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  • Trump: I Love the Tea Party, They Love Me

    02/13/2013 7:55:35 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 97 replies
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has nothing but praise for the tea party. “I am a Republican, but I believe strongly in the tea party — and I love the people of the tea party,” Trump told WPTV-News Channel 5 on Thursday during the Palm Beach County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. “I love many of the things they represent — and you know what? They love me...
  • CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio's Sip of Water Was 'Career-Ender' [video at link]

    02/13/2013 7:52:49 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matt Hadro
    On Wednesday's The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer absurdly wondered if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pausing his State of the Union response for a drink of water would "break" his career. The CNN chyron flashed "Career-ender?" "So can a drink of water make or break a political career?" Blitzer asked. "A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We're going to find out, whether he likes it or not." However, despite CNN claiming the headline was a joke, host Wolf Blitzer kept his serious demeanor for the beginning of the next segment when he noted the "social media frenzy" over Rubio's "awkward...
  • Government To The Rescue : Your Social Security (video)

    02/13/2013 7:46:22 PM PST · by skoob2u · 10 replies
    CreativeCommonsTV ^ | 2/13/2013 | YouTube
    A 1950's film promoting how the government and social security will save the elderly. Just a friendly reminder that if it sounds to good to be true...well , you know the rest.
  • Illinois Sheriffs' Association Gun Control Resolution

    02/13/2013 7:22:47 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies
    Illinois Sheriffs' Association ^ | 2/11/2013 | Illinois Sheriffs' Association
    Springfield, IL. – The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association at their Winter Training Conference adopted the attached resolution which mirrors the National Sheriffs’ Association Resolution passed at their Mid-Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. Seventy-three Sheriffs were in attendance at the Illinois Conference held in Springfield. The Sheriffs also voted unanimously not to support the proposed legislation House Bill 132 that bans certain weapons. Sheriffs from across the state of Illinois believe that it is their responsibility and duty to uphold the Constitution including the Second Amendment. Rational law abiding citizens are not the cause of random acts of horrific violence in our...
  • Obama 2003 Flashback: Vowed US Military Response To North Korea Nuke Threat

    02/13/2013 7:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/13 | staff
    Then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama on Chicago Public Television in November of 2003
  • Thai military kills 19 militants who attacked base

    02/13/2013 7:18:38 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | AP
    Pattani, Thailand: Thai soldiers fending off a major assault on a military base in the country's violence-plagued south killed 19 insurgents, authorities said Wednesday. The death toll was believed to be the biggest inflicted on the Muslim guerrillas since more than 100 died in a single day nearly a decade ago. About 50 militants wearing military-like uniforms raided a marine corps base in Bacho district in Narathiwat province late Tuesday night, Col Pramote Promin said. [...] An Islamic insurgency erupted in 2004 in Thailand's three southernmost provinces, a Muslim-majority region in the Buddhist-dominated country. In April of that year, guerrillas...
  • WH COS Doesn't Know Why ObamaCare Doesn't Apply To WH

    02/13/2013 7:14:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | goprapidresponse
    Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff doesn't know why ObamaCared doesn't apply to the WH staff (February 13, 2013).
  • Time, Meredith Explore Magazine-Spinoff Deal

    02/13/2013 7:01:00 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2013 | KEACH HAGEY and JOHN JANNARONE
    Time Warner Inc. TWX +0.67% is in talks to divest most of its Time Inc. magazine group in a deal with Meredith Corp., MDP -0.13% said people familiar with the situation, potentially ending its long reign as the biggest U.S. magazine publisher. Under the proposal being discussed, Time Warner would retain its flagship newsweekly Time, along with Sports Illustrated and Fortune. But the rest of its magazines, including People, InStyle and Real Simple, would end up combined with Meredith's titles, which include Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, whose readers are mainly women. The proposal calls for both companies...
  • There she is: Miss America pageant set to return to Atlantic City

    02/13/2013 6:58:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    There she is, Miss America — back in Atlantic City. The Miss America pageant is returning to Atlantic City, the place it was created, after leaving for Las Vegas seven years ago. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and pageant officials will make the formal announcement at Boardwalk Hall Thursday, the governor’s office confirmed last night. "It does involve the return of an old New Jersey tradition," said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie. The pageant was founded in 1921 to extend the Jersey Shore resort town’s summer season into September and remained there for the next 84 years. After...
  • Wisconsin University Joins Campaign Saying It’s ‘Unfair’ to be White

    02/13/2013 6:49:20 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2013
    The University of Wisconsin–Superior became the latest school to join the Unfair Campaign, which looks to bring attention to the “unfairness” of being white. The campaign’s slogan is “It’s hard to see racism when you’re white” and claims that “society was set up for us.” Below is a PSA ad: Video at link. A UWS spokeswoman told Campus Reform that the university is sponsoring the campaign because it is an “opportunity on our campus to talk about all privilege and to create conversation” as well as to “learn and to grow together.” The university is planning to hold events with...
  • Orthodox rabbi seeks Israeli religious revolution

