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  • WaPo editors: Golly, Obama’s "balanced" fiscal-cliff approach is unbalanced

    12/14/2012 8:45:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama keeps claiming that he wants a "balanced" approach to deficit reform, but the editors of the Washington Post have a little difficulty trying to figure out what he means by "balanced" --- since his proposals have had a 4:1 ratio of tax hikes to spending cuts. The Post also notes that Obama has backed away from even the inadequate entitlement reforms he's previously embraced. Why, the Post's editors suggest, Obama may not really be serious about this whole deficit-reform idea.You think? Since the election last month, a few modest proposals have been floated to slow the growth in...
  • Why Not Regulate Guns Like Cars?

    12/14/2012 8:38:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    I was just on a HuffPost Live panel with, among others, Elie Mystal (Above The Law), and he suggested — as a gun control proposal — that guns should be regulated like cars. This prompts me to repost an item I posted several years ago: Cars are basically regulated as follows (I rely below on California law, but to my knowledge the rules are similar throughout the country): (1) No federal licensing or registration of car owners. (2) Any person may use a car on his own private property without any license or registration. See, e.g., California Vehicle Code §§...
  • Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s

    12/14/2012 8:30:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s By Ian Swanson - 12/14/12 06:49 AM ET President Obama said his economic policies are "so mainstream" he'd be considered a moderate Republican in the 1980s. In a Thursday interview with a Miami-based local television station, Obama said he thinks few people believe he wants to impose socialism on the country. "The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican," he told Noticias Univision 23...
  • Chivalry: The Opposite of Good Manners?

    12/14/2012 8:20:17 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2012 | Mona Charen
    The code persists despite feminists’ best efforts. Chivalry is back in the news. The always alert Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute draws our attention to an item in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. A new study on what the authors are pleased to call “benevolent sexism” (which, as Murray translates, seems to mean gentlemanly behavior) found that both women and men are happier when men behave like gentlemen. This being a sociological publication, though, the findings are not written in English, but rather in academic argot. It’s full of sentences like this: “A structural equation model revealed that...
  • Harry Belafonte Suggests that Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors

    12/14/2012 8:17:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The "King of Calypso," Hugo Chávez enthusiast, and "Banana Boat" crooner, octogenarian Harry Belafonte is so thrilled with the reelection of Barack Obama that he's taken to cable "news" network MSNBC to share his views on how President Obama should deal with political nemeses. In addition to singing, acting and songwriting, throughout his career Harry "Viva la revolucion" Belafonte has also promoted himself as a civil rights advocate and humanitarian. In addition to issuing indictments like: "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet," Mr. Belafonte also heartily endorses the ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's socialist revolution. Once,...
  • Educating Ignorance: The best-kept secret in America is the huge drop in the quality of college

    12/14/2012 8:10:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The best-kept secret in America today is the precipitous drop in the quality of college since the Left seized power in higher education. Every year, various magazines publish a list of rankings for American undergraduate institutions. Forbes assures parents that "Every school with a Forbes grade meets a high standard." U.S. News and World Report assures its readers that they consider a wide variety of factors in measuring a college's effectiveness. While American colleges were once great institutions of learning, those who know higher education today recognize that "high standards" of quality are casualties in the war against traditionalism and...
  • Obama’s Electronic-Medical-Records Scam (It is wasting money and inconveniencing doctors)

    12/14/2012 8:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Here’s more evidence that government “cures” are inevitably worse than the “diseases” they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic-medical-records “incentive” program. Like most of President Obama’s health-care rules, this top-down electronic record-sharing scheme is a big fat bust. Oversight is lax. Cronyism is rife. The job-killing and privacy-undermining consequences have only just begun. The program was originally sold as a cost-saving measure. In theory, modernizing record-collection is a good idea, and many private health-care providers have already made the change. But as with many government “incentive” programs, the EMR bribe is...
  • American Equality

