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McCaskill: Nah, I "Probably" Wouldn´t
Want Obama Campaigning With Me Either
Townhall, by Daniel Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 12:40:40 PM     Post Reply
“I’m trying to be really candid and honest on this show,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said today on Morning Joe. And to her great credit, she was. When asked if she would ever invite the president to campaign with her in Missouri if she was up for re-election, she didn’t hesitate. “Probably not,” she intoned. From WFB: (Video) I’d have to disagree with that last bit. If, for instance, it isn’t a big deal for Obama to go and campaign with vulnerable red state Senate Democrats, then why was Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) literally hiding from him when he spoke

What AOL´s Tim Armstrong Got Right
Bloomberg, by Megan McArdle    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/11/2014 12:01:17 PM     Post Reply
Wonder why it’s so hard to “bend the cost curve” in health care? Look no further than the universal freakout over AOL Inc. chief executive officer Tim Armstrong’s recent remarks. For those who haven’t been following along at home, a recap: Last week, AOL Inc. announced that it was changing the way it handled its 401(k) match. Instead of putting the matching money in as workers put in their contributions, it would award the account-match dollars in a lump sum at the end of the year. Moreover, if you left the company during the year, you’d lose all of your matched

The Costs of the Environmentalism Cult
FrontPage, by Bruce Thornton    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/11/2014 11:50:45 AM     Post Reply
California is in the third year of a drought, but the problem isn’t a lack of water. The snowfall in the Sierra provides enough to help us ride out the years of drought. All we need to do is store it. But California hasn’t built a new dam in 35 years. Worse than that, every year we dump 1.6 million acre-feet of water––about enough to serve 3.2 million families for a year––into the Pacific Ocean in order to protect an allegedly “endangered” 3-inch bait-fish called the Delta smelt. California’s $45 billion agricultural industry, a global breadbasket that produces nearly half

  


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Iranian Poet Hanged
Commentary Magazine, by Michael Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 11:47:32 AM     Post Reply
Iranian authorities have reportedly hanged Hashem Shaabani, a poet which the regime has accused of being “an enemy of God.” His execution should do more than anything else to provide an opportunity for Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Samantha Power to embrace moral clarity, for it does more than anything to show the undeniable cruelty of the Islamic Republic and its murderous ideology. There is a tendency in the State Department—the administration does not matter—to repress discussion of human rights out of fear that to discuss them will risk progress on harder national-security issues like the nuclear deal

George Clooney and Bill Murray tell
Britain: hand back the Elgin Marbles
Telegraph [UK], by Anita Singh    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/11/2014 11:43:03 AM     Post Reply
George Clooney and Bill Murray, stars of The Monuments Men, have waded into the long-running row over the Elgin Marbles by saying Britain should hand the treasures back to Greece. The classical sculptures were taken from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century. They were acquired by parliament in 1816 and currently reside in the British Museum. [Snip] Clooney and Murray offered their opinions at a London press conference for their new film, The Monuments Men, in which they play members of an Allied team tasked with retrieving artworks looted by the Nazis.

Gallup Poll Dashes Texas Democrats’
Hopes to Turn the Lone Star State Blue
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 11:38:37 AM     Post Reply
The Texas Democratic Party, and the national Democrats along with them, have a racist strategy to flip Texas from reliably Republican to purple or even blue. Talk to any Democrat leader here or nationally and they will admit that they have no intention to change or moderate any of their policies. They are not going to back away from their high-tax, anti-business policies, and they are not going to moderate on abortion or lend any meaningful support on the Second Amendment (Wendy Davis’ unconvincing conversion on open carry only serving to reinforce the Democrats’ party position). They won’t even step

Shirley Temple Dies at Age 85:
Her Greatest Moments on Film
Wall Street Journal, by Christopher John Farley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 11:17:05 AM     Post Reply
Former child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85. Known off camera as Shirley Temple Black, she passed away at her home outside of San Francisco, according to the Associated Press. She was America’s top box office draw from 1935 to 1938, and an icon of musical films and light entertainment. She starred in such movies as “Curly Top,” “The Little Colonel” and “The Littlest Rebel.” Her purity and pluckiness were embraced by a country suffering through the Great Depression. She often played an orphan who overcame the odds. Her early success in films didn’t carry over

  


  

