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  • After Sequestration, A Shocking Proportion Of Government Spending Will Be On Entitlements

    02/21/2013 3:24:54 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21 Feb 13 | Walter Hickey
    Sequestration is the series of blunt, across the board cuts that go into effect March 1 and will shrink the size of the federal government over the next ten years. Several states will lose hundreds of thousands of jobs, the price of groceries could jump following USDA inspector furloughs, and the Congressional Budget Office reported that the austerity measures could initiate a recession. What's more, sequestration accomplishes a pathetic amount over ten years, all things considered. It was designed to cut spending on things that constitute core government functions — money for infrastructure, schools and national defense. Social Security, Medicaid...
  • What’s All this About Van Gogh and LEDs?

    02/21/2013 3:24:49 PM PST · by null and void · 8 replies
    Electronic Design ^ | Jan. 19, 2013 | Don Tuite in Secondary Emissions
    Like van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”? What if museum lighting were destroying them?  What if your invention had enabled the lights that were doing the damage? Last week, I received a curious press release from Soraa, The GaN-on-GaN LED company founded by Shuji Nakamura, the guy who invented a way to make blue and UV LEDs, which is the reason we can have high brightness (HB) white LEDs.  (The part of the spectral gamut that produces HB white light comes from “yellow” phosphors on the inside surface of the LED package.) The release is passionate, insisting that there is no evidence that...
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  • French minister hits back at 'three hour day' attack

    02/21/2013 3:23:44 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/21/2013 | Dennis Mitzner
    The French industry minister who received a letter lambasting his country's work ethic has retaliated by telling the US boss who sent the insulting epistle that he has "a perfect ignorance" of France. Arnaud Montebourg, minister for industrial renewal in France, was subject to a written barrage of abuse from Maurice Taylor, chief executive of US tyremaker Titan, after the French politician appealed for financial support for an ailing Goodyear factory. Mr Taylor berated French workers for putting in just "three hours" a day, and said his company would be "stupid" to invest in the loss-making tyre plant in Amiens,...
  • The Eight Greatest Absurdities of Obama’s Second Term

    02/21/2013 3:21:07 PM PST · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 21 Feb 2013, 4:36 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s second term is only a month old, and already the absurdities are piling up. In fact, it’s making me dizzy. Hold the phone while I swallow a Dramadine. ********** Okay, that’s better. Oh wait a second, I took a Xanax. Oh, that’s okay, I need one of those too. Now, on to the absurdities. All White Houses have absurdities. Some more than others. Like this one. Covering the Obama White House is like heading into Area 51 every day for flying saucer flying lessons. 1. President Obama blames Republicans for the sequester when IT WAS HIS IDEA. OMG,...
  • "Virtual President" BILL WHITTLE "Virtual STATE OF THE UNION - 2013" [part one: talking about GUNS]

    02/21/2013 3:20:19 PM PST · by RonDog · 36 replies
    www.MrVirtualPresident.com/ ^ | February 21, 2013 | Bill Whittle [with commentary by RonDog]
    From www.mrvirtualpresident.com: GUNS (Virtual State of the Union - 2013) February 21, 2013 In this segment of his Virtual State of the Union, the Virtual President talks about why politicians want to talk about gun control rather than crime control, and delivers the factual evidence and historical truths that make the case for the Second Amendment self-evident... For the latest from The Virtual President go to www.mrvirtualpresident.com © 2013 Mr. Virtual President. All Rights Reserved.
  • Brown Shirts at ECU

    02/21/2013 3:19:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Towhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Mike Adams
    East Carolina University (ECU) has launched a new campaign that attempts to pressure employees to affirm homosexuality despite their religious and moral objections to the lifestyle. Couched in the language of safety and inclusion, the program promises to brand as intolerant those who refuse to accept the university's official position on matters of private sexual morality. This is especially problematic, given that ECU is a public university. The campaign was launched with a profoundly unwise email, sent by university employee Summer Wisdom under the subject line "Gay? Fine by me." She begins: "This spring the LGBT Resource Office (Lesbian, Gay,...
  • New GOP sequester plan: Let Obama decide what to cut

