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  • The Food Stamp Economy

    01/10/2013 3:49:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Larry Elder
    The New York Post headline read: "Could You Spend $500 on Food at This Bodega? A Welfare Recipient Claimed To!" A few days later, another headline: "Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores and X-Rated Shops." "They're on the dole -- and watching the pole," wrote the Post. "Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs -- where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers." Here's how it works. Welfare recipients receive Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, preloaded with specified dollar amounts for...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Orion Bullets

    01/10/2013 3:45:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | January 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Cosmic bullets pierce the outskirts of the Orion Nebula some 1500 light-years distant in this sharp infrared close-up. Blasted out by energetic massive star formation the bullets, relatively dense, hot gas clouds about ten times the size of Pluto's orbit, are blue in the false color image. Glowing with the light of ionized iron atoms they travel at speeds of hundreds of kilometers per second, their passage traced by yellowish trails of the nebula's shock-heated hydrogen gas. The cone-shaped wakes are up to a fifth of a light-year long. The detailed image was created using the 8.1 meter Gemini...
  • Today's Toons 1/10/13

    01/10/2013 3:35:12 AM PST · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/10/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • When Big Deficits Became Good

    01/10/2013 3:34:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    As a senator and presidential candidate, Barack Obama said that he detested budget deficits. In 2006, when the aggregate national debt was almost $8 trillion less than today, he blasted George W. Bush's chronic borrowing and refused to vote for upping the debt ceiling: "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.'" In 2008, Obama further blasted Bush's continued Keynesian borrowing: "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of...
  • The World of All 8 O'clock Classes and No Cuts

    01/10/2013 3:24:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My undergraduate studies took place at Presbyterian College, a liberal arts school of about 1,000 students in Clinton, S.C. The town was so small that you had to leave it to find a McDonald's or go to a movie. The campus was picturesque. Old, tall oak trees, brick buildings, a lawn where students played Frisbee and football, a girls' freshman dorm that had shared bathrooms in the hall and no air conditioning. When I started, I knew only one other student (the previous year's valedictorian from my high school), but I gained many lifelong friends along the way. While the...
  • The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

    01/10/2013 3:11:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. we’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home. "I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...
  • The Day that Einstein Most Feared has Finally Arrived...

    01/10/2013 3:07:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Coffee with Friends A day at the beach Cheering for your team Dinner out with friends On a date Lunch with BFF Enjoying the art museum Crusin' with friends... h/t Roberto
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - January 10, 2013

    01/10/2013 3:05:30 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, 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
  • Scribble lines on Drudge website?

    01/10/2013 2:52:01 AM PST · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 25 replies
    On Drudges website, by the Jack Lew to Treasury story links, there is a photo of a scribble line. Anyone have a clue what that is about?
  • Why Punish Politicians for Cutting Entitlements?

    01/10/2013 2:48:20 AM PST · by nyds · 9 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 10/01/13 | Dick McDonald
    The big lie in this whole thing is that we have this sensible country with a dysfunctional Washington. The reality is we have a country of people who want to bankrupt their children and spend money on themselves and they will punish any politician who prevents them from doing that. They will punish Republicans if they cut entitlements. They will punish Democrats if they cut entitlements.
  • Proof Benghazi was Murder of Stevens by Regime

    01/10/2013 2:48:00 AM PST · by zonedon · 19 replies
    <p>Hillary began pushing the fake "protests against a video blaspheming the prophet" BEFORE WOODS AND DOHERTY WERE KILLED. Per the story below, the Associated Press first published a story on Hillary's official statement on Benghazi at 10:58pm Eastern, which means that the State Department must have released it BEFORE 10:58 pm EDT. Which means that is was actually written and composed hours before that. State Department press releases in the Secretary of State's name aren't written and released without all kinds of "approvals" and process. And this statement is written in nuanced prose, referencing "religious tolerance" and all kinds of bullshit. It isn't a flash bulletin. It was thought out, long and hard.</p>
  • Chinese aerosols stop global warming

