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  • Will 'diversity' beat 1st Amendment in Round 2?

    12/05/2012 5:42:16 AM PST · by wesagain · 5 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    "Appellate judges to rule on firing of university administrator over her beliefs "The fight over the “tyranny” of higher education’s “diversity” agenda is taking center stage, with judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments on whether a university can fire an administrator for expressing an opinion that conflicts with the institution’s adopted political perspective. “It should be concerning to all Americans that officials at a public institution such as the University of Toledo believe they can fire someone for violating the university’s ‘value system’ even though such actions clearly violate the Constitution,” said David Yerushalmi of...
  • 10 Illinois Republican Senators join Senate Democrats, passing 41-14 Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

    12/05/2012 5:40:02 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    Republican News Watch ^ | December 4, 2012 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain an Illinois driver’s license passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 41 to 14. One Democrat voted “present.” The bill is SB957. The 10 Republicans who joined the Democrats in rewarding non-citizens who are already breaking our laws, were: Bill Brady (Sponsor), Kirk Dillard, Tom Johnson, John Millner (Sponsor), Matt Murphy, Carole Pankau, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (Sponsor), Sue Rezin, Ron Sandack (Sponsor), and Suzi Schmidt. Two Republicans, Pamela Althoff and Dale Righter, took the ultimate lily-livered approach and just didn’t vote on the bill. That’s as bad as...
  • Linebackers don't need guns to kill

    12/05/2012 5:39:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-4-12 | joe soucheray
    Populists have been lining up these past few days to get on TV and denounce The Gun. The Gun. If only Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, didn't have a gun, everything would have been all right. Really? According to one report I read, Belcher shot his girlfriend nine times. He then raced his Bentley over to Arrowhead Stadium and apparently shot himself only once. Nine times. I am loath to wander in the fields of psychiatry, but it seems reasonable to assume that a guy who shoots his girlfriend nine times had an anger problem that had exploded...
  • O’Reilly, Goldberg should be careful providing cover for Costas

    12/05/2012 5:39:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bob Costas flap has become the gaffe du jour this week, with some well-meant attempts to help the embattled NBC announcer do damage control in the wake of Sunday night’s remarks and Monday’s blistering reaction. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and contributor Bernie Goldberg jumped to Costas’ defense Monday night and while they made some reasonable points, they also said some things that may just exacerbate the situation, and leave them looking a bit foolish. It's a pity, because both guys seem like honorable men trying to do what they believe is the right thing. To wit, during O’Reilly’s popular...
  • API Awaits Outcome of Final Keystone XL Hearing

    12/05/2012 5:38:47 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 04, 2012 | Matthew V. Veazey|
    In anticipation of a long-awaited Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) public hearing on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline, the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday urged President Obama to approve the project. The DEQ's final hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Central time Tuesday in Albion, Neb. On Oct. 30, 2012, the agency released its draft report on a revised KXL route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region in northeastern Nebraska. "With today's final [Nebraska] public hearing, the DEQ can conclude deliberations on this project," said API Central Region Director John Kerekes in...
  • Romney's Defeat Caused by "Extraordinary" Drop in White Male Support[Election Autopsy]

    12/05/2012 5:36:30 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 December 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Failed campaign: Mitt Romney's staff found that he lost an 'extraordinary' number of white, male votes during the election - traditionally key supporters of the Republican party And in another blow, Romney’s own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 per cent comment was ‘the epitome of low during the campaign’ - from which they never recovered. California as he reflects upon what went wrong. Now Neil Newhouse, his campaign pollster, has begun to sift through the data to determine what the key factors were. He said that he had to give ‘credit’ to the Obama campaign for getting...
  • Israel awards country's first gay divorce

    12/05/2012 5:34:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12-5-12
    An Israeli court has awarded the country's first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state. A decision this week by a family court in the Tel Aviv area "determined that the marriage should be ended" between former Israeli lawmaker Uzi Even, 72, and his partner of 23 years, Amit Kama, 52, their lawyer, Judith Meisels said. Legal experts see the ruling as a precedent in the realm of gay rights in a country where conservative family traditions are strong and religious courts oversee ceremonies like...
  • AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber(VA)

    12/05/2012 5:26:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Becket Adams
    When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he didn’t think his quick thinking would get him fired. But it did: (video at the site) Business AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber * Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:55pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams * Print » * Email » * * * * Comments (262) When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he...
  • Why Terrorist Attacks Have Quadrupled Since 2001

    12/05/2012 5:24:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Kerry Patton
    Terrorism is a tactic used by individuals with specific ideologies. Killing an ideology is nearly impossible. The war on terror is a complete misnomer. A war cannot be waged against a tactic. And proving to be an ideological war, evidence demonstrates that today, the tactic of terrorism is actually growing world-wide. Since 2001, the United States and our allies have been engaged in a complex war fighting against an ideology. Many people have been killed while many more have been maimed. Today, it is known via the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database, deaths caused by terror have decreased yet...
  • Egypt and the Death of the ‘Arab Spring’-new constitution puts the final nail in the coffin

