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  • Critical questions for ABC-NBC-CBS-PBS-NPR-AP-NYT-WASHPO-LAT

    11/19/2012 6:33:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Wake up and smell the cappuccino, conservatives. This election offers devastating proof we must embrace immigration reform now. It’s our only hope! Not as the pandering stunt some Beltway geniuses argue will trick liberal minorities into voting conservative. Someone’s gotta be inhaling Colorado’s special herbs to think that’ll work. No, we need immigration reform so Univision can hire more hard-working reporters to do the dirty jobs their American counterparts won’t, like, ask a few tough questions.Imagine a press conference going like this:Mr. President, it’s  reported your Attorney General knew your FBI was investigating your Director of Central Intelligence about issues...
  • Welfare Bait Homeland Security 'welcome' materials promote benefits to new immigrants

    11/19/2012 6:32:13 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | The Daily Caller
    Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to USA.gov,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Knife…Gunfight…You Know the Rest Edition(FL)

    11/19/2012 6:17:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Come on, how many times does it have to be said? Austin Lee Harvey (no really) and a pal, Justin Slivinski, tried to stick up a guy using an ATM from his car Friday night in Fern Park just north of Orlando. But while the two yoots brought knives, the motorist had…well, you guessed it. From cfnews13.com: “The man, armed with a gun, shot at them and hit the other suspect, 24-year-old Justin Slivinski. Slivinski was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte where he was pronounced dead.” So that’s one inmate the people of Florida won’t have to pay to support....
  • Taxing the Rich doesn't cost you anything. Really?

    11/19/2012 6:16:10 AM PST · by econjack · 71 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire ^ | Nov. 19, 2012 | Jeff Clark
    A Shocking Story About Greed and Taxes By Jeff Clark Monday, November 19, 2012 Raising taxes on the rich raises taxes on everyone. My home state of California just passed Proposition 30, which increases income taxes on residents who make $250,000 a year or more. The top marginal tax rate is now 13.3%, the highest of any state. Proposition 30 was sold to the voters as "this won't cost you a dime, but it'll make the rich pay their fair share to put our schools back in shape." Since so many voters thought they were excluded from the tax, and...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 19-23,2012

    11/19/2012 6:11:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 19-23,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • New York Times: (Petraeus) A Phony Hero for a Phony War

    11/19/2012 6:06:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 16, 2012 | Lucian K. Truscott IV
    Fastidiousness is never a good sign in a general officer. Though strutting military peacocks go back to Alexander’s time, our first was MacArthur, who seemed at times to care more about how much gold braid decorated the brim of his cap than he did about how many bodies he left on beachheads across the Pacific. Next came Westmoreland, with his starched fatigues in Vietnam. In our time, Gen. David H. Petraeus has set the bar high. Never has so much beribboned finery decorated a general’s uniform since Al Haig passed through the sally ports of West Point on his way...
  • Reports show gun ownership increases(MA)

    11/19/2012 6:05:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 17 November, 2012 | Frank Sousa
    Guess what? Firearms ownership by private citizens is at all-time high while violent crimes are near an all-time low. This is not a report from the National Rifle Association, but rather from the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In addition, a recent ABC News Poll showed that nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of the public endorses the Second Amendment, which protects rights of individuals to own guns. This is interesting, the high percentage of ownership, as I know from limited experience there are many gun owners who do not claim ownership as their mate does...
  • Fargo Faints: Catholic Teen Refused Confirmation After Pro-Gay Marriage Photo Posted on Facebook

    11/19/2012 6:05:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 19, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The media in Fargo, North Dakota were scandalized when a nearby Minnesota priest informed the parents of Lennon Cihak that he would not be confirmed in the local Catholic church after he posted a picture on Facebook supporting gay marriage (or a No vote on the traditional-marriage ballot initiative). Naturally, the liberal parents – who agree with their son – were shocked, shocked that the church would stand for something. “You kind of know the Catholic beliefs, but I never thought they would deny somebody confirmation because you weren’t 100 percent. I guess that’s what shocks me,” Shana Cihak said....
  • To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income

    11/19/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | DANIEL ALTMAN
    WHETHER you’re in the 99 percent, the 47 percent or the 1 percent, inequality in America may threaten your future. Often decried for moral or social reasons, inequality imperils the economy, too; the International Monetary Fund recently warned that high income inequality could damage a country’s long-term growth. But the real menace for our long-term prosperity is not income inequality — it’s wealth inequality, which distorts access to economic opportunities. Wealth inequality has worsened for two decades and is now at an extreme level. Replacing the income, estate and gift taxes with a progressive wealth tax would do much more...
  • Florida AG Bondi fights against gun rights(FL)

    11/19/2012 5:57:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | Raquel Okyay
    The Florida Supreme Court is currently reviewing the case of Mackey v. State of Florida to determine whether an investigatory stop, and a search and seizure of a person suspected to be carrying a concealed firearm, is lawful. Conflicting case law lands this matter at the highest court in the State. By statute 190.01(2), the Florida legislature has deemed carrying a concealed firearm a felony crime in the third degree. Statute 190.01(3) says, however, carrying a concealed firearm is permissible with a valid permit.The petitioner asserts that a police officer conducted an illegal investigatory stop and a search of his...
  • The charmer-in-chief: Obama gets flirty as he schmoozes with Thai prime minister

