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  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,WTIC AM,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,January 28-February 1,2013

    01/28/2013 6:17:06 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 28-February 1,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Don’t Trust Economists, Part II

    01/28/2013 6:14:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back in 2010, I shared a remarkable graph comparing the predictions of economists to what actually happened. Not surprisingly, the two lines don’t exactly overlap, which explains the old joke that economists have correctly predicted nine of the last five recessions.It’s not that economists are totally useless. It’s just that they don’t do a very good job when they venture into the filed of macroeconomics, as Russ Roberts succinctly explained. And they look especially foolish when they try to engage in forecasting.But at least economists sometimes can be entertaining, though usually in the laughing-at-you rather than laughing-with-you way.Consider, for instance,...
  • Beyonce has yet to apologize to Chuck Schumer for lip-syncing at inauguration

    01/28/2013 6:10:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and TODD VENEZIA
    Her phony warbling made Chuck Schumer look like a fool — but she hasn’t apologized to him for it. The New York senator angrily admitted yesterday that the pop queen has not called him to say sorry after she turned last week’s inaugural bash into an unexpected Milli Vanilli concert by lip-syncing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I have not heard from her before, during or after,” a testy Schumer told The Post after he was asked if Beyoncé had called him to give a musical mea culpa. “She did not talk to me at all. I didn’t say any words to...
  • Do background checks on guns really work? Critics AND supporters say ‘No’

    01/28/2013 6:04:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Staff
    Both supporters and critics of the federal background check system for gun buyers say the system is flawed. Supporters argue the system is filled with holes and impeded by a lack of cooperation from state governments, while critics warn that even if the system were perfected it would in no way reduce gun violence. Now politicians and those with a stake in the outcome are looking for ways to improve the vetting process for Americans who want to purchase firearms.
  • Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration (Amnesty bill written by RINO Hatch)

    01/28/2013 6:03:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/13 | JULIA PRESTON
    A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire. -snip- “We on the Democratic side have said that we are flexible and we want to get a bill,” Mr. Schumer told reporters in New York on Sunday. “But there’s a bottom line, and that’s a path to citizenship for the 11 or so million people who qualify. We’ve...
  • The Most Important Amendment

    01/28/2013 5:59:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Rich Galen
    We all know the term "The Bill of Rights" which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution although few of us (including me) could name them. Hint: None of them start "Thou shalt not …" Rather they tend to start "The Government (or Congress) shalt not …" Keep that in mind. The First Amendment is a catch-all of rights upon which the Congress may not trample: It protects an individual's freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and to petition the government. The American press corps is...
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Second Term and Hillary Clinton's Exit From State [Worship]

    01/28/2013 5:56:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/25/13
    JEFFREY BROWN: All right, the week began with the inauguration. We all talked on Monday. It ends with the White House appointment of a new chief of staff, Mark. What does the new team, what does the language you heard this week tell you about the president that Barack Obama wants to be? MARK SHIELDS: I think, like all re-elected presidents, he sees a mandate, an expanded vision of a mandate from the electoral victory. But he realizes time is short. And I think he is not showing the same level of patience with the Congress that he showed in...
  • Updated Gun Grabber's (National) Legislation Compendium

    01/28/2013 5:46:40 AM PST · by grobdriver · 15 replies
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • 60 Minutes Viewers Blast Swoon Journalist Kroft Lovefest Interview of Obama and Hillary

    01/28/2013 5:42:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    So who has cuter dimples? Swoon Journalist Steve Kroft or Mario Lopez? It's a reasonable question to ask because the Extra host's interviews of celebs like Angelina and Brad couldn't have been anymore of a puff piece than Kroft's starry-eyed interview of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday's 60 Minutes. A half hour of softballs were gently served up by Kroft who acted as if he were overjoyed to just bask in the glow of his interviewees who ate up almost all the time praising each other. Oh, there was the obligatory question that Kroft was...
  • Chris Brown Reportedly Fights Frank Ocean, Is Still the Worst [Homosexual hurt by hip hop hero]

    01/28/2013 5:34:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/28/13 | Marlow Stern
    ... Brown, 23, is alleged to have been involved inan “all-out brawl” withcrooner FrankOcean and his crew Sundaynight, according to TMZ. The tworeportedly were at Westlake Studio in Los Angeles when the melee occurred. Reports are still hazy, but witnesses told police the fight was over a parking space, according to the AP. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the “altercation allegedlyled to Chris Brown punching the victim,”who remains to be identified. Sheriff’s officials are still investigating the case and said theywill contact Brown later. Brown was exposedto the horrors of domestic violence at a veryyoung age. Following his...
  • ABC, FBI, Menendez camp tight-lipped about senator’s brewing underage prostitution scandal

