A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Latest Articles

  Post New Article
Obama pledges $1B in loan
guarantees to Jordan
Washington Examiner (DC), by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 12:49:06 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Jordan, a Middle East ally that is dealing with a flood of Syrian refugees who have crossed the border. The president made the loan guarantee commitment during a meeting Friday evening with Jordan´s King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Obama also extended an aid package for the country for five years. With a population of 6.5 million people, Jordan, which shares a border with Syria, has been forced to deal with 600,000 refugees that have fled the deadly violence. The influx of people has strained

As medals slip away, Americans are
getting steamed at Sochi Games
Washington Post, by Sally Jenkins    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/15/2014 12:47:21 PM     Post Reply
Sochi, Russia - The snow in the Caucasus Mountains is dissolving, the white patches shrinking, and many athletes on Team USA seem to be melting down with them. Some Americans are drained, and others are dragging. When they ski or they skate, they think they went fast, but then they look up at the clock and are stunned to find they were a second slow, and finish eighth. Team USA’s self-esteem is leaking away, and it’s triggering anxious super-secret coaching meetings and conspiracy theories. What’s in the Russian water table — and why are those Swiss timers so suspiciously slow?

NYT, federal judge overruling gay
marriage ban confuse Constitution
for Declaration of Independence
Daily Caller, by Katie McHugh    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/15/2014 12:37:41 PM     Post Reply
Both federal judge Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen and the one-time newspaper of record confused the Constitution for the Declaration of Independence during their haste to celebrate the overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban Thursday night. “Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal. Surely this means all of us,” wrote Allen in a tautological pronouncement that cited a unilateral assertion of sovereignty penned in response to 18th-century British abuses of power, rather than the supreme law governing the U.S. The New York Times gave no indication it noticed Allen’s glaring error, dedicating most of its

  


R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD

Shani Davis, no matter where he
finishes, remains an unfortunate
exception at Winter Games
Washington Post, by Mike Wise    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/15/2014 11:51:15 AM     Post Reply
Sochi, Russia — Don’t listen to your friends back home saying the Winter Olympics are just for white people who like the cold and vacation in Aspen. This is the most inclusive Winter Games ever. Why, there are Caucasians here from almost 88 different nations. Bada-bing! I’ll be here all week. Actually, I will be here the next 10 days. And in that time, I will encounter no more than a dozen people of African American descent. They are the same ones I see over and over. Speedskater Shani Davis, Lolo Jones and the U.S. women’s bobsled team, NBC correspondent Lewis Johnson and about three other black journalists,

California auto buyers favor Toyota
Prius; rest of U.S. prefers trucks
Los Angeles Times, by Jerry Hirsch    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/15/2014 11:43:50 AM     Post Reply
America loves trucks. California? The Prius hybrid. Toyota´s Prius was the best-selling vehicle in the state for the second consecutive year in 2013, highlighting California´s radically different taste in automobiles. Nationally, Ford´s F-Series truck has been the bestselling vehicle for more than three decades. (Snip) The average transaction price of the Prius is higher than what the other passenger cars at the top of California´s list cost, Brauer said. "People are buying the most expensive, the most political and the car with the most identifiable image," he said. "It makes a stronger statement than the other four even though

A mandate for layoffs
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/15/2014 11:11:07 AM     Post Reply
The White House has just made a damning admission about ObamaCare: Its employer mandate creates an incentive for businesses to lay off workers. That’s not how the administration puts it, of course. But a new rule requiring certain businesses to certify — on pain of perjury — that layoffs they make are not ObamaCare-related rests on this assumption. This new requirement is a byproduct of the decision to extend for yet another year the waiver of the health insurance mandate for businesses with 50-99 employees. Obviously this gives businesses an incentive to get out of the mandate by getting under the 100-employee

IRS scandal -- time for a special counsel
Fox News, by Jay Sekulow    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/15/2014 11:07:05 AM     Post Reply
In the last week, new developments in the IRS targeting scandal have led me to the same conclusion as Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Representative Trey Gowdy, and others: It’s time for a special counsel to investigate the IRS. Why? Because the IRS is continuing its partisan targeting and because Congressional Democrats are now joining the Obama administration in their efforts to hinder the Congressional investigations of IRS misconduct. It’s now clear that new, speech-restricting regulations proposed by the IRS are not separate from the larger targeting scheme – where the IRS singled out conservative groups

  


  

Fan Attacks Rival High School
Basketball Coach’s Wife During Game
KOVR-TV [Sacramento, CA], by Dereck Shore    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/15/2014 10:57:55 AM     Post Reply
STOCKTON — A fight on the basketball court between a fan and the wife of a rival basketball coach ended the night for both schools. The melee stopped the freshman girls game between McNair and St. Mary’s High School and canceled the rest of the night’s games. St. Mary’s girl’s basketball coach Tom Gonzalves is still in shock after what he describes as a brutal attack on his wife. “I’ve been coaching for a long time, and it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” he said. “She was covering herself up, and the lady was like, bam bam, and I saw two hits.” During a heated rivalry game, Gonzalves says a woman rooting

