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  • Mayor, DWP Sign Deals For Solar Power Project On Tribal Land

    12/07/2012 11:59:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | December 7, 2012 9:50 AM | Pete Demetriou
    EAGLE ROCK ( — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa [aka Tony Vilar] and the Department of Water & Power have signed an agreement to purchase power from a solar panel project built on Native American tribal land. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports the city will join Sempra Energy and the Moapa Band of Indians to develop long-term renewable energy sources. Villaraigosa was joined by DWP Board Chairman Tom Sayles at the Solar Array project at Occidental College on Thursday for the signing of two city ordinances that approve large long-term solar power purchasing contracts for the DWP. The development of the K-Road...
  • Profiting From a Childs Illiteracy

    12/07/2012 11:56:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2012 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    JACKSON, Ky. THIS is what poverty sometimes looks like in America: parents here in Appalachian hill country pulling their children out of literacy classes. Moms and dads fear that if kids learn to read, they are less likely to qualify for a monthly check for having an intellectual disability. Many people in hillside mobile homes here are poor and desperate, and a $698 monthly check per child from the Supplemental Security Income program goes a long way and those checks continue until the child turns 18. The kids get taken out of the program because the parents are going...
  • 'Welfare Spending Equates to $168 Per Day for Every Household in Poverty'

    12/07/2012 11:51:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11:13 AM, Dec 7, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    The amount of money spent on welfare programs equals, when converted to cash payments, about "$168 per day for every household in poverty," the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee finds. Here's a chart detailing the committee's findings:[see link] "Based on data from the Congressional Research Service, cumulative spending on means-tested federal welfare programs, if converted into cash, would equal $167.65 per day per household living below the poverty level," writes the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee. "By comparison, the median household income in 2011 of $50,054 equals $137.13 per day. Additionally, spending on federal welfare benefits,...
  • Anna Wintour: Republicans cool to idea of Vogue editor as UK ambassador

    12/07/2012 11:38:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:13PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Jon Swaine and Raf Sanchez
    Republicans have attacked President Barack Obamas consideration of Anna Wintour as America's next ambassador to Britain, with some claiming that the partys Senators would move to block her appointment. Obama is believed to have placed Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, on a shortlist of candidates to replace Louis Susman, who this week confirmed he was stepping down as US envoy to the Court of St. James. Conservative critics described the potential appointment of Wintour, whose only political experience is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Obamas re-election campaign, as ludicrous and a non-starter.
  • Rand Paul Joins the Let Democrats Raise Taxes and Own It Crowd

    12/07/2012 11:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Rand Paul on the Kudlow Report, CNBC, last night. "What do you think of Boehner's idea, cap deductions, get $800 billion in revenues. Make any sense to you?" PAUL: Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want. If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans in the House vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise 'em. Let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes. Let the president sign it, and then they can own a tax increase, and when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters,...
  • The Wickedness Inside All of Us?

    12/07/2012 11:35:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | Timothy Wheeler
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas brought the sports world some unexpected controversy this weekend: As every NFL fan and a lot of others now know, Costas used the lofty perch of NBC’s Sunday Night Football halftime show to deliver an emotion-fueled diatribe against guns and by implication, gun owners. His rant came a day after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins dead and then committed suicide, leaving their child an orphan.Costas is paid to analyze and report. He should deal in facts and reason, but but he was clearly doing something else when he quoted from Fox...
  • Hillary Clinton distressed by Northern Ireland tensions as two bombs found

    12/07/2012 11:30:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:15PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Rowena Mason
    Hillary Clinton has called for an end to unacceptable violence in Northern Ireland as she visited the region amid a revival of sectarian tensions. The US Secretary of State said she was distressed to hear about a death threat to Naomi Long, the East Belfast MP, and the discovery of two unexploded bombs. Mrs. Clinton landed in Belfast as part of four-day European trip, just hours after police seized an unexploded bomb from suspected Republican dissidents in Londonderry. A second device was found in a postbox.
  • There is no Trust us clause in Constitution: NY Archdiocese wins ruling on HHS mandate

    12/07/2012 11:29:49 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2012, ( — In a strongly worded judgment a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit from the Archdiocese of New York against the Obama administration’s HHS mandate may proceed. The Obama administration had argued that the archdiocese’s lawsuit was premature, since the administration may still make adjustments to the mandate that would stop it from having any effect on the archdiocese. After announcing the mandate in February, the Obama administration had announced a “safe harbor” that would prevent the mandate from applying to certain religious employers until August 2013. However, Judge Brian Cogan slapped...
  • Obama Runs Rings Around the Republicans on Tax "Cuts" and "Loopholes"

    12/07/2012 11:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Now, Obama. Let's go to top of the audio sound bites. Remember yesterday, a long dissertation in the first hour about what really is going on with the fiscal cliff, and that the real target here is the Republicans, particularly the Republicans in the House, but the Republican Party writ large, Obama is simply trying to decimate it. He is desperate to get Boehner to sign off on raising taxes on the rich. That's ball game for Obama. If he can get that, he gets a confession. What Obama wants is a confession, an admission from the Republicans...
  • David Cameron warned Lords will massacre gay marriage laws