To Avoid Becoming The Next
Detroit, Puerto Rico Needs
Growth, Not Taxes
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/11/2014 11:10:46 AM     Post Reply
Tax And Spend: Puerto Rico´s debt has been cut to junk by two credit rating agencies, prompting an outcry from officials of the recession-hit island that, after all, they´ve hiked taxes. Well, that´s the problem right there. It´s hard to not feel some sympathy for Puerto Rico´s new governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who upon entering office last year inherited a hog-wallow of $70 billion in debt, according to a long piece in the weekend´s New York Times. The governor cut spending by 2%, balanced his budget a year ahead of schedule, reformed public pensions and reduced the territory´s deficit by 70%. It wasn´t

A Little Birdy Tells Me…
Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 11:02:51 AM     Post Reply
Next up on the potential Breitbart News chopping block: Larry O’Connor, who also hosts WMAL’s morning radio program. Mysteriously, his byline hasn’t been seen for two months. In addition, his Twitter bio makes zero mention of Breitbart News. Wouldn’t a writer be proud to say where he or she worked? Well, where is O’Connor’s byline? According to sources associated with the outlet who wish to remain anonymous, O’Connor has been crawling across glass (so to speak) to get out of his contract, and if the stars align just right it may soon happen. Officially, he has worked for the company since the

Whoah! Obama´s Opulent State
Dinners Cost The Taxpayer About
Half A Million Dollars Each
Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexican    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2014 10:57:20 AM     Post Reply
Obama is having a grand old time with his socialist buddy President Francois Hollande of France on his visit, and for the first time ever, Americans will get a view of just how much a State dinner costs them. It took thirteen months for the State Department to respond to the request for the costs of such dinners, but here they are! CBS News has obtained the Office of Protocol’s expense calculations for the first five state dinners of the Obama presidency. Nov. 24, 2009 – State dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India. $572,187.36 May 19, 2010 – State dinner for President

Witness: Car in USF students´
crash ´flew by me´
Tampa Tribune, by Keith Morelli    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/11/2014 10:54:01 AM     Post Reply
A sport-utility vehicle may have driven four miles or more in the wrong direction on Interstate 275 before crashing head-on into a car carrying four University of South Florida fraternity members and killing them. Troopers today were reviewing evidence from the horrific wreck, which also killed the driver of the SUV. Who he is and why he was driving the wrong way early Sunday morning remained unanswered questions. One key to the answers: Which entrance onto the interstate did the driver take to end up going south in the northbound lanes — or did he make a U-turn across the

  


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GOP plan to repair
Obamacare,not repeal it
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 2/11/2014 10:52:18 AM     Post Reply
There´s no doubt the vast majority of Republicans in Congress would repeal Obamacare if they could. Most GOP "alternative" bills begin with a clause to repeal the Affordable Care Act before proceeding to outline new policies to put in its place. Of course, GOP lawmakers don´t have any hope of actually repealing the law as long as Barack Obama, and his veto pen, are in the White House.Now some Republicans are looking at what might be done to undo as much as possible of the Democrats´ national health care scheme without actually repealing it. If Obamacare´s problems continue to mount

Police cite man dressed as
banana carrying AK-47
KBMT [Beaumont, TX], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2014 10:38:02 AM     Post Reply
A Beaumont man was cited by police after riling up motorists by standing at an intersection carrying an AK-47 while dressed as a banana. Derek Poe, owner of Golden Triangle Tactical gun shop, said the stunt was part of the store´s grand opening after moving locations. Poe said the man in the banana suit was holding an AK-47 across his back with the barrel pointing down and holding a sign with an arrow pointing toward the store. He said this idea was to attract customers to the store. A Beaumont police spokesperson said officers temporarily detained the 18-year-old and found he had the rifle

Another strange Obama
admininstration arms purchase
American Thinker, by Lee DeCovnick    Original Article
Posted By: Da Bear- 2/11/2014 10:34:48 AM     Post Reply
On July 29, 2013, the Department of the Army in a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation, Solicitation Number W15QKN13T8513, asked the General Services Administration to procure "592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity". That many magazines would require 17.8 million rounds just fill each magazine once. What nation or even what moderate Syrian rebel group needs that kind of firepower?

