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  • Boehner faces conservative backlash over tax proposal, even as Dems resist offer (RINO traitor)

    12/04/2012 2:17:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/12 | Fox News
    Conservatives in both chambers are already starting to pounce on House Speaker John Boehner's fiscal crisis counter-proposal, in a sign of the political risk the speaker took by calling for $800 billion in new tax revenue -- though that proposal was rebuffed by President Obama. Tea Party-aligned conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday that the House Republicans' plan "will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more." On the House side, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Boehner's proposal was "not a good place to start." Meanwhile, conservative think tanks and advocacy groups like the...
  • Kittens found inside sandwich bags in freezer, deputies say

    12/04/2012 2:16:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    WESH.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | WESH.com
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man was arrested and charged with four counts of animal cruelty and one count of battery after a visitor at his home found four kittens in the freezer, police said. Florida mug shots: Dec. 3 ROBERT AUDETTE Check out the latest mug shots from around the state of Florida. More One of the kittens was dead when deputies arrived at the home late Sunday afternoon. Deputies said Rodney J. Blanchard, 49, asked a visitor at his home to get him a beer out of the freezer. When the visitor went to the freezer,...
  • Majority of young voters wants bigger government

    12/04/2012 2:14:22 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/12 | Daily Caller News Foundation
    Nearly 6 in 10 young voters support bigger government — a worrisome statistic for conservatives who want to increase their presence on college campuses and among the under-30 crowd. According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of young voters think the government should do more — something only 44 percent of all voters support. On government-run healthcare, the most popular policy preference among young voters was to expand it. Young voters were also far more likely to identify as liberals and members of the Democratic Party than older generations. For young conservative activists, making inroads on college campuses will...
  • Judges at odds over new law that bans gay conversion therapy for teens

    12/04/2012 2:12:51 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/4/12 | Denny Walsh
    In a rare development, two federal judges in Sacramento have come to opposite conclusions on the constitutionality of a new California law that bars the use of "gay conversion therapy" on minors. On Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ruled that the law prohibiting licensed mental health providers from steering patients under 18 away from gay and lesbian lifestyles does not infringe on the suing providers' constitutional guarantee of free speech. Thus, she concluded, providers challenging the law are unlikely to prevail, and she refused to grant them a preliminary injunction precluding enforcement of the law, which is...
  • Broun: Democrats Say Raise Taxes or Go to Hell

    12/04/2012 2:09:32 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 42 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/4/12 | Joe Rowdy
    (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s dismissal of Republican efforts to provide a solution to the looming fiscal cliff: “Democrats have basically told Republicans to either raise taxes, or go to hell,” said Broun. “Forcing us to choose between hurting families and small businesses or going off the fiscal cliff is not only counter-productive – it simply doesn’t make sense for righting our nation’s fiscal crisis. The Democrats’ math just doesn’t add up; there is no way to tax our way out of this mess. Even if they...
  • Texas attorney in mental ward still wants to practice law

    12/04/2012 1:59:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    KSAT ^ | 12-04-2012
    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas attorney who is a patient at a psychiatric hospital and was found incompetent to stand trial in an assault case is still trying to practice law and get a theft charge against a client dismissed. But an appeals court has questioned whether Carolyn Barnes can continue representing her client while she remains institutionalized. The Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/TBTc9U ) that Barnes has been committed to Kerrville State Hospital since mid-2011. She is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of firing a handgun in 2010 at a census worker...
  • Reuters: Egypt's Morsi leaves presidential palace amid clashes

    12/04/2012 1:50:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 1012 | Staff
    gyptian President Mohamed Morsi left the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, two sources reported, after protesters angered by his decree last month to extend his powers clashed with police outside. "The president left the palace," a presidential source, who declined to be named, told Reuters. A security source at the presidency also said the president had left the building. Some protesters broke through lines of police who were protecting the palace and demonstrated at the palace walls.
  • Phony Global Economic Recovery Is An Illusion

    12/04/2012 1:38:53 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-4-2012 | Michael Pento
    <p>Many investors still hope that the global economy will experience a significant rebound in 2013. I guess it is human nature to assume the optimistic position that our economic fate will turn to the upside with each new calendar.</p> <p>In fact, a Bloomberg poll of 862 global investors taken this month showed that 66 percent of respondents believe in a stabilizing or improving global economy, compared to just over 50 percent in September. The survey also indicated that the world economy is in its best shape in 18 months as China’s prospects improve and the U.S. looks likely to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.</p>
  • Anderson Cooper Temporarily Blinded During Trip To Portugal

    12/04/2012 1:35:35 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 72 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Dev 4, 2012 | Alex Werpin
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was in Portugal last week shooting a story for CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” and he ended up being temporarily blinded for 36 hours. He recounts the harrowing experience on his daytime talk show “Anderson Live.” In a nutshell, he was shooting out at sea, and sunlight reflecting off of the water burned his retina: “I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire, my eyeballs and I think oh maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. I douse my eyes with water. Anyway, it turns...
  • PA Considers Introduction of Passport After UN Win

    12/04/2012 1:34:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12
    Palestinian Authority Cabinet Minister Hassan Alawi said that the PA is examining looking into introducing Palestinian passports following their successful UN bid to upgrade their status to observer state. Allawi spoke to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, and said, "...we must examine these measures."
  • Bozell: 'Time for Conservatives to Start Looking for a New Home'

