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  • Pelosi Called 'Jackass' Before Cameo Appearance on '30 Rock' Finale

    02/05/2013 5:53:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/02/13 | Noel Sheppard
    **SNIP** To set this up, an executive of the fictitious Kabletown company entered CEO Jack Donaghy’s (Alec Baldwin) office saying, “Jack, you are gonna love this you magnificent bastard. Someone leaked your new salary. Occupy Wall Street is having a conniption.” “Really?” Baldwin asked. “They burned you in effigy!” the exec replied. “The hair went up like a roman candle. And the Democrats, they don't even know what to do with themselves. Just look at this jackass.” The exec then turned on the TV set in the office where Pelosi was on – what a surprise! – MSNBC...
  • Is Anybody Surprised that the First Bottle of Tax Booze Didn’t Cure the Spendaholics?

    02/05/2013 5:53:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Those of you old enough to remember the Cold War may remember something called the Brezhnev Doctrine. This was the rule concocted by the Soviet tyrants that basically said a nation could never regain freedom once it fell under communist rule. In my simple way of looking at such matters, this rule translated into: “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable.”We have a somewhat similar situation with American fiscal policy. The proponents of bigger government have openly stated that their top goal – both from a policy perspective and political perspective – is higher taxes.But what they haven’t told...
  • TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER MAGNITUDE 8.0 QUAKE STRIKES IN PACIFIC NEAR SOLOMON ISLANDS

    02/05/2013 5:40:30 PM PST · by Doogle · 49 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 0205/13 | FOX
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  • The Most Wanted Gun in America (NY Times article on the AR)

    02/05/2013 5:37:52 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    THE phone rings again at Pasadena Pawn and Gun, and a familiar question comes down the line: “Got any ARs?” The answer is no. Pasadena Pawn and Gun, a gun retailer and pawnshop 15 miles south of Baltimore, is pretty much sold out of America’s most wanted gun, the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. Since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., in December, the AR-15, the military-style weapon that the police say was used in the shootings, has been selling fast here and across the nation. Before Newtown, the rifles sold for about $1,100, on average. Now some retailers charge twice that. At...
  • 'Judge, jury and executioner': Legal experts fear implications of White House drone memo

    02/05/2013 5:35:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/05/13 | Erin McClam
    Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida — with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury and executioner.” The experts said that the memo, first obtained by NBC News, threatened constitutional rights and dangerously expanded the definition of national self-defense and of what constitutes an imminent attack. “Anyone should be concerned when the president and his lawyers make up their own interpretation of the law or their own rules,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law...
  • IHOP raises funds for Shriners hospitals (today, still time)

    02/05/2013 5:31:12 PM PST · by mnehring · 8 replies
    On Tuesday, the International House of Pancakes will celebrate National Pancake Day by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. With every short stack of pancakes served, diners will be invited to make a donation to designated charities, including Shriners Hospitals for Children.The IHOP restaurants that have chosen Shriners Hospitals for Children as the beneficiary of this event are primarily in Texas, with additional locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
  • British House of Commons Approves Gay Marriage

    02/05/2013 5:29:33 PM PST · by fractionated · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feburary 5, 2013 | John F. Burns & Adam Cowell
    The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain, indicating that the bill is assured of passage as it moves through further legislative stages.... After a six-hour debate, the Commons vote was 400 to 175 for the bill. It will have to pass in the House of Lords, where delaying tactics by opponents are possible, but Mr. Cameron has said that he plans to have the bill enacted into law sometime this summer..... A day after the newly confirmed archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, took office saying that he shared the Church...
  • The Wrong Man for Defense Secretary

    02/05/2013 5:28:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Americans who are concerned about traditional freedoms and the Second Amendment have no difficulty understanding the message of the popular bumper strip: "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." It should be just as easy to grasp the corollary: If nukes are outlawed, only terrorist countries will have nukes. But somehow, Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel don't get it. In a 2007 campaign speech, Obama promised: "Here's what I'll say as president: America seeks a world in which there are no nuclear weapons." Chuck Hagel is listed as one of six directors of a dangerous group called "Global...
  • Prison officer busted after becoming pregnant by cop-killer she was guarding: feds

    02/05/2013 5:24:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    A federal prison officer became pregnant after secretly carrying on a prohibited sexual relationship with a cop-killer inmate she was supposed to be guarding, prosecutors announced today. The feds say that Nancy Gonzalez, 29, a federal Bureau of Prisons officer was arrested this morning at her home in Huntington, LI, after she tried to hide her intimate prison affair with Ronell Wilson, an inmate convicted of gunning down two undercover NYPD detectives in a point-blank execution in Staten Island.
  • The rapid rise of Greece’s nouveaux pauvres [new poor]

    02/05/2013 5:23:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 06 February 2013 | Sotiris Nikas
    Almost 400,000 people are believed to have dropped below the poverty line within one year during the country’s financial crisis: In 2011, the number of Greeks living in conditions of poverty or social exclusion reached 3.403 million – up from 3.031 million in 2010, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures. In total, the share of the population considered to be living in poverty amounted to 21.4 percent in 2011, up from 20.1 percent a year earlier. The poverty line for 2011 was set at an annual income of 5,951 euros, while the respective threshold for 2010 was higher, at...
  • House Republicans signal openness to some gun measures (Cantor)

