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  • Poll: Nearly Two Thirds of Oregon Voters 'Likely' to Reject Driver's Licenses for Illegals

    10/22/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Voters in Oregon are set to strongly reject a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to receive driver's licenses. According to an October 8-11 poll conducted by Oregon Public Broadcasting, 61% of likely voters were opposed to Measure 88. 53% said they were "certain" to oppose the measure while another 8% said they were opposed to it but "may change mind." 26% of Oregon voters said they supported giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants while 5% said they supported the measure but "may change mind."
  • Sen. Jerry Moran introduces amendment to increase legal immigration numbers (Primary Moran in 16)

    09/26/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Jan 8th 2014
    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has introduced an amendment to the unemployment extension bill currently being considered in the Senate that would add up to 50,000 new green cards per year with no offsets. His amendment includes the full language for S.310, the Startup Act 3.0, which would create 50,000 provisional green cards for foreign students who graduate with a degree in a STEM field and an additional 75,000 visas for entrepreneurs, which can also become permanent green cards.
  • Iraq's prime minister kicked out of office as president orders new government

    08/11/2014 11:03:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-11-2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    Iraq's new president has snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki by nominating the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government. But the move raises fears of more infighting in the government as the country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north. A member of al-Maliki's political bloc said 'we will not stay silent' over the decision. Hussein al-Maliki, Maliki's son-in-law said: 'The nomination is illegal and a breach of the constitution. We will go to the federal court to object to the nomination.'
  • Brown Canyon reopens

    04/23/2014 2:40:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Brown Canyon, located on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest has reopened. The area was temporarily closed during the Brown Fire to allow for public safety from hazards associated with emergency fire suppression activity. Visitors are reminded that a wildfire recently burned in the upper reaches of Scheelite Canyon below Ramsey Peak, and to use situational awareness and caution when hiking in the area. For further information please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District at (520) 378-0311.
  • De Blasio Backs Cuomo: Wants Conservatives to Get Out

    01/23/2014 2:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/14 | Kerry Picket
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio emphatically backed New Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – which he defined as being pro-life, second amendment advocates, or supporters of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.” “I stand by that 100 percent,” de Blasio told reporters at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I interpret his remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not...
  • The Best Hospitals Are Opting Out of Obamacare

    11/01/2013 4:14:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-1-13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Most of the talk about the Affordable Care Act has focused on website glitches and skyrocketing premiums but there are other issues looming on the horizon for the healthcare overhaul. Hospital coverage. If consumers expect to have (or continue to have) access to the best medical services at the nations top hospitals, they are in for a rude awakening. "Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare." Because the ACA caps premiums, insurers will be have to offer less money to the nations best doctors and hospitals. In return, the hospitals...
  • Opt Out - The Glove - Creepy Uncle Sam

    10/01/2013 2:45:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 18, 2013 | MyGenOpportunity
    â–¶ Opt Out - The Glove - Creepy Uncle Sam - YouTube
  • Photo Quiz: What the Hell Is John Kerry Doing?

    08/02/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/2/2013 | Dan Amira
    <p>A) Performing the cancan for a group of underprivileged youths.</p> <p>B) Stretching out the ass of his sweet new pair of dad jeans.</p> <p>C) Following through after kicking a soccer ball with his hands in his pockets for some reason.</p> <p>D) Failing a field sobriety test.</p>
  • White House praises Jason Collins for coming out

    04/29/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/29/13 | Brian Hughes
    The White House applauded National Basketball Association player Jason Collins, who on Monday became the first active male player in a major American sport to announce he was gay. “We view that as another example of the progress that has been made and the evolution that has been taking place,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, praising the "courage" of the National Basketball Association veteran. Carney said that he had not spoken with President Obama about the development but that the White House welcomes the news and hopes
  • Cyprus. Now what...I have a 401K. What is the best way to get OUT?

