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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Consumer confidence socked by payroll tax hike
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2013 14:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top||

#1  Quick Rantburgers, who DID NOT see this coming? Anyone?

Huh... no hands.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2013 14:52 Comments || Top||

#2  The only ones surprised are the rubes who voted for You Know Who. Yeah, let's stick to those rich sumbitches!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/29/2013 15:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah liberals - defining down "rich" since... day 1.

And defining down "deviant" as well.
Posted by: OldSpook || 01/29/2013 23:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Barack Obama¬'s plan for same-sex rights could complicate immigration reform
President Barack Obama is expected to propose that same-sex couples be treated the same as heterosexual marriages in a campaign-style event Tuesday to announce his plan for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security.

However, the same-sex rights proposal could complicate the process of immigration reform in the United States, as Sen. John McCain ¬-- who is part of a bipartisan panel of senators who put forward a framework for immigration reform¬-- signalled he might oppose Obama on the issue.

The proposal, according to numerous U.S. reports, would recognize of same-sex couples where one partner is American and another is not.

Speaking on ¬"CBS This Morning¬" Tuesday, McCain called the gay rights proposal a ¬"red flag.¬"
Posted by: tipper || 01/29/2013 11:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top||

#1  Gee, John, the whole White House agenda is one big Red Flag.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2013 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Update
President Obama makes immigration reform push
Posted by: tipper || 01/29/2013 17:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Because any version of Donk immigration reform will not include closing/controlling the borders, I'm for anything that complicates it. First close the border. Shut off the flow of illegal immigration and then talk about immigration reform. It is insane for any country to allow people to come into your country as they want to. These clowns are going to try to push immigration reform down our throats like they did health care and they are going to say you have to pass it to read it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/29/2013 18:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Once again, its meaningless to push immigration reform while doing little or nothing to seal the border - its a self-defeating cycle or concept whose only real purpose is to keep expanding the Welfare-State + by extension US Deficit Spending + Debt.

Lefty inverted, corrupt, special interest or nepotist agendas like this is why AMERICA = COMMIE-SOCIALIST AMERIKKA = FUTURE SHARIST ISLAMERIKKA.

Nice-n-Legal, wid Eyes Wide Open, N-O-T Eyes Wide Shut.

LAWYERS, N-O-T JIHADIS/MILTERRS WID NUKES-WMDS.

Moreso because IMO US Politicos covertly know US-specific, "Sole" Sovereign Power-n-Authority, etc. will unilaterally be given or tranferred to the future OWG + OWG NAU [+ extra-NAU Trans/
Interim higher Govt?], BUT IMO AREN'T FULLY CERTAIN YET JUST HOW MUCH.

NAU = EU = a desired Entity or Polity formal State or Group Orgz, Duties, + COntributions etc. are a "Work/Development-in-Progress"

IN SHORT, THE PCORRECT-DENIABLE, UNAPOLOGETIC GOP-DEM DRIVE TO IMPOSE SOCIALISM IN AMERICA IS THE ONLY "BETTER-SAFE-THAN-SORRY" WAY FOR THE FED TO ASSERT NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, OR REMNANT/REMAINDER THEREFROM, IN THIS AGE OF ANTI-NATIONALIST, ANTI-SOVEREIGN "GLOBALISM" + FUTURE [anti-US?]OWG-NWO.

> SOCIALISM = form of SOVEREIGNTY???
> NATIONALISM = form of LIMITED/LIBERAL/MODERATE GLOBALISM???
> Rightist "Fascism" = 1990's Limited Leftism- Communism-Socialism = 2013 Limited Globalism-Socialism.

POTUS Obama's polices = GOOD FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, + GOOD FOR JIHAD, SHARIA [+ Other]IN AMERIKKA.

Iff the Secular DemoLeft does NOT give support to Islamic Sharia in post-Nationalis, OWG Globalist Amerikka, IT WILL BE INTERPRETED BY ISLAM = THEO-SOCIALISTS AS PROOF OF HYPOCRISY, DECEPTION, + MALICE ON THE PART OF THE SECULAR + US-WESTERN LEFT, VALIDATING VIOLENT JIHAD AGZ THE US-WEST.

Thats a Beheadin'.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/29/2013 18:56 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
US Senate approves John Kerry as secretary of state
The US Senate has approved Senator John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state, after he was backed unanimously by the foreign relations committee.

His confirmation after a 94-3 vote was met with applause on the Senate floor.

