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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 ďin its present formĒ were passed, it would face a veto over restrictions on GuantŠnamo 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 ďsuspiciousĒ?

    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 ďprofileĒ 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, hereís why: First, letís look at who George Zimmerman saw on the night in questionÖ. .................... Another consideration was reported to...
  • Egyptís 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
    Egyptís constitutional endgame is upon us. And almost nobody in the country ó including the documentís drafters ó 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 countryís Constituent Assembly an extra two months to finish drafting the new constitution ó 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) ó 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, thereís 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. ďZealand police have been searching several addresses in Roskilde, Hedehusene and Copenhagen,Ē 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. ďWe unfortunately haveindications that a conflict is under way,Ē says Supt. Kim Kliver of Task Force East. ďBut todayís 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 ďtyrannyĒ of higher educationís ďdiversityĒ 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 institutionís adopted political perspective. ďIt 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 universityís Ďvalue systemí even though such actions clearly violate the Constitution,Ē 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 driverís license passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 41 to 14. One Democrat voted ďpresent.Ē 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 didnít vote on the bill. Thatís 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...
  • OíReilly, 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 nightís remarks and Mondayís blistering reaction. Fox Newsí Bill OíReilly and contributor Bernie Goldberg jumped to Costasí 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 OíReillyís 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, Romneyís own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 per cent comment was Ďthe epitome of low during the campaigní - 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 Ďcredití 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 didnít 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 Ľ * Email Ľ * * * * 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 Marylandís Global Terrorism Database, deaths caused by terror have decreased yet...
  • Egypt and the Death of the ĎArab Springí-new constitution puts the final nail in the coffin

    12/05/2012 5:22:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 4, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Egypt and the Death of the ‚ÄėArab Spring‚ÄôPosted By Robert Spencer On December 4, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 25 Comments Nearly two years after the ¬ďArab Spring¬Ē¬† began in Egypt, the nation¬ís Muslim Brotherhood president has arrogated to himself dictatorial powers, and is ramming through a new constitution that will effectively extinguish the last vestiges of Egyptian democracy and establish Egypt as a Sharia state. Just as I said back in January 2011, when the uprisings against Mubarak began, for the people in Egypt who had real power to...
  • ĎYuval Hamebulbalí Joins New Party

    12/05/2012 5:21:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/12
    Famed childrenís entertainer Yuval Hamebulbal has accepted a spot on the Calcala (Economy) party list. ďAt first when they offered me a place I hesitated. I told them that aside from making children happy and blowing up balloons, I donít understand politics. But when I saw their passion I was swept away,Ē the entertainer said. The party previously included former Big Brother contestant Yossi Bubliel,
  • Clarifying America's Gun Culture

    12/05/2012 5:19:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas went on his halftime anti-gun rant on Sunday using words written by Fox Sports Columnist Jason Whitlock, we‚Äôve heard a lot from the media and from uniformed commentators about America‚Äôs ‚Äúgun culture.‚ÄĚ The fact is, America actually has two gun cultures and it is important to distinguish them from one another. ¬† The first gun culture is deeply seeded in American history and her founding. Founding Fathers like George Washington understood that an armed citizenry would prevent government tyranny, which is why we have the Second Amendment. This is a concept rapper Ice-T understands but...
  • Software tycoon John McAfee appears in public for first time after weeks on the run ...

    12/05/2012 5:19:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    After weeks on the run, anti-virus software founder John McAfee has gone public in Guatemala, where he plans to ask for asylum because he fears persecution in Belize. McAfee made two public appearances on Tuesday in Guatemala City, where he fielded questions from reporters and proclaimed his innocence in the November murder of a neighbor. McAfee spoke to The Associated Press in a restaurant near a high-end hotel where he is staying in Guatemala City after sneaking out of neighboring Belize. There, the 67-year-old millionaire was pictured kissing his 20-year-old girlfriend Sam Vanegas. He is also in the company of...
  • What a ĎTruceí Means to Hamas

    12/05/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - What a ‚ÄėTruce‚Äô Means to HamasPosted By Joseph Puder On December 5, 2012 @ 12:22 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Disparate reflections on the recently concluded ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, which followed eight days of fighting, were revealed in a November 23, 2012 New York Times report: ¬ďPalestinians erupted in triumphant celebrations here on Thursday, vowing new unity among rival factions and a renewed commitment to the tactic of resistance, while Israel¬ís leaders sought to soberly sell the achievements of their latest military operation to a domestic audience long...
  • Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise

