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  • Nebraska woman found guilty of faking hate crime [forensic evidence proves she lied to police]

    12/11/2012 11:11:03 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | December 11, 2012 | GRANT SCHULTE
    <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman who claimed she was attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and stomach was found guilty Monday of making a false report.</p> <p>The 34-year-old could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine when sentenced in February.</p>
  • Federal Judge Nixes “Choose Life” License Plates in North Carolina

    12/11/2012 11:07:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 09:38 AM | Michael Mullins
    A federal judge has sided with the ACLU against the state of North Carolina and blocked the state from offering residents “choose life” license plates without providing plates with the opposing view. In his decision on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James Fox, who last year issued an order temporarily blocking the state from producing the “choose life” plates, found the plates to be unconstitutional in the absence of other license plates that promoted a pro-choice position. …
  • UT Professor: Black (& Latino) Students Failing Because They Are Raised by Poor Single Women

    12/11/2012 11:04:06 AM PST · by drewh · 79 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 08:09 EST, 11 December 2012
    A professor at the University of Texas has sparked outrage by claiming black and Hispanic students are failing academically because they have been raised in single parent homes usually by females. Law professor Lino Graglia was talking to the BBC when he said he could 'hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent, usually female, uneducated and without a lot of money.' He said the average black performance on SAT test is 200 points lower than that for the average white student and that among the black population almost three quarters...
  • 'Plastic gun' ban would make even less sense now than in 1988

    12/11/2012 10:59:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reports that Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) has announced his intention to renew the ban on "plastic guns," set to expire next December: A test of a printed plastic lower firearm receiver has resulted in an anti-gun politician demanding renewal of a law against a gun that does not exist, Live Science reported today, citing a call by Rep. Steve Israel, D- N.Y., to renew “the federal ban on plastic guns just days after members of the ‘Wiki Weapon’ project tested a 3D-printed gun part in a live-fire test.” The "Undetectable Firearms Act" was first...
  • Rick Perry: Obamacare Won’t Be Successful

    12/11/2012 10:53:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 11:42 AM | Bill Hoffmann
    Obamacare doesn’t have much of a chance of working because of the wariness of states over the creation of health insurance exchanges, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. … “The idea that you’ve got a state instituted exchange, but it has to be federally approved. So the fact is the federal government’s going to have to run these. And they don’t have the expertise, nor do they have the money,” Perry said. …
  • Navy Cancels Nativity over Atheist Complaint (Bahrain)

    12/11/2012 10:49:28 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    The Navy directed service members serving in Bahrain to cancel and dismantle a “Live Nativity” after receiving a complaint from a military atheist group who said the manger scene endangered Americans serving in a Muslim country and violated the U .S. Constitution. The chaplain at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain confirmed to Fox News the nativity scene was cancelled – but referred any further comments to the NSA’s public information officer. The “Live Nativity” was a long-standing tradition at NSA Bahrain that featured the children of military personnel dressed as shepherds, wise men, along with Mary and Joseph. It was...
  • Homeland Security funds sno-cone machines and underwater robots

    12/11/2012 10:48:51 AM PST · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    At a time when national security remains a high priority, it seems that a $7.1 billion Homeland Security Department grant program would focus on terrorism. But according to an investigation by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, the program paid for 13 sno-cone machines in Michigan, a $98,000 underwater robot in Ohio, and an armored vehicle in New Hampshire that patrolled a pumpkin festival. Coburn’s report, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities” begins with this introductory letter:...
  • The Israeli Periphery

    12/11/2012 10:48:39 AM PST · by arthurus · 6 replies
    Stratfor ^ | December 11, 2012 | Reva Bhalla
    he state of Israel has a basic, inescapable geopolitical dilemma: Its national security requirements outstrip its military capabilities, making it dependent on an outside power. Not only must that power have significant military capabilities but it also must have enough common ground with Israel to align its foreign policy toward the Arab world with that of Israel's. These are rather heavy requirements for such a small nation. Security, in the Israeli sense, is thus often characterized in terms of survival. And for Israel to survive, it needs just the right blend of geopolitical circumstance, complex diplomatic arrangements and military preparedness...
  • Ambassador Anna Wintour? (to the court of St. James) Yikes

