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  • Harry Reid, Jon Corzine and other cronies that got away in 2012

    12/15/2012 1:44:23 PM PST · by Libloather
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/12 | Peter Schweizer
    Harry Reid, Jon Corzine and other cronies that got away in 2012By Peter Schweizer Published December 12, 2012 FoxNews.com **SNIP** 2. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) For Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), politics is a family business. And when it comes to doling out the federal goodies to favored friends, few can compete with the Nevada senator. Sen. Reid has sponsored at least $47 million in earmarks that directly benefitted organizations that one of his sons, Key Reid, [RW1] either lobbies for or is affiliated with. Recently, another of Sen. Reid’s sons, Rory Reid, helped Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group make...
  • Who Dat?

    12/15/2012 1:40:21 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Answer -here-
  • Hillary Stumbles, Suffers A Concussion, Won’t Testify

    12/15/2012 1:26:09 PM PST · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-12 | Skookum
    Some might wonder if it was the cervesa or the stomach flu, but it looks like Hillary took a dive and is down for the count. From The Department of State: While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion. She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon. How convenient, she is looking forward...
  • Republican congressman questions delay in arrest of Menendez intern who is a registered sex offender

    12/15/2012 1:25:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/14/12
    Republican congressman questions delay in arrest of Menendez intern who is a registered sex offenderBy The Associated Press December 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM The Associated Press reported earlier this week that the department ordered immigration agents not to arrest Sanchez, an unpaid intern working for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., until after Election Day. **DNIP** Chaffetz's inquiry was the first from Capitol Hill on the matter. He called the situation "disturbing" in a letter dated Thursday to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Chaffetz asked that officials brief him and his staff by Jan. 3 and provide answers in writing. Authorities...
  • Patriots in New England Area needed to defend the children!

    12/15/2012 1:12:50 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 60 replies
    Vanity | 15 December 2012 | Trueblackman
    All freedom loving patriots and support need muster in Sandyhook Conn as the Westboro nutjobs plan to protest at the first of the funerals for the the young victim that were killed on Friday. We freedom lovers and defenders can't allow these wackos to hijack a true tragic moment and enough damage has been done to these young victims, who did not have a chance to defend themselves against a heartless coward, sorry I can been there myself to due to distance and health issues, but my fingers and mouth still work, so I'm getting the word out thru Freerepublic.
  • 'There Are Times'

    12/15/2012 1:09:30 PM PST · by P. J. Kaiser · 1 replies
    There are times we will remember. There are times we will forget. There are times marked now forever. And, the times not marked as yet. There are times we've had together, much of which not soon forgot. There are times of sweet surrender, bolstered with, 'forget me nots'. Ill-witted whims from those thought clever echo through our nation's halls. Voiced by all who wish to sever the harkened notes of bugle calls. Though the past is gone, now forever, it still whispers warnings behind our ears. A warning truth of down-pour stormings with brightened mornings to face our fears. And,...
  • Gun control will push states to secede

    12/15/2012 1:06:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | December 15, 2012 | Robert Chisholm
    I don't worry much anymore that the general public, or even radical politicians, will consider ideas such as Andrew J. O'Connor presented in this forum to repeal the Second Amendment. Public support for such an act is not strong. What would actually be the result of even a proposal to repeal the Second Amendment by the president or Congress? Not much would happen in the way of reducing violent crime, I suspect. After all, there are already millions and millions of all sorts of firearms out there and I don't know many people that would rush to turn them in...
  • Iran sympathises after 'tragic' US school shooting

    12/15/2012 12:59:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/15/12 | AFP
    Foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast condemned the "tragic incident" and expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, the state broadcaster's website IRIB reported. He also called on American society to mobilise against "warmongering and the massacre of innocent people anywhere, through terrorism, whether state-sponsored or not."
  • Killer’s Mother, His First Victim, Was a Gun Enthusiast, Friends Say