    03/20/2013 8:22:44 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 50 replies
    ME ^ | 3/20/2013 | ME
    Okay, I don't want to get into it too much but I feel I've been doing all I can to prepare for the impending collapse except a safe and effective way to pull out 1/2 my money from my 401K. However, I'm concerned about: A) The penalties and taxes. B) This will kick me up to "millionaire" status if I pull out half. C) I want to put most of that to get my Mortgage down and pay off any other debt and buy some more "tangibles" What is the best way to do this? I've already maxed out on...
  • ‘Out of Touch’ – Powerful Rebuke of Clinton and Obama from the Heart of a Fallen SEAL’s Mother

    09/01/2012 11:08:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/12 | Jim Hoft
    Out of Touch. Rebuke of Clinton and Obama from the heart of a mother. Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, August 31, 2012, 1:10 PM Out of Touch. Rebuke of Clinton and Obama from the heart of a mother. Much thanks to Andrew Marcus, director and producer “Hating Breitbart.” FYI: The music comes from the Obama Bin Laden campaign ad. Special thanks to Luke Livingston, Ground Floor Video Tea Party Patriots And to Karen and Billy Vaughn, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget your sacrifice. We will never forget the sacrifice of...
  • Video: Rubio chews out Univision over cheap-shot attack

    06/20/2012 11:04:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/20/12 | Ed Morrissey
    At least I presume Senator Marco Rubio chewed out Univision interviewer Jorge Ramos as presented in the network’s English-language transcript. I took French in high school, as did most who grew up in the heavily Francophone area of, er … Los Angeles. Mediaite has the clip and a little of the background of the dispute between Univision and Rubio, some of which gets aired in the exchange between Rubio and Ramos, but a key part doesn’t get mentioned at all: When Ramos tried to say the network went to the senator’s office, he declared that a lie and argued that...
  • High Court Rejects Migron Deal

    03/25/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/12 | Gil Ronen
    In a disappointing decision for nationalists, the High Court Sunday threw out a compromise deal between the government and the residents of Migron, and set a new deadline for the eviction of the residents. The three judge panel is headed by Supreme Court President Asher Grunis, and includes judges Miriam Naor and Salim Jubran. They gave the government until August 1 to evict the residents. "Now the petitioners are entitled to enjoy the fruits of the verdict," the judges wrote. "They have the right to see the ongoing disruption of their rights end. The public interest in enforcement of the...
  • Obama running out of money?

    03/15/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/12 | Don Surber
    How they campaign is how they govern — and vice versa. So it should come as no surprise that political pros are beginning to wonder if President Obama’s campaign is running out of money, even though he is unopposed in the Democratic primaries. Last week he brought in Bill Clinton to help him raise money. Ouch. Obama is Justin Bieber hoping to be saved by ‘N Synch. Follow the money. I did. Barack Obama sure is spending a lot of money: $63,236,869 through January 31. That left him $75,953,128 in the bank. He already has spent 45 cents of every...
  • Israeli Diplomat Walks Out on Left-Wing Jewish Group

    01/20/2012 2:09:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/20/12 | Joel B. Pollack
    The Jewish Week reports that a speech last week by Stuart Appelbaum, president of the left-wing Jewish Labor Committee, prompted Israel’s deputy consul general to walk out of its gala dinner after Appelbaum criticized Israel in blunt, undiplomatic terms. Though Appelbaum also noted “new expressions of contempt for Israel within the Arab world,” he launched a vitriolic attack on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu: …[S]adly, Israel is cursed with a right-wing coalition government that’s regularly giving credence to it. We all know Benjamin Netanyahu talks a good game about a two-state solution, but, at the very same time, his administration...
  • SOPA, who's in and who's out?

    01/01/2012 3:19:03 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies
    engadget.com ^ | December 31, 2011 | Edgar Alvarez
    By now we're sure you're aware that SOPA is more than just a tomato-based noodle soup. The Stop Online Piracy Act's been stirring controversy with its intentions, and it'll most likely continue in this path until we hear a final decision. Go Daddy wasn't shy -- before retracting -- about its support for the bill, and things have changed drastically since we first heard some of the "top dogs" express their feelings. But who else is behind it, who's got your back, and who's had a change of heart? The answers await you after the break. The following are just...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter: ‘My Mom Wants to Leave Congress’

    12/29/2011 7:59:11 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 82 replies
    Big Government ^ | Thursday, Dec 29th, 2011 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, told Big Government this week that her mother wants to leave Congress–and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors. During a telephone interview, Ms. Pelosi–speaking from a friend’s home in New York City–described her mother’s predicament: She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s...
  • 'Gates lashed out, called Netanyahu an ungrateful ally'

    09/06/2011 10:50:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/5/11 | Staff
    Former US defense secretary Robert Gates lashed out Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling him an ungrateful ally and blaming him for diplomatically isolating Israel and hurting American interests, according to a Tuesday column. The criticism, which was revealed in a Bloomberg column by Jeffrey Goldberg, apparently peaked after Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama last March, lecturing him on the Israeli security situation with a level of "impudence" that shocked many in the White House, including Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Gates felt that while the US had laid out "many steps" to "guarantee Israel's
  • Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' wealthy are not paying higher taxes

