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  • Obama: Salazar's family 'did not cross the border, the border crossed them'

    02/06/2013 3:46:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/13 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking about outgoing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, President Obama reminded reporters that the family of the former U.S. Senator from Colorado was of Spanish descendent – dating back to the 16th century. “His ancestors were living here before the Mayflower set sail,” Obama said. “As he explains it — and relevant, as we are working to get immigration reform passed — his family did not cross the border, the border crossed them. And that’s why, when I needed somebody to lead Interior, I didn’t have to look very far.”
  • Chicago police no longer responding to all 911 calls

    02/06/2013 3:45:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Chicago police are no longer responding in person to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault in a change aimed at freeing up officers to deal with more serious crimes. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the change came into effect on Sunday and also covers crime where the victim is "safe, secure and not in need of medical attention" and the offender is "not on the scene and not expected to return immediately." Chicago authorities are hoping the change frees up more officers to attend to the most serious crimes, such as serious assaults...
  • Oppose Joe Manchin’s Veterans Gun Ban & National Gun Registry

    02/06/2013 3:33:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Reports out of Capitol Hill reveal that just-reelected turncoat West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is about to stick a big knife in the back of American gun owners. And to make matters worse, he’s lying about what he’s doing. Both Manchin and House anti-gun crazy Carolyn McCarthy are claiming to be “working with NRA” to enact gun bans and national gun registries. NRA says flatly that Manchin is lying, and we believe he is. (The Hill, 1/24/13) Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner’s best friend” on November 5 2012 — the day before his reelection to a...
  • Norquist: Immigration is good for the GOP

    02/06/2013 3:31:57 PM PST · by AuntB · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2013 | Neil Munro
    Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist says that large-scale immigration is good for America and the Republican Party — and that critics of easy immigration should get out of the way. “There are a whole bunch of people who are listening to loud voices, some of whom claim to be Republican … talking about [employers] who didn’t fill out the paperwork, about going after [an immigrant's] aunt,” said Norquist, whose opposition to tax increases has made him popular among Republicans and a hate-figure among progressives. Once advocates for tighter immigration are sidelined, the GOP will be able to win...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti' Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron

    02/06/2013 3:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 2/6/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In a joint effort and rare demonstration of unity, Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron are beginning to repaint the city walls that have been desecrated and profaned with derogatory graffiti for over a decade. Jewish residents, Israeli police and local Arabs are coming together in this highly contentious area in an effort to restore and repair the city to its undefiled state, before anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim graffiti came to be one of its most notable traits, Israel’s Hebrew daily Maariv reported. Following the barrage of Arab attacks in 2001, which reached its peak when an Arab sniper killed 10-month-old...
  • ‘Current policy repels foreign talent’

    02/06/2013 3:26:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | S. Rajagopalan
    Wahington - As the US Congress kicked off hearings on comprehensive immigration reforms, two well-known Indian-American experts made a compelling case for urgent steps to reverse its existing policies that “chase away” foreign talents graduating from American universities instead of capitalising on them. “We need the world’s best and brightest more than ever before. Yet, as the research of my team at Stanford, Duke and UC-Berkeley has shown, our visa policies are doing the opposite: chasing away this talent,” said Vivek Wadhwa, Director of Research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. While Wadhwa and Puneet Arora, Vice-President of Immigration...
  • Scott Brown in talks with Fox News

    02/06/2013 3:24:40 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Updated 06:08 PM | Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald
    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in talks with the Fox New Channel to join the network, a Fox spokeswoman has confirmed. She declined to say what role Brown would play at the cable network. The network recently cut ties with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton presidential advisor Dick Morris. Brown, who lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, announced last Friday he would not be running in the special Senate election to fill the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Meanwhile, Kadant Inc. of Westford, a paper...
  • Obama's pick to head Dept of Interior gets the nod from environmentalists

