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  • Clinton Not Tried in Senate After Impeachment, Ed Schultz Comically Insists

    01/07/2013 9:08:40 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    Ed Schultz's grasp of American history in the BB era -- Before Barack -- is tenuous at best. And when Schultz is wrong about something from that ancient realm of our past, he makes a fool out of himself. On his radio show Friday, Schultz got on the wrong side of an argument with a better informed caller. Naturally, Schultz couldn't resist hanging up on the man and labeling him an idiot.
  • Southern Europeans flee to London to find work

    01/07/2013 8:57:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 07 January 2013
    Britain, and especially London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures. 5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times newspaper. The number of national insurance registrations for Spaniards across Britain has soared by 25% year on year. The unemployment rate is more than 25% in Spain. …
  • Dershowitz: "Racist And Bigoted To Say That Guns Are Quintessentially American" (video)

    01/07/2013 8:54:13 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 66 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    ALAN DERSHOWITZ: I don't think it's the NRA power. I think it's people like us, not the two of us, but Americans who care about guns aren't doing enough to make our case to the public. Because we think it's their issue. We've given that issue over to them because they have lobbyists they pay money. But in the end, the people determine the outcome. And it's wrong, and it's racist and it's bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American. They may represent a part of America, but my grandparents who came over from poland and live in Brooklyn,...
  • The New WH Chief of Staff and Citigroup (background on the new Treasury pick)

    01/07/2013 8:47:34 PM PST · by gotribe · 4 replies
    ... [Lew] oversaw a Citigroup unit that profited off the housing collapse and financial crisis by investing in a hedge fund king who correctly predicted the eventual subprime meltdown and now finds himself involved in the center of the U.S. government’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs. . . . [I]t is his few years at Citi — in particular the one year he spent at its then-$54 billion proprietary trading, hedge fund and private equity unit — that’s likely to raise the most eyebrows in the coming weeks as Lew faces a Senate confirmation hearing. Especially his unit’s investments in...
  • Obama’s $264 Billion Tax Bill for 2013 May Spark New Recession

    01/07/2013 8:44:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 10:18 PM | David A. Patten
    With the fiscal cliff deal and many Obamacare taxes taking effect, Americans will be slammed with an estimated $264 billion in new taxes this year alone—making 2013 memorable for delivering one of the largest one-year tax increases in American history. The math breakdown of the new taxes is simple: Key parts of the Bush tax cuts will expire as a result of the new fiscal cliff legislation, hitting American taxpayers with a tax bill of about $39.5 billion each year for the next decade. … Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi issued a projection that the tax burden will cut GDP...
  • White House responds to 'Deport Piers Morgan' petition

    01/07/2013 7:38:39 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7 | dylan byers
    Breaking news during tonight's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight: On the heels of Morgan's fiery interview with Alex Jones, the man who started the petition to deport the CNN host, the White House addressed the petition. The official White House statement, via spokesman Jay Carney: The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy." The petition to deport Morgan has gained more than 100,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 required to warrant...
  • Program guaranteed to reduce gun crime: tax credit or voucher for new gun safe purchases

    01/07/2013 7:15:36 PM PST · by BushMeister · 36 replies
    Self ^ | 01/07/2013 | Self
    Governments subsidize the behavior they want to see more of, and punish behavior they want to curtail. If liberals want to see people locking up their guns, then they should favor subsidizing this behavior. I'm providing the link for a gun safe comparison website, in case anyone wants to use it do come up with other ideas.
  • Man sentenced to life-term for '07 maul hammer triple murder

    01/07/2013 7:12:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    A man who was convicted of using a maul hammer to kill his wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law in their West Rogers Park home because he felt disrespected was sentenced to a life prison term, prosecutors said. Daryoush Ebrahimi, 61, was sentenced today in connection with killings that happened on Feb. 17, 2007 at their apartment. Ebrahimi had been convicted of the three murders last August, prosecutors said in a press release. According to prosecutors, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments were called to Ebrahimi’s home in the 6400 Block of North Washtenaw Avenue after a relative called 911 after receiving...
  • Piers Morgan: Unbelievably Wrong and Dishonest

