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  • Networks Skip Union Violence in MI, Insist Protesters Are Simply 'Voicing Their Anger'

    12/12/2012 9:41:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning ignored the violent assaults by union protesters in Michigan, instead vaguely insisting that picketers were simply "voicing their anger" at the "showdown raging in the heartland."
  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals [Dynamic Book Excerpt]

    12/12/2012 9:36:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    [Sowell's book] challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that...
  • ABC, CBS, NBC Are 'Censoring Footgage' of Union Thug Violence in Lansing

    12/12/2012 9:35:59 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    The pro-union broadcast networks are deliberately censoring footage of thuggish union violence directed at conservatives. If a Tea Partier had physically assaulted a liberal journalist or ripped down a structure occupied by a liberal organization all on video, the footage would be broadcast on an endless loop.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Warns Of "Civil War" As MI Governor Signs "Right-To-Work" Into Law

    12/12/2012 9:28:15 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 83 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11 DEC 12 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Minutes before Michigan Governor Snyder signed the 'Right-To-Work' bill into law... ... Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa appeared on CNN, as seen in the clip below, warning that: "This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war," ...as the bill to weaken unions' power is passed. If Hoffa is right, look for Michigan GDP to soar: after all it is one of the more Keynesian states in the union. Via AP: Michigan Gov. Snyder signs right-to-work bills LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work...
  • Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network

    12/12/2012 9:24:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/12
    NBC Sports talker Bob Costas caught plenty of heat for launching into an anti-gun rant in the wake of the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Last night, Costas waded into the subject once more, but this time he brought up the George Zimmerman case to buttress his points. "What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?" Not so fast. Costas' own network is being sued for shoddy journalism involving Zimmerman's case. That didn't prevent the sportscaster from...
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 12,2012

    12/12/2012 8:47:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
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  • Van Hollen: Boehner would give in to Obama after he wins reelection to speaker

    12/12/2012 8:41:46 AM PST · by NCjim · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2012
    A top Democratic leader Wednesday accused House Speaker John Boehner of stringing out "fiscal cliff" negotiations with President Obama until after he wins his speakership reelection, when he would then cave in to Democratic demands to get a deal done without a majority of House Republican support. "I hope he wouldn't avoid the tough decisions simply to take us into January and after his swearing-in, but I've become increasingly worried that that is exactly what's going on," charged Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen. "I would hope that he would put the interests of getting an agreement before House Republican politics,"...
  • Michigan Auto Union Reactions a Harbinger of Things to Come?

    12/12/2012 8:30:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Neil Snyder
    In the early 1980s, Ford and Chrysler were struggling to make ends meet and Chrysler needed a government bailout to keep going. General Motors' predicament in the 1980s wasn't life threatening so it continued along its merry way without making significant changes. I don't remember which automaker it was, but in the early 1980s one of the Big Three asked its union workers in Michigan to take a pay cut so that it could continue to operate. The unions were told that if they didn't accept a pay cut, the firm would move production to Texas. The unions considered the...
  • Union Thugs Assault Steven Crowder in Michigan; Lefties Blame the Victim

    12/12/2012 8:29:14 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Patterico
    A follow-up to JD’s post from this morning. The screenshot actually says it all. Let me translate this for you. Ha! Steven Crowder says he was assaulted! That’s a laugh! Especially when he is provoking “peaceful union people” by talking to them! Video emerges of assault. Um. Er. . . . . HEAVILY EDITED!!!!!!!1!!1!! Talk about adding insult to injury.
  • Pentagon Asking Congress To Sell Israel 1,725 Bunker Busters

    12/12/2012 7:53:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 27 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Yori Yanover
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that it intends to sell Israel some 6,900 tail kits which can turn "dumb" bombs into satellite-guided "smart bombs," including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets, Bloomberg Business Week reported. Some of the hardened targets one would immediately think about are those underground nuclear plants the Iranian government has been so chatty about this past decade or so. According to BBW, the sale will includes 1,725 all-weather satellite-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM tail kits with BLU-109 bombs, which are 2,000-pound, hard-target penetrators. Bombs delivered this way are among the most...
  • Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women

    12/12/2012 7:34:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Dec 11, 2012
    Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean says Republicans will have to change their philosophy and not just their ground game in order to win in the future. Dean says conservatives can not sell hate of women, gays and immigrants and expect to win elections. VIDEO
  • Total: Oil Production to Peak at 98M Barrels per Day

    12/12/2012 7:20:49 AM PST · by thackney · 27 replies
    Dow Jones via Rig Zone ^ | December 11, 2012 | Geraldine Amiel
    New discoveries and technological advances have increased the oil industry's ability to increase production in recent years, pushing global maximum oil production to 98 million barrels per day for longer than initially expected, Total SA's Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said Tuesday. Global oil production should plateau at that level for some time before dropping as reserves gradually deplete, de Margerie said during a meeting with the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris. Technological constraints led the French oil major to estimate in 2007 that the "peak oil" production rate would be at around 95 million barrels per day,...
  • First LNG-Fueled Hydraulic Fracturing Completed in Eagle Ford Play