    02/06/2013 3:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists have cheered the decision by the Obama administration to tap Recreational Equipment Inc. CEO Sally Jewell as secretary of the interior, a position to be vacated by Ken Salazar. “In Jewell, President Obama chose a leader with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the higher purposes public lands hold for all Americans – recreation, adventure, and enjoyment,” Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement. “Jewell’s unique experience and her love of America’s outdoors will be invaluable to the stewardship of the waters, lands and wildlife we’ve been entrusted to protect for our children,” said Frances Beinecke, president...
  • Judge Brim wants job back after insanity acquittal

    02/06/2013 3:13:21 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    ABC Local ^ | February 5, 2013 | Paul Meincke
    February 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In Chicago, Judge Cynthia Brim wants to return to the bench. The Cook County judge was found not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with a shoving incident a involving a sheriff's deputy. Five times in the last 19 years, Cynthia Brim was hospitalized for treatment of a bipolar-related mental illness, including one instance in which paramedics had to remove her from her Markham courtroom. It's unclear to what extent her superiors were aware of her mental health needs. The altercation took place at the Daley Center last year, and shortly after that...
  • Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That "come-on-down-to-Texas" ad is “barely a fart”

    02/06/2013 2:53:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    I love federalism. Which is to say, really, that I love competition. When states, like businesses, compete for their desired goals in a free-market scenario, everybody wins in the long run, because the policies that really work and appeal to the most people will come out on top.Texas and California are often compared as polar opposites in terms of their business-friendly policies; i.e., Texas is reliably ranked number one and California usually comes in around dead last. There are plenty of traditional and cultural factors that keep California an attractive place for venture capital investment, but an incoming raft of...
  • The GOP Civil War Has Begun

    02/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | David Bossie
    When a person amasses too much power, they often believe they are indestructible. What Karl Rove and company did last week in the New York Times, claiming that their new “Conservative Victory Project” would cure the ills of a disappointing campaign cycle, is laughable. The so-called “Conservative Victory Project” is nothing more than an attempt by establishment Republicans to cull the conservative movement. Why does Rove think he has a monopoly on wanting to win? At least Karl Rove and company are finally out front with their disdain for the conservative movement, and I am thankful for it. The battle...
  • Pentagon delays deployment of carrier to Mideast over budget woes

    02/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delayed deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East due to budget uncertainty on Wednesday, hours after warning that financial concerns were a threat to U.S. security. The outgoing Pentagon chief delayed the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and the USS Gettysburg guided missile cruiser, which were due to leave Virginia later this week, because of uncertainty over the department's finances, Pentagon spokesman George Little said."Facing budget uncertainty ... the U.S. Navy made this request to the secretary and he approved," Little said in a statement. "This...
  • Sen. Menendez Denial on Permuy is 'Howler of the Day'

    02/06/2013 2:38:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 6, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    Yesterday, NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm questioned Senator Robert Menendez' veracity after his office claimed that he did not know that his ex-aide Pedro Pablo Permuy (in photo) was involved with ICCSI, a company partly owned by his mega-donor Salomon Melgen. Menendez sought to pressure administration officials to support a contract for port security in the Dominican Republic that would have provided a windfall for Melgen. In a Miami Herald story today , Marc Caputo reports: Sen. Bob Menendez's ties to a former Miami aide who could benefit from a controversial overseas port contract, which the Democrat pushed for, extend to...
  • Hagel Vote Postponed

    02/06/2013 2:31:17 PM PST · by Tex-Con-Man · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will not hold a vote Thursday on the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel, according to reports. “Hagel vote won’t be tomorrow in Armed Services,” Politico’s Manu Raju tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Levin: “The committee’s review of the nomination is not yet complete.’” Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin also confirmed the delay. Hagel’s murky financial entanglements are a major concern in the delay, according to sources close to the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Also of concern is a committee investigation into how Hagel and his Senate office handled a 2007 sexual harassment allegation made...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, February-6-2013

    02/06/2013 2:30:34 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 51 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Tuberculosis May Lurk in Bone Marrow Stem Cells of Infected Patients