    02/21/2013 3:19:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    It's headed straight down the toilet in the Senate but not half-bad as a PR ploy designed to show the party's reasonableness on cuts. GOP problem: Obama keeps complaining that the sequester is a blunt instrument that'll impose all sorts of hardships because it cuts spending indiscriminately, across the board. What we need are more targeted cuts aimed at agencies that are better prepared to cope with them. GOP solution: Let Obama and his agency chiefs pick the targets then. When people start complaining that they've been furloughed or that they have to wait in line at the airport for...
  • With Axelrod At NBC, The Politicos Become The Press

    02/21/2013 3:17:58 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2013 | Editorial
    Press: As if media bias weren't troublesome enough, the ascent of President Obama's top strategist to a plum job at NBC creates an even bigger issue: that of the political establishment becoming the press. Where does it end? In a way, the hiring of David Axelrod as "senior political analyst" providing commentary at NBC seems like a fool's errand from a business standpoint. After all, the White House senior adviser has pretty much been giving NBC and other big media outlets commentary for free during the Obama administration, if the slavish pro-Obama media bias, as well as secretive media-political collaborations...
  • "Keep your so-called workers," U.S. boss tells France

    02/21/2013 3:17:58 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 28 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | February 20, 2013 | Emmanuel Jarry and Catherine Bremer
    PARIS (Reuters) - The CEO of a U.S. tire company has delivered a crushing summary of how some outsiders view France's work ethic in a letter saying he would have to be stupid to take over a factory whose staff only put in three hours work a day. Titan International's Maurice "Morry" Taylor, who goes by "The Grizz" for his bear-like no-nonsense style, told France's left-wing industry minister in a letter published by Paris media that he had no interest in buying a doomed plant. "The French workforce gets paid high wages but works only three hours. They get one...
  • Aaron Swartz files reveal how FBI tracked internet activist

    02/21/2013 3:16:42 PM PST · by null and void
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 19 February 2013 17.42 EST | Aaron Swartz files reveal how FBI tracked internet activist
    A blogger has published once-classified FBI files that show how the agency tracked and collected information on internet activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz, who killed himself in January aged 26, had previously requested his files and posted them on his blog, but some new documents and redactions are included in the files published by Firedoglake blogger Daniel Wright.
  • EU: US boss berates French for 'three-hour' working day

    02/21/2013 3:15:34 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/2013 | Denise Roland
    The boss of US tyremaker Titan has provoked outrage in France after mocking its workers for putting in only "three hours" a day and said his company would be "stupid" to take over an ailing French factory. Maurice Taylor, chief executive of Titan, berated the French work ethic in response to a request for the US company to consider investing in a loss-making Goodyear plant in Amiens, northern France, in an attack which has infuriated unions. "I have visited that factory a couple of times. The French workforce gets paid high wages but only works three hours," Mr Taylor wrote...
  • Woman indicted in fatal shooting after traffic accident

    02/21/2013 3:14:09 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 19, 2013 | Mike Glenn
    <p>A woman who said she fatally shot another motorist only when he attacked her after a traffic accident last year has been indicted on a murder charge.</p> <p>Authorities didn't charge 23-year-old Crystal Scott immediately after the shooting death last year of Jonathan Ables, but Harris County grand jurors apparently concluded there were still enough unanswered questions for the case to go to trial.</p>
  • Judge sentences Drew Peterson to 38 years in prison for murder

    02/21/2013 3:14:09 PM PST · by South40 · 5 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | February 21, 2013
    JOLIET, Ill. – Drew Peterson -- the swaggering former suburban Chicago police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007 -- was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Thursday for murdering his third wife. Illinois does not have the death penalty, and the 59-year-old Peterson had faced a maximum 60-year prison term. The judge gave him four years' credit for time he has served since his arrest. Jurors convicted Peterson in September in Kathleen Savio's 2004 death. Neighbors found the 40-year-old's body in a dry bathtub at home with a gash on her head --...
  • Students who refuse to affirm transgender classmates face punishment

