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Jeter meant just as much to
baseball as he did to Yankees
Fox Sports, by Jon Paul Morosi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:49:39 AM     Post Reply
Two entities must replace Derek Jeter: the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. The Steinbrenners may have the easier job. The Yankees will have a new shortstop in 2015. Jeter made that official Wednesday, announcing his retirement effective at the end of this season. The Yankees don´t have an obvious heir in the farm system, but rest assured that Brian Cashman will identify a successor — through free agency, trade or promotion — at some point in the next 14 months. From that standpoint, the timing isn´t bad. Hanley Ramirez, Asdrubal Cabrera, J.J. Hardy, and Jed Lowrie will be free agents next winter.

Despite U.S. warnings,
Afghanistan releases detainees
Reuters, by Hamid Shalizi & Missy Ryan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:34:39 AM     Post Reply
Kabul - The Afghan government released 65 detainees on Thursday who the United States has warned pose a serious security threat, a move that further strains already tense U.S.-Afghan ties as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said the prisoners had been released from a detention facility near the Afghan capital, Kabul, and would be sent back to their respective home areas throughout Afghanistan. The U.S. embassy in Kabul called it a "deeply regrettable" move that ran counter to a 2012 agreement on detainees. "The Afghan government bears responsibility for the results

Comcast to buy Time
Warner Cable for $45 billion
Associated Press, by Ryan Nakashima    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:23:44 AM     Post Reply
Los Angeles - Comcast Corp. has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, two people familiar with the matter said late Wednesday. The deal will combine the nation’s top two cable TV companies and make Comcast, which also owns NBCUniversal, a dominant force in both creating and delivering entertainment to U.S. homes. The deal was approved by the boards of both companies and, pending regulatory approval, is expected to close by the end of the year, the people said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced formally. An announcement is set for

  


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Another American on
the government´s kill list
Los Angeles Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:12:56 AM     Post Reply
Reports that the United States may target another U.S. citizen for death because of his alleged involvement in terrorism are troubling, especially in light of unanswered questions about the drone attack in Yemen in 2011 that killed the U.S.-born Anwar Awlaki. This time, the potential target is said to be in Pakistan. If the United States is again to deliberately take the life of one of its citizens without due process of law, leaders from the president on down must, at the very least, offer specific and credible proof that such action was absolutely necessary to prevent imminent attacks on Americans and that capturing the suspected terrorist was impossible.

Woody Allen vs. Dylan
Farrow, art vs. scandal
Los Angeles Times, by Meghan Daum    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:01:35 AM     Post Reply
Want to make a really bad time for yourself on social media? Register an opinion about Dylan Farrow´s letter published by the New York Times on Feb. 2 stating that her father, Woody Allen, sexually abused her some two decades ago when she was 7. Better yet, register an opinion that stops short of totally vilifying either Allen, who despite the general ick factor of his attraction to younger women was never charged with a crime, or Farrow, who makes a powerful case despite its lack of concrete evidence (not unusual in such situations). Pretty soon — probably within seconds — you'll have the Facebook equivalent of a sun shower.

Todd Palin: Sarah Palin Would
Win Pres Election ´Hands Down´
if Media Weren´t Biased
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 1:43:57 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin´s husband said that his wife would win a presidential election "hands down" if the media covered Republicans and Democrats fairly and without bias. When asked in an interview on Inside Edition that aired Tuesday, Todd Palin suggested that if the media were not like WWE referees who try to swing the outcome of matches, Palin would win a presidential election in a landslide. Todd said that Sarah "would win hands down, in my mind, if the media did their job and presented each candidate on experience and their policy and their ideas." When asked if he would potentially

Israel at a Point of No Return —
In the Right Direction
PJ Media, by Spengler (David Goldman)    Original Article
Posted By: lvmatt- 2/13/2014 1:28:31 AM     Post Reply
I should like to advance a conjecture which I lack the qualifications to adequately develop: The global Left, and the Israeli Left most of all, perceives that the clock is running out, and has worked itself up into a froth of hysteria against Israel. The world of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where there are no countries and no religions, is about to dissipate like last night’s marijuana fumes. The demographic time bomb that worries the Left is not the relative increase of Arab vs. Jewish populations between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, speciously cited by John Kerry and a hostof

  


  

Busch Gardens roller coaster stops mid-ride
Tampa Tribune, by Jose Patino Girona    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/12/2014 11:49:31 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA — Everything was fine on the roller coaster - at first. Every seat was taken on the Cheetah Hunt ride at Busch Gardens at about 2:30 p.m. The 16 people on board, ranging from teenagers to those in their 70s, braced themselves for the rush that comes with defying gravity. Then, unexpectedly, the ride stopped, with the cars about 60 feet up in the air. The ride operator tried to nudge the cars back to their station, but that didn’t work. To make matters worse, a storm was heading toward the park. For one of the few times in

