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  • How ObamaCare Stole Christmas

    12/19/2012 6:31:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Matthew Bowman
    In the weeks before Christmas, many Christians read about John the Baptist in the Gospel of Luke. They see that ordinary people came asking John if it was possible for them, too, to prepare the way for the Lord. Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” Soldiers came as well, asking, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be...
  • Republicans put squeeze on Obama in "fiscal cliff" talks

    12/19/2012 6:30:29 AM PST · by crosshairs · 39 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/19/12 | Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustrated by their inability to wring more "fiscal cliff" concessions out of President Barack Obama, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced Tuesday night that they expect to pass their own tax bill as a backup plan to avert the tax hikes and automatic budget cuts set to occur in January. No one expects the bill, which would extend low tax rates except on income of $1 million and above, to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate. President Barack Obama's latest position puts the threshold for income tax hikes at $400,000. While the move, called "Plan B" by...
  • Treasury to Sell G.M. Stake Within 15 Months

    12/19/2012 6:30:10 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 19, 2012 | By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    The Treasury Department said on Wednesday that it planned to sell off its entire stake in General Motors within 15 months, eliminating another reminder of the bailouts precipitated by the financial crash of 2008. The news comes a week after the Obama administration completely sold off its entire stake in the American International Group, one of the most controversial rescues of the market crisis. According to a plan outlined on Wednesday, the Treasury Department will sell a little less than half of its stake, or 200 million shares, back to General Motors for $5.5 billion by year end. The purchase...
  • Watch: “The Global Food Crisis You Need To Prepare For Is Now Imminent”

    12/19/2012 6:24:05 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-19-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Watch: “The Global Food Crisis You Need To Prepare For Is Now Imminent” Mac Slavo December 19th, 2012 Grocery stores may still be stocked with food and most Americans are still able to keep their family’s fed, but with 50 million Americans requiring government assistance to do so and prices on a seemingly never ending rise, how long will it be before the situation becomes unmanageable? The global food crisis you need to prepare for is now imminent. For the past six years the world has consumed more food than it has produced. As a result, global food reserves are...
  • Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP

    12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 118 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/12 | Roger Kimball
    Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84. Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Borks in Maine where they had taken a summer house off Somes Sound. I cannot count the times that total strangers would approach us at a lobster shack or park asking to shake the Judge’s hand and to assure him of their admiration and support. Bork’s celebrity was only partly conferred upon him by...
  • On gun control, look to Biden

    12/19/2012 6:18:06 AM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza,
    Editor's note: Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza served as deputy national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 election. (CNN) -- President Obama's poignant speech at Sunday's interfaith vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, set the tone for our mourning. Now, America's path forward will be decided out of the spotlight. The question of whether the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School will linger only in memory or be memorialized by an enduring shift in gun policy can only be answered by the legislature. Incoming Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Diane Feinstein has announced she will introduce an enhanced assault weapons ban on...
  • Occupy Movement Says ‘Violence Will Be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals’

    12/19/2012 6:07:33 AM PST · by combat_boots · 63 replies
    PJM ^ | Oct 11, 2011
    Citizen journalist Ringo captured this speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles camp a few days ago letting the cat out of the bag: After dismissing nonviolence as a dead end, he admits that for the Occupiers to achieve their goals, violence and bloodshed will be necessary: (video) Here’s a transcript, starting at 32 seconds into the video: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution. Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor...
  • GUNDLACH: 'The Real Killer Will Be The Next Recession, And There Will Be One'

    12/19/2012 6:06:07 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-19-2012 | Sam Ro
    GUNDLACH: 'The Real Killer Will Be The Next Recession, And There Will Be One' Sam RoDec. 18, 2012, 5:37 PM Bond god Jeff Gundlach was on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle. Among other things, Gundlach is concerned about the prospect of another recession, which he thinks will happen thanks to spending cuts and tax hikes. We got out of the last recession thanks to the government racking up debt. The next time around, Gundlach thinks that type of fiscal policy won't be tolerated. Here's Gundlach: The real killer is going to be the next recession....
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed(We need any more proof this is a BAD idea?)