    01/10/2013 2:43:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | January 10, 2013 | BEN JACKSON
    GLOBAL warming is on a 20-year plateau, the UKs top climate researchers have revealed. Sceptics celebrated this week when the Met Office acknowledged temperatures are only creeping slightly above highs the world hit in 1998 and will be much the same over the next five years. Even the forecasters harshest critics say this does not mean the worlds climate will stop heating up but it raises questions over what the scientists and their 30million super-computer think is really going on. THE Met Office have revealed that global warming appears to have STALLED. The upwardly surging arrow used on graphs warning...
  • When Theater Shootings Are No Big Deal

    01/10/2013 2:11:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 1-8-12 | Dave Blount
    The way the media branch of the government salivates over shootings, you would think another theater shooting not long after Aurora would be big news, especially if it offered the added excitement of beginning in a nearby restaurant before moving into the theater. Yet we never heard much about last months Mayan Palace 14 shootings in San Antonio, in which two innocents were wounded. Detective Louis Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sherriffs Office, said the shooting began at a nearby China Garden and carried on into the theater. At one point, the suspect fired at a San Antonio Police...
  • Jersey City cop to be stationed at every council meeting

    01/10/2013 2:11:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    There will be a Jersey City police officer stationed at every City Council meeting until 30 minutes after it adjourns, thanks to a measure adopted by the council tonight. The ordinance, a request of Councilwoman at large Viola Richardson, was adopted by an 8-1 vote, with only Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop voting against. Richardson has told The Jersey Journal she doesnt want to wait until a tragedy occurs before the council decides it needs more protection. Though she first proposed the idea after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, she said that was not the impetus for the plan....
  • Chicago Has Plenty of Gun Laws, Ed Schultz Belatedly Learns

    01/10/2013 2:03:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Jack Coleman
    Schultz, a frequent NewsBusters reader, took the hint yesterday, and to his credit (audio) -- I made a comment on this program the other day that some righties are taking issue with. Well, let's get into this a little bit. If I'm wrong, then you'll be the first to know on this radio show. ... So we have, as Congress is divided on so many issues, we as a country are divided on what to do about firearms! And I don't purport to you that I have the perfect answer. (pause) And I'm not sure if you do either, but...
  • Former Marine Schools Piers Morgan: Americans Aren't As Trigger-Happy As Media Claim

    01/10/2013 1:53:53 AM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-8-12 | Noel Sheppard
    Piers Morgan, CNN's most-outspoken and impolite gun control advocate, got a much-needed education about the Second Amendment and firearms Tuesday. In the middle of a lengthy and uncharacteristically civil interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, former Marine Joshua Boston said, "The American people aren't as gun-happy and trigger-happy as they're being painted out to be by the media. They are smarter than that. They know when to hold their fire. They know when to fire" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Piers Morgan To Gun Owners Of Americas Larry Pratt: Try To Stick To Facts, Not Lies

    01/10/2013 1:31:42 AM PST · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1-9-12 | Anjali Sareen
    CNN host Piers Morgan interviewed Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, on his show Tuesday and made one simple request: Try to stick, if you can, to facts, not lies. The statement came after an extremely heated interview in which Morgan and Pratt interrupted each other several times to make their points. Morgan began the interview by immediately becoming confrontational, asking Pratt why he felt he knew more than former General Stanley Allen McChrystal on gun control. Morgan then proceeded to read several statistics which proved that more guns are not the answer. The data you...
  • Foxs The Five Retaliates Against Gawkers Gun Owner List By Showing Site Founders Phone Number

    01/10/2013 1:20:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/8/12 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>In response to Gawkers controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Foxs The Five retaliated by publishing the phone number and email address of Gawker founder Nick Denton for its audience.</p>
  • US asks India, Pakistan to cool off and talk

