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  • Ghana president re-elected, a result opposition claims was “manipulated”

    12/09/2012 10:08:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 11:00 PM EST, Sun December 9, 2012 | Nana Karikari-apau
    Ghana’s election commission announced Sunday night that the West African nation’s president won re-election, though the main opposition party says it has “credible evidence” the results were manipulated. In a statement streamed live on the Internet, Electoral Commission Chairman Kwadwo Afari-Gyan declared “John Dramani Mahama president-elect” after securing 50.7% of the vote. Nana Akufo-Addo, the candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), garnered 47.7% of the vote, according to the commission. … But reiterating claims made earlier that the vote had been “manipulated,” the New Patriotic Party issued a statement it has “credible evidence (that) undermines the integrity of the...
  • Deputies: Woman beat up after asking for space at checkout

    12/09/2012 9:55:49 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | December 5, 2012 | Nikki Davidson
    PACOLET, SC (FOX Carolina) - Deputies said two women are accused of attacking a customer at a Li'l Cricket store in Pacolet who asked them to give her some space while checking out. According to Spartanburg County deputies, it was all because the victim asked the women to give her some space while she entered the pin code for her debit card at the cash register. "All I wanted was a little bit of privacy, I didn't know it would lead to a beatdown," said the victim, Amanda Parker. On Monday afternoon Parker stopped into the Li'l Cricket on Pine...
  • Investigative Journalist Kerry Picket Joins Breitbart News

    12/09/2012 9:54:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | December 9, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Investigative journalist Kerry Picket has joined Breitbart News. Picket formerly edited and wrote for the Washington Times opinion section and its "Water Cooler" blog. She also covered Capitol Hill and campaign and elections for the publication. Picket has regularly appeared as a guest commentator on dozens of cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, Fox Business Network, and the Christian Broadcast Network. She has also appeared in prime time specials on Fox News’s “Hannity” dealing with issues such as crony capitalism and corruption in Washington, D.C. “I’m looking forward to continuing what Andrew Breitbart started--delivering honest news, real news, without...
  • Boehner, Obama Meet Face-to-Face on Fiscal Cliff

    12/09/2012 9:31:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | David Kerley
    For the first time in more than three weeks, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met face-to-face today at the White House to talk about avoiding the fiscal cliff. … The White House afternoon talks, conducted without cameras or any announcement until they were over, came as some Republicans were showing more flexibility about approving higher tax rates for the wealthy, one of the president’s demands to keep the country from the so-called fiscal cliff—a mixture of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that many economists say would send the country back into recession. “Let’s face it. He does...
  • Is the economy creating a lost generation?

    12/09/2012 9:21:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Robert Samuelson
    This is not a good time to be starting out in life. Jobs are scarce, and those that exist often pay unexpectedly low wages. Beginning a family — always stressful and uncertain — is increasingly a stretch. The weak economy begets weak family formation. We instinctively know this; several new studies now deepen our understanding. When the labor market operates smoothly, it creates an economic escalator. Just out of high school or college, young workers typically switch jobs frequently until they find something that fits their talent and temperament. Job changes often mean higher pay; people move to advance themselves....
  • California School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

    12/09/2012 9:16:58 PM PST · by Biser · 21 replies
    npr ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Richard Gonzales
    More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed.
  • Benghazi: Libyan Terrorists Got Arms From Obama Administration‏

    12/09/2012 9:16:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 09 December 2012 | Jim Kouri
    In spite of the threat of American weapons ending up in the hands of terrorist groups, President Barack Obama secretly approved an arms transfer to Libyan rebels through Qatar at the height of the rebellion against Moamar Khadhafi, a knowledgeable source noted on Friday. However, American counterterrorists are discovering that some of those U.S. weapons ended up in the hands of radical Islamists including associates of al-Qaeda, according to a law enforcement source who trained police in the Middle East. Some Americans who are retired from the military, as well as intelligence and law enforcement agencies, believe there should be...
  • Obama Silent as Mexico Jails Former Marine on Trumped-Up Gun Charge