    12/11/2012 10:44:33 AM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    Savannah News Now ^ | December 11, 2012 - 6:28am | Lane Filler
    It’s been 200 years since the United States kicked off a shooting war with Great Britain, but that nation may be wondering if we’re looking to start another scrap. What else could be signified by rumors that Vogue editor Anna Wintour could be our next ambassador to the Court of St. James’s? One can only imagine befuddled, monocled British public servants on the phone with the White House: “Dear Lord, is it something we said?”Wintour is most famous for a fictional film depiction of her life, “The Devil Wears Prada,” in which she was ... the devil. She insists on...
  • South Sudan: Displacement and Destruction of Health Facilities in Jonglei State

    12/11/2012 10:43:05 AM PST · by ZULU · 4 replies
    Doctors without Borders ^ | November 27, 2012 | Doctors without Borders
    JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, NOVEMBER 27, 2012—Ongoing violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei state has had a devastating impact on tens of thousands of people, with many forcibly displaced and further cut off from health care due to the destruction of medical facilities, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF) said in a report released today.
  • (Illinois)Federal appeals court tosses state ban on carrying concealed weapons

    12/11/2012 10:40:49 AM PST · by Lockbar · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/11/2012 | dave Mckinney
    In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. “The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013,” said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.
  • Federal appeals court strikes down concealed carry ban (IL!!)

    12/11/2012 10:40:13 AM PST · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    www.dailyillini.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Daily Illini
    CHICAGO — A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that state lawmakers have 180 days to write a new law that legalizes concealed carry.
  • The Most Frequently Mislabeled Fish

    12/11/2012 10:40:09 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-12-2012 | Dina Spector
    The Most Frequently Mislabeled Fish Dina SpectorDec. 11, 2012, 12:46 PMIf you live in New York, and buy or eat fish, then at some point you probably received something different than what thought you were getting, The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal reports. A surprising number of mislabeled seafood items end up in grocery stores and restaurants, a new study by conservation group Ocenana revealed. More specifically, researchers found that 56, or 39 percent, of 142 fish samples DNA tested were were different from what they claimed to be. Fish labeled as white tuna often turned out be escolar (a...
  • US Debt - Visualized in physical $100 bills (video)

    12/11/2012 10:31:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 5, 2012 | Demonocracyinfo
    "The money in the video has already been spent"
  • Millionaires, Billionaires, and Teachers

    12/11/2012 10:26:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/12 | Randall Hoven
    Our President likes to use the phrase "millionaires and billionaires." A person whose net worth is $1 million or more is a "millionaire." Most of us working stiffs have trouble thinking in terms of net worth; we are more used to the concept of annual salary. How does net worth translate into annual income, or vice versa? In round numbers, the annual income equivalent is 4% of an investment nest egg. So if you have $1 million socked away, consider that to be equal to $40,000 income every year. Now this "4% rule" is based on a planning horizon of...
  • Scientists May Have Finally Unlocked Puzzle of Why People Are Gay

    12/11/2012 10:00:28 AM PST · by edcoil · 132 replies
    usnews ^ | 12-11-2012 | Jason Koebler
    Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children. A group of scientists suggested Tuesday that homosexuals get that trait from their opposite-sex parents: A lesbian will almost always get the trait from her father, while a gay man will get the trait from his mother.
  • Justice Scalia Defends Controversial Opinions About Gays At Princeton

    12/11/2012 9:58:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went to head to head Monday night with a gay student at Princeton University over the jurist's opinions about homosexuality. Duncan Hosie took issue with Scalia equating laws banning sodomy to laws against bestiality and murder. "It's a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the 'reduction to the absurd,'" Scalia said, according to the Associated Press. "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?" The high court's most outspoken justice stressed he wasn't equating sodomy...
  • Federal Court Hearing Today in Defense of Tulsa Police Captain Punished for Refusing..

