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  • (Playing the Race Card) South African President Says Pet Ownership is Part of 'White Culture'

    12/27/2012 12:24:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, December 27, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>South African President says pet ownership is part of 'white culture'</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's president says a dog should not be man's best friend.</p> <p>President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa, which was dominated by whites until apartheid was dismantled almost two decades ago, The Star newspaper reported Thursday.</p>
  • Berkshire Hathaway sells 2 short-line railroads

    12/27/2012 12:22:30 PM PST · by Western Phil · 11 replies
    Warren Buffett's company has sold two short-line railroads it recently discovered it owned to satisfy regulators who might have reviewed Berkshire Hathaway's 2010 acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. Berkshire told the Transportation Department's Surface Transportation Board earlier this month that it had completed the sale of both short-line railroads ahead of schedule. If Berkshire had reported owning those railroads when it bought BNSF, the Surface Transportation Board would have had to scrutinize the deal. Berkshire first disclosed owning the railroads to the Surface Transportation Board in September. (snip)
  • Michelle Obama: I've done 'pretty well' keeping my opinions private

    12/27/2012 12:15:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    First lady Michelle Obama says she has learned patience by watching her husband and has done "pretty well" at keeping her opinions private. "I have learned from my husband, watching him, that it does require a great deal of patience to really feel the full impact of the work that you do on the ground," she told Barabara Walters in an interview broadcast Wednesday. "It doesn't happen right away." "She has a bigger difficulty biting her tongue," President Obama chimed in. "I think I've done pretty well at that," his wife shot back. "Not bad," he said.
  • The "NO" Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 27-28,2012

    12/27/2012 12:13:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 27-28,2012 | Sean Hannity
    Will be setting up a thread for these two days this week.
  • San Jose, CA light rail among the nation's worst

    12/27/2012 12:00:43 PM PST · by fifedom · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | 12/27/12 | Mike Rosenberg
    there was no grand celebration this month as Silicon Valley marked 25 years of light rail... The near-empty trolleys that often shuttle by at barely faster than jogging speeds serve as a constant reminder that the car is still king in Silicon Valley -- and that the Valley Transportation Authority's trains are among the least successful in the nation by any metric.
  • Guns in schools can save lives - Disarming law abiding citizens left them sitting ducks.

    12/27/2012 11:16:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    USA TODAY | December 25, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Here's the link.
  • UK Considers Banning Kitchen Knives

    12/27/2012 11:16:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 27, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    We joke about it here in the U.S. that maybe the UK should ban kitchen knives since they can be used to kill someone. It looks like the UK may have taken those jokes a little too seriously because theyÂ’ve been considering banning long, pointed kitchen knives for the past several years. Researchers from West Middlesex University Hospital found that crime in their country was on the rise, and that kitchen knives were used in as many as half of all stabbings.At least theyÂ’re being consistent. They thought guns were dangerous, so they banned guns. Now, theyÂ’re acknowledging that knives...
  • Iowa DOT: No Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

    12/27/2012 11:11:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    KCRG.com ^ | Dec 27, 2012 | James Q. Lynch, Reporter
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – After a review of Iowa law, the Iowa Department of Transportation will cease issuing driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants eligible to work in this country under an Obama administration deferred prosecution policy. The department has issued at least one driver’s license and one non-operator’s ID since President Obama announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Obama changed federal policy in June to let certain illegal immigrants apply for a temporary work permit if they were brought to the country as children. However, after reviewing the memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on...
  • ABC’s World News Highlights Walters Wondering How Obamas Get It On

    12/27/2012 11:03:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    ABC News had to wait two weeks to get on air Barbara Walters’ interview with the Obamas -- and then the network’s evening newscast decided to focus on her asking Barack and Michelle Obama about their sex life.
  • MSNBC chief: Chris Matthews a ‘model figure for who we are’

    12/27/2012 11:02:09 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 27, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    “He is sort of the model figure for who we are,” Griffin said. “He doesn’t stick out loving politics and being passionate about politics. It comes across in everything we do … And that’s Chris.”
  • EPA head Jackson to resign post

