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  • Rep. Moran (D-Va): Son’s Attack on Girlfriend “An Accident" (Beaten bloody)

    12/12/2012 12:01:23 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wdnesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommers
    Virginia Rep. Jim Moran's office has another statement about his son's arrest for assaulting his girlfriend in Columbia Heights earlier this month. And it turns out it was all an accident, according to Moran, despite his son's guilty plea to assault. "The situation was an accident," Moran spokeswoman Anne Hughes writes in an email, adding that both Moran and his girlfriend testified to that in court. "Patrick didn't hit or shove her."
  • Whoa! Earth gets close shave by newfound asteroid

    12/12/2012 12:00:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/11/12 | Mike Wall
    Spotted just two days ago, it came zipping toward us inside the moon's orbitA newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it. The near-Earth asteroid 2012 XE54, which was discovered Sunday, came within 140,000 miles (230,000 kilometers) of our planet at about 5 a.m. EST Tuesday, researchers said. For comparison, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 240,000 miles or so (386,000 km). Astronomers estimate that 2012 XE54 is about 120 feet (36 meters) wide — big enough to cause substantial damage...
  • Lieberman: We Don't Want to Lose Our Freedom by Trying to Keep Terrorists from Crossing Border

    12/12/2012 11:59:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/11/2012 | Patrick Burke
    CNSNews.com) – Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said Tuesday the U.S. has made it increasingly difficult for Hezbollah terrorists and their supporters to cross the U.S.-Mexico border--but there is still more work to do to make the border secure. However, Lieberman also warned that we don't want to lose American freedom by trying to keep terrorist from crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. “The security’s better on the U.S.-Mexican border than it has been before in terms of terrorists’ capacity to break through our borders in the south, but we still...
  • Defense Dept. had live video of attack in Benghazi

    12/12/2012 11:58:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/11/12 | Guy Taylor
    Live video from a drone flying over the U.S. Consulate during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, was monitored at a Defense Department facility, but was not fed to the White House, senior officials say.
  • 'There Will Be Blood' - Union Violence in the Age of Obama

    12/12/2012 11:48:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/12/2012 | Michelle Obama
    Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to "make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." He Who Heals advocated "a more civil and honest public discourse" in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson massacre. As usual, though, the White House has granted Big Labor bullies a permanent waiver from the lofty edicts it issues to everyone else. This week, menacing union goons unleashed threats, profanity and punches in Michigan, which is now poised to become a "right-to-work" state. Obama met the initial outbreak of...
  • N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

    12/12/2012 11:25:38 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | David Schaper
    <p>At an oceanfront park in Long Branch, N.J., Tim Dillingham looks out over the beach in awe of how much the pounding waves and high waters of Hurricane Sandy have changed the Jersey shore.</p> <p>Dillingham is the executive director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation group. Before the storm, he says, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent years building up the beaches by pumping sand onto them.</p>
  • Governor Says Pennsylvania Won't Set up Health Exchange

    12/12/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    AP, via ABC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO
    Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act — at least not for now, Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday. Setting up a state-based exchange would be irresponsible, Corbett said as he faulted federal authorities for what he said were inadequate answers to his questions about cost and other issues. "Health care reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning," said the Republican governor. "Pennsylvania taxpayers and businesses deserve more. They deserve informed decision making and a strong plan that responsibly uses taxpayer dollars."
  • Gov't arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern (Menendez NJ)

    12/12/2012 11:17:05 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/12/12 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    <p>The Associated Press has learned that a registered sex offender working as an unpaid intern for Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is facing deportation after being arrested by federal immigration authorities.</p>
  • Pope Benedict sends first personal tweet

    12/12/2012 11:15:51 AM PST · by shove_it · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-12-12 | Laura Smith-Spark
    (CNN) -- The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.... (video at link)
  • Ripples from the Election - “Hope and change” has been replaced by envy and jealousy. (VDH)

    12/12/2012 11:11:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Now that the election is over, we are starting to see the contours of what lies ahead for the next four years. Here are some likely consequences from the Obama victory.1. Barack Obama is not very interested in tax reform, deficit reduction, or curbing annual spending. He believes in big government, and the bigger the better. His tenure is not so much a repudiation of Reaganism as it is of Clintonism, and the whole notion of keeping the annual growth of federal spending at or below 2 percent, balancing the budget, and declaring the era of big government over....
  • White House snubs Polish appeal