    01/10/2013 12:51:40 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | IANS
    Washington - The US has asked India and Pakistan to cool down tensions over the killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in (LoC) Jammu and Kashmir and talk to each other to improve relations. "We're urging both sides to take steps to end the violence. We continue to strongly support any efforts to improve relations between the two countries," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Wednesday. "We've also discussed these latest incidents with both governments, urged them to talk to each other, and urged calm," she said in response to a question about the incident....
  • Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight

    01/10/2013 12:41:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 08, 2013 | Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins
    Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight While China's stealth aircraft prototypes may get all the buzz, the Y-20 offers new military operational possibilities. In 2011 and 2012, China flight-tested stealth fighter prototypes developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (J-20) and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (J-31). In 2013, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) will look to get into the new aircraft game by flight-testing a prototype of the Y-20, an indigenously-developed large transport aircraft similar in size to the Russian IL-76 and somewhat smaller than the U.S. C-17. The Y-20 program is part of an effort to develop an indigenous...
  • How to Destroy Science: Cast Self-Interest as Public Interest

    01/10/2013 12:38:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2013 | Norman Rogers
    ......................Organized science has become another special interest group lobbying for government favors. The temptation to present special-interest appeals as urgent public necessities has become not just irresistible, but commonplace. It is well-known that global warming skeptics are shut out...... ....The true believers in the threat of global warming use "education" and "communication" as euphemisms for suppressing and marginalizing dissenters. This crowd is strongly tempted by totalitarian solutions. The leading advocate of global warming fear, Dr. James Hansen, wants to put people who don't toe the line on trial for crimes against humanity. Peter Gleick, a scientist, a well-known advocate of...
  • Pentagon Agrees to Full Discharge Pay for Gay Troops

    01/10/2013 12:32:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 7, 2013 | James Dao
    Before the repeal of dont ask, dont tell in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay. That changed on Monday. Under a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Pentagon has agreed to pay full separation pay to all service members involuntarily separated from the military after Nov. 10, 2004, because of their sexual orientation. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the action against the Defense Department, the half pay was the result...
  • ***Lawbreaker In Chief: Lawless in DC***

    01/10/2013 12:31:12 AM PST · by The Wizard · 5 replies
    Stardate: 1301.10
    It is now clear that the re election of bama was about the greatest mistake America has seen in decades, maybe since it's inception.... We now live under the lawlessness of power hungry, ego driven men who have no idea how America works, nor care... Dingy harry hasn't done his job for three years, yet he gets paid and allowed to be lawless... bama is a boy king who acts like an arrested development addicted person who wants what he wants when he wants it.....we are being run by a child who is out of control.... Their supporters in the...
  • Why Chinas Tu-22 bombers would represent a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers

    01/10/2013 12:29:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | January 4, 2013 | Tyler Rogoway
    Why China’s Tu-22 bombers would represent a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers As already happened in the past for other posts published on this blog, one the most interesting comment to The Aviationist’s recent article on China’s alleged purchase of the entire Tu-22 production line from Russia, has come from Aviationintel.com‘s Tyler Rogoway. Tyler has analyzed the controversial news for his excellent site and given his permission to share his perspective here for The Aviationist’s readers. Why China’s Tu-22 bombers would represent a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers If, and I stress the if, this report...
  • Video: Two Minutes Of 1953 Corvette Engineering Videos

    01/10/2013 12:18:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Chevy Hardcore ^ | 1/9/13 | Chris Demorro
    We think it is fair to say that today, most people take video recording technology for granted. After all, most smartphones come equipped with video recorders that produce better-quality movies than those huge home video camcorders from just 20 years ago. Sixty years ago, filmmaking was still astonishingly primitive, and few car companies bothered to record, nevermind release, the hundreds of thousands of hours of engineering footage they took from back then. CorvetteBlogger has come across some footage that is remarkably relevant to right now. The video above is a little more than two-minutes of 1953 Corvette engineering test footage,...
  • COMET ISON APPROACHES

    01/09/2013 11:09:17 PM PST · by Errant · 30 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | John Chumack
    Later this year, Comet ISON could put on an unforgettable display as it plunges toward the sun for a fiery encounter likely to turn the "dirty snowball" into a naked-eye object in broad daylight. At the moment, however, it doesn't look like much. John Chumack sends this picture, taken Jan. 8th, from his private observatory in Yellow Springs, Ohio:
  • Mr Colionnoir's thoughts on publishing gun owner info.