Federal judge temporarily blocks
Okla. pharmacy from selling drug
to Missouri for execution
Associated Press, by Tim Talley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/12/2014 10:37:19 PM     Post Reply
Oklahoma City — A federal judge agreed late Wednesday to temporarily block an Oklahoma pharmacy from providing an execution drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for use in an upcoming lethal injection. The temporary restraining order was issued in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Tulsa by Missouri death row inmate Michael Taylor. His attorneys allege that the department contracts with The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa to provide compounded pentobarbital, the drug set to be used in Taylor´s execution on Feb. 26. The lawsuit argued that several recent executions involving the drug indicate it will likely cause Taylor

Michael Behenna wins parole
Oklahoman [Oklahoma City], by Chris Casteel    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/12/2014 10:22:24 PM     Post Reply
Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna has won parole and will be released from Fort Leavenworth on March 14, his mother, Vicki Behenna, said Wednesday. Behenna, who was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone, learned early Wednesday morning and called his parents in Oklahoma City. “We go between tears and laughing,” Vicki Behenna, of Edmond, told The Oklahoman. “I’m just so thankful. I’m just so very very thankful. It’s wonderful.” Behenna, 30, has served five years of a 15-year sentence. He was convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi man connected to al-Qaida while questioning him.

Obama’s Weekend in Sunnylands,
With Lots of TV
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 10:14:32 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama has added an item to his agenda for Presidents’ Day weekend: The leader of the free world is looking forward to binge-watching DVDs of his latest favorite television show: HBO’s edgy new “True Detective” series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Mr. Obama made a point of approaching HBO’s chief executive, Richard Plepler, at the state dinner for France on Tuesday night. “Where is my True Detective and Game of Thrones?” Mr. Obama asked Mr. Plepler as he told him that the coming weekend would be a good time to have the DVDs. That Mr. Obama

  


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Juan Carlos Chavez executed for
1995 rape, murder of Jimmy Ryce
Associated Press, by Tamara Lush    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/12/2014 9:56:01 PM     Post Reply
STARKE, Fla. — A man was executed Wednesday night in Florida for raping and killing a 9-year-old boy 18 years ago, a death that spurred the victim´s parents to press nationwide for stronger sexual predator confinement laws and better handling of child abduction cases. Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, was pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, according to Gov. Rick Scott´s office. Chavez made no final statement in the death chamber, though prison officials said he had submitted something in writing. He moved his feet frequently after the injection began at 8:02 p.m.

The rehabilitation of Hillary Clinton
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/12/2014 9:53:59 PM     Post Reply
While Hillary Rodham Clinton has all but vanished, hitting the speaker’s circuit at $200,000 a pop and bouncing between her two palatial mansions in New York and Washington, the press corps is working overtime to rebuild her tarnished reputation. First came The New York Times with a lengthy “investigative” piece of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi terrorist attack. The 7,500-word tome ignored the former secretary of state’s role in the deaths of four Americans. What’s more, the Times never mentioned Mrs. Clinton — not once — and concluded that the attack “was fueled in large part by anger at an

Impeach President Romney?
PowerLine, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 9:46:47 PM     Post Reply
Thought experiment: What would the media and the Left (but I repeat. . .) be saying if President Romney was rewriting Obamacare on his own executive authority, delaying the business mandate, etc.? My guess is they’d be screaming for Romney’s impeachment. Turns out National Review‘s Charles Cooke was way ahead of me—well, at least a day ahead of me—with this same inquiry. Only he fleshes it out in more detail: Washington D. C. — In a move certain to please his conservative supporters and infuriate his critics, President Romney announced this afternoon that his administration would make yet another change to

Linda Greenhouse´s Phony Stories
National Review, by Ramesh Ponnuru    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/12/2014 9:43:37 PM     Post Reply
New York Times legal writer Linda Greenhouse recently presented her take on two cases before the Supreme Court. (I ran into it via an approving comment by Isaac Chotiner at The New Republic.) In this post, I’ll examine what she says about the Little Sisters of the Poor case. The nuns are apparently exhibiting “sustained aggressiveness” in asserting “a claim by religion for primacy in the public square.” She says that the Obama administration is not actually imposing any burden on the nuns’ consciences, and so she can’t understand why “the Supreme Court—all nine justices—appears to have fallen for [the

  


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Planned Parenthood Pays $2
Million for Wrongful Death,
Press Ignores
Newsbusters, by Jill Stanek    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 9:40:58 PM     Post Reply
Late last week came the news that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation have agreed to pay $2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the surviving young son of a woman who died after an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in 2012. This is huge news, no? Were this a settlement to a family whose loved one died because a hospital refused her an abortion, it would be broadcast everywhere.On July 20, 2012, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves, pictured right, died after a late-term abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center from uncontrolled bleeding,

Official: Deal With Devil
Prompted Girl´s Killing
Associated Press, by Juan A. Lozano    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/12/2014 9:30:51 PM     Post Reply
Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Jose E. Reyes and a 16-year-old boy are accused of disfiguring the girl´s body, including carving an upside down crucifix on her stomach. Reyes and the 16-year-old boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, each face a capital murder charge for the death of Corriann Cervantes. Authorities say that after the boys lured Cervantes to a vacant apartment in southeast Houston on Feb.

