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  • Senators brush off White House defense bill veto threat (Ayotte Guantanamo Amendment Attached)

    12/05/2012 6:01:55 AM PST · by what's up · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | December 4, 2012 | Laura Litvan
    Senators appeared unconcerned Thursday by a White House threat to veto the defense policy bill they are considering on the floor, evidently confident they can get the legislation into a form that President Barack Obama would ultimately sign. The White House Office of Management and Budget announced that if the bill “in its present form” were passed, it would face a veto over restrictions on Guantánamo Bay detainees, the makeup of the armed forces, its support for certain weapons programs and other details. It was the second time the White House has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act...
  • Why Did George Zimmerman View Trayvon As “suspicious”?

    12/05/2012 5:59:41 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 5, 2012 | Sundance
    This question has dogged the entire narrative from the very beginning. People threw around the term “profile” in a racial sense. However, as more and more FBI and State investigative witness testimony/statements are reviewed the answer looms obvious. Trayvon Martin looked suspicious because he fit the same behavioral and descriptive outline of the prior criminals in the Retreat at Twin Lakes sub-division. It certainly appears George Zimmerman became another well-known victim of Political Correctness and Cultural Marxism run amok, here’s why: First, let’s look at who George Zimmerman saw on the night in question…. .................... Another consideration was reported to...
  • Egypt’s Constitutional Endgame: Where Confusion Is the Rule

    12/05/2012 5:58:39 AM PST · by EBH · 9 replies
    Egypt Daily News ^ | 12/4/2012 | Ashraf Khalil
    Egypt’s constitutional endgame is upon us. And almost nobody in the country — including the document’s drafters — seems to be truly prepared. On Nov. 22, when President Mohamed Morsi issued his stunning decree granting himself sweeping powers, one of the least publicized aspects of the declaration gave the country’s Constituent Assembly an extra two months to finish drafting the new constitution — extending the deadline into early 2013. One week later, Morsi abruptly and mysteriously shifted tactics. Suddenly the constitution was ready for approval, and a national referendum on the document is now scheduled for Dec. 15. What followed...
  • Christmas for Obama Bundlers

    12/05/2012 5:57:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Merry Crony-mas! It's time to pass out the goodies. While President Obama's lips champion the middle class, his administration's old hands are preparing to lavish rewards on the creme de la campaign creme: his wealthiest political donors. Several media outlets reported this week that the White House is considering fashion doyenne Anna Wintour for a possible appointment as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain or France. The rumored short list also includes Obama campaign finance chairman Matthew Barzun and investment banker Marc Lasry. The three share one common, er, "qualification": Each raked in more than $500,000 for Team Obama 2012. As...
  • Man's home a 14-foot canoe in Boston Harbor

    12/05/2012 5:56:04 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 5, 2012 | BRIDGET MURPHY | Associated Press
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — They say no man is an island, but Michael Richard Smith has been creating his own floating homes in Boston Harbor.</p> <p>The Coast Guard and Boston police are keeping an eye on the unconventional camper who has been tying his canoe to small offshore docks in the city's inner harbor and pitching his tent to sleep at night.</p>
  • 7 things that scare your doctor with obamacare on the horizon

    12/05/2012 5:55:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    fox ^ | 12-5-12 | Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu
    Affordable Care Act is in full swing, there’s a lot of apprehension and perhaps, sometimes, enthusiasm about what is truly in store for the medical profession. The last time you visited your doctor you may have noticed that he or she was more apprehensive, cautious, and yes, maybe more overwhelmed. The fact of the matter is that the health care profession is undergoing the most significant renovation to ever happened in the history of the United States. Here are many things that keep many doctors awake at night:
  • Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

    12/05/2012 5:52:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    DETROIT (WJBK) -- The city of Detroit faces a major financialcrisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.
  • Lake County presses for clear gun laws(FL barf alert)

    12/05/2012 5:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    wogx.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Mike Synan
    TAVARES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Lake County officials say one of their top priorities is to get the state to clarify its gun laws to prevent stray bullets from landing in residential areas. The problems stems from an area near the Mount Dora Country Club. Earlier this year, Jerry Benedict spoke with FOX 35 reporter Valerie Boey about bullets reaching his yard, describing the sound for her. "Eeeenyow... Kabloom, and it went right through that grass there, right next to us about 8 or 10 feet away!" The gunfire was coming from a private property in a wooded...
  • Danish Police warn of gangland war

    12/05/2012 5:45:52 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Politiken (Denmark) ^ | 4. dec. 2012 KL. 12.28
    Police are warning that a new spate of gang warfare may be on the way and have been searching gang member houses in an attempt to prevent an outbreak of violence. “Zealand police have been searching several addresses in Roskilde, Hedehusene and Copenhagen,” Copenhagen West Police say in a news release, adding the operation has been carried out in cooperation with the National Investigation Centre, SKAT and Gang task Force East. “We unfortunately haveindications that a conflict is under way,” says Supt. Kim Kliver of Task Force East. “But today’s operation has been carried out to send gang members a...
  • Will 'diversity' beat 1st Amendment in Round 2?