    08/03/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT · by magellan · 197 replies
    NicholasBallasy.com ^ | July 30, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Academy award-winning actor Matt Damon said he is "so disgusted" with what's happening in Washington over the debt limit, claiming that the Tea Party is "willing to drive it all off a cliff" and adding that it's "criminal" the wealthy are not paying higher taxes. "I'm so disgusted man. I mean, no, I don't know what you do in the face of that kind of intransigence. You know, so my heart does go out to the President. He is dealing with a lot," Damon said in an exclusive interview at the "Save Our Schools March" in Washington, D.C. on Saturday....
  • 'We're better off hiring skilled immigrants': Alan Greenspan hits out at young American

    07/15/2011 10:23:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/15/11 | Staff
    Former Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, has lashed out at America's younger workforce, saying they don't match up to the 'baby boom' generation. Mr Greenspan said the U.S. is in the process of seeing the baby boomers, which he called 'the most productive, highly skilled, educated part of our labour force' retire. 'They are being replaced by groups of young workers who have regrettably scored rather poorly in international educational match-ups over the last two decades,' he added in the interview with Globalist. He went on to say how the average income of U.S. households
  • Bachmann comes out swinging at Obama

    06/28/2011 11:54:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    boston herald ^ | 6/28/11 | Hillary Chabot
    RAYMOND N.H. — With her trademark no-nonsense style, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann promised Granite State voters she’d run the White House with a “titanium spine” today while blasting President Obama for wasting tax dollars and kowtowing to the politically correct. “The American people have had enough. They’ve had it up to here,” a fiery Bachmann told a crowd of roughly 250 gathered in a back yard in Raymond, N.H. “President Obama, you are a one-term president ... We can’t afford four more years of millions of Americans out of work. We can’t afford it. It’s got to go.”
  • NYT on Libya: Bailing out of a war before it’s won will hurt U.S. credibility

    06/24/2011 3:36:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/24/11 | Allahpundit
    This isn’t even the most embarrassing thing in the Times today. That honor goes to their story about the jihadi plot against the U.S. military center in Seattle. The plotters allegedly admired Anwar al-Awlaki and did the usual mumbling about being soldiers of Allah, but all the NYT will tell you is that “They were frustrated … by American war policies.” Either that’s a nifty bit of whitewashing or else the Times simply assumes that you’re familiar enough with stories like this by now that you can fill in the blanks yourself by extrapolating from the suspects’ names. Cowardly or...
  • Video: SEIU pushes out member protesting ballot-counting rules violations

    06/15/2011 1:58:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/15/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Here’s another entry for the Somebody Left The Irony On Department today. The SEIU held an election by mail for an internal election — for which it apparently uses the same kind of secret ballots that they want to deny workers with Card Check. By SEIU’s own rules, those ballots are supposed to arrive via US Postal Service, with postmarks to note the date so that the counters can verify they arrived before the deadline. One SEIU observer noticed counters opening large envelopes of ballots with no postmarks at all on them — and when she tried to protest, the...
  • Oil Futures Fake Out

    06/10/2011 1:45:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/10/11 | Phil of Phil's Stock World
    The CROOKS (allegedly, just indictments so far) at the NYMEX are running a scam and they have NO INTENTION WHATSOEVER of accepting delivery of even 1/10th of the 367M barrels they had as open contracts last week. In fact, Wednesday (June 8) they traded their contracts 454,043 times - isn't that amazing? It's a 123% daily churn rate! Of course, it's easy to churn 454M barrels of crude because the only sucker that ends up paying for all those fees is YOU, the end consumer of crude. All those fees are passed on to you as part of the price...
  • Elizabeth Warren skips out during House Oversight hearing, claims scheduling conflict

    05/24/2011 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner | 5/24/11 | Philip Klein
    Elizabeth Warren, President Obama's controversial choice to head the new consumer financial regulatory agency, skipped out of a House Oversight hearing before answering questions from two members of the committee, claiming that she had reached an agreement allowing her to leave at that time. But Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-NC, chair of the subcommittee holding the hearing, said no such agreement existed. “You're making this up, Ms. Warren,” McHenry fired back when Warren claimed she only agreed to come under the condition she could leave
  • BREAKING: Trump NOT Running

    05/16/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
      With Gingrich basically destroying himself already and Huckster out, the field is thinning fast.  The question is does it create room for someone new, or strengthen some element of the current field? Trump's full statement:"After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to...
  • Is it Time to Get Out of Afghanistan?