    12/11/2012 9:54:11 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    Today, Robert J. Muise, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), is presenting oral argument at a hearing in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on behalf of Captain Paul Fields, a Tulsa police officer who was summarily punished for refusing to attend a mandated Islamic proselytizing event held at a local mosque. The hearing will be held before Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell at 1:30 p.m. CT in Room 411 at the federal courthouse located at 333 West Fourth Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The media and public are welcome to...
  • Govt outlines HSBC ties to drug money laundering

    12/11/2012 9:50:59 AM PST · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Govt outlines HSBC ties to drug money laundering WASHINGTON (AP) — British bank HSBC violated the Bank Secrecy Act in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics drug traffickers in Mexico and intentionally allowed prohibited transactions with Iran and other nations that have been under sanctions, the Justice Department alleged Tuesday. In court papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the federal government said the case against HSBC is related to the laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking via the Black Market Peso Exchange — a method by which money launderers convert cash narcotics dollars into Colombian pesos by...
  • There's Not A Single Spending Cut That Republican Voters Support

    12/11/2012 9:50:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The "compromise" in the fiscal cliff deal from Democrats is supposed to come in the form of spending cuts. But a new Marist-McClatchy poll shows that voters — including Republicans — oppose any and every specific spending cut proposed to them. It goes hand in hand with the disparity between voters' wish for blanket "spending cuts" and their opposition to any cuts to an entitlement that benefits them. A look at what Republicans oppose: By 47-37, letting the Obama payroll tax cut expire. By 68-26, cutting spending for Medicare. By 61-33, cutting spending for Medicaid. By 66-28, eliminating the tax...
  • Glenn Beck Defends Gay Marriage: Republicans Need To 'Expand Our Own Horizon'

    12/11/2012 9:48:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 634 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Conservative firebrand Glenn Beck has joined a growing chorus of Republican commentators in defending gay marriage, laying out a strong case for ending government opposition to letting same-sex couples wed. "Let me take the pro-gay marriage people and the religious people — I believe that there is a connecting dot there that nobody is looking at, and that's the Constitution," Beck said during a recent segment of his online talk show. "The question is not whether gay people should be married or not. The question is why is the government involved in our marriage?" While Beck's defense of gay marriage...
  • Worker Liberation in Michigan: Another state gives individuals the right not to join a union.

    12/11/2012 9:45:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The economic policy drift in Washington is antigrowth, but here and there in the states are glimmers of hope and change. The best news of late is in Michigan, which is poised this week to pass a landmark right-to-work law. You can tell this is a big deal based on the fury of Big Labor's reaction. Union activists plan to descend on Lansing Tuesday to protest, including many from out of state. State police will have to be on duty to ensure that legislators can get through what is likely to be a loud and abusive cordon of activists who...
  • Surprise: investors shifting resources to avoid tax hikes next year

    12/11/2012 9:42:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the difference between static and dynamic tax analysis? The former posits that tax changes produces no change in market behavior, so that hiking taxes by 10% gets you 10% more in revenue. The latter assumes that changes in tax codes forces markets to adapt, so that rate hikes risk lowering revenues, and lowering rates in certain ways can produce a better revenue stream, especially over the long run. Republicans favor the latter analytical method, while Democrats insist that tax cuts “cost” revenue opportunities and cause deficits.Which is correct? Well, the Washington Post reports on a lot of dynamic activity...
  • Obama’s Google Supporters Moved 80% of Pre-Tax Profits into Bermuda Shell Company

    12/11/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Google was the third largest source of Obama’s campaign cash. A number of Google executives took jobs within Obama Inc and Google’s PAC has plowed large amounts of money into the Democratic Party. Google’s creepy ex-CEO Eric Schmidt was a major Obama donor and campaign advisor, and was even considered for a Cabinet post. Schmidt was on Obama’s transition board and is a member of his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
  • UPDATED: Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today

    12/11/2012 9:41:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 174 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE 12:15 pm EST: The Republican controlled legislature has passed the right-to-work legislation 58-51. Michigan Governor Snyder is expected to sign the bill into law later today. The vote to turn Michigan into a right-to-work state will take place today after days of protests in Lansing about the pro-worker legislation that prevents having to pay dues to a union. Not surprisingly, local police are bracing for possible violence today as more protests are planned. Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling....
  • Germany: Image of Islam 'Devastating'