    02/21/2013 3:13:14 PM PST · by GeronL · 36 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | Todd Starnes
    Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates. Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students – including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify. The 11-page directive also urged schools to eliminate gender-based clothing and gender-based activities – like having boys and girls line up separately to leave...
  • Let's Balance the Budget (John Stossel explains how he can do it)

    02/21/2013 3:08:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/2011 | John Stossel
    The Congressional Budget Office says the current year's budget deficit will be a record $1.5 trillion. It also says that over the next decade we're on track for annual deficits of "only" $768 billion. I suspect the CBO has hired Rosy Scenario to do the bookkeeping, but let's take that number at face value. I'm now going to balance the budget, with the help of some experts. I'll begin with things I'm most eager to cut. Let's privatize air traffic control. Canada did it, and it works better. Then privatize Amtrak. Get rid of all subsidies for rail. That'll save...
  • Media Covers Up Muslim Mass Shooter in California

    02/21/2013 3:08:26 PM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 21 Feb 13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim activists often complain that murders by Muslims are over-reported. In fact they are often under-reported. Ali Syed shot six people in Orange County, killing three of them, and yet the story has not gotten the media coverage of other mass shootings. The media has reported it, but has failed to highlight it. And the word “Muslim” never appears in the report.
  • Taxpayer-Supported Fisker Looking to China, Like A123

    02/21/2013 3:07:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 21, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    Stimulus déjŕ vu-lishness lurks: Another “green” tech company that received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars is financially troubled, seeks a buyer (or their preferred term – a “partner”), and China is ready to swoop in and buy up the remains on the cheap. And the same two Republican senators who slammed the last deal that went down like this are sickened again. The first time this happened it was electric car battery maker A123 Systems that set up a deal to get $249 million (plus other multimillion dollar grants) from U.S. taxpayers, who thengot left holding the bag when...
  • Va. DMV: License plate encourages violence, is vulgar

    02/21/2013 3:07:28 PM PST · by null and void · 7 replies
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  • Obama’s "Really Stupid, Stupid, Stupid Sequester"

    02/21/2013 3:06:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | John Ransom
    In the opaque world of sovereign debt credit ratings, one of the most important issues facing a rating agency is a country’s economic growth. One of the reasons why the United States has had such large deficits is because economic growth for the last decade and a half has been anemic.  I highlight that here because recently I took umbrage with the Congressional Budget Office projections on the U.S. economy and the country’s budget deficit, writing for Townhall about the budget problems we will face once interest rates begin to rise. The “thorny problem with the CBO forecast is that after this year the report is...
  • Body Found Inside Water Tank Atop Hotel Identified As Missing Canadian Tourist

    02/21/2013 3:03:03 PM PST · by null and void · 27 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 19, 2013 8:58 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Canadian tourist Tuesday was found dead in a water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel. Elisa Lam, 21, had last been seen at the hotel on Jan. 26. Police and firefighters were summoned to the Cecil Hotel at 640 South Main St. shortly after 10 a.m., according to LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh. KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports guests were disturbed to learn Lam’s nude body was found inside of one of four large water tanks. A maintenance worker discovered the body after he received reports from hotel guests of low water pressure in the building...
  • White House Credits ‘Let's Move’ for Halting and Reversing Childhood Obesity Trend

    02/21/2013 3:00:18 PM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3:44 PM, Feb 20, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    Today the White House credited Michelle Obama's three-year-old “Let's Move” initiative with halting and even reversing a thirty year trend of increasing childhood obesity, a trend that has led to what the Centers for Disease Control has called an epidemic. A press release from the Office of the First Lady announced details of a "two day nationwide tour" at the end of the month to celebrate the third anniversary of the program that promotes exercise and healthy eating habits to young people. The press release also included a short history of the program (emphasis added): Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our...
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT CHILDREN WITH 'GAY' PARENTS