    04/03/2011 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Power Line ^ | 4/3/11 | John Hinderaker
    I think it is. In the aftermath of September 11, we had no choice but to overthrow the Taliban, destroy al Qaeda's training centers and kill and scatter as many al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists as possible. We did that, brilliantly. Bin Laden escaped by the skin of his teeth, but al Qaeda has never recovered from that initial devastation. Since then, for going on nine years, we have pursued a somewhat half-hearted peacekeeping/democracy policy in Afghanistan. The Bush administration was right, I think, not to devote excessive resources to Afghanistan
  • Sources: Crowley out as State Department spokesman

    03/13/2011 10:36:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/13/11 | Ed Henry
    Washington- P.J. Crowley is abruptly stepping down as State Department spokesman under pressure from the White House, according to senior officials familiar with the matter, because of controversial comments he made about the Bradley Manning case. Crowley will step down as early as Sunday afternoon, the officials said, because White House officials are furious about his suggestion that the Obama administration is mistreating Manning, the Army private who is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico, Virginia, under suspicion that he leaked highly classified State Department cables to the website Wikileaks. Speaking to a small group at MIT
  • unlike other countries, US not evacuating "non-essential" families in Lybia

    02/23/2011 3:21:11 PM PST · by bareford101 · 21 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 22, 2011 | VOA
    The United States says it has not been able to move some of its non-essential diplomats from Libya, as governments send airplanes and ships to pick up their citizens stranded by Libya's bloody unrest. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Tuesday the United States was looking at various ways to move the diplomats, their families, and other Americans out of Libya. HE DID NOT ELABORATE ON WHY THE US COULD NOT DO SO ON TUESDAY.. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the safety and wellbeing of Americans is the highest U.S. priority. Meanwhile, Britain's foreign secretary says his country has...
  • Do you support or oppose Indiana Democrats (freep-it)

    02/22/2011 5:47:41 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 29 replies
    indychannel.com ^ | 8:10 pm EST February 22, 2011 | indychannel.com
    "Do you support or oppose Indiana Democrats' apparent decision to walkout of the Legislature to protest the Republican agenda?"
  • Out of time: Radical Islam Taking Over Europe & West

    02/21/2011 3:54:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Patrot Network ^ | 2/21/11 | CBN News
    Great news clip on islamisation of Europe. If these statistics don't wake you up, I don't know what will. Radical Islam is a grave threat to Europe, there ...
  • Mubarak is out, but Egypt's status quo stays

    02/14/2011 11:29:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/14/11 | Jon B. Alterman
    Hosni Mubarak's departure from power does little to address the fundamental issues that brought protesters to Cairo's Tahrir Square for the past 18 days. In fact, their protests were never about Mubarak but about a sclerotic political system and an economic system that was full of cronyism and corruption. Mubarak sustained that system, but its backbone was always the Egyptian military. Mubarak nurtured the military, from which he came, and the military preserved him. Although the officers behind Egypt's 1952 revolution abandoned their uniforms long ago, Egypt's rulers have been generals in suits for decades.
  • Mubarak Pushed Out in Coup?

    02/10/2011 8:35:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    big government ^ | 2/10/11 | ap/publius
    President Hosni Mubarak will meet the demands of protesters, military and ruling party officials said Thursday in the strongest indication yet that Egypt’s longtime president may be about to give up power and that the armed forces were seizing control. Gen. Hassan al-Roueini, military commander for the Cairo area, told thousands of protesters in central Tahrir Square, “All your demands will be met today.” Some in the crowd held up their hands in V-for-victory signs, shouting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” a victory cry used by secular and religious people alike.
  • Egypt protests fizzling out?

