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  • Bracing for Rain of Frogs

    02/26/2013 6:32:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Charles Payne
    History is replete with epidemics and plagues often caused by man's negligence and made worse by knee-jerk reactions of men that attempt to whitewash the past while protecting a select few from hysteria of the masses. I can't help but think of these historic events as we head into next week's Sequestration, which is being sold as the worst crisis to face America since Russian ships raced toward Cuba, loaded with nuclear arms. According to the White House, a plague will be unleashed on America ... could it rival these? I'm only being a little silly ... because the campaign...
  • Can anyone find video of Sotomayor's original "wise latina" remark on the internet?

    02/26/2013 6:32:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    2/26/13 | SFF
    Been looking for the comment where she says, "I shouldn't say this because cameras are here....." I am able to find TONS of videos of her "explaining" her comments, but the original video seems to be gone (scrubbed?) from the internet.
  • LET THE LEFTISTS HAVE IT ALL

    02/26/2013 6:30:34 AM PST · by 7thson · 59 replies
    I am going to try to say this without too much rambling. Last night driving home, I turned on the radio to listen to Mark Levin. He is in the middle of his rant against McDonnell of Virginia. He then talks about Scott of Florida and lists the Repub governors who have now accepted Obamacare. A few of those governors were Tea Party favorites – McDonnell, Scott, Brewer, Kasich, Martinez. It seemed so depressing. Every time we turn around, this guy in the White House continues to win his goals while our beliefs are constantly undermined. This Lent, I have...
  • Italy election: Europe jitters over result deadlock

    02/26/2013 6:28:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/26/2013
    European politicians and markets have reacted anxiously after Italy's general election produced a stalemate between centre-right and centre-left blocs. France and Germany urged continued reform, while Spain described the result as a "jump to nowhere". Italian markets fell sharply while others in Europe and around the world opened down. Centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi said fresh elections should be avoided, and called for a period of reflection. The BBC's Alan Johnston in Rome says he was hinting at the possibility of considering what would be a very awkward alliance with his opponents on the centre-left. With all domestic votes counted, Pier...
  • To Cut Government Spending, Lay Off the Loafers

    02/26/2013 6:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/26/2013 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON-With the sequester scheduled for March 1, everyone is looking for ways to save money. How about cutting the employees the federal government pays not to work for Uncle Sam? In a new report issued earlier this month, the Office of Personnel Management announced that the federal government paid over $156 million in 2011 for some of its employees to work as representatives for government unions, up from $139 million in 2010 and $129 million in 2009. In government language that would make George Orwell smile, the time that federal workers spend working for their unions and not working for...
  • America's Creditor China Has Its Own Debt Bomb

    02/26/2013 6:22:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2013 | RUCHIR SHARMA
    Six years ago, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao cautioned that China's economy is "unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable." China has since doubled down on the economic model that prompted his concern. Mr. Wen spoke out in an attempt to change the course of an economy dangerously dependent on one lever to generate growth: heavy investment in the roads, factories and other infrastructure that have helped make China a manufacturing superpower. Then along came the 2008 global financial crisis. To keep China's economy growing, panicked officials launched a half-trillion-dollar stimulus and ordered banks to fund a new wave of investment. Investment has...
  • $200 For A Box of 22LR Ammo

    02/26/2013 6:18:42 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Major Van Harl USAF Ret
    Have you tried to buy ammo in the past sixty days? The ability of find any handgun ammunition is almost impossible unless you are willing to pay as much as twice the normal price. Certain rifle calibers, such as .223 Remington and 308 Winchester are selling for a $1 to $2 a round. A twenty round box of 223 Remington was selling for about $8 a box two months ago. Now some types of 223 Remington are selling for $35 a box of twenty. This is pure manmade panic buying. I have been writing for over five years about the...
  • When You Find Out You Married Your Sister

    02/26/2013 6:15:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Michael Brown
    You knew it had to happen sometime. A husband discovers that he and his wife have the same sperm donor father. (Both of them raised by lesbian parents.) That means he married his half-sister, who is now the mother of their three children. What should they do? Although the story has not, to my knowledge, been verified, it was the subject of a question submitted to Emily Yoffe, author of the Dear Prudence advice column. The husband explained that when he met his wife in college, “the attraction was immediate, and we quickly became inseparable. We had a number of...
  • Group: Syrian Missiles Kill At Least 141 In Aleppo

    02/26/2013 6:07:36 AM PST · by edpc · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Barbara Surk
    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The international rights group said the strikes hit residential areas and called them an "escalation of unlawful attacks against Syria's civilian population." The statement from the New York-based group followed a visit to the area by a HRW researcher.
  • Main Street U.S.A.

