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  • HOUSE GOP LEADERS PURGED CONSERVATIVES USING SECRET CRITERIA LIST

    12/05/2012 12:14:07 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wednesday December 5, 2012
    House Republican leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which conservatives to purge from powerful House committees, Breitbart News has learned. As this time, it appears they will keep the criteria list hidden from the public, too. Spokespeople for members of House GOP leadership have refused to discuss details about the list on the record with press. Because GOP Leadership won't discuss the list, it’s unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. It’s also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process. In remarks to...
  • Mitchell Bemoans Defeat Of Disability Treaty: 'Everything That's Wrong With Capitol Hill'

    12/05/2012 12:09:05 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What are the odds that Andrea Mitchell has thoroughly read the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, let alone a systematic, serious critique of it, as this one appearing at The Daily Caller? But that didn't prevent Mitchell from bemoaning the defeat of the ratification of the treaty in the Senate yesterday thanks to Republican opposition,. Introducing a segment in which she and sponsor John Kerry engaged in a spate of mutual handwringing, Mitchell kvetched that the defeat "seemed to underscore everything that is wrong with Capitol Hill." View the video here.
  • THE HILL: NO GOP OPPOSITION TO BOEHNER'S TAX HIKE FLIP-FLOP

    12/05/2012 12:04:44 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wednesday December 5, 2012
    In a report on the GOP's half of the Fiscal Cliff debate, The Hill claimed there was no opposition to Republican House Speaker John Boehner's sudden caving in to President Obama's demand that tax hikes accompany any solutions to the budget mess. The Hill reported on December 4 that the GOP was "moving reluctantly toward a debt deal that would increase revenues" and that Speaker Boehner had offered some $800 billion in new taxes in his most recent fiscal cliff proposal. How could Boehner achieve this flip flopping away from the Party's presumptive principles? The Hill says it's because there...
  • Gingrich: The smart legislative strategy for Obama’s second term

    12/05/2012 12:00:01 PM PST · by GVnana · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/5/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    >-snip-<The news media and Washington elite solution is simple: surrender, cave in, give up your principles, do what the President demands. Those are the daily suggestions and expectations of the elite media and much if the national establishment, which takes its talking points from the consensus media of the left. It would be a triple disaster for House Republicans to follow this defeatist advice. First, it would be a betrayal of the very principles for which they campaigned and the voters who elected them. Second, it would deeply and bitterly split the House Republican Conference between hard core conservatives and...
  • Left-Center Party Leaders Call Each Other Liars, Thieves

    12/05/2012 11:56:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/12 | David Lev
    The disintegration of Israel's left and left of center parties continued apace Wednesday, as Tzipi Livni, head of the new “Hatnu'a” (“the Movement”) party accused Labor Party officials of lying to the public about the reasons for Labor's failure to finalize its Knesset list, one day before the deadline to file lists. Labor officials have been quoted in the media in recent days as saying that Labor is in serious negotiations with Livni to join the two parties, and it is for that reason that the Labor list has not been finalized. But sources close to Livni said Wednesday that...
  • Gun Rights Leader: 470 Murders in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel ‘Has Some Blood on His Hands’(IL)

    12/05/2012 11:30:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Christopher Goins
    (CNSNews.com) – A gun-rights group says that Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel bears some responsibility for the murder rate in the Windy City, which now totals 470 homicides this year, because of the strict gun-control laws there. “Rahm Emanuel has some blood on his hands,” said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in a statement. “He and the city council have done everything possible to prevent law-abiding Chicago residents from exercising their restored Second Amendment rights in the two years since the Supreme Court’s landmark McDonald ruling.” In June 2010, the...
  • '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias

    12/05/2012 11:14:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12-4-2012 | Paul Bond
    December 4, 2012 '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias Paul Bond Gerald Molen, who produced the Academy Award-winning 'Schindler's List,' said the box-office success of the anti-Obama documentary proves the film was a hit: "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood." ..Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, is claiming political bias because a documentary movie he produced this year isn't up for an Oscar, even though that film, 2016: Obama’s America, made more money at the box office than the combined...
  • Obama Plays Chicken [Thomas Sowell]

    12/05/2012 11:09:32 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    His priority is to increase government, and he’ll sacrifice the economy for it.One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays “chicken” with congressional Republicans along the “fiscal cliff,” is that he is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media — nor, apparently, by the Republicans. A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich” cost the government so much tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit — so that the government cannot afford to...
  • States, Estate Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff (Where a rich man can die without worrying about taxes)