    02/07/2011 5:24:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Still plenty of people in Tahrir Square, but the crowds have thinned and stalwarts have taken to poetry readings and even the occasional wedding celebration to keep themselves busy. One reason is simply economic: Banks have been closed and food staples were already running out a week ago, so life in Cairo has necessarily had to move on. But another reason is crafty negotiating tactics from Mubarak and company. Time explains the wedge strategy: The regime appears to have adjusted itself to a daily outpouring of civil disobedience and dissent that would not have been tolerated three weeks ago; it...
  • Full-Service Gyms Feel a Bit Flabby

    01/26/2011 6:45:22 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 26, 2011 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    IS the gym passé? For all their ads promising to stir motivation, gyms have failed to do so. “Up until the last six years, it’s been relatively easy to sell memberships, and to replace people going out the back door with people coming through the front door,” said Michael Scott Scudder, a consultant who advises health clubs and conducts up to 15 industry surveys annually. “Not so anymore. We’ve come to a point that we can’t sell enough membership in the industry to cover the attrition rate.” Blame the gym’s now-ubiquitous flat-screen TVs and the fact that iPods are de...
  • Keith Olbermann speaks out on MNSBC split, Glenn Beck calls him world's 'biggest pain in the a--'

    01/24/2011 8:19:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/24/11 | Meena Hartenstein
    Keith Olbermann broke his silence about his split from MSNBC on Monday night, taking to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. "Citizens Of The Free World: Greetings!" he wrote, three days after announcing he would no longer host "Countdown" for the network. "My humble thanks to all Friends of Keith for the many kind words. The reports of the death of my career are greatly exaggerated." While fans of Olbermann were shocked on Friday night when he announced his immediate departure from MSNBC, there was at least one person not surprised by the news: Glenn Beck. "You can...
  • Birtherism Breaks Out!

    01/06/2011 12:47:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    slate ^ | 1/6/11 | David Weigel
    During the reading of Article II, Section I of the Constitution -- the clause that requires the president of the United States to be a "natural born citizen," an unidentified woman in the gallery screamed "Except Obama! Except Obama!" Politico's Marin Cogan adds that the woman yelled, "Help us, Jesus!" She was removed immediately. UPDATE: I'm told that the woman who made the disruption was Theresa Cao, a birther activist and supporter of court-martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin. On December 16, she told WorldNetDaily that she was "taking his message to the White House and Congress."
  • Bill Clinton Told to Stay Out of Chicago Politics

    12/29/2010 7:04:56 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 17 replies · 6+ views
    AP via cnsnews.com ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 | Karen Hawkins,
    Chicago (AP) - U.S. Rep. Danny Davis has a message for former President Bill Clinton: Don't take sides in the Chicago mayor's race -- or else. Davis, a longtime friend of Clinton, warned the ex-president on Tuesday that he could jeopardize his "long and fruitful relationship" with the black community if he campaigns for former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel instead of one of the two leading black candidates running -- Davis or former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
  • Why conservatives should want to bail out California

    12/27/2010 5:21:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies · 7+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/10 | Peter Tucci
    It’s looking increasingly likely that California will get bailed out by the federal government. The Golden State is $70 billion in the hole. Analysts expect that figure to reach $150 billion within four years — and that’s not including the state’s $500 billion unfunded pension liability. Spending needs to be cut dramatically, but it won’t be; the state is too politically dysfunctional to do that. And the election of big-spender Jerry Brown will only make things worse. (Incidentally, Governor-elect Brown recently described his state’s budget problems this way: “It is much worse than I thought. I am shocked.”) Most conservatives...
  • CA: State to phase out energy-sucking light bulbs

    12/20/2010 11:29:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 4+ views
    California Watch ^ | 12/20/10 | Susanne Rust
    Say goodbye to your 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. On Jan. 1, it’ll become increasingly challenging to find one on a store shelf in California. That’s because the state has ordered a phaseout of the high energy-consuming light bulb. The state is pressing to have the old incandescents replaced with newer, more efficient bulbs, such as compact fluorescents, halogens and light-emitting diode light bulbs, or LEDs. And beginning in 2012, 100-watt incandescents will be off the shelves completely. As is typical, California is getting a jump-start on a trend that will begin nationwide in a few years. Three years ago, the...
  • EPA at 40 -- An Agency Out of Control

    12/02/2010 11:45:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/2/10 | Phil Kerpen
    Today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s 40th birthday. Thank you Richard Nixon: you left us a heck of a legacy on this one. The media is sure to tout the remarkable environmental progress in the United States over the past 40 years, and indeed we have never had cleaner air, cleaner water, or more plentiful wildlife. By any objective measure, environmental progress has been remarkable over the past 40 years, but it was also remarkable for decades before the creation of the EPA, and indeed every advanced economy has seen dramatic environmental improvement, regardless of its regulatory model.
  • If the Science Guy passes out and nobody tweets it, did it happen?