    02/06/2013 2:29:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | NA
    Tuberculosis is a devastating disease that kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year. Although antibiotics exist that can ameliorate the symptoms, the courses of therapy last for months and don't completely eradicate the disease, which frequently recurs years or decades after the initial treatment. Now, in a classic case of bench-to-bedside research, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a possible reason for the disease's resistance: The ability of the tuberculosis bacteria to infiltrate and settle down in a particular class of stem cell in the bone marrow. By doing so, the bacteria take advantage of...
  • Bureaucrats “Giddy” With “Newly Minted Power”

    02/06/2013 2:20:52 PM PST · by mgist · 30 replies
    New American ^ | 1/13 | W. Jasper
    Bureaucrats “Giddy” With “Newly Minted Power” Black-clad federal SWAT teams could soon be descending upon your farm, ranch, home, school, or place of business. Case in point: Iowa farms. On November 29, 2012, Chuck Gipp, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), told a budget committee his department needed $1.3 million for hiring 11 new agents to inspect the state’s livestock facilities, pursuant to federal regulations. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had given the Iowa DNR 60 days to implement EPA-ordered inspections. EPA is threatening to take over enforcement if Iowa does not satisfactorily comply with its...
  • Oppose Joe Manchin's Veterans Gun Ban and National Gun Registry

    02/06/2013 2:11:28 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Gun Owners ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Gun Owners Staff
    Reports out of Capitol Hill reveal that just-reelected turncoat West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is about to stick a big knife in the back of American gun owners. And to make matters worse, he's lying about what he’s doing. Both Manchin and House anti-gun crazy Carolyn McCarthy are claiming to be “working with NRA” to enact gun bans and national gun registries. NRA says flatly that Manchin is lying, and we believe he is. (The Hill, 1/24/13) Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner's best friend” on November 5 -- the day before his reelection to a six-year term let him...
  • It's Only February and I'm Already One of HuffPo's Worst People of 2013

    02/06/2013 2:06:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was told; I had not seen the story -- that I have made the Worst People in America list at the Huffing and Puffington Post. I didn't know who else was on it and I didn't know where I was. Well, I knew I was number ten. So naturally somebody on the staff went and looked it up and sent me the others on the list. Now, I'm number ten. Wayne LaPierre is number one. I just saw something else. Look at all these celebrities joining the gun control fight now. Tony Bennett and Chris Rock...
  • FBI sources: Menendez investigation moved to Newark, NJ

    02/06/2013 2:04:50 PM PST · by Liz · 10 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 2/6/13 | Martosko and Johnson
    Two FBI sources have told The Daily Caller that the bureau’s inquiry into Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is now based in New Jersey, not Miami. One added that pressure is mounting from the highest levels of the Justice Department to pursue the investigation. The change of focus away from the bureau’s Miami field office indicates that the government is focused primarily on Sen. Menendez — and not on his longtime donor Dr. Salomon Melgen, as political observers have speculated. Menendez is embroiled in a scandal sparked by allegations that he slept with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic....
  • 50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

    02/06/2013 2:02:13 PM PST · by mgist · 19 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | 1/17/13 | M. Snyder
    50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet January 17th, 2013 Michael Snyder: Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up. Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something. When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called “the Socratic method”. It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States. Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical...
  • "Fairness" and Phil Mickelson (Long article)

    02/06/2013 1:53:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last night on the Fox News Channel with Neil Cavuto, Stuart Varney guest hosted. He had on Keith Ellison, the congressman from Minnesota. Stuart Varney said, "Let's deal with the fairness question. I want to talk to you about the case of Phil Mickelson, California resident. On every dollar that Phil Mickelson makes, he has to pay 63˘ to the state and federal governments in income taxes. Is that fair?" ELLISON: "Fair" calls forth the question, "Compared to what?" It's fair compared to allowing somebody who is surviving on minimal income like a senior citizen to cut...
  • Obama gun control gambit covers his attack on Medicare