    02/13/2013 6:44:43 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/13/2013 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    When Rabbi David Stav launched his official campaign last month to wrest control of Israel's top religious institution from its longtime hardline leadership, it was a long shot. >>SNIP<< Stav, a 53-year-old father of nine, heads a private network of modern Orthodox rabbis that is virtually an alternative organization to Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinical bureaucracy. It seeks to put a friendly face on Jewish traditions for secular Israeli Jews alienated by the ultra-Orthodox functionaries that regulate religious services. The organization, called Tzohar, has gained popularity among secular Israelis with its program that sends rabbis free of charge to officiate at weddings....
  • Miss. Houses passes bill for guns in schools

    02/13/2013 6:37:37 PM PST · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | The Associated Press
    The Mississippi House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow school boards to arm teachers with concealed weapons. House Bill 958 would let boards create policies authorizing employees, including cafeteria workers and janitors, carry concealed weapons on campus. A previous version of the bill limited the number of employees with weapons at each school, but the bill passed provides no limit.
  • ZOA chief: US Jews shied away from Hagel row

    02/13/2013 6:36:36 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/13/2013 19:11 | SAM SOKO
    American Jews are “frightened of making an issue seem more important to Jews than others,” Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein said on Tuesday. snip The ZOA, which is a member of the Conference of Presidents, was founded in 1897 and is what Klein calls “the oldest pro-Israel [organization] in the United States.” Discussing his lobbying effort in Washington aimed at blocking the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel, Klein said the ZOA was, aside from the Republican Jewish Coalition, a partisan group, “the only major Jewish group to publicly oppose Hagel and [John O.] Brennan.” US...
  • Only 33.5 Million Watch Obama's SOTU Address, Lowest Since 2000 (Not surprising)

    02/13/2013 6:30:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are predictably gushing and fawning over Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, but far fewer Americans watched him speak than did last year. In fact, this is the lowest viewership of a SOTU address since Obama took office. According to Nielsen, 33.5 million people watched the address Tuesday evening. This was down 11.3 percent from the almost 38 million that watched in 2012, and down a staggering 36 percent from the over 52 million that watched his first address in 2009. Tuesday's viewership also ranked amongst the lowest since Nielsen began tracking these addresses in 1993....
  • GOP prevents vote on Hagel as Defense secretary

    02/13/2013 6:25:40 PM PST · by haffast · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | February 13, 2013, 5:37 p.m | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote Wednesday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Defense Department, staging the first filibuster against a president's choice to head the Pentagon. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the move "a shame" as he announced on the Senate floor that he was unable to reach an agreement with the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee to avoid such a delay. Reid filed a motion to end the filibuster and said he expected to vote on it Friday. snip Democrats believe they have the votes to confirm Hagel....
  • Jack Lew: I had no idea my money was even in the Cayman Islands

    02/13/2013 6:21:12 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    I point this out, not because I think that Lew’s erstwhile Cayman Island holdings in and of themselves should be a discrediting factor in his nomination to replace Tim Geithner as head of the Treasury Department; again, if politicians are looking for someone or something to blame for wealthy people looking to save more of their own money by moving it to offshore accounts, then maybe they should start with our ridiculously uncompetitive and bulky tax code. Quite blaming the symptoms, people, and try blaming the disease instead. I point this out, because of the spectacular showcase it provides into...
  • Remember Your Oath To Protect The Constitution, Mr. President

    02/13/2013 6:18:19 PM PST · by billflax · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/13/2013 | Bill Flax
    Mr. President, perhaps amidst the merriment surrounding the inaugural festivities you misremembered your oath. Sir, you solemnly swore “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” But these few weeks hence, your State of the Union speech essentially disavowed America’s cherished founding charter. Many left-leaning pundits applaud your “bold” vision to radically redefine America. President Obama, you are understandably emboldened by re-election, but you were not made king. Regardless of whether you agree with constitutional precepts, you’re still legally bound; still compelled by the sacred oath you swore. Perhaps while lecturing college students on Constitutional Law you read it. What authorization...
  • Administration Will Spend $1.8 Billion to Build 20-Mile Railroad on 30-Mile-Wide Island (Oahu)

    02/13/2013 6:04:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 13, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that $1.55 billion in new federal tax dollars will be allocated for the first-ever Hawaiian Transit Rail system on the island of Oahu, which will serve downtown Honolulu, at a total federal and state cost of $5.1 billion.The train circuit will be 20 miles long, with 21 stops on an island that is 30 miles wide. … An additional $4 million has been obligated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “stimulus”), and $209.9 million is coming from other sources within the DOT. Both the $1.55 billion and the $209.9 million are proposed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Valentines's Day To Our Troops!! ~ 14 February 2013

    02/13/2013 6:03:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Valentine's Day to Our Troops!! ~ AERIAL REFUELING An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling mission over the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 10, 2012. The Strike Eagle is assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing and the Stratotanker is assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Morgan Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING U.S. Marine Corps Lance...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-13-13

    02/13/2013 5:57:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-13-13 | Dr. Michael Savage