    12/12/2012 6:53:16 AM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 11, 2012 | Karen Boman
    The liquefied natural gas (LNG) division of Calgary-based Ferus LP successfully completed in October what the company believes to be the first-ever hydraulic fracturing operation utilizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as engine fuel in North America. Ferus' LNG Division was engaged by a major oil and gas service company in the United States to conduct the pilot project, which involved six dual-fuel 2,250 horsepower pressure pumper units, powered by LNG, to stimulate well performance in the south Texas Eagle Ford shale. The dual fuel systems allow for natural gas and diesel to be consumed simultaneously with no decrease in performance,...
  • Forbes lists Bridgeport as fourth-dirtiest city in U.S. ( Conn )

    12/12/2012 6:45:33 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ct post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Tom Cleary
    Citing blighted buildings, polluted property and poor air quality, Forbes Magazine named Bridgeport as the fourth "dirtiest city" in America. But look at the bright side Bridgeport residents: Your city is cleaner than Fresno, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Philadelphia. "Green" Mayor Bill Finch, who has frequently touted the BGreen2020 sustainability initiative to improve the quality of life in Bridgeport, was among many from the city to take offense to the ranking. ... The image of Bridgeport put forth by Forbes was similar to its portrayal on FOX's animated comedy show "Family Guy" two years ago, casting the Park City as...
  • In France's Welfare State Status Quo, Are We Seeing America's Future?

    12/12/2012 6:41:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/12/2012 | Sylvain Charat
    Welfare has become a characteristic of President Obama’s domestic policies. There has been a surge in American citizens on welfare over the last four years, including a 50-percent increase in people on food stamps (from 32 to 47 million). It is a form of welfareship. As a citizen of France, I know such a society very well. France has 60 years of experience with entrenched welfare policies, beholden to a kind of “welfareship.” It is a democratic society based heavily on welfare, and distrusting the values of free markets. In 2009, 11.2 million French persons received welfare payments, out a...
  • What right to work would do for NY

    12/12/2012 6:39:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/12/2012 | Mark Mix
    Union bosses are fuming at the prospect of a Michigan Right to Work law, but New Yorkers concerned about protecting employee freedom and reviving their state’s flagging economy should consider Michigan’s example. It’s hard to imagine the Empire State adopting a Right to Work law — but it would be right for businesses, taxpayers and workers. Big Labor’s top officials huff and puff about Right to Work laws, but they never tell you what they actually do. That’s because nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle when it’s presented to them in straightforward terms. Right to...
  • Prescott and Ohanian: Taxes Are Much Higher Than You Think

    12/12/2012 6:36:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/2012 | By EDWARD C. PRESCOTT AND LEE E OHANIAN
    President Obama argues that the election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on high earners, and the White House indicates that he won't compromise on this issue as the so-called fiscal cliff approaches. But tax rates are already high—much higher than is commonly understood—and increasing them will likely further depress the economy, especially by affecting the number of hours Americans work. Taking into account all taxes on earnings and consumer spending—including federal, state and local income taxes, Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, excise taxes, and state and local sales taxes—Edward Prescott has shown (especially in the Quarterly Review...
  • Shot shoplifter sues liquor store owner ( Colorado Springs )

    12/11/2012 11:50:31 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    gazette ^ | December 10, 2012 | LANCE BENZEL
    A shoplifter who was chased down and shot in the face after swiping a bottle of vodka from a Colorado Springs liquor store is suing the shop owner. Bryson Adrian Dewberry is seeking at least $100,000 for pain and suffering two years after he was wounded in the jaw by a bullet fired by Chang Ho Yi, the owner of Austin Bluffs Plaza Liquor, 4150 Austin Bluffs Parkway. According to a lawsuit filed in early October, Yi witnessed the theft on Oct. 25, 2010, and pursued Dewberry out of his store with a loaded .357 revolver, which fired as Dewberry...
  • Deputies: Robber met with gunfire inside Bakersfield home(CA)

    12/12/2012 6:07:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    bakersfieldnow.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Staff
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A resident shot an alleged robber Tuesday morning in east Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The resident heard someone remove a screen and break a kitchen window to gain access to his home, so the resident armed himself with a handgun, the sheriff's office said. The suspect and resident came face to face in the hallway of the East Brundage Lane home, and the resident shot the suspect at least twice in the upper body. The alleged intruder, 26-year-old Arturo Jose Luis Estrada, got out of the house and stumbled about a half...