hardin. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Jan. 22 to close the Guantanamo detention facilities in Cuba where hundreds of enemy combatants have been held since 2002. The closure is to occur in a year, during which time remaining detainees must be returned to their home countries or detained elsewhere. Meanwhile, a 460-bed detention facility sits empty in Hardin. Built by Two Rivers Authority, the city's economic development arm, the facility was meant to...
  • Obama asks Congress to back IMF Boost (Here we go again)

    04/20/2009 6:36:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 767+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/20/2009
    The US Capitol in Washington. President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress ... G-20 Leaders Agree to Dole Out $1 Trillion to IMF & World Bank President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by 500 billion dollars in a move designed to expand its reach to big emerging market nations. Obama also asked lawmakers to approve a US contribution to the fund to 100 billion dollars, as part of the plan to swell International Monetary Fund reserves agreed at this month's Group of 20 summit in London. The president made the request in...
  • Revealed: [UK] Government helpline tells children 'cannabis is safer than alcohol'

    04/18/2009 7:55:20 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 555+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/18/2009 | Julie Henry, David Barrett and Alex Ralph
    Advisers manning the “Frank” helpline are informing callers they believed to be children as young as 13 that alcohol is a “much more powerful drug than cannabis” and that using the illegal drug recreationally is not harmful because it “doesn’t get you that high”. Callers are also being told that taking ecstasy will not lead to long-term damage and that if they are in doubt, to “just take half a pill and if you are handling that OK, you can take the other half.” The advice, given to reporters who rang the helpline posing as young people, has alarmed anti-drugs...
  • Innocent detainees need a home

    04/02/2009 4:23:22 AM PDT · by AU72 · 21 replies · 747+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 2, 2009 | Bill Delahunt and Sabin Willett
    ONE OF THE most pressing issues the Obama administration will face when it closes the Guantanamo detention center is what to do with the 63 detainees cleared for release or transfer who cannot return home. These men will require assistance from friendly democracies. Undoubtedly, a number of foreign nations will demand that some of these innocent detainees be resettled in the United States before they act similarly. Seventeen Uighurs are entering their eighth year of imprisonment at Guantanamo. The only realistic option is for the Uighurs to be resettled in the United States. There is no evidence the Uighurs plotted...
  • China calls for new reserve currency

    03/23/2009 5:34:06 PM PDT · by Random-American · 15 replies · 985+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 03/23/09 | Random-American
    China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund. In an essay posted on the People’s Bank of China’s website, Zhou Xiaochuan, the central bank’s governor, said the goal would be to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies”. Analysts said the proposal was an indication of Beijing’s fears that actions being taken to save the domestic US economy...