    02/21/2013 2:59:10 PM PST · by fwdude · 13 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | January 6, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    A group of professors has debunked the research of a sociologist, finding that children with heterosexual parents do better in school than those raised by homosexuals. ... According to Allen, every time a study that claims no harm to children raised by same-gender couples is released, it has been successfully disputed when put under a microscope.
  • On Guns, Obama Finally Talks About the Culture of Fatherlessness

    02/21/2013 2:58:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dads matter. President Barack Obama said it recently in Chicago, a city on track for 600 murders this year, the equivalent of two Sandy Hooks per month. Too bad he still does not understand that his left-wing ideology is the problem. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, Obama, much of his party and much of the media have been calling for further gun control and advocating "common sense" measures such as limiting the number of rounds in a magazine, "universal" background checks and restrictions on "assault weapons." But there is an 800-pound politically incorrect elephant in the room. Most gun murders...
  • As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are...

    02/21/2013 2:56:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a “country class.” Yet modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been... --snip-- Similarly the entire country...
  • Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote

    02/21/2013 2:54:19 PM PST · by null and void · 31 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:51 PM
    DAYTON — A southwest Ohio woman who says she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama filed a lawsuit against her former employer. 

Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit accuses Dayton-based defense contractor Q-Mark Inc. and its president of telling employees that if Obama was re-elected, then his supporters would be the first to be fired, The Dayton Daily News reported. 

Brian Wildermuth, an attorney for the company president, said in a statement that Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — “nothing more.” 

“I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus...
  • Looking at Washington Anew

    02/21/2013 2:53:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The finger pointing and the blame game of Washington gets old, but a messy representative democracy is better than an efficient dictatorship. This past weekend, I toured Washington with my 5th-grade son, Robert, his classmates and their mothers. I've been to Washington more times than I can remember, but each visit fills me with hope and inspiration. It's not just the city, which in the summer is hot, humid and buggy and in the winter can be bone-chilling (as it was this weekend), but it's what the city stands for: a city created to house the federal government of...
  • Starbucks’ most expensive drink has 40 shots of espresso

    02/21/2013 2:49:54 PM PST · by null and void · 14 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | Feb 20, 2013 9:05 AM PST
    A Washington state man put a lot of planning into his cup of coffee and he may have set a record with it. Behold, "The Quadriginoctuple Frap."

Beau Chevassus says it is the costliest cup of coffee available at Starbucks with a price tag of $47.30.

He ordered a 52-ounce venti with 40 shots of espresso, Frappuccino soy mocha drizzle, and basically everything else on the menu. He placed the order on his birthday, so in admiration, the baristas gave it to him for free!
  • Universal to drop health insurance for part-time workers

    02/21/2013 2:46:41 PM PST · by null and void · 7 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7:09 p.m. EST, February 19, 2013 | Jason Garcia
    Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government's health-care overhaul. The giant theme-park resort, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, began informing employees this month that it will offer health-insurance to part-timers "only until December 31, 2013."
  • Issa Investigating: IRS Funneled Nearly $500M in Contracts to One IT Firm in 2012

    02/21/2013 2:43:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/20/13 | HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee is investigating whether a personal relationship between an Internal Revenue Service employee and the owner of a computer company produced a series of government contracts worth about $500 million. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press from the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to acting Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin, Issa writes that he recently has learned about a personal relationship between an IRS employee and Braulio Castillo, the owner of Signet Computers Inc. Signet Computers' website lists company addresses in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • NYPD and Microsoft build hi-tech crime fighting 'dashboard'

    02/21/2013 2:43:25 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 10:32PM GMT 20 Feb 2013
    Created by Microsoft and the New York Police Department, the Domain Awareness System, known as "the dashboard," is state-of-the-art crime fighting technology. "The dashboard," instantaneously mines data from the NYPD's vast collection of arrest records, emergency 911 calls, more than 3,000 security cameras, license plate readers and portable radiation detectors and aggregates it into a user-friendly, readable form in the control room.
  • Pope Benedict retired after inquiry into 'Vatican gay officials', says paper

