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  • Barack Obama - National security is just a video game

    11/29/2012 6:21:25 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    FEBRUARY 11, 2012 | TIMOTHY WHITEMAN
    Editorial Obama's video game mentality when it comes to National Security. It's no big secret the the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue always has the glowingest of things to say about our Armed Forces. You know the real 1 percenters the liberal media seems to forget about on a daily basis. But I digress, Barry-O recently heaped faux tele-zombied praise on our Warriors during the most recent State of the Union Address: "At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down they exceed all expectations." Awww... I dunno 'bout you, but I'm feeling all warm...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-29-12

    11/29/2012 5:57:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-29-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Does Nancy Pelosi have any leverage in fiscal cliff talks? (Ah, no.)

    11/29/2012 5:54:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/12 | Sargent and Greg Sargent
    Does Nancy Pelosi have any leverage in fiscal cliff talks?By Sargent and Greg Sargent The Washington Post Posted Nov 29, 2012 08:51 PM EST With John Boehner continuing to (publicly) rule out a hike in tax rates for the rich, Nancy Pelosi fired back today by drawing her own hard lines. She told reporters that another round of big spending cuts is unacceptable, and in an interview with NPR, she rebuffed the idea of raising the Medicare eligibility age. Which raises a question: Does Pelosi have any leverage in the talks to begin with? The Beltway chatter holds that she...
  • [Video] Glenn Beck: Rand Paul, the Only Politician With a Spine

    11/29/2012 5:49:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 63 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    Rand Paul – the only one left? Glenn Beck Nov 29, 2012 Glenn interviewed seemingly the only politician with a spine on radio today, Senator Rand Paul. While many Republicans are displaying a readiness to just throw out everything they said they believed in and cave to Obama, Sen. Paul is trying to hold the line. Check out the interview today in the clip above and find out how to get involved.
  • Mitch McConnell On Barack Obama: He Can’t Get Anything He Wants. Those Days Are Over

    11/29/2012 5:40:47 PM PST · by what's up · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Duane Patterson
    MM: Well, it’s certainly true that they could get what they have claimed for years they wanted to do by doing nothing. They could get a big Defense cut, and they could get a massive tax increase. But of course, they don’t want to get a tax increase on everybody, only on the top two rates. Also, do they really think it would be good for the economy for all of this to kick in? I tell you, I think the fundamental observation I would make about all of this right now, whether it’s this totally unserious proposal from the...
  • Al Qaeda battle in Afghanistan to stretch for years: U.S.

    11/29/2012 5:26:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Phil Stewart
    (Reuters) - Al Qaeda fighters are still trying to make inroads into Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, cautioning that battling the group would be a core U.S. mission there for years to come. Panetta made the comments as the United States weighs how large a military force to keep in Afghanistan when the NATO combat mission ends in 2014, ending a war that, at that point, will have stretched for over 13 years. There are approximately 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but the residual force may number less than 10,000. President Barack Obama could decide in...
  • Memo To The ACLU, Don’t Put Women Into Combat

    11/29/2012 5:21:45 PM PST · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/29/2012 | Bill Flax
    Many nights as I stroll into the kitchen after work three little ones come at a gallop. My daughters arrive first, bearing hugs, one on each arm. Then my son with a grin so bright and so big it barely fits his face lands a haymaker in the one spot a three year old can hurt you. As many parents can attest, boys and girls differ. Try as the Left may to thwart reality, adult men and women remain different. It’s impossible to comprehend human interactions without recognizing this undeniable certainty. Nevertheless, the American Civil Liberties Union has launched legal...
  • White House: Obama 'Will Not Sign' a Deal Unless It Increases Taxes

    11/29/2012 5:19:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    White House: Obama 'Will Not Sign' a Deal Unless It Increases Taxes By Terence P. Jeffrey November 29, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that no matter what else happens President Barack Obama--who is the only modern president other than Franklin Roosevelt to serve in four years when federal spending topped 24 percent of GDP--will not sign a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that will arrive at the end of this year unless that deal increases taxes. "So the President made clear that he is not wedded to every detail of his plan,"...
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes

    11/29/2012 5:16:32 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 26 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/29/12 | Peter Fimrite
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California. The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area. Salazar made his decision a day before the 40-year lease allowing Drakes Bay Oyster Co., to harvest shellfish in the estuary expires and one week...
  • French court overturns Concorde crash conviction