    12/09/2012 9:15:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    A former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has been chained to a bed in a Mexican prison since August. Jon Hammar faces up to 12 years in a Mexican jail on what may be a trumped-up charge of possessing an illegal shotgun. Customs officials had already cleared the shotgun before he entered Mexico. On August 23, Hammar and his friend Ian McDonough were en route to Costa Rica on a surfing vacation when they ran into trouble after crossing the Mexican border. According to McClatchy newspapers, Hammer brought “a six-decade-old shotgun into Mexico,” which his mother referred...
  • U.S. knew for years of Benghazi extremism

    12/09/2012 9:07:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08 December 2012 | Guy Taylor and Shaun Waterman
    Senior State Department, defense and intelligence officials were well aware that Benghazi and its surrounding area harbored al Qaeda-linked extremists long before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city. Benghazi became famous last year as the birthplace of the revolution that swept Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi from power. But in recent interviews with The Washington Times, several former high-level officials explained that eastern Libya was notorious in Washington’s counterterrorism community for more than a decade as a hub for jihadists leaving for or returning from insurgencies abroad. The agencies’ long-standing knowledge about Islamic...
  • Foodstamps Soar By Most In 16 Months: Over 1 Million Americans Enter Poverty In Last Two Months

    12/09/2012 8:56:14 PM PST · by Errant · 11 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12/09/12 | Tyler Durden
    And we thought last month's delayed foodstamp data was bad. The just reported foodstamp number for September was a doozy, with 607,544 new Americans becoming eligible for foodstamps, as a record 47.7 million Americans are now living in poverty at least according to the USDA. The monthly increase was the highest since May 2011, and with August's 421K new impoverished America, over 1 million Americans made the EBT card their new best friend. It is unclear just which atmospheric phenomenon will get the blame for this unprecedented surge in poverty, which comes at a time when the pre-election economic data...
  • Sen. Corker: GOP Could Accept Higher Taxes On Wealthy

    12/09/2012 8:41:49 PM PST · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 09 December 2012 | Anne Flaherty
    Bob Corker says he — and probably many other GOP senators — would consider raising the top tax rate paid by the wealthiest Americans if it meant reforming big entitlement programs such as Medicare.
  • The unspeakable right

    12/09/2012 8:37:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-24-12 | Dan Popp
    The great and chief end, therefore, of men's uniting into commonwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preservation of their property. — John Locke When Christian employers protested the new federal rule that they provide insurance for services that violate their consciences, the most horrifying thing was the solution. President Obama assumed that Americans would accept his bullying of insurance companies if he paused his bullying of churches. And it seems he was correct. For the moment, we still have some freedom of religion, but no "freedom of business." That's not what the Founders called it, of course; this...
  • Oren: Chemical Weapons in Wrong Hands Would be 'Game Changer'(Israeli Amb.)

    12/09/2012 8:35:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren warned Sunday that any evidence of chemical weapons being passed from the Assad regime to terrorist groups like Hizbullah would be a “red line for Israel” and could constitute military action. While Oren could not confirm recent claims that the Syrian regime is mixing and moving components for the deadly sarin nerve gas, he said that Israel is watching the situation "very carefully." "Were those weapons to pass into the wrong hands -- Huzbullah's hands, for example -- that would be a game-changer for us," Oren told "Fox News Sunday."
  • What Comes First: Syrian Chemical Attack Or US-Led Showdown? (Special Ops in Theatre)

    12/09/2012 8:22:41 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 9, 2012, 12:03
    For the past week, US officials have kept up a flow of leaks to the media suggesting that Syrian President Bashar Assad was on the verge of ordering his army to unleash chemical weapons. The details built up as the week went by, starting with the detection of “unusual movements” of Syrian chemical weapons units, advancing to reports that the Syrians were “mixing precursor chemicals” for the nerve gas sarin and on Thursday, Dec. 6, that bombs had been made ready with sarin gas for loading onto Syrian Air Force fighter-bombers when Assad gave the word. Saturday, Dec. 8, British...
  • The US Finally Admits To Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels

    12/09/2012 7:59:32 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 71 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll and Michael Kelley
    Diplomatic sources told the Sunday Times that the U.S. "bought weapons from the stockpiles of Libya's former dictator Muammar Gaddafi." The heavy arms include mortars, rocket propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and the controversial anti-aircraft heat-seeking SA-7 missiles, which are integral to countering Bashar Al-Assad's bombing campaign. The administration has said that the previously hidden CIA operation in Benghazi involved finding, repurchasing and destroying heavy weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals, but in October we reported evidence indicating that U.S. agents — particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens — were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian...
  • Jamie Foxx On SNL Jokes About Killing ‘All the White People’ in New Movie (Blood Pressure Alert)

    12/09/2012 7:40:48 PM PST · by llevrok · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/9/2012
    Singer/actor Jamie Foxx hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and his comments were racially-charged from the outset. For those who don’t recall, Foxx is the man who recently told us that we should “honor” our “lord and savior” Barack Obama. “I’m dressed in all black, cause it’s good to be black. Black is the new white!” Foxx began in his opening monologue. The really curious comments came soon after: “I got a new movie coming out, Django, check it out…Django Unchained, I play a slave. How black is that? In the movie, I have to wear chains. How whack is...
  • Education's Great Divide: My Time in the Trenches

    12/09/2012 7:40:11 PM PST · by wintertime · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2012 | Glenn Fairman
    On perhaps my saddest day of teaching, I was witness to an assembly presented to juniors and seniors at La Puente High School under color of "AIDS Awareness." Within the 45-minute series of very cleverly devised humorous skits and demonstrations, I beheld the barbaric demolition of the underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian West before my very eyes. Along with provocative descriptions of male-on-male coitus and the disparagement "twisted and perverse" directed at anyone who found fault with the emancipated vision of a sexual free-for-all was a single demonstration that elicited only wild applause and profound laughter amongst the audience. A mid-twenties...
  • Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink

    12/09/2012 7:40:10 PM PST · by shove_it · 217 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7 Dec 2012 | Michael B. Sauter and Alexander E.M. Hess
    After three years of declining sales, shipments of domestically sold beer are up by more than 1% in the United States this year. Sales of light beer and specialty beer, such as Budweiser Light Platinum, Shock Top, and Blue Moon, have been the driving force in the resurgence of U.S. breweries. While sales of specialty, craft, and small-market beers have improved dramatically, many of the traditional, full-calorie beers that were once the staples of most breweries have fallen behind. In the five years ending in 2011, sales of Budweiser, which was once the top-selling beer in the country for years,...
  • Tea Party Helps Cram Through Michigan Anti-Union “Right to Work” Law

    12/09/2012 7:29:05 PM PST · by quantim · 34 replies
    IREHR ^ | 09 Dec 2012 | Ben Stewart
    Ben Stewart presents an on-the-ground look at anti-union events in Michigan Many arrived via the Walter Reuther Expressway from Detroit. Protestors donned hard hats, scrubs and overalls, chanting “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Right to Work Has Got to Go!” As police lines held back the crowds of union members, and locked them out of the governors’ office building and the Capitol, the reality began to sink in. Michigan was going to be a “right to work” state. No more than fifty Tea Party activists were visible on Thursday. Some took this as a sign of weak public support for the...
  • Lansing Protest Paid for by DNC

    12/09/2012 7:22:32 PM PST · by satan · 3 replies
    Self
    My cousin, visiting from Michigan and looking for a congressional intern job, received a call this evening from the Obama Campaign. Return to Lansing as soon as possible for protest against right-to-work. We will pay all expenses. I didn't know he was one of them. Another paid protest brought to you by the DNC.
  • Cullerton lobbies for driver's license bill

    12/09/2012 7:15:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 10, 2012 | Naomi Nix
    Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton on Sunday continued his push for legislation that would give a special driver's license to illegal immigrants. Cullerton told congregants at a packed Spanish-language service at St. Pius V Church in Pilsen that though the bill sailed through the Senate, he would need their help to get it through the House. "The reason why we need to pass this legislation is not just so that illegal immigrants can drive, but also so that everyone will be safe," said Cullerton, whose talk was translated into Spanish. "I hope you can continue to encourage your legislators...
  • Newt Gingrich Schools Lawrence O'Donnell On Clinton Tax Hikes

