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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
    aina.org ^ | 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
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    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
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikW7ljSm3Fs&feature=player_embedded
  • 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: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120309/NEWS0201/303090079/TN-lawmaker-says-green-policies-part-secret-U-N-plot?odyssey=tab|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
    newhavenindependent.org ^ | 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
    http://youtu.be/bt-6l0RSPQQ ^ | 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)
  • Rasmaussen- Alabama GOP Primary- Gingrich 30%, Santorum 29%, Romney 28%

    03/09/2012 7:53:55 AM PST · by VinL · 46 replies
    Rasmaussen | 3-9-12 | Rasumaussen
    Alabama Republicans are up to bat next, and right now it’s a near three-way tie going into next Tuesday’s primary. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Alabama finds Newt Gingrich barely ahead with 30% support to 29% for Rick Santorum and 28% for Mitt Romney. Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with seven percent (7%) of the vote. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports...
  • Wikipedia Entry for 'Critical Race Theory' Changed Today

    03/09/2012 7:53:12 AM PST · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ace of spades
    In the version dated January 31, 2012, the words "white supremacy" and "racial power" appear. Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the way in which white supremacy and racial power are reproduced over time, and in particular, the role that law plays in this process. (Emphasis added.) However, the current version states the following: Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the way...
  • Leah Garchik { Right to bare and right to stare }

    03/09/2012 7:52:09 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/12 | Leah Garchik
    A change of venue for the naked men of the Castro is gently suggested by Mark Abramson: "Maybe they could hang out in Alamo Square and tourists there for the Painted Ladies can get the naked people in the same picture, to kill two birds, you know." I was driving past the Castro and Market intersection last Sunday, and as I waited for the traffic light to change, I witnessed a playlet. A clothed woman who appeared to be a tourist approached a naked man - actually, not quite naked, he was wearing a hat - and asked him something....
  • Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT community for slight

    03/09/2012 7:51:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sent an apology letter to a lesbian and gay advocacy group on campus for his plans to use lavender football jerseys as a form of punishment to players in practice according to 10TV.com and the OSU campus newspaper, The Lantern. The lavender jersey would be given to a player caught "loafing" - or a moment of deceleration - for the second time during a conditioning drill. The concept was created by Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti. The school will now use a different color.
  • Senate GOP makes a power play on Right-to-Work Amendment

    03/09/2012 7:50:44 AM PST · by Parmenio · 4 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | March 8, 2012 | Tom Scheck
    Republicans in the Minnesota Senate took an unusual step today by moving a bill from one committee to another before the first committee voted on the measure. The bill in question is a proposed constitutional amendment would allow voters to decide whether workers could voluntarily avoid paying union dues. Sen. Dave Thompson, R- Lakeville, requested that the so-called "right-to-work" bill be moved from the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee to the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's a simple procedural move, but it upends the typical Senate process that allows policy committees to debate and vote on bills that fall within...
  • Romney Environment Push Is Fresh Target for His Rivals [2011]

    03/09/2012 7:46:38 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2011 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, whose health-care record as governor of Massachusetts has left him struggling to win the support of conservative voters, now faces another point of vulnerability: his environmental record. Just days after his 2002 election, Mr. Romney hired Douglas Foy, one of the state's most prominent environmental activists, and put him in charge of supervising four state agencies. Mr. Foy had initiated a lawsuit that led to the cleanup of Boston Harbor and had worked to protect fishing grounds and seashores. Once in the Romney administration, he served as the governor's negotiator on a regional climate-change initiative...
  • Mitt Romney trips up as GOP race moves westward

    03/09/2012 7:40:36 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 01, 2012 | John Hoeffel, Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta
    The front-runner's comment that he cares about Americans but isn't 'concerned about the very poor' is quickly met with criticism from both Democrats and fellow Republicans. Reporting from Tampa, Fla., Eagan, Minn., and Reno — The Republican presidential contest shifted to the West and Midwest on Wednesday as an exultant Mitt Romney dueled with the man he hopes to meet in November, President Obama, but found himself sidetracked when an infelicitous remark was seized upon by his opponents.
  • Families' exodus leaves S.F. with lowest pct. of children in U.S.