    01/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | David Martosko
    Days after documents surfaced that suggested New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez paid for sexual favors in the Dominican Republic — including some from girls as young as 16 — few in Washington are offering new clues about what appears to be an ongoing federal investigation. The documents included emails between FBI Special Agent Regino Chavez and a Dominican source. In one email, Chavez told the source that “we have been able to confirm most of” the information he had provided about Menendez and the prostitutes. “We know that you are providing accurate information.” ABC News chief global affairs correspondent...
  • CBS's Charles Osgood: 'Is Constitution Truly Worthy of Reverence in Which Most Americans Hold It?'

    01/28/2013 5:25:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 81 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Imagine you're getting ready to head to church one fine Sunday morning and on your television you hear a man say, "Let's give up on the Constitution." Such actually happened when CBS News Sunday Morning aired a rather inflammatory commentary by a Georgetown University law professor teased by host Charles Osgood asking, "Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video) **** CHARLES OSGOOD, HOST: Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Lewis Michael...
  • Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

    01/28/2013 5:24:58 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy. In Pennsylvania alone, royalty payments could top $1.2 billion for 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis that looked at state tax information, production records and estimates from the National Association of Royalty Owners. For some landowners, the unexpected royalties have made a big difference.
  • Brave Pastor Confronts Obama's "Theology" to his face!

    01/28/2013 5:22:33 AM PST · by RobaWho · 36 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Rob Cunningham
    On the morning of Obama’s 2nd inauguration, January 21, 2013, Barack and Michelle received a powerful message of TRUTH from Pastor Jonathan Cahn, one that must have infuriated both of them greatly. This courageous pastor delivered a Presidential inaugural message that directly refuted the Black Liberation Theology of hate professed by Obama’s “Reverend” of 20 years, Mr. Jeremiah Wright. Pastor Cahn’s inspired message effectively repudiated Obama’s entire world view, his leadership style and his political priorities. As anyone paying attention knows, almost every word spoken by Obama is a calculated deception, one designed to insult Believers, agitate conservatives, denigrate Americans...
  • Minnesota license plate data collected as lawmakers see privacy risks

    01/28/2013 5:16:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-26-13 | kyle potter
    They're on squad cars and street lights, and they track where you're driving. Across Minnesota, police and sheriffs have been using automated license plate readers for years to find stolen cars and aid investigations. Their spreading use and questions of data security, fueled by recent breaches of statewide databases, has focused attention on the lack of regulation. Until the data was temporarily classified late last year, anyone could ask police for a list of when and where a car had been spotted. Lawmakers will soon consider restrictions on the data stored via the readers, with state Rep. Mary Liz Holberg,...
  • Miami Heat to visit White House, Obama on Monday [Local Media Drools Over Thugs Visiting Thug]

    01/28/2013 5:07:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/23/13 | Ira Winderman
    The Miami Heat's upcoming four-game trip will feature a welcomed detour. The White House announced Wednesday the team will meet Monday with President Obama at the White House to commemorate the franchise's 2012 NBA championship. According to a memo from the White House press office, "President Obama will welcome the NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House to honor the team and their 2012 NBA Championship victory. The President will also recognize the Heat’s ongoing support to the men and women who serve in our military and their families, continuing the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports...
  • Drilling boom creates long lines in West Virginia

    01/28/2013 5:05:15 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    A natural gas drilling boom is creating long lines at the Tyler County Courthouse as companies seek to verify the titles of properties they are leasing. The records room has a limited number of spaces, two of which are left open for local attorneys and residents who need to do business, County Commission President John Stender said. That leaves oil and gas companies’ representatives jostling for a place in line.
  • Hillary Clinton’s legacy

    01/28/2013 5:00:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/24/2013 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making her swan song appearance on Capitol Hill, providing at last to Senate and House panels her testimony about the Benghazigate scandal. Under the circumstances, legislators may feel pressured to be deferential and to keep their questions more limited in scope and superficial rather than probing. For the good of the country, it is imperative that they resist going soft. After all, the hearings Wednesday before the two chambers' committees responsible for foreign policy oversight afford the final opportunity to examine with the sitting secretary of state her legacy with...
  • Mali: French troops surround Timbuktu

    01/28/2013 4:58:16 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9:32AM GMT 28 Jan 2013 | AFP
    French-led troops surrounded Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Monday after seizing its airport in a lightning advance against Islamists who have been driven from key northern strongholds. French paratroopers swooped in to block any fleeing Islamists while ground troops coming from the south seized the airport in the ancient city which has been one of the bastions of the extremists who have controlled the north for 10 months. "We control the airport at Timbuktu," a senior officer with the Malian army told AFP. "We did not encounter any resistance." French army spokesman Colonel Thierry Burkhard told AFP the...
  • Not All Austerity Is Equal; We’re following Britain’s failed path, not Estonia’s successful one.

