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  • Chris Christie: I’d Be 'Damn' Ready for 2016 Presidential Run

    01/07/2013 12:59:28 PM PST · by BO Stinkss · 123 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | 01/07/2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Chris Christie says he’ll be “more ready’’ if he decides to run for president in 2016. In the most dramatic statement yet about his political future, Christie was emphatic when asked by the Newark Star-Ledger if he will be more prepared to run in 2016 than he was this year. “Yeah, you’re damn right I’d be more ready,’’ the outspoken New Jersey governor said. Christie — running for his second term for governor this November — told the newspaper he hopes to beat his opponent by the biggest margin of any Republican. "I'll consider that a raging success and a...
  • Bank of America Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account, Company Owner Claims

    01/07/2013 12:44:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 7, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman. In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following:“My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms. . . our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review.“After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on...
  • We need your support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread III]

    01/07/2013 12:29:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 415 replies
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  • Obama Supporters Are Shocked, Shocked, I Tell You.... (After realizing taxes have gone up)

    01/07/2013 12:29:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2013 | Selwyn Duke
    My mother always used to say, "Life is the best teacher." Sure is -- and sometimes it smacks you right upside the head. It appears that this has happened with Barack Obama supporters now witnessing their paychecks shrink in the wake of tax increases. And they're none too happy. In fact, they're shocked. Shocked, I tell you. Providing examples of this liberal anger and angst, Joseph Curl writes: "What happened that my Social Security withholding's in my paycheck just went up?" a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. "My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don't...
  • Just 8% Now Say They Are Tea Party Members

    01/07/2013 12:26:49 PM PST · by iowamark · 59 replies
    Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time evenly divided when asked to match the views of the average Tea Party member against those of the average member of Congress. Only eight percent (8%) now say they are members of the Tea Party, down from a high of 24% in April 2010 just after passage of the national health care law. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Half (49%) of voters have...
  • Wells Fargo CEO: Get gov’t out of “the home loan business”

    01/07/2013 12:25:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Lasky
    Policy-wise, this is an oldie but a goodie, I guess, even though we’re still spending tons of money on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae more than four years after the crash. Wells Fargo CEO Robert Kovacevich can't believe that we haven't learned the lesson from 2008 and gotten the government out of the home mortgage industry, and tells CNBC's Squawk Box that the two organizations made that crash exponentially worse than it needed to be: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exacerbated the 2008 mortgage crisis, and that’s why the U.S. government should get out...
  • Binders full of moochers thank Obama for ‘free’ birth control

    01/07/2013 12:23:26 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 7, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Squee! As Twitchy reported, binders full of moochers stopped hoarding birth control when the nefarious pill-stealer Romney lost the election. Now, they are empowering themselves by groveling at the feet of their birth control sugar daddy master.
  • Inconvenient Truths About Al Jazeera (Why did Al Gore sell his outfit to a Terrorist Sympathizer?)

    01/07/2013 12:21:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    <p>Al Gore and his co-investors just sold liberal cable channel Current TV to Al Jazeera, the network bankrolled by the emir of Qatar. How much in carbon offsets does Mr. Gore need to balance his estimated $100 million from the sale to an oil sheik?</p>
  • Group buys ChuckHagel.com to oppose Defense appointment

    01/07/2013 12:07:53 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Chris Moody
    A group critical of President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense on Monday purchased the Web site domain ChuckHagel.com to oppose the former Nebraska senator's nomination. The Emergency Committee for Israel, an advocacy group led by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, is sponsoring the new site and has already produced television ads against Hagel's nomination. The site highlights Hagel's Senate votes on the United States' relationships with Israel and Iran.
  • ART CASHIN: Veteran Traders Have Noticed A Peculiar Pattern During The Final Hours Of Trading