    12/05/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    The conservative comeback begins now -- on the assumption that a majority of Americans will not welcome a second Great Depression. Stop that cringing! I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it's not pretty for today's neo-Marxist Democrat party. The man you see before you as your President today bears a striking resemblance to the main character in a Greek tragedy. He so reeks of hubris. Every word that drops from his lips speaks a haughty derision of the lesser beings not benighted to be a cog in his political machine. All witness Obama...
  • The Geithner Plan's Assault on Small Businesses

    12/05/2012 5:18:29 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Rep. Kevin McCarthy
    Before I came to Congress, I was a small business owner. I started a deli in my hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., that I creatively named ďKevin Oís.Ē As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. I made the deli countertop in my garage with my dad, and counted on my friends and family to ďvolunteerĒ their labor until I could afford to pay them. While it wasnít a gold mine, people in Bakersfield seemed to like the sandwiches and after a couple of years I was able to sell the business so I could go...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Puts Jordan in the Crosshairs

    12/05/2012 5:16:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslim Brotherhood Puts Jordan in the CrosshairsPosted By Ryan Mauro On December 5, 2012 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In March, the Dubai police chief warned that the Muslim Brotherhood had a plan for the Gulf monarchies. Instead of regime change, it would make them ¬ďfigurehead bodies without actual ruling.¬Ē That¬ís exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to make happen in Jordan by demanding ¬ďdemocratic¬Ē reforms. And King Abdullah II appears to be wobbling under the stress.King Abdullah II, the second most influential non-Islamist in the Muslim world, is...
  • Basic hygiene at risk in debt-stricken Greek hospitals

    12/05/2012 5:16:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Dec 4, 2012 5:14pm EST | By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent
    Greek hospitals are in such dire straits that staff are failing to keep up basic disease controls such as using gloves and gowns, threatening a rise in multidrug-resistant infections, according to Europe's top health official. With fewer doctors and nurses to look after more patients, and hospitals running low on cash for supplies, risks are being taken even with basic hygiene, said Marc Sprenger, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). "I have seen places...where the financial situation did not allow even for basic requirements like gloves, gowns and alcohol wipes," Sprenger said after a two-day...
  • The Deadly Israeli House-The fearsome weapon of terror

    12/05/2012 5:11:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The fearsome weapon of terror: an Israeli family moving into a new apartment outside of Jerusalem. There are few weapons as deadly as the Israeli house. When its bricks and mortar are combined together, the house, whether it is one of those modest one-story hilltop affairs or a five-floor apartment building complete with hot and cold running water, becomes far more dangerous than anything green and glowing that comes out of the Iranian centrifuges. Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses. Iran can keep its nuclear bombs. They donít impress anyone in...
  • Pitt chancellor, top officials get raises

    12/05/2012 5:11:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 4, 2012 | Debra Erdley
    University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will pocket a 3.3 percent raise or $18,500 for the 2012-13 fiscal year, bringing his base annual compensation to $580,000. Six other university officers will get raises ranging from 3.3 percent to 15 percent under a package the Compensation Committee of Pittís board of trustees approved on Tuesday. Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia Beeson will see her annual salary jump $34,000 to $374,000; Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Jerome Cochrane are up $18,000 to $493,000; Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Assistant Chancellor Jean B. Ferketish, gets an $8,000 hike to...
  • Gold climbs above $1,700/oz as stocks rise [Korean Central Bank buys 14 tons]

    12/05/2012 5:08:09 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 minutes ago | By David Brough
    CENTRAL BANKS DRAWN TO GOLD South Korea's central bank said late on Wednesday it bought 14 tonnes of gold in November using its foreign reserves in order to spread its portfolio risks, boosting confidence that official sector interest in bullion is holding firm. Central banks have switched to being net buyers of gold from net sellers in the last two years, with most acquisitions made by banks in Asia and the developing world. Central banks buying accounted for 455 tonnes of demand last year."By its own account, the Korean central bank regards gold as a safe asset and as a...
  • Serbia's Nato envoy 'commits suicide'

