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The Next Last
of the Mohicans?
American Thinker, by Deborah C. Tyler    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/21/2014 9:02:35 AM     Post Reply
The revolutionary guerrilla network, the Sons of Liberty, was a grassroots reaction to unjust taxation. It got off to a roaring start in 1765 by burning the Boston commissioner of stamps in effigy, and burning his home and offices to the ground. (snip) these Tea Party patriots are more psychologically similar to the indigenous peoples of the colonial period who were conquered, whose cultures were crushed and land taken by the European occupation, than they are to the painted marauders who overthrew the greatest military power on Earth. Will they be the last generation to enjoy the God-given liberties defined

Ukraine crisis: Deadly snipers
extinguish lives of Kiev´s protesters
Telegraph (UK), by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/21/2014 8:52:17 AM     Post Reply
For a moment, the white blanket serving as a shroud fell back, revealing the dead man’s frozen face and a crimson bullet wound on the left side of his head. A single round penetrating above the ear had killed this Ukrainian protester, who looked to be in his 20s. His corpse lay beside those of six of his comrades under the awning of a café in the heart of Kiev on Thursday. “It was a sniper,” said Dr Vasyl Lukach as he stood beside the bodies, placed carefully in two rows. “They all have one or two bullets each in the head

Texas Tribune Duped by Dem
Operative on Battleground
Texas Scandal
Breitbart Texas, by Ken Klukowski    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/21/2014 8:45:58 AM     Post Reply
Follow-up to Breitbart News’ major national story on Battleground Texas, an ACORN-like organization supporting Democrat Wendy Davis for governor, whose operatives appear to violate Texas law by registering voters on behalf of the state, but then illegally copying voters’ telephone numbers into their private database for partisan use later. Now Democrats are responding with a defense so lame that it seems more likely than ever that in fact crimes are being committing by these Democratic operatives. One national expert compared their comments to squealing pigs. It began with a story in the Texas Tribune, in which Battleground Texas characterizes its

  


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Hypocrisy, thy name
is John Kerry
American Thinker, by Ethel C. Fenig    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/21/2014 8:42:59 AM     Post Reply
Fleeing his failed diplomatic Middle East efforts, noted nonscientist Secretary of State John Kerry flitted off to Indonesia where he exuded hot air bloviating about (hu)man caused climate change as a weapon of mass destruction as noted here earlier. However, by Kerry´s reasoning, the ongoing slaughter in Syria is nothing compared to Kerry´s own contribution to manmade climate change/worse than any weapon of mass destruction, blah, blah, blah. How so? John Kerry is not a flappy bird moving from place to place under his own power. So how does he get around? Why, by planes. Big ones.

Kirsten Powers Meets Krauthammer’s Law
PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 8:38:14 AM     Post Reply
Borrowing from Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” format, RealClearPolitics bolts a couple of miniature video cameras to one of their cars, and sends their pundits out on a drive while interviewing other media figures. And the format is already paying dividends — they caught former Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein to vacillating wildly on whether or not he maintains the JournoList, which, if he can’t answer with a straight yes or no, raises questions as to why someone should trust his writing on other topics. In their latest video, as Noah Rothman writes at Mediaite, RCP’s Carl Cannon takes

Sebelius Denies Well-Documented
ObamaCare Joblessness
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/21/2014 8:33:10 AM     Post Reply
ObamaCare: Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius claims "there is absolutely no evidence" that health reform is killing jobs. Liars are legion in politics, but they usually stop short of claiming the sun didn´t rise this morning. In George Orwell´s "1984," "Doublethink" was the government´s "conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty." Maybe Sebelius really believes it when she says "every economist will tell you" there is no "job loss related to the Affordable Care Act," that it is all "a popular myth." Maybe Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf, with a bachelor´s degree in economics from Princeton

The Ted Cruz Majority
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 8:32:42 AM     Post Reply
So. ABC’s Jonathan Karl jokes that Senator Ted Cruz is so hated inside the Senate GOP Caucus that he needs “a food taster” to attend Republican lunches. But? But the Hill has this story: Cruz to get hero´s welcome in Iowa, NH 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

  


  

Michelle Obama: ´Young people
are knuckleheads´
Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/21/2014 8:27:08 AM     Post Reply
On the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, First Lady Michelle Obama explained that it was more important than ever for young people older than 26 to sign up for health insurance. "A lot of young people think they´re invincible, but the truth is young people are knuckleheads," she laughed, pointing out that they often cut themselves while cooking or injure themselves by dancing on bar stools. Obama added that thanks to Obamacare, coverage for young people was much cheaper. "Now young people can get insurance for as little as $50 a month, less than the cost of gym shoes,"

