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  • In Case You Missed It: Obama Just Proposed Raising the Federal Gas Tax 136%

    02/06/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 1 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 2/5/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    It's all happening so fast, it's hard to keep up with all the b.s. coming out of the president and his White House in his last year. In case you missed it, Obama just proposed raising the gas tax to what would amount to 136%. By proposing a $10 per barrel tax on every barrel of oil produced in the U.S., Obama wants to add a 25 cent gas tax on every gallon of gas you purchase at the pump. He wants to use it to pay for his green transportation initiatives. Considering federal gas tax is 18.4 cents...
  • An Open Letter to Ben Carson

    02/06/2016 6:00:34 AM PST · by Shery · 1 replies
    6 Feb. 2016 | vanity
    Dr. Carson, While I did not support you this time around, I liked you. You seemed genuine and up to now, a real Christian. Since December, you have been bleeding staff, most of which left to go to Ted Cruz's campaign. Even the morning of the caucus, several more left. In December, we read that several staffers had complained that your 'friend' Armstrong Williams was listened to more than your paid staff and several missteps had occurred because of that. You apparently still listen and confide in him, hence the misstep just before the caucus Monday night. Since you are...
  • GOP wants end to pro-Bush attacks on Rubio

    02/06/2016 5:57:12 AM PST · by McGruff · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    An all-out assault on Sen. Marco Rubio by groups aligned with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is angering GOP senators, who fear it could hurt the party's chances of capturing the White House. Right to Rise, a pro-Bush super PAC, has spent an estimated $20 million against Rubio. It is expected to launch a new ad this weekend featuring a clip of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who endorsed Rubio Tuesday, fumbling to name one of his accomplishments. One senator who has endorsed Bush, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), is urging the PAC to rein in its attacks.
  • Change of venue sought in Twin Peaks biker’s case

    02/06/2016 5:52:34 AM PST · by Elderberry · 1 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 2/6/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney representing a biker arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout is seeking to move his client's felony case from McLennan County. Dallas attorney Clint Broden, who represents Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen, filed a change of venue motion Friday that seeks to try the case in another county because of what he describes as "pervasive, prejudicial and inflammatory" publicity about the unique case. The motion asks 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson to move the trial to Travis, Dallas or Harris counties. Broden's motion cites quotes attributed in the local media to McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna,...
  • Rubio: Being president is not like developing real estate

    02/06/2016 5:47:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 16 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 5, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Running a country is not like being a real estate developer or being a governor, Marco Rubio said Friday, firing back on the notion that his political career, and degrees of experience for that matter, are a liability rather than an asset. During an interview with NBC News, the freshman Florida senator brushed aside concerns that he is "too scripted" and made his case for being the best Republican candidate, arguing that he gives the party the best chance to unify and expand the party and defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election. He went on to add that "no...
  • John McCain on No GOP Endorsement: 'Lindsey Graham Was My Man'(Not paraphrasing)

    02/06/2016 5:42:43 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 13 replies
    news max ^ | 2/5/16 | t beamon
    Sen. John McCain said Friday that he was not endorsing anyone for the Republican presidential nomination because "Lindsey Graham was my man." "I'm staying out of this," the Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, told Neil Cavuto on Fox News. Graham, the South Carolina senator, dropped out of the race in December. Asked again about an endorsement, McCain responded: "No, I'm not going to. I like too many of them, to be honest with you." McCain was questioned about his endorsement because New Hampshire holds its primaries on Tueday. The senator won primary races in the Granite State in...
  • God Is Holy(from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    02/06/2016 5:38:38 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "'There is no one holy like the Lord'" (1 Samuel 2:2). God's holiness means He transcends everything else and is completely righteous and separated from evil. Holiness is arguably God's most significant attribute. The angels don't sing, "Eternal, eternal, eternal" or "Faithful, faithful, faithful" or "Mighty, mighty, mighty." Rather, they sing, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty" (Rev. 4:8; compare Isa. 6:3). His holiness sums up all He is. The psalmist says, "Holy and awesome is His name" (Ps. 111:9). Moses sings, "Who is like Thee among the gods, O Lord? Who is like Thee, majestic in...
  • The Joy of Sainthood

    02/06/2016 5:33:40 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "To all the saints in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 1:1). Every Christian is a saint. Many people think of saints as men and women who are especially holy or who have been canonized by an official church body. Usually only those who have been long dead and have extraordinary religious accomplishments to their credit qualify. God, however, has a different perspective on sainthood. Paul called the Corinthian believers saints (1 Cor. 1:2) then went on for many chapters correcting their sinful practices. He called the Roman, Ephesian, and Colossian believers saints but they weren't perfect either. What then qualifies someone as...
  • UMass Lowell/7News Daily Tracking Poll of New Hampshire Voters Release 6 of 8

