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  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like LBJ as President

    02/16/2013 7:09:33 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won." Instead, he was referencing Johnson's mastery of the so-called sausage-making process in Congress....
  • Obama's plan to make illegals comfy

    02/16/2013 6:58:13 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expands its outsourcing of detention across the nation, potential contractors are being forewarned to abide by the Obama administration’s kinder, gentler approach to detaining illegal aliens. DHS Immigration & Customs Enforcement most recently embarked upon the outsourcing plan in Georgia, where it will continue to push the administration’s reform agenda to create a civil, rather than penal, processing system. According to contracting documents that WND located through routine database research, the Georgia outsourcing endeavor requires providers to offer detainees, among other perks, “abundant natural light throughout the facility [and] ample indoor and outdoor...
  • Death of a master terrorist: How the ‘Iranian Jackal’ was killed

    02/16/2013 6:56:51 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies
    nationalpost ^ | 2 13 13
    On the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Imad Mughniyah, a.k.a. “The Iranian Jackal,” much new information about the hunt for the terrorist most wanted by Mossad and the FBI has emerged. It’s a story of high-tech surveillance and old-fashioned espionage, and it’s just starting to be truly told now. Imad Mughniyah was 20 years old when he made his debut on the international terrorist scene in 1983, with a series of spectacular and deadly bombings aimed at Western forces in Lebanon. The 1983 Beirut suicide bombings included those on April 18 at the U.S. Embassy (63 killed); on Oct....
  • Iran: Impossible Talks with the "Great Satan"

    02/16/2013 6:48:02 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 11 replies
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | February 15,2013 | Amir Taheri
    Some commentators inside and outside Iran have interpreted Khamenei’s stance as further proof that he has lost touch with reality. A closer look at the context, however, might show that Khamenei’s stance is very much based on reality: his reality. Khamenei does not see Iran as a nation-state but as a vehicle for a revolution with global ambitions. “I am not a diplomat,” he said amid cheers from a crowd of supporters. “I am a revolutionary.” The regime that Khamenei heads is not meant to act in the interests of Iran as a nation-state, but in the interests of the...
  • Syria rebels claim northern airbase takeover

    02/16/2013 6:45:00 AM PST · by bert · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 02/16/13 | staff
    Syrian rebels have captured a military airbase in the north and geared up for a major battle against regime forces as the opposition says it refuses to accept President Bashar al-Assad in talks on the 23-month conflict. The rebels on Friday said they overran the base in the town of Sfeira, east of Aleppo international airport, and captured a large stockpile of ammunition. Activists reported intermittent clashes around the Aleppo airport itself as well as around Nayrab airbase and another military complex, as the two sides squared up for a major fight. "The army shelled the area around Aleppo international...
  • 'Good Morning America' Giddy Over Possible Hillary Presidential Run

    02/16/2013 6:41:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Good Morning America's giddiness over the prospect that Hillary Clinton might run for president is any indication of how the MSM will treat the story, it's gonna be a long-g-g-g four years. The excited GMA crew was looking for any harbinger—from falling meteorites to the number of baskets scored by an ABC reporter in a charity game—that Hillary might throw her pantsuit into the ring. A correspondent even joked—at least we hope she was joking—that GMA might have to run a segment every week with the latest is-Hillary-running news. View the video here.
  • Workers ... bulldoze thousands of leftover Girl Scout cookies ...

    02/16/2013 6:32:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | JOSHUA GARDNER
    There is certainly no ‘waste not, want not’ badge for Girl Scouts of America, at least not in Southern California where over 13,000 boxes of the organization’s famous cookies were bulldozed to bits in a warehouse as bulldozer operators gleefully yelled ‘Goodbye girl scout cookies!’ After the May incident, when the cookies were sent off to a landfill, leaders of area food banks are up in arms about the so-called service organization's wastefulness. Bruce Rankin, Executive Director of Santa Monica’s West Side Food Bank, watched footage from CBS 2 in Los Angeles, and was shocked as two heavy-duty construction vehicles...
  • Fugitive Alberto Morales shot, killed near Grapevine Lake

    02/16/2013 6:22:06 AM PST · by ken in texas · 45 replies
    WFAA TV Web site ^ | Feb 16 2013 | JASON WHITELY
    GRAPEVINE — After an intensive four-day manhunt, fugitive Alberto Morales was shot and killed near Grapevine Lake late Friday night, according to Grapevine police. Morales — considered armed and extremely dangerous — had been at large after stabbing a Miami-Dade County detective with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.The violent escape happened in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Grapevine.
  • Numerous Firearms Manufacturers Refuse to Sell to Govt

    02/16/2013 6:21:42 AM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allenah
    While the President and the rabid left continue to pursue a ban on semi-automatic firearms, manufacturers are fighting back by refusing to sell to government agencies that support the President’s plan. Illinois Gov. Rahm Emannuel tried to pressure Bank of America to stop doing business with firearms companies. Viewed as perfectly acceptable behavior by a large portion of America, firearms manufacturers copied the tactic and returned the favor. Larue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Templar Custom, Extreme Firepower and now RAM Arms have vocalized that they will not sell their products to government agencies that support the President’s position on gun rights....
  • Two bald eagles found dead [poisoned] in Logan County near Booneville [Arkansas]

    02/16/2013 6:21:22 AM PST · by Dysart · 20 replies
    KATV ^ | 2-15-13
    BOONEVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating two more bald eagle deaths in Arkansas. The eagles were found in Logan County just south of Booneville. Earlier this month, an eagle was found shot near Highland in Pike County. That bird death is still under investigation. The two eagles in Logan County were found near the Golden City Church in early December and have been undergoing necropsies for the cause of death. Tests revealed that the two birds died of poisoning. State and federal officials are asking for help in solving...
  • School principal angry after rabbi give students free lunch and speech