GOP Will Bring Amnesty
Back After Election
Canada Free Press, by J.D. Longstreet    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 2/11/2014 10:23:02 AM     Post Reply
They’ve lost what little trust I had in them. The Establishment Republicans in the US House of Representatives, I mean. Let me be clear. If the GOP manages to pass amnesty for illegal aliens through the House of Representatives before November of 2016, they will have to ram it down the throats of the conservative base. If they are prepared to do that, then we invite then to, by all means, go for it. But they should be prepared to assume minority party status in a three party system afterwards. I say that because conservatives are preparing to bolt the party and

  


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Gym memberships add Obamacare tax
WNYW [MyFoxNY], by Luke Funk    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2014 10:19:45 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK - Some people who are members of the health club Planet Fitness are finding their membership costs have gone up because of the Affordable Health Care Act. A sign posted at a Falls Church, Va. location says "Holders of Black Card memberships will be required to pay a tax on these memberships Starting January 1, 2014 as required by the implementation of provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act. This is not a change in your membership fee but rather a tax required by the government." Ashley Pratte, who works for the Young America´s Foundation, took the photo. She wrote

Michelle’s dogs apparently dine on
china and crystal
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/11/2014 10:10:16 AM     Post Reply
Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china. “Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793. One dog appears to be wearing a jeweled necklace. The other is wearing a red ribbon. Obama’s media courtiers applauded the ostentatious display of canine luxury

Poll: Most Coloradans
think pot law hurts image
Associated Press, by Nicholas Riccardi    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/11/2014 9:53:09 AM     Post Reply
DENVER — Colorado voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state, according to a new poll released Monday. The Quinnipiac University Poll found that 51 percent of voters overall believe the measure is bad for the state´s reputation, while 38 percent see it as a net positive. Among voters 18 to 29, 57 percent say legal marijuana is good for the state´s image. Among voters older than 65, 67 percent say it´s bad. Overall 58 percent of people surveyed still support the law passed in 2012, the

FDA warns against eating Uncle Ben’s infused
rice products served at schools, restaurants
Washington Post, by Lena H. Sun    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2014 9:46:16 AM     Post Reply
The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food-service institutions after children in three states suffered burning, itching rashes and headaches and nausea linked to the rice. Mars Foodservices of Greenville, Miss., is recalling five- and 25-pound bags of Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products. Uncle Ben’s products sold in supermarkets and other retail outlets are not involved. Although the recalled product is not typically marketed to individual consumers, it may be available over the Internet and at warehouse-type retailers. A statement from Mars Foodservices said the illnesses may be

´Food desert´ fallacy shocks liberals
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/11/2014 9:37:41 AM     Post Reply
It turns out that you can bring produce sections to poor neighborhoods, but you can´t get poor people to eat healthier food. This comes as a shock to liberals who believe in the comprehensive theory of victimology -- that all problems afflicting people who fall into ethnic, sexual, or other identities regarded as victims are due to external factors, not to their own choices. (snip)The deranged premise behind the entire "food desert" theory was that crass corporations were bypassing the opportunity to sell healthy foods to poor people out of malice, or at best ignorance. The idea that local people

  



Obamacare Employer Mandate
Once Again Altered By Royal Decree
Human Events, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: JimR3- 2/11/2014 9:35:42 AM     Post Reply
Hear ye, hear ye, humble subjects of His Most Benevolent Majesty, King Barack I, Destroyer of Insurance and Slayer of Jobs! By royal decree, it has been proclaimed that the employer mandates of His Majesty’s most glorious achievement – which some of you filthy peasants have been heard sniggering is “the settled law of the land,” in the same tone of voice you might use to describe the S.S. Titanic as “unsinkable” – shall once again be delayed. Let all in the land accept the new dates as chiseled in the hard granite of absolute law… until such time as

Local Psychologist A Former Skeptic,
Now Trains Priests In Exorcisms
CBS PITTSBURGH (KDKA), by Andy Sheehan    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 2/11/2014 9:35:20 AM     Post Reply
So, exorcism might seem like fiction. But did you know that the Vatican has actually encouraged every Catholic diocese to have a trained exorcist on staff? A local psychologist is an expert who is traveling around the world to train those priests. Once he was a skeptic, but he tells KDKA’s Andy Sheehan, after assisting in nearly 100 exorcisms, his experiences have made him a believer. For the past 10 years Adam Blai has been on the front line. “Basically, it’s a war between heaven and hell,” says Blai. “That’s been going on since Creation started, and it’s a war

Obama’s warmed-over fudge
on global warming
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/11/2014 9:35:14 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, but his oath of office shouldn’t be confused with the courtroom oath requiring witnesses to “tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” With every passing week, the whoppers served up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue grow ever more supersized, and in sheer size, nothing tops the fib about global warming. In his State of the Union speech, Mr. Obama said that “the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” He knows better. Climate has never been static, even before the conveniences and machinery of the Industrial Revolution provoked an

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