    01/07/2013 11:59:18 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Sam Ro
    ART CASHIN: Veteran Traders Have Noticed A Peculiar Pattern During The Final Hours Of Trading Sam RoJan. 7, 2013, 11:11 AM Stocks have started 2013 on a positive note, closing at a five-year high on Friday. So, are people feeling bullish? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services Director of Floor Operations, is a tad skeptical. He points to some imbalances during end-of-day trading in this morning's "Cashin's Comments": Some On-Close Support For the “New Money” Thesis – As we have noted repeatedly during this New Year’s rally, several of us old fogeys believe most of the fuel for the move...
  • Don't Burn Your Books—Print Is Here to Stay

    01/07/2013 11:56:03 AM PST · by Borges · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/7/13 | NICHOLAS CARR
    Lovers of ink and paper, take heart. Reports of the death of the printed book may be exaggerated. Ever since Amazon introduced its popular Kindle e-reader five years ago, pundits have assumed that the future of book publishing is digital. Opinions about the speed of the shift from page to screen have varied. But the consensus has been that digitization, having had its way with music and photographs and maps, would in due course have its way with books as well. By 2015, one media maven predicted a few years back, traditional books would be gone. Half a decade into...
  • CNN: Media “Overwhelmingly Failed” to Hold GOP Accountable (Video)

    01/07/2013 11:56:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.libertynews.com ^ | january 7, 2013 | Duane Lester
    The amazing thing about this is how they all kept a straight face. Or, do you think they honestly believe this nonsense?
  • Brennan to Be Named CIA Director

    01/07/2013 11:40:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/6/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    One of Brennan's most noticed action in the White House was when he referred to Jerusalem, Israel using the Arabic word al Quds. "And in all my travels, the city I have come to love most is al Quds -- Jerusalem, where three great faiths come together," said Brennan in 2010.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/07/2013 11:27:42 AM PST · by Faith · 21 replies
    January 7, 2013 | Faith
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4: 8
  • Report: Podesta Group Urges Military Contractors to Give Money to Support Hagel (Gangster Gov't)

    01/07/2013 11:25:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP Hagel, however, has friends in Democratic lobbying circles. The powerful Washington D.C. organization known as the Podesta Group is reportedly asking defense contractors for financial support to run ads defending the Hagel nomination. Fox News White House Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry reported on Friday: (2:15 in) "Sources confirm to Fox [that] Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta has been hired by a firm known as the Bipartisan Group to help mobilize support for Hagel. And defense contractors received calls this week urging them to be ready for a Hagel pick as soon as Monday, and asking them for...
  • To Create Boom, GOP Needs to Change Tune

    01/07/2013 11:16:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Marita Noon
    Obama comes out the victor in the messaging battle of the fiscal cliff negotiations. CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette Jr. said: “He is so good at the business of politics that he’s really outmaneuvered them.” How did he do this? According to John Judis in the New Republic, “He campaigned publicly. He framed the issues. He put the Republicans on the defensive in a way that he failed to do during much of his first term.”  Even the far-right Brietbart.com agrees. In a post titled: “GOP drift losing ‘cliff’ message battle,” Mike Flynn argues: “The GOP is doing nothing to educate...
  • Megyn Kelly Challenges Professor Who Wants America to ‘Give Up’ U.S. Constitution

    01/07/2013 11:13:52 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/7/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Many Americans were shocked to learn about Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman’s advocation for the U.S. to abandon the Constitution — the central document that has helped spawn America’s growth and progression for hundreds of years. As previously reported, the constitutional expert recently noted his belief (via an op-ed) that a blind allegiance to the outdated document is perilous. On Friday, he defended his controversial views about some purportedly “evil” provisions in the Constitution in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.
  • Meet Our New Noble, Baron Buffett

    01/07/2013 11:10:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mark Baisley
    Suffering the consequences of hypocrisy is usually reserved for public figures on the political right.  The mere rumors of infidelity dissolved Herman Cain’s presidential nomination viability.  It is easy to recall famous conservatives who have fallen from grace for not living up to a personal standard.  But it is harder to remember the name of a disgraced liberal.  The impeachment of Bill Clinton over a substantiated sexual affair seemed to take no more of a toll on his political capital than if he were a French prime minister. Hypocrisy is simply a matter of common human imperfection.  Most of us who...
  • There's method in Chris Christie's madness

