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  • Policy ace Michele Flournoy could be first female Defense chief

    01/04/2013 3:53:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 4, 2013 | Shashank Bengali & Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON — It's a long way from playing volleyball at Beverly Hills High School to being the most powerful woman in Washington, but Michele Flournoy could cap such a remarkable journey if President Obama selects her as Defense secretary. Flournoy, little known outside the world of military policy, is on the shortlist to lead the Pentagon in Obama's second term. She would be the first woman in that role. An inveterate policy wonk who first worked in the Pentagon under President Clinton and later co-founded a respected think tank, Flournoy, 52, has spent two decades climbing to the top of...
  • Clifftastrophe: How the GOP Raised Taxes and Fed Obama’s Spending Addiction

    01/04/2013 3:46:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Crystal Wright
    Republicans in Congress screwed up big time in voting for President Barack Obama’s tax hike on Americans. All in the name of letting Obama “have his way” in sticking it to the rich, the deal to avert the country’s cliff dive doesn’t do anything but stall the country’s fall for another two months. Republicans, yes, REPUBLICANS, voted for the first time since 1991 to raise taxes on Americans, a lot of taxes and postponed dealing with the $1.2 trillion sequester, cuts to government spending, until February 2013. There are no government cuts in this bill, making it nothing more than...
  • Multiple reports: Obama to nominate Hagel for defense secretary next week for some reason

    01/04/2013 3:33:32 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | Allahpundit
    The White House insists no decision has been made but The Cable, NBC, Fox News, and the Daily Beast all have sources whispering that an announcement is likely to come early next week. Trial balloon to see how Senate Democrats react?
  • Are We Becoming European?

    01/04/2013 3:29:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Following the fiscal cliff melodrama, Senator Richard Shelby appeared on television to declare that we are becoming European. "We're always wanting to spend and promise and spend and borrow but not cut. We've got to get real about this. We're headed down the road that Europe's already on." There's no "heading" about it. We're there. Prof. John J. DiIulio, writing in "National Affairs", outlined the true size of American government. When state and local government expenditures are added to federal outlays, government spending as a share of GDP easily competes with European nations. In fact, per-capita government spending in the...
  • The United States Of Delusion

    01/04/2013 3:25:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge/ Of Two Minds ^ | 04 January 2012 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The irony is that clinging to delusion rather than face the necessity of deep cuts in borrow-and-squander budgets will lead to the involuntary reset of the entire system, depriving every vested interest of their share of the swag. We are living in the United States of Delusion. The delusion has four key sources: 1. We can borrow-print-and-spend our way to prosperity when debt and fiscal/monetary stimulus are yielding ever more marginal returns: The Dangerous Blindspots of Clueless Keynesians (January 2, 2013) The Keynesian model is a Cargo Cult, mired in a distant, romanticized past where Central Planning, intervention and manipulation...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

    01/04/2013 3:18:18 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 44 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A portrait of Robert E. Lee adorns the Georgia State Capitol where the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their first Lee birthday celebration in 1988.
  • EPA’s illegal human experiments could break Nuremberg Code

    01/04/2013 3:17:56 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | Steve Milloy
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says no law empowers any judge to stop it from conducting illegal scientific experiments on seniors, children and the sick. That astounding assertion will be tested Friday, when a federal district court in Alexandria decides whether it has jurisdiction to hear claims made by the American Tradition Institute that EPA researchers are exposing unwary and genetically susceptible senior citizens to air pollutants the agency says can cause a variety of serious cardiac and respiratory problems, including sudden death. Although the lawsuit only addresses ongoing, purportedly illegal experimentation being carried out at an EPA laboratory...
  • ATF head, D.C. police chief challenged on selective magazine ban enforcement

    01/04/2013 3:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/4/13 | David Codrea
    B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Cathy Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., are being challenged on selective enforcement of the District’s ban on so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” for semi-automatic firearms. This column will serve as a follow-up to an earlier request asking who authorized violation of the ban, after NBC’s David Gregory produced a magazine during his Dec. 23 “Meet the Press” interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre. That request was documented by Gun Rights Examiner and sent to the respective...
  • Shocking tape of Ohio teens bragging about gang rape

    01/04/2013 2:22:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com ^ | january 4, 2012
    On radio today, Glenn reacted to the shocking video of some Ohio teens who taped themselves joking about gang raping a young female classmate. ItÂ’s another sad illustration of how morally depraved society is truly becoming. Glenn talks about the problem and how to solve it on radio today. TheBlaze explained: Last month, the New York Times published a detailed report on an alleged gang rape in the small Ohio football town of Steubenville. Two Steubenville football players, Trent Mays and MaÂ’lik Richmond were arrested on Aug. 22 in connection with the alleged rape, Deadspin previously reported. Months later, exactly...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Friday, January-4-2013

    01/04/2013 2:21:14 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 19 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Criminals to Journal News: Thanks For the Gun Map