    12/11/2012 9:39:29 AM PST · by bayouranger · 42 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 10DEC12 | Soeren Kern
    The most sobering finding is that 46% of Turks say they hope that one day Germany will have more Muslims than Christians. Germans are overwhelmingly mistrustful of Islam and Muslim immigration, according to a new research survey, which concludes that the image of Islam in Germany is "devastating." The findings -- which corroborate the conclusions of other recent studies -- show a growing divide between ordinary Germans, who are concerned about the consequences of mass immigration from Muslim countries, and Germany's political elites, who are determined to build a "multicultural" society at any cost. The 28-page study, "Fear of the...
  • Shortsighted CA schools take virtual 'pay day loans' to keep operating

    12/11/2012 9:32:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2012 | Rick Moran
    Tyler Durden has this nailed: These three letters - C.A.B. - might just be the Dis-Humor story of the day. NPR reports that more than 200 schools across California are coming to the shocking realization that the upfront cash they needed so badly came at quite a price. These 'Capital Appreciation Bonds' are unlike normal bonds (requiring regular coupon payments and principal repayment); instead they provide the 'lent' money upfront and defer all interest and repayment to some magical faery land time in the future (by which time the interest accrued has grown exponentially as the interest accrues on the...
  • Good news: US sending 20 more F-16's to Egypt

    12/11/2012 9:28:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2012 | Rick Moran
    Considering the fact that the Egyptian military has just aligned themselves with President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, this is a stupid, stupid, move. Fox News: ******** Instability in Egypt, where a newly-elected Islamic government teeters over an angry population, isn't enough to stop the U.S. from sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets, as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package. The first four jets are to be delivered to Egypt beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. The North African nation already...
  • Democrats threaten violence on Michigan House floor

    12/11/2012 9:26:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11 | Conn Carroll
    “There will be blood,” State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right to work state. “I really wish we had not gone here,” Geiss continued. “It is the leadership in this house that has led us here. The same leadership that tried to throw a bomb right on election day, leading to a member switching parties, and came in at the 11th hour with a gotcha bill. For that, I do not see solace, I do not see peace.”Michigan Gov....
  • Boehner: Don't Fall for Just Medicare Cuts!

    12/11/2012 9:25:07 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 7 replies
    12/11/12 | Originalbuckeye
    Do not agree to Medicare cuts only. The Dems know that there will only be Obamacare within the next two years. Medicare cuts will evaporate into the wind. There will be no Medicare, no Medicaid, no TriCare, no private health insurance, ONLY OBAMACARE.
  • Dems join in calling for delay to ObamaCare medical device tax

    12/11/2012 9:17:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/11/2012
    Democratic lawmakers have joined with Republicans in raising alarm about a looming ObamaCare-tied tax on medical devices, saying the additional tax is causing "uncertainty and confusion for businesses" and should be delayed. The previously obscure tax has, over the last several months, emerged as one of the most controversial in the health care overhaul and one of the few with bipartisan opposition. Starting Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act imposes a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices with the goal of raising nearly $30 billion over the next decade. But a group of U.S. senators this week revived concerns that...
  • Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading

    12/11/2012 9:16:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading. Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature. Under current law, Michigan public school teachers must pay dues to the teachers’ union. If the right-to-work law is enacted, Michigan public-school teachers will be free to join the union and pay dues to it...
  • The Obama-Phone Is Back - But This Time It's Real (CA phones for homeless)

    12/11/2012 9:15:07 AM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tyler Durden
    While some saw the clip of the lady implying 'victory for Obama means phones for everyone' as perhaps exaggerated out-of-context right-wing propaganda - as that would be preposterous right? - it appears San Francisco took it a little more serious. As SFGate reports, the California Public Utilities Commission is expected to approve (within a couple of weeks) a plan to offer homeless and other poor people in California 'virtually free cell phones and service'. The plan is funded through the federal LifeLine program and is designed to enable these individuals to 'keep in touch with family, potential employers and others...
  • Teens Ask for Smoke, Kill Woman When She Replies "Get a Job": Cops

    12/11/2012 9:12:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 118 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | December11, 2012
    Police say three teens charged in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania woman targeted her after she told them to "get a job" when she saw them trying to bum a cigarette off her boyfriend. Beaver Falls police have charged 14-year-olds Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez and Kyle Goosby Jr., 13, with criminal homicide and other charges in Saturday's shooting of Kayla Peterson, 22. She was shot at about 3:30 p.m. that day and died in a Pittsburgh hospital two hours later. Goosby is in custody and his attorney says he was just "in the wrong place at the...
  • USF researchers find 19 more graves at Dozier School for Boys

