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  • So God Made A Democrat

    02/08/2013 3:49:28 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 13 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    God looked down on Washington D.C. and said “I need someone who will steal morning, noon and night. Who will steal from the rich to give to the poor and steal from the poor to give to the rich and fool them all and keep all the loot.” So God made a Democrat. God said, “I need college man to come to a farm and tell the farmer that he can’t feed his hogs with lettuce from his own farm or use the manure from his pigs to grow his lettuce. I need an inspector who will tell him how...
  • Venezuela Launches First Nuke In Currency Wars, Devalues Currency By 46%

    While the rest of the developed world is scrambling here and there, politely prodding its central bankers to destroy their relative currencies, all the while naming said devaluation assorted names, "quantitative easing" being the most popular, here comes Venezuela and shows the banana republics of the developed world what lobbing a nuclear bomb into a currency war knife fight looks like: VENEZUELA DEVALUES FROM 4.30 TO 6.30 BOLIVARS VENEZUELA NEW CURRENCY BODY TO MANAGE DOLLAR INFLOWS CARACAS CONSUMER PRICES ROSE 3.3% IN JAN. And that, ladies and gents of Caracas, is how you just lost 46% of your purchasing power,...
  • Why S&P is in the Crosshairs of the Department of Justice

    02/08/2013 3:43:50 PM PST · by GVnana · 17 replies
    The Project to Restore America ^ | 2/8/2012 | Scott S. Powell
    What has been distinct about Barack Obama's presidency is his inclination to operate in continuous campaign mode, to deflect attention away from his policy failures and to undermine opposition by politicizing the issues and policy responses he chooses to take up. So now with the president's attorney general Eric Holder having just announced the filing of a $5 billion Department of Justice suit against Standard & Poor's—charging that fraudulent ratings were made on risky mortgage bonds that went into default during the financial crisis of 2008—one has to wonder what the political motivation might be. First, why now? Why has...
  • By year's end, troops will be unable to respond to crises, Pentagon says

    02/08/2013 3:34:34 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | 4 Feb 13 | Jared Serbu
    Every leader in the Pentagon has been warning for more than a year that if sequestration comes to pass the impact to the military will be severe. But the armed services' most senior officers now are telling Congress those impacts are not a distant prospect — they could be looking at a "hollowed-out" force within a matter of months after the cuts are triggered. When the Defense Department directed the military services last month to start conserving funds, it was a good sign that the Pentagon now believes the long-threatened automatic budget cuts actually will take place. Ashton Carter, the...
  • Venezuela announces currency devaluation

    02/08/2013 3:33:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    AP via yahooooo ^ | 2-8-13 | FABIOLA SANCHEZ
    It was the first devaluation to be announced by Chavez's government since 2010, and it brought down the official value of the bolivar by 46.5 percent against the dollar. By boosting the bolivar value of Venezuela's dollar-denominated oil sales, the change is expected to help alleviate a difficult budget outlook for the government, which has turned increasingly to borrowing to meet its spending obligations.
  • Michelle Obama Commission On Religious Child Abuse Is Now Urgent

    02/08/2013 3:27:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Chrisian Catholicism ^ | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Jerry Slevin
    Two events within the last few months confirmed conclusively that local law enforcement in the USA cannot prevent Catholic Church leaders from facilitating predatory priests who sexually abuse children. Documents just released in Los Angeles and others released in Philadelphia a few months earlier show this. Two Cardinals, Mahony and Bevilacqua, oversaw numerous predatory priests who were enabled to continue to abuse children repeatedly even after the Cardinals knew the priests were predators. It is the same old story that played out with Cardinal Law in Boston a decade before and in many other U.S. dioceses since. Local prosecutors beholden...
  • AF leaders: Sequestration, more budget cuts will be devastating

    02/08/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    AF.mil ^ | 8 Feb 13 | Master Sgt. Jess D. Harvey
    Sequestration would leave the Air Force with untrained people, a lack of equipment and be "devastating" to the service, officials said Feb. 7. The warning echoes what Department of Defense officials have stated for months about across-the-board defense cuts, in addition to an ongoing continuing resolution. "Now that we're staring at that possibility in less than a month, I can tell you, they were right," said Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Larry Spencer, during a media roundtable at the Pentagon. The meeting was aimed at discussing the toll that ongoing fiscal insecurity and looming sequestration are taking on...
  • 2A Rights Rally, Denver

    02/08/2013 3:19:20 PM PST · by elteemike · 5 replies
    08 Feb 2013 | elteemike
    Pro 2A Rights Rally held at Colorado State Capitol in Denver today. Charles Heller of Jews For Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) was a featured speaker along with several pro-2A Colorado legislators and a representative of The Appleseed Project. A crowd of several hundred attended... Photos from the rally here: https://plus.google.com/photos/117047296202732735915/albums/5842716107718253841#photos/117047296202732735915/albums/5842716107718253841 https://plus.google.com/photos/117047296202732735915/albums/5842716107718253841#photos/117047296202732735915/albums/5842716107718253841
  • Navy: Lincoln Refueling Delayed, Will Hurt Carrier Readiness

    02/08/2013 3:11:25 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    USNI News ^ | 8 FEb 13 | USNI News Editor
    The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News. Lincoln was scheduled to be moved to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship. “This delay is due to uncertainty in the Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill, both in the timing and funding level available for the first full year of...
  • Administration’s New Climate Report: Next Ice Age ‘Has Now Been Delayed Indefinitely’