    12/05/2012 5:22:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 4, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Egypt and the Death of the ‘Arab Spring’Posted By Robert Spencer On December 4, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 25 Comments Nearly two years after the “Arab Spring”  began in Egypt, the nation’s Muslim Brotherhood president has arrogated to himself dictatorial powers, and is ramming through a new constitution that will effectively extinguish the last vestiges of Egyptian democracy and establish Egypt as a Sharia state. Just as I said back in January 2011, when the uprisings against Mubarak began, for the people in Egypt who had real power to...
  • Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise

    12/05/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    The conservative comeback begins now -- on the assumption that a majority of Americans will not welcome a second Great Depression. Stop that cringing! I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it's not pretty for today's neo-Marxist Democrat party. The man you see before you as your President today bears a striking resemblance to the main character in a Greek tragedy. He so reeks of hubris. Every word that drops from his lips speaks a haughty derision of the lesser beings not benighted to be a cog in his political machine. All witness Obama...
  • The Geithner Plan's Assault on Small Businesses

    12/05/2012 5:18:29 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Rep. Kevin McCarthy
    Before I came to Congress, I was a small business owner. I started a deli in my hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., that I creatively named “Kevin O’s.” As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. I made the deli countertop in my garage with my dad, and counted on my friends and family to “volunteer” their labor until I could afford to pay them. While it wasn’t a gold mine, people in Bakersfield seemed to like the sandwiches and after a couple of years I was able to sell the business so I could go...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Puts Jordan in the Crosshairs

    12/05/2012 5:16:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslim Brotherhood Puts Jordan in the CrosshairsPosted By Ryan Mauro On December 5, 2012 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In March, the Dubai police chief warned that the Muslim Brotherhood had a plan for the Gulf monarchies. Instead of regime change, it would make them “figurehead bodies without actual ruling.” That’s exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to make happen in Jordan by demanding “democratic” reforms. And King Abdullah II appears to be wobbling under the stress.King Abdullah II, the second most influential non-Islamist in the Muslim world, is...
  • Pitt chancellor, top officials get raises

    12/05/2012 5:11:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 4, 2012 | Debra Erdley
    University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will pocket a 3.3 percent raise or $18,500 for the 2012-13 fiscal year, bringing his base annual compensation to $580,000. Six other university officers will get raises ranging from 3.3 percent to 15 percent under a package the Compensation Committee of Pitt’s board of trustees approved on Tuesday. Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia Beeson will see her annual salary jump $34,000 to $374,000; Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Jerome Cochrane are up $18,000 to $493,000; Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Assistant Chancellor Jean B. Ferketish, gets an $8,000 hike to...
  • Greg Gutfeld blasts ‘ghoulish’ Bob Costas, ‘bigot’ Jason Whitlock [VIDEO]

    12/05/2012 4:43:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-3-2012 | Jeff Poor
    Fox News Channel “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld said NBC sports analyst Bob Costas and writer Jason Whitlock have exploited for their own benefit the murder-suicide committed over the weekend by former Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher. On Monday’s “The Five,” Gutfeld, author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” ripped Costas in particular for quoting Whitlock’s editorial, which strongly advocates for gun control, during Sunday night’s NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. “If it was a deadly flood, it would be the same saying we...
  • OBAMA: MY RELATIONSHIP WITH BUSINESS HAS BEEN SKEWED

    12/05/2012 4:36:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 4, 2012
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  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 5, 2012

    12/05/2012 2:48:42 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Social Media, Terrorism Connect Too Well

    12/05/2012 12:51:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Published 1:16 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Janine Zacharia
    SNIPPET: "Social media is no longer simply a fun way to share updates on the harmless idiosyncrasies of our lives. It can undermine national security, and there ought to be a more robust discussion between the Bay Area technology world and Washington on what to do about it. Cyber-terrorism, especially the potential for electronic tampering with U.S. industrial or military installations, is a paramount national security threat that Washington is working to forestall. We're all working to protect our accounts from hackers. But the cyber-threat getting far less public attention involves the social media networks we use every day and the...
  • FreedomWorks Urges Activists to Call Speaker Boehner’s Office to Stop the Fiscal Conservative Purge

    12/05/2012 12:12:35 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 03, 2012 | Jacqueline Bodnar
    FreedomWorks Urges Activists to Call Speaker Boehner’s Office to Stop the Fiscal Conservative Purge FreedomWorksPress Release Washington, DC- Following news that fiscally conservative Congressmen David Schweikert (R-AZ), Justin Amash (R-MI) and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) have been removed from their committee positions by Republican leadership, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe released the following statement: “Is there room in the House Republican Conference for legislators who believe that Washington is spending too much money it does not have? Based on this remarkably hostile act by leadership, the answer may be no. This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to...
  • Putin Attempts a Comeback as His Leadership Becomes Precarious

    12/04/2012 11:48:20 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    Winter hit Moscow furiously in the last days of November causing colossal traffic jams, but the political climate remains hot as if the electoral season and the government reshuffle did not end in May. President Vladimir Putin announced plans for several trips and scheduled the annual president’s address to the Federal Assembly for mid-December, seeking to catch up on the time he lost walled up in his residence outside Moscow for the past several weeks. Putin indeed needs to block the mutually reinforcing dynamics of spreading discontent and escalating squabbles among the elite clans, but he is set to discover...