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  • Why So Serious? Is Conservative Despair Justified?

    01/08/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/8/2013 | Andrew Klavan
    So last week, in what was perhaps a moment of madness, I posted a request on my Facebook page: Tell me your political predictions for the year. Among the more restrained answers: “Hyperinflation,” “Civil War,” “financial collapse,” “terribly awful things.” Optimist though I am, I can’t help feeling there’s something to this downhearted consensus. After living through the most peaceful and prosperous half century that any nation has ever experienced in the history of humankind, it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to “fundamentally transform” our success into failure. But we did, and that’s —...
  • Chuck Hagel Is a Choice To Irritate the GOP

    01/08/2013 8:09:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 8, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Never make an enemy by accident," housemaid Anna Bates warned her husband in the third season premiere of "Downton Abbey" Sunday night. That's what the housemaid's mother always told her. If his mother ever gave him the same advice, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel -- now President Barack Obama's pick to serve as secretary of defense -- seems to have ignored it. Biographically, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska and decorated Vietnam War hero makes a great choice. As the president noted, "he'd be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense, one of the few...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 8,2013

    01/08/2013 8:04:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 8,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gérard Depardieu May Have Ruined François Hollande's Presidency

    01/08/2013 8:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rob Wile
    By now you've probably heard Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed Russian citizenship upon Gérard Depardieu as part of the French actor's quest to seek refuge from his country's onerous income taxes. It's a pretty funny situation. But French President Francois Hollande is not laughing. Because after all the fuss, the 75 percent marginal income tax that was the highlight of the new taxes which Depardieu and others were attempting to flee was ultimately vetoed by the country's Constitutional Council. The ruling came on technical grounds, and the government has vowed to resubmit a similar proposal. But the project has...
  • America's Coming Gun War

    01/08/2013 7:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | January 8, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation's Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened. "A line already snaked around the building shortly after the three-day event began at 3 p.m., and the parking lot was jammed" at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., wrote Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post: "With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show." "Obama," he said. "I wouldn't be...
  • Iran strangely cheered by US SecDef nomination

    01/08/2013 7:55:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    That's not speculation, either. CBS News reports this morning that the Foreign Ministry in Tehran believes that the nomination of Chuck Hagel signals "practical changes" in the US approach to Iran --- and they're probably right: Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would improve relations between Tehran and the U.S.Asked about Hagel's nomination, ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Tehran was hopeful that there would be "practical changes" to U.S. foreign policy, and that nations would change their attitude towards the U.S. if it respected...
  • Ten Outrageous Anti-Gun ’Journalists’

    01/08/2013 7:49:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 1/8/13 | :iz Thatcher
    The media agenda against guns is nothing new. But recent mass shootings have encouraged supposedly neutral journalists to push for gun regulation instead of reporting the facts surrounding the tragedies. One thing the media seldom mention is that both the Newtown and Aurora shootings occurred in gun free zones. In the Clackamas Town Center Shooting in Oregon, however, a gunman was stopped when someone with a concealed carry permit intervened. There were only two casualties in this shooting which received little media attention. If this incident was mentioned, the concealed carry part of the story was almost completely ignored. Some...
  • You Cannot Raise Taxes on the Rich

    01/08/2013 7:47:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Thanks to the fiscal-cliff deal and the Obamacare tax, we now have a tax code that is more “progressive” than at any time since Jimmy Carter was president. It will be interesting to see what long-term effect that has on household-income trends. The results may prove counterintuitive. Tax increases on high-income people may be redistributive, but not always in the way intended. That is because we pay taxes individually in the short term, but in the long term we pay taxes collectively: Individuals and firms pass on tax costs to employers and consumers to whatever extent they can, just like...
  • Morsi: I want the US to free the Blind Sheikh

    01/08/2013 7:46:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has settled the constitutional issues facing his country, he can turn his attention to the truly pressing problems of the Arab Spring state. Would that be religious tolerance, economic growth, and the pursuit of peace in the region? Er ... not exactly. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night, Morsi urged Barack Obama to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheikh, currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security federal prison in North Carolina for his involvement in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.Priorities, priorities:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR...
  • Port Orange woman says she killed mom because 'God would make it OK' (got the idea from a TV show)

    Investigators in Volusia County said a woman was high on prescription drugs when she killed her disabled mother on Thursday. Fabian Huntington was found dead inside a home at the Laurelwood subdivision in Port Orange on Saturday afternoon.
  • Local Wendy's cuts employee's hours due to Obamacare costs

    01/08/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rick Moran
    An Omaha-based Wendy's franchisee is cutting all non-management workers' hours to part time in order to avoid paying health insurance to its employees. The cost of Obamacare was cited as the reason: ********* The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small...
  • Wife of Hamas Politician Says Woman’s Role Is to Instill Love of Jihad and Martyrdom in Her Children