    12/05/2012 5:42:16 AM PST · by wesagain · 5 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    "Appellate judges to rule on firing of university administrator over her beliefs "The fight over the “tyranny” of higher education’s “diversity” agenda is taking center stage, with judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments on whether a university can fire an administrator for expressing an opinion that conflicts with the institution’s adopted political perspective. “It should be concerning to all Americans that officials at a public institution such as the University of Toledo believe they can fire someone for violating the university’s ‘value system’ even though such actions clearly violate the Constitution,” said David Yerushalmi of...
  • 10 Illinois Republican Senators join Senate Democrats, passing 41-14 Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

    12/05/2012 5:40:02 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    Republican News Watch ^ | December 4, 2012 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain an Illinois driver’s license passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 41 to 14. One Democrat voted “present.” The bill is SB957. The 10 Republicans who joined the Democrats in rewarding non-citizens who are already breaking our laws, were: Bill Brady (Sponsor), Kirk Dillard, Tom Johnson, John Millner (Sponsor), Matt Murphy, Carole Pankau, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (Sponsor), Sue Rezin, Ron Sandack (Sponsor), and Suzi Schmidt. Two Republicans, Pamela Althoff and Dale Righter, took the ultimate lily-livered approach and just didn’t vote on the bill. That’s as bad as...
  • Linebackers don't need guns to kill

    12/05/2012 5:39:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-4-12 | joe soucheray
    Populists have been lining up these past few days to get on TV and denounce The Gun. The Gun. If only Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, didn't have a gun, everything would have been all right. Really? According to one report I read, Belcher shot his girlfriend nine times. He then raced his Bentley over to Arrowhead Stadium and apparently shot himself only once. Nine times. I am loath to wander in the fields of psychiatry, but it seems reasonable to assume that a guy who shoots his girlfriend nine times had an anger problem that had exploded...
  • O’Reilly, Goldberg should be careful providing cover for Costas

    12/05/2012 5:39:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bob Costas flap has become the gaffe du jour this week, with some well-meant attempts to help the embattled NBC announcer do damage control in the wake of Sunday night’s remarks and Monday’s blistering reaction. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and contributor Bernie Goldberg jumped to Costas’ defense Monday night and while they made some reasonable points, they also said some things that may just exacerbate the situation, and leave them looking a bit foolish. It's a pity, because both guys seem like honorable men trying to do what they believe is the right thing. To wit, during O’Reilly’s popular...
  • API Awaits Outcome of Final Keystone XL Hearing

    12/05/2012 5:38:47 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 04, 2012 | Matthew V. Veazey|
    In anticipation of a long-awaited Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) public hearing on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline, the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday urged President Obama to approve the project. The DEQ's final hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Central time Tuesday in Albion, Neb. On Oct. 30, 2012, the agency released its draft report on a revised KXL route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region in northeastern Nebraska. "With today's final [Nebraska] public hearing, the DEQ can conclude deliberations on this project," said API Central Region Director John Kerekes in...
  • Romney's Defeat Caused by "Extraordinary" Drop in White Male Support[Election Autopsy]

    12/05/2012 5:36:30 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 December 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Failed campaign: Mitt Romney's staff found that he lost an 'extraordinary' number of white, male votes during the election - traditionally key supporters of the Republican party And in another blow, Romney’s own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 per cent comment was ‘the epitome of low during the campaign’ - from which they never recovered. California as he reflects upon what went wrong. Now Neil Newhouse, his campaign pollster, has begun to sift through the data to determine what the key factors were. He said that he had to give ‘credit’ to the Obama campaign for getting...
  • Israel awards country's first gay divorce

    12/05/2012 5:34:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12-5-12
    An Israeli court has awarded the country's first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state. A decision this week by a family court in the Tel Aviv area "determined that the marriage should be ended" between former Israeli lawmaker Uzi Even, 72, and his partner of 23 years, Amit Kama, 52, their lawyer, Judith Meisels said. Legal experts see the ruling as a precedent in the realm of gay rights in a country where conservative family traditions are strong and religious courts oversee ceremonies like...
  • AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber(VA)

    12/05/2012 5:26:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Becket Adams
    When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he didn’t think his quick thinking would get him fired. But it did: (video at the site) Business AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber * Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:55pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams * Print » * Email » * * * * Comments (262) When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he...
  • Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

    12/05/2012 5:26:13 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    By FOX 2 News Staff DETROIT (WJBK) -- The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help. City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month's election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen) "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that," said Watson. "Of course, not...
  • Huma Abedin: Working for the Coming Caliphate?

    12/05/2012 5:25:43 AM PST · by Katechon · 23 replies
    In-Extremis | December 5 | Katechon
    The basic condition for Sharia is an islamic state, or . This condition is mostly absent in the West, and is even lacking throughout the wider Muslim world, except in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, provinces of Afghanistan and Pakistan. A Caliphate has not ruled in the Muslim world since at least the demise of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924. The project of the Muslim Brotherhood is to reinstate a Caliphate. Al-Qaradawi is the undisputed leader of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, the movement's uber-authority. Based in Qatar, his ultimate, avowed goal is to have the islamic law (Sharia) enforced...
  • Why Terrorist Attacks Have Quadrupled Since 2001

    12/05/2012 5:24:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Kerry Patton
    Terrorism is a tactic used by individuals with specific ideologies. Killing an ideology is nearly impossible. The war on terror is a complete misnomer. A war cannot be waged against a tactic. And proving to be an ideological war, evidence demonstrates that today, the tactic of terrorism is actually growing world-wide. Since 2001, the United States and our allies have been engaged in a complex war fighting against an ideology. Many people have been killed while many more have been maimed. Today, it is known via the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database, deaths caused by terror have decreased yet...