    12/12/2012 11:09:38 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    The White House snubs the appeal of the Polish Nation to support the establishment of an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The White House released its official department of state response describing its position on a petition filed with https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ asking to support the Polish Nation appeal for an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The statement (along with the original petition) can be found here and reads as following: The White House has received your petition requesting support for an international investigation of the Polish Air Force Tu‑154 crash that occurred near Smolensk, Russia,...
  • THE BIG STORY: Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

    12/12/2012 11:08:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/12
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.
  • Reds introduce ‘Los Rojos’ alternate jerseys

    12/12/2012 11:05:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | December 10, 2012 | Kevin Kaduk
    The Cincinnati Reds held their annual "Redsfest" over the weekend and the biggest happening — other than Bronson Arroyo's Goo Goo Dolls cover or Mat Latos' Justin Bieber impression — was the introduction of the team's new alternate jersey. That's it to the right here. The Reds will wear the "Los Rojos" tops on select dates this season as they follow other teams into the world of Spanish-themed jerseys.
  • Fed makes new rate pledge,pumps more money into economy (More Stimulus or Bust!!)

    12/12/2012 11:02:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 12/12/12 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve ramped up its stimulus to the economy on Wednesday, expressing disappointment with the pace of recovery in employment as contentious U.S. budget talks heighten uncertainty about the outlook. The central bank replaced a more modest stimulus program due to expire at year-end with a fresh round of Treasury purchases that will increase its balance sheet. It committed to monthly purchases of $45 billion in Treasuries on top of the $40 billion per month in mortgage-backed bonds it started buying in September. In a surprise move, the Fed also adopted numerical thresholds for policy, a...
  • Clackamas Town Center shooting: Gunman was Jacob Tyler Roberts

    12/12/2012 10:49:42 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 74 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12.12.12 | Helen Jun
    Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, was the masked man who stormed into Clackamas Town Center Tuesday afternoon, fatally shooting two people and wounding another before turning a gun on himself, police said. Roberts does not appear to have a criminal history in Oregon, according to court records. He had two speeding tickets earlier this year. Court records show that Roberts and a woman, Hannah Shoemake, were evicted last summer from their Happy Valley apartment. Roberts' mother answered her door at her Portland home, but declined to comment to an Oregonian reporter. "I loved my son very much," she said.
  • Oregon Mall Gunman Identified as Jacob Tyler Roberts

    12/12/2012 10:44:16 AM PST · by Lera · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec. 12, 2012 | COLLEEN CURRY, DEAN SCHABNER and KEVIN DOLAK
    The masked gunman who killed two people in the crowded Clackamas Town Center mall in suburban Portland, Ore., was identified today as Jacob Tyler Roberts. Roberts, 22, was armed with a stolen AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, Sheriff Craig Roberts told a news conference today. He was not wearing a bullet-proof vest as previously reported.
  • Palazzo, Venetian welcome veterans to Las Vegas in style

    12/12/2012 10:38:07 AM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    kntv ^ | dec 2012 | Villarreal
    Palazzo, Venetian welcome veterans to Las Vegas in style By Marco Villarreal CREATED Dec. 5, 2012 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's the season of giving and it's especially nice when the people on the receiving end have already given so much to protect our nation. Wounded war veterans were given a well-deserved "thank you" at the Palazzo Wednesday afternoon. Joined with the Armed Forced Foundation, veterans were greeted at the hotel with applause and cheers from hundreds of team members from the Palazzo and the Venetian. Veterans came in with close family and loved ones; some physically supported or...
  • The Obama admin wants you to know they’re here to help with mortgage payments

    12/12/2012 10:21:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration is launching a brand-new public service announcement to tout Treasury and Housing & Urban Development‘s joint initiative to help progress "the Obama Administration's broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy." Via Politico: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... “While communities across the country are beginning to recover from an unprecedented housing crisis, too many families are still struggling with their mortgage payments and are unsure of where to turn for help,” said Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance Mary Miller in a statement. “Millions of homeowners have...
  • Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043

    12/12/2012 10:18:34 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12-12-12 | AP
    White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom...
  • Rep. Jim Moran’s (D-Va)Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights (D.C.)

