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  • Republicans Need to Reach Minorities

    12/17/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    The biggest story of the past election was how President Obama’s team was able to get his interest groups to the polls and how correspondingly the Republicans feel behind on certain interest groups. It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do. To discover what happened one has to look at what the Republicans have been doing and why they failed to attract certain voters. The first and most important point is not that they have failed policies or...
  • Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms

    Gandhi is known around the world as the master of "nonviolence." And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action. Don't believe me? Read his own words... "I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise...
  • Now Hiring: Senate Intern / Registered Sex Offender / Illegal Alien

    12/17/2012 5:07:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/13/2012 | Grady Kerr
    Every politician chanted ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,’ this past election cycle. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was serious. So much so, his NJ office hired a promising 18 year-old intern named Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta. Trouble was, and allegedly much to the Senator’s surprise, Luis turned out to be a registered sex offender. He was also an “undocumented immigrant” (a.k.a. an Illegal Alien) living the American Dream. Luis was arrested on December 6th and may soon be deported back to Peru. Senator Menendez defended his office’s action stating Luis was recommended and vetted by his school for the internship, not the Senators...
  • Beware of Global Slowing

    12/17/2012 5:06:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Here are some thoughts and punches from my Facebook. Feel free to  punch back. Atrocity. Insanity. Utter tragedy. But, before the tragedy whores pounce, consider this: Guns are against the law there already. Why does anyone with a brain think more laws will help? And when more laws don't stop the next monster...then more laws! At some point, the compassionate might think to look beyond the statutory code.If government were as involved in producing bread as it is in delivering health care, we'd have serious cost and shortage problems, and progressive demands for a Single Baker policy.Just paid a traffic...
  • Asian Tigers Maul Obama and TPP – Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

    12/17/2012 4:57:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | December 11, 2012 | Staff
    On November 20, 2012 Asian nations gave President Barack Hussein Obama a finger in the eye. The meeting in Phnom Penn, Cambodia included 15 Asian nations, representing about half the world’s population. These nations informed the world of the creation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. That partnership excludes the United States. Meantime, Obama was in Cambodia selling Western snake oil: A noxious brew created behind closed doors in the bowels of the secretive Obama Administration. Titled grandly, the ‘Trans Pacific Partnership,” or TPP, could have been called Tales of Narnia and would have meant about as much to the...
  • Wishing You Capitalism on Earth

    12/17/2012 4:36:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    We wish each other "peace on earth." Wishing is not enough. We must act on this wish by promoting capitalism on earth. Too many people (including some religious leaders) are promoting the idea that re-distribution of wealth or “social justice” is the best way to foster peace. But Christians and Jews need only read the Old Testament to see that God condemns stealing and envy so much that he gave Moses commandments like: “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and “You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.” And in the New Testament, Christ promoted capitalistic...
  • The Baby Bust Generation

    12/17/2012 4:28:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    FERTILITY IN AMERICA has been declining for years. According to the Pew Research Center, the nation's birth rate hit an all-time low in 2011 – just 63 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. It was almost twice as high – 123 births per 1,000 women – at the peak of the Baby Boom in 1957. As babies and children disappear from a society, what takes their place? One answer, as journalist Jonathan V. Last observes in a forthcoming book, "What to Expect When No One's Expecting," is pets. In surveys taken from the 1940s to the 1980s, fewer...
  • Japan: Magnitude 10 temblor could happen: study (once in 10K years)

    12/17/2012 4:10:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2012
    Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 Magnitude 10 temblor could happen: study Kyodo It is theoretically possible that the world could see a quake with a magnitude of around 10, a researcher at Tohoku University told the government's Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction, Japan. /snip A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting while the shaking was still going on, according to the research. Tsunami would continue for several days, causing damage to several Pacific Rim nations.
  • While Feds Dawdle, States Tackle Fiscal Problems

    12/17/2012 4:01:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation's unsustainable entitlement programs -- Social Security and Medicare. But out in the states, politicians of both parties aren't averting their gaze from impending fiscal crises. They are working to change policies that put state governments on an unsustainable trajectory. The most obvious example was the passage of a right-to-work law last week in Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union. This was retaliation for a failed power grab by both the UAW and public sector unions -- Proposition 2, which would have...
  • Some final thoughts on the gun issue

    12/17/2012 3:58:33 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 21 replies
    self | 12/17/12 | self
    We're ( The U.S.) going in the direction of Europa in every other facet of our existence. This is most definitely the next step and those of us responsible gun owners that revolt or even balk will be the lunatics in grave need of sensitivity training, intense scrutiny, and re-education at the VERY least. I wonder what type of psychotropic drugs this guy was on. You DO realize that there is a very small percent of all of the shootings of this type in which the perpetrators were NOT under the care of a mental healthcare provider. I say re-direct...
  • They Never Say "Tax the Successful"

    12/17/2012 3:55:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Comedian Adam Carolla has never been one to censor what comes out of his mouth. The gift of gab took him from humble beginnings in economically destitute North Hollywood to dizzying heights inthe entertainment industry, where he could afford to move a few miles away. It's a story of hard work and success that comes through in his recent book Not Taco Bell Material, a chaotic tour that takes readers from Carolla's early years to how he finally found his calling - and his success. Carolla's disdain for the politically-correct culture of sensitivity has made him an unlikely but powerful...
  • N. Korea: Who Is the Mystery Man Next to Kim Jong-un?