    12/14/2012 8:01:49 AM PST · by morethanright · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-14 08:52:00 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Keep your eyes on Greece. That's America's future. With the Greek economy shrinking by 6% annually, and its government desperate to feed the cradle-to-grave nanny state, tax rates were recently adjusted to reflect the new reality. A simplified tax structure divides Greek society into three brackets: 22%, 32% and 42%. Those earning $55,000 will join the ultra-rich in the top tax bracket."... The successive hikes in taxes, required to meet deficit-cutting targets, have hammered the [Greek] economy, pushing unemployment up to 26 percent ... with more than 20 percent of the population now officially living in poverty -...
  • The Blue Tax

    12/14/2012 7:55:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2012 | The Editors
    Republicans have agreed to a tax increase of $800 billion over ten years as part of the negotiations regarding the so-called fiscal cliff. Even as Republicans refuse to call it a tax hike (“revenues,” indeed), there are better and worse ways to go about this unpleasant business, and one simple reform would raise all that money and more: eliminating the federal deduction for state and local taxes. While we would prefer no tax increase at all, eliminating this deduction would be a sensible reform of the tax code, and could be paired with tax cuts elsewhere for a fiscally...
  • 28 Dead, Including 20 Children, After Shooting Rampage At Sandy Hook School In Newtown

    <p>State police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive, school officials said.</p> <p>Police are reporting a number of injured parties. The nature of their injuries is not clear.</p> <p>There are unconfirmed reports of two shooters — one dead, one still at large.</p>
  • Michelle Suggests Republicans are Liars

    12/14/2012 7:45:48 AM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    WH dossier ^ | by Keith Koffler on December 14, 2012, 9:58 am
    First Lady Michelle Obama Thursday suggested Republicans are engaged in rampant lying as they debate the issues with President Obama. “People have to stay focused on what’s going on, because it’s easy to get confused in all the back and forth that goes on, and there’s a whole lot of not-truth telling going on, if you know what I mean,” Michelle said during a radio appearance on the The Tom Joyner Show. Mrs. Obama also charged that voter suppression during the 2012 election was widespread.
  • Breaking the Union Stranglehold

    12/14/2012 7:37:02 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | 14 Dec 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    By Tim Dunkin Michigan has joined the ranks of the Free States — states where workers are no longer forced to join unions and pay dues to fat cat union bosses or else lose their jobs. This past week, over and against the frenzied efforts by union representatives to intimidate and terrorize state legislators, both houses of the Michigan legislature passed right-to-work legislation, which was shortly signed by Governor Rick Snyder, thereby officially becoming the 24th state in this nation to emancipate workers to choose what associations — if any — with which they would like to associate their labor....
  • Bill O'Reilly: Secular forces on the march

    12/14/2012 7:34:59 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    htto://www.foxnews.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    As we have been reporting, some committed left-wing Americans have been emboldened by the re-election of President Obama. You are seeing that now in the budget negotiations as the President and his side are not in a compromising mood. I saw it firsthand this week when I was down in Washington. There is arrogance and condescension in many left-wing precincts despite the fact that U.N. ambassador today Susan Rice is out of consideration as Secretary of State. We'll have more on that with Bob Beckel coming up. The more intelligent Secular Progressives will understand that now is their time in...
  • The right-to-work dilemma (Krauthammer)

    12/14/2012 7:01:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/14/2012 | Krauthammer
    For all the fury and fistfights outside the Lansing Capitol, what happened in Michigan this week was a simple accommodation to reality. The most famously unionized state, birthplace of the United Auto Workers, royalty of the American working class, became right-to-work. It’s shocking, except that it was inevitable. Indiana went that way earlier this year. The entire Rust Belt will eventually follow because the heyday of the sovereign private-sector union is gone. Globalization has made splendid isolation impossible. The nostalgics look back to the immediate postwar years when the UAW was all-powerful, the auto companies were highly profitable and the...
  • In Florida and Illinois, concealed-weapons debate lays bare the politics of gun control