    11/29/2012 5:15:05 PM PST · by brityank · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle - Chron.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | AP Staff
    French court overturns Concorde crash conviction By ASSOCIATED PRESS | November 29, 2012 | Updated: November 29, 2012 11:21am VERSAILLES, France - A French appeals court overturned manslaughter convictions against Houston's Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people, ruling Thursday that their mistakes did not make them legally responsible for the deaths. The crash hastened the end for the already-faltering supersonic Concorde, synonymous with high-tech luxury but a commercial failure. The program, jointly operated by Air France and British Airways, was taken out of service in 2003....
  • Clinton blasts 'unfortunate and counterproductive' U.N. Palestinian resolution

    11/29/2012 4:48:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/29/12 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted the United Nations General Assembly Thursday for voting to recognize Palestine as a nonmember state. "I want to say a few words about the unfortunate and counterproductive resolution at the United Nations General Assembly," Clinton said at an event hosted by Foreign Policy magazine in Washington D.C.
  • Forbes Releases List Of 11 "Death Spiral" States

    11/29/2012 4:41:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    FOX News: A writer at Forbes Magazine has identified a phenomenon called the “death spiral states.” The category includes 11 states where private sector workers are outnumbered by people who are dependent on the government. That number would include state workers, and people who are receiving welfare or pension. For example, in California the ratio of “takers versus makers” is bigger than one. If you own a software company that employs 100 people, you’re supporting 139 other people in the state who are on the “takers” list.
  • US sets deadline for Iran to cooperate with IAEA

    11/29/2012 4:32:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/12
    The United States effectively set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council. The comments by U.S. diplomat Robert Wood to the 35-nation governing board of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency signalled Washington's growing frustration at the lack of results in the IAEA's inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's nuclear programme. Iran denies the charge. "If by March Iran has not begun substantive cooperation with the IAEA, the United States ... would urge the board...
  • Susan Rice In 1986 Book: Make White Students Learn Black History

    11/29/2012 4:27:36 PM PST · by drewh · 168 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:30 11/29/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    In a 1986 book by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, the future diplomat argued for the aggressive inclusion of a black history curriculum in American schools, claiming that its omission had “crippling effects” by “providing a child with no more than … a white interpretation of reality.” The 86-page book, “A History Deferred,” served as a guide for secondary and elementary school teachers wanting to teach “Black Studies,” and was published by the Black Student Fund, an advocacy group where Rice had an internship. “Susan’s interest in the study of Black history evolved from her desire to...
  • U.S. birth rate plummets to its lowest level since 1920

    11/29/2012 4:21:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour
    The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records.
  • US Birth Rate Plummets To Lowest Level Since 1920 (earliest year with reliable records)

    11/29/2012 4:15:35 PM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 1:01 PM | by Tara Bahrampour
    The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records. The decline could have far-reaching implications for U.S. economic...
  • School Removes God From First-Grader's Poem (for a Veterans Day Assembly)

    11/29/2012 4:06:21 PM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 29, 2012 | 16:41 | By Noel Sheppard
    When the word "God" becomes inappropriate in public schools, America really has ceased to exist. Consider the story of a first-grade girl in West Marion, North Carolina, who had the word "God" stripped from a poem she wrote and was going to read at her school's Veterans Day assembly earlier this month. The poem honored her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War. “He prayed to God for peace," she wrote of one of them. "He prayed to God for strength.” Unfortunately, a parent found out about this, and complained to the school district. At a McDowell County Board...
  • Failure Romney Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:54 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are used to Democrats who use campaigns and government jobs as their private piggy banks. A Republican campaign would be the last place you would expect to see wild spending on questionable projects. Yet in the Romney campaign that seems to have happened and this might have cost him the election. What is going on?
  • Let's Put This Baby To Bed!! Less than $2.7k to go!! [FReepathon Thread XLVI]

    11/29/2012 4:00:14 PM PST · by RedMDer · 426 replies
    270 FReepers with $10 or 27 FReepers with a $100 and we are over the top. How about it FReepers. Any takers? Let's Put This Baby To Bed!
  • What Empty Nest? Weak Economy Means Living at Home ( Failure to Launch )

    11/29/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 29 Nov 2012
    You raise them, you educate them and you expect them to go out into the world. But they keep coming back. ... between 2007 and 2011 there was a steady increase in the percentage of adults living in someone else’s house – and that increase has mostly been driven by adult children moving in with mom and dad. In 2011, Census Bureau researchers found that 17.9 percent of people 18 and older, or 41.2 million people, lived in a house in which they weren’t the head of the household or that person’s spouse or significant other. That’s up from 16...