    01/07/2013 11:02:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2013 | Reihan Salam
    (CNN) -- New Jersey, one of the bluest states and where President Barack Obama won 58.3% of the vote in November's presidential election, is poised to re-elect Chris Christie, the state's incumbent Republican governor, this fall. Having been deeply engaged in New Jersey politics since his youth, Christie seems to relish his role as one of the nation's most powerful and prominent governors. Yet many are wondering whether Christie's popularity in the Garden State has come at the expense of his presidential prospects. --snip-- At the same time, Christie's decisions to distance himself from the House GOP and to stand...
  • Repeal Obamacare bill: Michele Bachmann introduces first bill of 113th Congress

    01/07/2013 10:53:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | 01/07/2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    The Minnesota Representative introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, the first bill of the 113th Congress--but it stands almost no chance of passing. Second verse, same as the first, apparently.Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling and former presidential candidate introduced the first House bill of the 113th Congress Thursday.Of course, the bill she introduced was to--you guessed it--repeal Obamacare in its entirety. At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 Even if Bachmann's bill stood a chance of becoming...
  • Obama's Affirmative Action: Tax Increases for Everyone!

    01/07/2013 10:52:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Here we go again folks, the Obama lies continue to flow.  Remember when he said this?  “I can make a firm pledge.  Under my plan no family making under $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.  Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains, not any of your taxes.”  Really.  Then how is it that this week when people got their payroll checks they were a little thinner than they were in 2012?  I’m not talking about the “evil rich”, but the average everyday worker.  With the expiration of the payroll tax cut,...
  • Tax Hikes: You’re Next!

    01/07/2013 10:34:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Dan Holler
    South Carolina’s James Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the House, appeared overwhelmed with joy. He proclaimed: “So here we are on New Year’s night, with the clock running out on the very existence of this Congress, finally considering bipartisan legislation to provide middle class tax cuts, require the wealthiest to, once again, pay their fair share so we can grow the economy, create jobs and protect the most vulnerable in our society.” The twenty-year House veteran appeared convinced that deal crafted less than 24 hours earlier satisfied President Obama’s “fair share” campaign promise. Mr. Clyburn was not alone, though....
  • Marine Schools CNN Anchor on 2nd Amendment! (Video)

    01/07/2013 10:28:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 6, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETF6XFiQe7I
  • Fracking Amazing: US Carbon Emissions in 2012 Will be Lower than in 2007 Due to Fracking

    01/07/2013 10:17:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/07/2013 | Nick Gillsepie
    Instapundit points to this bit of happy news culled from John Hanger, a Democrat who is running for governonr of Pennsylvania, where has been secretary of the state department of the environment and a commissioner of the public utility commission: US energy related carbon emissions in 2012 will fall below 5,300 million tons or down about 12%, compared to the peak emissions of 6,023 million tons in 2007. Through this September, carbon emissions have been down every month in 2012, when compared to each of the first 9 months of 2011 and 2010. No other country matches that record. www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec12_3.pdf/sec12_3.pdf/....
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,January 7-11,2013

    01/07/2013 10:11:03 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | January 7-11,2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Mitch McConnell: The tax revenue issue is “finished, over, completed”

    01/07/2013 10:08:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    We are now officially in "extraordinary measures"-territory, i.e. we've hit our $16.4 trillion debt ceiling but the Treasury Department is using roundabout methods to service the debt until approximately the end of February, and the fiscal cliff fight was only the first of a multi-stage showdown. The debt-ceiling tussle is on par to get even uglier, and I'm not holding out hope that any of the punting and dithering on real reforms will be resolved before the very last minute. Again.The parties are clarifying their second-round starting positions, and as Ed already summarized, the Democrats are looking for even more...
  • Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light (normalizing pedophilia)

