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  • TX:Truck burglar awakens sleeping driver, then dodges bullets

    02/28/2013 5:34:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    chron.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Carol Christian
    A 27-year-old League City man was sleeping in the back seat of an extended-cab pickup while his wife went inside the bank, said Sgt. Tamara Spencer of the League City Police Department. The man driving the Buick pulled up next to the pickup and punched out the front passenger-seat window, Spencer said. "Window punches are loud," she said. "Our victim initially thought he'd been shot at." Because the incident happened in the League City business district, police are hopeful it might have been captured on surveillance video. "There are a ton of businesses there and some have surveillance cameras," Spencer...
  • Liberal Racists Warn of Chaos.Only The Left Has a Problem with an Interracial Political Marriage.

    02/28/2013 5:33:18 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    WSJ:Best of The Web Today ^ | February 27, 2013 | James Taranto
    Senator Mitch McConnell is criticized for having a Chinese wife. "A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's wife," reports WFPL-FM, an NPR station in Louisville, Ky. For months Progress Kentucky, a liberal super PAC, has been stalking McConnell, the Bluegrass State's senior senator, holding "demonstrations at his offices and home." But the attack on Mrs. McConnell, who in public goes by her maiden name of Elaine Chao, took place on Twitter. The station quotes a Progress Kentucky tweet dated Feb. 14: "This woman has the ear of (Sen. McConnell)—she's his...
  • Houston homeowner holds 3 burglary suspects at gunpoint until cops arrive

    02/28/2013 5:28:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    khou.com ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Staff
    HOUSTON – A man came home Wednesday morning to find three juvenile suspects inside his northwest Houston home, police said. It happened at about 8:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Bent Bough near Maple Tree. When Randy Magdeleno entered his home he said he heard voices. “So I grabbed my rifle and I came around through here in my kitchen,” he said. “It was scary, I didn’t know what I was walking into and hearing people running around inside my house at the same time. I didn’t know if they were carrying weapons around or not.”
  • Plutocrat Jack Lew Is Confirmed, But Sessions Embarrasses Democrats

    02/28/2013 5:25:58 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Jack Lew, the plutocrat nominated as Secretary of the Treasury by Barack Obama, was confirmed by the Senate this afternoon on a 71-26 vote. What was notable about the vote was not so much the outcome as the challenge that Senator Jeff Sessions threw down before his Democratic colleagues–try to defend Jack Lew, and if you can’t defend him, don’t vote for him. One thing is for certain: the Democrats had zero interest in trying to defend Lew’s record. They spoke for a total of 17 minutes on his behalf, while Sessions spoke for 2 1/2 hours, in several installments...
  • The Borking of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/28/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is." To what was Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal referring? "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal,...
  • Ron’s ‘coke’ head (JCPenney CEO hires marketing exec responsible for New Coke fiasco)

    02/28/2013 5:16:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/28/13 | JAMES COVERT
    This news may be hard for JCPenney investors to swallow. After the flailing retailer reported abysmal year-end results yesterday, CEO Ron Johnson revealed that Penney’s spring ad campaign is being masterminded by Sergio Zyman — the marketing exec behind Coca-Cola’s infamous New Coke blunder in 1984. Johnson, who said he has been working with Zyman since last fall, didn’t mention the New Coke connection in a call with analysts.
  • Animal Obesity A Growing Problem In The US

    02/28/2013 5:14:34 AM PST · by jda · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 February 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too. KCAL9’s Sibila Vargas reported that animal obesity is an epidemic across the country with more than 50 percent of pets now overweight. Natasha, who owns an adorable dog named Colonel, said she knows her furry friend has overindulged in food. “Every time he goes up the stairs, he expects a treat. You spoil them and then you don’t realize what you’re doing,” she said. For the past few months, Natasha has been working with Dr. Jeff Werber, a Los Angeles veterinarian, to help...
  • Immigrants from Southeast: German Cities Struggle to Accommodate Rise in Homeless

    02/28/2013 5:11:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | By Fidelius Schmid and Andreas Ulrich
    With frigid temperatures outside, German homeless and emergency shelters are usually full this time of year. But a rising number of homeless people, many from other EU states, are exceeding their capacities and triggering competition for limited cots and resources. The doors won't open for another two hours, but Gerd doesn't want to take the risk of being turned away this time. "I was too late yesterday and didn't get a bed," the 57-year-old says. His thin, blond hair is sticking to his head, he has scabs on his forehead and chin, and his breath reeks of schnapps. Gerd would...
  • American Recessional

    02/28/2013 5:10:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration. But with serial annual deficits of $1 trillion-plus and an aggregate debt nearing $17 trillion, the United States -- like an insolvent Rome and exhausted Great Britain of the past -- was bound to re-examine its expensive overseas commitments and strategic profile. The president's nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary was a sort of Zen-like way of having a Republican combat veteran orchestrate a reduced military. In fact, Barack Obama has nurtured a broad and diverse constituency for his neo-isolationist vision....
  • Kenya boy, 13, gains fame for protecting livestock from lions