    12/14/2012 6:58:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    usnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 13 December, 2012 | M. Alex Johnson
    Two states, two takes: Even as Illinois officials are lamenting a court order requiring them to let state residents carry concealed weapons, Florida officials are boasting about just how many hundreds of thousands of state residents are carrying concealed weapons. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam happily announced Wednesday that some time next week, Florida would become the first state with more than 1 million residents holding "active" concealed-carry permits. That's proof, said Putnam — whose agency administers the permit program — of Florida's "strong tradition in upholding Second Amendment rights." As Putnam spoke at a news conference Wednesday, anguished officials...
  • Marijuana Not High Obama Priority

    12/14/2012 6:49:59 AM PST · by John W · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 14, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a "top priority" of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs. "We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters. "It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal," he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it's legal. More of Barbara...
  • Florida Leads the U.S. in Concealed Firearm Permits, Texas Somehow Far Behind

    12/14/2012 6:44:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Frontburner ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Bradford Pearson
    Florida is slated to become the first state with one million concealed firearm permits, Bloomberg reported yesterday. State officials issued 993,200 active permits as of Nov. 30, and are expected to pass the one million mark next week. “Floridians have a great respect and appreciation for their Second Amendment rights,” said Adam Putnam, Florida’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer affairs. This got me thinking about the Texas number. So I called the state department of public safety, and they sent me to their website (technology!). The numbers aren’t exactly apples-to-apples (the newest Texas numbers are for last year), but they...
  • 'Fiscal Cliff Deal Without Pain'

    12/14/2012 6:33:01 AM PST · by morethanright · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-13 04:12:29 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:The headline in the Washington Times said it all: "Americans desire a 'fiscal cliff' deal without pain." It just goes to show that my fellow countrymen are incapable of dealing with harsh realities. Welfare, at all levels of American society, whether in the form of Medicare or corporate tax credits, will "end as we know it," to quote Bill Clinton.America is broke and getting broker.Democrats say we should emulate the infamous Donner Party and eat our own. And compliant Republican leaders have napkins, paper plates, plastic forks and knives at the ready. They were, after all, elected by...
  • New information emerges on SEC Playboy probe of gun control group treasurer

    12/14/2012 6:23:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2012 | david codrea
    New details are emerging on a former Illinois state senator and treasurer for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading of Playboy Enterprises stocks based on information he obtained from his wife, Daily Finance reported yesterday, citing transcripts obtained by Bloomberg News related to charges initially announced in August, 2011. William Marovitz, now separated from former Playboy CEO and “progressive” activist Christie Hefner, “was secretly trading Playboy stock based on inside information he gleaned from their relationship,” the report claims, gaining profits and avoiding losses using personal brokerage accounts, allegedly...
  • Pat Gauen: Illinois concealed carry ruling rooted in violent attack

    12/14/2012 6:14:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Pat Gauen
    Mary Shepard had concealed carry permits from two states — but no gun — when a robber broke into the First Baptist Church in Anna, Ill., south of Carbondale, one September afternoon in 2009. He beat Shepard, the 69-year-old congregation secretary-treasurer, and another woman nearly to death. The attacker went to prison. Shepard, joined by the Illinois State Rifle Association, went to court. U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl, based in East St. Louis, rejected her attempt to nullify the Illinois law against carrying guns, finding that “bearing of a firearm outside the home is not a core right protected...
  • Another low bow to radical Islam

    12/14/2012 5:56:11 AM PST · by NCjim · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2012 | Wesley Pruden
    Barack Obama says he's a Christian. Good for him (and for the Gospel). But rarely has a Christian paid such obeisance to another faith and ideology. The president's bow and scrape to Islam knows no end. That's not so good. The U.S. Army is soon to issue a handbook instructing soldiers to copy Mr. Obama's example of when and how to defer to an alien ideology that stands against everything Americans are taught, whether by faith, ethics, morals or another code of good conduct. The new manual, which runs to 75 pages, orders American military personnel to refrain from saying...
  • Moody's revises Illinois outlook to negative on pensions