    12/27/2012 10:59:39 AM PST · by ASOC · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 27 | Susan Walsh/AP
    Jackson set to resign as head of EPA - see link for story
  • Piers Morgan: Hey, let’s amend the Bible

    12/27/2012 10:55:11 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    And not just the Bible, but Piers Morgan wants to amend the Constitution, too. It’s a darn good thing that the CNN host needed work badly enough to emigrate to a place that he finds so disagreeable. What did we ever do without him?
  • No ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal? 44% Blame GOP, 36% Obama

    12/27/2012 10:51:28 AM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    Most voters still want President Obama and Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of big tax hikes and automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to kick in next Tuesday, but fewer than ever think a deal is likely. Voters tend to blame congressional Republicans more than the president for the impasse.
  • Bogus Benghazi Punishments Slammed by Ros-Lehtinen

    12/27/2012 10:49:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/27/12 | IleanaRosLehtinen, Fox
    Congresswomen Lehtinen attacks the administration and State Dept.
  • St. Paul shop caught with smoking gum

    12/27/2012 10:31:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Star Tribune (Minnesota) ^ | December 27, 2012 | PAUL WALSH
    A back-in-the-day soda shop in St. Paul has been busted for selling cigarettes -- made of candy. Lynden's, on Hamline Avenue near Cretin-Derham Hall High School, said a city inspections official came in last week and gave the shop a warning and added that a misdemeanor citation -- with a $500 fine -- would be next if the non-carcinogenic confections continue to be sold. "We got busted [Dec. 19] by the City of St. Paul. Oops," the shop tweeted. Candy cigarettes, bubble gum cigars and bubble gum made to look like chewing tobacco have been among a host of vintage...
  • Marine Vet Burns Mosque to Avenge Soldiers

    12/27/2012 10:23:15 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 110 replies
    Military.com ^ | 12/20/2012 | John Seewer
    "When asked by a federal judge whether he thought all Muslims are terrorists, he answered: "I'd say most of them are." A deal between prosecutors and Linn, 52, calls for him to be sentenced to 20 years next April. He pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging and destroying religious property and two gun-related charges.
  • Prof says Pope should be executed for ‘premeditated mass murder’

    12/27/2012 10:23:01 AM PST · by oliverdarcy · 33 replies
    A professor in Austria accused the Catholic Pope of “premeditated mass murder” in a blog post this year, writing he deserves to be executed for his adherence to the Church’s stance on contraception. Richard Parncutt, who is a professor of systematic musicology at the University of Graz, also suggested in the October post that most of Vatican’s high level advisors ought also to face the death penalty. “[T]he Pope and perhaps some of his closest advisers should be sentenced to death,” he wrote.
  • KYLE BASS: Japan Will Have A Bond Crisis Because It Takes 31 Million Years To Count To 1 Quadrillion

    12/27/2012 10:19:45 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    KYLE BASS: Japan Will Have A Bond Crisis Because It Takes 31 Million Years To Count To 1 Quadrillion Joe WeisenthalDecember 27, 2012There's a video floating around of Kyle Bass reiterating his case that Japan is going to go bust. His first reason: Because Japan has 1 quadrillion yen worth of debt, and it would take you 31 million years to count to one quadrillion.(Click to the site to see the video)
  • The Battle of Athens Tennessee August 02, 1946

    12/27/2012 10:18:11 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 16 replies
    Constitution Source ^ | January 1995 | A.K. Pritchard
    I. Introduction On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government. These Americans had a choice. Their...
  • Rahm's Kids' School Protected by Armed On-Duty Police

    12/27/2012 10:17:49 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Dec 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Breitbart News has confirmed that The University of Chicago Laboratory School, where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sends his children, is protected by an armed, on-duty police officer. University of Chicago Police public information personnel informed Breitbart News that there is at least one armed officer on duty a the school everyday and has been for “several years.” Emanuel blasted NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre after he proposed adding armed officers to schools across the country last week in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. A written statement from Mayor Emanuel said: It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA...