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South Africans Are
Indoctrinated to
Hate Bush, Republicans
Breitbart, by Joel B. Pollack    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 12/10/2013 6:15:45 PM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush, as the American left gleefully observed, was booed by some in the audience at the memorial for Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank in Soweto, Johannesburg on Tuesday. President Barack Obama, in contrast, received a standing ovation--in which, Twitchy notes, Bush joined enthusiastically. Set aside for the moment the fact that Bush has always comported himself with poise and character regarding his successor--a respect that has rarely been reciprocated by Democrats, before or since.

Red flags raised after local drivers
asked for DNA samples at police
checkpoint
KMOV.com(St.Louis), by Matt Sczesny    Original Article
Posted By: Jakester2344- 12/10/2013 6:11:45 PM     Post Reply
Drivers in St. Charles County were asked to take part in a government survey that involved the odd request of blood and saliva samples. One driver who emailed News 4 said a deputy and others dressed in safety vests directed drivers to take part and answer questions about alcohol and driving. The study is being conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and is supposed to be voluntary. Constitutional Law attorney Bob Herman said the study does raise some red flags. “At the point at which a uniformed officer asserts his authority and makes you drive your car off the road or

Democratic N.J. congressman unloads
on Obama for Castro handshake
Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), by Matt Friedman    Original Article
Posted By: scottyboy- 12/10/2013 5:38:36 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8th Dist.), who immigrated to the United States from Cuba as a child, today slammed President Obama for shaking hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa. “I was disappointed to view the handshake between President Obama and the Cuban dictator Raul Castro at what was a moving service to memorialize Nelson Mandela,” Sires said in a statement. Sires is an outspoken critic of the Cuban government. When Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) — another Cuban-American — was going through a series of scandals early this year, Sires suggested that the controversy could

  


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GOP Congressman to Rush: We´re Scared
of Another Shutdown, Will Make Budget Deal
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/10/2013 5:37:36 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Lakeside, California. Hi, Chris. Great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Good morning. Mega dittos, Rush. RUSH: Thank you. Thanks very much. CALLER: Hey, I´m extremely concerned about what´s going on, and I just think people are still in major denial here about what´s going on. My husband and I recent -- RUSH: With what? CALLER: Well, with Obamacare and what really is the purpose of it. We went up to the Reagan library, which I´d never been up before, and I actually got rejuvenated by reading all his wonderful quotes and his positive and his love for his country and all

New Jersey Sen. Robert
Menendez gets engaged
New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: scottyboy- 12/10/2013 5:31:03 PM     Post Reply
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez popped the question to girlfriend Alicia Mucci in the Capitol Rotunda Monday. Menendez, who has two children from his first marriage, celebrated his engagement at the White House Congressional Ball, hosted by Joe Biden since President Obama traveled to South Africa for Nelson Mandela´s funeral. The news was first reported by Politico´s Mike Allen but Tuesday morning, Menendez took to Twitter to thank "my family & friends for their love & congrats." Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was among those who passed on their good wishes on Twitter.
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Santa Warns In Greenpeace Video
Christmas Will Be Canceled Due
To Global Warming
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/10/2013 5:30:12 PM     Post Reply
Greenpeace is warning children the world over Santa Claus might not be bringing gifts to them because of global warming. A “Save the Arctic” video released by the environmental group shows a sullen and dirty Santa – played by Jim Carter of “Downton Abbey” — in a dark, concrete room with water dripping from the ceiling. “Dear children, I regrettably bring bad tidings. For some time now, melting ice here in the North Pole has made our operations and our day-to-day life intolerable and impossible and there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas,” Santa warned in the Greenpeace video. Santa claims

America in the Midst
of a Great Plunge
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/10/2013 5:28:01 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: If I may -- and I can because it´s who I am and it´s my program -- if I may be serious for just a brief moment. For those of you who are relatively young in the audience, you may find it hard to believe this, but there was a day not that long ago -- where I don´t care what party he came from -- no president would join this collection of people, for whatever occasion going on in South Africa. There was a day where the United States and its president would not deign to associate with

  


  

Why Did Mandela Go to Prison?
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/10/2013 5:16:52 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Mount Airy, North Carolina. George, you´re first. Great to have you. CALLER: Rush, it´s an honor to talk to you on the radio today. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I´m calling about, obviously, Nelson Mandela. I´ve been doing a lot of history of South Africa. I travel with people from United States to Robben Island on a yearly basis, and we do a lot of history of, you know, Nelson Mandela and so forth. RUSH: You travel to Robben Island on a yearly basis, you said? CALLER: Yes. RUSH: With people from America? CALLER: From America, yes. I´m a former South African living in the United

Why Mandela’s Communist Party
membership is important
New Statesman (UK), by Martin Plaut    Original Article
Posted By: scottyboy- 12/10/2013 5:13:42 PM     Post Reply
On the day of Nelson Mandela’s death the South African Communist Party chose to reveal a fact that it had long denied: that he was a party member. Indeed, at the time of his arrest he was on the Central Committee. The statement read: "At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party´s Central Committee... After his release from prison in 1990, Cde Madiba became a great and close friend of the communists till his last days." Commenting on this revelation,

Those Unattainable Invincibles
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/10/2013 5:13:26 PM     Post Reply
On Friday we analyzed a fatuous article in which the Washington Post´s Ryan Cooper tried to reassure his left-liberal readers that they needn´t worry about the next phase of the ObamaCare disaster--that is, the third phase, known as "adverse selection." Adverse selection will occur when young, healthy adults fail to purchase insurance at inflated prices, which ObamaCare needs them to do to sustain the artificially low premiums of the middle-aged and those with pre-existing conditions. Well, you´ll never guess who´s terrified of adverse selection. "Only 29% of uninsured young people now say they plan to sign up for Obamacare," warns an

Today´s Soap Opera: Obama Shakes Hands
with Castro, Takes Selfie, Thrills Media
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/10/2013 5:11:19 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: I tell you, folks, it´s a sick world out there. It is just an absolutely depraved and sick world out there. It´s so depraved and sick I don´t know if I can tell you about this. Well, here. No, I´ll save it. I´ll save it. I´m not gonna start the show with this. It would be better to start the show with the soap opera. Can you believe it? This is a great illustration of how the soap opera script works. Great illustration of how the behavior of the Drive-Bys, who are the script writers for the daily soap

  


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Quick sale in Fisker bankruptcy
remains on track
Associated Press, by Randall Chase    Original Article
Posted By: scottyboy- 12/10/2013 4:57:47 PM     Post Reply
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved court documents outlining a sale process for failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive The judge on Tuesday granted interim approval of Fisker´s description of its bankruptcy plan and the process for creditors to vote on it, although he expressed concerns about the quick pace with which the case was moving. Attorneys for the committee of unsecured creditors said they agree with the current case schedule. Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker, which had planned to build cars in Delaware, filed for bankruptcy protection last month, ending a long downward spiral after receiving a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S.

Bill McCartney keeps
station on a stone as
life keeps changing
Denver Post, by John Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: bldrrepub- 12/10/2013 4:52:26 PM     Post Reply
It’s 6 a.m. during Panera Bread. Outside is lifeless, black as night on a tundra. A winter solidify is fighting to settle in. Inside a grill is dull solely for 6 prime organisation huddled around a dilemma list with iPads and laptops and coffees and cinnamon rolls. An older, silver-haired gentleman, whose grin and still-handsome face confute his 73 years, shortly joins them. He afterwards does what he has finished scarcely each day of his life. He opens a Bible. “Let us pray,” Bill McCartney says.

Doctor Posts Newspaper Notice:
Closing Due to Obamacare
Townhall Magazine, by Sarah Jean Seman    Original Article
Posted By: scottyboy- 12/10/2013 4:42:48 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare realities just became a little more intense in the Bluegrass State. Requirements in the Affordable Care Act presented Kentucky Dr. Stephen Kiteck with obstacles he “just couldn’t overcome.” This tweet helped uncover the story: Dr. Kiteck verified the ad to Townhall Tuesday: “It’s pretty basic really. The reason is that Obamacare requires electronic medical records and electronic prescribing and I simply don’t have the finances at this time to go into debt to provide that for my office, it would just be a complete new transfer of electronic equipment in my office for that. So for me, at my age, I’m just not

Reid says Senate will not extend farm law
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 4:25:13 PM     Post Reply
Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can´t agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week. House leaders have reserved space on their agenda this week for extending the current law until the end of January. Lawmakers fear that milk prices might rise sharply if dairy subsidies expire Jan. 1. The House and Senate have passed separate versions, but with widespread differences over crop subsidies and how much to cut food stamps. House Speaker John Boehner said last week that the House should extend the current law while negotiators seek

  


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Democrats use new power
to tilt appeals court
Associated Press, by Henry C. Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 4:21:16 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Majority Democrats in the Senate won approval Tuesday for one of President Barack Obama´s key judicial nominees, the first of his picks to win confirmation since they weakened the chamber´s filibuster rules. Senators voted 56-38 to approve Washington lawyer Patricia Millett to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the nation´s second most powerful court. Both sides saw Millett´s appointment as pivotal. It will give Democratic-appointed judges a 5-4 majority over those chosen by Republican presidents for that court, which rules on the legality of White House actions and federal agency regulations. Obama praised

The Damage of a Handshake
National Review Online, by Otto J. Reich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/10/2013 4:13:55 PM     Post Reply
American presidents should avoid shaking the hand of dictators, especially those that have American blood on theirs. One example of many: Raul Castro was Minister of Defense in 1996 when Cuban Air Force MiGs, cold-bloodedly and over international airspace, destroyed two civilian U.S. airplanes with four American rescue workers on board. President Clinton rightly condemned the attack as cowardly, while Raul Castro decorated his pilots for bravery. That incident alone illustrates the difference between the two systems that are embodied in the two leaders. President Obama seems unaware of the importance of his office or of the mantle of honor

Left Hook
Slate, by David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/10/2013 4:12:04 PM     Post Reply
Before we all forget about the latest spat between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the banks, before it’s downgraded to an anecdote in Game Change III: The Changeling, let’s reflect on how the media got dragged into it and covered the story on Warren’s terms. Short version: Two honchos at the center-left think tank Third Way wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed warning that a proposal to expand Social Security was foolishness and “economic populism is a dead end for Democrats.” A clutch of progressives—or, if you prefer, economic populists—demanded that elected Democrats distance themselves from the op-ed. The senior senator

Jobs doctor’s house
deal raises eyebrows
New York Post, by Kaja Whitehouse    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/10/2013 4:07:40 PM     Post Reply
Fresh questions about Steve Jobs’ liver transplant have been raised after it emerged that the doctor who performed the surgery spent two years in the Memphis, Tenn., house Jobs bought for his recovery. Dr. James Eason, who performed the March 2009 liver transplant, moved into the palatial house Jobs bought for his recovery just a few months after the operation, according to a report. It isn’t the first time questions have been raised over whether Jobs, a California resident, received an unfair advantage in landing the Memphis transplant. Eason lived in the house in midtown Memphis for two years before

Obamacare´s next threat:
Inertia among the uninsured
CNBC, by Dan Mangan    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/10/2013 4:05:44 PM     Post Reply
There´s knowing what you have to do and then there´s actually doing it. And the results of a new survey suggest the health-care reform law may be falling short on both accounts among the uninsured—the group Obamacare is designed to help the most. The findings of the survey by the Transamerica Center for Health Studies suggest that Obamacare´s goal of providing affordable health insurance to millions of Americans faces widespread inertia. Although more of the survey´s respondents knew about components of the law compared with a prior survey over the summer, not many of those polled are enrolling for coverage

  



‘Because’ Is the New ‘Whatever’
American Magazine, by Robert McHenry    Original Article
Posted By: eagleblurst- 12/10/2013 4:01:17 PM     Post Reply
A minor eruption of articles and blog posts has noted the emergence of a new grammatical entity, the “prepositional because.” That’s the label for this construction: “Let´s start with the dull stuff, because pragmatism.” That’s how one of the articles, in The Atlantic, cleverly begins. “Because,” up to now one of the popular subordinating conjunctions, here is dubbed a preposition because, well, nothing else even remotely fits. Much discussion has ensued about the linguistic versatility of the construction. It turns out, upon examination, that “because” can be followed not just by a noun but by a verb, an adjective, or

Dan Rather’s Obsession
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/10/2013 4:00:56 PM     Post Reply
Dan Rather was once among the most powerful figures in American media. Which is why watching him today is a particularly poignant and painful thing. Consider Mr. Rather’s appearance with CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday night. When asked about the recent, erroneous Benghazi report on 60 Minutes that led to a leave of absence for reporter Lara Logan, Rather compared that story to the one that ruined his career: “With our story, the one that led to our difficulty, no question the story was true. What the complaint… was ‘Okay, your story was true, but the way you got to the truth was

Praising MSNBC with faint damn
Breitbart the Conversation, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2013 3:31:46 PM     Post Reply
In response to Dylan Byers: MSNBC Is Everything the Left Accuses Fox News of Being: The Byers criticism of MSNBC was interesting and significant because it exists at all, but he´s still praising them with faint damn. He goes out of his way to drag Fox down to their level over and over again; he´s willing to concede that MSNBC might be as bad as Fox, when to any objective observer, there is simply no comparison. MSNBC is a gutter-dwelling performance-art interpretation of a shrieking-loon far left website, not a news channel with a high percentage of left-leaning opinion.

BBC sends 100 staff to South Africa
for Nelson Mandela memorial
Telegraph (UK), by Claire Carter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/10/2013 3:25:44 PM     Post Reply
More than 100 members of the BBC have been deployed to South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela’s death and memorial service. Staff were flown out to cover the story in the week the corporation received more than 1,000 complaints from viewers about local news and the storms being ignored to cover his death. (Snip) Far fewer staff were dedicated to the coverage on other channels, with nine people including a presenter, correspondents and camera operator from ITV sent out to South Africa. A spokeswoman for the BBC said: “Over a ten-day period we expect to have deployed around 120 journalists, technicians and support

Obama-Castro Handshake: MSNBC´s Chuck
Todd Rips Fox News for ´Pandering´
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/10/2013 3:15:32 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC anchor and NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd lashed out at Fox News for what he described as "pandering to an audience" over their coverage of President Obama´s enthusiastic handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro at Tuesday´s memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Chuck Todd ? @chucktodd Follow Really? An entire segment on a handshake? Good grief; pandering to an audience 10:37 AM - 10 Dec 2013 The irony of an MSNBC anchor accusing another network of pandering to their audience requires no explanation. Todd joins CNN, Politico´s Dylan Byers, and a number of other

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