    12/05/2012 11:04:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Governing ^ | 12/05/2012 | Penelope Lemov
    Not so long ago, states were plugged into a money gusher: They could charge estate taxes without costing their taxpayers a dime -- the money came straight out of the federal treasury. The set up made states billions of dollars -- at least until 2001 when Congress passed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA), which put an end to one of the sweetest deals Washington ever gave state governments. That deal, struck in 1926, worked like this: Every dollar (up to a point) that someone paid in state estate taxes would be a dollar they didn't have...
  • Fiscal Cliff — the Christmas strategy

    12/05/2012 11:03:50 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    legal insurrection ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:10pm
    So many headlines, so little news. Boehner: Obama must make the next move on ‘fiscal cliff’ “If the president doesn’t agree with our proposal and our outline, I think he’s got an obligation to send one to the Congress and a plan that can pass both chambers of Congress,” Boehner said, adding that the plan Obama offered in recent days “couldn’t pass either house of the Congress.” Meanwhile, during a meeting with a business lobbying group, the president rejected any notion that he would allow Republicans to use the debt limit to force tax and spending concessions on Democrats. “We’re...
  • McConnell: Reid filibuster rule change would do ‘irreparable damage’ (Failed RINO alert)

    12/05/2012 10:52:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/12 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) proposed rule changes, saying they would do “irreparable damage” to the chamber. “Such a rules change won’t do them any good in the short term ... but it will do the institution irreparable damage in the long term,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We should work together instead to resolve our differences.”
  • Families want to know what happened in Benghazi

    12/05/2012 10:37:14 AM PST · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    The father of a former Navy SEAL killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, says he learned the details of his son’s bravery not from the Obama administration, but in an email from an American whose life was saved by his son. Tyrone Woods, 41, was found “slumped over his machine gun, which was caked with blood,” Charles Woods, the former SEAL’s father, said during a telephone interview from his home in Hawaii.
  • Conservatives bite back at House GOP leadership over purge (Boehner channels Stalin)

    12/05/2012 10:33:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/5/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) took a public shot at House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Tuesday night, in the wake of a shake-up that knocked a small group of conservatives off prominent committees. Justin Amash ✔ @repjustinamash Still waiting for call from GOP leadership. Are they too embarrassed to explain they booted me for working to reduce debt? 4 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Amash, a libertarian-leaning conservative, was taken off the House Budget Committee. Tea party-backed Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) was taken off Budget and Agriculture. Reps. Walter Jones (N.C.), a rare moderate, and David Schweikert (Ariz.) lost their spots on the...
  • Bozell warns GOP just strategizing surrender

    12/05/2012 10:25:35 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Taylor Rose
    WASHINGTON – Just one day after tax activist Grover Norquist warned Democrats are coming after the middle class for $3 trillion in tax hikes, another conservative leader says it appears the big GOP strategy is to figure out how to surrender. Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, told WND today that the Republican leadership is lacking vision, resents its own conservative base and needs to refocus. “If the Republicans continue a campaign of presenting themselves as Democrat-lite, they are going to see the losses increase. It will not be long before the Democrats are in complete control,” he told...
  • Conn. man, daughter charged with incest

    12/05/2012 10:24:54 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 77 replies
    AP via Boston.com ^ | 5 December 2012
    <p>BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — A 46-year-old Connecticut man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested on incest allegations after police say DNA tests proved they were the parents of a child.</p> <p>An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The News-Times of Danbury (http://bit.ly/SEYwsg) says George Sayers and Tiffany Hartford of Bethel were charged Monday with third-degree sexual assault in an investigation that began with a complaint by Hartford’s former girlfriend.</p>
  • The Budget Baseline Con: How Washington fools the public about spending 'cuts.'

    12/05/2012 10:08:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    If the fiscal cliff talks make Lindsay Lohan look like a productive member of society, perhaps it's because President Obama and John Boehner are playing by the dysfunctional Beltway rules. The rules work if you like bigger government, but Republicans need a new strategy, which starts by exposing the rigged game of "baseline budgeting." Both the White House and House Republicans are pretending that their goal is "reducing the deficit," which they suggest means making real spending choices. They are talking about a "$4 trillion plan," or something, regardless of how that number is reached. Here's the reality: Those numbers...
  • Obama: We Are Not Going To Negotiate With The Debt Ceiling