    02/05/2013 5:21:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 3:32 PM | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker,
    The second-ranking House Republican said Tuesday that he supports improving the federal background-check system for gun buyers but stopped short of endorsing universal checks on all weapon purchases. The comments by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) came as two GOP lawmakers from suburban districts announced plans to co-sponsor legislation to make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time. The moves signal potential openings for bipartisan compromise on gun control, a debate so far dominated by Democrats with little said or done by Republicans. Cantor, giving the most specific comments on gun control by a GOP congressional leader...
  • Netflix's Risky Strategy For 'House Of Cards' ( Senator Kevin Spacey)

    02/05/2013 5:16:20 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/5 | rosenbaum
    The thing about making television programs is, the folks who don’t do it always think it’s easy. After all, Seinfeld was nothing more than an NYC apartment set, some writers, and a few unknown actors. Of course, given the number of failed sitcoms, we know its a bit harder than that. Which is why Netflixs’ decision to get into original production is brave, risky, and had a very strong likelihood of a disastrous end. After all, HBO has had its share of hits and misses, and it’s been at original series production for a very long time. Then Netflix looks...
  • The Great Divider

    02/05/2013 5:15:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Critic, It was wholly a pleasure to hear from you about our president's Second Inaugural address, which you found uplifting, eloquent, enthralling ... while I felt safe in asserting that, well, it wasn't Lincoln's. Surely that fact is beyond dispute. I do thank you for writing; I learn most from my critics. Sometimes, like you, they pose a good question, as you did. You noted that I quoted from the great inaugural addresses of the past -- Jefferson's and Lincoln's and FDR's -- in contrast to Barack Obama's. But what about more contemporary presidents, you asked. Can I think...
  • France 'totally bankrupt', says labour minister Michel Sapin

    02/05/2013 5:10:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 January 2013 | Graham Ruddick
    Michel Sapin made the gaffe in a radio interview, which left French President Francois Hollande battling to undo the potential reputational damage. “There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said. “That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that objective.” The comments came as President Hollande attempts to improve the image of the French economy after pledging to reduce the country’s deficit by cutting spending by €60bn (Ł51.5bn) over the next five years and increasing taxes by €20bn.
  • Big Dangers as Obama Democrats Flout Budget Laws (Lawless RATS?)

    02/05/2013 5:07:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/13 | Chris Stirewalt
    **SNIP** What are citizens to do when their government refuses to follow its own laws? The answers to this question throughout history have been hugely unhappy. When individuals in government de-legitimize their own institutions by breaking the rules, rebellion, repression and general lawlessness have often been the result. This is why the rule of law has been so central to happy, healthy and prosperous lives since Cicero was still in swaddling. Americans have done better at this than anyone else, having inherited the love of the law from our British progenitors. The Founding Fathers took it a step further by...
  • Cumberland Valley School Board approves random search policy for student vehicles

    02/05/2013 5:00:12 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 21 replies
    Patriot News ^ | February 4, 2013 | Roger Quigley
    It's not something they intend to use immediately, but the Cumberland Valley School Board Monday night approved a policy revision that will allow random searches of student vehicles by local law enforcement officials using certified drug dogs. Development of the policy has been in the works for about a year. Board members said they wanted to put it in place now so that parents and students will know it can be used and to include it in a new student handbook soon to be prepared. District officials said any vehicle searches would be coordinated with the Cumberland County Drug Task...
  • Obama Administration Offers Direct Talks with Iran

    02/05/2013 4:48:34 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 5, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    On Saturday, the Obama administration’s efforts to maintain the fantasy that diplomatic efforts will get Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons was again on display for all the world to see, courtesy of Vice President Joe Biden. During a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Biden contended that the United States “would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership.” ”There has to be an agenda that they are prepared to speak to,” Biden added. “We are not just prepared to do it for the exercise.” The Iranians, meanwhile, are hailing the new approach the Obama administration...
  • Chuck Hagel: Unprincipled Flip-Flopper or Serial Liar?

    02/05/2013 4:47:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 5, 2013 | Ari Lieberman
    In 1998, Chuck Hagel attempted to block the appointment of James Hormel as ambassador to Luxemburg on the grounds that Hormel was “openly and aggressively gay.” Fourteen years later, on the heels of his own political appointment as Department of Defense (DOD) chief, Hagel issued an apology to Hormel calling his remarks “insensitive” and not reflective of his current views on LGBT issues. Of course the timing of Hagel’s “apology” was impeccable. One could even say expedient and likely done not on his own initiative but at the behest of the White House. But Hagel’s sudden reversal on gay issues...
  • Shapiro Talks 'Bullies' To Heritage Foundation - MUST SEE!

    02/05/2013 4:42:29 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Heritage Foundation: A book event- While the Left likes to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their heart and soul, Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, argues that in reality the Left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the go-to tactic used to quash opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing our nation. Whether playing the race card, the class card, or the sexism card, any and every means is invoked to demonize the opposition. By creating a climate of fear, ordinary Americans are...
  • Dick Morris Dropped By Fox News

    02/05/2013 4:34:11 PM PST · by library user · 47 replies
    Deadline.com via Drudge ^ | Feb. 5, 2013 | By DOMINIC PATTEN
    Long time contributor Dick Morris will no longer be a talking head on Fox New Channel. “His contract is up and we will not be renewing it, ” a spokesperson for the news network confirmed today. A perpetual presence during last year’s Presidential election, Morris has not been seen on FNC since November 12. Earlier today, he did announce via Twitter that he would be making an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday. That will be the first time the conservative former Clinton advisor has appeared on CNN since 2002. Morris isn’t the only big name contributor departure...