    12/09/2012 7:15:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Sunday gave Lawrence O'Donnell a much-needed education on the economic impact of the Bill Clinton tax hikes in the '90s. As O'Donnell precipitated the exchange, he perfectly demonstrated why MSNBC commentators are far too liberally biased to be invited on NBC's Meet the Press (video follows with transcript and commentary): Newt Gingrich Schools Lawrence O'Donnell On Clinton Tax Hikes DAVID GREGORY: Lawrence, this-- this idea of how much room the president is willing to give becomes a big question because he wants-- based on what I’m hearing, he wants Boehner to say,...
  • "The Shape Of The Next Crisis" - A Preview By Elliott's Paul Singer

    12/09/2012 7:08:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Transcribed from a speech given by Paul Singer of Elliott Management Investing is an art, more so than a science. And for me, what I get paid for is managing the “dark art,” if you will, of risk management and trying to be a visionary and having a dark vision at all times about what can go wrong. It’s a particularly fruitful and impactful time to be thinking about risk management and the thing I want talk about today is what I’ve described as “The Shape of the Next Crisis.” That doesn’t mean we’re going to be talking about the...
  • IMF’s Christine Lagarde: Fiscal deal should be comprehensive

    12/09/2012 6:30:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    wapo bloomberg ^ | Sunday, December 9, 8:23 AM | Sandrine Rastello
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said a political agreement on the U.S. budget should be comprehensive because a minimal deal would fail to provide certainty for investors. Markets would sink without measures to avoid more than $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases due to come into force next year, Lagarde said, according to a transcript of a taped interview for today’s “CNN’s State of the Union” program. Still, an agreement that would only extend tax cuts for the middle class without addressing spending or entitlements would be insufficient to reassure the rest of the world, she...
  • The West is signing its own death sentence

    12/09/2012 6:22:31 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2012 | Janet Daley
    Capitalism is, by its nature, dynamic. George Osborne's attempt to engineer the 'perfect society’ undermines the logic of the free marketWhen the Edward Gibbon of the 22nd century comes to write his History of the Decline and Fall of the West, who will feature in his monumental study of the collapse of the most successful economic experiment in human history? In this saga of the mass suicide of the richest nations on earth, there may be particular reference to those national leaders who chose to deny the reality that was, from the vantage point of our future chronicler, so obviously...
  • Will Saddam’s WMDs Fall into the Hands of Al Qaeda?

    12/09/2012 6:05:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 12-9-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    December 9, 2012 Will Saddam’s WMDs Fall into the Hands of Al Qaeda? by Daniel Greenfield Probably one of the most despicable lies perpetrated by the Democratic Party was the claim that Saddam Hussein had no WMDs. It was a lie of political convenience by a party whose top politicians had asserted the exact opposite until it became more convenient for them to jump on a new bandwagon.After all that there would be a certain historical irony if Saddam’s WMDs were indeed finally found, but by Islamist terrorists into whose hands they fell after almost a decade of liberal political...
  • The Power of Negative Thinking

    12/09/2012 5:55:50 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 7, 2012 | OLIVER BURKEMAN
    The holiday season poses a psychological conundrum. Its defining sentiment, of course, is joy—yet the strenuous effort to be joyous seems to make many of us miserable. It's hard to be happy in overcrowded airport lounges or while you're trying to stay civil for days on end with relatives who stretch your patience. So to cope with the holidays, magazines and others are advising us to "think positive"—the same advice, in other words, that Norman Vincent Peale, author of "The Power of Positive Thinking," was dispensing six decades ago. (During holidays, Peale once suggested, you should make "a deliberate effort...
  • Michigan’s governor sides with right to work