    02/06/2013 1:51:26 PM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    Press TV ^ | 2/5/13 | By Dr. Webster G. Tarpley
    Obama gun control gambit covers his attack on Medicare President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he talks about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, Friday, December 14, 2012, in the White House briefing room in Washington. Tue Feb 5, 2013 8:18AM GMT 7 86 6 By Dr. Webster G. Tarpley The human losses of mass shootings are shocking. But who can take Obama seriously as a humanitarian, when he has sent killer drones over the world to attack women and children, and when his infamous illegal practices include Terror Tuesdays at the White House, when proscription lists are drawn up...
  • Ginormous Numbers Could Create a Mental Black Hole

    02/06/2013 1:46:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 5, 2013 | Lia Ghose
    Giant numbers, like Graham's number, are so huge that they are bafflingly hard to grasp. A trillion. A googol. A centillion. TREE(3). Somewhere between zero and infinity is a host of finite, but mind-bogglingly huge numbers. But while mathematicians have dreamed up large numbers for ages and they pop up frequently in physics and math, gigantic numbers are bafflingly hard to fathom. "Really big numbers are in every piece of technology we look at, in every organism we look at," said John Borwein, an applied mathematician at the University of Newcastle in Australia. And yet, "These are enormous numbers that...
  • Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

    02/06/2013 1:36:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Looking to cut back on the calories in your cocktail by mixing, say, diet soda and rum? Well, get ready for the buzz. According to the results of a new study, this combination will leave you drunker than if you'd mixed the liquor with a sugary, caloric mixer. "Alcohol, consumed with a diet mixer, results in higher (BrAC) Breath Alcohol Concentrations as compared to the same amount of alcohol consumed with a sugar-sweetened mixer," says Cecile Marczinski, a cognitive psychologist who authored the new study. Why? Turns out that sugar slows down the absorption of alcohol from the stomach to...
  • Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week (Unfortunate weather graphic)

    02/06/2013 1:23:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 175 replies
    Accuweather ^ | February 06, 2013; 3:15 PM | Alex Sosnowski
    Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow. The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend. Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation. Strong winds will not...
  • Christie to ex-White House doctor: 'Shut up'

    02/06/2013 1:14:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    . Chris Christie lashed out Wednesday at a former White House doctor who said she worries about the governor dying in office because he is so heavy, telling her to "shut up." Dr. Connie Mariano, who served as White House physician from 1992 to 2001, told CNN she'd like to see Christie run for president in 2016 but that he needs to lose weight. She said she worries he could have a heart attack or stroke. "I'm worried about this man dying in office," the doctor, who has a practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., told the network. During a visit Wednesday...
  • Dem Congressman Warns Of "Mob Scenes" Without "Equity In Society"

    02/06/2013 1:14:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 6,2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Washington) warns the U.S. could turn into a scene from Les Misérables without a 'we' mentality in an interview with C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Tuesday.
  • Why not to "TRUST" Lawyer's or

    02/06/2013 1:12:14 PM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 2 replies
    Washington State Supreme Court | 1998 | Wash. State Sup. Court Justice Sanders
    It is therefore our charge to measure Mr. Garen’s application by the standard we have applied to others. I would be most interested to hear any explanation from the majority as to how Mr. Garen has fallen below that standard we have set in the prior proceedings enumerated above. Cum tacent, clamant. {Footnote 6}
  • Dem Congressman Warns Of "Mob Scenes" Without "Equity In Society"

    02/06/2013 1:12:07 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 69 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6 Feb 2013 | Staff
    -snip- McDERMOTT: This whole society is gradually changing in response to what’s going on. Now, we’re in a very difficult period right now, because we have a lot of people who suddenly think it’s all about me. And it isn’t about me; it’s about we. If we don’t take care of one another, and we say everybody’s on their own, then it will simply fall apart as a society: become a mob scene, as it was in Paris if you go see Les Misérables. You can see what the country can become, if you don’t have equity in the society....
  • Could women in combat mean fewer wars?