    12/05/2012 10:02:27 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Livewire ^ | 12/5/12 | Taintor
    Obama: We Are Not Going To Negotiate With The Debt Ceiling David Taintor 11:19 AM EST, Wednesday December 5, 2012 President Obama on Wednesday described Republicans who are considering holding the debt ceiling vote hostage in additional negotiations after the so-called fiscal cliff in January as partaking in a "bad strategy for America." "I will not play that game," Obama told business leaders at a quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable in Washington. "We are not going to play that game next year. We've got to break that habit before it starts."
  • Dec. 16: A date that should live in infamy

    12/04/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Everyone knows we’re approaching a date that lives in infamy in American history – Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But there’s another more recent date in American history that should live in infamy. It’s Dec. 16, 2008. That’s the date on which President George W. Bush admitted what he did with the bailouts of the major investment firms and banks that were “too big to fail.” Here’s what he said in that infamous admission: “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” Bush told CNN, saying he had made the decision “to make sure the...
  • ROSENBERG: One Of The Most Reliable Economic Indicators Peaked In July (Eating Out)

    12/05/2012 9:48:16 AM PST · by blam · 62 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Sam Ro
    ROSENBERG: One Of The Most Reliable Economic Indicators Peaked In July Sam RoDecember 5, 2012When the official headline economic indicators don't work, savvy investors turn to the unconventional economic indicators. In his latest Breakfast With Dave note, David Rosenberg visits a signal being sent by the restaurant sector: EATING OUT IS OUT Our hedge fund desk has always told me that among the most reliable cyclical indicators for the American consumers is the restaurant sector. Traffic is slowing down precipitously and the companies are issuing negative guidance. I took a look at the monthly details from the latest PCE data...
  • New York Post's subway death photo stirs debate over journalistic ethics

    12/05/2012 9:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2012 | David Paulin
    Some journalistic values are not necessarily the same as human values -- a fact that explains much about the uproar over Tuesday's front-page photo in the New York Post. "Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die," screamed the headline under the word: "DOOMED."The man's name was Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old North Korean immigrant from Queens. The photo capturing the last seconds of his life has provoked soul-searching and outrage over journalistic ethics -- or lack of them. Practically nobody is defending the Post for publishing it -- or its photographer for taking it. Aside from...
  • The rich will pay more taxes, Boehner says

    12/05/2012 9:32:33 AM PST · by Qbert · 135 replies
    KITV-TV via MSNBC ^ | 12/5/2012 | KITV-TV
    Taxes on the wealthy are going up, House Speaker John Boehner conceded on Wednesday in challenging President Barack Obama to sit down with him to hammer out a deal for avoiding the fiscal cliff. The statement to reporters reflected how negotiations on reducing the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt have evolved since Obama's re-election last month. Republicans once opposed to any new revenue in their quest to shrink government now realize Obama's victory and public support for the president's campaign theme of higher taxes on the wealthy leave them with little negotiating leverage. Less than four weeks from the...
  • Two of a Kind: Republican and Democratic proposals for the fiscal cliff hardly differ

    12/05/2012 9:29:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2012 | Michael Tanner
    For all those who think that our deficit is caused by a dearth of revenue, consider this thought experiment. In 2012, the federal government will spend $3.56 trillion. Last week’s Powerball jackpot was a reported $587.5 million, the largest winning Powerball payout ever. In order to finance current spending, the federal government would have to hit that jackpot 6,570 times. As recently as fiscal year 2001, President Clinton’s last budget, federal spending amounted to just $1.9 trillion. If spending since 2000 had simply increased at the rate of inflation plus population growth, spending this year would have been less than...
  • The Coming Derivatives Panic That Will Destroy Global Financial Markets

    12/05/2012 9:26:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-5-2012 | John Rolls - Michael Snyder
    The Coming Derivatives Panic That Will Destroy Global Financial Markets Stock-Markets / Financial CrashDec 05, 2012 - 04:24 AM By: John Rolls John Rolls Submits, Michael Snyder writes: When financial markets in the United States crash, so does the U.S. economy. Just remember what happened back in 2008. The financial markets crashed, the credit markets froze up, and suddenly the economy went into cardiac arrest. Well, there are very few things that could cause the financial markets to crash harder or farther than a derivatives panic. Sadly, most Americans don't even understand what derivatives are. Unlike stocks and bonds, a...
  • Northborough’s Ed Bombard recalls participation in ’60s nuclear crisis