    03/09/2012 7:37:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/12 | Heather Knight
    Last year, a family of three earning $111,000 a year could afford just 23 percent of homes for sale in San Francisco - mostly in southern neighborhoods, including Bayview-Hunters Point.The median price of a house in the city in 2010 was $668,000. Just 2 percent of new housing units built in the city since 2001 are single-family, detached homes.These were just a few of the scores of statistics presented at a special Board of Supervisors hearing Thursday to help explain why San Francisco is bleeding families with children - losing 5,278 people younger than 18 between 2000 and 2010, according...
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney

    03/09/2012 7:36:58 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 3, 2011 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • Obama plan: Destroy Romney

    03/09/2012 7:33:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Polutico ^ | 8/9/11 4:29 AM EST | Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin
    Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee. The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. Obama remains personally popular, but pluralities in recent polling disapprove of his handling of his job, and Americans fear the country is on the wrong track. His aides are increasingly resigned to running for reelection in a glum nation. And so the candidate who ran on...
  • Scandal at The Washington Post: Fraud, Lobbying & Insider Trading

    03/09/2012 7:32:11 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Media.org ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    In the summer of 2010, business columnist for The Washington Post Steven Pearlstein lifted the veil on the little-known company operating procedure that involves an incestuous relationship between his own employer, and the scandal-plagued, for-profit university known as Kaplan.1 In his column, Pearlstein made the argument that while personnel in the newsroom may have nothing to do with Kaplan, they most certainly have “benefited from its financial success.” So what is it about Kaplan that has been so beneficial to Post employees? Aside from being one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country, Kaplan is not only a subsidiary...
  • Why The Media Wants Romney To Win The Nomination So Badly

    03/09/2012 7:31:24 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Riehl World ^ | January 18, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    Why The Media Wants Romney To Win The Nomination So Badly This recent item in the New York Times below is in good part what's behind the liberal media's desire to see Mitt Romney get the nomination. Now, I don't see Romney quite this way. But the left does. Religion, wealth, a "retro vision of the country." In short, in Romney they see everything they have been working to destroy for decades. They even want to pretend he isn't flawed, hence the over-looking of his many gaffes and retorts that invite his being slammed. But they don't slam him, ......
  • "Great" (video of Barack Hussein Obama by American Crossroads)

    03/09/2012 7:30:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Obama's record doesn't match his rhetoric on his accomplishments.
  • Hard won rights for Afghan women likely to be bargained away with Taliban

    03/09/2012 7:30:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    • Outrage over Karzai endorsement of edict on womens rights • President endorsed and promoted Ulema Council edict • Significant, recent, advances for women at extreme riskHuman rights groups are up in arms about Afghan President Karzai's very public support this week for a crackdown on womens' rights in his country. The move by the Afghanistan government, which curiously coincided with International Women's Day, has dismayed many who have applauded the advancement of women in Afghanistan in the years since the U.S.-led invasion of 2001 which toppled the Taliban. The head of the Save the Children Fund Jasmine Whitbread...
  • Seeking the Perfect Man

    03/09/2012 7:30:26 AM PST · by hawkins · 27 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 3/9/2012 | Travis Main
    A great number of women wonder if the perfect man exists. They have scanned the horizon and often come back thinking they must train a man to make him perfect. That leads them to the question, “Can a man learn to be perfect?” Certainly, a great number of women attempt to find out! In the long run, the realization of perfection depends upon the standard used and whether or not a man adheres to it. Many women believe their man reaches near perfection when they can get him to stop leaving his underwear on the floor and he begins putting...
  • Rick Santorum Says Mitt Romney Not Being ‘Truthful’ With the American People