    12/05/2012 5:02:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Times of India ^ | Dec 5, 2012, 05.04 PM IST
    Serbia's ambassador to Nato committed suicide by jumping from a multi-storey car park at Brussels airport on Tuesday, local media reported. Serbia's foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday that Branislav Milinkovic had "died tragically" in the Belgian capital but gave no further details. Nato expressed regret at the news. Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen "is deeply saddened by the tragic death of the Serbian ambassador. Mr Milinkovich was a highly respected representative of his country and will be missed," an alliance spokeswoman said. Milinkovic "committed suicide by jumping from a multistorey car park at the international airport in Brussels...
  • 'New IRA' group blamed for killing of Dublin crime boss

    12/05/2012 4:55:08 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Wednesday 5 December 2012 05.17 EST | Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent
    A republican terrorist alliance known as the "new IRA" was behind the murder of a veteran Dublin crime boss, according to security sources. The killing of 65-year-old Eamon Kelly on Tuesday afternoon is being linked by security sources to a feud between Dublin drug gangs and dissident republicans. The dissidents targeted Kelly because his gang was apparently involved in the murder of former Real IRA boss Alan Ryan in September. Kelly, a father of nine, had been warned he was a target of the new IRA, which blamed him for Ryan's death. Kelly escaped a previous murder bid in 2010....
  • KEN BURNS BLASTS TEA PARTY FOR RAMPANT USE OF 'N-WORD'

    12/05/2012 4:44:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 123 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 4, 2012 | christian toto
    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called both the current secessionist movement and elements of the Tea Party racist during an interview late last month on NBC's "Meet the Press." The award-winning filmmaker doubled down on those accusations during an interview with Breitbart News. Burns is currently promoting "The Central Park Five," a documentary detailing how five innocent teens were convicted of a horrific rape which shocked the Big Apple back in 1989. The filmmaker, who works primarily on projects for PBS, says there wouldn't be a birther movement with a President Joe Biden in the White House. Burns then turned his...
  • Greg Gutfeld blasts Ďghoulishí Bob Costas, Ďbigotí Jason Whitlock [VIDEO]

    12/05/2012 4:43:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-3-2012 | Jeff Poor
    Fox News Channel ďThe FiveĒ co-host Greg Gutfeld said NBC sports analyst Bob Costas and writer Jason Whitlock have exploited for their own benefit the murder-suicide committed over the weekend by former Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher. On Mondayís ďThe Five,Ē Gutfeld, author of ďThe Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,Ē ripped Costas in particular for quoting Whitlockís editorial, which strongly advocates for gun control, during Sunday nightís NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. ďIf it was a deadly flood, it would be the same saying we...
  • OBAMA: MY RELATIONSHIP WITH BUSINESS HAS BEEN SKEWED

    12/05/2012 4:36:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 4, 2012
    Video at link
  • America is "Poised to Take Off"

    12/05/2012 4:34:29 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | December 4, 2012 | Barack Obama
    Click the link. Just a quick laugh to start the day.
  • Um: 49% of Republicans Think the 2012 Election Was Stolen? (It was)

    12/05/2012 4:25:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    >Yes, we lost. But I donít think itís necessarily fair to say that ACORN stole the election, do you? PPP's first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard...and also declining in numbers. 49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore. Some GOP voters are so unhappy with the outcome that they...
  • The Grinch of 2012/2013 and the Theft of a Nationís Spirit

    12/05/2012 3:53:06 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 1 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | 12-5-2012 | Cynthia E. Ayers
    Someone who sounds a great deal like Santa says that things are fine Ė thereís nothing to see here Ė go to bed and dream of food stamps and welfare while the fruits of someone elseís labor is whisked away in the dark of night. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-grinch-of-20122013-and-the-theft-of-a-nations-spirit?f=must_reads
  • Palin to House GOP: Don't Be 'Wusses' During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    12/05/2012 3:47:36 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 3, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said the country has already gone over the fiscal cliff and House Republicans should not go ďwobblyĒ or be ďwussesĒ during the fiscal cliff negotiations with Democrats and the White House. On Fox Newsí ďOn The Record" Saturday, Palin said that since the House ďholds the purse strings," Republican leaders do not have to ďcapitulateĒ to President Barack Obama, who Palin claimed was trying to continue his failed socialist policies to achieve a ďfairytale utopia.Ē She said the House could attempt to defund programs that contribute needlessly to the country's deficit....
  • House GOP Not Consulted on Boehner's Budget Proposal (Boehner Acting Like Pelosi)