    12/05/2012 9:26:16 AM PST · by pabianice
    Ed Bombard Northborough, MA – “Suddenly we saw a truck full of rifle-toting Cuban soldiers racing over the hill. They stopped in front of us in a cloud of dust. One yelled, ‘Get the hell out of here!’” said Ed Bombard with a chuckle. The year was 1961 and the place Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “We were on liberty and had rented a boat,” Ed explained. “We beached it near a chain-link fence and were getting out to enjoy the beach. When the Cuban Army troops showed up, we left in a hurry.” Ed, a longtime resident of Northborough, displayed...
  • Citi Exec to FOX Business: More Cuts Likely

    12/05/2012 9:25:20 AM PST · by mykroar · 4 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    Citigroup (C : CITIGROUP INC.) tells FOX Business that the 11,000 job cuts announced today -- 4% of its workforce -- won’t be the end of layoffs at the nation’s third-largest bank by assets, deemed "too big to fail" by the U.S. government. On whether today's cuts will be the end, a Citi executive tells FOX Business: “In the last quarter, we said on a Wall Street conference call that we would continue to seek ways to optimize. I don’t think anyone can come to the conclusion the bank is going to sit back and do nothing else.” The executive...
  • The Underworked Public Employee: Government workers take it easier than their private counterparts.

    12/05/2012 9:24:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/05/2012 | By ANDREW G. BIGGS AND JASON RICHWINE
    With state and local governments struggling to balance budgets in a still sluggish economy, government employment has fallen by 562,000 jobs since September 2008, a decline of 2.6%. In response, the Obama administration has called for more federal aid—on top of the $250 billion doled out in the 2009 Recovery Act—to help keep state and local government payrolls near prerecession levels. But supporters of more federal aid implicitly assume that the size of the public sector was optimal before the recession. On the contrary, overstaffing is a serious problem in government, and the best evidence is a simple empirical fact:...
  • Emanuel brushes aside contractor’s organized crime ties allegations

    12/05/2012 9:21:24 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/04/12 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday brushed aside allegations that the owner of a company awarded a $99 million O’Hare Airport janitorial contract was the longtime business partner of a man with ties to organized crime. * * * Last month, the city chose United Maintenance Co., Inc. to provide custodial services at O’Hare for the next five years . . . . The Chicago Sun-Times reported last week that United Maintenance owner Richard Simon was involved in another company with alleged mob figure William Daddano Jr.—from 1998 until that firm was officially disbanded on Dec. 17, 2011, according to state...
  • CONSERVATIVE PURGE

    12/05/2012 9:13:45 AM PST · by jonefab · 31 replies
    THEBLAZETV ^ | 12/04/12 05:32
    Tonight Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) joins us from Washington to fill us in on a possible GOP leadership purge.
  • Taxpayers footing the bill for next generation of electric car batteries

    12/05/2012 9:09:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2012 | John Brandon
    Whether you like it or not, you are an investor in the electric vehicle (EV) battery of tomorrow. Late last week, the Department of Energy announced plans to spend $120 million to establish a major battery research center at the Argonne National Lab outside of Chicago. The stated goal: to create a new “Manhattan Project” that will develop an EV battery in the next five years that lasts five times as long and costs one-fifth as much as current EV batteries. And they say it’s all in the interest of national security. The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)...
  • Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Might Be Getting Special Treatment

    12/05/2012 9:06:54 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Might Be Getting Special Treatment Alexander Abad-Santos The Atlantic WireDecember 5, 2012 AP - Onyango Obama in 2011 After being ordered to leave the United States 20 years ago, Onyango Obama, the Kenyan-born half-brother of President Obama's father, has been granted a new deportation hearing and now has a second chance to stay in the country. "Last week, the Board of ­Immigration Appeals granted Onyango Obama’s request to ­reopen his immigration case based in part on his contention that his prior lawyer was ­ineffective, according to a government official with direct knowledge of the case," reports...
  • MSNBC Hosts Visit Obama

    12/05/2012 8:56:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O'Donnell all spotted entering the West Wing. WASHINGTON — MSNBC's prime time line-up was spotted entering the West Wing Tuesday afternoon for what host Ed Schultz tweeted was a meeting with President Barack Obama. White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest released the following statement on the meeting: “This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction.”
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 5,2012

    12/05/2012 8:51:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
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  • CIA Makes History: Please Apply Here If You Are a Member of the LGBT Community

    12/05/2012 8:45:39 AM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – For the first time in its history, the Central Intelligence Agency is actively seeking recruits from a new demographic – the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.
  • Barefoot Man Not Homeless: Jeffrey Hillman, Given Boots By NYPD Officer, Has Bronx Apartment