    01/07/2013 10:06:13 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 1/2/13 | Hohn Henley
    The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia - and even how much harm it causes In 1976 the National Council for Civil Liberties, the respectable (and responsible) pressure group now known as Liberty, made a submission to parliament's criminal law revision committee. It caused barely a ripple. "Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in with an adult," it read, "result in no identifiable damage … The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage." It is difficult today, after the public firestorm unleashed...
  • Bad news: Paul Krugman won’t take Treasury job

    01/07/2013 10:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, it's bad news for Danny Glover and MoveOn, anyway. They started a grassroots movement to get the New York Times columnist an appointment to Barack Obama's Cabinet in replacement of the departing Tim Geithner. MoveOn even sent a petition request to its large e-mail list, demanding a Paul Krugman nomination: Hollywood actor and liberal activist Danny Glover is trying to send a message to President Barack Obama: “Nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary.”Obama has yet to tap anyone to fill the slot, soon to be left vacant by outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. On Sunday the liberal advocacy group...
  • Live Thread: Clown Occupying White House Nominates Jew Hating RINO to Be Sec Def

    01/07/2013 10:03:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox and other channels | 1/7/13
    Media cult coverage to begin shortly.
  • The Reverse Midas Touch of Government

    01/07/2013 10:03:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Since I’m an out-of-the-closet libertarian, it goes without saying that I’m not favorably disposed to government intervention. As far as I’m concerned, Washington’s an inherently corrupt town filled with people seeking unearned wealth. But even if I didn’t have any underlying philosophical or moral principles, I think I would still favor small government.Why? Because just about everything government does turns into a bloody cluster-you-know-what, so there’s also a utilitarian case for libertarianism.I discuss the reverse Midas touch of government with John Stossel.The theme of Stossel’s show, by the way, was looking at how good intentions lead to bad results. I...
  • Is a Gun Ban, the New ObamaCare?

    01/07/2013 10:02:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama wrecked his first term by ramming through nationalized health care by any means necessary, including cutting dirty deals with industry lobbies and violating the law and the Constitution more ways than you can count while defying the Supreme Court to do something about it. Not only did this lead to a national backlash and the Republican control of Congress, but the controversy and the lawsuits are still dragging on into his second term. And now it looks like it’s about to be deja vu all over again. Just when the Republican Party seemed to be as directionless and confused...
  • HEITKAMP: OBAMA’S EXTREME GUN CONTROL WON’T PASS CONGRESS

    01/07/2013 9:58:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/6/2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    The newly sworn in freshman Democratic senator from North Dakota told George Stephanopoulos on his “This Week” ABC News program that President Barack Obama’s agenda to further restrict gun rights will not pass Congress. “Well, I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration — and if the Washington Post is to be believed — that’s way — way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about–and it’s not going to pass,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who defeated former Republican Rep. Rick Berg by 2,994...
  • Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

    01/07/2013 9:57:47 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    Gazette.com ^ | 1/7/13 | AP
    BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer. Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories. The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.
  • Key to benevolence: Experiencing divine love may be gift that keeps on giving

    01/07/2013 9:55:09 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 4 replies
    Spending quality time with God appears to make benevolent love possible for many Americans, new research indicates. The Godly Love National Survey, led by researchers at the University of Akron and the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, found people who most often reported feeling God’s love were more than twice as likely as the average American to give time to those in need more than once a week. More than four in five respondents said they experience God’s love at least “once in a while;” a similar number said they felt God’s love increasing their compassion for others. The...
  • 'She's as guilty as her rapists': Fury as Indian guru blames victim for vicious gang attack