    01/08/2013 7:33:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/8/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    A Palestinian woman named Umm Osama, the wife of Hamas Member of Parliament Khalil Al-Hayya, says in a television interview that a woman’s role is to instill a love of jihad and martyrdom in her children. In an interview that was originally broadcast last month, which the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has now translated, Umm Osama said: Women in Palestine play a great role in raising their children and in encouraging them to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah. This is absolutely the most glorious thing a woman can do. Women play their role and are not...
  • Minors could face death penalty if law amended (India)

    01/08/2013 7:25:32 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Jolted by the extreme cruelty unleashed on Nirbhaya by the only juvenile among the six accused in the Delhi gang-rape case, the government may be looking at enhanced punishment for minors — even a waiver of the delinquent's age by six months to a year — keeping in view the severity of the crime. While this review comes too late for the Delhi gang-rape case as it cannot be applied with retrospective effect, the shift is significant because heinousness of the crime committed rather than the exact age of the accused will determine the punishment. If the government...
  • The ethane asylum: Big time ethane rejection in the shale gas world {NGL falling price}

    01/08/2013 7:23:43 AM PST · by thackney · 48 replies
    Oil & Gas Financial Journal ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rusty Braziel
    Ethane in Mont Belvieu posted at 22.5 cnts/gal on Friday, continuing the NGL’s descent into the abyss that started mid-2012. The last time we saw ethane at this level was back in 2002. With natural gas prices hanging in there above $3.00/MMbtu, there is no doubt about it. We are deep into ethane rejection economics. Not just for the Conway market like we had last summer. But wide spread, across the board, knock-out-the-ethane style rejection, unlike anything we’ve seen in the last five years. In fact, this is something new. Impending widespread rejection in the world of shale…a world of...
  • Our Cars’ Weight Problem: How government is making our cars lighter, and more dangerous

    01/08/2013 7:21:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Robert E. Nortonj
    As we emerge from the long holiday season chasing new resolutions, many of us find ourselves focusing on watching our waistlines and taking off some extra pounds. As more Americans are diagnosed as obese, this renewed attention to health and weight can only be seen as a good thing. But America is also struggling with another weight problem — and what you don’t know about it just might kill you. During the first term of the Obama administration, much was made of the bailout of the automotive industry. Common belief to the contrary, the U.S. government came to the rescue...
  • How Romney Could Have Won. A changed system = changed results.

    01/08/2013 7:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    If votes in every state were awarded by congressional district, President-elect Romney would be planning his inauguration right now. According to the Cook Political Report, Mitt Romney won roughly about 52 percent of the congressional districts. Currently, all states except for Maine and Nebraska award electoral votes on a winner-takes-all basis. Long-term, that looks like a worrisome trend for the GOP. Several formerly red strongholds, including Georgia and Arizona, are becoming more Democratic. Still, demographics are not destiny and if Republicans succeed in winning over more Hispanics than they have in recent years, for instance, these states could well remain...
  • Obama's Crony Capitalism (PIMCO Management Now in Bed with the White House)

    01/08/2013 7:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ira Stoll
    On the Friday before Christmas, President Obama announced that he was appointing Mohamed A. El-Erian, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, as the chairman of his Global Development Council. The announcement didn’t get much attention, but it should. It exemplifies what’s wrong with Obama’s approach to economic policy, which amounts to: insult rich people as “fat cats,” raise their taxes, and then choose a favored few of them for special access. If you’re not familiar with El-Erian, you must not be watching CNBC or attending the World Economic Forum at Davos. The son of an Egyptian ambassador to France...
  • Iran hopes Hagel confirmation will bring U.S. policy changes

    01/08/2013 7:12:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    -excerpt- "We hope there will be practical changes in American foreign policy and that Washington becomes respectful of the rights of nations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at his weekly news conference, Iran's IRIB news website reported. He was answering a question about Hagel's views on Israel and U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  • For Sale: NASA Space Shuttle Stuff [BO Abandons Defense Science,Gotta Fund Welfare State, Ya Know!]

    01/08/2013 7:11:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Now that the US space shuttle program is defunct, NASA is leasing and selling some of its facilities and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to private companies and entrepreneurs. Among the items being sold, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles blasted off into space, the Vehicle Assembly Building, the launch control center, a parachute-packing plant, and the world's longest runway, a 15,000 foot (4,572 meter) landing strip. The last shuttle space flight ended in July 2011, when Atlantis landed back on Earth.That shuttle and its sisters, Discovery and Endeavour are now in museums,...
  • India to Western Tech Firms: If You Want To Sell It Here, Build It Here

    01/08/2013 7:11:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/08/2013 | AMOL SHARMA
    NEW DELHI—India has proposed sweeping curbs on the import of technology products ranging from laptops to Wi-Fi devices to computer-network equipment. The proposed regulations, which were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, would create an expansive "Buy India" mandate requiring a large percentage of the high-tech goods sold in the country to be manufactured locally. If implemented, the rules could wreak havoc on the business plans of a wide range of U.S. and other foreign firms, including hardware-makers Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO and Dell DELL Inc.; services companies such as International Business Machines IBM Corp.; and telecom-gear suppliers such as...