Ted Cruz: GOP leadership used
´trickery´ on debt limit vote
Washington Examiner, by Sean Lengell    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 8:20:05 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz said he doesn´t regret bucking his Republican Party leaders while trying to block a vote last week to raise the nation´s borrowing limit, accusing leadership of "trickery" and caving to Democratic demands. In an interview with CNN´s Dana Bash that aired Thursday, the Texas Republican said leadership abandoned the party´s fiscal conservative principles when it agreed not to filibuster the Democrats´ debt limit bill to allow the measure to pass on a simple majority vote in the 100-member chamber. The deal would have allowed all 45 Republicans to vote against the measure while still ensuring its passage — a

Liberals have bubkes on Scott Walker
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/21/2014 8:19:44 AM     Post Reply
On the night of June 5, 2012, as it became apparent that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would fend off a $22 million recall effort lodged against him, dejected MSNBC host Ed Schultz found a silver lining for liberals: “Scott Walker could very well be indicted in the coming days.” The following March, a nearly three-year secretive investigation was closed, without any charges filed against Walker. Walker became a leading hate figure among the American left for having the temerity to challenge public sector unions as part of his efforts to avert a budget crisis. Over time, his reforms gained popularity, and liberal

How the Chamber of Commerce Boosts
Big Business, Not All Americans
Heritage, by Genevieve Wood    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 8:16:02 AM     Post Reply
Responding to President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, Tom Donohue, the president of the Chamber of Commerce stated, “We can’t afford to double down on the failed policies of tax, spend, regulate, and mandate.” Really? Increasingly, the Chamber and the Business Roundtable are proving to be friends first of big business, not struggling American workers or would-be entrepreneurs. From the Gang of Eight Amnesty bill to the failed stimulus, to subsidies for Solyndra-style green energy programs, the Chamber and others in the business lobbying community increasingly support legislation that does those very things. To be fair, the Chamber’s mission statement

  


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NYC mayor´s SUV caught speeding,
running stop signs after traffic
safety plan unveiled
Fox News-New York City, by Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 2/21/2014 8:05:52 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio´s official vehicles were spotted breaking several traffic laws on Thursday, just two days after he laid out a sweeping traffic safety plan that included harsh restrictions on reckless drivers. De Blasio was in the front passenger seat of the lead SUV of a two-vehicle caravan that was captured on video speeding, running through a pair of stop signs and not signaling when changing lanes. The footage, which aired on WCBS-TV, was taken as de Blasio returned to City Hall after a news conference in Queens. The mayor´s press office deferred

WhatsApp founder’s journey
from food stamps to fortune
New York Post, by Kaja Whitehouse and Leonard Greene    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/21/2014 7:59:36 AM     Post Reply
The nation’s newest billionaire is a rags-to-riches success story who escaped communist Ukraine as a teen and lived on food stamps in the United States before hitting it big with a messaging app that has become the hottest thing in social media. Meet Jan Koum, the 37-year-old college dropout who with his partner and mentor, Brian Acton, just sold their startup, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stocks. Koum is now worth $6.8 billion. It’s a long way from the government-assisted, two-bedroom apartment in Mountain View, Calif., where he came of age with his mom, and even farther from his

‘House of Cards’ threatens to leave if
Maryland comes up short on tax credits
Washington Post, by Jenna Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/21/2014 7:57:33 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks before Season 2 of “House of Cards” debuted online, the show’s production company sent Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley a letter with this warning: Give us millions more dollars in tax credits, or we will “break down our stage, sets and offices and set up in another state.” A similar letter went to the speaker of the House of Delegates, Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), whose wife, Cynthia, briefly appeared in an episode of the Netflix series about an unscrupulous politician — played by Kevin Spacey — who manipulates, threatens and kills to achieve revenge and power.

Cruz Aims at His Own Side -- Again
Creators Syndicate, by Mona Charen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/21/2014 7:55:29 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican Party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies. So it´s particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at President Barack Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans. His most recent foray into sabotaging his colleagues concerned the debt limit increase. Because Speaker John Boehner sent over a "clean" debt limit bill,

  


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Pro-Obamacare, GOP Establishment
Forces Line Up Against
Nebraska´s Ben Sasse
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Frances Martel    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 7:55:10 AM     Post Reply
Healthcare industry lobbyists connected with the Republican establishment in Washington are making a concerted effort to sink the campaign of the Nebraska Republican who has been branded the “anti-Obamacare candidate,” Breitbart News has learned. Ben Sasse, a young university president the National Review recently hailed as “Obamacare´s Cornhusker Nemesis,” has overcome a monumental deficit and is now running neck-and-neck against Navy veteran Shane Osborn in Nebraska’s GOP primary. The centerpiece of Sasse’s campaign has been his deep background knowledge of the health care industry and what he describes as "small-government, patient-centric solutions to fix our broken health care system.” “The same way

CBS 2 Exclusive: De Blasio’s Caravan
Caught Speeding, Violating Traffic Laws
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/21/2014 7:53:07 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying the mayor violating a number of traffic laws. But the NYPD responded Thursday evening that the mayor’s caravan, which is operated by police, sometimes has to use special driving techniques for protective reasons. As CBS 2´s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, the mayor’s two-car caravan was seen speeding, blowing through stop signs, and violating other traffic laws. Kramer reported that if the driver of the lead car, which carried the mayor in

