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  • John Kerry, President Obama’s Ideological Twin

    01/30/2013 4:57:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/29/2012 | Amy Payne and Luke Coffey
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is likely to be confirmed today as the next Secretary of State after sailing through a Senate hearing last week. What does this mean for America and its foreign policy? As Heritage’s Helle Dale wrote after last week’s hearing: The bad news for the United States is that Kerry is President Obama’s ideological twin and can be expected to enthusiastically embrace the Obama doctrine and continue the Administration’s pursuit of arms control, international treaties, and climate-change agreements. This is a classic liberal agenda, which will only lead to a further erosion of American global leadership. Though...
  • The American City Is Dying-And why the country will inevitable follow

    01/30/2013 4:54:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 50 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The American City Is DyingPosted By Daniel Greenfield On January 30, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In an interview with the New Republic, Obama finally admitted that gun control was an urban problem. “The reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas,” he said. That admission might have been welcome if it had been packaged along with a serious conversation about what is wrong with cities like Chicago. Instead all the big problems are covered over with more claptrap about...
  • Obama Is Not King

    01/30/2013 4:52:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 30, 2013 | John Ransom
    Watching President Obama's inaugural, I was confused. It looked like a new king was being crowned. Thousands cheered, like subjects worshipping nobility. At a time when America faces unsustainable debt and terrible economic troubles, why such pomp?Maybe it's because so many people tell themselves presidents can solve any problem, like fairy-tale kings -- or gods. Before America's first inauguration, John Adams suggested George Washington be called "His Most Benign Highness." Fortunately, Congress insisted on the more modest title, "President."At his inaugural, President Obama himself said, "The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with...
  • America's Role in a Darkening Age

    01/30/2013 4:42:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/29/2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's America scoffed. By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East. America had suffered a decade of defeats. Southeast Asia had fallen. The ayatollah had seized power in Iran. Moscow had occupied Afghanistan. Cuban troops were in Ethiopia and Angola. Grenada and Nicaragua had fallen to the Soviet bloc. Eurocommunism was all the rage on the continent. Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down. The Berlin Wall fell. Eastern Europe was suddenly free. The Soviet Union...
  • 2 Naperville (Illinois) smart meter activists arrested during installation

    01/30/2013 4:34:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    Beacon News/Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | SSUSAN FRICK CARLMAN and BILL BIRD
    Two Naperville residents who have long opposed the city’s Smart Grid Initiative clashed with police Wednesday afternoon as municipal employees attempted to install an electric smart meter at one of their homes. Malia K. “Kim” Bendis, president of the grass roots Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group, and board member Jennifer A. Stahl face trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on misdemeanor charges. Bendis was cited for attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer, and Stahl for interfering with police and “preventing access to customer’s premises,” according to a city of Naperville community relations officer. (snip) Stahl allegedly resisted...
  • I Don’t Like Marco Rubio’s Plan

    01/30/2013 4:23:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/29/2012 | Erick Erickson
    There. I said it. You’d be surprised how long it has taken to say this. I’ve let multiple friends vet the various drafts of posts I’ve written on this and they all wind up arguing with each other over the details. Is it amnesty or isn’t it? Should we give a path to citizenship or not? We are getting in the weeds when the basics will do. I think this plan is warmed over McCain-Kennedy and will do nothing to solve the problem. I say this as someone to the left of much of the readership here at RedState and...
  • Modesty in Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Is Enforced by Secret Squads

    01/30/2013 4:11:39 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Joseph Berger
    In the close-knit world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, community members know the modesty rules as well as Wall Street bankers who show up for work in a Brooks Brothers suit. Women wear long skirts and long-sleeved, high-necked blouses on the street; men do not wear Bermuda shorts in summer. Schools prescribe the color and thickness of girls’ stockings. The rules are spoken and unspoken, enforced by social pressure but also, in ways that some find increasingly disturbing, by the modesty committees. Their power is evident in the fact that of the half dozen women’s clothing stores along Lee Avenue, only one...
  • Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    01/30/2013 4:10:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason. "Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy....
  • Boeing Battery Was a Concern Before Failure (787)

    01/30/2013 4:00:23 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | CHRISTOPHER DREW, HIROKO TABUCHI and JAD MOUAWAD
    Boeing Battery Was a Concern Before FailureEven before two battery failures led to the grounding of all Boeing 787 jets this month, the lithium-ion batteries used on the aircraft had experienced multiple problems that raised questions about their reliability. Officials at All Nippon Airways, the jets’ biggest operator, said in an interview on Tuesday that it replaced 10 of the batteries in the months before fire in one plane and smoke in another led regulators around the world to ground the jets. The airline said it told Boeing of the replacements as they occurred but was not required to report...
  • Landrieu takes up Obama’s anti-Fox chant [Louisiana PLEASE Fire Her]

    01/30/2013 3:27:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    On the heels of President Obama’s finger-pointing at Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh, for supposedly holding up legislative progress on the national debt, now comes Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu. In a Senate floor address on Tuesday, the Louisiana senator lambasted the network for fabrications regarding entitlement spending, Fox News reported. “I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News,” she reportedly said. Her comments echo criticisms of Fox News from President Obama, published just this past week.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 30, 2013