    12/15/2012 12:54:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 87 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/15/12
    She often went to a local restaurant and music spot, My Place, where she sat at the bar, according to a manager there who gave her name only as Louise. Ms. Lanza typically came to My Place alone, said another acquaintance, Dan Holmes, owner of Holmes Fine Gardens, a landscaping company in Newtown, who also met her at the bar. At craft beer tastings on Tuesday evenings, he recalled, she liked to talk about her gun collection. “She had several different guns,” he said. “I don’t know how many. She would go target shooting with her kids.” Law enforcement officials...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANSELMIAN ARGUMENT, 12-15-12

    12/15/2012 12:52:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-15-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANSELMIAN ARGUMENT The famous argument of St. Anselm (1033-1109) of Canterbury (1033-1109) for the existence of God. It is an argument a priori, drawn from the idea of God rather than a posteriori, from the works of God. Anselm used it to refute the fool who says there is no God (Psalm 13). He argues as follows: We call God a being so great that nothing greater can be conceived. This definition is accepted even by the atheist, who admits that God exists at least in the mind of the believer. But that which is so...
  • Clinton will not testify before Congress on Libya, purported concussion cited

    12/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 95 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/15/12
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to testify next week before House and Senate panels on the Benghazi issue because she sustained a concussion, a top State Department official said Saturday.
  • Gun-control laws failed Connecticut children

    12/15/2012 12:46:56 PM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    WND ^ | December 15, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Facts of crime reveal shooter violated at least 3 statutes already in place In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., voices across nation, and indeed across the globe, have been calling for stricter gun-control laws. Yet what gun-control measure could have prevented this crime? The state of Connecticut already has certain gun-control laws in place, at least three of which the shooter broke, as he could have only obtained the weapons through illegal means. According to news reports, Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother Nancy Lanza dead at their family home before driving to the Sandy...
  • WashPost Gossips Mocks TMZ Divorce Notes on Palin's Eldest ...

    12/15/2012 12:43:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2012 | Tim Graham
    In Friday's Washington Post, gossips Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts reported that Sarah Palin's eldest child Track is divorcing his wife after a little more than a year of marriage. "She keeps her jewelry; he keeps his guns" in the settlement, they joked from the TMZ report. But in June of 2010, when Al Gore's eldest child Karenna was divorcing, she was a "crisis management" role model like Dear Old Mom and Dad. Check out the difference. Here's Friday's Palin announcement: Divorcing: Track Palin, 23, and Britta Hanson, 22, who filed a court petition in Alaska to dissolve their marriage,...
  • Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter

    12/15/2012 12:30:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    nwcn.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Mike Benner
    PORTLAND, Ore ... Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire. "I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, 'are you serious?'" The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar. "He was working on his rifle," said Meli. "He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side." The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter....
  • Pope lights Christmas tree and says abortion, gay marriage are threats to peace

    12/15/2012 12:28:28 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | AP
    Pope lights Christmas tree and says abortion, gay marriage are threats to peace Published December 14, 2012| Associated PressVATICAN CITY –  The Christmas season kicked off Friday at the Vatican with the traditional lighting of the tree in St. Peter's Square -- and a reminder from the pope about what happened when the "lights" of God were turned off in past atheistic regimes.--snip-- "And when in the past they tried to stamp out the light of God to instead turn on illusory and misleading glows, there were seasons of tragic violence against man," he said. "And this is because when...
  • Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting

    12/15/2012 12:21:20 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    "A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.".............
  • The Top Ten Biggest Doo-Wop Hits Of All Time

    12/15/2012 12:21:10 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 137 replies
    This list represents the biggest and most popular doo-wop songs of all time, as determined by Billboard chart rankings. These are not necessarily the best doo-wop songs ever -- although they're classics all -- but they remain the most popular, the ones that have stuck with us through decades of changing trends and styles. 1. "At The Hop," Danny and the Juniors Singular 711 (11 November 1957) b/w "Sometimes" recorded October 1957, Philadelphia, PA Originally conceived by the songwriter as "Do The Bop," no less an authority than Dick Clark convinced Danny and the Juniors to rename this song to...
  • The trouble with changing gun laws -- in 1 chart (by Chris Cillizza)