Head of GOP Anti-Tea Party Group:
Ted Cruz Should Leave Party
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 7:43:43 AM     Post Reply
The leader of a super PAC that is using donations from labor unions to wage war on the Tea Party went on MSNBC to say that Sen. Ted Cruz should leave the Republican party. Former Rep. Steven LaTourette is a member in the establishment´s war on the Tea Party. His deceptively named "Defending Main Street" PAC is being financed primarily by Wall Street and labor unions, which have contributed at least 20% to the group´s fundraising haul. In an appearance on MSNBC´s The Last Word on Tuesday, LaTourette said that Cruz was "reprehensible" for forcing Republicans to go on the

Don´t Mend, Just
End ObamaCare
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/21/2014 7:06:40 AM     Post Reply
Promises: Vulnerable Democrats think they´ve found a winning strategy for the November elections: Tell voters they can fix ObamaCare, but Republicans won´t let them. It´s a con. ObamaCare is unfixable. ´Joe Garcia is working to fix ObamaCare," says an ad for the Florida House Democrat. "He voted to let you keep your existing health plan and took the White House to task for the disastrous health care website." Of course, Garcia fails to mention ObamaCare is the reason millions lost their health plans to begin with. Or that its problems extend well beyond a glitchy website. But this is the Democrats´ midterm election

Wait, There´s Nanotechnology
in My Food?
Popular Mechanics, by Christina Ortiz    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 7:06:32 AM     Post Reply
For a little more than a decade, the food industry has been using nanotechnology to change the way we grow and maintain our food. The grocery chain Albertsons currently has a list of nanotech-touched foods in its home brand, ranging from cookies to cheese blends. Nanotechnology use in food has real advantages: The technology gives producers the power to control how food looks, tastes, and even how long it lasts. Looks Good and Good for You? The most commonly used nanoparticle in foods is titanium dioxide. It´s used to make foods such as yogurt and coconut flakes look as white

  



Junk food? Ew!: First Lady joins
Jimmy Fallon for Let´s Move skit,
Olympic chat and revelations
about President´s cooking skills
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:54:22 AM     Post Reply
New Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was joined by the First Lady on Thursday night, as she took part in a skit and promoted her Let´s Move campaign. Michelle Obama talked about the Olympics, her first job, and how her eldest daughter Malia will soon be learning to drive. In the opening section to the show, the First Lady starred in a skit with Fallon and Anchorman star Will Ferrell, where she showed off her dance moves. She later returned, wearing an elegant black outfit, to chat to Fallon in front of the live Tonight Show studio audience. ´This is so cool,´ Mrs

It´s back! Polar Vortex set to return
next week - plunging temperatures
in Midwest and Northeast to
35 degrees below normal
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:48:14 AM     Post Reply
Just when you thought you were safe - the Polar Vortex is back. The Midwest and North East are thawing out after being covered with more than a foot of snow over the past week, but forecasters have warned it won´t be for long as another cold front is on its way. The wintry storm is expected to slam the Midwest this weekend, bringing ferocious winds and freezing temperatures as low as 35 degrees below normal. After rattling the Midwest, it will stretch into the South and East at the start of next week, according to Weather Underground.

The Benghazi Cover-up (cont.)
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/21/2014 6:40:47 AM     Post Reply
Two leading Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say that Michael Morell, then acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, gave an account of his role on Benghazi that was often misleading and sometimes deliberately false. “I went back and reviewed some of his testimony the other day and he’s gotten himself in a real box,” says Senator Saxby Chambliss, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee. “It’s really strange. I’ve always thought Mike was a straight-up guy, gave us good briefings—factual, straightforward. I mean, this has really been strange the last few weeks—all this now being uncovered.”At issue is

Escape from New York
- with a twist
American Thinker, by Andrew Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 6:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Let me tell you the true story of a married couple whom I will refer to as Donna and Frank, as they must remain anonymous. Let´s just say that I know them well. Donna is in her early 30´s, and Frank is in his early 40´s. Donna and Frank have lived in various areas of Brooklyn NY for the past five years. Their last apartment was a one-room concrete "cave" on the fifth floor of a converted warehouse. It had very little lighting, with two windows that looked out at a bleak, aging wall of neighboring apartment windows. It had

Ukraine protests:
We´re letting Putin win
Telegraph [UK], by Edward Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:21:30 AM     Post Reply
As Kiev burns, Western policymakers are eating ashes. Our efforts to help Ukraine towards Europe, democracy and the rule of the law have failed spectacularly. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is celebrating not just sporting triumph in Sochi, but geopolitical victory in the affairs of his most important neighbour. It is easy to overcomplicate the Ukraine story with historical, ethnic and geographical details. The country is often said to be split between east and west, between Russian- and Ukrainian-speakers, between those nostalgic for Soviet certainties and those who want a Western-style future. Ukraine’s business elite is divided too, between the cronies of

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