    12/09/2012 5:42:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2012 | Andrea Billups
    He forged a reputation as a moderate, can-do businessman-politician, but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, has taken a leap into the political unknown by embracing a right-to-work bill that has put him at the center of an ideological battle with the state’s powerful union movement that shows no signs of dying down in the weeks ahead. With President Obama, who openly criticized the right-to-work drive, set to visit Detroit on Monday, opinions are sharply divided over the wisdom of the Republican push to make this longtime bastion of union strength into the nation’s 24th right-to-work state. Unions and Democrats...
  • Russia Rules Out Libyan Scenario in Syria

    12/09/2012 5:35:08 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    RiaNovosti ^ | December 9, 2012 | RiaNovosti
    Russia will not allow a repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday. “We’ll not allow the Libyan experience to be reproduced in Syria. Unfortunately our Western partners have departed from the Geneva accords and are seeking the departure of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad,” Lavrov said, adding Russia was not clinging to any individual leaders in Syria. Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria on July 19 over fears that it would lead to foreign military intervention in the Middle East country. The resolution was tied to Chapter 7 of...
  • Will the U.S. Housing Market Recovery Continue?

    12/09/2012 5:24:32 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 12-8-2012 | InvestmentContrarian - Sasha Cekerevac
    Will the U.S. Housing Market Recovery Continue? Housing-Market / US HousingDec 08, 2012 - 06:56 AM By: InvestmentContrarian Sasha Cekerevac writes: We have all heard the recent news that the housing market recovery is well on its way off the bottom. With home prices continuing to move up, many are questioning the long-term strength of the housing market. While there is no question that home prices have hit the lowest point and won’t return to those levels again, many are worried that they missed the housing market recovery, as prices have already risen significantly. I think there’s a few more...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's '2016' Movie: Winner at the Box Office Snubbed by Oscar

    12/09/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2012 | Alex Murashko
    Dinesh D'Souza's documentary "2016: Obama's America" failed to earn an Oscar nomination despite earning $33.4 million at the box office, and becoming the fourth highest grossing documentary in history. Of course, there isn't much an outcry inside liberal Hollywood. However, D'Souza didn't keep quiet about the Academy Awards committee snub. "I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film," D'Souza joked, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'This Is Not a Film' are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends...
  • You Haven't Realized, Goldman Sachs Is Predicting A Major Economic Turn To Happen In 2013

    12/09/2012 5:07:50 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-8-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    In Case You Haven't Realized, Goldman Sachs Is Predicting A Major Economic Turn To Happen In 2013 Joe WeisenthalDecember 8, 2012Goldman Sachs continues to dribble out its 2013 forecasts and top trades. And as the firm peels back more and more, it's clear that the forecast is for major change to the economy. This can be seen across multiple calls, from multiple analysts. It starts with top economist Jan Hatzius, who sees, for the first time since the financial crisis, the economy accelerating to above-trend growth in the second half of next year. The call is based on an expectation...
  • Gun Talk radio 12/9/12

    12/09/2012 5:04:59 PM PST · by mylife · 82 replies
    gun talk ^ | 12/9/12 | tom gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 12/9/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Chávez Successor an Ex-Bus Driver, Peripatetic, Hindu-Mystic Devotee

    12/09/2012 5:03:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Chávez Successor an Ex-Bus Driver, Peripatetic, Hindu-Mystic Devotee By KEJAL VYAS And JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA CARACAS—Nicolas Maduro has gone from driving a bus to becoming ailing President Hugo Chávez's handpicked choice to continue his vision of socialism and possibly lead Venezuela, an oil-rich republic of 29 million. Mr. Chávez, who said this past weekend he has suffered another relapse in his long battle with cancer, named Mr. Maduro as his successor. It was the first time Mr. Chávez talked publicly about who might replace him, prompting many analysts to speculate that the former army tank commander believes himself to be...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Berlin Airlift, Part 2: Operations ~ December 10, 2012

    12/09/2012 5:03:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Berlin Airlift, Part 2: OperationsAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One             Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner:  directed Berlin Airlift operation    A native of New Jersey and son of an immigrant father, General Tunner was awarded an appointment to West Point upon his graduation...
  • Israeli ambassador: Chemical weapons passed from Syria to Hezbollah would be 'game-changer'