    01/28/2013 4:57:37 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    national review ^ | Matthew Melchiorre
    Prominent economists, politicians, and pundits throw around the term “austerity” as if policies by that name always take the same form. They usually use the term to criticize the concept and its effects by pointing to Europe’s stagnation at the hands of “savage” cuts in government spending. But this mindset ignores the question: Austerity for whom? The answer is especially important if the United States, which has continued to follow in Western Europe’s footsteps with this month’s fiscal-cliff deal, is to learn from the Old World’s mistakes. Raising taxes on the private sector while government continues to gorge itself on...
  • Brent Bozell on the future of the Tea Party and why the liberal media has demonized its members

    01/28/2013 4:51:04 AM PST · by patriotpal · 11 replies
    The Media Research Center ^ | January 24, 2013 | MRC
    MRC's Brent Bozell discusses liberal media bias and its effect on the Tea Party movement with Scottie Nell Hughes of the Tea Party News Network.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to House GOP: ‘Stop Reading the ‘New York Times'

    01/28/2013 4:33:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Speaking Saturday at the conservative National Review Institute summit, Cruz said, “Let me give three concrete bits of advice to conservatives in Washington, and in particular let me address this to our friends in the House of Representatives, who I think for the next two years are the last bastion standing between us and oblivion,” the freshman senator told a gathering of conservatives at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. “The first thing I would urge to every Republican in the House of Representatives is stop reading the New York Times,” he said. “Cancel your subscription.” “Listen, the media...
  • Report: Hizbullah Sets Up Bases Near Syria's Chemical Arsenal

    01/28/2013 4:11:10 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization is setting up bases in Syria close to known chemical weapons storage facilities, according to a source quoted in a report published Monday by Israeli Hebrew-language news outlet Ynet. Hizbullah, which is generously funded and equipped by Iran, has been working to shore up the government forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, together with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards. But even with that assistance, the loyalists are beginning to lose their grip on the country, and it appears likely that Assad’s regime may soon fall. If it does, there is a strong likelihood that he may...
  • Why It's Not Romney's Inauguration

    01/28/2013 4:07:57 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 40 replies
    Barron's (sub) ^ | January 12, 2013 | J.T. Young
    How the Republican candidate lost the presidential election. < snip > ..... [Republicans] are concocting explanations and excuses for what they see as Mitt Romney's snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They should realize that it was economics that sank Romney. His crucial problem was his campaign's failure to make a sufficiently convincing case on the money issues. Most postmortems have focused on the demographics of the defeat. ..... < snip > But none of Romney's demographic defeats are as significant as the electoral potential Romney missed on money issues. Election Day exit polling by Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International...
  • Can West Virginia Be Wild and Wonderful for GOP?

    01/28/2013 4:07:19 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 27, 2013 | Salena Zito
    As long as Republicans do not kick away a golden opportunity, wonderfully wild West Virginia could be their best U.S. Senate pick-up prospect of the 2014 midterm election. With incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller’s decision to retire, the door has opened for a strong Republican candidate to win a state that has pivoted away from Democrats in presidential races as well as in its congressional delegation. Mountaineer Republicans never were able to knock off another Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, but a number of factors worked against them. First, in fairness, Manchin basically is a Republican; second, he was a popular pro-gun,...
  • Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded

    01/28/2013 4:04:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week. Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom. Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper.
  • Some advice on women in combat from a female veteran

    01/28/2013 3:57:20 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    It was from one of America’s female veterans who served in Iraq, delivered with a first hand, been there, done that background. The Marine in question – who for purposes of publication will go by the pseudonym of “Sentry” – had previously submitted this history and opinion as a comment at National Review, but her story was compelling enough that I checked into her background, contacted her and decided to republish it here in its entirety Lastly, this country and our military are NOT prepared to see what the enemy will do to female POWs. The Taliban, AQ, insurgents, jihadis,...
  • Nazi Eyewitness Warns: The Final Step of Nazi Control – Gun Laws