    03/09/2012 7:29:33 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    ABC.com ^ | Mar 8, 2012 12:06am | Shushannah Walsh
    JACKSON, Miss.—”Are we going to win here?” Rick Santorum asked an excited crowd Wednesday evening at a rally ahead of their primary next week. The candidate touted his Super Tuesday wins and tried to define Mitt Romney as a candidate willing to mislead the American public.
  • Obama has perverted the media so much we have to look to Pravda for honest reporting

    03/09/2012 7:29:05 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | MARCH 9TH, 2012 | George Spelvin staff writer
    The English language version of the Russian publication “Pravda,” ( a word which ironically means either truth or justice), is revealing what perhaps is the most mind boggling piece of the puzzle of Barack Obama’s nativity story heretofore hidden from public knowledge. “Arizona + Minor v. Happersett + Hawaii State/U.S. Citizenship issues = justia and the scrubbing of Minor off the internet=a puzzle coming together, showing what Obama really is” summarizes one columnist, commenting on Pravda’s scoop. One free legal search site allegedly scrubbed the penultimate Supreme Court decision regarding definition of NATURAL BORN CITIZEN before the 2008 election; Minor...
  • An American Auto Bailout - For France?

    03/09/2012 7:27:39 AM PST · by shove_it · 5 replies
    Yahoo via ABC News ^ | 9 Mar 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Attention U.S. taxpayers: You now own a piece of a French car company that is drowning in red ink. That's right. In a move little noticed outside of the business pages, General Motors last week bought more than $400 million in shares of PSA Peugeot Citroen - a 7 percent stake in the company. Because U.S. taxpayers still own roughly one-quarter of GM, they now own a piece of Peugeot. Peugeot can undoubtedly use the cash. Last year, Peugeot's auto making division lost $123 million. And on March 1 - just a day after the deal with GM was announced...
  • UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ECONOMIST: Rush Limbaugh Is Right, Sandra Fluke Is A 'Prostitute'

    03/09/2012 7:24:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 8, 2012, 5:29 PM | Grace Wyler
    It has been one week since Rush Limbaugh first called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," but the controversy shows no sign of dying down. Now University of Rochester economist and former Slate blogger Steven Landsburg has jumped to Limbaugh's defense. In a blog post, Landsburg argued that while the talk radio host's language may have been off-color, Limbaugh's logic was analytically shrewd. Fluke, Landsburg writes, "deserves only to be ridiculed, mocked, and jeered" for saying that women should have access to contraception." He adds that Limbaugh's demand that Fluke and other Georgetown students post...
  • Full Titanic Wreck Site is Mapped for First Time

    03/09/2012 7:19:18 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- Researchers have pieced together what's believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-mile-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend.
  • Today's Toons 3/9/12

    03/09/2012 7:12:57 AM PST · by mystery-ak · 4 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 9, 2012 | pookie18
    See ya Monday...enjoy your weekend!
  • Woollard Likely To Withstand Challenge On Appeal (Right to Bear Arms)

    03/09/2012 7:12:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 8 March, 2012 | John Richardson
    Cam Edwards interviewed Professor Michael Krauss from the George Mason University School of Law yesterday regarding the Woollard decision. Professor Krauss says that the District Court rendered the correct decision in this case and that he thinks it will stand up on appeal.
  • Kony 2012 And The Explosion In Social Media

    03/09/2012 7:11:05 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 66 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-09-12 | Gerry Ashley
    Imagine you come upon a child under 10 years old who, along with his friends, is in obvious distress. Now imagine, when you ask that child what you can do to help him, he turns to you and says, with all seriousness, “It is better if you can kill us…” What in the name of all that is holy could cause a child that young so much stress and fear in his life, that given a choice, he would have you kill him as an act of kindness? Meet Jacob, the unsuspecting star of Youtube’s most viral video to date...
  • Missouri House advances firearm discrimination measure