    02/06/2016 5:33:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Trump - 35% (up 1%) Cruz - 13% (down 1%) Rubio - 14 (down 1%)
  • Florida Governor Declares States of Emergency Over Zika Virus

    02/06/2016 5:27:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/5/2016 | Raven Clabough
    A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa -- after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida's governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert. "Although Florida's current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement on Thursday. "Our Department of Health will continue to...
  • ACA and Insurers Create More Barriers for Consumers

    02/06/2016 5:26:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, was enacted, Americans were promised a healthcare system in which insurance companies would be held accountable and patients would have access to affordable care. Six years later, however, the reality has proven to be quite different-a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients. Last week, UnitedHealth--the nation's largest health insurer--announced that it expects to lose more than $500 million through plans they offered under the ACA in 2016. Just yesterday, Anthem...
  • Why Do Hillary And Bernie Pretend Dodd-Frank Never Happened?

    02/06/2016 5:24:30 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/5/2016 | Staff
    Election ’16: Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go on and on in their debate about the need to rein in Wall Street, you’d never know Democrats pushed through a massive regulatory bill almost six years ago designed to do just that
  • In Iran, State-Backed Companies Win From Lifted Sanctions

    02/06/2016 5:24:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer
    New York Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | By THOMAS ERDBRINK
    TEHRAN - Only weeks into what was widely anticipated to be a helter-skelter, post-sanctions rush of Western money and expertise into Iran, limits to the country's opening are beginning to emerge as the conservative leadership seeks to limit the reach of Western influences. Behind the headlines announcing big business contracts with European companies it is becoming increasingly clear that, so far, the only deals being struck have been with the state-backed conglomerates. These are the groups that dominate major industrial and commercial sectors of the Iranian economy like the Revolutionary Guards. As a result, little or nothing is trickling down...
  • Paul Krugman Begs Liberals To Stop Bashing ObamaCare

    02/06/2016 5:15:28 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/5/2015 | John Merline
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a bit apoplectic that the left, which has always wanted single-payer health care, is still pushing for single-payer health care. “Why,” he frets, “do we hear not just conservatives but also many progressives trashing President Obama’s biggest policy achievement?”
  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/06/2016 5:02:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • The Clintons ruined the name ‘Hillary’ for new parents

    02/06/2016 4:58:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2016 | by Christopher Ingraham
    The chart above plots the popularity of the baby name "Hillary" between 1970 and 2014. What you'll notice right away is that the frequency of the name falls of a cliff starting in 1993, the year Hillary Clinton became first lady. Francis Smart of the Econometrics by Simulation blog first pointed this out the other day. He notes that the drop is especially striking, given that the popularity of "Hillary" was rising sharply upward until 1992 or so, the year the Clintons first came on to the national stage.
  • OREGON STANDOFF: 'PATRIOTS NETWORK' FAILS TO SHUT DOWN PROTEST, FOUR RESIGNED TO DIE IN FBI SIEGE

    02/06/2016 4:56:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    2/6/2016 | Self
    "In the light of recent events that took place today and conversations with the FBI and the people at the refuge, we have decided to stand down our PPN Call to Action" Pacific Patriots Network "OFFICIAL STAND DOWN" 2/5/2016 "When the night sky glows with the red fires of war and the threat of annihilation pounds at your door you don't have to pretend its true got no nerves of steel to believe that the Love of the Lord is actual and real in this world thunder rocks in the darkness Out in the eye of the storm the friends...
  • America is a Nation Headed For a Fall (Must Read Op-ed)

    02/06/2016 4:55:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - Ronald Reagan When a nation is beset by problems too big or too difficult to solve, it tends to obsess over trivia. Are "Berniebros" sexist for preferring Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton? Does Adele's "Hello"...
  • The Real Shape of the Race

    02/06/2016 4:55:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Trump is not a conservative. He's an economic nationalist whose limited involvement in politics over the years has largely consisted of furthering his own interests by contributing to members of both political parties. His current policy positions often contradict those he's publicly expressed in the past, and his governing philosophy, to the extent he has one, combines crony capitalism with government activism (eminent domain; ethanol; protectionism; universal, government-paid health care).Des Moines, Iowa - The shorthand understanding of the likely three-man race for the Republican nomination goes something like this. Donald Trump is the populist outside agitator, running on economic nationalism...
  • $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