    01/07/2013 7:05:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 01/07/2013 | WARREN REDLICH
    Piers Morgan has continued with his gun-bashing. Here's his latest, Deport Me?Morgan makes a number of huge mistakes and misrepresentations in his assault, not unlike Jason Alexander's rant against the AR-15.Here are key points where Morgan (and other gun control nuts) go unbelievably wrong: [M]y anger turned to blind rage when I saw the reaction to this hideous massacre in America. … Sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, rocketed …. And … Brownells said it sold more high-capacity bullet magazines in three days than it normally did in three-and-a-half years.What is behind this apparently...
  • What a plank! Bizarre start to men's fashion week in London

    01/07/2013 6:59:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 1/7/2013 | Amanda Williams
    <p>British Fashion Council member David Gandy has vowed to make London the 'menswear capital of the world.'</p> <p>Bizarre hats made out of wooden planks, models with 'blacked out' faces, and some ankle swinging sportswear were among some of the truly outlandish designs which kicked off Men's fashion week today.</p>
  • Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House!

    01/04/2013 4:56:28 AM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Art Moore
    Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” "Claims 6 American Muslims have strong influence on U.S. policy " The Egyptian article was translated and...
  • ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ dischargees to receive full back pay from DOD

    01/07/2013 6:34:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/12 | Carlo Muńoz
    In a landmark settlement, the Pentagon has agreed to give full back pay to U.S. service members who were discharged due to their sexual orientation under the military's “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The payouts will be granted to service members dismissed from the military under the now-repealed policy on or after November 2004. “This means so much to those of us who dedicated ourselves to the military, only to be forced out against our will for being who we are,” former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins said in a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought...
  • NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center

    01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff
    From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by...
  • The tarring of Chuck Hagel

    01/07/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 7, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    Before they were girls, they were women. Before that, they were girls. I am not talking here of the chronology of females but of acceptable usage. Back in the 1970s, for instance, the use of “girl” could trigger a stinging rebuke and the damning charge of male-chauvinist piggism — or why else would a man call a woman a girl? This was the Golden Age of political correctness, which now, it seems, has its last redoubt on, of all places, the opinion pages of the robustly anti-PC Wall Street Journal.
  • Panetta to Return to His Walnut Farm, “Dealing With a Different Set of Nuts”

    01/07/2013 6:10:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in announcing his stepping-down from his federal job, said the time has come for him to be with his family at his walnut farm where he can deal “with a different set of nuts,” which prompted laughter from the audience. “The time has come for me to return home to my wife Sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren, and my walnut farm—dealing with a different set of nuts,” Panetta said Monday at the White House, alongside President Barack Obama, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. …
  • Illegal immigrant pleads guilty in ‘total identity theft’ case in 18-month prison deal

    01/07/2013 6:06:07 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | By Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. — An illegal immigrant accused of assuming the persona of a Texas teacher pleaded guilty Monday in a case that put a face on the growing crime of “total identity theft” in the United States.
  • Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report: We Did 333,964 Abortions; 1 Every 94 Seconds

    01/07/2013 6:02:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011. That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds. … The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.” …
  • Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare

    01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate
    If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. … What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age. What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-7-13

    01/07/2013 5:55:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-7-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Rand Paul: Less Aid to Israel Would Increase Its Sovereignty

    01/07/2013 5:49:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 05:34 PM | Stephen Feller
    If financial aid to Israel were slowly decreased over time, it would increase the Jewish state’s sovereignty because they wouldn’t need to get permission from the U.S. every time they need to defend themselves against aggressive neighbors, Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday. Paul said that while he knows the idea of decreasing any kind of foreign aid is a “minority opinion” in Washington, it will be a lot harder for America to help others “if we are out of money,” reported Fox News. …
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    01/07/2013 5:38:33 PM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    InvestigativeProject.org ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • Rally for Texas Independence Austin Tuesday 1-8-13 high noon