    12/15/2012 12:20:14 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 15, 2012 | Chris Cillizza
    But, in the meantime, there's one chart from Gallup that tells the story of the American public's attitude toward gun legislation over time.
  • Clinton Looking for Clean Getaway on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 12:17:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Foxnews ^ | December 14, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “Secretary Clinton had originally been asked by networks to go on. She declined to do it.” -- Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, talking to NBC News. The Obama Democrats are today furious at the opposition of Republicans that ended the bid of presidential favorite U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Rice, a stalwart retainer of the House of Obama, knows that Clinton, the matriarch of the rival Democratic clan, let the ambitious ambassador take the fall. - But this would be sort of like being upset at the bear that...
  • Newtown pastor: Parents asked about kids' last moments [Msgr. Robert Weiss]

    12/15/2012 12:15:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    TodayNews.today.com ^ | 12-15-12 | Scott Stump
    Newtown pastor: Parents asked about kids' last moments By Scott Stump, TODAY contributor As the parents of the children who were murdered by a gunman in a Connecticut elementary school Friday attempt to process the horror of their death, many tried to imagine what the final moments for their loved ones were like.Several of them came to be consoled by Msgr. Robert Weiss, the pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Connecticut. Weiss spoke with Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Saturday about the moment when families were informed by authorities that their children or loved ones had perished in...
  • Gun-Free Zones or Stop the Insanity

    12/15/2012 12:13:57 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 17 replies
    self | 12/15/12 | self
    I thought surely, after Columbine and especially Virginia Tech, that the insanity of gun-free zones would go away; how wrong I was. What we need is Parent (or Grandparent) Guards, made up of capable, trained adults, sitting in shifts in teachers’ lounges, armed with personal weapons, ready at a moment’s notice to protect their loved ones. I’m retired, own a shotgun and I’d volunteer in a heartbeat. Imagine for a minute that the Connecticut elementary school had had such a system in place. The shooter would have found himself meeting his maker pretty quickly and it would not have been...
  • Separate that family but not this one

    12/15/2012 12:09:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    www.caps-blog.org ^ | December 15, 2012 | Inger Eberhart
    On Monday, the Archdiocese of Atlanta called on the Obama administration to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Speaking on behalf of one million Georgia Catholics, Archbishop Wilton Gregory lauded the administration for issuing work permits and deportation reprieves to illegal immigrants. However, the Archbishop wants more. He used familiar arguments about keeping families together as his main reason to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Archbishop Gregory’s website page states, “we find it unacceptable that children are separated from their parents and families or begin each morning wondering if this is the last day they will see their mother or father or siblings.”...
  • David Frum Cracks CT School Shooting Joke

    12/15/2012 12:02:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | December 15, 2012 | John Nolte
    As we all know, CNN Contributor and Daily Beast columnist David Frum is really nothing more than a mercenary opportunist, and one who's increasingly desperate for attention. But who knew he was willing to go this far after the news was released of a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, CT: davidfrum@davidfrum Shooting at CT elementary school. Obviously, we need to lower the age limit for concealed carry so toddlers can defend themselves. 14 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite - Later in the day, Frum used the pages of the Daily Beast to "explain" his tweet and to...
  • Cheetah Jumps On Jeep

    12/15/2012 11:59:41 AM PST · by navysealdad · 47 replies
    Cheetah jumps on jeep, face to face in Masai Mara, Kenya
  • Ammo Suppliers - Vanity

    12/15/2012 11:57:32 AM PST · by APatientMan · 42 replies
    12/15/12 | APM
    I'm looking for good places to buy ammo. I usually buy at walmart or from Sportsman's Guide. SG had a lot of "Backordered - Expected Availability: ..." and I don't feel like dealing with the Christmas shoppers at wally world. Sorry for the vanity, but do Freepers have an good sources for buying ammo (and mags) on-line? Thanks.
  • Obama has chosen John Kerry as Secretary of State

    12/15/2012 11:54:43 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
  • Question: How Many Innocents Killed by abortion and/or illegal aliens on a weekly basis?