    01/09/2013 11:07:51 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-10-13 | Mr. Colionnoir
    http://youtu.be/myJ12eCrN8Y
  • Journalists react in shock to Drudge Report header featuring Hitler and Stalin

    01/09/2013 11:02:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 135 replies
    Shocked journalists this afternoon were quick to react to the Drudge Reports controversial header photo comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin. The item linked to a Weekly Standard article reporting that President Obama was willing to address the gun issue with an executive order. Hitler and Stalin! exclaimed BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on Twitter alerting most of his followers by linking directly to the Drudge Report. Drudge rules our world, responded Slate journalist David Weigel to Smiths post on Twitter, later adding sarcastically, SOMETHING SHOCKING HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE INTERNET. Our right is nuttier than your right (US...
  • Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice

    01/09/2013 10:52:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    MONTREAL (AP) - A community in Quebec's Far North is calling for outside help to free about a dozen killer whales trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice. Locals in Inukjuak said the mammals have gathered around a single hole in the ice - slightly bigger than a pickup truck - in a desperate bid to get oxygen. "Fisheries and Oceans Canada is assessing the situation and are exploring every possible option, but will only be in a position to determine what - if anything - can be done once our specialists arrive on site," spokesman Frank Stanek said...
  • Judge convicts ex-student in school plot

    01/09/2013 10:37:52 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 6 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 15, 2008 | Emily Sweeney
    BROCKTON - A Plymouth Superior Court judge wasted no time rendering a decision yesterday morning against Joseph Nee, a former Marshfield High student accused of plotting a Columbine-style ambush on the school. Joseph Nee was found guilty yesterday morning of conspiracy to commit murder and acquitted of two other charges. The verdict The 21-year-old sat silently about 11:30 a.m. as Judge Charles M. Grabau found him guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and acquitted him of two other charges. It was the second time that morning the judge proclaimed Nee's guilt. Much to the surprise of Nee's lawyers, Grabau started...
  • Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie (Cuomo caused crash)

    01/09/2013 9:51:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Village Voice ^ | August 05, 2008 | By Wayne Barrett
    There are as many starting points for the mortgage meltdown as there are fears about how far it has yet to go, but one decisive point of departure is the final years of the Clinton administration, when a kid from Queens without any real banking or real-estate experience was the only man in Washington with the power to regulate the giants of home finance, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), better known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series...
  • (Video) The Latest Redefinition of Acceptable

    01/09/2013 9:34:24 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    Next up: Liberals "normalizing" child molestation.
  • 86-year-old woman charged after bringing BB gun to town meeting, police say

    01/09/2013 9:34:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 9, 2013 | LeAnne Gendreau
    CONNECTICUT -- Westport police arrested an 86-year-old woman accused of bringing a BB gun to a town meeting. When detectives retrieved the gun, Estelle Margolis, 86, of Westport, Conn., told officers she brought it to make a point during a discussion about gun control to show how easy it is to purchase a gun, according to police. At 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a Representative Town Meeting member approached a Westport police officer and reported that he and another RTM member believed a woman walked into the auditorium with what they believed was a weapon under a white cloth, police said.
  • CBS News: Quranic quote "Inflammatory"

