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  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar cameo was pointless and bizarre

    02/25/2013 9:32:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nile Gardner
    It was a better than average Oscar show last night. Host Seth MacFarlane came under fire for some less than tasteful jokes, but there were also a few terrific highlights. [Snip] All in all it was an entertaining evening, recognising some truly great cinematic achievements. However, the entrance of Michelle Obama, via video link, at the end of the ceremony to announce the Best Picture winner was a bizarre moment that was completely pointless. It was reportedly arranged by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a close friend of the Obamas (hat tip: Drudge Report). If the First Lady was a...
  • Obama urges Congress to 'compromise' on cuts (No "Compromise"!!!)

    02/25/2013 9:29:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    msn ^ | 2/25/2013 | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JULIE PACE
    Facing a Friday deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with "just a little bit of compromise," as he sought to stick lawmakers with the blame if the budget ax falls. Speaking to the nation's governors, Obama acknowledged that the impact of the $85 billion in cuts may not be felt immediately. But he also said the uncertainty already is impacting the economy, as the Pentagon and other agencies get ready to furlough employees.
  • Second Amendment Foundation – ‘Self Defense Is a Human Right’(Video)

    02/25/2013 9:21:29 AM PST · by EXCH54FE
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has launched a new campaign titled, “Equal Gun Rights.” The Foundation aims to show that gun rights are being unequally protected, and actually infringed, in different areas of our country–particularly in areas with a high minority population. SAF accomplishes this by focusing on how residents in predominantly red states and red cities enjoy the freedom to defend themselves with handguns, shotguns, and AR-15s, while residents in blue states –and particularly blue cities– frequently lack the freedom to even own a weapon sufficient to mount a defense at all. The thesis is...
  • Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals

    02/25/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. “I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been easy.” “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • MSNBC On OFA Fundraising: This Just Looks Bad

    02/25/2013 9:16:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13 | GOPICYMI
    Chuck Todd discusses the Hypocrisy of OFA Fundraising (February 25, 2013)
  • INTEL From Mossad and (German) BND re: Terror Hits On The US And Europe.

    02/25/2013 9:11:44 AM PST · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    Crocodile's Lament ^ | 20 Feb 13 | Unknown
    In the realm of “for what it’s worth”, I received an INTEL report yesterday from a very close friend who is German and owns/operates a major global firm. Being from Germany, he has a “pal” who is a BND career guy who has focused his work in the Middle East for few decades; therefore, in that the BND is the CIA of Germany he works closely with MOSSAD the INTEL agency/operator group from Israel. The point to the note from the German man, his connection with the BND stated they and MOSSAD are predicting terrorist’s hits to the U.S. and...
  • 11 states with more people on welfare than employed

    02/25/2013 9:10:19 AM PST · by OneVike · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 2/25/13 | Michaeld Savage
    Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.
  • Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby

    02/25/2013 9:05:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 2-24-2013 | Evann Gestaldo
    Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby PIPE BURSTS JUST BEFORE CEREMONY STARTS By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Feb 24, 2013 9:35 PM CST (NEWSER) – It was a decidedly unglamorous beginning to the Oscars: About half an hour before the show kicked off tonight, a pipe burst in the women's bathroom at the Dolby Theatre and flooded the lobby. It happened when the mom of one of the nominees flushed a toilet, an embarrassing situation described by another nominee to The Wrap: "The poor woman came out looking like a scene from Carrie. She was drenched."
  • What Happens if Your Bug Out Gun Breaks?

    02/25/2013 9:03:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 55 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | David LaPell
    Over the last few years, I’ve seen a lot of ink spilled about the one—that is the ultimate, end of the world, SHTF, need no other, bug out bag firearm that will carry you and yours at the end of days. These articles usually go into great detail as to the how’s, what’s, and why’s of the caliber, model, and make for that ideal, one and done gun but I’ve seen precious little written about one very important issue that could turn your uber-pistol into a good looking paperweight. What if it breaks? Recently I had one of my Smith...
  • NRA’s Second Amendment Victory Upheld by Federal Court

    02/25/2013 8:55:17 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    San Diego, CA --(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declined the State of Illinois’ petition to rehear en banc the Court’s December 11, 2012 decision striking down as unconstitutional Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside one’s home or business. Stay tuned to www.calgunlaws.com for further analysis on analysis of the order’s potential ramifications, but you can read the order yourself here. The case is Shepard v. Madigan, and involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 8:48:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Big government on the Big Island in Hawaii

