December 20, 2014Saturday of the Third Week of Advent Â Â Reading 1 Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,âI will not ask!
Shorter @BarackObama: we can't let North Korea shut down a Sony film, but we can let Al Qaeda ban a YouTube video. And jail the filmmaker
Its been a big week for Cuba and a number of Republicans are trying to piggyback on the good news with their own form of discontent. Enter Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, two Batista Republicans if there ever were.
"You're just glad you have your helmet on." That's how New England Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell describes being part of quarterback Tom Brady's head-butt celebrations. There aren't many quarterbacks in the league who show as much emotion as Brady does, especially after a score, and the 37-year-old signal-caller tends to head-butt his teammates when he gets fired up.
Japans re-elected prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has said he is determined to rewrite the countrys pacifist constitutiondrawing an immediate sour response from China. A day after securing another four years in office with Sundays landslide election victory, Abe signaled he would pursue his long-cherished goal of changing the US-authored constitution.
The word on Elizabeth Warren - the Democratic Massachusetts senator who fomented the opposition last week to a rollback of financial regulations in the bill funding the government - is that she's the left's answer to shut-'em-down Ted Cruz.
Somewhat remarkably, given that it has presided over the worst recoveryby farof the post-war era, the Obama administration tries to slice and dice employment numbers to portray itself as a champion of job creation.
If youâre looking for a state with a reliable Leftward tilt, youâd be hard pressed to do better than Vermont. After all, this is the place which has repeatedly elected Bernie Sanders â a man who considers the Democrat Party too conservative for his tastes â to statewide office since 1991.
SYDNEY -- On two recent occasions, a pair of Sukhoi Su-30 fighters have taken off from their base near the old Indonesian trading port of Makassar and flown far across the Indonesian archipelago to intercept unidentified aircraft.
A team of researchers revealed evidence of an unknown geochemical pathway used by the Earth to sequester water deep within, releasing small amounts through plate tectonics in a process that feeds our oceans "from within," Ohio State University reported.
Local governments in Kentucky took major steps by enacting legislation at the county and metro level which has divided state lawmakers for years. In Bowling Green Friday the Warren County Fiscal Court became the first county in the nation to enact a right to work law with a 6-1 vote, and on Thursday night Louisville Metro government became the first city in the south to increase the minimum wage.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. - Aldous Huxley I like quotes.
Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 09:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis cautioned Christians against an egoism that excludes the need for God in his homily at Mass on Friday, saying this attitude renders our lives sterile and prevents the Church from bearing fruit.
Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Children caroling inside the Klamath Falls Walmart say they were kicked out Thursday night and told to leave or police would be called. Parents tell NBC5 News that a group of students from Henley High School were caroling at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday night when they were asked to leave in a manner that frightened some of the kids.
I want to second Jonathans take on the lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Nebraska to enjoin the operation of Colorados marijuana regulations. Much as I respect Oklahomas Attorney General Scott Pruitt, I think this suit lacks merit.
Tis this season! George C. Scott stars in this superb version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and second chances. In English with Greek subtitles.
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available, Craig Timberg reports for The Washington Post.
Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-12-19/the-delayedreaction-victories-of-ted-cruz
The arrest this week of two ex-cop private investigators charged with felonies related to their alleged attempt to frame a Costa Mesa city councilman for a false DUI is about more than the disturbing tactics of two hired guns.
In the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ringside Politics bestowed its first "Turkey of the Year" award to then New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for his woeful leadership, bad judgment and embarrassing statements.
Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) says the Army violated its own regulations by punishing Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn for using Christian scripture and solutions in a mandatory suicide prevention training session.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $189,186 in taxpayer dollars to Emory University to study the mortality of transgendered people, using electronic medical records for people who receive care from the Veterans Affairs Administration.
Researchers at Check Point have discovered a serious security vulnerability affecting at least 12 million leading-brand home and SME routers that appears to have gone unnoticed for over a decade.
BBC Panorama programme noted that Apple has gone to some lengths to moderate the practices within the factories of its suppliers, and to try and trace the origin of the soldering tin that it uses, but it was very much a programme about Apples factories and Apples use of illegally mined tin.
Co-blogger Jonathan Adler and Vanderbilt law professor Robert Mikos have pointed out some of the flaws in the lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma urging a federal court to invalidate marijuana legalization in neighboring Colorado.
In unprecedented move, South Korea bans 'pro-North' political party By Steven Borowiec December 19, 2014, 5:49 AM|Reporting from Seoul Weighing free expression versus security concerns, South Koreas Constitutional Court on Friday made an unprecedented ruling to dissolve a small left-wing party accused of being pro-North Korea..
Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent By Andy on December 18, 2014 Sony may have withdrawn The Interview but not everyone is scared of releasing the movie.
Only months ago convicted Terrorist Bill Ayers signed a pro-abortion petition from Stop Patriarchy, a communist pro-choice group, against Texas law HB2 now closing several abortion clinics in the state.
A nurse from a Seattle abortion clinic said the following at a meeting of abortion providers where they discussed the emotional impact of their work. I was watching the doctor struggle with the cannula, trying to pull it out.
A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after catastrophic damage caused by flooding from Hurricane Katrina.