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Moments before announcing defeat to GOP colleagues, Speaker Boehner recited the Serenity Prayer








Speaker offered a prayer before announcing the defeat of 'Plan B'
By Molly K. Hooper, Peter Schroeder and Russell Berman - 12/20/12 09:53 PM ET

Moments before announcing defeat to his GOP colleagues, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recited the Serenity Prayer often heard at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.


“Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference,” the downtrodden House Speaker said at a hastily called closed-door meeting Thursday night to tell fellow House Republicans that he didn’t have to votes to pass his “Plan B” effort to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

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Instead, the House would wait for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and President Obama to act on measures that the House passed earlier this year.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/274201-boehner-offers-prayer-before-announcing-defeat-of-plan-b

Nat'l Review: "Boys using Easy-Bake ovens" were the problem at Sandy Hook.

I am, however, blaming our culture that denies, dismisses, and denigrates the masculine traits—including size, strength, male aggression and a male facility for strategic thinking–that until recently have been viewed as essential for building a society and protecting its weaker members. We now have Hanna Rosin at Slate urging parents to buy their little boys Easy Bake ovens so they’ll be more like little girls. Women are less aggressive by instinct, and they are typically trained to be nice. I praised and continue to praise the courage of the Sandy Hook principal, Dawn Hochsburg, and the teachers who gave up their lives along with her, but with some men on the scene who knew what to do, some of those lives might have been saved.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/336275/newtown-my-critics-charlotte-allen#
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/21/1172679/-National-Review-Boys-using-Easy-Bake-ovens-were-the-problem-at-Sandy-Hook

Rocks For Every Child


http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/12/20/rocks-for-every-child/

We Must Accept That Mitt Romney Won the Election with a Mandate

WED DEC 19, 2012 AT 08:51 PM PST
We Must Accept That Mitt Romney Won the Election with a Mandate
by TheNewDeal00


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Mitt Romney won with a strong mandate. So we must be willing to compromise things like Social Security and understand that our ideas lost this November.

Besides, every poll shows that Medicare and Social Security are highly unpopular and that Americans support giving the rich more tax cuts while their benefits get cut.

If Obama had won, then maybe we could stand up and use our mandate to protect seniors in the fiscal cliff deal.

However this is just not reality. So we must accept that Social Security will be cut because this is what the country wants and asked for in November by Electing Mitt Romney as the President of the United States.

Oh well. Maybe we can gain seats in the 2014 election with the popularity we'll gain by fulfilling the public's demand to cut Social Security. Americans hate Social Security.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/19/1172206/-We-Must-Accept-That-Mitt-Romney-Won-the-Election-with-a-Mandate

Reagan: "Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit."

Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax levied on employer and employee. If you reduce the outgo of Social Security, that money would not go into the general fund to reduce the deficit. It would go into the Social Security Trust Fund. So Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or growing the deficit.


http://www.politicususa.com/hey-gop-ronald-reagan-explained-social-security-deficit.html

Chances Of Meaningful Gun Control Legislation

On the other hand, his name lives on forever: bork



verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.

Origin:
1988, Americanism; after Judge Robert H. Bork, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was blocked in 1987 after an extensive media campaign by his opponents


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bork

Warning, TOO CUTE! Obama Gets Caught In Spider-Man's Web (PHOTO)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/obama-spider-man_n_2330050.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

"Peace On Earth"

I Feel So Much Safer Now!

I Feel So Much Safer Now!
By STARHAWK | Published: DECEMBER 18, 2012

I feel so much safer now, don’t you? Now that so many states are allowing teachers to bring guns to school! High time! Why just yesterday I took little Emmie to kindergarten for her very first day. She looked so adorable with her pink-enameled Baby Browning packed into her Hello Kitty holster. I felt so proud!

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We entered the classroom. Miss Grudge, Emmie’s new teacher, gave her a big smile and a playful burst-in-the-air from her classic Thompson sub-machine gun. So high-spirited, yet I could tell by her Glock in the shoulder holster and the classic Colt 45 on the desk that she has a no-nonsense, serious side. The little kiddies were having a fun game of target practice with their pint-sized Smith & Wessons, so good for their hand-eye coordination! And Miss Grudge is such a creative teacher. She really knows how to spot the teaching moment—like after little Billy shot a couple of toes off by accident, why, all the little children learned to count to eight, right there and then!

I left little Emmie for her first day at school, my mind at ease knowing she was well-protected from any crazed terrorists or evildoers who might threaten her life or her freedom!

Truly, the only downside that I can see to our new weapons policy is the little incident in the State Legislature when Senator Avarice introduced the new pension reform bill. The gallery was packed with teachers and after he’d been removed in the body bag his cohorts took one look at that bristling battery of gunbarrels and rapidly voted all educators a hundred percent raise plus full medical and dental benefits and a generous life insurance plan. Surprising how much less we hear these days about state employees and their bloated entitlements.

America’s teachers—best armed, best paid!

more:
http://starhawksblog.org/?p=779
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