    03/09/2012 7:08:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    columbiamissourian.com ^ | 8 March, 2012 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has advanced legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers because they own or use guns.
  • Santorum to Newsmax: I'd Consider Gingrich for VP (Looking for core conservative as running mate)

    03/09/2012 7:06:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 08 Mar 2012 06:28 PM | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    Saying he'd look for a "strong and principled conservative" as a running mate should he win the Republican presidential nomination, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum tells Newsmax that he certainly would consider rival Newt Gingrich for that vital role. When asked if he would consider the former House Speaker as number two on his ticket, Santorum said Gingrich had been "tested" by the bruising GOP race and that makes him an attractive vice presidential candidate. Santorum tells Newsmax that his choice would be a core conservative who is “willing to stand up and fight for the things that I believe...
  • Georgia Senate Approves Pair of Gun Bills: Concealed Carry at 18, Return Stolen Guns (VIDEO)

    03/09/2012 7:04:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    guns.com ^ | 8 March, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    The Georgia Senate has approved two pro-gun bills, one that would require authorities to return stolen guns to their lawful owners and one that would lower the concealed carry license age requirement from 21 to 18. Senate Bill 350 would require law enforcement agencies throughout the state to return all seized firearms, not being held as evidence, to their lawful owners no later than 30 days after the court renders its final judgment. Now, if the firearms cannot be traced back to the original owners, S.B. 350 would require that authorities sell those firearms at a public auction. Current Georgia...
  • Bad Karma: Our Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Breaks Down

    03/09/2012 7:03:51 AM PST · by RetroSexual · 27 replies
    Consumer Reports, via Yahoo ^ | March 8, 2012 | Consumer Reports Staff
    Our Fisker Karma cost us $107,850. It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken. We have owned our car for just a few days; it has less than 200 miles on its odometer. While doing speedometer calibration runs on our test track (a procedure we do for every test car before putting it in service by driving the car at a constant 65 mph between two measured points), the dashboard flashed a message and sounded a “bing“ showing a major fault. Our technician got the car off the track and put it into Park to go through the owner’s manual...
  • Airborne Forces Priests Will Make Parachute Jumps During Their Training [Russia]

    03/09/2012 7:01:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/6/12
    Moscow, March 6, Interfax - Priests of the Russian Airborne Forces will make parachute jumps during their practical training at the Ryazan Higher Airborne School, the Airborne Forces official representative Irina Kruglova told Interfax on Tuesday. Several of ten priests in the training camp are experienced parachuters. For example, Archpriest Savva (Shcherbina) jumped more than 560 times, while Archpriest Mikhail Vasiliev has made parachute jumps since 2001 when he started church service among troopers. Kruglova also said that priests among paratroopers live the life of those military units they work in: they participate in training, go to the districts of...
  • Seattle bitterly vows to lobby for erosion of state preemption(WA)

    03/09/2012 7:00:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes evidently cannot take “no” for an answer. Reacting today to the State Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for review in Seattle’s appeal of its double-loss in an effort to adopt a city parks gun ban in defiance of Washington’s 29-year-old state preemption statute, reported by this column earlier, Holmes told the Seattle Times that the city will take its campaign to the legislature next year. “Seattle sought a second look not only on behalf of its residents but for all forms of local governments in the state that want authority over their own properties....
  • Morning Bell: A Disappointing Recovery Leaves Americans Suffering

    03/09/2012 6:59:17 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 3/9/2012 | Mike Brownfield
    In the Super Tuesday primary, the economy was the number one issue on voters’ minds, be they in Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, or Virginia. And that wasn’t because they were happy about high unemployment and slow wage growth. Yet according to President Barack Obama, “the economy is getting stronger, and the recovery is speeding up.” Of course, these things are relative. A disappointing recovery is underway. It just hasn’t touched the millions of Americans who remain out of work, the millions more whose wages can’t keep up with inflation, and it doesn’t offset the effects of high gas prices on family...