    01/04/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 1/3/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Former criminals have one thing to say about the Journal News posting a detailed map of gun owners in New York State: criminals are thanking you for the help. Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade. The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot...
  • As Calif. gun sales go up, number of gun-casualties goes down

    01/04/2013 2:15:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBS News) ^ | January 3, 2013 7:20 PM | ByBen Tracy
    LOS ANGELES - Gun sales in California are booming. More than 600,000 were sold in 2011. However by last year, sales had jumped to 817,000. That's an increase of 36 percent. But we noticed the number of people wounded by gunfire is dropping. Business has been hectic for Aristotle Rogel, who works at a gun store in Burbank, California. Walk-in business is up 20 percent this month. Many customers are buying more than one gun. Asked if his customers are buying now because they are afraid they won't be able to buy later if there are new gun laws, Rogel...
  • The Cause of America’s Declining Birthrate

    01/04/2013 2:14:20 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    The birthrate in the United States has fallen to record lows, according to a new study published by the Pew Research Center. What’s more, the report says the most dramatic drop has been among foreign-born Hispanic women.We have been content for some time that the U.S.-born Caucasian birth rate was below replacement but that the Hispanics had been making up for it by having births higher than replacement, and that this made us unique in the industrialized west.Pew reports, “The overall U.S. birthrate, which is the annual number of births per 1,000 women in the prime childbearing ages of 15-44,...
  • Boston Mayor Says [Biden] Guaranteed...Obama Will Pass Major Gun Control Reform by End of January

    01/04/2013 2:06:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/3/12
    Vice President Joe Biden “guaranteed” that President Barack Obama will pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of January, according to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “He said, ‘Tommy, I guarantee you, we’ll get it done by the end of January,’” Menino reportedly said at City Hall on Thursday. “They’re going to get it done.” Menino, a leading gun control advocate, has been recovering from a myriad of health issues over the last two months, but said Biden has called him a number of times while he was in the hospital. One of the calls came after the Newtown,...
  • 'JustMyImagination', a NEW RED STATE, what name, place,,Hybrid Status ala PuertoRico?

    01/04/2013 2:02:21 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 11 replies
    Friday, the day named for Venus! | Floyd A. Logan
    Let us exert our capacity to perceive what is or is not possible. Let us suspend all disbelief for one flickering, scintillating, inconsequential moment. Just imagine, my fellow conservatives and traditionalists, just imagine, that we somehow do pull it off, this distant sparkle of a notion being secession from the United States and creation of a new land. Imagine, if you will, that somehow,before the next fifteen years has passed, we are able to create a new state within this grand and fruitful plain, a virtual Picture In a Picture. Yes!, we have created a new land, within the United...
  • Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer

    01/04/2013 1:52:50 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jana Winter
    Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade. The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them. “That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T....
  • Chief Rabbis of Israel say, 'Killing fetuses is murder'

    01/04/2013 1:37:22 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 3, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Israeli Chief Rabbis Yona Metzger, left, and Shlomo Amar. The Jewish Press JERUSALEM, January 3, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Israel’s two chief rabbis have again issued a letter to all synagogue and community rabbis urging them to condemn abortion and to support the work of Efrat, the country’s pro-life organization. In stronger language than they have used in their previous messages, Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger and Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Amar called the killing of the child in the womb “murder.” “As in past,” the letter reads, “we call on all rabbis in Israel” to “raise in...
  • Will this be the year that Israel goes to war with Iran?

    01/04/2013 1:29:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2013 | By Daniel Serwer
    Israel did not bomb Iran last year. Why should it happen this year? Because it did not happen last year. The Iranians are proceeding apace with their nuclear program. The Americans are determined to stop them. Sanctions are biting, but the diplomatic process produced nothing visible in 2012. Knowledgeable observers believe there is no “zone of possible agreement.” Both the United States and Iran may believe that they have viable alternatives to a negotiated agreement. ---------------------snip----------------------- Why would it (Iran) not also seek nuclear weapons, which would make it immune (or so many in the Iranian regime seem to think)...
  • Philippines shootings illustrate worldwide gun violence problem

    01/04/2013 1:16:46 PM PST · by apillar · 17 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/4/2013 | Jeff Stacklin
    A shooting rampage that left a pregnant woman, her 3-year-old daughter, and seven others dead on Friday near the capital of the Philippines illustrates that the United States isn’t the only nation facing problems with gun violence. The alleged gunman had been on an alcohol and methamphetamine binge for the past week and had just returned home “because of a marital problem,” reports the Associated Press. The shooting spree began in a neighborhood outside Manila. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.... Illegal gun ownership and gun trade in the Philippines are also problems. Filipinos are required by...
  • O'Malley's thuggish side

    01/04/2013 1:13:53 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug. The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement... during his many appearances on national cable TV news during election season as President Barack Obama's surrogate. But the man who says that we should celebrate diversity cannot tolerate those who oppose his political viewpoints. Here are three examples from the past year...