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  • Dan Mitchell's Seven Minutes of Sanity

    12/07/2012 10:01:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    You may think there isn't much common-sense anywhere close to Capitol Hill, but less than a ten minute drive away there is a veritable wellspring to be found in the person of Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow at CATO.  Mitchell is an expert on tax policy and supply-side economics. With the clock ticking rapidly to the end of the year when higher tax rates and budget sequestration are scheduled to automatically kick in, lawmakers are deadlocked over a solution to avoid going over "the fiscal cliff."  Most of the attention has focused on sucking more money out of the taxpayers pocket...
  • 73% of New Jobs Created in Last 5 Months Are in Government [Analysis To Share w/your Obama friends]

    12/07/2012 9:55:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 12/7/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments.
  • Saudi Arabia still head of terror finance octopus

    12/07/2012 9:50:54 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    Money Jihad via France24 ^ | 07DEC12 | By Marc DAOU via $ Jihad
    Saudi Arabia remains the world’s top financier of terrorism and sponsor of fundamentalist Islam throughout the Arab Spring. U.S. media and Treasury officials don’t really like to discuss it in public, but a report earlier this fall from France 24 gives further confirmation, if you needed it, of the fact that Saudi petrodollars are behind the latest Salafist inroads in the Middle East. Read it all: How Saudi petrodollars fuel rise of Salafism Since the 2011 Arab revolts, a loose network of underground zealots has evolved into a potent and highly vocal force. Behind the remarkable rise of Salafism lies...
  • Profitable not-for-profits

    12/07/2012 9:49:41 AM PST · by lowbridge
    ny post ^ | december 7, 2012
    Nechemya Weberman, an unlicensed counselor accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in his care, testified Wednesday that he ripped off a charity he founded ostensibly to help poor Brooklynites. “You used this not-for-profit for personal gain?” asked a Brooklyn prosecutor. “Yes I did,” Weberman replied, admitting that he spent donations meant for his group, B’Lev V’Nefesh, on tuition for his kids’ yeshiva — and that its cash was also spent at stores like BMG Corset & Lingerie. Creepy, sure. But par for the course in New York, where politicians routinely turn nonprofits into personal piggy banks. For example:
  • Big Mo for Putting C-SPAN Cameras on 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

    12/07/2012 9:44:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2012 | Mark Tapscott
    If there is such a thing as a "tipping point" for proposals in the public policy arena, opening the "fiscal cliff" talks to C-SPAN cameras may have passed it. Two days after the election, I wrote in this space that putting the cameras in the room with President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner was the only way for the public to know who is serious and who is still playing politics. Shining the light would also be more likely to force a genuine compromise. That column got a tepid response. So I fired off another missive repeating the suggestion...
  • For his next crisis: California’s green folly (Jerry Brown)

    12/07/2012 9:39:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    ny post ^ | december 7, 2012 | ben boychuk
    Saving the planet isn’t easy — or cheap —especially in California. The state’s anti-global-warming cap-and-trade program is the latest gimmick to leave it with yet another big hole to fill in its budget. The Golden State’s new carbon-trading program is the world’s second largest, after the European Union’s. The stated goal is to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and another 80 percent by 2050. But California held its very first “carbon credit” auction last month — and it was a big disappointment. Under cap-and-trade, regulators set a limit on how much carbon dioxide a business or utility...
  • Consumer Confidence Plunges Over the Cliff

    12/07/2012 9:37:57 AM PST · by John W · 4 replies
    wallstcheatsheet.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Eric McWhinnie
    Despite a better-than-expected November unemployment report, consumer confidence in the United States plummeted in December to its lowest level in four months. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s preliminary index on consumer sentiment dropped to 74.5 this month, sharply lower when compared to the 5-year high of 82.7 in November. It was the lowest reading since August and well below estimates. Economists polled in a survey expected a median of 82.0, with the 67 economists projecting the figure to range between 80.0 and 88.0. Economists surveyed by Reuters placed a median forecast of 82.4 on the report. The fiscal cliff, a...
  • Five Policy Reasons and Five Political Reasons Why Republicans...

    12/07/2012 9:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The politicians claim that they are negotiating about how best to reduce the deficit. That irks me because our fiscal problem is excessive government spending. Red ink is merely a symptom of that underlying problem. But that’s a rhetorical gripe. My bigger concern is that politicians are prevaricating. They’re really talking about higher taxes in order to enable a bigger burden of government spending, not less red ink. I make this point in an interview on Fox Business Network.This is the point where I often elaborate on issues raised in the interview, but let’s instead build on the discussion to...
  • $100K in jewelry stolen from Calif. Rep. Issa home

    12/07/2012 9:27:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    ny post/AP ^ | december 7, 2012
    VISTA, Calif. — San Diego County authorities say $100,000 worth of jewelry has been stolen in a burglary at the home of California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa. U-T San Diego says more than 50 items, including watches, rings, earrings and bracelets, were taken from the Vista home on Nov. 29. No arrests have been made.
  • The end of the airman's pin-up

    12/07/2012 9:25:47 AM PST · by Living Free in NH · 104 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7 December 2012 | Helen Pow
    The end of the airman's pin-up: U.S. Air Force orders pictures of naked women to be taken down after sexual assaults soar All active, reserve and Air National Guard units have 10 days to complete the sweep for offensive images Air Force believes pin-ups are contributing to a rise in sexual assaults Over 700 cases of sexual assault were reported in 2012, 100 more than 2011 By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 09:43 EST, 7 December 2012 Pictures and calendars featuring half-naked women will be stripped from U.S. Air Force work spaces and public areas under a widespread inspection to stamp out...
  • Gangnam Style singer rapped about killing American soldiers ( will perform at White House )

    12/07/2012 9:23:45 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral “Gangnam Style” video, seems so warm and friendly. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot: ... He’d get along swell with troop-hating Soulja Boy or cop-killer advocates Ice-T and NWA... PSY will be performing for the White House in a Christmas extravaganza airing on TNT Dec. 21.
  • One Dollar Less

    12/07/2012 9:16:29 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 3 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/7/12 | Judson Phillips
    Today, the conservative media reported on an interesting story. The Department of Defense spent over $100,000 for a seminar. The topic of the seminar? Did Jesus also die for the Klingons? As nutty as that sounds, there is a serious question that seminar raises and it has nothing to do with Klingons. What is it?
  • It's Obama's Math that Doesn't Add Up

    12/07/2012 9:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama often boils down the issues around his plan to raise income taxes by saying it's all about the "math," a subject he doesn't seem to know much about. No doubt the White House would argue the point, but the uncomfortable fact remains that after four years in office, the unemployment rate remains painfully high and economic growth is slowing down. Clearly, the president's math isn't working well, and neither are 23 million Americans who want full-time jobs. But even a cursory analysis of the mathematical issues at the center of the battle over the "fiscal cliff" raises some...
  • Drudge Headline: Foul Stench Over Malibu

    12/07/2012 9:14:50 AM PST · by GVnana · 34 replies
    BLOWING IN THE WIND: ROTTING WHALE CASTS FOUL STENCH OVER CELEBS' HOMES IN MALIBU...
  • The Salafi Crusades

    12/07/2012 9:10:25 AM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 07DEC12 | Daniel Greenfield
    One empire falls and another rises in its place. It’s an old story and it is what we are seeing in the Middle East. The Islamist resurgence was fed by the collapse of two world powers, the USSR and the US. The fall of the Soviet Union robbed the Arab Socialist dictatorships of their support. The last of these, Syria, is now under siege, by Sunni Islamist militias. Egypt’s Sadat had made the move to the American camp early enough to avoid the fate of Syria or Iraq, but instead his successor, Mubarak, encountered the fate of the Shah of...
  • Reporter's untold story of Pearl Harbor attack is finally published

    12/07/2012 9:05:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12-6-12 | Elizabeth P. McIntosh
    On Dec. 7, 1941, Elizabeth McIntosh was a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She wrote a first-person account of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it editors thought it was too graphic. Now, it is finally published. On Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, I was working as a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. After a week of war, I wrote a story directed at Hawaii's women; I thought it would be useful for them to know what I had seen. It might help prepare them for what lay ahead. But my editors thought the graphic content...
  • Tying the Knot With 'Big Daddy'

    12/07/2012 9:01:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    My son, age 42, finally got married. His bride, in a shimmering turquoise maternity dress, walked down a red carpet with rose petals scattered by his 8-year-old twin nieces, to join a cantor who sang the Jewish blessings under a chuppah, a canopy held by a man on each corner, in a quasi-traditional wedding ceremony. The bridegroom broke the traditional glass under his foot, the guests cheered, and a jazz combo struck up syncopated rhythms heralding the happy couple. If that sounds more quasi- than traditional, the bridegroom gets credit for breaking through a social trend. More than 23 percent...
  • Detroit stares down bankruptcy

    12/07/2012 8:56:56 AM PST · by taildragger · 33 replies
    Mlive ^ | December 07, 2012 at 11:15 AM, updated | Dustin Block
    DETROIT, MI - Bankruptcy may be inevitable for Michigan's largest city. State leaders, including Gov. Rick Snyder, are working on a plan to guide the city through a "managed bankruptcy," according to Daniel Howes at The Detroit News. An emergency fiscal manager likely would take over the city, supplanting a mayor and City Council that have been unable to implement meaningful reforms.
  • Single Belles, Single All the Way

    12/07/2012 8:55:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Discussing the role of single people in the election of 2012 on my weekly podcast with Jay Nordlinger "Need to Know" (available on Ricochet.com or Nationalreview.com), your humble columnist chose the insensitive way to address it. Chatting with Jonathan V. Last of The Weekly Standard about his piece "A Nation of Singles," I popped off that "Single mothers want the state to be their husbands and father to their children." Jonathan put it better: "Well, let's say that single mothers are more vulnerable to economic shocks and are more concerned about the safety net." Much more diplomatic. Single voters were...
  • Vanity: Drudge silence on the Boehner conservative purge

    12/07/2012 8:49:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/7/12 | me
    Funny how Drudge and his RINO staffers Hurt and Curl are pretending the Boehner purge and intimidation of Conservatives isn't happening.
  • It's Time To Turn the Tables on this Presidential Bully

    12/07/2012 8:42:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Something is very wrong in the world when the most dogmatic and inflexible president in recent memory can make unreasonable demands of his GOP budget opponents and yet be confident they'll be blamed for the impasse. It is past time Barack Obama be held accountable for his intentionally irresponsible fiscal policies that are guaranteed to take us into national bankruptcy. It is outrageous enough that he is steering us into insolvency, but it is unbearable that he's fraudulently blaming the Republican Party for it to boot. This is not a close call, and reasonable people, if they understood the facts,...
  • BP Starts Building World's Biggest Commercial Research Computer

    12/07/2012 8:37:15 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 07, 2012 | Jon Mainwaring
    BP has begun building a new supercomputing complex for commercial research that it claims will be the biggest in the world at its Westlake Campus in Houston, the company reported Friday. The project is designed to keep BP at the forefront of seismic imaging technology and, the firm said, will be a critical tool in its global hunt for oil and natural gas in coming years. The new High-Performance Computing (HPC) center, scheduled to open in mid-2013, will serve as a worldwide hub for processing and managing very large amounts of geological and seismic data from across BP's portfolio. It...
  • New EIA assessment shows faster rise in U.S. oil production and less U.S. oil consumption

    12/07/2012 8:32:40 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | December 5, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today issued the Reference case of its Annual Energy Outlook 2013 (AEO2013) showing an increase from last year's AEO in projected domestic crude oil production, particularly from shale and other tight oil formations. Petroleum fuels continue to dominate transportation sector consumption in AEO2013. However, gasoline consumption is expected to decline both in absolute terms and as a share of total transportation fuel demand, due to the introduction of more stringent corporate average fuel economy standards as well as demographic and economic changes. Petroleum-based diesel fuel is projected to account for a growing share of...
  • Nurse who took Kate prank call has been found dead [Possible suicide]

    12/07/2012 8:30:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    The SUN (UK) ^ | 12-07-2012 | Staff
    THE nurse who took a prank call from two Australian DJs asking about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead this morning. Tragic Jacintha Saldanha, 46, is believed to have committed suicide as police are not treating the death as suspicious. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were said to be “deeply saddened" by the death of Jacintha, described by the hospital as an "excellent nurse" who was "well respected and popular" with colleagues. DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made the prank call from Down Under, impersonating Prince Charles and the Queen to get information about Kate's...
  • Cheney Takes Flamethrower To Obama

    12/07/2012 8:26:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Cheney Takes Flamethrower To Obama Former Vice President Dick Cheney was honored tonight at the Hudson Institute’s 2012 Herman Khan Award Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Cheney was introduced by Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who spoke in detail about Cheney’s life and accomplishments, joking about how Cheney twice flunked out of Yale, and joking about Cheney’s hunting incident. In his remarks Cheney was harshly critical of President Obama and the administration’s policy in the Mideast. He said he’s very, very concerned about what he sees developing day by day. He detailed the history of weapons of mass...
  • Kate Middleton Hospital Nurse Dies In Suspected Suicide After Being Duped By Aussie Radio Show