    12/14/2012 5:37:16 AM PST · by haffast · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | updated 12/13/2012 8:21:24 PM ET | Karen Pierog
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' public pension funding problems, likely to persist if not worsen, led Moody's Investors Service on Thursday to revise the state's credit outlook to negative from stable, putting more pressure on state lawmakers to act. Illinois' finances are buckling under a $96.8 billion unfunded pension liability while Governor Pat Quinn and various state lawmakers are pushing to get various reform measures passed by the legislature in early January. But Moody's, which affirmed Illinois' A2 rating, said the passage of any reforms stands a good chance of being challenged in court on the basis of strong state constitutional...
  • Awash in red ink, Detroit pays out nearly $500k in bonuses

    12/14/2012 5:24:13 AM PST · by haffast · 20 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 12/13/2012 | Martha C. White
    Detroit is dangling at the edge of insolvency, but the city reportedly has enough funds to pay workers nearly $500,000 in bonuses, the Detroit News reported Thursday. The newspaper said the annual longevity bonuses, which went out last Friday to 1,148 workers, ranged from $150 to $750, depending on how long a worker had been employed. The city, which has fewer than 10,000 employees, eliminated longevity bonuses for union employees three years ago, the Detroit News added. But a statement emailed to NBCNews by Mayor Dave Bing’s spokesman Anthony Neely said the majority of workers — 697 of them —...
  • Swedish Christmas goat engulfed in flames—again

    12/14/2012 5:24:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-12 | ap
    STOCKHOLM—Not even a layer of ice was enough to keep three people from torching the giant straw goat in a Swedish town where the annual challenge of charring it to the ground has become an unusual Christmas tradition for vandals. The 13-meter (43 foot) high and 3.6 ton heavy straw goat in the Swedish town of Gavle, meant to symbolize the seasonal spirit, was engulfed in flames for the 26th time overnight Thursday after the assailants crossed the fence surrounding it before setting it on fire.
  • Wisconsin: 11 doctors disciplined for handing out fake sick notes during protest

    12/14/2012 5:20:42 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    MADISON, Wis. -- The state Medical Examining Board disciplined 11 doctors this week for giving out questionable sick notes to public workers at a 2011 rally to fight Gov. Scott Walker's limits on collective bargaining. The discipline was handed down Wednesday, eight months after 20 other doctors were punished for similar activity. In the latest round, six doctors were reprimanded and five residents were given administrative warnings, a lesser form of discipline. The six doctors who were disciplined were Susan Carson, Jennifer Edgoose, Laurel Mark, Dipesh Navsaria, Richard Schmelzer and Melissa Stiles. Carson is retired; the others are with the...
  • Brady Campaign Lawsuit Against Armslist.com — Preempted by Federal Law?

    12/14/2012 5:12:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    The Brady Campaign has filed a lawsuit against ArmsList.com (Complaint here). The theory: On April 13, 2011, Jitka Vesel, a 36-year-old immigrant from the Czech Republic was shot and killed by Demetry Smirnov, a Russian immigrant residing in Canada who had met Jitka online a few years earlier. Smirnov stalked her to her workplace parking lot where he shot her 11-12 times with a .40-caliber handgun.... The complaint alleges that [Smirnov] illegally purchased from a private seller whom he located through armslist.com, an online gun auction site owned by defendant Armslist, LLC. The complaint alleges that the website’s design facilitates...
  • Act in self-defense, Illinois (barf alert)

    12/14/2012 5:11:23 AM PST · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 14 dec 2012
    No wonder Illinois has such a turbulent relationship with firearms: Many downstate residents grow up comfortable with guns; many city dwellers flinch at the sight of one. Hunters' weapons echo across flat prairies and thickly wooded bluffs; on urban streets, where the prey often knows the predator, gunplay leaves residential streets red with blood. Those differences in our experiences provoke clashing opinions about gun laws — and especially about proposals to legalize the carrying of concealed weapons in public. On Tuesday, a federal appellate panel in Chicago surveyed the broader national landscape and essentially told Illinois lawmakers and Attorney General...
  • Police: Man caught with Mac 11 machine pistol after South Loop robbery

