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America, the irrelevant
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 10:45:44 AM     Post Reply
Do you want to know what the Ukrainians think about American policy? So would Defense Secretary Chuch Hagel. He´s been trying to call the Ukrainian defense minister all week but no one is picking up the phone. Politico: "We haven´t been able to connect with anyone at the defense ministry," Kirby told Pentagon reporters, who repeatedly pressed him on the issue. "How long do you let [the phone] ring," one quipped. "We´ve been trying pretty diligently all week," Kirby said, noting this is the first time, as far as he knows, that Hagel has been unable to reach to his counterpart in another

Mexico to trump Japan as
No. 2 car exporter to US
Associated Press, by Adriana Gomez Licon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 10:41:50 AM     Post Reply
CELAYA, Mexico- Mexico is on track to replace the Asian automotive giant, Japan, as the second-largest exporter of cars to the United States by the end of the year.An $800 million Honda plant opening Friday in the central state of Guanajuato will produce about 200,000 Fit hatchbacks a year, helping push total Mexican car exports to the U.S. to 1.7 million in 2014, roughly 200,000 more than Japan, consulting firm IHS Automotive says. And, with another big plant starting next week, Mexico is expected to surpass Canada for the top spot by the end of 2015. "It´s a safe bet,"

NY lawmaker: Parents should
take parenting classes
FOX5 News, by Liz Dahlem    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/21/2014 10:38:58 AM     Post Reply
New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Jr. introduced a bill that would require parents of elementary school children to attend a minimum of four parent support classes. If parents don´t go, 6th graders won´t move onto 7th grade. Leslie Venokur, the co-founder of Big City Moms, called the idea "crazy" and "insane." She said that what is most concerning that the education commissioner and Board of Regents would develop the parenting guidelines. She said the Regents should "stick to what they´re good at which is teaching kids and staying away from the parents."

  


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Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for
richest retirement savers
Marketwatch.com, by Robert Powell    Original Article
Posted By: karmageddon2008- 2/21/2014 10:31:45 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports. Plus, the president wants to limit the value of all tax deductions, defined contribution exclusions and IRA deductions to 28% of income — and include an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion a year in new tax revenue, according to a Pensions & Investments report.

Why People Think Adelina Sotnikova´s
Figure Skating Gold Medal Was Rigged
Atlantic, by Alexander Abad-Santos    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/21/2014 10:26:47 AM     Post Reply
Adelina Sotnikova and her many Russian fans are very happy about the 17-year-old´s new gold medal in figure skating. The rest of the figure-skating world isn´t as enthused, and some are even claiming that Sotnikova benefitted from Russian judges and a hometown crowd, and that without that outside help, she could never have beaten South Korea´s Kim Yu-na and Italy´s Carolina Kostner. "If Adelina was not from Russia, she would never get those marks," Dave Lease, America´s figure skating expert boyfriend, told The Wire on Thursday night. Lease is one of the brilliant minds behind The Skating Lesson, a blog focused

Public Sector Cuts Part-Time
Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law
New York Times, by Robert Pear    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/21/2014 10:22:33 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, state and local officials say. The cuts to public sector employment, which has failed to rebound since the recession, could serve as a powerful political weapon for Republican critics of the health care law, who claim that it is creating a drain on the economy. President Obama has twice delayed enforcement of the health care law’s employer mandate, which would subject larger employers to tax penalties

Attacking Diversity of Thought
Tribune Media Services, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 10:21:40 AM     Post Reply
Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we’re going to be shuttering the political science, religion, and pre-law departments too. We’ll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their résumés handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there’s anything left to discuss? At least that’s where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West, and a famous right-wing Princeton professor, Robert

  


  