California commuters, students warned:
You might have gotten the measles
CNN, by Greg Botelho    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/15/2014 10:53:11 AM     Post Reply
Could simply sitting on a train or in a classroom land you in the hospital? That´s a possibility in Northern California, where health officials are trying to get the word out that a University of California, Berkeley, student may have exposed classmates and strangers to measles. The school´s university health services said a student who contracted measles -- likely during a trip overseas -- had spent time in and around campus and commuting to and from his home in Contra Costa County on Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, trains during the February 4 to 7 morning commutes and in the late

Vitamin C may be secret to
lowering risk of stroke
Science Recorder, by James Fluene    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/15/2014 10:03:43 AM     Post Reply
According to a news release from the American Academy of Neurology, consuming foods that contain vitamin C may lower your risk of the most common kind of hemorrhagic stroke. Fruit and vegetables, like oranges, papayas, peppers, broccoli and strawberries, contain vitamin C. According to the American Stroke Association, hemorrhagic stroke accounts for approximately 13 percent of stroke cases. It results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain. The blood collects and compresses the surrounding brain tissue. The research involved 65 people who had dealt with an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke. They were examined in contrast to

Boy, 10, steals parents´ car
to visit grandparents 68 miles away...
then tells police he is a dwarf
who has forgotten his licence
Mail [UK], by Kate Lyons    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/15/2014 10:02:49 AM     Post Reply
A ten-year-old Norwegian boy who drove his parents’ car into a snowy ditch offered an inventive excuse to police: he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s license. The boy – who lives near Dokka, a town 110kms (68 miles) north of Oslo – put his 18-month old sister into the car sometime before 6am, while his parents were still sleeping and set off to visit his grandparents in Valdres, about 60 kilometres away. He drove more than 10 kilometres before veering off the road, where he was found by a snowplow driver who alerted police.

  


B-G1

GOP: Obama´s Medicare cuts
´a breach of faith with seniors´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 2/15/2014 10:01:40 AM     Post Reply
Good morning. Few promises are more sacred than the ones we make to older Americans. Protecting the dignity and the security our seniors have earned is a commitment that spans generations and party lines. For example, during President Obama´s health care speech to Congress in the fall of 2009, he spoke directly to older Americans. “These steps,” he said, “will ensure that you — America’s seniors — get the benefits you´ve been promised.” Then, during a telephone town hall with seniors from around the country, he said he wanted to respond to what he called “hysterical claims” about his plan. “Here’s the truth..." he said,

Obamacare signs of desperation
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/15/2014 9:58:42 AM     Post Reply
After enduring gales of laughter in response to the Pajama Boy Gambit, the folks at Organizing for Action, aka my.barackobama.com, have turned to the stalest cliché possible in an effort to put lipstick on the healthcare.gov pig. This email came out on Valentine´s Day (hat tip: A.M. Mora y Leon): Remember giving out valentines in grade school? This is a holiday that gives us all an excuse to send cute messages to anyone we want. This year, there´s no better way to let friends know you care than by sharing an Adorable Care Act valentine. (snip) Team Obama has gone

Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished
as Old Tools Don’t Work
Bloomberg News, by Kathleen Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/15/2014 9:53:33 AM     Post Reply
A growing group of Ted Cruz’s Republican Senate colleagues are infuriated with his tactics. So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating “needless drama that helps to explain why Republicans remain a minority.” (Snip)Cruz’s insistence Feb. 12 on a 60-vote threshold to advance legislation lifting the nation’s borrowing cap foiled his party leadership’s plan to let the measure move forward with only Democratic votes.

Way more than a smidgen:
Voters say IRS corrupt
Fox News, by Chris Stirewalt    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 2/15/2014 9:46:06 AM     Post Reply
Vulnerable Democrats facing an onslaught of conservative cash this cycle are calling for the IRS to crack down on nonprofit groups expressing political views. The Senate Democrats seeking the crackdown were quick to say that the heavy hand of the tax agency should fall on “either side,” but they pretty clearly are thinking about the conservative groups currently pummeling them for passing and preserving ObamaCare. And if the new rules sought by Obama Democrats were to work anything like the non-codified targeting that went on at the agency in the last two election cycles, liberal groups would have little to

  


R_DBL_B
  

Cruz to get hero´s welcome
in Iowa and New Hampshire
The Hill (Washington DC), by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 9:38:25 AM     Post Reply
Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation. But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016. Activists in the

Obama: Average wages have
barely budged in my recovery
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 2/15/2014 9:35:16 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. In this year of action, I said I’d do everything in my power to expand opportunity for more Americans. And this week, I took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring federal contractors to pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. These are workers who serve our troops’ meals, wash their dishes and care for our veterans — Americans who work hard and will get a raise as these contracts come up. This will be good for contractors, for taxpayers and for America’s bottom line. We know why this is important. Our economy has been growing for four years. Our businesses have created