    11/19/2012 5:55:46 AM PST · by yoe · 54 replies
    Mail On LIne ^ | November 18, 2012
    President Obama is practicing a new brand of foreign relations, appearing to flirt with Thailand’s attractive prime minister on his first stop of his three-day tour of Southeast Asia. The president and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be seen laughing together and exchanging playful glances throughout a state dinner at the Government House in Bangkok on Sunday night.
  • Oil taxes top session agenda, but some GOP lawmakers say it's time to look at social issues

    11/19/2012 5:18:25 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 18, 2012 | BECKY BOHRER
    Republicans are looking to capitalize on their newfound control of the Alaska Legislature, taking on oil taxes and raising social issues dear to more conservative members. This month's elections helped dismantle the bipartisan coalition that has ruled the Senate since 2007 and resulted in Republicans controlling both legislative chambers - and holding the governor's office - for the first time since 2006. Gov. Sean Parnell, who arguably stands to gain the most politically in this new environment with re-election or a possible U.S. Senate bid looming, said he was pleased with the results. GOP gains, particularly on the Senate side,...
  • President Obama Defends Historic Trip to Burma

    11/19/2012 5:10:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Nakamura
    President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is “not an endorsement” of the nation’s long-repressive leadership but rather an acknowledgment that the country is making progress toward reform. “I don’t think anybody is under any illusion that Burma has arrived, that they’re where they need to be,” Obama said at a joint news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to begin his three-country Asia trip. President Obama arrived in Thailand on Sunday on his first foreign trip since winning a second term. His visit is designed to expand the U.S. economic and...
  • 1 step forward, 2 back {impact of Alaska Oil Taxes}

    11/19/2012 5:05:54 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of November 18, 2012 | Kristen Nelson
    BP Exploration (Alaska) and ConocoPhillips Alaska, the North Slope’s major operators, delivered similar messages to the Resource Development Council’s annual conference Nov. 14 in Anchorage: The state’s oil and gas tax system needs to be changed. It’s not a new message, but Nick Olds, ConocoPhillips Alaska’s new vice president, North Slope operations and development, said a better business climate in Alaska is necessary to draw the investment needed for continued development of legacy fields, including high-risk satellite opportunities. John Minge, president of BP Exploration (Alaska), called ACES — Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share — a good short-term fiscal policy for...
  • Counting Your Blessings, Backwards

    11/19/2012 4:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Ten, nine, eight… what do you appreciate? When life seems crazy or hopeless, count your blessings backwards—that is, find something to be thankful for in the midst of darkness. It is reverse psychology for adults. Think of the most onerous regulation or politician in your life and find one reason you are thankful for this trial. For example, President Obama’s reelection could be an opportunity for you to develop a stronger character or feel greater motivation to achieve your goals. This is an uplifting mental exercise, particularly during Thanksgiving week. Here are a few more examples: Challenge: Weak military leadersAmericans...
  • Public nudity ban eyed in fed-up San Francisco

    11/19/2012 4:50:15 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/20/2012 | LISA LEFF, AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco may be getting ready to shed its image as a city where anything goes, including clothing. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places, a blanket ban that represents an escalation of a two-year tiff between a devoted group of men who strut their stuff through the city's famously gay Castro District and the supervisor who represents the area. Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to "expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region...
  • Incumbents Forever

    11/19/2012 4:48:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    AS A CANDIDATE for lieutenant governor in 1982, John Kerry assured the voters of Massachusetts that he wasn't seeking the position as a mere "stepping-stone" to higher office. But just one year into his four-year term, he announced his candidacy for the US Senate seat that Paul Tsongas was vacating because of illness. Few people held Kerry's broken commitment against him. In part that was because nobody had believed it in the first place (all candidates for lieutenant governor seek the position as a stepping-stone). But it was also because everyone knew what Kerry knew: If he passed up the...
  • Conspire, Divide & Smear

    11/19/2012 4:46:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/19/2012 | William L. Gensert
    Let's start with Benghazi. As a writer of fiction, read by dozens, I love a good conspiracy. If you give me enough time, I can explain how Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by the introduction of New Coke years before, and how Morgan Freeman, the inventor of the teleprompter, is actually Barack Obama's true father. Obama betrayed us and now it's up to Petraeus to save us. To use a crass analogy, the entire episode in Libya was an abortion from the start. We all know the President's preference for abortion -- partial or otherwise -- funded by the wealthy...
  • HOW THE TORIES COVERED UP THE PAEDOPHILE RING JIMMY SAVILE PROCURED FOR

    11/19/2012 4:36:12 AM PST · by Renfield · 12 replies
    The  letter written below is penned  by Simon Regan  Editor of Scallyway Magazine   who's  half  Brother  Angus  James Wilson,  co founder of Scallywag  and editor of its sucessor Spiked  died  in Cyprus  around  1996  whilst the magazine  was investigating  the elite paedophile ring operating in North Wales children's homes and beyond.  In his letter dated February 2000 Simon documents Scallywag's investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse scandal   and the tragic  cover-up by the Courts and the Establishment. Whilst the Establishment stole  the affidavits the  abused children had made,  naming their high profile abusers,  the notes of the interviews were...
  • A National Crisis in Character

    11/19/2012 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Star Parker
    Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor: “….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.” For those who see social conservatism as an annoyance and argue that Republicans must purge this agenda from...