    02/21/2013 2:41:14 PM PST · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    guardian ^ | 2/21 | john hooper
    A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay prelates in the Vatican, some of whom – the report said – were being blackmailed by outsiders. The pope's spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report, which was carried by the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. The paper said the pope had taken the decision on 17 December that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled by three cardinals delegated to look into the so-called "Vatileaks" affair. Last May Pope Benedict's butler, Paolo...
  • AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation

    02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by Salman · 80 replies
    TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy
    <p>The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.</p>
  • NYT Tries Again to Sell Off Struggling Boston Globe (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/21/2013 2:36:23 PM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    The New York Times Company, owners of the Boston Globe newspaper, is once again trying to find someone to take the struggling Massachusetts newspaper off its hands. The Times previously tried to sell the Globe in 2009 but canceled the sale process after it received concessions from is unions (love the irony there). More from Reuters: The sale is expected to come at a big loss. Ken Doctor, an analyst with Outsell Research, estimated that the Globe could fetch about $150 million. The New York Times paid $1.1 billion for the newspaper in 1993. The New York Times is putting...
  • US senator says drones death toll is 4700

    02/21/2013 2:35:44 PM PST · by null and void · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12:53AM GMT 21 Feb 2013
    A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America's secretive drone war. It was the first time a politician or any government representative had referred to a total number of fatalities in the drone strikes, which have been condemned by rights groups as extrajudicial assassinations.
  • Hyderabad Bomb Blasts: Two Deadly Explosions Leave Terror Cloud over India

    02/21/2013 2:35:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Time ^ | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Krista Mahr
    At least 12 people have been killed and scores injured in twin bomb blasts on Thursday that authorities believe may have been a terrorist attack in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. There has been no official confirmation as to the nature of the blasts, but government officials have said they was carried out by a “well-trained” group and were coordinated. Local media reports that the blasts comes two days after government security agencies sent an advisory to states to tighten security in light of potential threats from militant groups operating in the region related to the recent state executions...
  • Hyderabad Bomb Blasts: Two Deadly Explosions Leave Terror Cloud over India

    02/21/2013 2:35:16 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Time ^ | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Krista Mahr
    At least 12 people have been killed and scores injured in twin bomb blasts on Thursday that authorities believe may have been a terrorist attack in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. There has been no official confirmation as to the nature of the blasts, but government officials have said they was carried out by a “well-trained” group and were coordinated. Local media reports that the blasts comes two days after government security agencies sent an advisory to states to tighten security in light of potential threats from militant groups operating in the region related to the recent state executions...
  • Bill to seek 10% solar energy standard(MN)

    02/21/2013 2:34:33 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-21-13 | Leslie Brooks Suzukamo
    Minnesota should have a mandate for using solar energy similar to the one it has for using renewable wind energy, say backers of a pair of bills to be filed Thursday in the State Legislature. The bills would require the state's utilities to produce 10 percent of electricity from solar energy by 2030. A solar standard would raise present utility rates by 1 percent per year, starting with the first year, and be borne by ratepayers, its backers said in a news conference at the State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 20. But legislators sponsoring the Solar Energy Jobs Act emphasized it...
  • Ex-Obamacare foe Gov. Rick Scott waves white flag on Medicaid expansion

    02/21/2013 2:33:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    When the history of President Obama’s drive for national health care is written, there are several moments that will be looked back upon as having cemented the law in place. There were “conservative” Democrats Ben Nelson and Bart Stupak dropping their objections to Obamacare to get the legislation across the finish line. There was Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the Supreme Court’s liberals to uphold the constitutionality of the law. There was President Obama’s reelection victory, which crushed any feasible path to full repeal. On Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s delivered yet another blow to opponents to Obamacare by...
  • Gas tax, bike fee fuel House Dems’ transportation plan

    02/21/2013 2:32:32 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Andrew Garber and Mike Lindblom
    House Democrats propose a $10 billion transportation package that would gradually raise the gasoline tax to 47.5 cents a gallon within five years. A transportation proposal by state Democrats would raise $10 billion in revenue. The plan would include as much as 10 cents on fuel over five years.
  • The Anti-Choice Left's Disarming of the American Woman