    12/05/2012 8:21:47 AM PST · by marthemaria · 34 replies
    he barefoot man helped by a kind cop in New York City is not actually homeless. Last week, we told you about the heartwarming story of an NYPD officer giving a homeless and barefoot man a pair of winter boots. The story seemed almost too good to be true. And, according to one report, that is in fact the case. The New York Daily News reported on Monday that the barefoot man in question, Jeffrey Hillman, is not actually homeless. Instead, he has an apartment in the Bronx thanks to disability benefits and vouchers. The article also notes that Jeffrey...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski: US, Israel Should Have Voted For Palestinian Statehood

    12/05/2012 8:21:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's hardly a surprise, coming from the man who counseled the United States to shoot down Israeli planes should they seek to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. But just for the record, Zbigniew Brzezinski has opined that the US and, yes, Israel itself, should have voted in favor of last week's UN resolution granting “non-member observer statehood” to Palestinians living in the West Bank of Israel. Brzezinski stated his view on today's Morning Joe. He did say something that was probably true, when expressing skepticism that, despite their public utterances, President Obama and Susan Rice truly opposed the resolution. Brzezinski suggested...
  • Police: Man loses drug money, asks police for excuse note for drug cartel

    12/05/2012 8:16:29 AM PST · by jakerobins · 16 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A North Carolina man claims he misplaced $20,000 in drug money and asked authorities to write him an excuse note so a Tucson cartel wouldn't kill him. The Arizona Daily Star says 30-year-old Demarco Alonzo Thomas has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and racketeering. According to documents from the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department, Thomas thought it might help smooth things over if he could show cartel members a phony receipt from authorities stating they had seized the money.
  • After Fatal NYC Subway Shove, Asking: Were There No Heroes {Naem, Umar Abbasi}

    12/05/2012 7:49:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4.Dec.2012 | Michael Wilson and Daniel Krieger
    The question of the day in New York City on Tuesday — what would you do? — rode on a wave of outrage over a harrowing act the day before. A clearly agitated man pushed a 58-year-old stranger onto the track of an oncoming subway train in Midtown Manhattan. The man, Ki-Suck Han of Elmhurst, Queens, was struck and killed.... One law enforcement official said that the suspect, originally from Africa, Naeem Davis was a peddler and was on the street working when he was taken into custody. The official said that detectives were trying to determine a motive. ..The...
  • One lucky uncle? He’ll drink to that!

    12/05/2012 6:59:46 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Howie Carr
    There are three chances that Barack Obama’s illegal-alien Uncle Omar will be deported by his nephew’s government. Slim, fat and none.
  • 2012's high-stakes spin war: George Soros won, Karl Rove lost

    12/05/2012 6:58:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 | Posted by WorldTribune.com 2012′s high-stakes spin war: George Soros won, Karl Rove lost Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Fox News contributor Karl Rove was criticized in the media for objecting to the channel calling Ohio for Barack Obama on election night. The state of Ohio did in fact go for Obama and the channel was correct in making that prediction. Like many other Fox News commentators, Rove had mistakenly forecast a Romney victory. He was only alone in thinking this was still possible as election night wore on and the results from Ohio came...
  • Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language

    12/05/2012 6:54:00 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12-5-2012 | Tia Ghose
    Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language Tia Ghose LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 04 December 2012 Time: 11:35 AM ETThe ancient Sumerians invented cuneiform, shown here on a clay tablet documenting barley rations issued monthly to adults and children. The language may have died out as a result of a 200-year drought 4,200 years ago. CREDIT: Public Domain SAN FRANCISCO — A 200-year-long drought 4,200 years ago may have killed off the ancient Sumerian language, one geologist says. Because no written accounts explicitly mention drought as the reason for the Sumerian demise, the conclusions rely on indirect clues. But several pieces...
  • Samuel Adams is Spinning in his Grave

    12/05/2012 6:50:49 AM PST · by morethanright · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-05 07:15:42 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"I will walk in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts."- Psalms 119:45In December of 1773, hotheaded revolutionary Samuel Adams attended a meeting of 7,000 American colonials at the Old South Church in Boston. They were angry over the Tea Act passed by the British Parliament. The tea tax raised revenue used to pay colonial governors and judges, which London viewed as the best means to control them. When Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson issued a statement making clear his support for king and country, Samuel Adams announced, "This meeting can do nothing further to save the country."According...
  • POLL: Americans Favor Legalization of Marijuana 51-44%

