As the country stood perched on a “fiscal cliff,” legions of
word lovers stood up and declaimed “Enough!” It’s not their taxes
they were angry about. No, they were angry with that odd,
melodramatic metaphor itself, and how overused it is.
Stocks staged a rally Monday afternoon on signs a deal in
the “fiscal cliff” was near, with the Dow Jones industrial average
closing up 166 points, or 1.3%.
Jumping higher were the Nasdaq composite, up 60 points or 2%
and the S&P 500, gaining 24 points or 1.7%.
Stocks leap higher on...
Welcome to Amerika! h/t Free
Amid talk of reinstating the assault weapons ban that expired
eight years ago, police departments nationwide are thinking of ways
to confiscate such weapons.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, among the departments
considering taking action is the NYPD. Police Commissioner Ray
Kelly said if Congress...
Seriously? Let them starve. Dropping some weight will probably
do them good. How much mail is BS solicitations these days, anyway?
Almost all of my serious business is conducted electronically.
Six former and current postal workers, part of a group called
Communities and Postal Workers United, are calling the strike “six
The U.S. Marine held on a gun charge in Mexico is set to be
released to day according to a report via Fox News Radio. Hammar’s
Mother apparently called in with the news.
Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar’s case issued a
ruling in his favor and...
She blinded me with Science and blinded herself with Vodka.
A high school chemistry teacher was found passed out drunk with
a blood alcohol reading four times the legal limit for drivers –
half way through teaching an advanced chemistry class.
Carol Wittschieben, 42, was found unconscious in a Pennsylvania
Read this two-page story on Ronnie D. McMillian, 27, of New
Jersey to see the type of hand-holding he’s getting. Mom even
showed up in court -oh and he showed up in flip flops. I wonder how
the media would handle this were he one of those evil Tea
A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with making
three rapid-fire vulgar and physically threatening phone calls this
week to the St. Cloud-area office of Republican U.S. Rep. Michele
Bachmann, about two and a half months after similarly targeting
Louisiana’s governor with promises of bloodshed.
Ronnie D. McMillian, of Hawthorne,...
Move along, nothing to see here. He’s not one of those evil rich
Those curious to know how Washington functions in the era of
Barack Obama would benefit from reading a Dec. 17 item by Al Kamen
in the Washington Post. Its 333 words pretty much sum things
Note how the media always takes a defense of traditional values
and turns it into something ‘anti,’ or ‘an attack’ in their
Benedict XVI made the comments in his annual Christmas speech to
the Vatican bureaucracy — one of his most important speeches of
If you look around at pics of Moore, he always has his mouth
open. I don’t think he’s as relevant as he was a few years ago –
maybe just his latest cry for attention beyond whatever echo
chamber he’s in these days.
And I was fascinated in that subject when making...
As horrific as it was, yes, people may be getting a wee bit
carried away with some of the post-Newtown reaction.
A high school student who said that he was planning on dressing
up like Santa and giving out candy to his classmates was suspended
because of a Facebook post that parents...
A state of magnetism predicted in 1987 has been observed for the
first time at MIT, with researchers saying that it might one day
find applications in storage and communications technologies.
The “one day” is still quite some way off, however, with the
researchers only at the very beginning of observing the...
I guess we’ll see what we’ll see – what’s the worst the media
can do, shoot them? I’d like to see them offer free guns and
training to selected educators. But I’m not sure what liability
issues that might involve.
The NRA will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C.,
Via TMZ, link below.
Jewish organizations around the world are furious with the
Ukrainian government … after a Ukrainian politician used an
Anti-Semitic slur in a Facebook rant about Mila Kunis.
The man who set off the controversy is lawmaker Igor
Miroshnichenko — who had written that Mila (a Jew who was...
Kenneth Bae is accused of possessing a hard disk
containing footage of the government executing defectors and
dissidents. If convicted he’s facing 5 – 10 years of hard
North Korea said on Friday it had detained an American tourist
on charges of perpetrating a crime against the state and is putting
Somewhat tongue in cheek:
Sarah Palin on Wednesday slammed Time magazine for naming
President Barack Obama “person of the year,” saying the publication
was displaying its “irrelevancy.”
“Time magazine, I think there is some irrelevancy there, to tell
you the truth,” the former Alaska governor said Fox News’s “On the