    12/07/2012 8:26:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2012 | Adam Taylor
    In a sad and shocking twist, the nurse who works at the hospital where Kate Middleton was treated and who was reportedly duped by an Australian radio show has been found dead, and is suspected of killing herself. The Daily Mail reports that the nurse was found unconscious at an address near the hospital, King Edward VII Hospital in Paddington, London. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. One source told the Mail that she appeared to have killed herself. In a statement from the hospital, the nurse has been named as Jacintha Saldanha. She was described as...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Friday" M-F,12NOONPM,EST,WABC AM,December 7, 2012

    12/07/2012 8:26:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 7,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gov. Bobby Jindal: Ideas for staving off the fiscal Armageddon

    12/07/2012 8:23:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Congressional Republicans are in a pretty rough position right now, to put it lightly; at every turn, the Democrats and the media are painting the GOP as the party merely trying to preserve tax loopholes for their billionaire buddies (nevermind that every dollar spent by the government is a dollar not spend much more effectively in the private sector, coming at the opportunity cost of economic growth) and callously cut off benefits for seniors and the poor, all on the backs of the middle class (forget that the Republicans’ real goal is to engender a free, robust economy in which...
  • Don't expect small business to bail the US economy out (Cutting back on new hires drastically)

    12/07/2012 8:21:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | rick Moran
    Gallup released a disturbing poll that shows US small businesses planning to cut back on new hires drastically over the next 12 months: U.S. small-business owners expect to add fewer net new jobs over the next 12 months than at any time since the depths of the 2008-2009 recession, according to this November's Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. Small-business owners' net hiring intentions for the next 12 months plunged to -4 in November, down from +10 in July and matching the previous record low recorded by the Wells Fargo/Small Business Index of -4 in November 2008.. The Wells Fargo/Gallup...
  • Chris Christie the latest GOP governor to refuse Obamacare exchanges

    12/07/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | Rick Moran
    He may have embraced the president just before the election, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is keeping his distance from Obama when it comes to implementing Obamacare. Politico: ******* Echoing complaints from other Republican governors who have declined to build the key component of the president's health law, Christie stressed unanswered questions and potential costs. "We will comply with the Affordable Care Act but only in the most efficient and cost-effective way for New Jersey taxpayers," he said in a statement. But he said the federal government hasn't told states what they need to make the assessment. "Thus far,...
  • Conservative Congressman: John Boehner's 'Purge' Was A 'Warning' To The GOP

    12/07/2012 8:16:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/6/12 | Grace Wyler
    Conservative Congressman Tim Huelskamp, one of three freshmen representatives ousted from top committee posts this week, slammed the House Republican leadership Thursday, and said that the purge was "a warning" to other members not to go against the party leaders on a fiscal cliff deal. "I think that was clearly a warning from leadership that 'We're watching your votes, and if you don't vote the way we like it, you might be punished like these three people,'" Huelskamp told Business Insider.
  • Deposed GOP lawmaker suggests he could vote against Boehner as Speaker (Boehner's Purge Scorecard)

    12/07/2012 8:13:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) suggested Friday he might not support Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. -snip- Amash and the other members kicked from the committees — Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) — are known for not supporting leadership on votes. Boehner told GOP lawmakers at a closed-door meeting this week that leaders would be watching their votes, participants said. Amash, who lost a spot on the House Budget Committee, urged Boehner to release the voting scorecard that led to the decision. "It's pretty clear that they had a scorecard and if you were...
  • Unemployment Plunges to 3.8% for Government Workers; Government Adds 35,000 Jobs in November

    12/07/2012 8:12:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/07/2012 | Terence Jeffrey
    The unemployment rate for civilian government workers plunged from 4.2 percent in October to 3.8 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as government added 35,000 to its taxpayer-funded payrolls during the month. In October, federal, state and local governments in the United States employed 20,524,000 people. In November, that climbed to 20,559,000. As recently as July, the unemployment rate for government workers was as high as 5.7 percent, according to the BLS. That month, government employed only 20,015,000. Since July, times have been very good for government in the United States, with governments managing to add...
  • 10 Explanations Of How Conservatism Helps The Middle Class