    12/14/2012 5:06:29 AM PST · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Peter Nickeas
    Police caught a robbery suspect with a Mac 11 machine pistol in the South Loop neighborhood late Thursday night, authorities said. The 23-year-old man was arrested in the alley between Wabash and Michigan avenues just south of 18th Street just before midnight. He was also carrying a small amount of marijuana and the gun had an extended clip that could hold more than 30 rounds, police said.
  • Union man (Wheeler Marsee - city council) speaks out about run-in with reporter Steven Crowder

    12/14/2012 5:05:58 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 53 replies
    Fox2news ^ | 12-13-2012 | Andrea Isom
    MELVINDALE, Mich. (WJBK) -- It's a video seen all over the world. An attack on a Fox News contributing reporter at the right to work protest in Lansing earlier this week was caught on video. Now, one of the union members seen in the footage is speaking out to FOX 2. By now, almost everybody knows who he is, reporter Steven Crowder, the guy who got sucker-punched outside a pitch tent where the pro-right to work crowd had gathered. (See the video above in the upper right corner) "I'm under rested and overworked right now and still tough enough to...
  • Medical companies brace for 'devastating' ObamaCare tax, prepare for layoffs

    The Obama administration earlier this year defended the medical device tax, saying companies actually stand to benefit from the law. lol
  • Inaugural Speech by the New Speaker of the House

    12/14/2012 4:47:04 AM PST · by matt1 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2012 | J.T. Hatter
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, fellow congressmen and women, and my fellow citizens. I'm pleased to take up the gavel as your new Majority Leader and Speaker of the House of Representatives. I wish my predecessor all the best as he resumes his duties as a member of the House from Ohio.
  • Chairman of Chicago City Council black caucus applauds demise of gun carry ban

    12/14/2012 4:44:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Monday's U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling striking down Illinois' outright ban of defensive firearm carry received support from a perhaps unexpected direction. Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins, chairman of the Chicago City Council black caucus, sees legal defensive firearm carry as a safety measure for peaceable citizens, according to the Chicago Tribune: Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st, chairman of the City Council black caucus, welcomed the decision, saying allowing Chicagoans to carry concealed weapons would help level the playing field in neighborhoods where law-abiding citizens feel like they need firearms to protect themselves. "Certain people will have a sense of...
  • Prominent Second Amendment attorney foresees ‘shall issue’ carry in Illinois

    12/14/2012 4:38:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2012 | David Codrea
    A law being crafted by the Illinois state legislature in Springfield to comply with Tuesday’s order from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will result in a “shall issue” gun carrying permit, one of the foremost scholars, law professors, authors and attorneys on Second Amendment issues believes. David B. Kopel, who was cited in both the majority and dissenting opinions in Moore vs. Madigan, shared that opinion with Gun Rights Examiner this morning in response to an inquiry about the type of permitting gun owners can expect. Illinois is the only state that currently provides no options for bearing arms...
  • Bill Allowing Guns In Schools, Churches Moves Through Legislature(MI)

    12/14/2012 4:31:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    michronicleonline.com ^ | 13 December, 2012 | WWJ
    LANSING (WWJ) - It could soon be legal to carry concealed weapons into Michigan churches, schools, hospitals and sports arenas. A bill that would wipe out most so-called “gun free zones” is speeding through the lame duck legislature, despite some vocal opposition.
  • Rape victim used tongue to dial 911 while hands were bound (10 mins after)