    01/07/2013 5:32:16 PM PST · by austingirl · 50 replies
    Texas Nationalist Movement ^ | 1-7-13 | austingirl
    Texas was an independent nation from 1836-1845. If you believe that the time has come, rally in a peaceful, positive manner with fellow Texas patriots on the North Steps (the statists will be on the south steps)at the Capitol in Austin at high noon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 to let your voice be heard. If you believe that the federal government has infringed your liberty by violating the Tenth Amendment, by devaluation of the dollar, engages in reckless spending and borrowing that threatens your future, join us!
  • John Brennan's extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nomination

    01/07/2013 5:23:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/7/12 | Glenn Greenwald
    Prior to President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, a controversy erupted over reports that he intended to appoint John Brennan as CIA director. That controversy, in which I participated, centered around the fact that Brennan, as a Bush-era CIA official, had expressly endorsed Bush's programs of torture (other than waterboarding) and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of immunizing lawbreaking telecoms for their role in the illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program. As a result, Brennan withdrew his name from consideration, issuing a bitter letter blaming "strong criticism in some quarters prompted by [his] previous service with the" CIA. This...
  • Poll: Is former GOP senator Chuck Hagel the right man for Secretary of Defense?

    01/07/2013 5:18:42 PM PST · by South40 · 21 replies
    Poll here (scroll down on right)
  • Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint

    01/07/2013 5:17:47 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 January 2013 | Alex Newman
    Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing UN insignia, are forcibly relocating communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning land to Indians. Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint The New American 07 January 2013 Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing United Nations insignia, are forcibly relocating whole communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning huge tracts of land to a small group of Indians whose ancestors were allegedly there at some point. Thousands of local residents who have lived in the area for decades or...
  • National Coalition To Stop The Gun Ban: Open Letter to Members of Congress

    01/07/2013 4:36:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- In coming weeks, you will face pressure from the Obama administration and others to implement a ban on semi-automatic firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices, and to pass laws requiring private gun transfers to be processed via the National Instant Check System. Yet the “assault weapon” misnomer is a myth perpetuated by gun control advocates who seek to confuse the public about the difference between millions of semi-automatic firearms, which are functionally identical to hunting rifles, and military “assault rifles” which are machine guns virtually unavailable to the public since implementation of the National Firearms Act of 1934....
  • Reid: Sandy Was Much Worse Than Katrina, You Know

    01/07/2013 3:42:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Whether he's publicly recapitulating the hallucinations of an imaginary friend, or wrongly assuring the public that various government programs are "fully funded," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tends to struggle with the truth.  The recent high-octane bout of partisan wrangling over whether to pass a porked-up Sandy relief bill is finally complete, and Reid is unhappy that Congress didn't spend more money.  To emphasize his frustration, he downplayed the severity of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in order to cast Sandy as far worse -- thus indicting those who opposed even one cent of unrelated "relief" spending as uncaring, heartless bastards:  ...
  • The Silence Of Electric Cars: Our National Nightmare Is Almost Over

    01/07/2013 3:48:43 PM PST · by PilotDave · 60 replies
    WSJ blogs ^ | 7 Jan 2013 | Tom Gara
    They’re so quiet, in fact, that it can be a problem — a problem big enough that federal regulators have stepped in with a plan (PDF) to make the cars play a sound of their own. Pedestrians — visually impaired ones especially, but also those blessed with fine eyesight — often hear an oncoming vehicle without seeing it. By being so eerily quiet, electric cars pose a safety risk, so the logic goes. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published this list of proposed sounds that electric vehicles should make. Have a listen — it’s what the...
  • Corbett Backtracks On Comments About Restricting Gun Sales On State Property

    01/07/2013 3:47:58 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Governor Tom Corbett is backtracking from comments made during a radio interview suggesting that he might consider banning the sale of guns on state property. The comment came during an appearance on Harrisburg public station WITF’s “Radio Smart Talk” program. Governor Corbett was asked about why the state allows gun sales at its massive Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, and whether that policy should be changed.
  • The 4 mistakes of the Journal News

    01/07/2013 3:38:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/3/13 | Erik Wemple
    The suburban New York-based Journal News published on Dec. 23 a story headlined “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.” It also published a map listing the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in the New York counties of Westchester and Rockland. The map alone prompted a level of outrage that all but dominated the media-criticism world over the holidays. Herewith a look at Journal News’s four mistakes: Mistake No. 1: Here’s Our Statement!: A word of advice for Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. And for Westchester County Clerk...
  • After the Fall: What Do You Do When You Conclude America Is (Temporarily or Permanently) Kaput?

