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  • How to Stop Putting Gas in the Islamist Tank

    03/09/2012 8:40:13 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies ^ | 08MAR12 | Clifford D. May
    Islamists are a diverse lot. Some are what diplomats like to call “violent extremists.” They want to kill you. Others are less eager to shed blood, more confident that by mastering electoral politics, manipulating international organizations, and designing effective public-relations campaigns, they can achieve their objectives. What are those objectives? Islamism implies a commitment to the imperative of Islamic power. Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, articulated the basic idea succinctly: It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet....
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads: The Monitor Meets The Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

    03/09/2012 8:36:56 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 40 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | March 9, 2012 | Eric
    Washington was replete with panic as word of the previous day’s destruction reached its doorstep. The ravaging and ruin wrought by the ironclad CSS Virginia (once the USS Merrimack) at Hampton Roads was utterly astonishing. After nightfall, as the USS Congress smoldered, fixing its thick black smoke to the Hampton Roads horizon, and as several other ships were run aground, General Wool at Fortress Monroe reported the travesty to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The note had to first travel to Baltimore before being telegraphed to Washington, leaving the citizens the entire night to be peacefully passed. But at 9:30am,...
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    03/09/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    Weekly Preppers Thread.
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Video:Female Democratic Lawmakers Refuse to Condemn Bill Maher's Comments About Palin (Graphic Video

    03/09/2012 8:31:23 AM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | FrankStrategies/YouTube/Channel
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • TN lawmaker says green policies are part of secret U.N. plot

    03/09/2012 8:27:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 3/9/12 | Anne Paine
    Gannett Newspaper - Link Only:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • ARG POLL MISS-- Newt 35%, Rom 31, San-20

    03/09/2012 8:27:00 AM PST · by VinL · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich leads the Mississippi Republican presidential primary with 35%. Gingrich is followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20%, and Ron Paul with 7%. Gingrich leads Romney 37% to 32% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Santorum with 21% and Paul with 3%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Paul leads with 33%, followed by Romney with 24%, Gingrich with 20%, and Santorum with 14%. Gingrich leads Romney 37% to 30% among likely Republican primary voters saying they will definitely vote in the March 6 primary, followed by Santorum with 17% and Paul with 5%. Romney leads Santorum 40%...
  • Occupy Nashville protestors strike camp

    03/09/2012 8:21:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Members of Occupy Nashville have apparently heeded the new law that would have evicted them from War Memorial Plaza overnight. Gov. Bill Haslam originally signed the new law a week ago, but Occupy Nashville members were given a week to comply. A handful of tents remained on the plaza Thursday, but WSMV Ch. 4 reports that the last remaining protestors packed up their belonging overnight. Occupy Nashville was camped out on the plaza for more than four months. Under the new law, those who camp on state property that is not properly designated can face a $2,500 fine, a year...
  • The Sick Man of Europe (Short History of Greece)

    03/09/2012 8:17:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Defining Ideas ^ | March 9, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not long ago, European Union bankers gave the Greeks a €110 billion bailout—along with stern recommendations to stop cooking their books, to go after tax cheaters, to trim fat public payrolls, to reform ludicrous pensions, and to open up the economy to the private sector. The money men were answered with riots, strikes, and defiance in the streets of Athens. Even as the government has nodded that it would enact prescribed austerity measures, it found ways to delay or subvert them. The Greek message, whether deliberate or not, came off as either, “Don’t tell us how to spend your money,”...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, March 9, 2012

    03/09/2012 8:16:37 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 134 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Sandra Fluke on MSNBC Ed Schultz Show defending Obamacare before Rush's comments

    03/09/2012 8:16:15 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/16/2012 | Ed Schultz/ Sandra Fluke
    SCHULTZ: Joining me tonight is Sandra Fluke , the woman Congressman Darrell Issa rejected as a witness today. Ms. Fluke is a law student at Georgetown University . Great to have you with us tonight, Sandra . Now, I understand that you already planned your testimony. You were going to cite examples of people who could have benefited from President Obama ‘s mandate for birth control coverage. Share with us what you would have told that committee today. SANDRA FLUKE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW STUDENT: That is what I was there to speak to the committee about. That's why I was...
  • NY Imam to Petition for Muhammad's Birthday as a National Holiday (Absolutely not)