Small quake in South Carolina
felt hundreds of miles away
Associated Press, by Jeffrey Collins & Lisa J. Adams    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 9:19:40 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The snow and ice dumped by an unusually severe winter storm were melting, once-frigid temperatures were rising and residents of South Carolina and Georgia finally had begun to relax. Then the earth shuddered. A small earthquake shook both states late Friday, shaking homes and rattling residents hundreds of miles away. The quake happened at 10:23 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey´s website. It was centered 7 miles west of the town of Edgefield, S.C. , and was felt as far west as Atlanta and as far north as Hickory, N.C.,

Michelle Obama in Aspen
for ski vacation
Aspen Daily News, by Carolyn Sackariasan    Original Article
Posted By: grayjay- 2/15/2014 9:00:32 AM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, arrived in Aspen on Friday for a holiday weekend ski vacation. “It’s her third time here,” said Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo of the first lady’s third consecutive trip to Aspen over the President’s Weekend holiday. “She likes it here.” She and the girls are again staying at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners of the Aspen Skiing Co.

State shuts down abortion
clinic, suspends doctor´s license
Houston Chronicle, by Todd Ackerman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:50:23 AM     Post Reply
Texas officials have shut down a Houston abortion clinic and suspended the license of its doctor under a new state law requiring physicians who perform the procedure to hold admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Department of State Health Services has revoked the abortion license of A Affordable Women´s Medical Center and the Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the medical license of Dr. Theodore M. Herring Jr., the facility´s medical director and sole provider of abortions, the agencies announced Friday. Herring unlawfully performed 268 abortions between Nov. 6 and Feb. 7, according to the two agencies. The disciplinary

  



White House Scribes Pick
NBC´s Joel McHale to Host
Correspondents Dinner
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:41:00 AM     Post Reply
The White House Correspondents Association certainly doesn´t have any "edgy" anti-Obama comics lined up to zing the president like Stephen Colbert whacked Bush in 2006. For this year´s correspondents´ dinner (celebrated on Twitter as "Nerd prom"), they picked Joel McHale, star of NBC´s perpetually ratings-saggy sitcom "Community" and the E! channel talk show "The Soup." In the Los Angeles Times, we´re told McHale will mock both parties and the media: "We´re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial," said WHCA President Steven Thomma in a statement. "He´s sharp, funny, and just the type of comic

It’s Your 5th Birthday Tea Party
Canada Free Press, by Robin Rohr    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/15/2014 8:40:00 AM     Post Reply
The first five years of life form the heart, mind, and soul of each person and the same applies to popular movements that resist the imposition of tyranny. Some are stunted by early adversity, some become perverted by power, and others thrive against all odds until victory is achieved. February 27th will mark five years since the first Tea Party rallies sprang up in American cities and towns just one week after Rick Santelli expressed obvious truths long ignored in the public debate. Wrapping up his soliloquy on another government bailout Santelli thundered, “We’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party.

No Ann Romney Treatment: Media
Sidestep Five-Figure Price Estimate
on Mrs. Obama´s State Dinner Dress
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:36:17 AM     Post Reply
Michael W. Chapman of our sister site CNSNews.com reports on cost estimates for the hand-sewn gown Michelle Obama wore at Tuesday’s state dinner for the prime minister of France. Think five figures. If Ann Romney were First Lady now, would that escape the media’s politicized scrutiny? (In 2012, she was slammed for wearing a $990 shirt on "CBS This Morning." Wednesday’s Washington Post merely carried the headline “America, elegantly draped over her shoulders” next to a foot-high page-dominating photograph of Mrs. Obama in the dress. Michelle-loving fashion writer Robin Givhan insisted only “churlish” rumblers would lower themselves to asking about the

UAW crashes in Volkswagen
unionization defeat
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/15/2014 8:26:19 AM     Post Reply
The United Auto Workers Union lost a hugely important unionization election vote at Volkswagen´s Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant, going down to defeat in a 712-626 vote (53%-47%), with roughly 165 workers, or 11%, not voting. Thus, in fact, only 41.65% of the total workforce voted in favor of unionization. This is a historic defeat for unionization of the private sector (snip)The American union movement is now even more solidly a government employee phenomenon, which makes it all the more vulnerable to public opinion which is shifting to a negative opinion towards it, as self-serving and greedy. The fact is that government

Where the Economy Is Great
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/15/2014 8:25:20 AM     Post Reply
The latest Gallup poll shows that not all of America is in economic doldrums. What "state" has the most optimism about the economy? Not a "state" at all, but the national capital: the District of Columbia. In fact, only in the District of Columbia do people have a net positive confidence in the economy -- at +19, according to the Gallup poll. All the states of the republic have a pessimistic view of the economy, with the least pessimistic state in the Gallup poll being Massachusetts (where the negative confidence rating in the economy of only -1). What was the national

"I Didn´t Join to Be Sacrificed":
US Troop Deaths in Afghanistan
Skyrocket Under Obama
Townhall.com, by Leah Barkoukis    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 2/15/2014 7:57:03 AM     Post Reply
U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan have skyrocketed under President Obama. Since 2009, 73 percent of all U.S. deaths in the country have taken place, amounting to 27.1 fatalities per month, on average. Billy and Karen Vaughn, Gold Star parents of Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Vaughn who was killed in action in 2011, are speaking out about why. U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have

Next 25 Articles

  


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