    01/07/2013 3:35:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/07/2013 | Barry Rubin
    If we reach the following highly unpleasant conclusion, what are the implications? The United States has taken a political turn which, at least for the next four years, will guarantee that it does not play the role of a great power mindful of and willing to protect its own true interests, to support its allies, and to combat its real foes. On the contrary, through inaction or active effort the leadership of America will take counterproductive actions that achieve the opposite result. And there are certain factors — radical ideological hegemony, a weak economy and growing debt, structural social changes,...
  • Praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto sparks emotion

    01/07/2013 3:33:09 PM PST · by DManA · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 | VANESSA GERA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees is on display in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the place where so many Jews were killed or sent to their deaths by Hitler's regime, and it is provoking mixed reactions.
  • (Bastard Nation) Oxygen TV Mum About Proposed Show Involving Rapper with 11 Children from 10 Women

    01/07/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | January 7, 2013 | KSPR 33
    Oxygen mum about show on proposed show involving rapper with 11 children from 10 women PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oxygen cable television executives aren't talking, as negative attention grows about its proposed program featuring a musician who has fathered 11 children with ten different mothers. The Parents Television Council on Monday asked Oxygen to shelve "All My Babies' Mamas" before it ever gets on the air, calling it "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive." The group follows a New York author, Sabrina Lamb, who has launched a petition drive against the show that she said has more than 20,000 signatures. Oxygen executives...
  • Sunni protests intensify in Iraq against Maliki

    01/07/2013 3:20:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 01/07/2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Iraqi troops fired in the air to disperse Sunni protesters on Monday, as the two-week-old protests gathered steam. The protesters are allying themselves with foreign allies among the Sunni Arab states, mostly in Jordan, Turkey, and the Gulf. slamists, who are demanding a Sunni autonomous region similar to that of the northern Kurdish region, dominate the protests, while events in Syria are affecting events in Iraq. Iraqi street protests, gaining energy or perhaps even inspiration from the Sunniled rebel uprising in neighboring Syria, are putting pressure on Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. In the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi troops...
  • Iran's Revenues from Oil Exports Dropped by 45%

    01/07/2013 3:09:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/13
    Iran's revenues from their oil and gas exports have dropped by 45% due to international sanctions, a senior lawmaker said...
  • Hagel: No Evidence I'm Anti-Israel

    01/07/2013 3:04:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Chuck Hagel, who was nominated on Monday by President Barack Obama as Secretary of Defense, dismissed allegations that he is against Israel. The former Nebraska senator said in an interview that an accurate assessment of his record will demonstrate "unequivocal, total support for Israel" and endorsement of tough international economic sanctions against Iran. Critics have "completely distorted" his record, the former Nebraska senator told the Lincoln Journal Star, a local newspaper based in his home state. At last, Hagel said, with his nomination announced by the president, he has an opportunity to set the record straight. He added that there...
  • Group holds pre-inaugural ‘gun day’

    01/07/2013 3:03:44 PM PST · by hans56 · 3 replies
    Plitico ^ | 1/7/13 | BOBBY CERVANTES |
    Calling for a “Gun Appreciation Day” two days before President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, gun rights activists are urging gun owners to turn “out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast” on Jan. 19.
  • Adam Lanza wore earplugs, rapidly changed clips, shot up cars in parking lot: report

    01/07/2013 2:34:19 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 327 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/7/13 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    Investigators puzzled by why Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza wore earplugs during the massacre if he knew he was going to kill himself. Separately, evidence shows Lanza reloaded his weapon before the magazines were spent, leading to questions about whether he was influenced by the first-person shooter games he spent hours playing.
  • Rush likens pedophilia ‘normalization’ to gay marriage