    12/11/2012 8:48:37 AM PST · by null and void · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | December 10, 2012 - 8:56 PM | JEROME R. STOCKFISCH
    Researchers from the University of South Florida say there are at least 50 graves on the grounds of a former Panhandle reform school – higher than a state estimate of 31 graves – and that a second cemetery is likely to exist. Anthropologists and archaeologists from USF have spent months conducting field work, scientific analysis and ethnographic research at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, which has been the subject of investigations into abuse allegations and suspicious deaths. The school, which opened in 1900, was closed last year. A USF report contradicts a previous state report that...
  • A Victory for Demagoguery (America seems to be falling for Obama's class warfare campaign)

    12/11/2012 8:47:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2012 | Mona Charen
    I’m in the camp that believes Republicans have no choice but to agree to raise taxes on the top 2 percent of earners. The party has been successfully caricatured as the servant of the rich. This is unjust, yes, but justice is imperfect in this life. It’s political suicide for Republicans to stand fast on maintaining current rates for high earners even at the cost of raising taxes for everyone else. Imagine if we went over the fiscal cliff. In January, Obama would call upon Congress to pass a law restoring the tax rates for 98 percent of filers. What...
  • Cost of building and operating upstream oil and gas facilities reaches record high

    12/11/2012 8:46:50 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Oil & Gas Financial Journal ^ | December 4, 2012 | Oil & Gas Financial Journal
    The costs of building and operating upstream oil and gas facilities continued to rise over the last six-month period and have reached record highs, according to two cost indexes developed by IHS [NYSE: IHS]. The IHS Upstream Capital Cost Index (UCCI) rose 1% over the Q1 2012-Q3 2012 period to an index score of 230, matching its Q3 2008 high. Its counterpart, the IHS Upstream Operating Cost Index (UOCI), rose to 0.5% to a new high score of 190 over the same period. The indexes are proprietary measures of cost changes similar in concept to the Consumer Price Index (CPI)...
  • An Embarrassing Metric Disappears: Why are gov't stats taxpayer migration being discontinued?

    12/11/2012 8:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2012 | Jim Pettit
    As the din of America’s falling headfirst over the fiscal cliff reverberates across the nation, the Obama administration is quietly killing a key economic metric that tells how, and how many, people are voting with their feet. Since 1991 the Internal Revenue Service has been compiling statistics on filers’ addresses, which the agency’s Statistics of Income division uses to show who is moving into and out of every county and state in the nation. As you’d expect, the IRS also knows the aggregate income levels of those who move. So the movements of the most fundamental productive components of the...
  • Jamie Foxx Jokes About Killing 'All The White People' In His New Movie

    12/11/2012 8:40:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/11/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Two weeks ago, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx made national headlines when he called President Obama "Our lord and savior." While hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend, Foxx joked about how in his new film "Django Unchained," "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO JAMIE FOXX: My name is Jamie Foxx. Give it up, give it up, New York City, Saturday Night Live. Come on, make some noise, man. New York City, New York City, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, it’s crazy. I'm...
  • Teachers ditch school kids to protest vote on right-to-work

    12/11/2012 8:40:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/11/2012 | fox news
    Two Michigan school districts reportedly closed shop Tuesday after teachers called out, likely so they could participate in union protests tied to the expected passage of "right-to-work" legislation this week in the state capital. Demonstrators have already started to march down the streets, as lawmakers return to put the final touches on legislation that would bar unions from demanding dues from workers. The move would make Michigan the 24th "right-to-work" state and strike a blow to organized labor in the heart of the U.S. auto industry. Local unions spent the weekend preparing for massive protests on Tuesday, in a last-ditch...
  • (VIDEO) How to Opt Out of a Teachers' Union Membership

    12/11/2012 8:31:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
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  • Exports drop in October by biggest margin in almost four years

    12/11/2012 8:31:09 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    “The private sector is doing fine,” Barack Obama assured us in June, but we haven’t seen much evidence for that argument. Today’s report from Commerce on the trade deficit certainly doesn’t provide any reassurance for that claim. In fact, exports dropped in October by the biggest margin since Obama took office, and the trade gap with China widened to a new record:
  • Northern Virginia Lawmakers Say Gun Control Remains a Tough Fight