    12/07/2012 8:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There's a lot to be said for talking about the Constitution, economic theory and what's best for the country. However, one place we conservatives have slipped in recent years is framing our policies in a way that answers the very first question on the mind of most voters, "How does this benefit me?" That needs to change. Conservatism is an ideology that benefits everyone, but it's particularly helpful to middle class Americans. If we want to bring more of those voters to the Right, we have to do a better job of explaining to them exactly how we're going to...
  • In Talks on a Budget Deal, Boehner and Obama Stand Alone (Boehner requests solo negotiations)

    12/07/2012 8:10:05 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 5 replies
    At House Speaker John A. Boehner’s request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides say. All sides, even the parties excluded, say clearing the negotiating room improves the chance of success. It adds complexity as the two negotiators consult separately with the leaders not in the room. But it also minimizes the number of people who need to say yes to an initial agreement.
  • Phony cheer in unemployment numbers

    12/07/2012 8:10:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Obama partisans are hailing the "surprising" fall in unemployment as a sign that a recovery is showing strength. But the official metric for unemployment, U-3, counts only people actively looking for jobs, and that is the figure which has declined to 7.7%. Neil Irwin in the Washington Post explains: The jobless rate dropped in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000, suggesting that people gave up looking for work. The number of people saying they had a job actually fell by 122,000. And the Labor Department revised downward its estimates of job creation in September and October by...
  • Why John Boehner Must Not Fold on Tax Rate Increases

    12/07/2012 8:03:12 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 14 replies
    Barack Obama needs the Republicans to raise rates. If they do not get it before January 1, all of the Bush tax cuts will expire and the GOP will not permit any reduction without it being an across the board reduction. Moderate Democrats in the Senate and the few remaining blue dogs in the House will be in a very difficult position. There is still no evidence that Barack Obama’s 2008 or 2012 coalition is the Democrats’ coalition. It did not turn out to save Democrats in 2010. There is no guarantee it will turn out to save them in...
  • Mutiny Against Boo-Hoo Boehner

    12/07/2012 8:01:12 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies
    http://moonbattery.com ^ | 12/06/2012 | Dave Blount
    This is certainly encouraging: The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership. American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership. Boehner has brought dissatisfaction with his RINO ways to a head by purging key committees of any representatives suspected of being to the right...
  • Dec. 7, 1941, was day of infamy at Pearl Harbor, across Pacific

    12/07/2012 8:01:03 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 12-07-2012 | DAVID WHITING
    It's strange how wars are remembered – and forgotten. On this day, Dec. 7, let's honor Pearl Harbor's fallen and never forget that the awful attack was one of several costly battles that day.
  • K-pop star PSY once advocated ‘slowly and painfully’ killing US soldiers

    12/07/2012 7:57:05 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    He has the most-watched YouTube video ever (more than 900 million views), and is set to perform at the White House later this month. Eight years ago, however, the “Gangnam Style” K-pop singer advocated the murder and torture of US military personnel and their family members. HAPS, an English-language Korean magazine, says news of PSY’s anti-American views have long been known in Korea, but only recently surfaced in the US. The lyrics of the anti-US song performed live by PSY and several other popular Korean singers in 2004 (shortly after the US invaded Iraq) were first translated into English two...
  • Operation Humiliation: Obama doesn’t need a budget deal. He just wants to rout the Republicans.

    12/07/2012 7:53:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/07/2012 | Rich Lowry
    Back during the 2008 Democratic primaries, Rush Limbaugh launched Operation Chaos. Four years later, President Barack Obama has embarked on Operation Humiliation. It is coming off without a hitch. Stage One was to dispatch his treasury secretary to Capitol Hill to make a laughable offer to Republicans on the fiscal cliff — literally. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reported that he burst out laughing upon hearing Tim Geithner spell out the White House’s terms. Stage Two is watching Republicans squirm and panic. Less than a week after the hilarity courtesy of Geithner, the New York Times headlined a front-page piece,...
  • The Stone Truth: Left-Wingers Are Boring

    12/07/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring? The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn't help). It's that it's boring. Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book "The Untold History of the United States," except, again, it isn't. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan notes in a devastating review,...
  • In Talks on a Budget Deal, Boehner and Obama Stand Alone (Boehner excludes party from negotiations)

