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  • (Coming to America) Zimbabwe Finance Minister Admits: 'We've Only Got Ł138.34 in the Bank'

    01/30/2013 6:59:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    • Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers' • However he today contradicted his claims by saying the following day $30m was paid into government accounts • Result is culmination of years of ruinous economic policy by Zimbabwe's despotic President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash strapped country's bank accounts - and discovered it only has Ł138 and 34 pence left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference yesterday declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants...
  • Rybak To Talk With City Suppliers Of Guns And Ammo

    01/30/2013 6:58:16 PM PST · by Sawdring · 28 replies
    WCCO, CBS News ^ | January 30, 2013 6:02 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mayor of Minneapolis wants to reduce gun violence in the city and he’s taking a new approach. During Wednesday’s city council meeting Mayor R.T. Rybak said he’s going to closely examine where the city purchases its guns and ammunition. “We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us,” he said. Rybak says he wants to begin a constructive dialogue with companies they buy from and see if they would like to be...
  • Non-Profit Organizing for Action Displays Obama Campaign Logo in Immigration Email

    01/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/30/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Organizing for Action, the non-profit iteration of Barack Obama´s campaign organization, decorated its first big email blast with the well-known campaign logo of Obama for America. Jim Messina, the chairman of Organizing for Action, purportedly authored the email sent Tuesday, featuring the subject line "I need to know: Are you ready to get this done?" Messina was referring to the President´s new immigration legislation proposals, which he promoted at a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. The language of the email is similar to emails sent by Obama for America during the 2012 presidential campaign:
  • The bankruptcy of the Obama-Pelosi 'progressive' agenda

    01/30/2013 6:56:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Peter Morici
    No one can accuse the Democrats of being the party of personal responsibility. Confronted with an economy that contracted in the fourth quarter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed Congressional Republicans for obstructing the president’s agenda and creating uncertainty. In the wake of the financial collapse, the Democrats took full control of both the Congress and the Presidency in 2009 and were presented with an historic opportunity to put their ideas into practice. Unfortunately, the newly elected President Obama and Speaker Pelosi treated the situation as a political opportunity to build a Democratic majority rather than an obligation to fix what’s broken...
  • Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat (Lone wolf attacks in the heartland)

    01/30/2013 6:56:03 PM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West. The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.” The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring. “The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other...
  • Complaint: Sebelius' illegal campaign trip for Obama worse than we thought

    01/30/2013 6:49:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/30/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by campaigning for President Obama on the taxpayers’ dime, but now that initial violation has the Democratic National Committee and an HHS aide in the spotlight for related alleged infractions. A nonprofit government watchdog filed a complaint alleging that the DNC violated campaign finance law by misreporting the money it spent to reimburse HHS for Sebelius’ trip in a way that masked the fact that the Hatch Act, a ban on political campaigning by government employees working in their official capacity,
  • White House blames Republican "brinkmanship" for GDP contraction

    01/30/2013 6:46:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    The White House on Wednesday blamed the surprising contraction of the economy at the end of last year at least partly on Republican "political brinkmanship" for threatening to let defense cuts take effect. White House spokesman Jay Carney said similar threats over a looming March 1 deadline when defense and other cuts take effect absent a broader budget deal could similarly hurt the U.S. economy and taxpayers. "This is political brinkmanship with one primary victim, and that is American taxpayers and the American middle class," Carney said at a briefing. "Our economy is facing a major headwind ... and that's...
  • As The Reichstag Burns

    01/30/2013 6:44:52 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 61 replies
    My utter disdain for Fuhrer Obama and his plots | 1/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In today's episode of "As The Reichstag Burns", let's talk about Dianne Frankenfeinstein's (H/T Mark Levin) attempt to ban "assault weapons". (Just so you know, "assault weapons" are vewy, vewy scawy guns that make homosexual agenda-pushing commie libtards poop themselves. No gun aficionado I know of has ever used the term.) Before we get started, a little housekeeping is in order. I know there are some out there who are in the "It Will Never Get Through The House" camp. To those dunderheads, I say this: The current Republican't (no typo) party has just raised raised taxes and is now...
  • One in four Americans believes God influences which team wins a sports game

    01/30/2013 6:44:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 30, 2013
    One in four Americans believes that God 'plays a role in determining which teams wins' at a sports game, a survey has revealed. And more than half of Americans believe 'God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success', the poll by the Public Religion Research Institute found. It suggests that, while Ravens and 49er fans across the country are willing their teams to win the Super Bowl this Sunday, a significant portion of the country believes they had better get praying.
  • 6-year-old expelled after taking plastic toy gun to school

    01/30/2013 6:44:29 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    WisTV ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jennifer Emert
    SUMTER, SC (WIS) - "You can fire it as many times as you want, it won't come out" said 6-year-old Naomi McKinney. "It's duct taped because it's broken." McKinney took her brother's air soft gun to school January 4th. The school kept it. "It was broken and I just wanted to show my friends it" McKinney said. She never got that far at Alice Drive Elementary. "I told Ms. Frye that I had the gun and she took it from my hand," said McKinney. McKinney was taken to the office and police were called. Her father, Hank McKinney, admits some...
  • Niners CB says openly gay players would not be welcomed on the team