    02/06/2013 1:12:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Sally Quinn
    I believe everyone should be required to sign up for selective service. The idea of a draft is pretty much off of the table, but if it were ever to be reinstated because of a serious attack on our homeland not everyone drafted would go into combat. Combat should be reserved for those who volunteer. If there is a war the majority of Americans believe is worth fighting, there would be no shortage of men and women willing to sign up for battle. If not, we shouldn’t be in it. Period. Few people would object to women and men being...
  • Sheriff: it's mental health, not guns (Duval County, Florida)

    02/06/2013 1:10:58 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    WOKV ^ | February 6, 2013 | Matt Augustine
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We're now hearing from Jacksonville's Sheriff about the Florida Sheriff's Association pledge not to uphold any unconstitutional legislation that restricts the Second Amendment. "You cannot legislate your way out of this problem," said John Rutherford. He sent out his own statement saying that he supported the proclamation, and says people need to realize it's not the trigger that's the problem, but the triggerman. "We've got to start having these discussions about this culture of death that we have created."
  • LaHood: ‘America is one big pothole’

    02/06/2013 1:08:31 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood lamented the amount of infrastructure spending that was approved by Congress during his tenure at the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday. "America is one big pothole right now," LaHood said in an interview on "The Diane Rehm Show" on National Public Radio. "At one time ... we were the leader in infrastructure," LaHood continued. "We built the interstate system. It's the best road system in the world, and we're proud of it. But we're falling way behind other countries, because we have not made the investments." Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/infrastructure/281461-lahood-america-is-one-big-pothole-right-now#ixzz2K9fYQ0bc Follow us: @thehill on Twitter...
  • Obama’s traveling gun show - President hits the road to spread anti-Second Amendment message

    02/06/2013 12:52:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | Emily Miller
    President Obama hit the road Monday on a nationwide gun-grabbing tour. His show doesn’t have many fans inside the Beltway, since being seen favoring gun control can be the kiss of death for senators with rural constituencies. So Mr. Obama is trying to shore up fence-sitting members by bringing his community organizing skills to their districts. --snip-- On Wednesday, Mr. Obama will be in Annapolis to address the Maryland Democratic Senate Caucus retreat on the same day that the state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee holds a hearing on expanding existing gun restrictions. Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is pushing the General...
  • Insiders now aggressively bearish

    02/06/2013 12:51:08 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6 February 2013 | Mark Hulbert
    This is worrisome because corporate insiders — officers, directors and the largest shareholders — presumably know more about their companies’ prospects than the rest of us do. If they were confident that the shares of their companies would soon be trading markedly higher, they wouldn’t be selling them now. Yet selling they are — at an alarming pace. snip To be sure, insiders have been selling heavily for several weeks now, and the market has continued to rise — including the Dow’s eclipsing of the 14,000 level in recent sessions. This surprising strength in the face of insider selling has...
  • Why Do Americans--Especially Among the Contemporary Elite--Believe Their Country is Evil?

    02/06/2013 12:48:18 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 52 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 1/30/'13 | Barry Rubin
    One of the highlights of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, 52 years ago, was a poem by the beloved Robert Frost. That morning I had watched the new vice-president, Lyndon Johnson, leave his home down the street and a bit later watched Frost read the poem on television that snowy day, looking at the same snow outside my window a few miles away. The poem was entitled, “The Gift Outright,” and it began: “The land was ours before we were the land's. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She...
  • Sweet: ObamaCare is going to cost us 127 million+ hours a year

    02/06/2013 12:46:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Just a little midweek, midday roundup of a few of the most recent ways in which the Affordable Care Act is just not going according to plan. “Unexpectedly,” of course.The House Ways and Means, Education and Workforce, and Energy and Commerce Committees have teamed up on a new report called the “ObamaCare Burden Tracker,” meant to function as “a real-time online resource to help the public keep track of all of the new government mandates, rules, and red tape as a result of ObamaCare.” Every hour and dollar spent complying with the Democrats’ health care law are time and resources...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Majority of voters back gay Boy Scouts

