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  • NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID 'NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL'

    02/09/2013 5:22:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.” “Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying...
  • Japan: TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima(dropped 1.5-ton hoist into fuel pool)

    02/09/2013 5:20:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Asahi ^ | February 08, 2013
    TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima February 08, 2013 The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has admitted dislodging broken equipment weighing 1.5 tons and sending it falling further into a pool where fragile nuclear fuel rods lie.
  • Frozen

    02/09/2013 5:19:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.President Obama’s senior thesis at Columbia University has been embargoed. It is said to be an endorsement of the Nuclear Freeze Movement that was so much the cause célèbre of the left here and throughout Western Europe in the Reagan years. We may have to wait for his presidential library to open to find out. And we may have to wait until then, too, to learn whether young Barack Obama attended the massive, one million plus Nuclear Freeze rally in Central Park in June, 1982. It’s hard to imagine that the young...
  • Patrick Declares State Of Emergency, Announces Travel Ban In Mass

    02/09/2013 5:12:55 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 82 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 2/8/13 | CBS Boston staff writer
    BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts Friday afternoon for the blizzard that could bring up to 3 feet of snow. He also announced he has signed an executive order to ban all travel on all roads in the state starting at 4 p.m. Friday. There are some exceptions to the ban, including emergency workers, those who work in hospitals and media, and others required to be at their jobs. The governor said rapid snowfall of 2-3 inches per hour will make for, “extremely dangerous conditions,” and will “make safe travel nearly impossible.” This...
  • 20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

    02/09/2013 5:08:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Starting in the sixties there was an explosion of children born out-of-wedlock and kids who don't grow up in two parent families fare more poorly percentage wise on just about any and every scale imaginable including substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, suicide rates, criminality and homelessness. 2) Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them. 3) Our legal system encourages frivolous lawsuits, is punitively expensive and because of the...
  • Alonzo Mourning’s Wife Arrested For DUI [Media Will Forgive/Forget Obama Supporter]

    02/09/2013 5:04:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/8/13
    The wife of former Miami Heat superstar Alonzo Mourning was arrested early Friday morning near Old Cutler Road and San Servano Avenue on a single charge of driving under the influence. According to the arrest report, Mourning failed a roadside sobriety test administered after allegedly speeding in two different areas and not stopping for a red light. The arrest report stated that after Mourning was stopped, she asked the officer, “What did I do sir?” The officer told her she had been speeding and she winked and said “I was going fast, wasn’t I?”
  • As Blizzard Nemo Strikes, Global Warming Won’t Be Far Behind

    02/09/2013 4:59:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | John Ransom
    Blizzard Nemo is bearing down on the Northeast- hence the term nor’easter to describe it- so prepare for the folks at Fashion Week, now being held in New York City, to be out in force battling the storm. “The organizers of New York's Fashion Week,” reports the CSMonitor, “a closely watched series of fashion shows held under a big tent – said they will have extra crews to help with snow removal and will turn up the heat and add an extra layer to the venue.” We can only hope that they wear furs. Because we’ll need blizzards of hilarity...
  • Born on the Bayou

    02/09/2013 4:46:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    KRAEMER, La. -- Roland Torres wants you to know a few things. He lives in a rural area where life is pretty straightforward. His family has been active on the bayou for five generations, witnessing a daily battle of survival of the fittest. The birds, animals and reptiles who inhabit the vast swamps of south-central Louisiana live only as long as their wits and luck hold out. They are on their own 24/7. So is Torres. A former game warden, Torres is of Spanish descent and still speaks the language of his Cajun ancestors: French. He makes a decent...
  • Talking with Pagans and Talking with Journalists

    02/09/2013 4:37:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    Sports Illustrated has come to my mailbox for nearly 40 years. I hope it comes for 40 more. But I also hope whomever is assigning the stories in the future begins to think more about the readers than their political and social agendas. Super Bowl week featured a cover of a praying Ray Lewis rising from the water, and a cover story by New York Times’ religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer on Christians in the NFL. The story was enough to cause PJMedia writer Andrew Klavan to declare he would not renew his SI subscription, and most serious Christian athletes are...
  • Will Governor Cuomo Hear from the Concerned "Vocal Minority?" (Pro gun rally Albany NY)

    02/09/2013 4:36:07 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 10 replies
    Capital District Political Action Network ^ | February 8, 2013 | Garry Perry
    Will Governor Cuomo Hear from the Concerned "Vocal Minority?" Albany, NY- Thousands of concerned New Yorkers from around the state will gather on the West side of the NYS Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, February 12th from 11-2 to voice their concerns over the SAFE Act and support the Second Amendment. This event is being sponsored by many pro-Second Amendment Groups, including turn Albany Upside Down, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), and S.C.O.P.E. Many pro-Second Amendment supporters were offended to hear their concerns marginalized by Governor Cuomo as "a very vocal minority." Organizers are encouraging Governor...
  • Police Helicopter Lands to Harass Woman For Her Papers

    02/09/2013 4:05:20 AM PST · by Bon mots · 62 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2013 | YouTube
    See the Video on YouTube Does this make you feel safe? 6 heavily armed officers of the state - overpaid, and awaiting fat pensions - circle and harass a sweet lady out in the desert collecting rocks. The use of a $5-8million helicopter that costs about $2000 per hour to fly, the six overpaid donut munchers inside and the illegal search of an innocent, harmless lady out collecting rocks is a travesty of justice and the American way. What have they done to our country? Do you feel safe now?
  • Dartmouth Cops Hunt Faux-Chinese Gibberish Speaker