    02/06/2016 4:51:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | February 5, 2016 | By Robert Yoon
    Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows. In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.
  • Carson dropout rumors dog Cruz in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 4:36:46 AM PST · by ironman · 93 replies
    Poltico ^ | 02/05/2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Four days after winning the Iowa caucuses, Cruz's team is still struggling to answer questions about whether it relied on trickery to pad its lead by convincing Iowans that Carson - a rival for evangelical votes - was dropping out of the race. What the Cruz campaign initially called a knee-jerk response to ambiguous news reports has been revealed to be a more coordinated effort to steer Carson voters to the Cruz camp amid the chaotic caucus atmosphere. A campaign of tweets, emails and calls to Cruz precinct captains encouraged the rapid spread of the news that Carson would be...
  • Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

    02/06/2016 4:28:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there's "hardly anything you don't know about me." Just minutes later, she got tangled in a question about a part of her resume that is an enduring mystery. In the 18 months before launching her second presidential bid, Clinton gave nearly 100 paid speeches at banks, trade associations, charitable groups and private corporations. The appearances netted her $21.7 million - and voters very little information about what she was telling top corporations as she prepared for her 2016 campaign. What she said - or didn't say -...
  • Massachusetts Considers Gun Reform Law

    02/06/2016 4:11:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Nearly all states have some sort of law preempting local gun laws. Preemption means that the State preserves to itself certain areas of the law. Firearms are a natural for this protection; most Most are comprehensive; a few are minimal. Massachusetts has very limited state pre-emption. From dovekopel.com: Massachusetts preempts all gun licensing (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140 sect. 129B), and the state constitution forbids local laws inconsistent with state law; for this reason, Boston's Dec. 1989 ban on "assault weapons" was not allowed to go into effect until the state legislature later passed a bill authorizing...
  • That Smell Isn't the Ethanol ... Mark Steyn

    02/06/2016 3:58:13 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Mark Steyn
    A year ago, I wrote: For me, the issue this US election season is the corruption. Sure, I'd like a balanced budget and less debt and repeal of Obamacare, but I'm getting used to being sold out on those issues. So I'm down to the bare minimum requirement for a politician: The corruption nauseates me, and, if it doesn't nauseate the candidates, then that explains a lot about why nothing happens on any of those other matters. It's in the air, it's in my nostrils, and I'm sick of choking on it. We have a "justice" department that prosecutes a...
  • Trump Says Obama ‘Goes To A Mosque And Apologizes’ While Americans Are Targeted

    02/06/2016 3:56:01 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was critical of President Obama's visit to a Baltimore mosque during a Friday speech here in Florence, S.C., saying that the president "goes to a mosque and apologizes" as Americans are targeted by terrorists. "Where did they come from?" Trump asked as he spoke about the November terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., referencing the attackers who carried out the killings. "And then President Obama yesterday goes to a mosque and he apologizes. I mean, what's going on?" he added as the crowd booed.
  • Second-Degree Bern ... Mark Steyn

    02/06/2016 3:50:55 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Onlne ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Thank God that's over. You don't have to be an Amtrak conductor to want to punch the next guy who says, "There are three tickets out of Iowa." In the end, Ted Cruz won eight delegates and Donald Trump seven. Which doesn't sound so bad for Trump. Except that Marco Rubio also won seven delegates. Had the caucus been held 24 hours later, Rubementum might have pushed Trump to third place. There's no point pretending it wasn't a setback for the billionaire party-crasher. Who knows why it happened? Perhaps he should have taken his own advice and shot a guy...
  • Nolan Ryan's 7 Hitter against Robin Ventura

    02/06/2016 3:39:20 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 19 replies
    What a great video Ryan vs Ventura
  • Obama just took a victory lap on the economy and mocked Republicans' 'doom and despair' tour

    02/06/2016 3:11:43 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 5, 2016 | Allan Smith
    President Barack Obama took time Friday to boast about the January jobs report, which showed the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest rate in eight years. He also used the speech as a chance to mock Republican presidential candidates for criticizing the economy on the campaign trail. "The United States of America has the strongest, most durable economy in the world," he said. "I know that's still inconvenient for Republican stump speeches as their doom and despair tour plays out in New Hampshire." He began his news conference by mentioning that unemployment was below 5% nationally for the first time...
  • WWF (WWE) Wrestlefest, 1988 - Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant in a Steel Cage