    12/07/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:12PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Rowena Mason and John Bingham
    David Cameron has been warned that plans to let same-sex couples marry in churches will be massacred in the House of Lords and alienate grassroots Conservatives. Tory MPs and Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, have reacted with dismay after the Prime Minister said places of worship will be allowed to conduct same-sex weddings. The decision represents a major U-turn on the position set out in a formal Government consultation earlier this year which proposed a blanket ban.
  • LGBT attempts to stop diversity of thought in Salina, Kansas

    12/07/2012 11:11:13 AM PST · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-07-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    This is an interview with Luci Larson talking about the LGBT community and their attempt to have her removed from a committee that has influence on ordinances in Salina, Kansas.
  • On The Right Track? Another Half Million Americans Fall Out of the Workforce

    12/07/2012 11:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, remember when we were told, ladies and gentlemen, by the regime that the economy added 148,000 jobs in September? And do you remember we were told that the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, the unemployment rate was going below 8%? And do you also remember that I said at that time, "I don't believe this." And do you remember also that Jack Welch came out and said he didn't believe it and thought they were fudging the numbers and they lit into Jack Welch. Well even back then, the chief economist at Gallup didn't believe...
  • The Stone truth: Left-wingers are boring

    12/07/2012 11:03:15 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | December 07, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg | National Review Online
    Oliver Stone’s boomer-nostalgic radicalism is stale and hackneyed. 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...
  • 71 Years Ago Today (Pearl Harbor tribute)

    12/07/2012 10:53:44 AM PST · by inkling · 4 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 7, 2012 | Jon Gabriel
    Doris Dorie Miller was a Mess Attendant working on the USS West Virginia. Like most mornings, he rose before dawn for a dreary day of hauling trash, scrubbing dishes and prepping food for the battleships cook. While collecting the crews laundry, the General Quarters alarm sounded. Ships have drills all the time even on Sunday mornings but a sailor still must answer the call. However this time he couldnt get to his designated battle station. The torpedo-twisted metal proved this alarm was for real. With nowhere else to report, Dorie ran to the deck to see what was...
  • Obama Remembers Pearl Harbor By Promoting Picture of Himself

    12/07/2012 10:49:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies ^ | December 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Just this week President Obama celebrated Rosa Parks by publishing a photo of himself on a bus and now the White House can't even commemorate Pearl Harbor without bringing Obama's face into the picture. From the White House Twitter feed: Because it's all about him.
  • Unsealed court documents shed light on Albany Middle School teacher, suspected molester

    12/07/2012 10:30:46 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 9 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/06/2012 | Matthias Gafni
    Former Albany Middle School teacher and coach James Izumizaki exchanged thousands of flirtatious text messages, photos and videos with an underage student while committing lewd and lascivious acts, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The popular 28-year-old teacher, who killed himself days after his Sept. 26 arrest, open-mouth kissed the student on multiple occasions on the Albany Middle School campus while fondling the victim over clothes, a detective reported in previously secret court affidavits unsealed at the request of this newspaper. That suspected abuse was just the start of "extremely severe" allegations that have not been publicly released, said attorney...
  • Obama to take corporate cash for inauguration

    12/07/2012 10:28:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/2/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    But the sources say the new decision is driven by pragmatism: The president and his team just wrapped up the most expensive campaign in history with costs topping $1 billion and theyve determined that their donors are simply tapped out. The cost of an Inauguration can run into the tens of millions. Obama spent $47 million in 2009. And raising that in a matter of six weeks is too difficult without throwing open the flood gates, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The inaugural fundraising team will be screening each corporate donation. Those determined to...
  • ANOTHER COVER UP? More on the Arizona Jihadi, Abdullatif Aldosary

    12/07/2012 10:26:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 7 Dec 12 | Unattributed
    Earlier this week we posted about Abdullatif Aldosary, an Iraqi Muslim refugee who set off an IED at a Social Security office in Arizona. As we reported then, an FBI source told investigative reporter Patrick Poole at PJMedia that Aldosary would not be charged with terrorism, due to political sensitivities. Now Poole has uncovered more about Aldosary which reveals yet another cover up by the Obama administration to avoid having to admit that we have been hit again by a Jihadist terrorist. According to Poole, the DHS had previously concluded that Aldosary had been involved in terrorist activities, and a...
  • Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum [replaced with environmental propaganda]

    12/07/2012 10:25:09 AM PST · by grundle · 71 replies ^ | December 7, 2012
    American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014. A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace. Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by "informational texts" approved by the Common Core State Standards. Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency, and...
  • Its nothing but a power play

    12/07/2012 10:25:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | By Charles Krauthammer
    Lets understand President Obamas strategy in the fiscal cliff negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. Its Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The fiscal cliff negotiations are designed to break the Republican opposition and grant him political supremacy, something he thinks he earned with his landslide 2.8-point victory margin on Election Day. This is why he sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to the Republicans to convey not a negotiating offer but a demand for unconditional surrender. House Speaker John Boehner had made a...