    02/09/2013 3:52:27 AM PST · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 08 February 2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    The object of this manhunt stands accused of speaking faux-Chinese to two Chinese students. He could face expulsion.
  • Movement aims to 'reclaim' Valentine's Day as Generosity Day

    02/09/2013 3:46:44 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    iving can be addictive. At least that's the hope of the organizers of a movement that's looking to "reclaim" Valentine's Day. For 24 hours, the group is asking people to mark Generosity Day -- and to be generous to everyone "to see how it feels and to practice saying 'yes.'" Generosity Day has its roots in a 2011 30-day Generosity Experiment done by Sasha Dichter of New York. During that time, Dichter said "yes" to everyone who asked for help, according to the "movement's" website, www.spreadgenerosityday.com. In a video of Dichter's presentation at the 2011 NextGEN Charity Conference, Dichter tells...
  • Conservative Doc Reveals Why He Spoke Out Against Obama’s Policies

    02/09/2013 2:55:52 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/8/2013 | Jason Howerton
    With President Barack Obama sitting just feet away, Dr. Benjamin Carson stood up for conservative principles in his speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, discussing the national debt, political correctness and even healthcare. Readers loved his speech so much that TheBlaze’s story on it went viral. On Friday, Carson appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to explain why he felt compelled to speak out against the big government policies endorsed by Obama, in front of Obama. Carson, a renown neurosurgeon, said the response to his speech has been “overwhelmingly” positive. However, he argued he didn’t make a conservative argument, but rather...
  • Allegiance to more than the flag

    02/09/2013 12:26:56 AM PST · by thecodont · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 3:01 am, Friday, February 8, 2013 | Chip Johnson, Chronicle Columnist
    The Pledge of Allegiance has taken it on the chin over the years. Everything from the clause "one nation under God" to its recitation in public schools and public meetings has been challenged. This week, El Cerrito City Councilman Mark Friedman proposed eliminating the custom from the start of each council meeting. "I've always had problems with the Pledge of Allegiance," said Friedman, whose politics were shaped in the fiery days of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in his hometown, Chicago. In his argument to end the custom, Friedman said that in a world without "liberty and justice for all,"...
  • Containment and Radical Islam

    02/08/2013 11:07:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | February 6, 2013 | Rand Paul
    A realist foreign-policy vision that is neither imperialistic nor isolationist.The following is text of a speech delivered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the Heritage Foundation on February 6, 2013.Foreign policy is uniquely an arena where we should base decisions on the landscape of the world as it is . . . not as we wish it to be. I see the world as it is. I am a realist, not a neoconservative, nor an isolationist. When candidate John McCain argued in 2007 that we should remain in Iraq for 100 years, I blanched and wondered what the unintended consequences of...
  • Mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis blasts MTA for being insensitive to Asians

    02/08/2013 11:07:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5:26 PM, February 7, 2013 | Carl Campanile
    GOP mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis today blasted the MTA of being insensitive to the city’s Asian community by suspending No. 7 weekend train service during Lunar New Year festivities—the most significant Asian holiday of the year. The 7 train runs from Times Square in Manhattan to Flushing in Queens, home of the city’s largest ethnic Chinese and Korean communities. The track work suspends service in Manhattan. “The MTA has no respect for the Asian people. It’s terrible,” Catsimatides said. …
  • A Lefty Killer?

    02/08/2013 11:04:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 8, 2013 | James Taranto
    Conservatives leave out part of the Christopher Dorner story.Remember when liberal journalists and politicians tried to incite a moral panic by blaming a series of violent crimes on the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and assorted other bugbears? If you don't, Michelle Malkin has a refresher: The 2009 massacre of three Pittsburgh police officers (which lib journos falsely blamed on Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the "heated, apocalyptic rhetoric of the anti-Obama forces"); the 2009 suicide insurance scam/murder hoax of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman (which New York magazine falsely blamed on Rush Limbaugh, "conservative media personalities, websites and...
  • Hate Crime Charges Filed Against Gang Members in Compton Case

    02/08/2013 10:44:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KPCC ^ | February 8th, 2013 | Leslie Berestein Rojas
    Two members of a Compton street gang have been indicted on federal hate crime charges in connection with an attack on four juveniles on New Year’s Eve. Named in the indictment are 19-year-old Jeffrey Aguilar and 21-year-old Efren Marquez, Jr., both alleged members of the Compton 155 street gang, which prosecutors say uses violence and threats to try to drive black residents out of its territory. The attack last December 31st was racially motivated, says U.S. Attorney Andre Birrote, Jr. “The evidence in this investigation has led us to believe that they have a racial animus toward African Americans," Birrote...
  • Now Euro MPs want a secret vote to block budget deal and defy the 27 leaders

    02/08/2013 10:38:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:38 EST, 8 February 2013 | James Chapman
    Euro MPs prompted uproar last night by plotting to try to block the budget deal using a secret ballot so voters cannot hold them to account. It emerged that they are planning to use a little-understood procedure to allow them to vote in private and defy the 27 EU leaders. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament and former leader of its socialist group, suggested a vote on the budget should be conducted in secret to allow MEPs to break away from prime ministers and party leaders and maximize the chances of it being rejected. A vote behind closed doors...