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  • Massive Anti-Obama Rally Planned for Inauguration Day

    nspired by concerns of unemployment, the economy, Benghazi, and matters of foreign policy; organizers are promoting a “Massive Anti-Obama Rally @ Obama’s Inauguration Day.” Their goal? 500,000+ protesters armed with signs identifying the reason for their participation in the rally. The invitation expresses the following: “If you are unsatisfied with President Barack Obama’s reelection win and you further feel that he will ultimately destabilize America completely, then let us join together with bold Anti-Obama signs clearly stating our main grievances…
  • (JCSB Think Tank Activism) Elitism 101: Clinton-Bush and Earlier Origins of "Arab Spring" [Vanity]

    12/03/2012 10:05:22 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Vanity | 12/03/2012 | Self
    <p>What is the proposed Judeo-Christian, Small Business (JCSB) Think Tank (Discussion threads here on FR) really up against ?</p> <p>Why can’t small business scream loud enough for their Congressmen to hear them ? Because they do not have a think tank or non-governmental organization (NGO) that is rabidly pushing their agenda in government and the private sector.</p>
  • NBC's Todd Cites 'Very Smart' WH Aide Claiming With Today's GOP 'There'd Still Be Slavery'

    12/03/2012 10:03:09 AM PST · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    Appearing on Monday's MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd shared some inside information: "So I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the President last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.' That Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization..." Rather than dismiss such a nasty partisan attack, Todd observed: "It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide."
  • Fired up about new gun control legislation (CO)

    12/03/2012 9:57:46 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    THE COLORADO STATESMAN ^ | 11/30/2012 | Peter Marcus
    Governor’s office working with legislators, gun control activistsA group of gun control activists have been working with the governor’s office and lawmakers on a package of bills for the upcoming legislative session. The measures take aim at curbing firearm possession by the mentally ill, statewide bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips purchased online, and prohibiting handguns on college campuses.The coalition — which includes Colorado Ceasefire, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic (SAFE Colorado) — is currently narrowing down a list of about 20 proposals. Only four of the recommendations on the wish list...
  • Fighting the Good Conservative Fight

    12/03/2012 9:57:32 AM PST · by Sharkfish · 12 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    Ever since the election, introspective Republicans, gloating Democrats and a largely corrupt media have offered innumerable suggestions regarding how the GOP can “reconstitute,” “re-brand” or “re-invent” itself to attract more Americans. The party must become more diverse, more inclusive, more compassionate and/or more modern. Some of these arguments might have merit, but in reality there is only one thing Republicans must fully embrace: genuine conservatism, for two simple reasons. One, anything less makes them Democrat-lite, and voters will invariably prefer the real thing; and two, embracing conservatism is critical for the nation’s survival. That survival depends on conservatives first acknowledging,...
  • In foiled Jordanian terror plot, officials see hand of resurgent al-Qaeda in Iraq

    12/03/2012 9:54:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — The plan was to unleash mayhem across an entire city and “bring Amman to its knees,” in the words of one security official. It would start with suicide bombings at two shopping malls, then build momentum as teams of terrorists blew up cars and raked cafes with machine-gun fire. In the midst of the chaos that would ensue, the attackers would turn their attention to the U.S. Embassy, the primary target and a long-sought prize for the organization that investigators say provided critical support for the scheme: al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq. Using the terrorist group’s expertise and...
  • Columnist Who Inspired Bob Costas Drops New Bomb: 'The NRA Is the New KKK'

    12/03/2012 9:53:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock loves to stoke controversy. So after he blamed Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide on the "gun culture" -- inspiring NBC Sports lecturer Bob Costas -- in an interview with Roland Martin, he added fuel to the fire by claiming "the NRA is the new KKK." Apparently, black youths are "armed" by the NRA, and they're also responsible for loading up black neighborhoods with drugs:
  • Sandra Fluke to speak at Planned Parenthood event

    12/03/2012 9:45:42 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 38 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 11.29.2012 | Lincoln Journal Star
    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is hosting guest Sandra Fluke at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event, titled "The Big Event: Courage -- No Matter What," will be at the Rococo Theatre, 140 N. 13th St. Fluke, an attorney and women’s rights advocate, was not allowed by Republicans to testify in February to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the importance of requiring insurance plans to cover birth control. Commenting on her planned testimony, talk show host Rush Limbaugh, made derogatory comments about Fluke and speculated about her sex life. Tickets are $30, or $20 for students under 25....
  • The Muslim Plan to Take over America From the Inside

    12/03/2012 9:41:36 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 27 replies
    politicaloutcast.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    One of the first things our nation’s founders did was to establish schools and colleges. They believed that in order to pass the founding ideals to future generations, they needed institutions of higher learning to do it. For example, those who conceived and built Harvard wanted their ideological legacy to continue: “One of the next things we longed for, and looked after was to advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches, when our present Ministers shall lie in the Dust.” Why an educated ministry? Ministers were often the only source of...
  • Hitler’s Strange Afterlife in India