    02/28/2013 5:09:08 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    grindtv.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Pete Thomas
    Richard Turere, 13, had reason to despise lions while growing up with his family on a ranch in Kenya: The beasts routinely killed their livestock, which he was largely responsible for. Rather than fret, however, the clever boy put his mind to work and devised an invention that not only deters lions, but does so without killing or injuring them. (Lions, whose numbers have shrunk to an alarming level, are vital to the ecosystem and valuable as a tourist attraction in nearby Nairobi National Park. The park boasts the world's largest concentration of lions, which often perceive livestock on nearby...
  • Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes

    02/28/2013 5:06:42 AM PST · by Hoodat · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.” The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s strategy in dealing with Republicans on the budget cuts and other fiscal deadlines. With speeches and other staged events, the president has tried to...
  • Better Republican Communication Needed

    02/28/2013 4:56:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    "First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy. President Barack Obama and his team also understand the phrase and are using it to their advantage. They are making a full-court press in the public arena to lay out their argument against sequestration and for more taxes. "In a few days," Obama said this week in Virginia, "Congress might allow a series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts to take place -- known in...
  • Scarborough: Bush White House Threatened Me

    02/28/2013 4:33:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Morning Joe panel was tough today on the Obama White House for threatening Bob Woodward by telling him he would "regret" his reporting that it was the Obama administration that had devised the sequester, In the course of the opening segment, various panel members described the Obama White House response as "mickey mouse," "pathetic" and "childish." But at the same time, a theme emerged that there was nothing unusual about a White House trying to intimidate reporters. Mark Halperin said "the Bush White House regularly would engage in the same kind of tactics." And Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell...
  • Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine [great criticism of environmental hypocrites]

    02/28/2013 4:31:14 AM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Hans Roslin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoKfap4g4w
  • Agenda-driven research and reporting serve power elites, not public interest

    02/28/2013 4:29:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    We would know what works and doesn’t in terms of “gun control” if only the National Rifle Association hadn’t employed “a tactic of fear” and killed Congressional funding for research. That’s the message Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control put forth, and that ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien accepted without question (let alone challenge). His Feb. 25 Q&A with Rosenberg, presented as “ongoing” investigative journalism, reads more like a fake infomercial “interview” to anyone who’s been watching the debate and has seen old tricks before. Absent from Sapien’s fawning setups...
  • China enslaving the world: Beijing's ruthless leaders subjugate armies of foreign workers

    02/28/2013 4:27:46 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 27 February 2013 | Tony Rennell
    Beijing-- plundering resources across the globe - and now they've got Britain in their sights China's progress has entered its second phase - entry into Western markets Ongoing financial crisis in the West has opened more doors to the East To stay there will cost you Ł2,000 a night. Just to have dinner means parting with a huge deposit per person before you even get to the table. Who can afford to stay there? Increasingly, the answer is the world’s fast-growing army of multi-millionaires from China. Three years ago, the Chinese comprised just four per cent of the hotel’s guests....
  • Obama Terrorizes Public with Illegal Alien Releases

    02/28/2013 4:27:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 28, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Terrorizes Public with Illegal Alien ReleasesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On February 28, 2013 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments In one of the most politically despicable moves ever perpetrated by a sitting administration, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of illegal aliens from prison in anticipation of budget cuts produced by the sequester. “As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible sequestration, ICE has reviewed its detained population to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” said agency spokeswoman Gillian M. Christensen in a statement. Immigration officials further warned that even more...
  • Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

    02/28/2013 4:25:21 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | February 28, 2013 | Adelaide Darling
    Credit: National Organization for Marriage Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2013 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex partners. “Like a lot of the country, my views have evolved on this from the first day I set foot in Congress,” said former U.S. Representative Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). On Feb. 25, a group of over 70 Republican leaders and public figures filed a “friend of the court” brief on the upcoming Supreme Court case regarding California’s...
  • Buckley Report: Mountain man vs. the government (North Carolina)

    02/28/2013 4:22:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies
    MyFox8.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bob Buckley
    Since people started living in communities, there’s been tension between the rulers and the ruled. That became particularly acute when America reintroduced the concept of self-government 237 years ago. Bob Buckley reports on Eustace Conway, a Boone man who says he just wants to be free from the government and its rules.
  • Public landscaping in area costs millions

    02/28/2013 3:41:32 AM PST · by plangent · 7 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | July 5, 2012 | Lawrence Budd
    Landscapers plan to plant 1,354 daylilies around the Austin Boulevard interchange, part of more than $2.1 million in public funds to be spent in the next year at two area interchanges on transportation enhancements. In the past two decades, more than $13.4 billion in federal transportation funding has been spent on 27,000 enhancement projects, devoted to scenic beautification, bike trails and historic buildings. In the Miami Valley, federal and local funds have paid for transportation enhancements off Interstate 70 in Huber Heights, Ohio 48 in Englewood and Interstate 675 at Far Hills Avenue. - See more at: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/public-landscaping-in-area-costs-millions-1/nPwLs/#sthash.gtVXFk0i.dpuf