    12/05/2012 3:41:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | December 4, 2012 | Larry O'Connor
    The controversial budget proposal submitted by House Republican leadership, and summarily rejected by the White House, was never presented to the GOP caucus in the house, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). "The caucus was not consulted on the proposal, I wish we had been," Gohmert told Breitbart News on Capitol Hill this morning. "The Republican members were not consulted on the offer made. We are having the legislation being formulated among the Speaker, Senate Majority Leader Reid, and the President. Republicans in Congress have some great ideas and principles, but those are not being utilized in the proposals." Speaker...
  • DHS Confirms: Deportation of Obama's Uncle on Hold as Immigration Board Re-Opens Case

    12/05/2012 3:13:54 AM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    cns news ^ | December 4, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) -- The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed to CNSNews.com on Tuesday that Obama, who is the presidentís uncle, was granted a rehearing last week and his case is being re-opened. ďThe Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the case back to Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) for reconsideration. It is inappropriate for ICE to...
  • Birch and Tea

    12/05/2012 3:06:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Daniel Foster
    To toil at National Review is to know what itís like to read ďBuckley must be spinning in his grave!Ē at the beginning of umpteen letters, e-mails, blog posts, and tweets from less-than-gruntled critics supremely assured of their originality. The beauty of this evergreen ó and its cheap presumptions about a great man ó is that it can be wielded with equal convenience by trolls of every political persuasion and in response to any number of detected heresies.But, with the whiff of bigotry and malice that so many smell in popular politics since the tranquil days when the last Bush...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americaís Morning Show - December 5, 2012

    12/05/2012 2:48:42 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    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
  • Social Media, Terrorism Connect Too Well

    12/05/2012 12:51:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Published 1:16†p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Janine Zacharia
    SNIPPET: "Social media is no longer simply a fun way to share updates on the harmless idiosyncrasies of our lives. It can undermine national security, and there ought to be a more robust discussion between the Bay Area technology world and Washington on what to do about†it. Cyber-terrorism, especially the potential for electronic tampering with U.S. industrial or military installations, is a paramount national security threat that Washington is working to forestall. We're all working to protect our accounts from hackers. But the cyber-threat getting far less public attention involves the social media networks we use every day and the...
  • Brutal Murderer From Woonsocket to Be Released Decades Early

    12/05/2012 12:39:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A man sentenced to 60 years for the brutal murder of a city woman will see early release from prison next month thanks to a decision by the Rhode Island parole board. Alfred Brissette, 38, of Woonsocket, pleaded no contest to what the Supreme Court described as a "brutal, barbaric and senseless" case of "thrill" killing in Burrillville in 1999. Brissette and Marc Girard were convicted of killing of Jeanette Descoteaux, also of Woonsocket in 2002. According to court records, Brissette and Girard lured Descoteaux into the woods at George Washington Park with an offer of cocaine. Brissette demanded that...
  • FreedomWorks Urges Activists to Call Speaker Boehnerís Office to Stop the Fiscal Conservative Purge

    12/05/2012 12:12:35 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 03, 2012 | Jacqueline Bodnar
    FreedomWorks Urges Activists to Call Speaker Boehnerís Office to Stop the Fiscal Conservative Purge FreedomWorksPress Release Washington, DC- Following news that fiscally conservative Congressmen David Schweikert (R-AZ), Justin Amash (R-MI) and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) have been removed from their committee positions by Republican leadership, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe released the following statement: ďIs there room in the House Republican Conference for legislators who believe that Washington is spending too much money it does not have? Based on this remarkably hostile act by leadership, the answer may be no. This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to...
  • Putin Attempts a Comeback as His Leadership Becomes Precarious

    12/04/2012 11:48:20 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    Winter hit Moscow furiously in the last days of November causing colossal traffic jams, but the political climate remains hot as if the electoral season and the government reshuffle did not end in May. President Vladimir Putin announced plans for several trips and scheduled the annual presidentís address to the Federal Assembly for mid-December, seeking to catch up on the time he lost walled up in his residence outside Moscow for the past several weeks. Putin indeed needs to block the mutually reinforcing dynamics of spreading discontent and escalating squabbles among the elite clans, but he is set to discover...
  • Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

    12/04/2012 11:32:42 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2012, | AWR Hawkins
    Bob Costas' gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point -- he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns). If you've ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger). ... Remember when Rosie O'Donnell spent what seemed like years on her gun rants? Those rants lost their effectiveness when the focus turned...