    A woman raped in a Long Island, N.Y., home used her tongue to dial 911 while her hands were bound with duct tape, officials say. The woman was house-sitting last month for a friend when she was brutally attacked, said James Chalifoux, of the Suffolk County Major Crimes Bureau. Chalifoux said the woman managed to place the 911 call about 10 minutes after the hour-long assault ended. The woman and her alleged attacker did not know each other, according to Newsday, which first reported the assault. Patrick O'Sullivan, 20, pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the attack, including predatory...
  • Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer recovering after teen allegedly attacked him

    12/14/2012 3:42:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    COLUMBIA, Ky. – Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is recovering after allegedly being attacked by a teenager over the weekend in Kentucky, but details of the fight and what provoked it remain unclear. Police said Thursday they arrested 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson and charged him with second-degree assault in the altercation, which occurred early Sunday at a facility called Red Barn Event Rental, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The facility near Colombia, Ky., is used to host various events, from wedding receptions to class reunions. WYMT-TV reports Meyer was injured badly enough that he was treated at a local hospital and...
  • United States to send troops and Patriot missiles to Turkey

    12/14/2012 3:13:07 AM PST · by John W · 49 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- The United States is to deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria, defense officials said Friday. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed the order en route to Turkey, where he is visiting Incirlik Air Base, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 14, 2012

    12/14/2012 2:57:44 AM PST · by sneakers · 11 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) 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 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
  • University of Michigan protest over tuition held on behalf of undocumented students

    12/14/2012 2:21:43 AM PST · by equaviator · 13 replies
    Ann Arbor News ^ | Dec 13 2013 | Kellie Woodhouse
    With red tape over their mouths, roughly 100 University of Michigan students wearing maize T-shirts pushed their chairs aside and sat on the ground during a Board of Regents meeting Thursday. The students were silently protesting against current tuition practices at the university, which don't offer illegal immigrants who attended Michigan high schools in-state tuition. [ University Students, Faculty and Staff Receive 5% off purchases of $25 or more. ] For more than a year, a large group of students have petitioned U-M for tuition equality. "What's happening isn't right. Undocumented students unfairly have a barrier," said John D'Adamo, a...
  • Michigan House, Senate OK phasing out tax on business equipment; final votes expected soon

    12/14/2012 2:10:23 AM PST · by equaviator · 20 replies
    MLive ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | Tim Martin
    LANSING, MI - A proposal aimed at eliminating taxes that Michigan manufacturers and some other businesses pay on equipment won final approval from the Legislature early Friday morning. The plan does not guarantee 100 percent replacement of all revenue for the cities and schools that rely on money from the personal property tax – frustrating Democrats and organizations such as the Michigan Municipal League. Key bills in the package passed the Republican-led House by 57-52 and 56-53 votes late Thursday. The Senate voted early Friday, after which they were sent to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. Phasing out the...
  • Wedding on the twelves

    12/14/2012 12:51:03 AM PST · by Category Four · 3 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | 12/13/2012 | Brian Wellner
    “I love you” works for most couples, but it was just too long to type at the end of messages Dana Landis would send to her new spouse, Tamara Landis-Waldridge. So they shorted the note of affection to “Italy,” which they say stands for “I’ll truly always love you.” There were plenty of shouts of “Italy” on Wednesday at Davenport’s Vander Veer Botanical Park conservatory. The two wanted to get married on Dec. 12, 2012, and their wish came true. Dana Landis and Tamara Landis-Waldridge, both 42, made the four-hour trek from their home in South Bend, Ind., to get...
  • Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children

    12/13/2012 11:44:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-14-12 | CNN Staff
    Twenty-two primary school children have been wounded in a knife attack in central China, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Friday. The attack took place Friday morning at the entrance to the Chenpeng Village Primary School in Henan province, Xinhua said, citing local authorities. A local resident was also wounded in the attack, it said. Police say they have detained a suspect, a 36-year-old village resident, the agency reported.
  • Judge says victim's body can prevent rape

