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  • Jamie Foxx: Give Honor To God And Lord & Savior Barack Obama

    11/26/2012 6:07:06 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Jamie Foxx: Give Honor To God And Lord & Savior Barack Obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MM61ry4hk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama' (Video)

    11/26/2012 6:05:27 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/26/2012 | oel Sheppard
    Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):Video Link JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. Please also notice that this clip was used as a preview for the presentation by BET.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 26-30,2012

    11/26/2012 6:05:22 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 26-30,2012 | 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...
  • The sweet life of Bakery Union officials

    11/26/2012 6:03:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Soon to be or newly jobless Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union members who work(ed) at Twinkie and Ding Dong maker Hostess Baking are contemplating a bleak Christmas that not even a trip to low cost, non union WalMart can alleviate.   However the Bakery Workers' union's officials are quite comfortable thank you very much.  Yes, it is true that Hostess had been in financial difficulties for a number of years as union president Frank Hurt stated.  
  • Sweeping outdoor bill under fire over lead ammo

    11/26/2012 6:02:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON — Making life better for fish and wildlife and the people who hunt them lies at the heart of the Sportsmen's Act of 2012, the bill that covers everything from habitat conservation to transporting bows through national parks, which is likely to be approved by the Senate on Monday. But though the bill enjoys broad, bipartisan support, some environmentalists are not happy with it. The bill ensures that lead can continue to be used in ammunition, which they say poisons some wildlife, and it specifically says that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate components "used in shot, bullets...
  • Pressure Grows on Egyptian Leader After Judicial Decree

    11/26/2012 5:58:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/25/2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    It is the most acute test to date of the ability and willingness of Mr. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president and a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, to engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires. But he also must contend with real doubts about the willingness of his anti-Islamist opponents to join him in compromise. Each side is mired in deep suspicion of the other, a legacy of the decades when the Brotherhood survived here only as an insular secret society, demonized as dangerous radicals by most of the Egyptian elite. “There is...
  • Harrington’s campaign against Wasserman Schultz fleeced small donors

    11/26/2012 5:57:05 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 4 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jack Furnari
    Rank-and-file Republicans from all over the country wanted to get rid of Debbie Wasserman Schultz so badly, they were ripe for manipulation. And manipulated they were. The Karen Harrington campaign released the results of an Oct. 1-2 poll that reportedly showed Harrington only 4.5 percentage points behind Wasserman Schultz. It was breathlessly headlined, “Karen Harrington Releases Poll Results, Wasserman Schultz In Jeopardy of Losing.” Thirty-three days after the poll’s release, Harrington received just 36 percent of the vote, getting crushed by Wasserman Schultz’s 63 percent total. That’s a 27-point loss. A laugher for the Democrats. Custer at Little Big Horn....
  • S.E. RUCKMAN: Open Carry a fact for Oklahoma, but not Indian Country(barf alert)

    11/26/2012 5:42:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nativetimes.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | S.E. RUCKMAN
    At midnight of the first day of the eleventh month, a different day dawned in Oklahoma. A new law went into effect that will undoubtedly change a few things around here. The “Open Carry” statute allows gun holders (who are trained and licensed) to publicly carry their guns. Make no mistake it signals a return to a time when this kind of gun-toting dress was de rigueur. Advocates of this law cite that openly carrying (and swaggering) with the weight of one’s gun is the hip and trendy thing to do among states. One news source cites that 14 other...
  • U.S. Set for Fracking Bonanza, says Historian Ferguson (A New Golden Age For America)

    11/26/2012 5:41:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2012 | Andrew Stevens
    If there's been one consistent thread running through the U.S. economic story since 2008, it's been the steady drumbeat of gloom. Outright recession or sub-standard growth, stubbornly high unemployment and fiscal crises have been the topics du jour when it comes to the world's biggest economy. But now an unlikely champion for U.S. growth under the Obama administration has emerged -- a former adviser to a Republican Party presidential candidate and Harvard history professor, Niall Ferguson, who says America could actually be heading toward a new economic "golden age." And it has nothing to do with Washington and everything...
  • On a wing and a prayer: Parishioners vow to fight to end for churches

    11/26/2012 5:41:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-26-12 | Richard Greim
    Defiant parishioners waging tireless vigils for the churches they love — now eight years and running — are being warned by their archdiocese that the end is near, but they still vow to fight on. “We paid for this church,” said Maryellen Rogers, a parishioner at St. Francis X. Cabrini in Scituate. “We built it. The archdiocese took out a mortgage in the 1970s we paid off. And we believe we are the rightful owners of this church.” But the Archdiocese of Boston has signaled the rogue worshippers are testing the goodwill of the hierarchy. “The cardinal’s been patient,” archdiocese...
  • The Coming Sharia State of Egypt