    12/09/2012 5:02:13 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/9/2012
    Israel's ambassador to the United States warned Sunday that any evidence of chemical weapons being passed from the Assad regime to extremist groups like Hezbollah would be a "game-changer," and said that would be a "red line" for Israel. The remark comes amid claims that the Syrian regime is mixing and moving the components for the deadly sarin nerve gas. Ambassador Michael Oren said he could not confirm those reports but made clear that Israel is watching the situation "very carefully." "Were those weapons to pass into the wrong hands -- Hezbollah's hands for example -- that would be a...
  • Flash: Obama Meets, Shakes Hands With 'Kill US Troops, Families' Rapper PSY (Biden also)

    12/09/2012 5:02:00 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Kristinn
    President Barack Obama was photographed meeting and shaking hands with 'kill US troops and their families' rapper PSY at tonights Christmas in Washington charity concert.The photo was taken by Washington publisher Merrill Williams and posted at TwitterPSY is obscured in the photo, but one can see the red sequin sleeve of the glitter shirt he is wearing in a backstage photo with Vice President Joe Biden and the other performers:Source: Demi Lovato (TM) via Twitter
  • New plan. We just won’t collect the taxes

    12/09/2012 5:00:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    There's a new bit of creative thinking making the rounds in DC this weekend, proving yet again that not all ideas wind up being good ones. According to this line of thought, assuming no deal is reached to prevent tax rates from going up on the middle class, Timothy Geithner has certain, hidden superpowers which will save the day. If the tax rates go up, people won't need to worry about it because we just won’t withhold the extra money from their paychecks. The White House has the power to temporarily protect taxpayers from middle-class tax hikes even as upper...
  • Gore On Sandy: ‘This Storm Was Related To Global Warming’

    12/09/2012 4:55:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore said late last week that there is no doubt that Superstorm Sandy was related to global warming, and people need to stop and think about what is happening to the planet.</p>
  • Syria: Iraq 2.0, another false-flag invasion, rated XXX

    12/09/2012 4:43:37 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Robles
    The US and NATO are set to invade Syria, something many of us have been warning about for a while now. It has been obvious that they have been looking for a pretext and that pretext has already been injected into the public debate. That pretext: chemical weapons, revealed by Fox News and the Director of the CIA, the same two sources that brought us all of the Iraq invasion lies. Sadly no matter how questionable or fabricated the pretext is, it appears that there is nothing we can do except sit back and watch the US and its surrogates...
  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffers cancer relapse, names potential successor

    12/09/2012 4:39:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Tiems fo India ^ | Dec 9, 2012, 06.20 PM IST
    In the clearest indicator yet that Chavez's health problems could spell an end to his tumultuous years at the helm of the OPEC nation, he said supporters should vote for Vice-President Nicolas Maduro if a new election had to be held. His departure would trigger an election and mark the end of an era for the Latin American left, depriving them of one of their most acerbic voices. A clutch of nations in the region, from Cuba and Nicaragua to Bolivia and Ecuador, depend on Chavez's oil-fuelled generosity to bolster their fragile economies. An unruly transition from Chavez's highly centralized...
  • "Anti-Islam" speaker WILL appear at High School despite CAIR’s attempts to have him banned

    12/09/2012 4:33:41 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 14 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 11-19-2012 | Unknown to me
    OHIO: ‘Anti-Islam’ speaker WILL appear at Mansfield Senior High School despite CAIR’s anti-first amendment attempts to have him banned THAT WAS THEN: Cleveland, March 28, 2011: The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today welcomed a decision by a school board in that state to cancel an anti-Islam Tea Party event featuring a speaker, Usama Dakdok, who claims Muslims are demons and that there is no good Muslim. CAIR-Ohio, the NAACP, ACLU and other civil rights and interfaith groups scheduled a news conference this morning at the Board of Education in Mansfield, Ohio, to address the negative...
  • ***What Stinkin' Mandate: 60 Million People Voted Against Bama***