    01/28/2013 3:46:55 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Kitty Werthmann is a native Austrian who remembers well the Third Reich reign of terror in Europe. Kitty believes America is truly the greatest country in the world. She speaks often on socialism and how Adolf Hitler took power. This is from her 2009 essay: America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away The Final Steps – Gun Laws: Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law...
  • Barack Obama: 'I go shooting all the time'

    01/28/2013 3:43:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | By Jon Swaine, Washington
    President Barack Obama has claimed that he goes shooting "all the time", while attempting to reassure American gun-owners that he respects their rights to use firearms. Amid conservative anger over Mr Obama's proposals to ban assault weapons as part of a drastic overhaul of US gun control laws, the president said that he was a keen clay-pigeon shooter. Asked in a magazine interview whether he had ever fired a gun, Mr Obama said he did so with guests at the president's rural retreat. "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he said. "And I have a...
  • Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded

    01/28/2013 3:26:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 1/28/2013 | By Chana Ya'ar
    Israeli intelligence source confirms underground nuclear facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” last week. An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week. Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom. Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper. The report quoted an Israeli official as saying “We’re still in the early stages of...
  • Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility

    01/28/2013 3:16:10 AM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/13 | Marcus George |
    Iran has denied media reports of a major explosion at one of its most sensitive uranium enrichment sites, describing them as Western propaganda designed to influence upcoming nuclear negotiations. Reuters has been unable to verify reports since Friday of an explosion early last week at the underground Fordow bunker, near the religious city of Qom, that some Israeli and Western media have said caused significant damage.
  • NYT: Biggest Carbon Sin is 'Air Travel'...

    01/28/2013 2:59:56 AM PST · by sr4402 · 21 replies
    Drudge Report Link ^ | 1/28/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link on DrudgeReport: If we forget about Carbon, is the biggest sin Air Travel in the United States? Obama and the progressives just ordered pregnant women to be cannon fodder in combat and for GI Jane to be fought over and protected by all the men in the front lines. He ordered gays to be married in the military so they would come back to conservative states and overturn their marriage amendments; ultimately to make the United States a Gay Nation. He is waging a war, through the 'Affordable Care Act' against the church, forcing it to pay for Sterilizations,...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 28, 2013

    01/28/2013 2:56:58 AM PST · by sneakers · 1 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 28, 2013

    01/28/2013 2:55:57 AM PST · by sneakers · 17 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Machine gun Fire from military helicopters flying over downtown Miami, FL

    01/28/2013 2:52:38 AM PST · by castowell · 18 replies
    From a Michael Yon posting
  • US Justice Site Hacked Over US Activist Death (Anonymous)

    01/28/2013 2:36:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/13
    Hackers claiming to represent the group Anonymous have threatened to release sensitive information about the US Department of Justice over the death of an internet activist. The group appeared to have hacked the website of the US Sentencing Commission and replaced the front page with a statement calling for reform of US prosecution law. The attack appears to be a retaliation for the treatment of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself on January 11. **SNIP** "We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. "We have enough...
  • Why Work? Household Welfare Spending $168 Per Day, Higher Than Median Income

    01/28/2013 1:40:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 10, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    Those who work for a living might want to put away shoes, hammers, and other hard objects to keep from throwing them through the computer. A new study shows that on average the government spends $168 per household on various assistance programs, one-fifth more than the median income of $137. As the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee reported (after all, who else in government is going to do it?), welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which is higher than the $25.03 median income per hour. The Weekly Standard points out that direct welfare payments...
  • Oprah Hosts Obama's Mia Culpa 2020

    01/27/2013 11:28:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    Imagine a day President Obama enters Oprah Winfrey's public confessional: Oprah: As you know Mr. President, I was one of your supporters. This is a difficult interview for me. Americans have many questions. Let's begin by going back to the start of your second term. It was a time of partisan division--the fiscal cliff and the debt limit fights. The economic recovery was anemic at best. Your calls for unity in confronting those challenges were fervent. You talked about a "balanced" budgeting approach but, as we came to see, your "balanced" cuts weren't cuts at all. When the unfunded off-budget...
  • Sharpton on 2nd Amendment: ‘People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country’

    01/27/2013 11:22:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy. senior video reporter
    Following a public policy meeting of African-American leaders, National Urban League president Marc Morial and National Action Network president Al Sharpton called for a new national assault weapons ban, saying the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be regulated. “The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not absolute. One cannot yell fire in a crowded theater and hide behind the First Amendment,” said Morial when asked by TheDC if he supports California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein’s assault weapon ban bill. “And we absolutely think that the idea of banning a military style assault weapon, a weapon that I...
  • Former Ms. Washington Takes Plea Bargain in Murder Case