    11/26/2012 5:38:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Theodore Shoebat
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Coming Sharia State of EgyptPosted By Theodore Shoebat On November 26, 2012 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Egypt has now a modern pharaoh, named Muhammad Morsi, and with him as the sole ruler, the country will ultimately become an official Sharia state. Sharia is already enforced to some degree, but now that the Muslim Brotherhood is expanding its power, it will implement the edicts of its constitution, the Koran, to is fullest capacity.This is was foreshadowed months ago when counter-revolutionaries were crucified in front of the presidential palace, since...
  • War Is the Answer

    11/26/2012 5:36:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the last hundred years the best and brightest of the civilized world have been engaged in the business of peace. In the days before the Nobel Peace Prize became a joke, it was expected that scientific progress would lead to moral progress. Nations would accept international laws and everyone would get together to replace wars with international conferences. Instead technological progress just gave us better ways to kill each other. There have been few innovations in the moral technology of global harmony since Immanuel Kant’s “Perpetual Peace” laid out a plan to grant world citizenship to all refugees and...
  • GOP MUST STAY THE COURSE

    11/26/2012 5:35:52 AM PST · by shortstop · 19 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/26/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    It has been interesting, since the election, to see Republicans scramble and equivocate. Folks who seemed to be standing shoulder to shoulder before the election have turned their fire on one another and it seems almost to be a competition to disavow what until recently seemed to be bedrock Republican principles. First the Republicans lost the election, then they lost their nerve. No sooner had the votes been counted than the fingers started pointing. Republicans turned on one another and on the campaign they had waged, calling people extremists and policies outdated. According to any number of Republican Monday-morning quarterbacks,...
  • The Ghosts of 1938 Still Haunt Our Foreign Policy

    11/26/2012 5:32:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    In a story describing President Obama’s six conversations with Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi that led to the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the New York Times summarized Obama’s estimation of Morsi. Obama told his aids “he was impressed with the Egyptian leader’s pragmatic confidence. He sensed an engineer’s precision with surprisingly little ideology.” Obama “considered Mr. Morsi a straight shooter who delivered on what he promised and did not promise what he could not deliver . . . This was somebody focused on solving problems.” Technocratic qualities like “engineer’s precision” and “little ideology” sound strange when describing the leader of...
  • How the World Saved Hamas 20 Years Ago

    11/26/2012 5:31:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - How the World Saved Hamas 20 Years AgoPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 26, 2012 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The conclusion of IsraelÂ’s campaign against Hamas, complete with an enforced ceasefire and a victory for the Islamic terrorist group, should come as no surprise at all. Long before the blockade of Gaza, the terrorist groupÂ’s greatest weapon was the sympathy of the world.Twenty years ago, on December 1992, Israeli forces responded to Hamas atrocities by arresting over a thousand Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists and deporting 415 of them...
  • White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shopping (Bush tax cuts ok for now)

    11/26/2012 5:26:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Justin Sink
    White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shoppingBy Justin Sink - 11/26/12 06:00 AM ET The White House released a report Monday arguing that a failure to extend tax cuts for middle class families could have a negative impact on the economy which outweighs the gains from traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales. According to the report, reverting back to pre-Bush era tax rates would reduce consumer spending some $200 billion — four times the amount holiday shoppers spent on Black Friday weekend in 2011. "As we approach the holiday season, which accounts for close to...
  • New software blocks all ads on mobile

    11/26/2012 5:20:46 AM PST · by shove_it · 11 replies
    Tech Hub ^ | 25 Nov 2012 | Duncan Robinson
    Adverts on mobiles could become a thing of the past after the company behind the world’s most downloaded online ad-blocking software announced plans to launch a mobile version of its product. Eyeo, the owner of AdBlock Plus, will launch a version of its popular software for Android phones on Tuesday in a move that will cause a headache for the fast-growing but still embryonic mobile advertising industry. Till Faida, co-founder of Eyeo, said: “This will be the first app to remove all adverts on your phone. There is a great need for it.” The mobile version of AdBlock Plus will...
  • Natural-Gas Boom's Flip Side {Abundance Aids Consumers and Industry, but ... States Feel Tax Hit}

