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  • Obama the job-killing owl-killer

    11/29/2012 5:21:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Register Citizen ^ | November 28, 2012 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to “save” owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead. This is not — I repeat not — an Onion parody. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big fat policy turkey: its final critical habitat rule for the endangered northern spotted owl. The Obama plan will lock up 9.6 million acres of land (mostly, but not all, federal) in Oregon, Washington and northern California. This is nearly double the acreage set aside by the Bush administration. Thousands of timber workers (along with untold thousands...
  • The Governing Class and the Decline of America

    11/29/2012 5:20:40 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29th, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The United States will not reverse its descent into the abyss of financial and societal bankruptcy until the current political and governing establishment is replaced. That will not happen until the American people, who have been deliberately ill-educated and deceived, experience first-hand the early stages of the turmoil and suffering extant in Europe and elsewhere. While professing to care for the interests of the average person the underlying motivation for the vast majority of the governing class or Establishment is first and foremost self-aggrandizement and the acquisition of wealth.
  • The Scariest Chart of the Quarter: Student Debt Bubble Pops as 90+ Day Delinquency Rate is Parabolic

    11/29/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by No One Special · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | November 27, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    We have already discussed the student loan bubble, and its popping previously, most extensively in this article. Today, we get the Q3 consumer credit breakdown update courtesy of the NY Fed's quarterly credit breakdown. And it is quite ghastly. As of September 30, Federal (not total, just Federal) rose to a gargantuan $956 billion, an increase of $42 billion in the quarter - the biggest quarterly update since 2006.But this is no surprise to anyone who read our latest piece on the topic. What also shouldn't be a surprise, at least to our readers who read about it here first,...
  • Minnesota Taxpayers Challenge State Abortion Funding

    11/29/2012 5:13:59 AM PST · by rhema
    Citizen Link ^ | November 28, 2012 | Bethany Monk
    Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of two Minnesota taxpayers challenging the state’s unauthorized use of state funds being used for elective abortions. The plaintiffs in Walker v. Jesson are suing to prevent the state from using public funds to pay for non-therapeutic abortions on indigent women. The Minnesota Legislature passed a statute in the late 1970s limiting the abortions it would pay for, and also banned taxpayer funding for elective abortions. In 1995, the state Supreme Court struck down part of the statute, ruling that the state cannot withhold state funding for abortions that...
  • Hamas: Killing Jews is worship of Allah (...latest anti-Semitic statement: 'This is Quranic Islam')

    11/29/2012 5:09:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Their words, not mine. Israel’s latest defensive action in Gaza has led to an ugly new outpouring of Jew-hatred across the globe. So many devout Muslims calling for jihad in the cause of Islam, so few “moderates” denouncing the devout. So many “misunderstanders” of Islam, so few “moderates” speaking out against the millions of “misunderstanders.” It is not surprising – because Jew hatred is a religious mandate under Islam. During Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas broadcast a video on its official Al-Aqsa TV station saying, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.” IPT News reported Monday that...
  • You know you're in trouble when …(Joseph Farah notes Communists' glee over Obama re-election)

    11/29/2012 4:53:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    You know you’re in trouble as a nation when the Communist Party USA is openly celebrating the re-election of the president. And that is exactly what is happening in late November 2012. The Stalinists are calling Barack Obama’s win a “victory for the people.” As a former communist (note small c), I can translate that for you. It means a “victory for communism – or, more precisely, a victory for the party.” Just listen to some of the hyperbolic and ecstatic rhetoric: “We meet on the heels of an enormous people’s victory. It was a long and bitterly contested battle...
  • I’m Not Sure What Republicans Stand For in Congress

    11/29/2012 4:50:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Erick Erickson
    I was once an elected Republican. There isn’t much that the Republican Party has to do with trash collection, but I was a Republican on the Macon, Georgia City Council and I supported trash collection privatization. It wasn’t the Republican thing to do. It was the conservative thing to do. It was the right thing to do. Multiple times it had been tried and multiple times it had saved taxpayer dollars. There aren’t a lot of Republican positions at the local level. There aren’t a lot of Democrat positions at the local level. There are conservative and liberal positions. There...
  • Entrepreneurship up 60 percent in U.S. since last year [Pravda! Alert]

    11/29/2012 4:47:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2012 | Mohana Ravindranath
    Entrepreneurial activity is up 60 percent in the United States over last year, reaching its highest level since 2005, according to a new report. About 12.3 percent of U.S. adults —around 29 million —are involved in entrepreneurial activity, the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor issued by Babson College and Baruch College reported. This rise marks the the first uptick in Americans starting or running new businesses since 2008.
  • The invisible establishment Republicans (...the type of person no one admits to being)

    11/29/2012 4:44:33 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Robert Ringer
    Snip: So, contrary to what many Republicans believe, Barack Obama is not the problem. He is but a symptom of the problem. Over the past hundred years or so, the United States government has been infiltrated by lots of communists. That’s nothing new. But in the days of yore, Republicans and Democrats worked to track down the commies, root them out and, in the case of the Rosenbergs, even execute them. Let’s face it, on a level playing field, a communist is no match for a true patriot who is passionate about liberty. But therein lies the problem. Today, not...
  • Sandy blasts $80B hole through debt talks(So it costs $80bn- but why do other states p/u tab?)