    12/19/2012 6:02:46 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/19/12 | B Darby
    The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.” In an apparent effort to restrict information to their populace, the Chinese government wrote of...
  • 2012 Year in Review: Puck Daddy’s 10 most memorable hockey images of 2012

    12/19/2012 5:58:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 Dec 2012 | Greg Wyshynski
    Through New Year's Eve, your friends at Puck Daddy fondly recall the Year in Hockey for 2012, such as it wasn't. The NHL All-Star Game's Breakaway Challenge competition has become the League's home for prop comedy, and Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane didn't disappoint. With Eminem's "Superman" playing over the ScotiaBank Place speakers, Kane put on a cape and Clark Kent glasses (in complete violation of the character's rules, mind you) during one of his shootout attempts — a concept he came up with 24 hours before the event in Ottawa. Yet when it comes to the Top 10 most...
  • Chuck Hagel as a 'Teachable Moment'

    12/19/2012 5:58:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Frank Gaffney
    The conventional wisdom is that Barack Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State. Had he done so, the President would have provided his critics a high-profile platform for exposing and critiquing his administration's conduct with respect to Benghazigate and the larger, dangerous practice of "engaging" Islamists, of which it was a particularly dismal example. Yet, President Obama is reportedly intent on creating what may prove to be a similar "teachable moment" by nominating former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Sen. Hagel...
  • A priest and a rabbi walked into a gun shop

    12/19/2012 5:55:18 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    legalinsurrection.com/ ^ | 12-19-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    If this didn’t come from long-time correspondent, photographer, reporter, bumper sticker aficionado, and music impresario Danelle, I wouldn’t believe it. Made a quick stop at my favorite firearms shop today just to see what was in stock. The store was fully staffed, with a help wanted sign on the door.Every salesman, the owner, his wife and all 4 of his children were waiting on customers. The place was packed. Sure enough, they had a great price on a 9mm that I had been considering acquiring. As has been reported, the Federal Background Check system is severely stressed in the last...
  • Time Warner Cable to Drop Ovation

    12/19/2012 5:49:44 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 12/18/12 | Kent Gibbons
    Ovation, the arts-culture cable channel that's enjoyed a distribution surge the last several years, said Tuesday it expects to be dropped by Time Warner Cable on Dec. 31, potentially losing about 7 million subscribers and the key markets of New York City and Los Angeles. The independently owned network, reaching 51 million homes via cable, satellite and telco providers, went public about the expected drop in hopes of gaining support from viewers and arts organizations that would persuade Time Warner Cable to rethink the decision. “If Time Warner Cable proceeds then, in 2013, its customers who love the arts will...
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed

    12/19/2012 5:46:41 AM PST · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | UNK
    (Breitbart) – The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. SPECIAL: “Do NOT let the government take our guns!’ Protect Your Gun Rights! The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.”...
  • More thoughts on "Gun Control"

    12/19/2012 5:34:54 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 10 replies
    self | 12/19/12 | self
    Most people would agree: ours is a nation deeply divided; probably no more bitterly divisive issue than firearms and gun rights. The Declaration of Independence says “…that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men…” Governments are actually supposed to protect and enhance a person’s rights, not take away rights from citizens or make the exercise of that right more difficult. Isn’t this the land of the free and the home of the brave? The gun owner who says “My firearm has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy’s car” is correct! If an alien were to land in America,...
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day 2012! Impeachment is Forever!

    12/19/2012 5:33:26 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Kristinn
    It's been 14 years since President Bill Clinton was impeached. Free Republic played a key role.On October 31, 1998, Free Republic held the first online-organized national protest to call for Clinton's impeachment and removal from office. The rally was broadcast live on C-SPAN for over four hours. Speakers included a who's who of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.The rally can be viewed in its entirety online at C-SPANAs the Senate trial drew to a close in Feburary 1999, FReepers came together online to design and fund a full page ad in the Washington Times urging the Senate to do its...
  • Flash Suppressors Do Not Kill People

    12/19/2012 5:32:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    "These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence. After the massacre, press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know for sure that an "assault weapon" ban...
  • PAUL: Rep. Tim Scott right pick for Senate

    12/19/2012 5:22:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 19 December 2012 | Sen. Rand Paul
    I’m excited that I will have the opportunity to work with Rep. Tim Scott in the U.S. Senate. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made a fine selection in choosing Mr. Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative champion and my friend. As he’s not only the first black senator from his state but the first from the South since the 19th century, Mr. Scott’s arrival will be a milestone for South Carolina and the nation. It also will be a milestone for the U.S. Senate, as Mr. Scott becomes the seventh black to serve in that body —...
  • ND drill rig activity lowest in 18 months

    12/19/2012 5:19:50 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Associated Press
    The number of rigs drilling for oil in North Dakota is at the lowest level in a year and a half. The State Department of Mineral Resources reports that just more than 180 rigs were drilling this week... 218 rigs were drilling in western North Dakota’s oil patch in late May...
  • 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President

    12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST · by John W · 98 replies
    time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer
    Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.