    11/26/2012 5:15:40 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2012 | KRIS MAHER and DANIEL GILBERT
    The boom in U.S. natural-gas production has driven economic growth across much of the country, but not everyone is a winner, including this rural town in Appalachia, rich in natural gas and coal. A glut of natural gas has pushed prices lower for both gas and coal, which compete to supply electricity. This has lowered energy costs for homes and businesses, given a crucial competitive advantage to manufacturers that use natural gas as a raw material, and created jobs in other industries, like steelmaking, trucking and construction that make products and supply services to drillers. But lower prices for coal...
  • ADVENTURES OF A DOG SOLDIER: AFGHANISTAN'S FOUR-LEGGED HEROES

    11/26/2012 5:08:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Express ^ | 11-26-12 | David Heyhoe
    ARMS and explosives search dog Treo has saved countless lives in Afghanistan. His handler David Heyhoe tells his story. SETTING off into the dawn sunlight, Treo and I are out front doing the lonely walk. We dog handlers say that emotions run up leash and down again. We had just lost our first soldier - killed by a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) - and Treo could sense that I wanted payback. Treo was hyper-alert and raring to go. It was a good thing. We'd been out for several days now and the Taliban would know the paths we'd use...
  • Sandy washed away job market gains

    11/26/2012 5:07:03 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | John W. Schoen
    It takes a lot to knock the U.S. economy off course. One month after being clobbered by the largest storm ever recorded in the North Atlantic, it’s becoming a little clearer just how big an economic impact Superstorm Sandy is having. As the cleanup of visible damage continues around his office in lower Manhattan, Brian Drum is tallying up the damage to the job market. “Hiring has slowed down tremendously – it’s almost like it’s come to a halt,” said Brian Drum, CEO of Drum Associates, an executive recruiting firm. “The jobs seem to be open, and the inventory seems...
  • Former Mexican Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta Executed (My Title)

    11/26/2012 4:57:09 AM PST · by Kukai · 80 replies
    TheDailyMail ^ | November 26, 2012 | Sam Webb
    The body of a woman once called a 'heroine of the 21st century' for fearlessly standing up to Mexico's brutal drug cartels has been found beaten to death at the side of a road. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, 36, was the former mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City. She famously survived two assassination attempts by narcotics gangs who have turned the country into a war zone. Her brave defiance may have cost the mother-of-three her life. The official cause of death was a blow to the head but she had been stabbed, her legs and...
  • Golden Dawn MPs praise Greek junta, threaten violence at party meetings

    11/26/2012 4:55:07 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Monday November 26, 2012 (12:43)
    Far-right Golden Dawn has caused fresh controversy after a gathering of its supporters on Crete on Sunday saw one of the party’s MPs unfurl the flag of the 1967-74 military dictatorship and another threaten to kill anti-fascist protesters. Neofasict deputy Christos Pappas opened up the flag, bearing a phoenix and a soldier, used by the junta before his speech, to rounds of applause from the party’s supporters. Fellow lawmaker Ilias Kassidiaris was filmed arguing with policemen outside the event for allowing antifascist demonstrators to gather near the venue where the party’s meeting was being held. After swearing at the police...
  • Lawsuit: Sex assaults part of Maine West soccer team hazing ritual

    11/26/2012 4:53:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/19/2012 | ART GOLAB
    A suit filed Monday against the Maine Township High School District claims three Maine West freshman students were sexually assaulted during a soccer team hazing ritual at the school. The suit goes into details of the hazing that have not been released by either the Des Plaines Police Department or the school district, which have both conducted investigations. Since the Sept. 27 incident, police have charged six students as juveniles while a total of ten students have been disciplined, according to the district. Some of the ten students were barred from playing on the soccer team and one student told...
  • Germany's Ongoing Refusal to Forgive Greek Debt

    11/26/2012 4:51:40 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 11/26/2012 | By SPIEGEL Staff
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes that the only way to reduce Greek debt to a sustainable level is by a debt haircut involving the country's government creditors. But Germany refuses to consider the proposal. Reality is on the IMF's side. An elegant appearance is important to Christine Lagarde. The head of the IMF wears her short hair carefully coiffed, and diamonds glitter on her manicured fingers. When she talks about global financial issues, she hardly ever raises her voice. Her colleagues call her "Ms. Perfect." But last Tuesday Lagarde had trouble keeping her composure. She hurried back to Europe...
  • Barone: States choose own paths with one-party governments