    12/12/2012 10:16:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommer
    Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O'Keefe caught him on tape half-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud...while acting as the field director for his dad's campaign. Now Moran's taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to allegedly beating up his girlfriend outside a Columbia Heights bar. SNIP In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran described his son and his girlfriend as "good kids." "I hope their privacy will be respected," the congressman said. "They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Let Dems raise taxes and own the result (Republicans should just vote "Present")

    12/12/2012 10:16:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Are higher taxes inevitable? If they are, Senator Rand Paul wants no Republican fingerprints on them. Last night, he told Greta van Susteren on Fox News that House Republicans should pass a bill with their specific plan to cut spending and fix the tax code to address the fiscal-cliff issues, and dare the Senate to take it up. If Democrats refuse, then Paul wants the House to hold a vote on the Democratic plan, with Republicans voting "present" to allow Democrats to pass the bill. That way, the economic damage from tax hikes will be totally owned by Democrats, and...
  • Fined Church Cited Again

    12/12/2012 10:15:23 AM PST · by MA~Bear · 8 replies
    Northeast Columbia Patch ^ | 12/10/2012 | Jessie Gabel
    Police interrupted a church service Sunday morning when neighbors called about noise--again. Just last week Rehoboth United Assemblies Church was fined $700 for noise citations. At that time, church leaders said they would monitor the noise during their worship.
  • A123 Systems Won't Get Rest of Federal Grant if Owned by Chinese Company

    12/12/2012 10:12:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | December 11, 2012 11:24 AM | Tiffany Kaiser
      (Source: inautonews.com) A123 could lose the rest of its $249 million grant We can put this under the "Duh" files: A123 Systems won't receive the remaining amount of its federal grant if Wanxiang Group is approved as the new owner. According to Reuters, which spoke to an unnamed official from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE will cut A123 off from its $249 million grant the company received in 2009. A123 has only used $133 million of the grant so far. The official, who noted that all parties were aware of this consequence during last weekend's auction of A123, said...
  • The GOP: Not a Club for Christians

    12/12/2012 10:07:05 AM PST · by MetaThought · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Jonah Goldberg | Jonah Goldberg
    In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate. President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, family income is higher and poverty is lower among Asian Americans than among non-Latino whites. Entrepreneurship,...
  • The RNC’s Fix-It Committee

    12/12/2012 10:02:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/12 | Jim Geraghty
    Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, spoke to NRO yesterday morning about the committee’s new Growth and Opportunity Project, which is led by a five-member panel that will review the operations and strategies of the RNC and Republican party as a whole. The members of that panel are Sally Bradshaw, a veteran adviser to former Florida governor Jeb Bush; Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President George W. Bush; and three RNC committee members — Zori Fonalledas of Puerto Rico, Henry Barbour of Mississippi, and Glenn McCall of South Carolina.
  • Review of UT Fracking Study Finds Failure to Disclose Conflict of Interest (Updated)

    The long-awaited review of a controversial study on the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” was released today, and it finds numerous errors and flaws with how the study was conducted and released, as well as University of Texas policies for disclosing conflicts of interest. The head author of the study, Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat, has retired in the wake of the controversy, and the head of the Energy Institute that released it, Dr. Raymond Orbach, has resigned as head of the Institute, the University announced today. The original report by UT Austin’s Energy Institute, ‘Fact-Based Regulation for...
  • Dear @SpeakerBoehner, have you heard of The Christmas Strategy?

    12/12/2012 9:56:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    legal insurrection. ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:16am
    I am going to keep repeating The Christmas Strategy until someone in Republican circles listens: I say call his bluff. If a deal which tackles deficits from both revenue and spending can be reached this month, great. If not, pass a 90 day extension of current tax rates and whatever else is needed to postpone the “cliff,” and go home for Christmas to give time for a Grand Bargain which puts Democratic sacred cows on the table. Let Harry Reid refuse to bring it to a vote, and Obama refuse to sign it. Their inaction will be the reason for...
  • Syria Fires Scud Missiles at Insurgents, U.S. Says

    12/12/2012 9:45:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2012 | Mark Landler, Aida Alami, Alan Cowell and Anne Bernard
    Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. The move represents a significant escalation in the fighting, which has already killed more than 40,000 civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict that has threatened to destabilize the Middle East. One American official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing classified information, said that missiles had been fired from the Damascus area at targets in northern Syria. “The total is number is probably north of six now,” said another American official, and that the...
  • Networks Skip Union Violence in MI, Insist Protesters Are Simply 'Voicing Their Anger'

    12/12/2012 9:41:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning ignored the violent assaults by union protesters in Michigan, instead vaguely insisting that picketers were simply "voicing their anger" at the "showdown raging in the heartland."
  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals [Dynamic Book Excerpt]

    12/12/2012 9:36:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    [Sowell's book] challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that...
  • ABC, CBS, NBC Are 'Censoring Footgage' of Union Thug Violence in Lansing

    12/12/2012 9:35:59 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    The pro-union broadcast networks are deliberately censoring footage of thuggish union violence directed at conservatives. If a Tea Partier had physically assaulted a liberal journalist or ripped down a structure occupied by a liberal organization all on video, the footage would be broadcast on an endless loop.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Warns Of "Civil War" As MI Governor Signs "Right-To-Work" Into Law