President Barack Obama chose the Massachusetts Democrat to succeed Hillary Clinton, who is stepping down after four years, as his top diplomat.

A Vietnam veteran and senator since 1985, Sen Kerry was the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004.

Sen Kerry, 69, first came to national attention as part of his involvement with Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

He served on the Senate foreign relations committee himself for 28 years, and chaired it for four.

His nomination is part of Mr Obama's second-term cabinet reshuffle.
Posted by: tipper || 01/29/2013 17:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top||

#1  It's the olde stacked deck reshuffle where the USA loses every time with 'nothing up my sleeve' Jawn F'n Kerry dealing.
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 01/29/2013 18:23 Comments || Top||

#2  State is becoming the seat that the old Postmaster General position was, a patronage reward from the party.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2013 19:27 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: junkiron || 01/29/2013 21:59 Comments || Top||


Seattle gun buyback fail - People show up and outbid police
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2013 10:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top||

#1  Bwwwahhhhhhh. Unintended consequences bite you in the butt sometimes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/29/2013 10:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Capitalism trumps socialism once again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2013 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Doncha just lurv market economics!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/29/2013 15:21 Comments || Top||


Public interest group sues EPA for FOIA delays, agency ordered officials to ignore requests
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2013 09:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top||


Democrats, tea party unite vs. Mitch McConnell
[DYN.POLITICO] Tea party activists looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary may get some help from an unlikely source: Democrats.

Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight.

The idea: Soften up McConnell and make him vulnerable in a general election in Kentucky, where Democrats still maintain a voter registration advantage. Or better yet, in their eyes: Watch Kentucky GOP primary voters nominate the 2014 version of Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock, weak candidates who may actually lose.

"We are doing a lot of reaching out to some of the tea party folks across the state," said Keith Rouda, a field organizer with the liberal group MoveOn and the Democratic super PAC, Progress Kentucky. "What we're finding -- at least in this stage of the race -- we're finding that our interests align. It's unusual."

Progress Kentucky has begun circulating petitions urging Republicans to jump into the race, and Democratic donors active in Bluegrass State and national politics are privately making it clear they're willing to help bankroll a tea party candidate. Neither the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee nor the Kentucky Democratic Party is involved in the unorthodox efforts at this point, officials said.

Sarah Durand, president of the Louisville Tea Party, said Democratic donors and activists have told her that they'd be willing to spend seven figures in a GOP primary to help a candidate willing to challenge McConnell. Durand said the challenge for tea party groups is to recruit a candidate who wouldn't hand the seat to the Democrats, even though, she said, tea party leaders across the state are not satisfied with McConnell's three-decade tenure in Washington.

"I guess the fear would be ending up in the Dick Lugar situation where you oust the incumbent and end up with a Democrat," Durand said. "But I really think if Sen. McConnell can't garner some enthusiasm within the tea party, which is going to be very difficult at this point, then he's going to have a really tough road ahead in this election cycle."

Behind the scenes, the wily McConnell and his veteran campaign staff are moving swiftly to snuff out any primary challenge.

McConnell's staff has attended more than 100 tea party meetings in the state over the past two years, and the leader himself has stumped at three tea party rallies, including one with Sen. Rand Paul -- the junior senator from Kentucky who was elected in 2010 on a tea party wave -- in the state capital of Frankfort last August.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top||

#1  Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight.

And you can trust them, cuz they're not like the others...
Posted by: tu3031 || 01/29/2013 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Politico's wishcasting again?

Notice that the only DIRECT quote is from a fascist, er, "Democrat". The Tea Partier is never quoted, just paraphrased.

Also "wily" McConnell? "Snuff out" primary challenge?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/29/2013 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Unholy alliances have a way going awry. How many times have the Pubs been able to trust the Donks on anything? Thee Pubs seem to get rolled every time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/29/2013 9:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Just remember that these Donks have the same mindset as those who thought providing guns and materials to AQ for Syria wouldn't result in the blowback in Libya and Mali.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2013 12:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Dems have been doing this already. No alliance necessary.
Posted by: Titus Ulans4144 || 01/29/2013 13:24 Comments || Top||



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  Sahel jihadist groups splinter
Mon 2013-01-28
  Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts
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  French and Malian troops begin restoring control in Timbuktu
Sat 2013-01-26
  Green-on-green clash in Khyber tribal region kills 32
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  AQAP #2 killed for the THIRD time in Yemen
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  US drone strike near Sanaa kills 7 hard boyz
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