    12/13/2012 10:44:13 PM PST · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-13-12
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim didn't put up a fight during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen." The California Commission on Judicial Performance issued a report Thursday saying Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson's comments were inappropriate and a breach of judicial ethics. Johnson is a former prosecutor in the Orange County district attorney's sex crimes unit. He issued an apology saying he was frustrated with a prosecutor during an argument in 2008 over the sentencing in...
  • Making criminals leave chemical fingerprints

    12/13/2012 11:09:56 AM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    RSC ^ | 12/13/2012 | Jennifer Newton
    Scientists in Brazil have shown that luminescent lanthanide tags can be added to ammunition to enable visual identification of gunshot residue at crime scenes, and even on a shooter’s hands, using an ultraviolet lamp. Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy analysis is currently used to identify some types of gunshot residue, but environmental and occupational contamination can give false negatives. The method is also time-consuming and limited by the need to obtain adequate sample quantities. Another problem is that lead-free ammunition is now coming into use to avoid lead pollution and its resulting impact on human health. (The blood level of...
  • Dan Rather On Obama And Susan Rice: "He Made A Lot Of Tough Talk, Didn't Back It Up"

    12/13/2012 10:35:05 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 13, 2012 | Dan Rather
    On tonight's broadcast of MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow" show, guest Dan Rather was disappointed with President Obama after Susan Rice decided to withdraw herself from Secretary of State considerations. Rather said Obama talked tough, but didn't back it up. "He indicated in his press conference just after the election -- he made a lot of tough talk, didn't back it up," Rather said. "So there are people who say, 'Listen, the kind of leader we want is one who will fight to the finish, never give in.' On the other hand, one could make the case that President Obama has said...
  • Panetta signs order to send Patriot missiles to Turkey

    12/13/2012 10:28:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2012
    CBS News has learned Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has signed the order to send two U.S. Patriot missile batteries to Turkey. He delivered the news to CBS News correspondent Cami McCormick in an exclusive interview. Panetta spokesman George Little says Panetta is also sending 400 members of the military to operate the missile batteries. The deployment is part of a NATO effort to help build a shield to protect Turkey from chemical weapons attacks or any incoming missiles from its neighbor, Syria. Under NATO agreement, the U.S., Germany and Netherlands will deploy the batteries and set them up inside...
  • Caltech engineers invent light-focusing device

    12/13/2012 10:22:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 7, 2012 | NA
    EnlargeEngineers at Caltech have created a device (illustrated here) that can focus light into a point just a few nanometers (billionths of a meter) across -- an achievement they say may lead to next-generation applications in computing, communications, and imaging. Credit: Young-Hee Lee (Phys.org)—As technology advances, it tends to shrink. From cell phones to laptops—powered by increasingly faster and tinier processors—everything is getting thinner and sleeker. And now light beams are getting smaller, too. Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created a device that can focus light into a point just a few nanometers (billionths of a...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Women In Admin. "Very Angry" With Obama Over Susan Rice

    12/13/2012 10:14:22 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 13, 2012 | Andrea Mitchell
    ANDREA MITCHELL: A lot of Democrats are saying that the president did not show enough loyalty. A lot of women in the administration are very angry tonight, and I'm saying this at a very high level. Angry because they feel that she was not treated with respect, she was not given the support she needed and she was left to twist in the wind. RACHEL MADDOW: They're angry, with whom though? MITCHELL: Angry with the White House. And with the boss, with the president, for not be willing to fight this out. That he's backed down in the face of...
  • Gingrich: 'Ambassador Rice misled the entire country'

    12/13/2012 9:47:38 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/13/2012 | Hannity
    Fmr. presidential candidate sounds off
  • UPDATE: Police make arrest following fight with Medal of Honor recipient

    12/13/2012 9:32:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    WKYT ^ | 12-12-12 | Phil Pendelton
    State police have made an arrest for a fight that injured a medal of honor recipient. Police arrested 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson, of Columbia, late Thursday afternoon. He is being charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Police say Thompson injured Dakota Meyer during a fight at a party in Adair county. Meyer was taken to the hospital, but was not seriously injured. (Original story follows below)