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Driving Today? What’s your Thanksgiving Mix Tape?

I’m driving from Bloomington, IN to Springfield, MO today and I’m looking for some good music mixes. Here’s a few and please leave a comment with your own links! *If you’re able to catch it today, NPR had a great interview with Ray Davies from the Kinks. When it’s posted, you’ll find it here.

The best mix tape of the season has to be the soundtrack (of classic songs) from Guardians of the Galaxy:

I can’t deny the influence of Sufjan Steven’s hipster Christmas tracks:

Particularly crazy Sufjan:

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LIVE VIDEO: Historic Comet landing

Several live video feeds to check out after the Twitter feed, below:

BERLIN (AP) — How do you land a spacecraft on a comet that is streaking by at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph)? That’s a problem scientists have been grappling with for more than a decade as they prepare for one of the most audacious space adventures ever — the European Space Agency’s attempt to land a scientific probe on the giant ball of ice and dust known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They’ll find out Wednesday whether their plan will work when the agency’s mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany, gives its unmanned Rosetta space probe the final go-ahead to drop a lander on the comet.

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Yep, Obamacare architect really said ‘lack of transparency’ was essential to passing ACA

First off, this clip is over a year old, but it has come into the spotlight again as a new challenge to Obamacare makes it’s way through the court system. The quote from Obamacare architect and MIT economics professor, Jonathan Gruber brings into vivid focus how much deception the Left is willing to use in order to achieve their ‘greater good.’ Let’s watch it again for the first time:

This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK? So it’s written to do that. In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are going to pay in — you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money — it would not have passed. OK? Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. Look, I wish … we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.

Asked about the quote over the summer, Jonathan Gruber said, “I honestly don’t remember why I said that…I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake.”

It would just be wrong to not end this post with a flashback to her worshipfullness, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, “We have to pass the law so that you can find out what is in it.”

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Full Context on Limbaugh quotes on Consensual Sex

I wanted to provide some context for the whole dust-up regarding Rush Limbaugh’s threat today to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for defamation after fundraising emails claimed he ‘advocated tolerance of rape.’ First off, it’s important to realize that you don’t get an accurate description of Rush Limbaugh’s program from mainstream media or from just listening to his show a few times. A great deal of what Rush says is satirical and it can be difficult for newbies to penetrate–like any idiosyncratic radio show.

During the show in question, Rush called into question Ohio State University’s ‘consent’ program that requires men and women to verbally agree at every phase of sexual activity. He quoted at length from Ohio State University’s policy on ‘consent’ captured here in a screen shot:

The policy continues with, “If consent is not obtained prior to each act of sexual behavior (from kissing to intercourse), it is not consensual sex.” The policy also lists ‘non-verbal’ forms of communication–claiming that “stiffening muscles,” can mean, “you do NOT have consent.”

Here is Rush’s claim against the DCCC:

The DCCC knowingly and intentionally mischaracterized Mr. Limbaugh’sSeptember 15, 2014 statement. In particular, the DCCC removed ten words from question posed by Mr. Limbaugh, and quoted the ten words completely out of context in order to attribute a false meaning to [his statement]. These ten words, in fact, were not a statement at all. Rather, these ten words were part of a twenty-four word facetious question posed by Mr. Limbaugh… Read on from page 2.

Limbaugh Legal Threat to the DCCC

What do you think?

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DailyKos Liberals Want James O’Keefe Dead

Conservative activist, James O’Keefe, must be hitting all of the right buttons in the liberal blogosphere because the mask is off. Many over at the crazed website appear to want him dead–really dead. Here’s a selection of their choice comments–screen captured for all to see. Click here to see the video(s) that have them so angry. Really nice, tolerant people, right?













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The Ebola Czar thinks overpopulation is the top concern

President Obama’s newly appointed “Ebola Czar,” Ron Klain, thinks that overpopulation (a myth) is the top leadership issue challenging our world today. Is this a case of the fox guarding the hen house?

Turn up the volume–the audio level is low.

Wait a minute…Is overpopulation a myth?

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Full Harvard Edward Snowden Interview

Professor Lawrence Lessig, Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, interviews NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about institutional corruption and the National Security Agency.

There are a few minor glitches in the video after 14 min.

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VIDEO: Dems Walk Out on Pres Obama

No, this isn’t FOX News’ spin. This is the media forced to report on something they found really “weird.”
UPDATE: First video posted.

Here’s the Tweet heard ’round the world from a Reuters White House correspondent:

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Rand Makes the Cover of TIME for Third Time

Guess who made the cover of TIME magazine for the 3rd time? You’ll need a subscription or travel down to your doctor’s office (in a hazmat suit) to take it all in.

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The Documents: City of Houston “Commands” inspection of Sermons

UPDATE: Mayor Annise Parker backtracks. Laughs and claims misinterpretation…

It’s difficult to believe Mayor Parker was unaware of the subpoena when she tweeted, “their sermons are fair game,” yesterday.
UPDATE: Mayor Annise Parker responds via Twitter.

You’ve likely seen the breaking news today that the City of Houston has “commanded” local pastors to turn over sermons (including all communications and any “tangible things”) touching on a new city ordinance mandating transgender access to all public restrooms. Included in the wide dragnet, the city also seeks all communications and sermons related to “Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality or gender identity.”

In the words (song lyrics) of Woody Guthrie, “This song was written in New York City. Of rich man, preacher, and slave. If Jesus was to preach what He preached in Galilee, They would lay poor Jesus in His grave.”

We all knew this was coming, right? But I think it’s important for the public to see the actual subpoena and to really grapple with that word, “Command.” How does it feel (or “feeeeel,” in the style of Bob Dylan) to issue an order like this? I know you’re not suppose to make connections with Nazis but…

Is there any doubt left that we, as a society (including ‘the Church’), would have also imprisoned the Apostle Paul or Jesus Christ?

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  – Corinthians 6:9

When I sing the song, ‘Jesus Christ’ by Woody Guthrie, I change one key word at the end,

When Jesus come to town, all the working folks around
Believed what he did say
But the bankers and the preachers, they nailed Him on the cross,
And they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.

This song was written in New York City
Of rich man, preacher, and slave
If Jesus was to preach what He preached in Galilee,
They We would lay poor Jesus in His grave.

Go read and share the full subpoena for yourself.

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