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Articles Posted by Joe the Pimpernel

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  • I am old enough to cash out my IRA. Should I do it now for tax purposes?

    12/05/2012 4:40:34 PM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 54 replies
    I turned 60 this year. I have a conventional and Roth IRA. The Roth obviously is tax free. I intend to work until the day I die, if God grants me the favor. Should I take the tax hit on the conventional IRA this year before the tax hikes kick in and cash it all out, or some of it? Part of why I want to do this is so that if Ubama decides to nationalize 401(k)s and IRAs, he can't get me. The other is because taxes are going up. Any advice?
  • To derail Romney at Tampa convention, change the rules

    03/20/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Joe the Pimpernel · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 20,2012 | Jeff Greenfield
    Every four years, journalists fantasize about the prospect of a convention in which the evening begins without knowing when or how it will end. In spite of his favorable odds in Illinois Tuesday, Mitt Romney's failure so far to effectively end the contest before the vernal equinox has triggered hopes that, for decades, have ended as cruelly as the Kansas City Royals' hopes for a post-season berth.
  • Congratulations! You Just Made Rush Limbaugh Sympathetic!

    03/13/2012 11:01:57 AM PDT · by Joe the Pimpernel · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 13, 2012 | Dave Serchuk
    Imagine this scenario: you are a lifelong liberal. You pretty much hate everything Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says. You are really glad that the times have finally seemed to have caught up to him, and that people are outraged by his callous, gross comments. So what do you do next? You do the one thing that will make him a sympathetic figure. You call on the FCC to remove him.
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Perfect Storm Brewing: He's Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (A New Castrati Fantasizes)

    03/13/2012 10:57:48 AM PDT · by Joe the Pimpernel · 30 replies
    Some Lame Lefty Website ^ | March 13, 2012 | Mike Tuttle
    Rush Limbaugh has ticked people off before. In fact, much of his approach to his brand of entertainment is to create an us-versus-them atmosphere where liberals are demonized. Therefore, he’s made a lot of enemies. Most of the time, Limbaugh’s acerbic comments simply bounce around in the echo chamber that is Dittoland. Terms like “feminazi”, “club Gitmo”, and “talent on loan from God” never make it past the fan club barrier. But, sometimes Limbaugh’s foot-in-mouth antics get him mention in mainstream media. Such was the case when he accused Michael J. Fox of faking his Parkinson’s Disease symptoms in a...
  • Romney could lose Mississippi and Alabama primaries and maintain delegate edge (Barf)

    03/13/2012 6:28:59 AM PDT · by Joe the Pimpernel · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Rick Santorum scored what his campaign trumpeted as a "landslide" victory in Kansas's Republican presidential primary on Saturday, and he's expected to do well in Tuesday's Deep South contests in Mississippi and Alabama. But while Santorum bested Mitt Romney by more than 30 points in Kansas, the fight for the Republican nomination is not about winning the popular vote. From here on out, it's all about delegate math—and Romney continues to maintain a major edge over his rivals.
  • Jury isn’t out on Angela Davis; Black radical is among honorees on D.C. court wall

    03/12/2012 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Joe the Pimpernel · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2012 | Ronald Radosh
    Potential jurors reporting for jury duty in the D.C. Superior Court building have of late been passing a photo exhibit celebrating renowned black women in a series of posters, each featuring portraits of trailblazers exemplifying greatness in their respective fields.
  • VANITY: Article by MD quoted by Rush today (low-fat diets, statin drugs all wrong)

    03/08/2012 1:28:48 PM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 41 replies
    I can't find the article that Rush was talking about. Does anybody have a link?
  • The new authoritarians

    03/08/2012 10:05:53 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mindy Belz
    Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration The last time we saw one whole despotic region of the world come tumbling down we could name the heroes and the moments that propelled it: An electrician named Lech Walesa, jumping a wall at the Gdansk shipyard. Boris Yeltsin atop a tank in front of the Russian White House, defying the Communist old guard in 1991. Pastor Laszlo Tokes, refusing an eviction notice from his Romanian flat as crowds of demonstrators gathered. A playwright named Vaclav Havel before a joint session...
  • Obama apology aimed to support ‘safety’ and ‘welfare’ of troops in Afghanistan (barf)

    02/24/2012 1:38:06 PM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/24/2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Obama was worried about the safety of American troops and civilian workers in Afghanistan when he apologized to that country's president, Hamid Karzai, over the burning of Qurans at the largest US military base there, the White House said Friday.
  • ...Ohio couple gets 8 years in prison (because their son died of cancer)

    02/17/2012 8:00:32 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2012
    FULL TITLE: After denying son cancer treatment but treating their dog for fleas, Ohio couple gets 8 years in prison (fill title too long for text box)CLEVELAND – The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to denying him medical treatment. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/16/ohio-couple-get-8-years-in-in-sons-cancer-death/
  • 18-Mile Crack Seen by NASA in Antarctic Glacier

    02/03/2012 5:50:32 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 3, 2012 | Ned Potter
    Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica, seen from NASA's Terra satellite. NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS; U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Antarctica is so vast that the pictures give you no sense of scale. The pencil-thin line across the satellite image of Pine Island Glacier (above) is actually more than 18 miles long, 800 feet across in places, and 180 feet deep.
  • Michele Bachmann Calls Mitt Romney Endorsement Rumors 'Completely False'

    02/01/2012 9:18:13 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/01/2012 | Michael Falcone
    TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney is heading to the Minneapolis area on Wednesday - the day after his decisive win in the Florida primary - and rumors had been swirling that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann might offer up her endorsement while he's there.
  • Tired and broke, Santorum heads home to do taxes

    01/27/2012 6:38:22 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 01/27/2012 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Santorum is tired, almost broke — and going home. The former Pennsylvania senator is taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss.
  • Romney camp calls for Gingrich to release Freddie Mac contracts (you can smell the desperation)

    01/23/2012 7:24:04 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 42 replies
    Inside Politics ^ | January 23, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Looking to slow Newt Gingrich's momentum from his victory in the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney's presidential team called Monday for Mr. Gingrich to release the consulting contracts he held with Freddie Mac. The Romney camp suggested that Mr. Gingrich is trying to cover up the fact that he lobbied members of Congress on behalf of the mortgage housing giant, which reportedly paid him more than a million dollars — though the Georgia Republican says he advised them as a "historian."