    11/26/2012 4:22:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 25, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In Washington, Americans have two-party government, with a Democratic president and Senate and a Republican House. We had it before November's election and will have it again for the next two years. Looking back from 2014, we will have had two-party government for most of the preceding two decades, for six years of Bill Clinton's presidency, three and a half years of George W. Bush's and four years of Barack Obama's. But in most of the 50 states, American voters seem to have opted for something very much like one-party government. Starting next month, Americans in 25 states will have...
  • Analysis Of Obama’s Benghazigate Cover-up

    11/26/2012 3:55:40 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/26/2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    In Spite Of The Media's Apathy, There Are Vital National Security Issues At Stake, as detailed below, By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News, A List Of The National Security Issues Involved In Obama’s Benghazigate Cover-up 1. The failure of President Obama’s Arab Spring-Foreign Policy. 2. The fallacious foundation of Obama’s national security policy toward Islam, concealing the true aggressive, imperialistic character of Islam. 3. The blatant, dishonest effort to mislead the American people about the cause of the Benghazi Islamic terrorist attack and the death of four Americans. 4. The Obama regime’s continuing effort to stifle honest discussion...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. shielding his wife

    11/26/2012 3:53:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 24, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    It looks like former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.(D-Ill.), who resigned Wednesday, is trying to take any potential heat off of his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th)—who is also his campaign manager.I’m told that Sandi Jackson has hired her own legal representation as her husband’s lawyers try to work out a deal in the ongoing federal probe of his campaign finances.........According to campaign finance disclosures, Sandi Jackson has been drawing $5,000-a-month payments from her husband’s main campaign fund through her firm, J. Donnatella and Associates. Her company has been on the Jackson campaign payroll for years, and it is located, according...
  • Automatic Tax Increases Could Stunt Economy’s Growth in 2013

    11/26/2012 3:51:48 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/26/2012 | PETER BAKER
    Americans could spend nearly $200 billion less next year on cars, clothes, furniture and other consumer products than they would otherwise if automatic tax increases take effect as currently scheduled, the White House warned in a report issued Monday morning. Such a crimp on demand would curb the growth of real consumer spending by 1.7 percentage points in 2013 and slow the growth of the overall economy by 1.4 percentage points, according to the report prepared by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. The report focused entirely on the impact of Bush-era tax cuts expiring for middle-class taxpayers at the...
  • More congressional Republicans break tax pledge for sake of looming fiscal crisis

    11/26/2012 3:30:38 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | november 26, 2012
    New York Rep. Peter King and Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday they would break the pledge and accept tax changes to generate more revenue to curb the trillion-dollar federal deficit. Their statements followed a similar one Thursday by Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. “I agree entirely with Saxby Chambliss,” King said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. … The world has changed, and the economic situation is different.” The New York congressman said he was opposed to tax increases but that “everything should be on the table”...
  • As Tampa Bay population ages, few doctors want to specialize in geriatrics

    11/26/2012 2:55:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | Nivember 26, 2012 | Letitia Stein
    TAMPA — Dr. Inna Sheyner cupped her hand to speak into the ear of her 91-year-old patient, pledging loudly to answer all his questions about his constellation of problems, from heart failure to constipation, requiring a dozen medications. "The problem is, you're not taking half of that list," she gently scolded Everett Haehnel. "You know that, and I know that." He promised to do better. Sheyner offered to have a pharmacist help him, and put in orders for a physical therapy session at his Sun City Center home and a consult for dementia. Two University of South Florida medical students...
  • The Undying Myth - Democrats are more charitable than Republicans

    11/26/2012 2:53:31 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://www.dfwcatholic.org ^ | November 23, 2012 | Thomas Addis
    One of the many exit polls following President Obama’s re-election asked Obama supporters why they rejected Mitt Romney. There were several reasons given, but two of them I found particularly revealing. A large percentage felt that Romney was only concerned about helping wealthy people. The second reason, and one directly connected to the first, was that Romney did not care about middle-class or poor people. So the Democrat plan to paint Romney and, by extension, all Republicans/conservatives as insensitive elitists was apparently quite successful. The problem is that this characterization is a myth. Any serious comparison between liberals and conservatives...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 26, 2012

    11/26/2012 2:45:25 AM PST · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • EU Budget: Commission is nowhere to be seen

    11/26/2012 1:25:01 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    Coulisses de Bruxelles, Brussels ^ | 11/23/2012 | Jean Quatremer
    <p>Everyone has forgotten that the European executive prepared the budget which is currently being negotiated by European leaders. And there is a simple reason for this: Commission President José Manuel Barroso has become invisible. Libération’s Brussels correspondent deplores what he describes as a political “suicide”.</p>
  • Coulter is a Coward