    02/06/2016 3:01:36 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1988
    Of course it's real Cage Match
  • 100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

    02/06/2016 2:42:17 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Discovery ^ | 2/5/16 | Mike Wall
    An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month — though scientists aren’t sure just how close. The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) — less than 5 percent of the distance from Earth to the moon — or stay up to 9 million miles (14.5 million km) away during the flyby, NASA officials said. “The variation in possible closest-approach distances is due...
  • N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report

    02/06/2016 1:55:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/06
    N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report 2016/02/06 18:45 TOKYO, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved up its plan to launch a long-range rocket to between Feb. 7 and 14, Japanese media reported Saturday, citing a Tokyo government announcement. Earlier this week, Pyongyang informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plan to launch a satellite between Feb. 8 and 25. Japan's Kyodo News reported that the North has informed the IMO of its change of plan. Experts earlier expected that the North would likely launch the rocket around Feb. 16, the birthday...
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 124 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Russians Sneak A Peek At BBC's War and Peace

    02/06/2016 1:36:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    BBC Russian ^ | 02/05/2016 | Oleg Boldyrev
    In her disappointment, Kristina was driven to watch the 1967 Soviet epic that won director Sergei Bondarchuk an Oscar. "The interiors, the decor, the Moscow winter and the war scenes especially are ideal there," she told the BBC. "Of course Field Marshal Kutuzov and all the fighting were shot with such expense you wouldn't expect any flaws." No effort and no expense were spared in providing the Soviet film-makers with what they needed. 3,000 Soviet soldiers were drafted for one battle scene 57 museums donated exhibits for the shoots More than 40 state firms were enlisted to produce replica weapons...
  • Saudi Arabia offers to send ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria

    02/06/2016 1:27:21 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    Saudi Arabia for the first time as offered to send ground troops to Syria to help fight the Islamic State terror group, its defense ministry said Thursday. “The kingdom is ready to participate in any ground operations that the coalition (against the Islamic State) may agree to carry out in Syria,” said military spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri during an interview with al-Arabiya TV news. Thousands of special forces troops could be deployed, most likely in coordination with Turkey, Saudi officials told The Guardian. Both countries seek the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.
  • The special hell of a Cruz rally: What it's like to spend an evening with GOP’s oiliest operator

    02/06/2016 1:23:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    Salon ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gary Legum
    There is a boisterous Oath Keeper leaking alcohol from every pore sitting three seats away from me in a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school auditorium hosting a Ted Cruz town hall. I'm wondering if it's too late to change seats. The guy is wearing a camouflage jacket that doesn't quite hide the bulging middle-age belly straining at the faded Patriots T-shirt underneath. He's carrying a sign that reads "Like a Cruz missile, Ted will destroy ISIS" on one side and "Cruzin West" on the other, a plea for the Texas senator to pick former Florida congressman Allen West as his...
  • Apollo 14 Mission To Fra Mauro (1971)

    02/06/2016 1:07:43 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | NASA/JSC
    Apollo 14 Mission To Fra Mauro (1971) [documentary] Courtesy: NASA/JSC
  • Trump Change: The Donald Takes A Fall

    02/06/2016 12:18:54 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Rasmussen Reports
    Donald Trump insists his second-place showing in Monday’s Iowa caucus isn’t bad, but perception among his fellow Republicans that he will be the party’s presidential nominee has fallen sharply this week. Rasmussen Reports’ latest weekly Trump Change survey finds that most Likely Republican Voters (61%) still believe Trump is likely to be the GOP nominee, but that’s down from a high of 74% a week ago. Even more noticeably, the overall finding includes only 24% who think Trump is Very Likely to win the nomination, down from a high of 40% two weeks ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) say Trump is...
  • Putin’s Chechen enforcer - The alarming world of Ramzan Kadyrov

    02/06/2016 12:11:03 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 4 replies
    THE ECONOMIST ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Unknown
    RAMZAN KADYROV has few inhibitions. Last week, just before the first anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a liberal Russian opposition leader, by a member of Mr Kadyrov’s security services, the Chechen strongman posted a video on his Instagram page. It depicted Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister, in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle. “Kasyanov is in Strasbourg to get money for the opposition,” Mr Kadyrov commented under the video, in a clear warning to opposition politicians. “Whoever still doesn’t get it, will.” Mr Kadyrov has been ratcheting up the invective for a while. Last month he called...
  • No More Games in Syria: Russian Airstrikes Pulverize 'Moderate' Rebels for 36 Straight Hours