The era of the epically failed presidency
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/12/2014 9:27:39 PM     Post Reply
When President Obama’s term expires in January 2017, we will have completed roughly one-sixth of the 21st century. How will the American political history of the period be remembered? Quite likely, it will be remembered, fairly or not, for two badly botched presidencies — one of them mainly for a botched war; the other mainly for a botched overhaul of our health care system. President Bush initiated a war that he hoped would help transform the Middle East for the better. The war went well at first. But then events failed to validate its primary stated justification — the alleged

Cuomo: ‘I was not saying anyone
should leave the state’
Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 9:24:30 PM     Post Reply
People misunderstood New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when he said conservatives “have no place in the state of New York,” the Democratic governor explained Wednesday. “I was not saying anyone should leave the state, right? And anyone who heard the comments knows that’s not what I was saying,” Cuomo said when asked about his comments at a press conference. “To the extent people want to have a political dialogue, that’s what it is.” Cuomo came under fire from conservatives last month when he said “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the state of

Map Shows Dozens of U.S. Military
Ships Stationed In North Africa
Waters During Benghazi Attack
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2014 9:21:34 PM     Post Reply
Government watchdog Judicial Watch has released an unclassified map showing the military fleet positions the night of the 9/11 Benghazi terror attack. The map shows dozens of military ships, including two aircraft carriers and 13 destroyers, were stationed in the North Africa Area of Responsibility when radical Islamic militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, a survivor of the attack, waited severely wounded on a roof with Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty for 20 hours before help arrived. Woods and Doherty were killed

  



The South descends into chaos AGAIN:
Drivers forced to abandon their cars on
the highway as five are killed, 480,000
without power, and 3,500 flights canceled
Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/12/2014 9:19:39 PM     Post Reply
The South is descending into chaos again as the second major winter storm in three weeks walloped the region with snow, sleet and freezing rain--killing nine people, knocking out power to nearly half a million homes and canceling 3,500 flights. On major roads and highways Wednesday evening, it seemed like a bad bout of déjà vu as hundreds of stranded drivers were forced to abandon their cars and walk to shelter after they were caught in the brunt of the storm. This time the disaster scenes played out in North Carolina. Residents of Atlanta, which was battered just two weeks

Fox News Poll: Voters don’t like
President Obama bypassing Congress
Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 9:14:58 PM     Post Reply
When President Barack Obama took an unplanned stop on the tour of Thomas Jefferson’s home Monday, he joked to French President Francois Hollande, “That’s the good thing as a president -- I can do whatever I want.” The remark made headlines because Obama’s critics have long said he acts like he really believes that. Among the most recent examples, they cite Obama’s State of the Union declaration that he plans to take policy actions “with or without Congress” -- and this week’s White House announcement that it is delaying another key deadline in the health care law Congress passed in

Jon Karl to Jay Carney: When
Can We Admit Obama’s Syria
Policy an ‘Absolute Failure?’
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2014 9:11:26 PM     Post Reply
During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, ABC News’ Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl probed Press Sec. Jay Carney over the progress of President Barack Obama’s policy aimed at addressing the threat posed by the Syrian civil war. Karl pointedly asked Carney whether it was time to acknowledge that Obama’s Syria policy has been an “absolute failure.” “Isn’t it time to acknowledge that, when it comes to easing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, that the president’s policy has been an absolute failure?” Karl asked. “I mean, you had the Director of National Intelligence tell Congress that the situation on the ground

Why the Media Sees Bridgegate
as a Scandal but Benghazi as
a ´Conspiracy´
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Frances Martel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 9:05:24 PM     Post Reply
At the height of fascination with the "Bridgegate" scandal, Chris Christie decried MSNBC´s coverage as "gleeful" and "partisan." Maybe so. However, one undeniable aspect of the left´s attack on Christie is the rigor with which it has pursued the case, rigor worthy of a life-or-death story it has all but ignored – the Benghazi attacks. Many conservatives, particularly those who have defended the way the New Jersey governor has handled this scandal, have been quick to point out that, at its worst, the George Washington Bridge scandal is about petty politicians being petty and ruining everyone´s lives with their pettiness.

Fox’s Dobbs Tears Into GOP Rep.
Louie Gohmert: You Don’t ‘Control
the Federal Government!
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2014 9:04:30 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was just one of 199 Republicans who voted against raising the debt ceiling yesterday, in open defiance of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). But when Gohmert appeared on Fox Business Network with Lou Dobbs Tuesday night, he received what seemed like 100% of the blame for what the host called pure “political theater” by the ultra-conservative wing of the GOP. “How in the world do you expect the Republican Party to not find itself in the same strategic blind and bind that it was in last year when you guys shut down the federal government?” Dobbs demanded

Ray Nagin found guilty
on 20 of 21 counts
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2014 9:00:31 PM     Post Reply
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, whose tenure in office included disastrous incompetence in handling Hurricane Katrina (for which the media blamed President George W. Bush), has been found guilty on 20 of 21 counts of corruption in a federal trial. Conviction on all counts could have led to a 20 year jail sentence and $1 million in fines, but at this point it is unknown which count went not guilty and how that will affect the sentence. Bill Chappell of NPR writes an article that does not identify Nagin´s political party, which is the mainstream media convention when treating

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