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Judge Gotsch and Tim Corbett and others at a fundraiser held by Bob Urbanksi for Mayor Buttigieg

White House ‘Absolutely’ Willing To Go Off The Fiscal Cliff – ABC News

President ’s lead negotiator in the “fiscal cliff” talks said the administration is “absolutely” willing to allow the package of deep automatic spending cuts and across-the-board tax hikes to take effect Jan. 1, unless Republicans drop their opposition to higher income tax rates on the wealthy.

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Fiscal cliff talks aim at more defense cuts – Fosters

House Republicans’ “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White House and Congress backed last year, and even the fiercest defense hawks acknowledge the Pentagon faces another financial hit.

Bill O’Reilly Confronts Bob Costas Over Gun Control Comments: People Own Guns To Feel Safe | Mediaite

continued to explain his gun control remarks from Night Football on Bill O’Reilly‘s show tonight. While O’Reilly agreed that Costas was being unfairly tarred in the media for his remarks, he did challenge the NBC broadcaster’s assertion about the disturbing nature of the gun culture in the United States, telling Costas that owning a gun makes people feel safer in bad situations.

Anti-gun Fox Sports journalist: NRA is the new KKK | Washington Times Communities

Whitlock, the writer Bob Costas credited for his revelation that America’s “gun culture” was responsible for Kansas City Chief player Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide, likened the National Rifle Association to the Ku Klux Klan

Sorry Libs… The NRA Was There to Help Blacks Defend Themselves From KKK Democrats, Not the Other Way Around

The NRA opposed these discretionary gun permit laws and proceeded to grant NRA charters to blacks who sought to defend themselves from Klan — including the great civil rights hero Robert F. Williams.

A World War II Marine veteran, Williams returned home to Monroe, N.C., to find the Klan riding high — beating, lynching and murdering blacks at will. No one would join the NAACP for fear of Klan reprisals. Williams became president of the local chapter and increased membership from six to more than 200.

Starbucks goes glam with $450 stainless steel gift card [Google+ Hangout] – chicagotribune.com

is now offering a for $450 — $400 to fill the card with store credit and $50 toward the sleek, stainless card itself.

The limited-edition Starbucks Metal Card is available through membership-based e-commerce site Gilt.com starting at 9 a.m. PST on Friday. The fancy card, which is reloadable, comes with automatic My Starbucks Rewards Gold membership, which involves occasional freebies.

Seriously, if you see someone with this card … punch them in the face.

Indiana’s Sunday ban on alcohol sales could change 

Indiana lawmakers will deal with several bills this upcoming year about Sunday alcohol sales.

If Indiana legislators allow alcohol to be sold on Sunday, businesses near the state line will either be greatly helped or seriously hurt.

Did Tasering cause LaPorte inmate’s miscarriage? – southbendtribune.com

An investigation into whether a pregnant LaPorte County Jail inmate suffered a miscarriage as a result of being struck with a Taser was continuing today.

Taser International sued by man left with brain damage after being electrocuted — RT

Colin Fahy, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, was shot in the chest with a Taser by responding to a domestic disturbance complaint at his home in St. Louis. Officer Karen Menendez claims she used the Taser on Fahy, who was drunk and high, after he lunged at her and one other officer, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Supt. McCarthy moves top commanders to high-violence areas – Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is making some moves this morning in order to deal with the recent increase in shootings in some parts of the city.

Pizza Hut Delivers The New Worst Thing In The World

All true celebrities deserve their own perfume and Pizza Hut is no different! What began as a fun Facebook post – with Pizza Hut asking fans just how much they loved the smell of a box of Pizza Hut pizza being opened – has materialized into Pizza Hut becoming the latest celebrity to launch its own perfume.

Introducing Pizza Hut Perfume – a brand new fragrance from Pizza Hut Canada boasting top notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.