    12/12/2012 9:28:15 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 83 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11 DEC 12 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Minutes before Michigan Governor Snyder signed the 'Right-To-Work' bill into law... ... Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa appeared on CNN, as seen in the clip below, warning that: "This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war," ...as the bill to weaken unions' power is passed. If Hoffa is right, look for Michigan GDP to soar: after all it is one of the more Keynesian states in the union. Via AP: Michigan Gov. Snyder signs right-to-work bills LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work...
  • Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network

    12/12/2012 9:24:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/12
    NBC Sports talker Bob Costas caught plenty of heat for launching into an anti-gun rant in the wake of the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Last night, Costas waded into the subject once more, but this time he brought up the George Zimmerman case to buttress his points. "What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?" Not so fast. Costas' own network is being sued for shoddy journalism involving Zimmerman's case. That didn't prevent the sportscaster from...
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • Canada tells Syrian opposition it won’t be recognized until it rejects extremism

    12/12/2012 9:08:30 AM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Kathryn Blaze Carlson and Stewart Bell
    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird explained Canada’s preconditions for official recognition at a meeting with representatives of the opposition Syrian National Coalition in Morocco on Tuesday,the official said. “He outlined the importance of rejecting extremism,the inclusion of minorities,and the importance of the role of women in a post-Assad era,” said the official,who did not want to be named. On Wednesday,Mr. Baird will publicly spell out those preconditions during an address before the Friends of the Syrian People meeting —a gathering of more than 100 countries in Morocco’s Marrakesh working to bolster legitimate opposition to the Assad regime.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 12,2012

    12/12/2012 8:47:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
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  • Van Hollen: Boehner would give in to Obama after he wins reelection to speaker

    12/12/2012 8:41:46 AM PST · by NCjim · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2012
    A top Democratic leader Wednesday accused House Speaker John Boehner of stringing out "fiscal cliff" negotiations with President Obama until after he wins his speakership reelection, when he would then cave in to Democratic demands to get a deal done without a majority of House Republican support. "I hope he wouldn't avoid the tough decisions simply to take us into January and after his swearing-in, but I've become increasingly worried that that is exactly what's going on," charged Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen. "I would hope that he would put the interests of getting an agreement before House Republican politics,"...
  • Top 10 facts proving (2012) election was rigged

    12/12/2012 8:32:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Molotov Mitchell
    Exclusive: Molotov Mitchell says 'the computers are taking over!' Molotov Mitchell is president of the award-winning Illuminati Pictures. His specialty is entertainment communications, particularly reaching the "under 40" demographic.
  • Michigan Auto Union Reactions a Harbinger of Things to Come?

    12/12/2012 8:30:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Neil Snyder
    In the early 1980s, Ford and Chrysler were struggling to make ends meet and Chrysler needed a government bailout to keep going. General Motors' predicament in the 1980s wasn't life threatening so it continued along its merry way without making significant changes. I don't remember which automaker it was, but in the early 1980s one of the Big Three asked its union workers in Michigan to take a pay cut so that it could continue to operate. The unions were told that if they didn't accept a pay cut, the firm would move production to Texas. The unions considered the...
  • Union Thugs Assault Steven Crowder in Michigan; Lefties Blame the Victim

    12/12/2012 8:29:14 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Patterico
    A follow-up to JD’s post from this morning. The screenshot actually says it all. Let me translate this for you. Ha! Steven Crowder says he was assaulted! That’s a laugh! Especially when he is provoking “peaceful union people” by talking to them! Video emerges of assault. Um. Er. . . . . HEAVILY EDITED!!!!!!!1!!1!! Talk about adding insult to injury.
  • How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?

    12/12/2012 8:24:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Justin Hohn
    To best understand this spending aspect of the current budget negotiations in Washington, we must answer one crucial question: how much taxation on the top income-earners would be required to fully fund the present level of government spending? To do so, we must first make the unreasonable assumption that the rich will not respond to confiscatory tax rates and hide money from being taxed. This is unreasonable because no scheme of taxation since WW2 has been able to capture more than 21% of GDP. With current spending levels around 23% of GDP, history suggests that no level of taxation we...
  • Media shocked Ground Zero mosqueteers are liars