    02/06/2016 12:02:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 2-5-2015 | Rudy Panko
    It's a bad time to be a "moderate" in Syria: Even the Washington Post is now reporting that Al-Nusra and other freedom-loving moderate groups are losing the war. As the SAA closes in on Aleppo, Russia is paving the way for a new offensive in northern Homs. And by "paving the way", we really mean "36 hours of continuous airstrikes" For 36 straight hours, the Russian Air Force has pulverized the Islamist rebel defenses in northern Homs, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) prepare to strike the imperative...
  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:14:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | February 5, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner. "You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and [in reality] he's owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul said of the Texas...
  • Number of undocumented Cubans entering US up sharply in 2015

    02/05/2016 10:39:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    St. Augustine Record ^ | February 3, 2016 - 5:39pm | Megan O’Matz
    More than 51,000 undocumented Cubans entered the United States last year -- a dramatic surge over 2014. Newly released immigration numbers for the final three months of 2015 show that 17,071 Cubans arrived in the U.S. without prior authorization, bringing the calendar year total to 51,011, according to figures from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. That is an 84 percent increase over 2014. ...
  • Backbone | Jeb Bush

    02/05/2016 10:34:01 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Jeb Bush
    Do you want a president who has a backbone?
  • 2012 National Square Dance Competition

    02/05/2016 10:28:21 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 2, 2012 | Robert Ameeti
    Anywhere in the world, you can find a dance near you simply by entering your address at http://www.WheresTheDance.com It is amazing. Do try it. About this video: Each year, starting in 2009, at the National Square Dance Convention, a Mainstream competition takes place. In 2012, it was in Spokane WA. The team captured here won 1st place. It is all done in fun with the hopes of elation by all who participate. The tip is danced with a personal, 'How long can I last' thrill. Everyone who wants to give it a try is welcome.
  • Mix - Best Bluegrass Clog Dancing Video Ever Made

    02/05/2016 10:28:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | various
    Mix - Best Bluegrass Clog Dancing Video Ever Made
  • Ronnie Milsap

    02/05/2016 10:28:14 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Ronnie Milsap
    Ronnie Milsap Condition Of Anonymity 55 videos
  • Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"

    02/05/2016 10:28:10 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1881 | Anton Bruckner
    Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major is one of the composer's most popular works. It was written in 1874 and revised several times through 1888. It was dedicated to Prince Konstantin of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst. It was premiered in 1881 by Hans Richter in Vienna with great success. The symphony's nickname of Romantic was used by the composer himself. It does not refer to the modern conception of romantic love but rather the medieval romance as depicted in the operas Lohengrin and Siegfried of Richard Wagner. The symphony has four movements: I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell (0:09) II. Andante, quasi...
  • Best Of Scorpions Greatest Hits Full Album

    02/05/2016 10:28:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Scorpions
    Best Of Scorpions Greatest Hits Full Album 00:00 Under the same sun 04:55 White dove 09:15 Wind of change 14:30 Holiday 21:00 Still loving you 27:30 Always somewhere 32:30 When the smoke is going down 36:20 Send me an angel 41:00 Believe in love 45:45 Lady starlight 52:10 Is there anybody there? 56:10 Rhythm of love 1:00:00 No one like you 1:04:00 Big city nights 1:08:10 Rock you like a hurricane 
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XVIII

    02/05/2016 10:26:26 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6 February 2016
    As there's no thread yet for today, I'm starting one and copying this text from the last thread. DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Voting thread: Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/06
  • Obama Pitches Muslim TV Shows [semi-satire]

    02/05/2016 10:25:39 PM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Appalled by the over-representation of Muslims as terrorists in national security themed TV shows, President Obama called for broadcasters to air a more varied array of programs featuring Muslim characters. "One idea I came up with is a family comedy," the President said. "There's this daughter who refuses to marry the nephew her father has chosen for her. So, the father and nephew shoot her and dump the body in a river. But she comes back as a ghost or zombie and haunts them with a series of weekly pranks. In one episode the daughter disguises herself as salesperson in...
  • New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans (barf-ola)

    02/05/2016 10:05:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | February 6, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Voter fraud is, for all intents and purposes, practically nonexistent. The best available research on the topic, by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, found only 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation in an investigation of over 1 billion votes cast. But that hasn't dampened Republican efforts to pass a spate of strict voter ID laws since 2008. And it hasn't hurt the public's overall enthusiasm for those laws, either. But the results of a new working paper from political scientists at University of California, San Diego suggest folks may want to consider. The researchers analyzed turnout in recent elections...