    11/29/2012 4:42:25 AM PST · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/29/12 | e wasson
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Northeastern lawmakers are seeking $80 billion from Congress to pay for damage caused by Superstorm Sandy — a demand that could wreak havoc on negotiations for a deal on the deficit. Bloomberg (I) traveled to the Capitol on Wednesday to press lawmakers to approve the $80 billion supplemental appropriations bill — without offsets and with new levels of flexibility — to aid the recovery of New York and New Jersey. Senators from the two states are also urging the White House to seek a sweeping aid package next week when it asks Congress to...
  • Trading principle for power (...Republican lawmakers reneging on no-tax-hike pledge)

    11/29/2012 4:38:02 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    When President Obama won re-election last month by a larger margin than even his most fervent supporters had expected, though with fewer popular votes than he received in 2008, most commentators initially opined that not much had changed in Washington. The president would remain in the White House for another four years, the Democrats would keep control of the Senate, and the House would stay in Republican hands. Most Republicans re-elected to both houses of Congress had publicly pledged not to vote to raise taxes under any circumstances. And most of those Republicans have adhered to that promise – until...
  • The Tyranny of Good Intentions at U.S. Colleges

    11/29/2012 4:37:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In 1902, journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote a book called "The Shame of the Cities." At the time, Americans took pride in big cities, with their towering skyscrapers, productive factories and prominent cultural institutions. Steffens showed there were some rotten things underneath the gleaming veneers -- corrupt local governments and political machines, aided and abetted by business leaders. In recent weeks, two books have appeared about another of America's gleaming institutions, our colleges and universities, either of which could be subtitled "The Shame of the Universities." In "Mismatch," law professor Richard Sander and journalist Stuart Taylor expose, in the words of...
  • In Sandy's wake, Isaiah 9:10 mantra reverberates: 'We will rebuild. We will recover,'...

    11/29/2012 4:31:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – It would be natural for state and city officials to talk about rebuilding after the devastation of the New York City area by Hurricane Sandy. But what is catching the eye and ear of those who have read “The Harbinger” and viewed “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is the similarity of the remarks to those that reverberate throughout the bestselling book and movie and how they echo the words of the leaders of ancient Israel before that nation was judged and destroyed. First it was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said at the site of Ground Zero: “This...
  • 5 Dirty Little Secrets About the Bush Tax Cuts

    11/29/2012 4:28:56 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/29/2012 | John Merline
    It´s been more than 10 years since President Bush signed his first round of tax cuts into law. And in the years since, those cuts have been the source of constant attacks. [snip] But a decade of debate and discussion has managed to shed little light on what the Bush tax cuts actually did. So as the debate heats up once again as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, it´s worth taking the time to highlight some of the things most people never knew about the Bush-era tax cuts.
  • Bankrupt State University

    11/29/2012 4:21:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Many of my friends and readers are disheartened by recent cultural and political trends. Many blame our universities and wonder whether we can ever restore sanity in our nation, given that the enemy seems to control the modern university. They see no chance to win in the war of ideas as long as they are forced to support the public university and, therefore, forced to fund a war against their own cherished values. But I know something they don't know. The public university that has declined so steadily in recent years will cease to exist in just a few short...
  • Leading House GOP figure's compromise plan gets shot down (No Cuts, No Deal!)

    11/29/2012 4:19:56 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/29/2012 | Deirdre Walsh
    House Speaker John Boehner and other conservatives shot down a proposal from a senior congressional Republican who suggested that his GOP colleagues break from their firm anti-tax position and agree to a demand from Democrats to immediately renew middle-class tax cuts. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a member of the leadership team that helps round up House votes, told fellow GOP lawmakers that he thought they should, as a matter of political strategy, extend just the tax-rate cuts for those making $250,000 or less before the end of the year -- a position being pushed by President Barack Obama and...
  • Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen in Lancaster County permitted to continue church bulletin discount

    11/29/2012 4:18:31 AM PST · by SECURE AMERICA · 24 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Sue Gleiter
    Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen restaurant in Lancaster County will continue offering its Sunday church bulletin discount, despite a complaint the promotion discriminates against faith. Earlier this year, John Wolff of Lancaster County filed the complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission saying the Louisiana-inspired restaurant in Columbia should not give 10 percent discounts to diners who bring in church bulletins on Sundays. At the time, Wolff, who is an atheist and member of the Freedom from Religion Foundation said, “I bear them no ill will, but they shouldn’t be pushing religion." After an investigation, the Human Relations Commission recommended both...
  • Fools, failures and the fiscal cliff: Erik Rush...faux conservatives to be thrown under the bus

    11/29/2012 4:16:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Eriik Rush
    Although it requires a measure of contrition on my part, I have become willing to consider that my days of advocating the advancement of conservatism from within the Republican Party may be over. In light of the deportment of Republican leaders since the general election, it is difficult not to see their methods and motives of recent years in a whole new light. After coming under specious race- and gender-baiting fire for criticizing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s serial deception on television news shows following the Sept. 11, 2012, murder of our foreign service personnel in Benghazi, Republican Sens. John McCain...
  • Buffettitis -- Is There a Cure?

    11/29/2012 4:15:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Once again, billionaire investor Warren Buffett urges his fellow high-on-the-hoggers to pay more in taxes. "Only in Grover Norquist's imagination," says Buffett, do taxes make much of a difference in how people invest. "So let's forget about the rich and ultra-rich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if -- gasp -- capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased. The ultra-rich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. ... "We need Congress, right now, to enact a minimum tax on high incomes. I would suggest 30 percent of taxable income between $1 million and...
  • Catholics United v. The Knights of Columbus

    11/29/2012 4:11:01 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www.theird.org/page.aspx?pid=2150 ^ | November 26, 2012 | Kieran Raval
    The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal order, is under attack by Catholics United, a “non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the message of justice and the common good found at the heart of the Catholic Social Tradition”. Catholics United, upset that the Knights of Columbus has donated money to promote and protect the institution of marriage, delivered a petition to the order’s headquarters in New Haven, CT last week. Catholics United accuses the Knights of engaging in right-wing politicking and becoming a front for the GOP. Furthermore, the group tries to causally link the Knights’ support of marriage...