    01/07/2013 9:42:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/07/2013 | HUGO GYE and SUZANNAH HILLS
    A self-described 'spiritual guru' has sparked outrage in India after saying that the 23-year-old rape victim who died after being assaulted by six men was partly responsible for her own attack. Asaram Bapu said that Jyoti Singh Pandey, whose fate has drawn the sympathy of the world and been treated as a national tragedy within India, was 'as guilty as her rapists'. He added that she should have been more friendly to her attackers if she wanted to preserve her own life. Politicians and web users have reacted with fury to the 71-year-old guru's comments. Asaram Bapu's controversial intervention in...
  • Thuggery: Chicago Teachers Union president jokes about murdering wealthy people

    01/07/2013 9:34:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/7/13 | Michelle Malkin
    Remember Karen Lewis? She’s Chicago thuggery personified. I introduced you to her last September when she spearheaded the abandonment of 350,000 schoolchildren over merit-based pay, teacher evaluations, and a 16 percent pay raise: Derision is her specialty. Her tirades at teachers’ confabs are infamous. Don’t feel sorry for her when she moans about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s bully tactics and trash mouth. Lewis has one of her own. Well, that trash mouth is baaaaack. Intrepid Kyle Olson of EAGNews.com caught Lewis joking about labor leaders who seriously contemplated killing the rich during the “robber baron” era. When Lewis appeared at the...
  • The Fluh

    01/07/2013 9:30:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rich Galen
    I am good about getting my shots. At my advanced age I was supposed to get a pneumonia shot and a shingles shot, so I got them. I also got a flu shot. I didn't get a flu shot in Tanzania or Kenya. I got it at my Doc's office on K Street so I can only assume it was full strength. Next year, I'm going to ask for super strength, because if I don't have the flu, I have a really, really bad cold. I am generally pretty healthy. Other than the occasional cardiac bypass surgery and a minor...
  • Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums -- $3,000+ Higher

    01/07/2013 9:28:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/7/13 | Sally Pipes
    President Obama will deliver a second inaugural address later this month. He’ll no doubt reflect on what he’s done during his first four years in office — and on his signature healthcare law in particular. Let’s reflect with him. During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, the president promised that his health reform plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family” by the end of his first term. Well, that first term is just about up. And health insurance isn’t any cheaper. In fact, it’s more expensive. Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065....
  • Why Michigan Matters

    01/07/2013 9:13:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Watching the reaction of some union members you would have thought a mass murder had occurred in the state of Michigan. But what simply happened was a law was changed that exists in 23 others states and may soon be enacted in others. Right-to-work laws makes sense and it is as clear as the sky on a cloudless summer day. The unions are particularly outraged about the turn of events in Michigan because they had just attempted a power play of their own during the November 6th election. They tried to ensconce in the state constitution their right to...
  • Rifle acumen yields a collegiate hotshot

    01/07/2013 9:12:06 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 5 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Sam Whiting
    Growing up in Kentfield, James Macmillan failed to take to any of the gentlemanly pursuits presented by his father, Hugh. Fencing, sailing, fly fishing all came and went. What captured James Macmillan was the Lee-Enfield locked in the wine cellar. Once he saw that World War II rifle, Macmillan wouldn't let up until he was old enough for the range. Finally, at age 12, he lifted that heavy wooden stock, bolted a round into the chamber and fired. The recoil nearly knocked him over, and by the time he got home, his shoulder was black and blue. He had his...
  • Food Producers Burdened By New 500 Page Regulation

    01/07/2013 9:04:51 AM PST · by TWhiteBear · 18 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:32 PM | David Lester
    ' growers will have a difficult time wading through the 500 pages of proposed rules...the requirements on dealing with irrigation water, however, may be the most problematic. They direct that irrigation water that touches produce "be of safe and sanitary quality." Most water applied on Yakima Valley farms comes from canals fed from rivers. Under the new rules, water that touches produce in the field must be treated if, for any reason, the water may not be safe.
  • Social Security, Ponzi Schemes, and Leprechaun Economics

