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  • Marriage Is A Private Matter That's None Of The Federal Government's Business

    12/11/2012 6:42:39 PM PST · by billflax · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/11/2012 | Bill Flax
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently opted for two cases pertaining to same-sex marriage. Windsor v. United States challenges the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Had Edith Windsor's deceased “spouse” been a man she would have been saved $363,000 in estate taxes. The other concerns the Ninth Circuit’s overturning Proposition 8; a successful ballot initiative which prevented same-sex marriage in California. Leave lawyering to lawyers, but when pendulums swing sometimes they return like wrecking balls smacking those who previously prodded the pendulum. Government, at least Washington, should not interfere in marriage. It has, sometimes at the insistence of those most adamantly...
  • Human Rights Day in Canada: from ‘never again’ to ‘til next time’

    12/11/2012 6:42:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-10-12 | Jonathon van Maren
    Today, as some of you may know, is celebrated worldwide as “Human Rights Day,” where politicians and leaders of all stripes and ideologies climb onto their bully pulpits and loudly endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was first adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. One suspects, however, that the majority of these politicians have not read this Declaration—or at the very least, that this Declaration would undoubtedly fail miserably if voted upon today in the Canadian House of Commons. If you think I’m engaging in hyperbole, let’s take a look at the opening statement of...
  • 'Dehumanizing’ Gays? Scalia Defends His Views on Banning Gay Marriage During Princeton Speech

    12/11/2012 6:41:02 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-11-12

    12/11/2012 6:28:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?'

    12/11/2012 6:19:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    An unhinged Chris Matthews on Tuesday berated a representative of Americans for Prosperity with the same question 13 times. Talking to Scott Hagerstrom, the Hardball anchor didn't seem to hear the answer, despite Hagerstrom repeating it over and over. Matthews fumed, "Well, who's paying your salary?" [See a montage video below. MP3 audio here.] A calm Hagerstrom appeared on the show to discuss the just-passed right-to-work law in Mighican. He explained, "I work for Americans for Prosperity...This is about freedom for everybody." Matthews repeated over and over: "Who's paying your salary?...No, but who's paying your salary to do it? Who's...
  • Reviewer Happy That Teen Favorite Bruno Is Singing About Having Cocaine-Fueled 'Gorilla' Sex

    12/11/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Washington Post music critic Allison Stewart is one of those people who can’t tolerate the idea that listeners under 16 might favor a singer who isn’t “edgy.” In her review of the second album from schoolgirl favorite Bruno Mars, Stewart complained, Mars has been too “vanilla,” too “edgeless,” too “mild to the point of being dead,” and hence he’s “too amiable to give these songs any real misogynistic bite.” But Stewart is pleased this is “not your mother’s Bruno Mars album,” since she can approve of a song with lyrics about getting drunk, snorting cocaine, and making love like zoo...
  • Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say

    12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison
    ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear. For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter. -------------------------------cut------------------------ By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto. He stepped outside and pointed the gun...
  • Sonia Sotomayor reveals that her husband brought a bag of Quaaludes to their wedding night

    12/11/2012 6:00:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/11/12
    She also told other unusually personal stories about her upbringing in the Bronx, like how she unknowingly brought her cousin to a drug den where he shot up heroin. Sotomayor went on to describe how her personal health battle with diabetes caused her to fear dying at a young age and, in turn, stopped her from having children. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told of these intimate stories about her upbringing in her memoir, titled 'My Beloved World', which is due to be released in January.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking? ~ 12 December 2012

    12/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
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  • CAIR: Michigan Governor Urged Not to Sign Anti-Islam Legislation

    12/11/2012 5:56:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that state legislator Dave Agema's anti-Islam bill, known officially as HB 4769, may pass this week during Michigan's lame duck legislative session. (The bill is currently on the legislative calendar.) CAIR-MI is calling on all people of conscience to urge Governor Snyder to veto the biased bill which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith. TAKE ACTION NOW (Michigan residents only. If you know anyone in Michigan please forward this alert to them.) http://tinyurl.com/ContactGovSnyder Michigan State Representative Dave Agema (R-Grandville),...
  • Police: Conn. man posed as doctor to examine women

    12/11/2012 5:44:46 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Matt Stout
    A Connecticut man is in custody after police say he concocted a twisted scheme in which he lured women to his Salisbury beach home, told them he was a doctor and performed invasive exams — all while hidden cameras rolled. David E. Anderson, 44, was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail in Newburyport District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including possession of child pornography and four counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. The Newtown, Conn., man is also accused of secretly videotaping underage girls at the Salisbury...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Metes Out Vigilante Justice

    12/11/2012 5:44:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 12/11/2012 | By Nicola Abé and Matthias Gebauer in Cairo
    During clashes with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi last Wednesday night, the Islamists took prisoners and tortured them with beatings. Eyewitness reports suggest that the police tolerated the attacks. The Islamists got hold of Mohammed Omar just as he was delivering bandages to a gas station where injured people were being treated. "You're an enemy of God!" they yelled at him. "There were five men. They beat me and dragged me away," says Omar, a computer expert who lives in Cairo. His face is bruised and his eyes are swollen shut, and his wrists are cut from the plastic cuffs...
  • Women in combat a really, really bad idea

    12/11/2012 5:41:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 83 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-7-12 | Bryan Fischer
    America's daughters should not be sent into combat. Period. Part of the reason is philosophical: we want to live in a nation where we expect men to use their strength to protect the women in their world, not the other way round. But there are immensely practical reasons as well. God simply did not design women to have the same size, upper body strength, or stamina as men. It's just plain stupid to ignore this biological fact of nature. The Washington Post, for instance, recently ran a story on the "throwing gap" between men and women, which has stubbornly persisted...
  • Former Sweetwater Cop Executed for Nine Murders

    12/11/2012 5:40:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | December 11, 2012
    A former Florida police officer was executed Tuesday night for the murder of nine people 26 years ago.
  • [18 Hypocrite] Dems Ask for Delay to Obamacare Med Device Tax They Voted for in the First Place

    12/11/2012 5:36:52 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | December 11, 2012 | John Kartch
    In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election. Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall. The signatories to the letter are...
  • Report sees middle class growing, Islamist terrorism subsiding by 2030

    12/11/2012 5:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Peter Finn
    By 2030, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population will not be impoverished and a politically powerful global middle class could total 3 billion people, up from 1 billion today. … These are among the findings of a quadrennial report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, by the National Intelligence Council, which reports to the U.S. director of national intelligence. … The world the council foresees is one in which the United States is no longer a uniquely dominant global power but remains preeminent because of its legacy strengths, its ability to form coalitions and...
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Scarborough: Conservative Media 'Destroying' Republican Party

    12/11/2012 5:23:54 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Larry O'Connor
    Joe Scarborough, MSNBC's "House Conservative," showed his desperation to please his liberal audience today on his 2nd place cable morning show "Morning Joe." Watch the video below to see the former Republican congressman explain that the conservative movement has lost its way thanks to "talk radio hosts and bloggers" who are "making tens of millions of dollars. They’re getting rich, and hey’re irrelevant." In the world according to Joe, major media companies throw millions of dollars to tv and radio hosts based on their LACK of significance. Scarborough spoke in shallow vagaries, in keeping with the show's grueling format which...