    12/04/2012 1:29:55 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 116 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Tuesday December 4, 2012
    (CNSNews.com) - Conservative leaders don't like what they're hearing from House Speaker John Boehner, the man in the middle of fiscal cliff negotiations. One day after Boehner mentioned an $800-billion tax hike -- half the amount President Obama is seeking -- conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III said the Republican Party is no longer the party of limited government, limited spending and limited taxes: "It is now officially exactly right behind the Democrats -- on everything," Bozell said. "It is time for conservatives to start looking for a new home. There's precious little left for us here." Bozell said it's...
  • Fiscal Cliff Is Just a Speed Bump on the Road to a Real Crisis

    12/04/2012 1:29:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m very concerned about both the fiscal cliff and its possible replacements. It will be bad news if we get an automatic tax hike on January 1, and it will be bad news if that tax increase is replaced by an even more odious plan concocted by the White House. But the cliff is not our biggest fiscal problem.Here’s some of what I wrote for today’s New York Post about the fiscal cliff, along with a warning that we have a much bigger problem down the road.…it’s a fight that has important implications, particularly since some of the tax increases will have...
  • SoCal Port Strike Costing $1 Billion Per Day As Union Clerks Turn Down $190,000 Offer

    12/04/2012 1:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | December 4, 2012
    Among the nation’s shrinking union population, the unionized office workers at Southern California’s ports make more than most actors in the Screen Actors Guild. They make more than union construction workers, truck drivers, school teachers, cops, fire fighters, and just about any other unionized profession you can think of (with the possible exception of sports players). In fact, other than union bosses themselves, it can be easily argued that the office workers at SoCal ports are the union movement’s crème de la crème. As the office workers’ union has, so far, rejected an offer bringing their total compensation to nearly...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-PM,EST,WABC AM,December 4, 2012

    12/04/2012 1:21:29 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | December 4,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811 Need to set up early because I am going to an early Christmas of a family member. Thank-you for your patience and understanding. :)=^..^=
  • Republican Suckers

    12/04/2012 1:21:14 PM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/3/2012 | Michael Reagan
    Republicans had better learn from history -- and from Ronald Reagan's mistake. President Obama and his fellow big-spenders in Congress are promising if they get higher tax rates today they'll make even higher spending cuts tomorrow. It's an old sucker's game. Republicans -- and the rest of the country -- should know it by now, because for three decades we've all been suckers. If history is our guide, and Republicans in Congress don't grow a spine, by this time next year we'll have higher taxes, higher spending, more debt and a bigger government. Twice before, Republicans have been fooled into...
  • Fiscal cliff: Obama says tax rates could drop in 2013 ("not wedded to every detail of his plan")

    12/04/2012 1:20:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/4/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has said in an interview that he would consider lowering top tax rates as part of a wider reform of the tax code in 2013. The White House also signalled that it might agree to increase taxes for the wealthiest earners to less than 39.6%. Spokesman Jay Carney left open the option that rates would not have to rise to that Clinton-era level. Lawmakers are deadlocked in efforts to avert steep spending cuts and tax rises due to take effect on 1 January. Mr Carney said the "major obstacle" in reaching an agreement was a Republican...
  • Facing Fiscal Cliff, Obama Goes Overboard on Christmas Trees and Vacation

    12/04/2012 1:08:05 PM PST · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/4/2012 | Staff Writers
    So, what does the president of the United States do to set a good example as the country faces a looming financial meltdown? He keeps spending and spending. For this Christmas season, not only did Obama call for significantly more Christmas trees in the White House than last year, but he's also getting ready for a $4 million vacation to Hawaii. As reported by Investors Business Daily, taxpayers will be paying for 54 Christmas trees this year which will adorn the White House. That's a 50% increase in trees over last year. Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent's...
  • Disheartened Obamaphiles Should Just Stop Talking (Proof that Democrats Are Just Plain Stupid)

    12/04/2012 1:07:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Legal Insurection ^ | December 2, 2012 | William A Jacobsen
    It’s hard to know whether to cheer their disappointment or commiserate. My natural inclination is to tell them to S*** *** **** ** considering that they have subjected us to four more years. From Michael Goodwin, Obama 2: Even more reckless: People weren’t paying attention. Those are the people now surprised that President Obama is still stridently campaigning instead of doing the real work of governing. Even some who voted for him last month are puzzled as he threatens to take the nation off the fiscal cliff if Republicans don’t give him the tax hikes he demands now and puts...
  • Putin to visit Brussels as 'Eurasian Union' leader

    12/04/2012 1:05:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    euractiv.com ^ | December 04, 2012
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend the EU-Russia summit in Brussels later this month. But he will make sure his hosts welcome him as the representative of the Eurasian Union - Putin's pet geopolitical project, which bears similarities to the EU. The date of the summit is still a “working” hypothesis, but diplomats told EurActiv they were quite confident that Putin will be in Brussels on 21 December. The Russian leader made his first international appearance yesterday (3 December) after cancelling several foreign trips because of an apparent back problem. Putin was in Turkey yesterday, appearing reasonably fit....
  • (Rino) George W. Bush pushes for more immigration

    12/04/2012 1:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Neil Munro
    Former President George W. Bush ambled back into the spotlight Tuesday to laud legal immigration, a decade after he helped inflate the real-estate bubble to its 2007 peak while trying to boost homeownership among Hispanics. “America is a nation of immigrants. … Immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. … They invigorate our soul,” Bush said at the keynote speech of a one-day symposium on immigration’s role in the economy at the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute. “Growing up in Texas we have had the honor and privilege of meeting many of the newly arrived,” the former president said. “They...