    11/25/2012 11:47:17 PM PST · by 867V309 · 79 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 23rd, 2012 | JenKuznicki
    What is not as easy, is aiming your insults at the person you mean to diminish, especially when you know that by doing so, the blow-back may take you down.
  • Snatched foster children are “traumatized”, say couple branded racist for supporting UKIP

    11/25/2012 11:37:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Mail On Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:34 EST, 25 November 2012 | Ben Spencer, Chris Brooke and Andy Dolan
    The parents in the UKIP fostering row last night appealed for the return of the children they love. The three Eastern European youngsters were taken away after social services discovered the couple were members of the political party. The astonishing decision by Labour-controlled Rotherham Council has been attacked by MPs from all sides, and it has left fostering teams open to claims they are acting like “Thought Police”. Council chiefs will today receive the findings of an internal inquiry into the handling of the case. … Tim Loughton, a former children’s minister, said the decision was guided by “politically-correct mumbo...
  • On Not Cooperating With Obamacare

    11/25/2012 11:33:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | November 25, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Hill has an interesting story reporting on Republican governors refusing to set up state exchanges under Obamacare — which could save the states money since they are on the hook for costs in excess of federal grants. That means the feds will have to do it on a state-by-state basis, a daunting task even for this highly bureaucratic administration. Plus, it is perfectly legal under the law to engage in such passive resistance. Some liberals say that approach isn’t conservative because, in effect, it allows the feds to run state health care. (As if they care!) I’m not buying....
  • EU: Spain's Catalan separatists win election but punish Mas

    11/25/2012 11:33:00 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/26/2012
    <p>Separatists in Spain's Catalonia won regional elections on Sunday but failed to get the resounding mandate they need to push convincingly for a referendum on independence.</p> <p>Catalan President Artur Mas, who has implemented unpopular spending cuts in an economic crisis, had called an early election to test support for his new drive for independence for Catalonia, a wealthy region in northeastern Spain.</p>
  • ObamaCare Faces the Implementation Iceberg

    11/25/2012 10:42:03 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 26, 2012 | Paul Howard and Stephen Parente
    Some of the recently issued rules, particularly on community rating (charging the same price to everyone regardless of health status) and limiting the premium difference between older and younger applicants are likely to increase prices for young people – and over half (55%) of the uninsured are under age 35. If prices rise sharply for this group, they’re much less likely to buy coverage, since Obamacare lets them buy insurance for the same price even after they become sick. And if young people pass up coverage, the rates will rise for everyone else in the exchange – and for taxpayers...
  • Man Gets Life In Prison After 8th DWI Conviction

    11/25/2012 10:36:04 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 111 replies
    CBS - Houston ^ | 11/21/12
    Comal County, Tex. (CBS HOUSTON) – A Guadalupe County man arrested for his eighth DWI has been sentenced to life in prison after being pulled over last February with a Blood Alcohol level equivalent to consuming 23.5 beers. In late February, authorities say Cornelio Garcia-Mata was driving nearly six times the legal alcohol limit, when he was pulled over around 6 p.m. off Interstate 35 in New Braunfels, WOAI-TV reports. Garcia-Mata got his first DWI in 1990. While on probation, he picked up his second. Since he’s a habitual offender he faced 25 years to life in prison for his...
  • U.N. envoy to Middle East acknowledges ‘quiet engagements’ with Hamas

    11/25/2012 10:33:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    mcclatchy ^ | 11/25/12 | Sheera Frenkel
    JERUSALEM — The United Nations envoy to the Middle East acknowledged in an interview with McClatchy Sunday that he has maintained quiet contacts with the Islamist group Hamas for “years,” despite the international community’s official policy to isolate the group. Robert Serry described his office’s contacts with Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, as “quiet engagements” and said his office was working now, in the wake of a cease-fire agreement that ended eight days of Israeli bombardment of Gaza, “hoping to help the parties get to a more durable solution.” “Because we are on the ground we...
  • Obama faces huge challenge in setting up (Commiecare™) insurance exchanges

    11/25/2012 10:21:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Elise Viebeck
    Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchangesBy Elise Viebeck - 11/25/12 02:45 PM ET The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems. The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece of President Obama’s signature law, and are intended to make buying health insurance comparable to booking a flight or finding a compatible partner on Match.com. Sixteen states — most of them governed by Republicans — have said they will not set up their own systems, forcing the federal government to come up...
  • Could a ‘Solar Maximum’ event spark food riots and meltdowns? (One respected scientist says ‘yes!’)