    01/07/2013 2:32:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7/13 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Rush Limbaugh said Monday that there is a movement to “normalize pedophilia,” and referenced the push for same sex marriage while also discussing the Jimmy Savile and Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandals. “There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage,” the conservative commentator said on his radio program Monday, according to a show transcript. “What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-7-2013

    01/07/2013 2:25:49 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 38 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Illinois House committee OKs illegal immigrant driver’s licenses

    01/07/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 1/7/2013 | Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD — A proposal that could make Illinois the next state to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses has passed out of a House committee. It's ready for a House floor vote. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety and will allow an estimated 250,000 illegal immigrants in Illinois to get driver's licenses.
  • No Hebrew, Please — This Is Europe

    01/07/2013 2:01:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Bruce Bawer
    I wrote about it here recently: Israel’s ambassador to Denmark and the head of Copenhagen’s Jewish community have both warned Jews in that city that if they don’t want to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, they’d better not wear anything that would identify them as Jews – and, for good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking Hebrew. The other day, in a supremely depressing article for Israel National News, Giulio Meotti provided a round-up of similar developments from around Europe. For instance: a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its rabbis not to...
  • Four Dead in Tulsa Apartment Shooting

  • WAPO Fawns Over Infamous Justice Department Official Who Covered Up Fast and Furious Connection to

    01/07/2013 1:23:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 1/7/13 | Katie Pavlich
    The Washington Post, the same newspaper that falsely smeared border state gun dealerships as cartel suppliers before the Fast and Furious scandal broke, has a new piece out by Ann Marimow fawning over former Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Jason Weinstein, who resigned in September. A high achiever Weinstein came to Washington as a teenager in 1982 to compete in the National Spelling Bee, having won the regional championship in San Antonio. The son of a hospital administrator and a nurse, he was a high achiever from the get-go. He also was captain of the math and debate teams...
  • The General Assembly Should Reject “Same-Sex Marriage” (RI Bishop Tobin)

    01/07/2013 1:19:36 PM PST · by NKP_Vet
    http://thericatholic.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
    The proposal to legalize “same-sex marriage” in the State of Rhode Island is immoral and unnecessary. Despite enormous political pressure, the General Assembly should stand firm, resist the current fashionable trend, and continue to uphold its longstanding commitment to marriage as traditionally defined. The multiple problems associated with “homosexual marriage” have been explained in this space on many occasions in the past. The proposal to legalize same-sex marriage is an attempt to redefine the institution of marriage as it has existed in every culture from the very beginning of human history. Marriage between a man and a woman was designed...
  • Socialist politician says Spanish bishop should be 'muzzled' (Spain)

    01/07/2013 1:16:04 PM PST · by Zetman · 7 replies
    EWTN ^ | Jan. 7, 2013 | EWTN News/CNA
    A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men and women are both different and complementary. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba should be silenced for leveling attacks against “real and effective equality between men and women,” charged Miguel Angel Vazquez, a member of the Socialist Party and spokesman for the Andalusian provincial government. Read more: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/World.php?id=6802#ixzz2HKHjM53m
  • Chicago lottery winner poisoned with cyanide

    01/07/2013 1:15:03 PM PST · by lonevoice · 52 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 1/7/2013 | Fox News
    CHICAGO – A Chicago medical examiner says a lottery winner was fatally poisoned with cyanide a day after he collected nearly $425,000.
  • Americans never give up your guns

    These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions. This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them...
  • We need your support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread III]

    01/07/2013 12:29:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 415 replies
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  • Obama Supporters Are Shocked, Shocked, I Tell You.... (After realizing taxes have gone up)

    01/07/2013 12:29:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2013 | Selwyn Duke
    My mother always used to say, "Life is the best teacher." Sure is -- and sometimes it smacks you right upside the head. It appears that this has happened with Barack Obama supporters now witnessing their paychecks shrink in the wake of tax increases. And they're none too happy. In fact, they're shocked. Shocked, I tell you. Providing examples of this liberal anger and angst, Joseph Curl writes: "What happened that my Social Security withholding's in my paycheck just went up?" a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. "My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don't...