    12/09/2012 4:31:56 PM PST · by The Wizard · 23 replies
    Vanity | Stardate: 1212.9
    I mean can no one in the GOP house count??? When 60 million people vote against you and everything you stand for, and only 3 million more people vote for you than against you, there is no mandate, there is a country divided in half It's the GOP's challenge to bring 4 or 5 million folks to their side.....and there were probably that many votes stolen by the thugs anyway.. Wake up GOP.....if you're going to get blamed, get blamed for standing on your Principles and what 60 million Americans voted for..... No one will remember in 2 years anyway.
  • Bunny snuff: Syrian rebels have chemical weapons too

    12/09/2012 4:31:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:31 pm on December 9, 2012 | J.E. Dyer
    According to a video reportedly posted by the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian rebels have their own chemical weapons to match Bashar Al-Assad’s – and you get to watch two rabbits die to prove it.This link is to the video posted at YouTube.  But Breitbart has helpfully loaded the video to its post on the topic today, so you don’t have to sign in at YouTube to watch it.  Warning: graphic content.After apparently setting off the chemical agent in a glass box containing the hapless rabbits, the speaker in the video issues this warning (translation cited at Breitbart): You saw...
  • Clinton’s Countless Choices Hinge on One: 2016

    12/09/2012 4:31:01 PM PST · by Phlap · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 8, 2012 | JODI KANTOR
    You’re one of the most famous women on earth, and you’re jobless for the first time in decades. You’d like to make money, but you don’t want to rule out running for president. So what do you do all day? “If you’re thinking about running for president, does that affect everything else?” asked former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York, who once agonized over the same choice and whose son Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo may find his own prospects shaped by what Mrs. Clinton decides. “Yes. Once you make your decision, everything clears up.”
  • The Real Second Amendment

    12/09/2012 4:25:54 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2012 | Bart Wilburn
    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed As simple as these word are, we have been arguing about what they mean for a long time. Part of the problem is that many people engaged in the argument do not interpret the 2nd Amendment with respect for its historical context, but rather in light of what they want it to mean in support of their purposes. If we want to be honest about it, we must look to the origins of...
  • Ohio, Virginia eye proposals for more proportional split of electoral votes

    12/09/2012 4:20:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Officials in Virginia and Ohio, once reliably red states that have gone for President Obama in the past two elections, have discussed the idea of apportioning their electoral votes by congressional district — a system some say would more accurately reflect the will of the states’ voters but one that others dismiss as an unnecessary political ploy. The talks come as demographic shifts have pushed the GOP’s reliable bastions to more exurban and rural areas, allowing Democrats to win such states by sufficiently running up their margins in a comparatively small number of densely-populated cities and counties. To that end,...
  • U.S. service member killed in hostage rescue in Afghanistan

    12/09/2012 4:10:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 December 2012
    U.S. service member was killed in Sunday's rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban, the White House said. "Our special operators in Afghanistan rescued an American citizen in a mission that was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism that our troops show every day," the White House said in a statement.
  • Syria: Western-backed terrorists preparing chemical false flag attack?

    12/09/2012 4:05:51 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    Pravda! (again) ^ | December 7, 2012 | Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Let everyone reporting on the situation in Syria agree upon one thing: the situation is hideous, it is unacceptable, it is disgusting, it is a disgrace to humankind, it is an insult to our collective intelligence at the turn of the century and...video evidence that Obama is totally wrong. The ones preparing to use chemicals are the terrorists. We may begin by discounting ninety-five per cent of what we read in the crispy-clean reports from the corporate media - you know, that pile of bullshit pressed and ironed on your morning newspaper on your breakfast table in Europe or slung...
  • Lipsky Column: Kerry Not Fit For State

    12/09/2012 3:44:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 07 Dec 2012 12:58 PM | Dan Weil
    Sen. John Kerry should not be named secretary of State, says former Wall Street Journal editorial board member Seth Lipsky. The Massachusetts Democrat is said to be President Barack Obama’s second choice for the position after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. Current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to step down early next year. “Why in the world is Mr. Obama floating the name of John Kerry for secretary of either state or defense?” Lipsky writes in the Journal.“It is hard to think of anyone who did more to besmirch the name of the GIs who fought in Vietnam than Sen....