    03/09/2012 8:15:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Luiza Oleszczuk
    NEW YORK - A New York imam has declared that he will start a campaign on April 22 to make the April 26 birthday of the Muslim prophet Muhammad a national holiday celebrated by Muslims and people of other faiths.Mohammad Abdul Qayyoom, head of the Muhammadi Community Center in Jackson Heights in the NYC borough of Queens, published a copy of the petition via the center's Facebook page to be signed by other religious leaders. The interfaith initiative asks for an establishment of April 26 as a federal holiday, "so that we can enjoy this day like the joy of Christmas.""One good thing [about]...
  • Mishap At Police Academy

    03/09/2012 8:14:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies ^ | 8 Mar 2012 | Melissa Bailey
    Two cops were hit by flying shrapnel Thursday afternoon when an instructor at the police academy accidentally fired a gun, police said. Police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman said during a Whitney Avenue press conference the incident took place “just minutes past noon” at the academy at 710 Sherman Parkway. “One of the training instructors accidentally discharged a live round inside a classroom at the police academy,” Hartman said. The bullet, from a 40-caliber handgun, struck a concrete wall. “Particles from the bullet ricocheted off of that wall, striking two officers,” Hartman said. Officer Ryan Przybylski was hit on the forehead...
  • Redistricting, top-two primary change California's election game

    03/09/2012 8:10:28 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/9/12 | Dan Walters
    California's most noteworthy congressional race this year is the high-dollar shootout between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Berman and Sherman were thrown together in the 30th Congressional District when the independent redistricting commission drew new maps for the state's 53 congressional districts. The two rivals have spent a collective 45 years in Congress and are spending millions of dollars in their duel for political survival, with policy on Israel and Iran potent issues in the heavily Jewish district. It could even be a year-long struggle. Democrats have a 2-to-1...
  • The Buzz: Democrats' duel over pay of legislators goes to court

    03/09/2012 8:05:45 AM PST · by SmithL
    When Democrats control the state Legislature and all statewide offices, sooner or later they will end up fighting each other in court. One need look no further than the approaching showdown between legislative leaders and state Controller John Chiang. The issue was joined in January when Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Darrell Steinberg sued their fellow Democrat over Chiang's decision last June to withhold lawmakers' pay after concluding the budget they passed was unbalanced. In a recent court filing, lawmakers argued that Chiang overstepped his authority in an effort to be "politically expedient.
  • Judges Lash Out at ‘Tortuous Text’

    03/09/2012 8:04:49 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/09/12 | Joanna Chung
    Lots of people have strong feelings about Medicare. But some of the most passionate outbursts have come from judges trying to sort through its language. James Madison warned in the Federalist Papers about laws “so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
  • 'Retired' Osama bin Laden viewed death as a release from years of ill health, book claims

    03/09/2012 8:04:40 AM PST · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08March2012 | Rob Crilly
    The research by Brigadier Shaukat Qadir, a retired Pakistani army officer, claims al-Qaeda forced bin Laden to "retire" from his position as "amir" – or chief – of the group and to live out his days in isolation from the movement he founded. It paints a picture of the world's most wanted man living a secluded life in the town of Abbottabad, surrounded by squabbling wives as he gradually succumbed to dementia and failing health. Brigadier Qadir, intrigued by conflicting accounts of the raid to kill bin Laden in May last year, has embarked on a personal quest to uncover...
  • Jerry Brown predicts ongoing budget problems, "finger-pointing" if his tax measures fails

    03/09/2012 8:01:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/9/12 | David Siders and Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he is racing to clear the November ballot of two rival tax initiatives because failure will lead to severe ongoing budget problems and Democratic blame-trading. "If we get down the road and there are no taxes," he said, "there's going to be a lot of finger-pointing." The Democratic governor, who proposes to raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners, said a proposed tax on millionaires would attract many of the same people who might otherwise support his plan, splitting the vote and likely leaving both measures to fail. "That would,...
  • Fasting Fox News: unregistered Romney SUPERPAC

    03/09/2012 7:57:06 AM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies ^ | 3/9/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Romney's shadow backers dumping tens of millions of dollars per state to slander his opponents is enough of an advantage- but having a 24 hour news network to do his bidding demonstrates a PERCEIVED disadvantage on a David v. Goliath scale... (video)