    12/07/2012 7:41:26 AM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | December 6, 2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN & PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — At House Speaker John A. Boehner’s request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides say. All sides, even the parties excluded, say clearing the negotiating room improves the chance of success. It adds complexity as the two negotiators consult separately with the leaders not in the room. But it also minimizes the number of people who need to say yes to an initial agreement. [Snip] This time, while Mr. Boehner has made himself the...
  • Electric Cars: The Environmentally Friendly Way of Losing Money Since 2009

    12/07/2012 7:36:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Ransom
    A Congressional Budget Office report released in the fall tells Obama what the rest of us have known for some time: Your bet on electric cars wasn’t an investment, but a gamble; a dumb gamble. And now you’ve just come up snake eyes.“Despite the federal government pumping $7.5 billion into the electric vehicle industry in the United States through 2019,” writes the CSMonitor.com, “overall national gasoline consumption is unlikely to be significantly affected, according to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).”The CBO says that even if Obama increased the amount of the subsidy, it would make little...
  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Sinks in Early December

    12/07/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · by mykroar · 7 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/7/2012 | Reuters
    Americans' outlook on the economy and their finances took a turn for the worse in early December due likely to anxiety about the potential for higher taxes resulting from contentious discussions in Washington over fiscal issues, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading of the overall index on consumer sentiment plunged to 74.5 in early December, the lowest level since August. It was far below November's figure of 82.7 and the median forecast of 82.4 among economists polled by Reuters.
  • Time to Stop the Debt Charade

    12/07/2012 7:23:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Star Parker
    The crisis du jour in Washington now dominating the news, the so-called “fiscal cliff”, is but the latest in seemingly endless political crises that we shouldn’t be having. We get two different kinds of problems in life. The real ones – the struggle to work and improve the quality of our lives – and the ones we bring on ourselves through poor behavior. The more time we must deal with the latter type, the less time and energy we have to deal with life’s real problems and challenges. The political crises which emanate from Washington are invariably problems of the...
  • Why not in New York? (Bringing technology manufacturing to new York)

    12/07/2012 7:22:52 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | december 7, 2012
    On the very day that Apple announced it will begin building more computers in the United States, a who’s who of the business world called for a major push to educate the next generation of technology workers. Speaking at a forum sponsored by the Daily News and U.S. News & World Report, IBM Vice President Stanley Litow projected that the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — will spawn 14 million new jobs in the near future. But Google Chairman Eric Schmidt warned that the American education system will need a “massive overhaul” for America’s young people...
  • WH Petition: Rescind invite to rapper PSY to perform for Obama over troop killing lyrics

    12/07/2012 7:08:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    White House We the People Petitions ^ | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    Complete headline: rescind invite to Gangnam Style rapper PSY to perform for Pres. Obama at Christmas party over troop killing song lyrics We request President Obama rescind his invitation to the Gangnam Style rapper PSY to perform for him at the Christmas in Washington celebration this month because of the rapper's vicious anti-American song lyrics. In 2004, PSY reportedly performed a song entitled, Dear America, that contained the following lyrics (profanity edited): "Kill those f***ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f***ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers Kill them...
  • 'It pains me': Clinton decries plight of women in male-dominated countries

    12/07/2012 6:59:01 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 31 replies
    WorldNews on NBCNews.cocm ^ | December 7, 2012 | NBC News staff and wire reorts
    In an emotional speech as she nears the end of her term of office, Hillary Clinton warned there would be “many sacrifices and losses” before daughters were “valued as sons” across the world, according to reporters traveling with the secretary of state. Clinton, speaking Thursday at Dublin City University in Ireland, was given a humanitarian award by the non-governmental organization Concern Worldwide, whose chief executive Tom Arnold hailed her as “one of the greatest” secretaries of state “in the history of the Republic.”
  • No One is Serious About Debt

    12/07/2012 6:44:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 12/7/2012 | David Harsanyi
    The "fiscal cliff" deal House Republicans and President Barack Obama are debating can be called many things—the "avoiding a political nightmare" deal or a "Yes, Mr. Obama, may I have another" deal—but please let's stop referring to it as a "deficit reduction" deal. We've yet to see a serious proposal on debt. Actually, by proposing a tax increase for spending with no real corresponding cuts, the president has been arguing for growing deficits. And with a priority on "fairness" over prosperity, any chance of easing the $16 trillion national debt through an economic boom in the near future is improbable....