    12/15/2012 11:53:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Freepers Smarter Than Me | 12/15/12 | SFF
    Like most people, I was repulsed to hear about the murder of innocent children by a lunatic in Connecticut. While I understand a crime of this magnitude probably warrants a response, if only in rhetoric, by the federal government, I also wondered why other less "visible" deaths are ignored. Look, we FREEPers publish almost on a weekly basis some story or stories about innocent people dying because of the action of someone in these states ILLEGALLY. We also recognize that every day, with no real medical necessity, innocent babies are torn from the womb of their mothers. These actions happen...
  • Tea partiers must hang tough

    12/15/2012 11:53:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Star Parker
    Star Parker urges freedom-lovers to continue fight to restore America Now, suddenly, the tea party is everybody’s whipping boy. Liberals, in the wake of the election, gloat about what they see as liberalism’s return to the mainstream and cheer the end of the Republican “extremists.” And, despite the spin, which never stops in Washington, it is not accidental that four prominent tea-party congressmen have been purged from key committee posts by Speaker John Boehner. So as the Washington “establishment” cozies up to the mindset that a bloated, debt-ridden America can go on just fine as long as there is political...
  • Egypt's ousted president slips, hits his head

    12/15/2012 11:52:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/15/12 | AP
    (AP) Egypt's ousted president slips, hits his head CAIRO An Egyptian security official says ousted president Hosni Mubarak has slipped in the bathroom in the prison where is serving a life sentence, hitting his head. The official says the ailing Mubarak, 84, was treated in Cairo's Tora prison Saturday for head injuries and a chest bruise. He says Mubarak slipped before two months ago but did not injure himself.
  • 'Nothing Will Ever Be The Same'

    12/15/2012 11:47:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/15/12 | MATTHEW KAUFFMAN
    -snip- One of those killed, first-grade teacher Victoria Soto, died after hiding her students, a source told The Courant. Soto was a teacher in room 10, the classroom next to where the shooting began, the source said. She hid her students — 15 or 16 of them, some possibly in a bathroom — before the gunman entered the room. He wanted to shoot more people, the source said, but, seeing no one but Soto, he shot her, then left the room, the source sad.
  • Gun Control Advocates Sue Web-Based Gun Sales Company

    12/15/2012 11:47:01 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Business Insider | Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/13/12 | Dahleen Glanton
    Gun control advocates filed a groundbreaking lawsuit in Chicago Wednesday seeking to make companies that sell firearms over the Internet more accountable. The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence specifically names Armslist.com, an Internet gun website that links gun sellers with potential buyers.
  • Gun Control: Piers Morgan Wants To Eviscerate The 2nd Amendment

    12/15/2012 11:46:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | December 14, 2012 | Melissa Melton
    Michael Moore isn’t the only media figurehead openly calling for stricter gun control on the social media site Twitter today. Not only does Piers Morgan apparently want to straight up take away people’s guns, but he has a multi-step plan for exactly how America should be disarmed. The host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight went on an anti-gun Tweet rant following the mass shooting in a Connecticut school that left 28 people, including 20 children, dead earlier this morning. “Only way forward for America is a national gun policy, same (much tougher) laws for everyone. No assault weapons for civilians,...
  • Muslims Riot, Jews Banned from Temple Mount

    12/15/2012 11:46:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Jews have been barred from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem until Sunday, the last day of Hannukah. The Temple Mount is the holiest site on earth according to Jewish tradition. The ban is aimed at preventing a Muslim riot at the site. Riots are thought to be particularly likely following Friday prayers. ......
  • How Africa's first commodity exchange revolutionised Ethiopia's economy

    12/15/2012 11:28:52 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 13, 2012 | Lauren Everitt
    Cereal fields in Ethiopia's Arusi-Bale plains, where the commodity exchange has facilitated trade between buyers and sellers. While government leaders, NGOs and corporations devise strategies to churn out more food for future generations, Eleni Gabre-Madhin is taking a different approach. Concerned by a 2002 famine in her home country of Ethiopia that followed bumper crops in 2000 and 2001, the Stanford-educated economist decided it was time to go beyond food production and take a hard look at distribution. The result? Africa's first commodity exchange. As the founder and outgoing CEO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), Gabre-Madhin established a reliable...
  • Willie Nelson: "A lot of guns...there's no need for civilians to own those...those are for military"