    12/11/2012 8:24:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    delray.patch.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Drew Hansen
    Trying to get more stringent gun control legislation through the Virginia General Assembly is something of a losing battle, according to at least two state lawmakers representing Northern Virginia. Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-35th) lamented that he’s tried multiple times to tighten up Virginia’s gun rights, but to little avail. He told audience members of a state legislative forum held at Alexandria’s City Hall that three years ago he introduced a bill after a man shot and killed two police officers before shooting and killing himself. Saslaw said in response, he introduced a bill making it illegal in Virginia to bring...
  • Syrian Rebels: We Are All Jabhat Al Nusra (Al Qaeda)

    12/11/2012 8:23:14 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | 11DEC12 | Diana West
    You can almost hear the Obama administration call out, as one voice, "Aha! We'll designate the Syrian al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al Nusra a terrorist organization, thus barring the group from receiving Western money and arms, and be done with it!" And so they did. But they weren't. From the NYT story, picking up with paragraph 9: But a growing number of anti-government groups — including fighters in the loose-knit Free Syrian Army that the United States is trying to bolster — have signed petitions or posted statements online in recent days expressing support for the Nusra Front. In keeping...
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    12/11/2012 8:13:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 50 replies
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  • Gay marriage: Religious 'opt-in' offered, but not to CofE

    12/11/2012 8:06:23 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2012 | Unattributed
    The Church of England and Church in Wales will be banned in law from offering same-sex marriages, the government has announced. Other religious organisations will be able to "opt in" to holding ceremonies, Culture Secretary Maria Miller said. But she added that the Church of England and Church in Wales had "explicitly" stated strong opposition and would not be included. In her statement, Mrs Miller promised a "quadruple lock" to protect religious freedom, involving: No religious organisation or individual minister being compelled to marry same-sex couples or to permit this to happen on their premises Making it unlawful for religious...
  • Police Shot And Kill Burglar(IN)

    12/11/2012 7:51:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wbiw.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | NA
    (INDIANAPOLIS) - Police shot and killed a burglar found hiding in a family’s basement on Indianapolis’ northeast side Monday night. Officers were called to a home in the 3800 block of North Arlington Avenue just after 7 p.m. Family members said they came home to find someone had broken into their home, so they called police and waited for officers to arrive. When police searched the home, they said they found the burglar hiding in the basement. Officers struggled with the suspect, and shots were fired, hitting the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not...
  • Venezuela Without Chavez: Chaos The Most Likely Successor

    12/11/2012 7:47:31 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Editorial
    Americas: Dictator Hugo Chavez's near-certain exit in Venezuela looks like a second wind for the country's democrats. But not so fast: The petrotyranny is no longer a republic, it's a cult of personality. Latin Spring is more like it. The shocking news over the weekend from Chavez, that he was heading back to Cuba for a third operation less than a week after treatment there, pretty well signals that the still-undisclosed type of cancer that afflicts him is terminal. A somber Chavez announced Saturday for the first time that he was turning over the reins of power to former bus...
  • Venezuela Without Chavez: Chaos The Most Likely Successor

    12/11/2012 7:47:20 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Editorial
    Americas: Dictator Hugo Chavez's near-certain exit in Venezuela looks like a second wind for the country's democrats. But not so fast: The petrotyranny is no longer a republic, it's a cult of personality. Latin Spring is more like it. The shocking news over the weekend from Chavez, that he was heading back to Cuba for a third operation less than a week after treatment there, pretty well signals that the still-undisclosed type of cancer that afflicts him is terminal. A somber Chavez announced Saturday for the first time that he was turning over the reins of power to former bus...
  • Taxifornia Lessons

    12/11/2012 7:38:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    California revenue is up from a year ago. Unfortunately, California revenue is not up as much as expected, while spending is up way more than expected. Please consider California Finances in November 2012 by state controller John Chiang. November's tax receipts fell 10.8% short of expectations contained in the 2012-2013 State Budget, although they were above the year-ago level. Total revenues year to date are now 2.6% less than anticipated at this time, with shortfalls among all of the major sources. Expenditures are 4.9% above estimates contained in the Budget, with assistance to local governments driving the overage. Total revenues...