    02/16/2013 6:17:44 AM PST · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | David Ross
    Many high school students enjoyed free lunch given to them by a local rabbi and while they were eating they listened to a lecture from the rabbi. Students at Great Neck North High School can hang out at fast food restaurants, go to the houses without supervision or do almost anything they want for lunch. But listening to a Torah lecture in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue should require parental consent, according to the school.
  • Mass. gives out 100 grand like candy

    02/16/2013 6:03:15 AM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 02/16/2013 | Joe Dwinell
    The roster of state workers raking in six-figure pay skyrocketed last year by an astonishing 12 percent to nearly 7,700 employees, according to a Herald review — a budget-busting bombshell that has fiscal watchdogs howling “enough.” The review comes as Gov. Deval Patrick is pushing for massive $1.9 billion in tax and fee hikes amid a sputtering state economy and a climbing jobless rate. The highest pay — more than $700,000 — went to those in the University of Massachusetts system. Yet, nurses, state troopers, office workers, prison guards and managers also swelled the ranks of the six-figure club, including:...
  • Herman Cain Joins Fox News

    02/16/2013 6:00:04 AM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    newser.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Associated Press
    Well, Fox News needed to fill the void left by Sarah Palin's absence ... so the network hired Herman Cain as a contributor, it announced today. Cain, the former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, will also contribute to the Fox Business Network. He says he's looking forward to the job because it is "an opportunity to be one more voice for intelligent thinking in America." Fox has been shuffling its contributor lineup since the election, also recently hiring Dennis Kucinich and Scott Brown.
  • Is it too late to avert the sequester's deep spending cuts?

    02/16/2013 5:38:32 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Harold Maass
    epublican leaders in Congress predicted Wednesday that painful automatic spending cuts — the sequester, in Washington lingo — will hit at the end of the month, as scheduled. "I think the sequester’s gonna happen," Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said at a Politico post-State-of-the-Union event. Indeed, Democrats and Republicans have made little or no progress on a compromise deficit reduction deal that would head off the across-the-board budget cuts, which would hit the Pentagon and social programs especially hard. President Obama warned in his address that allowing the sequester to hit would be disastrous,...
  • US Army seeks new ways to treat facial skin injuries

    02/16/2013 5:36:07 AM PST · by the scotsman · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th February 2013 | Jonathan Amos
    'It is extraordinary that doctors were able to do anything for Todd Nelson. The former US Army master sergeant's injuries were so bad the medics thought he would not survive. "I was on my 300th-plus convoy across Kabul, Afghanistan," he recalls. "We were headed home for the night when we passed next to a typical yellow and white sedan. When they saw us getting ready to pass, they flipped the switch. "The blast came in my side of the truck; I was on the passenger side. "It flipped the truck through a brick wall and put shrapnel through my right...
  • Women in combat units: Could it reduce sexual assault in the military?

    02/16/2013 5:31:35 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Anna Mulrine
    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that he is hopeful that making the combat roles of women official will create a greater environment of respect for women, which in turn may have an impact on instances of sexual harassment and assault. “I believe it's because we've had separate classes of military personnel, at some level,” he said at a press conference Thursday. General Dempsey was quick to add that sexual assault is “far more complicated than that – but when you have one part of the population that is designated as warriors and another part...
  • The Best of the Delta

    02/16/2013 5:17:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Something is terribly wrong. Used to be, I could safely attend the annual Delta show at the Arkansas Arts Center here in Little Rock with serene confidence that I would never agree with the judge's picks. It gave me the feeling, hollow as it might be, that I marched to a different drummer from the cognoscenti's. For my taste in such things has long been irreparably bourgeois -- middle-class, middlebrow, middlin' in general. Even verging on the sentimental, and maybe not just verging. Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World," Edward Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning," Charles Demuth's "I Saw the Figure Five...
  • Loudmouthed Latino Demonstrators Cow American-Owned Hotel

    02/16/2013 5:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week some “Latinos” in Florida detected an “ethnic slur” on the wall of the ritzy South Beach Hotel W’s lounge. Within minutes all hell broke loose. A few stormed over to the manager and DEMANDED it be taken down, promptly and ceremoniously! The rest got on their BlackBerrys and iPhones to “burn up the wires.” Word spread throughout this tightly-knit “Latino community” and soon the hotel was blitzed with scathing e-mails, phone calls and tweets. This “Latino” groups powerful “Latina” Congressperson even jumped into the fray, firing off a letter to the Hotel owners, denouncing the “insensitivity” of the...
  • Elementary School Offers Tutoring... Unless You're White

    02/16/2013 5:09:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 2/15/2013 | Bobby Eberle
    Wow! As we strive for a truly colorblind society, it's quite apparent that the ones who hold us back are the ones who scream the loudest about equality. Those on the left blast those on the right, because we just want to recognize people for what they do, not what skin color they have. But, just like Barack Obama plays the race card over and over again, we have another example to point to. This time, it's an elementary school in Denver that offers a tutoring program... unless you are white. As reported by Denver's CBS 4, the tutoring program...
  • Bloomberg takes gun fight to Chicago

    02/16/2013 4:53:40 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Alex Isenstadt
    A Chicagoland special House election to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has suddenly become Ground Zero of the national gun control debate, courtesy of anti-gun crusader Mike Bloomberg. The billionaire New York City mayor’s super PAC is poised to dump at least $2 million into the race, sources told POLITICO — a staggering sum for a single House race that’s meant to thwart a National Rifle Association-aligned Democrat who was cruising along as the frontrunner until a barrage of Bloomberg-financed attack ads hit the airwaves. The massive independent expenditure by Independence USA PAC dwarfs what any of the...