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  • What don’t Republicans in Congress understand about the Christmas Strategy?

    12/10/2012 6:14:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    legal Insurrection ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:10pm
    Sometimes I think we would be better off leaderless. Senator: GOP could accept tax hikes on very rich: "There is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizing that we don’t have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end,” [Tennessee Senator Bob] Corker told Fox News Sunday. If Republicans agree to Obama’s plan to increase rates on the top 2% of Americans, Corker added, “the focus then shifts to entitlements and maybe it puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves the nation.”
  • A South Korean Rapper, Forgiveness, and Restitution

    12/10/2012 6:12:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Michael Brown
    After his YouTube video went mega-viral, the South Korean rapper named PSY received an invitation to sing and dance at a White House Christmas party. But it was quickly learned that in 2004, he had rapped lyrics wishing for the death and torture of American troops in Iraq, along with their families. PSY quickly issued a humble apology to the American people, and the White House reaffirmed that PSY’s show would go on. Was this the right thing to do? In case you haven’t heard of PSY, his Korean rap video “Gangnam Style” has been viewed more than 900 million...
  • Obama and Slavery

    12/10/2012 6:11:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | Daren Jonescu
    What, at its base, is slavery? Slavery, we would casually answer, is the ownership of one man by another. That is to say, it is a perversion of the notion of private property, rooted in a fundamental illogic about the nature and source of property itself. Property is a derivation from what Jefferson, following Locke and others, termed the right to life. A human being, as an animal, has a natural inclination to self-preservation; however, as a rational being, this inclination is not simply an instinct, but initiates a moral imperative, i.e., it becomes a matter of choosing to live...
  • Socialism, Capitalism Top Ten Words

    12/10/2012 6:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Merriam Webster is out with its top ten words of 2012. Heading the list is a tie between "Socialism" and "Capitalism." Maybe not a surprise that these words would make the list, but I'm somewhat taken aback there would be a tie at the top of the list. Anyone that believes capitalism brought the nation to greatness should be alarmed at the short-term reaction of those that think capitalism brought the nation to the brink. There is a full-fledged war afoot, and maybe those that love capitalism and how it created the road map to the American Dream, are too...
  • As "fiscal cliff" clock ticks, Obama hits the road again

    12/10/2012 5:57:30 AM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 10.Dec.2012 | CBS
    <p>Although the president has been criticized by Republicans for "campaign style" rallies on the "fiscal cliff," the president today will hit the road when he heads to Michigan to tour Daimler's Detroit Diesel Corporation. The White House said he will talk again about the "fiscal cliff" and, if a deal isn't struck before the end of the year, how devastating it will be to the economy and the middle class. His remarks come on the heels of his weekly address over the weekend where he repeated that he won't budge on letting the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire.</p>
  • Caddo sheriff offers gun class for kids (LA)

    12/10/2012 5:53:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    goerie.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | AP
    The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is offering a gun safety class for children 8 to 12 years old.
  • Mail-order ammo bill dodges bullet(IL)

    12/10/2012 5:49:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    thetelegraph.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | NA
    One of the highlights of the just-completed veto session in the Illinois General Assembly was when lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of a bill regarding mail order sales of ammunition. The Legislature’s action was significant because it prevented the governor from overstepping his constitutional powers by trying to rewrite a piece of legislation to the point of changing its intent completely. Earlier this year, the Illinois House and Senate passed Senate Bill 681, which was written to address a quirk in state law regarding mail-order sales of ammo. Current state law allows individuals to purchase ammunition through the...
  • The Flat Tax the U.S. Effectively Already Has

    12/10/2012 5:49:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Harvard economist Greg Mankiw offered a unique observation following the release of the findings of a CBO study on the effective marginal tax rates that many Americans really pay on their incomes, after taking into account any government assistance they might receive and the income levels at which their welfare benefits phase out: The Congressional Budget Office has a new study of effective federal marginal tax rates for low and moderate income workers (those below 450 percent of the poverty line). The study looks at the effects of income taxes, payroll taxes, and SNAP (the program formerly known as Food...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 10-14,2012

    12/10/2012 5:47:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 10-14,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Lawyers agree that residents have rights on lethal force(NH)

    12/10/2012 5:43:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Staff
    At a community meeting in Bedford Thursday, a resident asked the police chief under what circumstances a resident could use lethal force against a burglar. "Say you're asleep, you hear a noise, glass breaks, you hear somebody in there, you know they don't belong," said the resident, who didn't provide his name. "Are you expected to ascertain whether they're armed if you have the ability to take them out legally?" Joking that he's not a lawyer but has been accused of being one, Chief John Bryfonski sidestepped the question, saying it's inappropriate for him to provide a legal opinion. "The...
  • USDA Wants to Expand Protection for American Indians’ ‘Sacred Places’ on Public Lands