    02/06/2013 12:43:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/06/2013 | by Rachel Weiner
    A majority of American voters want the Boy Scouts to lift its ban against gay members and leaders, a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that it was considering changing its policy of banning gay scouts and troop leaders. On Wednesday the organization said that decision would be delayed until a national meeting in May. In the Quinnipiac poll, 55 percent of respondents said the scouts should drop the ban, while 33 percent said it should remain. There is a significant gender gap in the results. Women back gay scouts by a 61 to...
  • Four Egyptians Detained Following Ahmadinejad Shoe Toss

    02/06/2013 12:42:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Egyptian security forces arrested four men outside a mosque in Cairo for trying to attack Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to the country, NBC News reported. The men, including a Syrian, belonging to the ultra-conservative Sunni Salafist movement, attempted to attack the Iranian leader outside the central Al-Hussein mosque in Cairo. One of the men threw a shoe at the Shiite Iranian president, whose visit to Egypt has been widely denounced by the country’s Sunni Muslims. According to NBC News, the Al-Hussein Mosque is revered by Shiite Muslims, who are widely abhorred by conservative Sunni Muslims, including members...
  • Virginia advances bill pushing for state to establish its own currency

    02/06/2013 12:39:52 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/6/2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Virginia is one step closer to breaking ties with the country's monetary system. A proposal to study whether the state should adopt its own currency is gaining traction in the state legislature from a number of lawmakers as well as conservative economists. The state House voted 65-32 earlier this week to approve the measure, and it will now go to the Senate. While it’s unlikely that Virginia will be printing its own money any time soon, the move sheds light on the growing distrust surrounding the nation’s central bank. Four other states are considering similar proposals. In 2011, Utah passed...
  • Amnesty: An Electoral Disaster (Hispanics are by and large, big government liberals)

    02/06/2013 12:39:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | John O’Sullivan
    My recent column on amnesty and the GOP elicited a number of very passionate comments. I will try to deal with some of them in a separate posting, but one common criticism deserves an immediate response. This was that I had done a serious wrong in focusing on whether amnesty would be bad for Republican electoral prospects, when the right question is whether or not it would be good for America. The criticism is fair but misdirected. The main focus of my writings on immigration has long been on devising the policy that is best for America and Americans, while...
  • For the Record: The Real Agenda of Gays in the Military

    02/06/2013 12:31:26 PM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Vanity | February 6, 2013 | Self
    I'm on a rant at the moment, so I thought this would be as good a time as any to go on the record with my humble opinions about Obama's efforts to destroy America morally, culturally, financially, socially, politically, militarily, economically, etc. (My, my, Obama's a busy little dictator wannabe, isn't he?) I have been saying for several months that the gays in the military agenda is not the final objective, but just another link in the chain that will ultimately weaken and enslave America's citizens and destroy our country and way of life as we once knew it. The...
  • Could Iowa's Steve King win over moderates, independents if he sought Senate seat?(BS ALERT)!

    02/06/2013 12:25:50 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 10 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is assembling a mental list of the many pros and cons that come with a 2014 Senate bid. It's a tempting opportunity. Just consider: Sen. Tom Harkin's decision not to run for re-election means Iowa will have its first open Senate race in 40 years. King first must consider whether he can compete in a statewide race. His hard-line, take-no-prisoners conservative style on hot-button issues such as immigration made him a favorite of cable television programs and raised his national profile.
  • Zimmerman Brother: George Supported Obama, Wanted to End 'Club of White Men'

    02/06/2013 12:21:35 PM PST · by BO Stinkss · 68 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 02/06/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Media coverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin has been skewed for months by wild charges of racism against George. NBC News infamously edited tape of Zimmerman to make it appear that he thought Martin was suspicious thanks to his race; CNN reported that Zimmerman had used a racial slur during his 911 call. That thematic stretched all the way to the White House, with President Obama suggesting that Zimmerman was acting out of racism, since as Obama put it, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” The truth is far different. Not only was Zimmerman...
  • Study: Work less, save the planet