    01/07/2013 9:04:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    GaryNorth.com ^ | Gary North
    I want to discuss an article. I may be exaggerating, but I regard this article as the most sophisticated exercise in terminal naiveté that I have ever read. It is an intelligent article with respect to the problems that it lays out. It is dealing with the Ponzi scheme economics of the modern world. Certainly, I am in favor of articles that discuss modern government economic policies as Ponzi schemes. I have been doing this for over 45 years, and I see no reason to stop now, especially since we are 45 years closer to the end of the Ponzi...
  • Schools Need to Change to be Safe

    01/07/2013 8:57:32 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 8 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 1/7/13 | Tony Caruso
    We can argue all day about why we have so many evil wackos who decide to kill innocent children, but we’re stuck with them for the present, and pretending they’re not out there is playing a foolish and deadly form of Russian roulette. Yet that is exactly the game gun control advocates insist that we play by mandating that all schools be gun-free zones. So what’s the answer? I’ll answer that by asking a simple question: Why do these shooters head for schools instead of police stations when they want to commit mass murder?
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 7,2013

    01/07/2013 8:56:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 85 replies
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  • The Internet is Eating our Brains.

    01/07/2013 8:49:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    What kind of collective insanity prevails when you have to show a pic ID to buy spray paint or cold medicine, but not to vote to choose government officials? Is citizenship so cheaply regarded? Stopping taggers and garage chemists is more important than the integrity of our elections? Friends, don't spend too much time and energy fussing about proposed repeal of the 22nd Amendment, allowing presidents to serve more than two terms. There are nowhere near the required 38 states to ratify such an amendment. It's probably being floated just to make us run around with our hair on fire.Our...
  • An Update On EffortsTo Prevent Gun Violence (left creating false data tracking for propaganda alert)

    An Update On EffortsTo Prevent Gun Violence. Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:06 a.m. The White House and Democratic lawmakers have vowed to introduce gun control legislation. A month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a panel joins Diane to discuss prospective new actions and whether the momentum for change is slipping.
  • The GOP Political Establishment Fiscal Cliff Sellout

    01/07/2013 8:36:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 78 replies
    Chris Adamo.Com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Chris Adamo
    Apparently Republican career politicians inside the Beltway have a collective death wish. Faced with what they believed to be political impasse, they opted to completely abandon their conservative base and give their full support to the abhorrent and fiscally reckless policies of Barack Obama and the Democrats. Of course Republicans would argue that since Obama won reelection in November, they must acquiesce to his uncontested leadership. Sadly, they give no thought to the possibility that perhaps it is their constant inexcusable capitulation to the liberal establishment which has, more than any other factor, empowered the left as the dominant political...
  • Brennan Head of CIA?

    01/07/2013 8:24:00 AM PST · by Ahithophel · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 6, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Fox News reports that John Brennan is expected to be named the new CIA director, possibly as early as tomorrow [January 7].
  • Spanish Workers Protest Against Health Privatization (Govt had no choice)

    01/07/2013 8:12:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 2 replies
    fool.com ^ | 1/7/13
    Thousands of Spanish medical workers and residents are marching through downtown Madrid to protest against government budget cuts and plans to partly privatize their cherished national health service. The demonstration is the latest of several, described as a "white tide" because of the color of the medical scrubs many protesters wear. The protesters walked Monday behind a large banner saying, "Healthcare is not to be sold, it's to be defended." Healthcare and education are currently administered by Spain's 17 semi-autonomous regions rather than the central government. Madrid proposes selling off the management of six of 20 large public hospitals and...
  • Let illegal immigrants get licenses

    01/07/2013 8:05:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 7, 2013 | Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
    As sheriff of Illinois’ largest county, I am responsible for providing safe roads. We are all safer when every driver is trained, tested, licensed and insured. That is why I support SB957, legislation that requires unlicensed immigrant drivers to obtain Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses. Illinois already offers a Temporary Visitor Driver’s License to immigrants with non-work visas. Immigrants are driving every day. They need to get to work, take their children to school, shop at grocery stores or go to church. The TVDLs are visually distinct with a purple background. They are marked on the front that they are not...