    12/05/2012 6:45:57 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 59 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Americans favor the legalization of marijuana 51 to 44 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning. The poll showed a substantial gender and age gap on the issue: -- Men favored legalization 59 to 36 percent, but women opposed it, 52 to 44 percent. -- Americans 18 to 29 years old support legalization 67 to 29 percent, while those over 65 years oppose it, 56 to 35 percent. -- Respondents between 30 and 44 years old also support the idea of legalization, 58 to 39 percent, while Americans between 45 and 64 are more closely divided,...
  • My Petraeus interview firestorm silly, off-base

    12/05/2012 6:42:02 AM PST · by pepperdog · 9 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4 Dec 2012 | K.T. McFarland
    A conversation that began in jest and that led to a passing comment at the end of my interview with General David Petraeus has turned into a firestorm of speculation and an attempt to denigrate Fox. Today, I’m bewildered by the reaction of the press to Bob Woodward’s story in the Washington Post. Though Bob is in possession of a secretly recorded tape of my conversation with the general...
  • Citi Firing 11,000

    12/05/2012 6:38:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Big news ahead of this Friday's NFP report: •CITI TO CUT OVER 11,000 JOBS, TAKE PRETAX CHARGE $1B IN 4Q "Sandy's fault?" or better yet, "Vikram's fault." Or maybe the economy is collapsing despite all the propaganda one is spoonfed. Considering the recent termination of over 50,000 by UBS we think we know the answer. And while C stock may jump on the news, the end result is that New York and the US have both just lost 11,000 less key taxpayers most of whom are almost certainly in the $250,000+ bucket. That said we can't wait for the BLS...
  • To What Lengths Did Someone Go to Scapegoat George Zimmerman?

    12/05/2012 6:32:39 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The PJ Tattler ^ | December 5, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The “new” photo of George Zimmerman raises some very disturbing issues. Take a look at the black and white version of the photo, which the Florida prosecutor gave to the defense as part of the discovery process shortly after his altercation with Trayvon Martin. ................... The man in the photo above looks somewhat menacing. The misshapen nose suggests a history of brawls, the color having been drained away, taking with it the reds and purples indicating a fresh wound from a very recent attack. The vacant look in his eyes suggests no remorse for the killing of a young man,...
  • Private Sector Adds Fewer Jobs Than Expected

    12/05/2012 6:31:53 AM PST · by mykroar · 19 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Reuters
    U.S. private-sector employers added 118,000 jobs in November shy of economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 125,000 jobs. October's private payrolls were revised slightly down to an increase of 157,000 f rom the previously reported 158,000.
  • You Go into Battle with, or Perhaps without, the Armey You Have

    12/05/2012 6:23:12 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/5/12 | Geraghty
    So . . . this certainly seems sudden and odd: In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party. Armey, the former House majority leader who helped develop and promote the GOP's Contract with America in the 1990s, tendered his resignation in an memo sent to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, on November 30. Mother Jones obtained the email on Monday, and Armey has confirmed he sent it. The...
  • PN Bakken: ND’s gas woes

    12/05/2012 6:12:46 AM PST · by thackney · 45 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of December 02, 2012 | Ray Tyson
    Finding a solution to North Dakota’s ballooning gas-flaring problem will require a “very difficult balancing act” that could take until the end of the decade to work out. “We have to balance the ability to build gathering systems against the waste that takes place with flaring,” Lynn Helms, director of the state’s Department of Mineral Resources, said in a Nov. 20 Webcast. “So we’re looking at toward the end of this decade before we really get this flaring dynamic under control.” Gas production continues to increase at a faster rate than the more desirable crude oil, setting yet another production...
  • Most Young Voters Actually Want Bigger Government

    12/05/2012 6:05:43 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Nearly 6 in 10 young voters support bigger government — a worrisome statistic for conservatives who want to increase their presence on college campuses and among the under-30 crowd. According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of young voters think the government should do more — something only 44 percent of all voters support. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/28/majority-of-young-voters-wants-bigger-government/#ixzz2EBaswBMs
  • Senators brush off White House defense bill veto threat (Ayotte Guantanamo Amendment Attached)

    12/05/2012 6:01:55 AM PST · by what's up · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | December 4, 2012 | Laura Litvan
    Senators appeared unconcerned Thursday by a White House threat to veto the defense policy bill they are considering on the floor, evidently confident they can get the legislation into a form that President Barack Obama would ultimately sign. The White House Office of Management and Budget announced that if the bill “in its present form” were passed, it would face a veto over restrictions on Guantánamo Bay detainees, the makeup of the armed forces, its support for certain weapons programs and other details. It was the second time the White House has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act...