    12/17/2012 3:51:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Dec. 17, 2012
    Who Is the Mystery Man Next to Kim Jong-un? A mystery man was spotted next to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a ceremony on Sunday marking the first anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il's death. The man, dressed in a suit and tie, occupied a place close to the leader reserved for the No. 1 military official, and South Korean intelligence are trying to find out who he is. Since Kim Jong-un seems lately more concerned about his personal safety, the man may just be a body guard, an intelligence official here said. An unidentified man (marked) stands next...
  • Dukakis seen as possible Senate replacement if Kerry tapped for State

    12/17/2012 3:48:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Dukakis seen as possible Senate replacement if Kerry tapped for State By Alexander Bolton - 12/17/12 05:25 AM ET Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, may be headed back to the political spotlight as he’s considered a likely interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). President Obama is set to tap Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, according to media reports. This means Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) needs to find someone to fill Kerry’s seat until a special election can be held in the late spring or early summer. Dukakis, who is...
  • THE ONLY HOPE (Sarah Palin on the Newtown, Connecticut shootings)

    12/17/2012 2:33:24 AM PST · by Bratch · 59 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12-17-2012 | Sarah Palin
    Unspeakable evil slammed America in the beautiful little town of Newtown, Connecticut, just days ago. No words can express the collective shock and sorrow shared by Americans who know the murder of innocent children is the most horrendous crime imaginable. The Connecticut state motto, “Qui transtulit sustinet,” promises that only God can sustain us. Though still insufficient and unfulfilling for the grieving families of these beautiful babies in the Lord's arms now, perhaps those words are all the inconsolable loved ones can hold on to at this time. May God show His sustaining love to them right now. Please Lord....
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 17, 2012

    12/17/2012 2:19:12 AM PST · by sneakers · 5 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/
  • MPs and Peers launch gay marriage rebellion, saying Cameron has “no mandate” (UK)

    12/17/2012 1:05:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 16 Dec 2012 | John Bingham
    The scale of rebellion David Cameron faces over same-sex marriage is made clear as dozens of MPs and peers signed up to a new cross-party alliance publicly pledging to resist the move. Almost 60 members of the Commons and Lords have signed a letter to The Daily Telegraph accusing the Coalition of acting without a mandate. In a strongly-worded statement, they pour scorn on the Government’s consultation process, which they say is mired in doubts over its legitimacy. And they accuse the Coalition of “plowing on regardless” in the face of what they describe as an “overwhelming public response” of...
  • Syria bombs Palestinian refugee camp

    12/17/2012 1:02:09 AM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Daily News and Analysis ^ | 17.12.2012 | DNA
    Syrian jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Sunday as the regime tried to stop rebels winning more territory in the government heartland. Activists and local residents said at least eight people were killed when air strikes hit a mosque in the camp that was being used as a makeshift shelter for more than 600 people who had escaped heavy fighting in neighbouring districts. The attack came hours after Syrian rebels made advances into the camp, a poor area inhabited by many of the estimated 500,000 Palestinians living in Syria. The fighting in the camp has split residents...
  • France and the Prospects for Military Intervention in Mali

    12/17/2012 12:53:25 AM PST · by bruinbirdman
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 12/14/2012 | Pascale Combelles Siegel
    The rise of local Islamists in Ansar al-Din and their alliance with AQIM and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) in northern Mali has only heightened Paris’ concerns, for the control of two-thirds of Mali by AQIM and like-minded Islamist groups is unacceptable. Officials in Paris foresee a risk that the region might turn into a “Sahelistan” where Salafi-Jihadist groups set up training camps and plot attacks on Western targets in Africa or Europe (Le Monde [Paris], August 4). French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves le Drian recently declared: “In Mali, it is our own security that...
  • (Walid) Phares: Egypt on Verge of Becoming a “Totalitarian Islamist State”

    12/17/2012 12:16:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 05:02 PM | Paul Scicchitano
    Middle East expert Walid Phares says this weekend’s vote on a new Egyptian constitution is part of a broader strategy by President Mohammed Morsi to transform the country into a “totalitarian Islamist state” like Iran. “They forced the referendum on Egyptians without judges, monitors, and under the pressure of their street militias,” explained Phares, an advisor to the anti-Terrorism Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives, said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax. “That’s what the forces of civil society are seeing today. Egypt is divided between the Islamists and the rest of the country.” …
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...