    12/15/2012 11:23:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2012 | Piers Morgan
  • The Great California Commercial Vehicle Purge is underway

    12/15/2012 11:20:45 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 72 replies
    12/15/2012 | TW
    All “registered owners” of vehicles weighing more than 26,000 GVW have received this letter over the past couple weeks. This edict, only applies to diesel powered vehicles used as a function of business. Privately used vehicles are exempt, at this time. Compliance is very expensive, Diesel Particulate Filters, start around $10,000.00 per vehicle. New vehicles are as high as, $140,000.00. This is an enormous expense to California business owners, which obviously will be passed on. California business also has to comply with a carbon credit scam and undoubtedly, the future recension of Prop 13 protection of commercial property. There are...
  • Fighting the Campus Porno Culture

    12/15/2012 10:55:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/13/2012 | Ashley Herzog
    Last week, when I wrote about the pornification of American college campuses, many readers expressed their loss of hope in the current generation of students, as well as the administrators who encourage such a debased culture. If my column made you weep for the future, you’ll probably be even more disheartened by the book I referenced last week, “Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad” by Nathan Harden. The book is an expose of how, in the words of Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, “some of our nation’s finest universities have allowed themselves to...
  • Manufacturing In The US Is Making A Historic Comeback

    12/15/2012 10:51:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/15/2012 | Charles Fishman
    For much of the past decade, General Electric’s storied Appliance Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared less like a monument to American manufacturing prowess than a memorial to it. The very scale of the place seemed to underscore its irrelevance. Six factory buildings, each one the size of a large suburban shopping mall, line up neatly in a row. The parking lot in front of them measures a mile long and has its own traffic lights, built to control the chaos that once accompanied shift change. But in 2011, Appliance Park employed not even a tenth of the people it did...
  • Transgender player attains college basketball first

    12/15/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/14/2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The women’s basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut. In the days leading up to the game, people had plenty to say about 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound Gabrielle Ludwig, who joined the Lady Saints as a mid-season walk-on and became, according to advocates, the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.
  • Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens

    12/15/2012 10:49:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    There are several documented cases where armed citizens have stopped mass attacks by gunmen. Let me list a few: The Pearl, Mississippi school shooting was stopped by the vice principal Joel Myrick with a Colt .45, The Appalachian School shooting was stopped by two students with handguns. Both of the above incidents were stopped by the armed citizens threatening the shooter without firing. Pearl High School Link Appalacian Law School Link Plans to slay everyone in the Muskegon, Michigan, store and steal enough cash and jewelry to feed their "gnawing hunger for crack cocaine" fell apart for a band of...
  • Helpful union surrogate vows to chase Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s daughter to soccer game

    12/15/2012 10:47:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    The great thing about Democracy – as I’m sure you’ll all agree – is that once the campaigns, debates and battles are over and the people have spoken, everyone can pick up the pieces and get on with productive work to advance the principles each side believes in. Clearly, such is the case in Michigan, where defeated but undaunted union advocates have already begun dusting themselves off and …Nope. LANSING — A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get “no rest” and that protesters would be at his...
  • Why most Americans don't go along with the calls for gun control

    12/15/2012 10:42:30 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15 December 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    By Tim Dunkin Yet another mass shooting has taken place, and before the smoke barely had time to clear, those on the Left were already leaping into action in their efforts to politicize this terrible tragedy for their own partisan ends. Predictably, a broad spectrum of social parasites have attached themselves to the shooting in Connecticut, leeching off the devastation to try to gain support for their agenda. Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a crisis go to waste" has become a watchword of late for the Left, and this has never been on display more nakedly than in the...
  • Petition asking White House to consider building Death Star exceeds 25,000 signatures