    02/26/2013 6:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    The Devil, You Say! Hardly had the shooting stopped at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the national commentary machine cranked up. Everyone and his dog had something to say: Most of it, as events would show, centered on the compelling need, or lack of it, for gun control. To the Rev. Dr. Bill Dickson, it seemed the time had come for a metaphorically deeper treatment, focused on the seething, slithering abode of evil itself and the inhabitants thereof. "Something shocking is going on in the world," Dr. Dickson, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, told me...
  • Arkansas Senate passes bill on concealed guns on college campuses

    02/26/2013 6:05:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Suzi Parker
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) - Faculty and staff members in Arkansas are one step closer to legally carrying concealed handguns on the state's college campuses. The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate voted 31 to 4 on Monday to allow colleges and universities to decide themselves whether to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. The bill previously passed the Republican-controlled Arkansas state House 70 to 11. The bill now goes to Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat. He is expected to sign the legislation.
  • Kerry Defends Karzai’s 'Legitimate Evaluations' of ISAF After Karzai Kicks Out U.S. Special Forces

    02/26/2013 6:03:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai has carried out “many legitimate evaluations” of the actions of coalition forces in Afghanistan and of “how sometimes some things have gone wrong or might be changed and be done better,” Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. He made no reference to the fact that, about eight hours earlier, ISAF spokesmen had told a press conference in Kabul that no evidence had been found to support allegations of U.S. Special Forces misconduct in Wardak.
  • Minimum Grade

    02/26/2013 5:49:29 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 17 replies
    http://cafehayek.com/ ^ | February 24, 2013 | Don Boudreaux
    WASHINGTON (CH) – In a bold effort to improve the educational fortunes of students who perform at academic levels significantly below the average of their peers, Congress has mandated a minimum grade to be assigned to each student in each course taught at any school in the country. Starting in September, it shall be unlawful for any teacher, professor, or instructor charged with assigning course grades to assign to any student a grade lower than C-. Sponsors of the Fair Academic Standards Act decry the injustice that occurs each time a student earns a low grade, such as a D...
  • CCTV Punch Attacks: Michael Ayoade Jailed

    02/26/2013 5:46:45 AM PST · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26th February 2013 | Yahoo News
    'A man who punched a teenage girl and a female student, leaving them unconscious on the ground, has been jailed for four years. Michael Ayoade, 35, was caught on CCTV staging the random attacks in Plaistow, east London. In the second attack on November 13 last year, he jogged up behind a 16-year-old girl in the High Street and punched her in the head. The teenager fell to the ground, breaking three of her teeth. A year earlier, Ayoade punched a university student in the side of the head at Plaistow tube station. His victim, Daniella Montieth, was taken to...
  • Earth to New York Times: Please Show Us these “Deep Spending Cuts” You Keep Writing About

    02/26/2013 5:46:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Sigh. I feel like a modern-day Sisyphus. Except I’m not pushing a rock up a hill, only to then watch it roll back down. I have a far more frustrating job. I have to read the same nonsense day after day about “deep spending cuts” even though I keep explaining to journalists that a sequester merely means that spending climbs by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion.The latest example comes from the New York Times, which just reported about “deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard” without bothering to provide a single concrete number...
  • Sen. Paul resurrected Penny Plan—worth a second look?

    02/26/2013 5:39:35 AM PST · by FatMax · 11 replies
    The US Report ^ | Feb. 20, 2013 | Kay Day
    In 2011 as various Republicans competed for the nomination to oppose Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.) in the 2012 election, contender Connie Mack promoted the concept of The Penny Plan. The Penny Plan was conceived by Georgia businessman Bruce Cook. Sen. Rand Paul resurrected the idea during his response on behalf of the Tea Party to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. There’s a lot to be said for the plan, but unfortunately, the messaging was skewed by... The idea was simple: The One Cent Solution is beautifully simple: If the government cuts one cent out of every...
  • US-led coalition’s report of drop in Taliban attacks wrong; figures show no drop

    02/26/2013 5:34:31 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 2/26/2013 | ap
    The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks and is preparing to publish corrected numbers that could undercut its narrative of a Taliban in steep decline. After finding what they called clerical errors, military officials in Kabul said Tuesday that a 7 percent drop in “enemy initiated attacks” for the period from January through December 2012 reported last month will be corrected to show no change in the number of attacks during that span. The 7 percent figure had been included in a report posted on the coalition’s website until it was removed...
  • Debunking The Myth That Sequester Cuts Will Cause Flight Delays

    02/26/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/25/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: If you want to know how misleading the Obama administration is being about the effects of the sequester, look no further than Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's dark warnings about flight delays. LaHood showed up at the daily White House press briefing Friday to claim the sequester — automatic spending cuts President Obama insisted on that are now scheduled to take effect in March — will "be very painful for the flying public." Because of those cuts, he said, the department will have to furlough flight controllers, leading to "delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours" at major...
  • Pre-K Won't Help Kids

    02/26/2013 5:32:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm and fuzzy note by calling for pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten children is to make sure he doesn't hang trillions of dollars of debt around their necks, but that isn't the route he is taking. Instead, Obama wants to provide government daycare for all preschoolers who live in households where the income is below approximately $47,100. He doesn't call it daycare or babysitting (which is a more accurate term); he calls it early childhood education. Early childhood education means...
  • No basis for 'homosexual propaganda' in int'l law -Lavrov [Russia Gets It, Unlike The West!]

    02/26/2013 5:32:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 2/26/13
    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov disagreed with his Dutch counterpart Franciscus Timmermans over Russia’s international commitments regarding homosexual rights. Lavrov said that Russia, unlike the Soviet Union, has no law forbidding homosexual behavior between consenting adults, but it has the right to prohibit the proliferation of ‘homosexual propaganda.’... A bill that bans "homosexual propaganda towards minors" has yet to become law in Russia, but the first draft has already passed the lower chamber of the Russian parliament. Lavrov emphasized that Russia’s Criminal Code, which regularly punished homosexuals in the days of the Soviet Union, was abolished a long time ago and...