    01/09/2013 9:31:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/9/13 | Pamela Geller
    CBS calls our ads "inflammatory"? That's half right. The ad is not inflammatory. But the quote is. It has inspired mass murder for centuries. But CBS didn't mean that. The CBS headline says that the ad is "inflammatory." Inflammatory? Because it violates the sharia (do not criticize Islam)? Because it might inflame devout Muslims to riot, kill and burn embassies as they did over a cartoon or youtube video? Our ads are accurate. September 11th was inflammatory. The calls for jihad in the quran are inflammatory. Ethnic cleansing in the cause of Islam is inflammatory. The jihad in Sudan is...
  • Apophis asteroid: Large space rock flies past Earth

    01/09/2013 9:29:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    BBC World Service ^ | 9 January 2013 Last updated at 10:25 ET | Rebecca Morelle
    A 300 metre-wide asteroid is making a close pass to the Earth. Apophis - named after the Egyptian demon of destruction and darkness - has been put on a watch list by scientists. They have calculated that in 2036 there is a very small chance it could collide with our planet. However, its current fly-by is at a safe distance of about 14 million km - but this is close enough for astronomers to study the space rock and assess its future risk. Apophis will not be visible with the naked eye, but space enthusiasts can watch it online via...
  • Cuomo Vows to Enact the Toughest Assault Weapon Ban in the Nation, Period!

    01/09/2013 9:16:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 63 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1/09 | Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    One of the most hotly-anticipated elements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State address today was his plan to enact “sweeping” gun control reforms in New York. In his speech, the governor outlined a seven-point gun control plan focused on “high capacity assault rifles” that he promised would be one of the “toughest” in that nation and lead similar laws to spread beyond New York. “Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and as we know painfully,” said the governor. “We must stop the madness, my friends. In one word it’s just ‘enough.’ It...
  • A Ringing Defeat for Stop-and-Frisk and a Huge Win for Civil Liberties

    01/09/2013 9:07:25 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Justin Peters
    In March of 2012, several New York City residents sued the New York Police Department over alleged overreaches of its controversial stop-and-frisk policy.* The plaintiffs argued that the NYPD has a widespread practice of making unlawful stops on suspicion of trespass outside certain buildings in the Bronx, and asked the court for relief from the departments Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP). On Tuesday, they got their wish. Finding that NYPD officials showed deliberate indifference to the unconstitutionality of the relevant incidents, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued an injunction prohibiting unjustifiable stop-and-frisk actions outside of certain Bronx buildings. This is...
  • YOUTUBE: Penn & Teller on the 2nd Amendment

    01/09/2013 8:59:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-2013
    SUCCINCT AND THEY NAIL IT
  • New York Is Moving Quickly to Enact Tough Curbs on Guns

    01/09/2013 8:43:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | Januuary 9, 2013 | By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    New York State is nearing agreement on a proposal to put what would be some of the nations strictest gun-control laws into effect, including what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed on Wednesday would be an ironclad ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and new measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people. Lawmakers in Albany, seeking to send a message to the nation that the recent mass shootings demand swift action, say they hope to vote on the package of legislation as soon as next week. The Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan...
  • New York Times Reporter Lays Out Far-Right Agenda of Texas Tea Party

    01/09/2013 8:41:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/9/13 | Clay Waters
    The New York Timess Manny Fernandez greeted the opening of the biannual Texas legislative session in Austin in Wednesdays paper: "Texas Budget Surplus Proves as Contentious As a Previous Shortfall." After explaining how Texas has become flush with cash over the last two years, going from a budget deficit to surplus, Fernandez couldnt help working in a cut against the "far-right" Tea Party. Shortly after noon inside the Capitols Senate chamber, Gov. Rick Perry told senators that the comptrollers revenue estimate released the day before was good news, but cautioned them to retain the states fiscally conservative model.
  • Obama needs some binders of women

    01/09/2013 8:36:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/9/13 | Ruth Marcus
    About all those white guys: What a shame. Not an outrage, but a shame. The face of power that President Obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term Cabinet picks is striking except for the African American president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look, white and male. Its Mad Men Goes to Washington, except Peggys leaving. On the foreign policy team, white guy for secretary of state, white guy for defense secretary, white guy for CIA. For Treasury secretary, white guy. Obamas replacement as chief of staff
  • Need Obama quote