    01/27/2013 11:21:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    A former Ms. Washington has accepted a plea bargain, one week before she was scheduled to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge. Peggy Sue Thomas, 47, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of rendering criminal assistance in the first degree. “My children are the most important thing to me and the thought of being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison and never being able to touch them or see my grandchildren in person was too big of a risk,” Thomas said. The beauty queen, who has traded her crown and sash for a prison-issued orange jumpsuit, could...
  • Hillary’s Histrionics Hide Truth

    01/27/2013 11:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    After four months of playing hide and seek with the American people, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Congress with her presence long enough to duck and deceive the American people regarding the worst incident of terrorism against Americans since 9/11. Those who are fans of Mrs. Clinton must have been delighted with her tap dancing around questions addressed to her by House and Senate Committee members. Those fans consider all this as just stagecraft created by political hacks that have no right to question “his eminence” --the President -- or his esteemed Secretary of State. Yet there are...
  • Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

    01/27/2013 11:08:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Who knew? My parents are cool. Homeschooling is becoming hipster. Celebrity parents like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie proudly discuss their homeschooling lifestyle. But pioneers like my parents set the trend of educational freedom. The plan was to send me to public school. My mother enjoyed her job as an R.N. and was not bored. She was simply a creative rebel. And my father encouraged her to pioneer—because he believed in freedom. My mother is a rebel with her own style. She once told me: “I never wanted to be like anyone else. I always did my own thing....
  • Proof the Left Wants All Guns Outlawed

    01/27/2013 10:50:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    It has been said that to identify a liar, look for contradiction, because it's hard keeping lies straight. It's no revelation that leftists would like to effect gun confiscation (except for themselves and their bodyguards, of course), but they generally maintain plausible deniability so that the world's Dirty Harry Reids can convince the flyover-country bitter clingers that they believe in the Second Amendment. And they certainly do - the way the Devil believes in God. Nonetheless, leftists sometimes tip their hand, and such is the case with a recent New York Post editorial. The paper posits the idea that the...
  • America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

    01/27/2013 10:43:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Star Parker
    Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs. It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated. Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics." He recalls a time when the Johnson administration...
  • Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

    01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess Brett LoGiurato January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word." Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right. Here's the relevant excerpt: I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff: Duty to Protect Your Family with Guns

    01/27/2013 10:38:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    Mikey wrote: I wrote earlier about Ransom’s hypocrisy and have not yet had a good response. When he first wrote this recycled piece (April 2012) I asked him why he did not also condemn the person who stole the emails from the East Anglia. As the NYT link shows, there was condemnation of Gleick's action from those on all sides of the political spectrum.- Caught Red-Handed on Climate ChangeDear Comrade Mikey,Why not admit that instead of Gleick making a "serious ethical error," that he committed a crime? Stealing is always wrong.The irony is that you ask me to condemn both...
  • SABOTAGE! KEY IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY HIT?

    01/27/2013 10:35:50 PM PST · by deek69 · 22 replies
    An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime. The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.
  • Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

    01/27/2013 10:19:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Michael Barone
    These days, our political parties are defined by their presidents. Their policies and their programs tend to become their respective parties' orthodoxies. And the perceived success or failure of those policies and programs tends to determine how the parties' candidates, even those who don't support many of them, do at the polls. This has been especially true in the past two decades, in which fewer Americans have been splitting their tickets or changing their minds from election to election than was the case from the 1950s to the 1980s. For years, white Southerners voted Republican or for a third-party candidate...
  • EPA Email Scandal Is Worse Than Originally Thought

    01/27/2013 9:58:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/13 | George Landrith & Peter Roff
    President Barack Obama and, for that matter, most of America seem woefully ignorant about a scandal unfolding at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As hard as it is to believe, outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson actually appears to have had agency personnel create a fictitious employee by the name of “Richard Windsor” so that Jackson could appropriate the Windsor’s email address for her own purposes. We’re not talking about some alias to be used for personal correspondence but a totally false identity in whose name official business was allegedly conducted created specifically to avoid federal record-keeping and disclosure requirements. And none...
  • Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938

    01/27/2013 9:35:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpfo.org ^ | November 11, 1938 | staff
    With a basis in § 31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1928 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and § 9 of the Fuhrer and Chancellor's decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1928 (Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1331 ) are the following ordered: § 1 Jews (§ 5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1332) are prohibited from acquiring. Possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as...