    01/30/2013 6:42:01 PM PST · by izzatzo · 42 replies
    Yahoo via Drudge ^ | 01/30/2013 | Martin Rogers
    NEW ORLEANS – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has made inflammatory comments regarding homosexuality in football just a few days before Super Bowl XLVII. Shock jock Artie Lange revealed he had interviewed Culliver at media day Tuesday and aired a segment on his show that night, where the player insisted that any gay players would not be welcome on the team. "I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here...
  • Oak Harbor antis fail to exclude gun activists from debate

    01/30/2013 6:38:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Dave Workman
    A Democrat precinct volunteer in Oak Harbor has acknowledged to Examiner that opponents of guns in city parks are trying to pack the city council meeting next Tuesday specifically to keep gun rights activists out. Gun rights activists and gun control proponents are expected to square off over the right to bear arms under the state constitution and state preemption statute. The situation in Oak Harbor has gotten national attention because of this video, in which a city councilman left the last council meeting because a citizen in the audience was armed. Pam Fick, a 20-year Oak Harbor resident and...
  • Virginia considers dropping ban on unmarried couples cohabitating

    01/30/2013 6:34:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yahoo News – The Sideshow ^ | Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Like its travel slogan says, Virginia is for lovers. But if said lovers are cohabitating outside marriage, they are currently breaking the law. But there’s good news for those lawless lovebirds: State officials in the commonwealth are considering a bill that would legalize cohabitation. Florida, Michigan and Mississippi have similar laws banning cohabitation. …
  • RUBIO'S AMNESTY: A PATH TO OBLIVION FOR THE GOP

    01/30/2013 6:33:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | 1-30-2013 | Ann Coulter
    January 30, 2013 RUBIO'S AMNESTY: A PATH TO OBLIVION FOR THE GOP Ann Coulter Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term. In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It's like watching MSNBC, with the word "Democrats" replaced with "Republicans." Democrats had thrown...
  • Congress's Policies Steal Our Freedom While Rewarding Irresponsibility

    01/30/2013 6:32:49 PM PST · by billflax · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/29/2013 | Bill Flax
    Confession: I plucked the inspiration for this piece from my father. Given the premise, perhaps that’s appropriate. The common underlying current to the progressivism which has saturated America’s social, political and economic firmament is an erosion of America’s multigenerational purpose. The federal apparatus has supplanted families as our primary support mechanism. Families provide the sure foundation undergirding Western Civilization. No laws or economic remedy can arrest social breakdown if the family structure fractures. Yet, progressives have commandeered the political realm to overhaul culture. Marriage withers under easy divorce, subsidized illegitimacy, and the desire among progressives to make it anything and...
  • Will the Fed End QE Summer 2013?

    01/30/2013 6:30:56 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TMO = Money Morning ^ | 1-30-2013 | Jeff Uscher
    Will the Fed End QE Summer 2013? Interest-Rates / Quantitative EasingJan 30, 2013 - 07:30 PM GMT By: Money Morning Jeff Uscher writes: Amid all of the hoopla over the Standard & Poor's 500 Index touching 1,500 on Friday, it seems few people noticed that the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds has risen to within a couple of basis points of 2%. That is nearly 30 basis points higher than it was one month ago and 10 basis points higher than one year ago. It seems as if the bond market is beginning to price in higher inflation at...
  • HURT: Gun-free zones are only for ‘the little people’

    01/30/2013 6:28:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Charles Hurt
    Living here in the shadow of our nation’s great Capitol in this fine Federal City, my neighbors and I enjoy the peace and serenity of a tightly enforced “no-fly” zone. By “peace” and “serenity” I mean that we are under near-constant assault by helicopters everywhere whapping just over our rooftops. Sometimes they are orange, sometimes green, sometimes they are blue with an orange stripe. And, yes, sometimes they are even actual black helicopters flying just overhead. I have even seen them ride over my little house with a guy tricked out in tactical gear hanging out the door holding a...
  • Most unwatchable on Fox News -Juan Williams

    01/30/2013 6:24:08 PM PST · by dennisw · 79 replies
    today | moi
    Nothing like an idiot who thinks he is intelligent I'm minding my own business watching Sean Hannity with David Limbaugh and Juan Williams. JW hogged most of the airtime with Limbaugh barely getting in a word. JuanW has a glow and confidence ever since 0 got back in. He has become more vocal spreading his liberal manure. It got so bad I surfed to different channels and whenever I got back to Fox, JW was on and David Limbaugh was not This is the worst JW has been. I mute him all the time. He makes any Fox News show...
  • Coulter: Rubio’s amnesty a path to oblivion for GOP

    01/30/2013 6:21:51 PM PST · by rmlew · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/30/2013 | Ann Coulter
    Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It’s like watching MSNBC, with the word “Democrats” replaced with “Republicans.”Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing of their party and running...
  • Health Care Tax Hikes for 2013 May Be Just the Beginning

    01/30/2013 6:12:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Daily Finance/AP ^ | 27 December 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The tax hikes already on the books, taking effect in 2013, fall mainly on people who make lots of money and on the health care industry. But about half of Americans benefit from the tax-free status of employer health insurance. Workers pay no income or payroll taxes on what their employer contributes for health insurance, and in most cases on their own share of premiums as well. It's the single biggest tax break the government allows, outstripping the mortgage interest deduction, the deduction for charitable giving and other better-known benefits. If the value of job-based health insurance were taxed like...