    12/03/2012 9:40:03 AM PST · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3rd December 2012 | Dilip D’Souza
    'Hated and mocked in much of the world, the Nazi leader has developed a strange following among schoolchildren and readers of Mein Kampf in India. Dilip D’Souza on how political leader Bal Thackeray influenced Indians to admire Hitler and despise Gandhi.'
  • Frozen landslide threatens to devour Dalton Highway {Blob approaching Alaska Pipeline}

    12/03/2012 9:33:56 AM PST · by thackney · 40 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 1, 2012 | KYLE HOPKINS
    A mysterious blob of frozen soil, rocks and trees is creeping toward the Dalton Highway, threatening to block the haul road that serves as a lifeline for Alaska's oil and gas industry. It could happen as soon as end of the decade. University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers who have been studying the slow-moving landslide just south of the Brooks Range since 2008 say it is crawling closer to the highway every day. The scientists suspect climate change may have caused the 300-foot-wide finger of debris -- once thought to be motionless -- to gain speed as it slides toward the...
  • The unsung war hero who defused 200 bombs in just 60 days

    12/03/2012 9:32:22 AM PST · by the scotsman · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December 2012 | Steve Nolan
    'Medals belonging to an unsung war hero who saved countless lives by defusing 200 bombs in 60 days are expected to fetch £25,000 when they go under the hammer at auction this week. The incredible story of how Squadron Leader Wilson Charlton showed nerves of steel and 'unfailing courage' in his death-defying work, which saw him deal with an average of three live bombs a day, came to light after his George Cross and five other medals were put up for sale. The RAF bomb disposal expert was awarded the prestigious George Cross after working tirelessly day and night to...
  • Mo. Representative Jo Ann Emerson to retire

    12/03/2012 9:32:00 AM PST · by netguide · 19 replies
    Jo Ann Emerson to retire from U.S. House Monday, December 3, 2012 ~ Updated 10:55 AM From staff and wire reports U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, announced today she will leave her Congressional post in February to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a not-for-profit organization that represents rural electric cooperatives and public power districts. The Associated Press reported that Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Lloyd Smith and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman confirmed interest in seeking the seat. Emerson was re-elected in November for a ninth term to the U.S. House of...
  • Co-author of allegedly fabricated 'Three Cups of Tea' commits suicide

    12/03/2012 9:14:09 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 27 replies
    David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" that drew allegations parts of it were fabricated, has committed suicide in Oregon, authorities said. * * * Deputy Multnomah County medical examiner Peter Bellant said late Sunday night . . . that Relin died of blunt force head injury, but declined to provide any other details.
  • Fiscal Cliff Notes

    12/03/2012 9:13:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 4, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days. And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year? All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting...
  • Clashes over Internet rules to mark Dubai meeting

    12/03/2012 9:13:00 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 5 replies
    Myfox.com/AP ^ | December 3, 2012 9:02 AM EST | BRIAN MURPHY
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The U.N.'s top telecommunications overseer sought Monday to quell worries about greater Internet controls emerging from global talks in Dubai, but any attempts for major Web regulations will likely face stiff opposition from groups led by a high-powered U.S. delegation. The 11-day conference, seeking to update codes last reviewed when the Web was virtually unknown, highlights the fundamental shift from tightly managed telecommunications networks to the borderless sweep of the Internet.
  • Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

    12/03/2012 9:12:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 4, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media— nor, apparently, by the Republicans. A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit— so that the government cannot afford to allow the cost of letting the Bush tax rates continue for "the...
  • Norquist still calling cadence in GOP ranks (Lying RINOs Run for Cover)

    12/03/2012 9:04:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2012 | Peter Wallsten
    At times, it has seemed that Republican lawmakers eyeing a fiscal compromise with President Obama were moving closer to a public split with Grover Norquist, author of the famous no-new- taxes pledge that has defined conservative politics for decades. Yet Norquist, whose influence in the conservative movement spans well beyond his well-known fixation on taxes, remains an unwavering force in the GOP debate — and even some of the most prominent lawmakers publicly flirting with a break from Norquist have assured him in private that they remain loyal soldiers in the anti-tax cause. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), for example, might...
  • I'll See Your Economic Collapse and Raise You National Demise

    12/03/2012 9:04:27 AM PST · by pgkdan · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-03-12 | Selwyn Duke
    Being just weeks away from reaching our debt ceiling and with frightening talk about a fiscal cliff, there's much sympathy in Washington for tax increases. Even conservatives are wavering. A few Republicans have dumped their anti-tax pledges, and former Nixon official-turned-actor Ben Stein favors taxing the wealthy. He says that we can't cut our way to a balanced budget and insists that the revenue end must be addressed. But I have news for him: he'll have a better chance finding Ferris Bueller on his day off than he will locating fiscal sanity through tax increases.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 3, 2012

    12/03/2012 9:02:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
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