    02/06/2013 12:21:27 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 6 2013 | Fox News
    Americans should work less, play more -- and in doing so, save the planet. That’s the basic formula a Washington think tank is shopping around as a way to cut down on global warming. The shift from a U.S. work model to a more "European" one – which includes shorter work weeks and more vacation time -- could cut as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The study claims that scaling back on work hours could bring down greenhouse gases. “The calculation...
  • Russia not protecting Syria, but preventing attack on Iran – Zhirinovsky

    02/06/2013 12:18:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe
    rt.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Robert Bridge
    The outspoken leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) has said that the crisis in Syria is just the next phase in the run up to an attack on Iran. ­Zhirinovsky, accompanying State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin on a visit to France, commented that Syria itself is “not really a point of interest for outside forces.” What is of importance, he argued, is that Syria, where a militant opposition is engaged in a protracted fight against forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, serves as yet another “corridor into Iran.” Without mentioning any specific names, Zhirinovsky said ‘they’ want to move...
  • HAGEL ENDORSED BY COMMUNIST PARTY USA

    02/06/2013 12:07:49 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 02/06/2013 | aron Klein
    After reportedly receiving support from Iran, Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s defense secretary nominee, has yet another endorsement to add to his resume, this one coming from the Communist Party USA. People’s World, the Communist Party USA’s official magazine, touted Hagel as “represent[ing] the more sober elements who have called in our national discourse for rejection of the old cold war tactics, the unilateralism and the continual push for wars all over the world.” The magazine’s labor editor, John Wojcik, slammed the ”neocon” U.S. Senate for trying to “force Hagel to disavow his opposition to what they call the ‘successful’ surges...
  • Obama adviser to make ‘zero harm in the NHS a reality’, pledges PM

    02/06/2013 12:05:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    hsj.co.uk ^ | February 6 , 2013 | James Illman
    Don Berwick, the man who advised President Barack Obama on his health reforms, has been appointed to spearhead a “zero harm” agenda in the NHS, David Cameron has revealed. The eye-catching appointment is potentially a substantial coup for the prime minister, who announced the move to the House of Commons this afternoon. Mr Berwick previously advised Bill Clinton and is regarded as one of the world’s leading health advisers. Mr Cameron told Parliament harm inflicted by hospitals on patients, such as hospital infections or bed sores, was unacceptable. He said: “Quality of care means not accepting that bed sores and...
  • Russia: Reject Homophobic Bill (USSR placed on Human Rights Watch)

    02/06/2013 12:03:25 PM PST · by mgist · 29 replies
    Human Rights Watch ^ | January 27, 2013 | LFBT
    Russia: Reject Homophobic Bill Investigate Threats, Attacks on Peaceful Protests January 27, 2013 A gay rights activist takes part in a gay pride parade in central Moscow on May, 27 2012. Russia: Reject Homophobic Bill The draft law contributes to an atmosphere that makes violence against LGBT protesters seem acceptable. If adopted, the bill would violate the free expression rights of all Russians and discriminate against and further stigmatize Russia’s LGBT community. Anna Kirey, researcher with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) program (Moscow) –Vicious attacks on gay rights protesters in Russia in recent days underscores the need for...
  • Biden Gaffes His Way Across Europe

    02/06/2013 11:49:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 5, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    In his first foreign trip in the second term of President Barack Obama's presidency, Vice President Joe Biden is gaffing his way across Europe. Biden's three country trip has taken him from Germany to France and, finally, to the UK, where he's just finishing meetings. Today, after attending a UK national security council meeting, Biden said that he was "delighted to do it, I spent half my life on OUR national security council," according to the pool report. In fact, Biden has only been on the U.S. National Security Council for four years--the four years the 70-year-old vice president has...