    01/09/2013 8:26:38 PM PST · by killermosquito · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01/09/2012 | killermosquito
    I'm looking for a quote. At one time 0bama said something about how we should no longer expect to change our thermostat to whatever we want or something like that.
  • Gawker Publishes Complete 446-Page List of All the ***h^les Who Own Guns in New York City

    01/09/2013 8:16:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Editors note: This post contains some strong language that may be offensive to some readers. The website Gawker has outdone New Yorks Journal News and published the names of all licensed gun owners in New York City. With the provocative headline, Here Is a List of All the A**holes Who Own Guns in New York City, John Cook provides a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in NYC, obtained two-and-a-half years ago via a Freedom of Information Act request. Below is a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in New York CityBecause the NYPD is more interested in...
  • Newt "evolves" on gay marriage

    01/09/2013 8:10:26 PM PST · by sloop · 94 replies
    On the Record ^ | 1/9/13 | Greta
    Newt "evolves" on gay marriage
  • A Retailer Discovers China's New 'It' Girl: Grandpa - Retired Farmer Becomes Fashion Sensation

    01/09/2013 8:09:31 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2013 | LAURIE BURKITT And JOSH CHIN
    BEIJINGWhile other 72-year-old Chinese men spend their days practicing tai chi and playing mah-jongg, Liu Qianping is enjoying a twilight career modeling clothes. Women's clothes. At a fall fashion shoot, the 5-foot-8 former rice farmer from central Hunan vamped for the camera in lacy green tights and white fur-lined pink dresses. Online and on TV, he has become a meme, with his image circulated by millions on Chinese social media sites and talk shows. He owes his star turn to his granddaughter, Lu Ting, a clothier who struggled for months to find a model who could boost her online store...
  • A Good, Just Society Would Execute Pedophiles

    01/09/2013 8:08:42 PM PST · by DC Bound · 47 replies
    Claytonlindemuth.com ^ | 1/9/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    Think back to the last time you listened to the nightly news and heard a story about an eight year old girl that was missing for two weeks, and then found in a shallow grave with evidence of having been raped. The grave turned out to be in the back yard of a person of interest identified within a day of the childs disappearance. Why? Because he was a registered pedophile. When you heard that story, did you wish our society had tried harder to help the child rapist-turned-murderer? Or did you wish we were a stronger, less tolerant society?
  • We need your help to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread IV]

    01/09/2013 8:02:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 770 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep FR going strong. Please keep those cards, letters and donations coming in. Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one independent pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense, reader funded grassroots conservative forum on the Net!! And we're going to need FR now more than ever to combat the current crop of Marxists and progressives who have infested our government and institutions and who are dead set on destroying the final remnants of our beloved constitution and our God-given liberty!! Click the link above to donate...
  • Bobcat that attacked Massachusetts family was rabid, officials say

    01/09/2013 7:56:15 PM PST · by South40 · 31 replies
    USNews/NBC.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Daniel Arkin
    The wild bobcat that attacked two people in Brookfield, Mass., leaving a man with severe gashes on his face and arms, had rabies, according to a town official. Stephen J. Comtois, chairman of the town council, announced at a council meeting Tuesday evening that the bobcat was infected with the neurological disease, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Comtois said the victims of the attack were being treated with vaccination shots. ((snip)) Amid the frenzy, Mundell and his wife managed to pin the animal to the ground with a walking crutch. While Mundell kneeled on the bobcat, his wife ran...
  • James Yeager: "If It Goes One Inch Further, I'm Gonna Start Killin' People"

    01/09/2013 7:46:02 PM PST · by Katechon · 193 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 January | James Yeager
    James Yeager: "If It Goes One Inch Further, I'm Gonna Start Killin' People" Via Ann Barnhardt
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