    02/25/2013 8:34:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 22 February 2013 | Malia Zimmerman
    Hawaii has more government workers as a percentage of all workers than every state in the union save Alaska, a new poll by Gallup shows. Nearly three out of every 10 employees – or 27.8 percent of employed adults in Hawaii – work in a federal, state or local government agency, according to the survey. Hawaii falls behind the District of Columbia, at 29.2 percent, and Alaska, 28 percent. Driving the booming government payrolls are factors of geography, military strategy and the strength of unions here. Taxpayers in turn pay some of the highest rates in the country to support...
  • Uncle Sam's 4th Sticky Bun: Administration scares taxpayers to avoid budget cuts

    02/25/2013 8:34:11 AM PST · by Moseley · 6 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will President Obama’s sequester interrupt government services you depend on? The media runs alarmist stories about how average Americans will suffer if Uncle Sam has to pass up a fourth sticky bun for breakfast. Politicians often panic the public to keep the money flowing. Washington is warning of three-hour delays at airports. Remember: Democrats insisted on requiring airport security screeners to be federal employees. So now you must support Democratic spending plans or else. Since 2008, federal spending has increased by $800 billion per year. The looming sequester will shave off $100 billion per year. Washington will still be spending...
  • Tebow's Big Fumble: Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.

    02/25/2013 8:31:53 AM PST · by rhema · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/22/13 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    [ . . . ] No statement short of celebrating and affirming the normalization of homosexuality will be found acceptable to those now demanding an answer. Writing for Yahoo! Sports, Jay Busbee stated what is now obvious: "Whatever the reason for his cancellation, Tebow is fast approaching the point where he'll need to make more definitive stands on his own. . . . He has the power and potential to be an influential voice for his religion, but he'll need to decide how much of that religion he wishes to demonstrate." Now, take out Tebow's name and insert your own....
  • Secretary Kerry's Maiden Speech

    02/25/2013 8:29:47 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    Stipulating that foreign aid can be an important part of American foreign policy, and further that trade is an important component of U.S. foreign policy; Secretary of State John Kerry made two really important mistakes in his maiden speech, delivered to a fawning audience of American university students. The first was in the definition of America's challenges in the second decade of the 21st Century. Mr. Kerry posited: "Our challenge is to tame the worst impulses of globalization even as we harness its ability to spread information and possibility, to offer even the most remote place on Earth the same...
  • CO: Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee

    02/25/2013 8:29:39 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 24 November 2012 | Tori Richards (Watchdog)
    (Watch Dog) – The federal government’s dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore a new frontier. If you live outside Colorado, you probably haven’t heard of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL for short. It’s the place where solar panels, windmills and corn are deemed the energy source of the future and companies who support such endeavors are courted. It’s also the place where highly paid staff decide how to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. And the public pays those decision-makers well: NREL’s top executive, Dr....
  • John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan

    02/25/2013 8:23:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of 'Kyrzakhstan' By Jonathan Earle, Moscow 11:36AM GMT 25 Feb 2013 In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure "democratic institutions" in the Central Asian country, which does not exist. The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan. The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official...
  • John Kerry Makes Up New Country: Kyrzakhstan

    02/25/2013 8:21:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 25, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    According to The Telegraph, Kerry seemed to confuse the country of Kyrgyzstan with its northern neighbor, Kazakhstan: The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech, which Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state. Kerry’s flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011.Washington has actively promoted democratic development in the country since pro-democracy revolutions topped strongmen in 2005 and 2010, leading to free...
  • Privatization Shellacs Obamacare Model

    02/25/2013 8:20:25 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 25, 2013 | David Catron
    An excruciating irony of Obamacare is that its architects modeled many of its features after the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is a classic system of socialized medicine, and a monumental failure by any objective standard. Yet many of its features were enthusiastically built into the “Affordable Care Act.” The most obvious example is Obamacare’s rationing committee, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was consciously made in the image of Great Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). And lest you think I exaggerate the failures of the NHS, you can verify my characterization by...
  • Gen. Boykin: Obama going wrong way on families

    02/25/2013 8:05:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | February 24, 2013 | Michael Haverluck
    See what research reveals is best indicator of the future of youth Barack Obama called during his State of the Union for taxpayer-funded universal preschool f or children, which would yank them out of their homes at an even earlier age. But a new study shows the opposite – family cohesion, is the No. 1 determinant of a healthy home and a healthy society. When asked about the message from the study, which showed only 45 percent of 15-17-year-old teens in America live with both married parents, Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin said such cohesion is as important in the...