    01/30/2013 3:01:52 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 replies
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  • ‘Gomer Pyle, USMC’ star Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

    01/30/2013 2:47:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/30/13
    “Gomer Pyle, USMC” star Jim Nabors married his longtime male partner at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel earlier this month, according to Hawaii News Now. Nabors, a Hawaii resident, had never publicly come out. But his relationship with Stan Cadwallader wasn’t a secret before they decided to take advantage of Washington’s new same-sex marriage law, he told the news station. “I’m 82, and he’s in his 60s, and so we’ve been together for 38 years, and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,” Nabors he told the station.
  • Scott gets all of Florida’s four-year colleges to embrace $10K challenge [Liberals IGNORE Success]

    01/30/2013 2:29:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    After catching heat from even a member of the state’s Board of Education, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that all 23 of Florida’s colleges that offer bachelor’s degrees have embraced his call for making available a $10,000 degree program. Scott has been pushing to make higher education more affordable, ridiculing Florida’s universities for moving forward with tuition increases. The state college system, however, has ben more willing to follow Scott’s lead — and the governor Monday went to Miami Dade College’s north campus to announce a clean sweep of the four-year degree schools. “Our goal should be that students do...
  • The ONLY Question About Immigration Reform That Matters...

    01/30/2013 2:21:25 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham
    There is one question, and only one question, that you should ask President Obama or U.S. Sen. John McCain about their amnesty — sorry, their “pathway to citizenship” — immigration reform proposals: If every illegal immigrant were granted instant citizenship this Monday, what would happen to the illegal immigrant who slips across the border on Tuesday? We all know the answer already: Nothing. Everything you’re hearing in both Obama and Senate proposals about “heightened border security” and “unmanned drones” is three-card-Monte stuff. Obama, who helped kill an immigration reform deal in 2007 authored by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, isn’t interested...

    01/30/2013 2:18:33 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Kerry Picket
    ... According to a press release, three Congressional leaders sent a letter on Monday night to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking documents related to the Dept. of State's Accountability Review Board (ARB) report on the failures that led to the attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. "Unfortunately, the ARB did not address some important questions about the attacks in Benghazi, which we believe may contain crucial lessons learned for other U.S. facilities abroad to follow,”the letter states, citingthe board’s failure to interview the Secretary and key deputies, a lack...
  • The First Hillary Clinton Super PAC Is Here [2016 Campaign Has Begun]

    01/30/2013 2:03:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 1/28/13 | Connor Simpson
    If you (and President Obama) thought everyone was getting a little too excited about a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 run, these longtime Clinton supporters are getting a head start by launching their Super PAC now. Why wait, right? It's all legal, and for all four years this time around. The Week's Marc Ambinder reports that Allidia Black and Judy Beck are the two chiefly responsible for "Ready for Hillary," the new Super PAC that will officially launch next Monday. While it doesn't have any official affiliation to Clintion, the group will serve as common ground for supporters donors who are...
  • FBI Raids Offices of Menendez Donor Linked to Alleged Prostitution Scandal

    01/30/2013 1:42:02 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    The FBI has raided the offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an opthalmologist and Democratic Party donor reportedly connected to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s alleged solicitation of prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. The Miami Herald reports: FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor accused in the conservative press of providing free trips and even Dominican Republic prostitutes to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez — who has denied what he calls the "fallacious allegations." Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, late Tuesday night...
  • Immigration and Extortion

    01/30/2013 1:12:34 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | January 28,2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    If sovereignty is to mean anything, then a country is entitled to decide whom it wants to join its ranks and whom it wishes to exclude from them.If, on balance, an exhaustive amnesty for those who have deliberately ignored the law is determined to be a fair prospect for America, then there is a case for doing it; if changing the law to allow certain people to become part of the American polity is regarded by Americans as being advantageous to them, then there is a case for doing it; if allowing nobody in or everybody in is good for...
  • A Time to Fight

    01/30/2013 12:56:17 AM PST · by rmlew · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | January 29, 2013 | John O’Sullivan
    Conservatives should oppose the Senate immigration proposal, and can gain much from doing so. Well, here it finally is: the long-threatened “bipartisan” comprehensive immigration reform proposal, and as the old joke has it, when the Stupid Party and the Evil Party get together, they come up with something that is both stupid and evil. The principles underlying the proposal (the actual bill will ascend from the depths next month) have been conveniently laid out by the senatorial “Gang of Eight.” If after reading them you feel an irresistible urge to send your bank-account number and a power of attorney...
  • Execution of woman in Texas postponed, lawyers to argue jury discrimination [Kimberly McCarthy]

    01/29/2013 11:42:57 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 11 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | January 29, 2013 | Corrie McLaggan
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The execution of Kimberly McCarthy was postponed by a Texas judge on Tuesday, the day she was to die, to give her lawyers time to argue that racial discrimination played a role in choosing the jury that convicted her. It was rescheduled for April 3 and, if carried out, McCarthy will be the first woman to be put to death in the United States in nearly three years.