    12/10/2012 5:30:09 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/10/2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Dec. 6 released a report that urges the U.S. Forest Service to work more closely with tribal governments in protecting, respectfully interpreting, and giving appropriate access to sites that are sacred to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. "American Indian and Alaska Native values and culture have made our nation rich in spirit and deserve to be honored and respected," Vilsack said. "By honoring and protecting sacred sites on national forests and grasslands, we foster improved tribal relationships and a better understanding of native people's deep reverence for natural resources and contributions to society."...
  • Meet the Leading Opponent to Obamcare

    12/10/2012 5:24:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Having dealt with queries about whether I hate Republicans and whether my views have changed on anything, the newest edition of “Question of the Week” asks for my opinion about Senator DeMint moving over to become President of the Heritage Foundation. Variants of this question came from several people, perhaps because folks know that I spent more than 15 years working for Heritage.The short answer is that I think DeMint’s move generally is a good thing.But first, the bad news. It is unfortunate that Senator DeMint no longer will be in the Senate. We need as many “Tea Party” lawmakers...
  • Honour in the skies:

    12/10/2012 5:24:17 AM PST · by mware · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12:45 EST, 9 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The day a chivalrous German flying ace saluted a crippled US bomber and let them fly to safety instead of shooting them down. *Charlie Brown's B-17F bomber had come under fire from 15 enemy planes during successful mission. *Franz Stigler pursued it, but when he saw the damage he let it fly home to safety, guided by the moral code laid down by his commanding officer. The bombing mission targeting a German munitions factory had been a success, but Second World War pilot Charlie Brown's attempts to get home safely seemed doomed to failure. His B-17F bomber had been attacked...
  • Drilling company looks high and low for workers

    12/10/2012 5:24:05 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 10, 2012 | LM Sixel
    How hot is offshore drilling? So hot that it’s hard to find enough roustabouts, mechanics and experienced managers to staff all the rigs under construction. So hot that Ensco, with six new rigs set to debut over the next two years, will need 1,000 more people, said Kurt Basler, the company’s manager of strategic staffing in Houston. So hot that some 20,000 to 25,000 offshore workers will be needed industrywide over the next two to three years, Basler said. “The shortages are acute everywhere,” said Steve Colville, president and CEO of the International Association of Drilling Contractors in Houston. The...
  • Blacks’ support a surprise on same-sex marriage

    12/10/2012 5:17:43 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 December 2012 | Hannah Morgan - Capital News Service
    Same-sex marriage opponents counted black voters among their allies leading up to November’s election, expecting them to help overturn legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. Polls in the months before November’s referendum on same-sex marriage seemed to back them up, with black residents showing less support than whites. But as the months wore on, opposition softened, especially in the face of endorsements from President Obama and prominent entertainers, as well as a media campaign that included clergy, athletes and other public figures. By Election Day, voters in the state’s large, predominantly black jurisdictions — Baltimore and Prince George’s...
  • A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss

    12/10/2012 5:04:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 10, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    The on-going negotiations over avoiding the tax hikes and spending cuts we call the “fiscal cliff” are the simply the latest act in a farce of self-serving political denial. For decades now both parties have overseen and nurtured the expansion of the entitlement state all the while ignoring the slow-motion economic implosion whose predictable end can be seen today in a bankrupt Greece currently surviving on EU handouts. But American voters and politicians are so marinated in expectations of endless federal and state largess that modest reductions in spending, such as those proposed earlier this year by Congressman Paul Ryan,...
  • Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

    12/10/2012 5:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is part two of a column on the state of Republicanism and how they should move forward.In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled. Without...
  • Should Israel Let the Palestinian Authority Fail?

    12/10/2012 5:01:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 10, 2012 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Should Israel Let the Palestinian Authority Fail?Posted By P. David Hornik On December 10, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments …our people have witnessed, and continue to witness, an unprecedented intensification of military assaults, the blockade, settlement activities and ethnic cleansing, particularly in Occupied East Jerusalem, and mass arrests, attacks by settlers and other practices by which this Israeli occupation is becoming synonymous with an apartheid system of colonial occupation, which institutionalizes the plague of racism and entrenches hatred and incitement.What permits the Israeli government to blatantly continue with its...
  • Sound familiar?

    12/10/2012 4:54:24 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 12 replies
    http://iowntheworld.com ^ | December 9, 2012 | Cardigan
    These guidelines were originally published as “Rules for Revolution” in 1919 and subsequently reprinted in American newspapers during the 1950s.
  • Food stamp use reaches another high in September: 47.7 million participants

    12/10/2012 4:53:24 AM PST · by upchuck · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2010 | Caroline May
    Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, reached another high in September, according to new data released by the United Stated Department of Agriculture. The most recent data on SNAP participation were released Friday, and showed that 47,710,324 people were enrolled in the program in September, an increase of 607,559 from the 47,102,765 enrolled in August. The number of households enrolled in the program also increased from 22,684,463 in August to 22,973,698 in September, an increase of 289,235. The average benefit, according to the new data, was $134.29 per person and $278.89 per household. Texas, California, and...