    02/21/2013 2:31:28 PM PST · by Bryan · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 20, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    If radical gun-grabbers have their way, your daughters, mothers and grandmothers will have nothing but whistles, pens and bodily fluids to defend themselves against violent attackers and sexual predators. Women of all ages, races and political backgrounds should be up in arms over the coordinated attack on their right to bear arms. In Colorado this week, male Democratic legislators assailed concealed-carry supporters and disparaged female students who refuse to depend on the government for protection. The Democrat-controlled House passed a statewide ban on concealed-carry weapons on college campuses, along with several other extreme gun-control measures that will undermine citizen safety...
  • Mamma mia!: Quebec language cops don’t like the Italian in restaurant menu

    02/21/2013 2:28:01 PM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 21 2013, 6:48 AM EST | Nelson Wyatt
    The word “pasta” is a little too Italian for Quebec’s language cops. They’d prefer something more in the language of Moliere than Michaelangelo when it comes to menus, even in Italian restaurants. “Pasta” wasn’t the only word that left a sour taste when they recently chewed over the menu at Buonanotte, a trendy Italian restaurant in Montreal. There were several other words that didn’t have enough of a French flavour for the Office Quebecois de la language francaise.
  • GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win [Michael Barone]

    02/21/2013 2:25:33 PM PST · by Bryan · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2013 | Michael Barone
    One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot. They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006. But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles. And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s....
  • White Britons now a minority in London

    02/21/2013 2:24:41 PM PST · by tgusa · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Feb 21 | Jack Doyle
    More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade. Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of ‘white flight’ reached 620,000. It is the equivalent of a city the size of Glasgow – made up entirely of white Britons – moving out of the capital.
  • Illinois state senator pushes anti-anonymity bill

    02/21/2013 2:24:19 PM PST · by null and void · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:42 AM 02/21/2013 | Josh Peterson
    A recently introduced bill in the Illinois state Senate would require anonymous website comment posters to reveal their identities if they want to keep their comments online. The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.” The Democratic lawmaker’s bill, which does...
  • Gilded Class Warriors [Victor Davis Hanson]

    02/21/2013 2:21:35 PM PST · by Bryan · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In his first term President Obama was criticized for trash-talking the one-percenters while enjoying the aristocracy of Martha's Vineyard and the nation's most exclusive golf courses. Obama never quite squared his accusations that "millionaires and billionaires" had not paid their fair share with his own obvious enjoyment of the perks of "corporate jet owners," "fat cat bankers" and Las Vegas junketeers. Now, that paradox has continued right off the bat in the second term. In the State of the Union, Obama once more went after "the few," and "the wealthiest and the most powerful," whom he blasted as the "well-off...
  • President Obama To Rev. Sharpton: "Best Of Times And The Worst Of Times For African Americans"

    02/21/2013 2:21:16 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/ ^ | February 21, 2013 | FOX News
    President Obama gave his take on Black History Month during an interview conducted with Al Sharpton this afternoon.
  • Whole Foods' Chicken Ad Featuring Obama Outrages Neighbors

    02/21/2013 2:21:00 PM PST · by null and void · 21 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 | Pei-Sze Cheng
    The supermarket took down the sign after shoppers complained it was offensive Some Whole Foods customers are complaining about a sign featuring the president that advertises a sale on chicken. A Whole Foods supermarket in New York has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive. The sign outside the supermarket on Manhattan's Upper West Side, featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chickens, outraged neighbor Woody Henderson. "There are certain things that have been used to put...
  • Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us In the Morning [Coulter]

    02/21/2013 2:18:41 PM PST · by Bryan · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with. I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters? Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to...
  • Thank you JIm

    02/21/2013 2:17:52 PM PST · by PeaRidge · 31 replies
    Thank you very much for the hard work. A day without FR is difficult.