    12/12/2012 8:19:10 AM PST · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller teaches reporters realities of effort to establish 'victory' facility “It’s all pray and no play,” said the New York Post on Sunday. “The Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero that opened with great fanfare a year ago is now an empty space with no community programs. And while the developers behind Park51 insisted for two years that the project was more than a mosque, it now appears to be just that. Dozens of worshipers gather at the site on Park Place Friday for prayer services – but that’s the only activity in the building.” The New York...
  • Pentagon Asking Congress To Sell Israel 1,725 Bunker Busters

    12/12/2012 7:53:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 27 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Yori Yanover
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that it intends to sell Israel some 6,900 tail kits which can turn "dumb" bombs into satellite-guided "smart bombs," including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets, Bloomberg Business Week reported. Some of the hardened targets one would immediately think about are those underground nuclear plants the Iranian government has been so chatty about this past decade or so. According to BBW, the sale will includes 1,725 all-weather satellite-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM tail kits with BLU-109 bombs, which are 2,000-pound, hard-target penetrators. Bombs delivered this way are among the most...
  • Smoking Pot and Tying the Knot

    12/12/2012 7:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country. Something similar is happening with marijuana, which became legal in Washington last week and in Colorado on Monday. With both pot and gay marriage, familiarity is breeding tolerance. The cases before the Supreme Court deal with popular reactions against gay marriage: the Defense of Marriage...
  • Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women

    12/12/2012 7:34:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Dec 11, 2012
    Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean says Republicans will have to change their philosophy and not just their ground game in order to win in the future. Dean says conservatives can not sell hate of women, gays and immigrants and expect to win elections. VIDEO
  • Total: Oil Production to Peak at 98M Barrels per Day

    12/12/2012 7:20:49 AM PST · by thackney · 27 replies
    Dow Jones via Rig Zone ^ | December 11, 2012 | Geraldine Amiel
    New discoveries and technological advances have increased the oil industry's ability to increase production in recent years, pushing global maximum oil production to 98 million barrels per day for longer than initially expected, Total SA's Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said Tuesday. Global oil production should plateau at that level for some time before dropping as reserves gradually deplete, de Margerie said during a meeting with the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris. Technological constraints led the French oil major to estimate in 2007 that the "peak oil" production rate would be at around 95 million barrels per day,...
  • The $822,000-per-Year Bureaucrat and the Death of California

    12/12/2012 7:12:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Over the years, I’ve shared some outrageous examples of overpaid bureaucrats. The chief bureaucrat of a low-income California city getting almost $800,000 per year.Cops in Oakland getting average compensation of $188,000.A school superintendent in New York raking in more than $500 thousand of annual compensation.A Philadelphia bureaucrat, after working only 2-1/2 years, nailing down a guaranteed pension of $50,000 per year.A New York school bureaucrat simultaneously getting a $225,000 salary and $300,000 pension.California taxpayers being forced to pay a fired bureaucrat $550,000 for unused vacation time.An employee of the New Jersey Turnpike system raking in annual compensation of $320,000. Hopefully...
  • Reward Fund: Let's Donate Funds to REWARD Campaign Cash IF true Conservative is elected.

    12/12/2012 7:12:13 AM PST · by RobaWho · 8 replies
    Self ^ | Rob Cunningham
    Following the lead set by Dana Loesch for raising money to ID the union thug that sucker punched Stephen Crowder, I recommend we create a REWARD FUND to collect donations from conservatives that will be immediately donated to any newly elected CONSERVATIVE Speaker of the House. Imagine IF we placed $100,000 (or more) into an escrow fund, only to be rewarded to any truly Conservative Speaker's PAC, otherwise ALL donated funds would be returned to ORIGINAL contributors. We could consider this new campaign a Christmas present to ourselves.
  • Syrian rebels 'exclusively' America-hating jihadists

    12/12/2012 7:10:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    French report cites fighters from 'Army of Muhammad' While the Obama administration reportedly is moving toward recognizing the recently formed and supposedly “inclusive” Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, recent reports from in and around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo make clear that Syrian rebel forces on the ground consist virtually exclusively of jihadists, including self-avowed veterans of the al-Qaida-led insurgency against American forces in Iraq. Thus, in a report that appeared last week in the French leftist daily Libération, correspondent Jean-Pierre Perrin describes visiting with one of the rebel militias that have infiltrated...
  • UK: Sikh soldier becomes first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham palace in a turban

    12/12/2012 7:05:19 AM PST · by Cronos · 101 replies
    IBN live ^ | 12 12 12 | AP
    <p>London: Britain's Ministry of Defence says a Sikh soldier has become the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace while wearing his traditional turban. Fifty family members were on hand on Tuesday as Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar as he took part in the changing of the guard at the London home of Queen Elizabeth II.</p>