    12/15/2012 10:41:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    michelle malkin blog ^ | December 13, 2012 | Doug Powers
    Paul Krugman could write a whole book explaining why we should follow through with this petition: Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D” who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016. His rationale for building the mega-weapon from the ‘Star Wars‘ movies is as much public works project than direct threat to the little green men who could be living below Mars’ surface. “By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such...
  • Let Us Now Praise the 1 Percent (They pay their fair share and much more)

    12/15/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/15/2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The scariest thing about lies is that if they are repeated often enough, people eventually assume that they are true, especially when they go largely unchallenged by the victims of those very lies. The president of the United States has lied so often about “the 1 percent” that even House speaker John Boehner, and some wobbly Republicans, have swallowed Obama’s toxic fiction that “fairness” requires the rich to surrender more of their money to Washington — albeit through narrower deductions rather than higher tax rates. Washington’s problem is not a paucity of revenues but a nicotine-like addiction to blowing through...
  • Washington Post Column: To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska

    12/15/2012 10:38:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2012 | Steven Mufson
    Steven Mufson is a Washington Post reporter covering energy and other financial news. He has enjoyed visiting Alaska without needing his passport. ___________________ The prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a simple, elegant option that involves no tax increases, no spending cuts and just a bit of imagination. Sell Alaska. hat’s right. Put the entire state — from Juneau to Deadhorse, from the Bering Strait to the Beaufort Sea — on the auction block. Absurd? No more absurd...
  • "Gun-Free" Sandy Hook Elementary Was Free of All Guns-Except the Killer's

    12/15/2012 10:38:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-15-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)Our betters have already rushed to their microphones, soap boxes and pulpits to ask why we don’t have the kind of gun control they have in Norway. (snip)I ask a different question: why are so many obviously insane people allowed to move about so freely in society?Why is it that,although there have always been guns,there haven’t always been the number of mass murders we’re experiencing as of late? (snip)As is often the case with good intentions,t“deinstitutional movement,” initiated in 1964 and fully implemented in the 1970’s,the “solution” did not fix the root problem.There are still  just as many crazy people...
  • The Fiscal Cliff Diversion Has Nothing To Do With Tax Policy

    12/15/2012 10:35:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/15/2012 | Nathan Lewis
    One thing that united both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, around 2009, was their opposition to corporatism/crony capitalism. Someone had committed some very big crimes, and they were getting away with it. Immense sums were being stolen from taxpayers, mostly by big banks, around the world. Companies that should have gone bust instead were bailed out and became even more dominant. Politicians were bought and paid for by Big Business – not all big businesses, but a relatively small group of companies whose names we all know well. This issue has strangely disappeared from official discussion. Now we...
  • Police doing a late-night probation check get wrong address, go to home of Maine militia head ...

    12/15/2012 10:19:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Dec. 15, 2012 | Abigail Curtis
    BELMONT, Maine — Mack Page was sound asleep in his bed at 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, when he was startled awake by the frantic barking of his black Labrador. “What have I got now?” the 63-year-old commander of the Maine Militia remembers wondering. “A raccoon? A coyote?” But it was none of those things. Instead, Page’s dark residence on a quiet Belmont road suddenly was lit up by men outside his windows carrying flashlights. He lives alone, he’s not in the best of health and he was scared. “They called, ‘State police! Come out with your hands up!’”...
  • The Overton Window (how Ubama will not let Sandy Hook crisis go to waste)

    12/15/2012 10:15:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow "window" the range of ideas that the public will find acceptable, and that states that the political viability of an idea is defined primarily by this rather than by politicians' individual preferences.[1] It is named for its originator, Joseph P. Overton,[2] a former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.[3] At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too...
  • Detroit schools must stop breeding generations of welfare recipients

    12/15/2012 10:12:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/15/12 | George Spelvin
    What a disgrace to learn from statistics just released by the Department of Education that “…only 7 percent of the eighth graders in Detroit are grade-level proficient or better in reading.” And those same statistics show that “Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading. Only 4 percent SCORED HIGHLY ENOUGH to be rated proficient or better in math. “State figures reveal [just] over 30 percent of public-school eighth graders were proficient or better in reading or math. “Sixty eight percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders are not proficient in reading and 69% are...