    11/17/2010 6:30:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Last night in front of an audience of hundreds at a presentation at the University of Southern California, TV personality Bill Nye — popularly known as the "Science Guy" — collapsed midsentence as he walked toward a podium. Early indications are that Nye is OK, but what's odd about the incident isn't so much Nye's slight health setback as the crowd's reaction. Or, more precisely, its nonreaction, according to several accounts. It appears that the students in attendance, rather than getting up from their seats to rush to Nye's aid, instead pulled out their mobile devices to post information about...
  • Ray Stevens - Throw the Bums Out

    11/02/2010 3:15:22 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q59ZcFguUOo ^ | March 22, 2010 | Ray Stevens
    Ray Stevens - Throw the Bums Out
  • Time's running out for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, countdown to Obama's July 2011 withdrawal begins

    10/25/2010 8:15:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/25/10 | James Gordon Meek
    The tick-tocking sound in Afghanistan is time running out for Team America - and the enemy knows it. It's not only Beltway pundits who have picked over the fine points of President Obama's fuzzy July 2011 Afghan troop withdrawal target date, it's the Taliban, too, from Kabul to Kandahar and Khyber to Karachi. Never mind that Obama and Army Gen. David Petraeus have hedged on that date, promising any pullouts will be "conditions based."
  • TARP also bailed out foreign banks

    09/05/2010 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 4 replies · 1+ views
    marketplace.publicradio.org ^ | August 12, 2010 | marketplace.publicradio.org
    U.S. taxpayers gave $300 billion to bail out U.S. banks, which ultimately helped rescue foreign banks in a globalized system.
  • NJ man gunned down at anti-violence block party

    08/04/2010 9:50:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2010
    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man attending a block party as part of the National Night Out anti-crime initiative was shot and killed in New Jersey's third-largest city. Paterson police say 39-year-old Robert Godfrey was shot in the head while arguing with another man on a crowded street Tuesday.
  • Shrugging Out Podcast: 3-Part Interview with John Xenakis

    06/30/2010 6:53:36 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 3 replies
    The Shrugging Out Podcast ^ | June 30, 2010 | Pete Ferron
    Pete FerronThe Shrugging Out Podcast Pete Ferron conducts an excellent, extended, three-part interview with the founder of Generational Dynamics, John Xenakis, and makes it available to you for free direct listening or download.Interview with Generational Dynamics’ John Xenakis: Part 1Part 2Part 3 After you’ve enjoyed Pete’s interview with John Xenakis, catch Pete’s insightful commentary about the interview:Commentary
  • Bronstein Beat: Is It Ethically Wrong To "Out" Someone?

    06/25/2010 4:49:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    SFGate: Bronstein at Large ^ | 6/25/10 | Phil Bronstein
    Gawker may be the last place you'd expect to see writers expressing righteous indignation over ethical breaches, particularly journalistic ones. But on Wednesday, the site's Hamilton Nolan slammed Lavender Magazinefor outing anti-gay Minneapolis pastor Tom Brock as a gay man. Lavender's sin, according to Nolan, was not about pulling back the curtain on hypocrisy, which has come to be considered justified over the years, but that the reporter went undercover to a 12-step meeting of gay men to get the story.
  • Hill acts to keep Gitmo's inmates out of U.S. -House bill OK'd; Senate one advances

    05/31/2010 9:57:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 192+ views
    wash. times ^ | 5/31/10 | Stephen Dinan
    He has already missed his own self-imposed deadline, and President Obama's plans to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered more setbacks last week when lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol took steps to block him. On Friday the full House voted 282-131 to prevent Mr. Obama from transferring any of the detainees being held at Guantanamo to the United States, while the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a bill Thursday stopping Mr. Obama from buying a new prison to house the detainees.
  • The Shrugging Out Podcast: Episode 11 is out!

    04/21/2010 5:35:43 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 5 replies · 190+ views
    The Shrugging Out Podcast ^ | 4/21/2010 | PackerBoy
    The Shrugging Out Podcast - Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Episode 11: Is it seditious to shrug out?Podcaster and host Pete Ferron starts out by blasting Time columnist Joe Klein's charge that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's recent statements are seditious, or as the elitist Klein puts it, "rubbing up against it [sedition]". This makes Pete sing--literally--Sedition...Sedition! Shrugging Out is all over the news!!! Reality-based New Jersey Governor Chris Christie provides mega-doses of reality to the temporarily-chastened boobs responsible for putting New Jersey into the deep hole it's in today. Thomas Sowell channels the "Shrugging Out Philosophy" by exploring the...