    02/08/2013 3:06:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A federal advisory committee appointed by the Obama administration to produce a report on climate change says that if Earth’s climate were still “primarily controlled by natural factors”—rather than by man-made global warming—then the next ice age would occur within the next 1,500 years. But now, because of humans, the committee says, the next ice age has been "delayed indefinitely." “Confirmation of what are called Milankovich cycles (cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit that explain the onset and ending of ice ages) led a few scientists in the 1970s to suggest that the current warm interglacial period might...
  • Vulgar: Bashir Says Rubio In Senate Hearing Sought To Show He Had 'Very Strong Testicles

    02/08/2013 2:34:20 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Once again demonstrating that Martin Bashir represents the bottom of the admittedly deep MSNBC barrel . . . On his MSNBC show this afternoon, Bashir suggested to a female guest that by his questioning at the Senate confirmation hearing of John Brennan, Senator Marco Rubio sought to demonstrate that he had "very strong testicles." Bashir elicited nervous laughter from guest Karen Finney. View the video here.
  • Obama Corrupts America

    02/08/2013 2:31:31 PM PST · by sr4402 · 10 replies
    Self | Feb. 8 2013 | Self
    Has anyone noticed how Obama and the Progressives are quickly corrupting the United States of America? From sending Pregnant women into Combat (you really don't think they are going to check in the foxholes do you?) and drafting Mommy, he is firmly against THOU SHALT NOT KILL. To Marrying Gays in the Military in order to overturn States Constitution Admendments and making the US of A a Gay nation - Clearly against THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY and Advancing Fornication. To making us pay for Sterilizations, Contraceptions and do not kid yourselves - Abortions, Obama and the Progressives have taken...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Friday, February-8-2013

    02/08/2013 2:27:22 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 49 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
  • US Navy unable to refuel carrier due to budget cuts

    02/08/2013 2:19:46 PM PST · by Saint X · 57 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 2/8/13 | Sam LaGrone
    The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.
  • In a Commercial, a Tacit Acceptance of Islam in America

    02/08/2013 2:14:00 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
    On a Sunday afternoon several months ago, I was engaged in one of my favorite religious rituals, watching pro football on television. During a break in the game, I reflexively clicked the “mute” button on the remote control. But my eyes stayed fixed on a startling commercial. The screen showed a balding man with tawny skin and a salt-and-pepper goatee, and seconds later it spelled out his name: Mujahid Abdul-Rashid. The advertisement went on to show him fishing, playing in a yard with two toddlers, and sitting down to a family meal. One week later, again during an N.F.L. game,...
  • NFL greats appear in PSA favoring gun law reforms

    02/08/2013 2:02:40 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 78 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Feb. 08, 2013 | AP
    NEW YORK — NFL greats Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk are appearing in a public service announcement in favor of gun law reforms. The spot released Friday is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded by New York City's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino. A solemn Smith speaks into the camera: "For the children of Sandy Hook Elementary." ...
  • Los Angeles Police Caught in Two Officer Involved Shootings Injuring 2 Women Delivering Newspapers

    02/08/2013 1:53:13 PM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies
    The Guardian Express ^ | February 7, 2013
    It doesn’t get any messier as Los Angeles police officers, involved in a statewide manhunt for an ex-LAPD colleague, came across vehicles matching the one sought by authorities in massive manhunt at two separate locations. The first location in Torrance involved Los Angeles police detectives from the Hollywood division, who got caught up in an officer involved shooting, which resulted in gunfire injuring two women that had been delivering newspapers. They have since been transported to an area hospital. The incident took place at approximately 5:20 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue according to sources. The extent of...
  • Ezra Levant & Pamela Geller: The Boston Globe leads the jihad against Robert Spencer

    02/08/2013 1:16:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/7/13 | SunNews
    Things have certainly changed at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. From the renowned Catholic writer G. K. Chesterton getting a hearty laugh in the video above by saying, "I may not be much of a crusader, but at least I am not a Mohammedan," to the execrable, supremely arrogant Islamic supremacist pseudo-academic Caner K. Dagli, it is a steep descent indeed. (Thanks to Michael Coren for sending me the Chesterton video.) However, we are keeping the pressure on for the truth in Worcester. The Bishop of Worcester, Robert McManus, canceled my appearance at a Catholic Men's Conference in Worcester...
  • Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no

    02/08/2013 1:09:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-8-2013 | Paul Bedard
    February 8, 2013 Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no Paul Bedard The war of words between conservatives and former Bush advisor Karl Rove has gone nuclear, this time over Rove's claim that he worked for Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and on a Reagan advisory board. The bottom line: While Rove told The O'Reilly Factor Thursday that he worked for the Gipper, Reagan's acclaimed biographer Craig Shirley says there's no evidence to back Rove up. Worse: In an email Shirley is sending to conservative leaders, he reveals that Rove backed former President Ford in...
  • Mass bans vehicles at 4:00 p.m.; offenders face fine up to,$500, 1 year in jail

    02/08/2013 12:55:43 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 92 replies
    The Eagle Tribune ^ | 2-8-13 | Staff
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for blizzard that could bring near 3 feet of snow. Patrick signed an executive order banning all vehicles from roadways starting at 4 p.m. today. Ban applies to all roadways, including highways and secondary roads. Any one caught driving after 4 p.m. faces up to one year in jail and $500 fine.