Scott Walker is the next target
of the MSM knockout game
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/21/2014 10:16:06 AM     Post Reply
Having successfully demonized Chris Christie over the closure of traffic lanes on a bridge, the leftist mainstream media are now targeting Scott Walker, another very promising potential GOP candidate for president. All of this in the context media downplaying and outright ignoring revelations of lies under oath in a scandal that cost four American lives including an ambassador that reflects badly on Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post offered a front page story intimating Scott Walker faces a scandal in an ongoing investigation launched by his political enemies in Wisconsin (who are legion because he successfully took on the public employee unions

Ukraine defense minister ignores
repeated phone calls from Chuck Hagel
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/21/2014 9:51:12 AM     Post Reply
Ukraine Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev has refused to take multiple phone calls made personally by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon said Thursday. "Secretary Hagel has been trying, himself, since early this week," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Lebedev refuses "to communicate, to accept a phone call" from Hagel or the Pentagon. "We haven´t been able to connect with anybody from the Defense Ministry there in Ukraine," he said. "We´ve been trying pretty diligently here in the Pentagon, we´ve been trying pretty diligently this whole week. I´d say it´s pretty unusual." Perhaps Hagel´s team thinks that

Keystone XL: Sachs Strikes Back
American Magazine, by Benjamin Zycher    Original Article
Posted By: eagleblurst- 2/21/2014 9:43:28 AM     Post Reply
Herewith, some observations on Professor Jeffrey Sachs’s response to my critique of his criticism of the recent State Department analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the context of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A summary of his original criticism of Keystone XL is as follows: • “The world is on a trajectory to raise the mean global temperature by at least 3 degrees C by the end of the century.” • “The world is experiencing a rapidly rising frequency of extreme climate-related events such as heat waves.” [Snip]

Items from Van Cliburn’s estate to
be auctioned through Christie’s
Fort Worth Star-Telegram [TX], by Marilyn Bailey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/21/2014 9:40:47 AM     Post Reply
One year after his death, hundreds of items from the estate of Van Cliburn are going on sale at Christie’s auction house in New York. The pianist, who died in February 2013, filled his Westover Hills home with items encountered during his world travels — fine art, furnishings, tableware — and selected with a veteran collector’s eye. Two years ago, Cliburn parted with some of his most valuable treasures at a Christie’s auction of what was billed as “The Van Cliburn Collection.” That sale earned almost $4.4 million, beating a presale estimate of $3 million. The most valuable item, a pair of

  


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Capital Murder Charges Dropped
WKRG [Mobile, AL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: US Veteran- 2/21/2014 9:40:19 AM     Post Reply
Mobile, AL - According to court documents filed Wednesday morning, Capital Murder charges against the three suspects in the beating and stabbing death of Carrol Jordan have been dropped. Carlos Nottingham, Deangelo Smith and Yasmine Munnerlyn were originally arrested on Attempted Murder and Burglary charges but following Jordans´ death, the three with charged with Capital Murder. District Attorney Ashley Rich has called a 2:00pm press conference to discuss the latest developments, News 5 will be there and will provide details as they become available

In Grapevine, a Tea Party
leader says no to — Methodists?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Bud Kennedy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/21/2014 9:15:34 AM     Post Reply
Ever busy ridding Tarrant County of evil, a local Tea Party has found a new threat. The co-founder and president of the NE Tarrant Tea Party has come out against Methodists. Republicans should vote for a straitlaced fellow Southern Baptist instead of a Methodist for a vacant judgeship because Methodists believe “everything goes,” Tea Party co-founder and president Julie McCarty of Grapevine wrote on Facebook. Arlington lawyer Don Hase, the Methodist, replied on his page: “ God does not want politicians spinning to the public.” Hase is one of three three candidates for County Criminal Court No. 1 along with

Tea Party Takes on Boehner
The Daily Beast, by Patricia Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 9:11:27 AM     Post Reply
Conservative groups like the Madison Project are using a candidate’s support for House leaders as a litmus test in the mid-term elections.{SNIP}“The base is ubiquitously unhappy with everything they stand for, their associations, and the way they operate,” Horowitz said. “There is no purpose in asking people to walk the neighborhood to canvass for someone who would support the status quo.”

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

  


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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

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

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