    11/25/2012 10:18:27 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    If Earth is struck by a large solar flare, some in the scientific community believe: The planet will be hit with a widespread loss of power. Air travel would be grounded. Nuclear plants would be crippled and without sufficient back-up power, dozens could meltdown. Satellites would be disabled, causing a serious loss of communication in all areas (military and civilian). Food and medicine would be in short supply, setting up the potential for food riots within days of an outage. The same scientists who believe that a large solar strike could lead to a very rapid societal breakdown say that...
  • Spain to get EU bank aid in exchange for job cuts

    11/25/2012 10:09:20 PM PST · by Arthurio · 1 replies
    Reuters in Madrid guardian.co.uk, Sunday 25 November 2012 10.29 EST European authorities will transfer €35bn (£28bn) to Spain's state bank rescue fund on 15 December in exchange for massive layoffs at the country's four nationalised banks, including the state-rescued Bankia, according to reports. The cash injection from European bailout funds will be disbursed to troubled Spanish banks two weeks after it is paid into Spain's orderly bank restructuring fund, according to El País. Bankia, which sought a €23.5bn bailout from the state in May, is expected to be forced to axe up to 6,000 of its 20,000 staff, while Novagalicia...
  • Check Out Israel’s Newest Missile Defense System: ‘David’s Sling’

    11/25/2012 10:06:22 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    (TheBlaze/AP) — Israel successfully tested its newest missile defense system Sunday, the military said, a step toward making the third leg of what Israel calls its “multilayer missile defense” operational. The “David’s Sling” system is designed to stop mid-range missiles. It successfully passed its test, shooting down its first missile in a drill Sunday in southern Israel, the military said. The system is designed to intercept projectiles with ranges of up to 300 kilometers (180 miles). Israel has also deployed Arrow systems for longer-range threats from Iran. The Iron Dome protects against short-range rockets fired by militants in the Gaza...
  • The GOP Dream Act is a Nightmare

    11/25/2012 9:31:59 PM PST · by InspCallahan · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2012 | Charles Martel
    "The proposed path to citizenship would begin in college, which is where young people go to stop thinking....Conservatives don't do well among college students, or among minorities. So the open borders Republicans' answer is to incentivize the creation of a larger pool of minority college students through an amnesty pipeline. This approach is shockingly mindless."
  • China mourns death of engineer of Liaoning aircraft(after watching landing,51 yr old had hrt attack)

    11/25/2012 9:03:49 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies
    Associated Press via South China Morning Post ^ | Monday, 26 November, 2012, 11:33am
  • Egypt Riots Rage, US Embassy Praises As 'Incredibly Positive'

    11/25/2012 8:47:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/12 | Ben Shapiro
    As clashes between Egyptian police forces led by Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi and Egyptian protesters angry at Morsi’s power grab escalated, the US embassy in Cairo weighed in. You may remember the embassy’s last embarrassing tweeting escapade on 9/11, when embassy staff tweeted apologies for a YouTube video even as the embassy was stormed. Today, as the embassy fell under assault, they tweeted:
  • Cheating scandal: Feds say teachers hired stand-in to take their certification tests

    11/25/2012 8:18:34 PM PST · by Calamari · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 11/25/2012 | Adrian Sainz
    It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers...
  • Prayers for FReeper Basil's 2 grandaughters

    11/25/2012 7:33:35 PM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 117 replies
    11/25/2012
    Posting this at the request of FReeper "basil" I have a request to make of those of you who are praying folks. We've had a horrible accident involving 6 or our grandchildren out at our ranch. They were all piled on the 4 wheeler (as they've done many times before), tooling around off road, and somehow, the thing flipped. Thanks be to God no one was killed, and we actually only had one of them seriously injured. She was in surgery over 7 hours today. She suffered a severe compound fracture of her lower left leg l, and they had...
  • Capito Plans 2014 Senate Run (WV)

    11/25/2012 7:25:38 PM PST · by yellowdoghunter · 32 replies
    MetroNews ^ | 11/25/2012 | Hoppy Kercheval
    West Virginia Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will announce Monday morning that she is running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Jay Rockefeller. Capito has long considered a run for the Senate, and passed on the most recent opportunity following the death of long-time Senator Robert Byrd. She's expected to say, among other things, that the timing is now right for her run. The announcement sets up a potential race between two West Virginia political heavyweights.