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  • Abortion Versus Gun Control

    12/17/2012 7:39:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    Original Content | 12/17/2012 | By Lazamataz
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Hillary in Hiding

    12/17/2012 7:30:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-17-12 | Daren Jonescu
    For once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State, suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many days after the vaguely reported fainting spell. Already, the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear...
  • Gun dealer and manufacturer settle in [D.C.] sniper lawsuit (Flashback)

    12/17/2012 7:30:11 AM PST · by TSgt · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, September 09, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M. | Maureen O'Hagan
    The families of eight D.C. sniper victims reached two settlements totaling $2.5 million yesterday with the dealer and manufacturer of the rifle used in the shooting spree that left Washington, D.C.-area residents afraid to leave their homes in the fall of 2002. Lawyers for the families call the settlements "landmark." The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has filed a number of gun suits, said this is the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay a settlement to victims. Bushmaster Firearms Inc. of Maine will pay $550,000, all of which is covered by its insurance policy. And...
  • Let’s All Go Rogue – Palin & Gandhi Style

    12/17/2012 7:28:35 AM PST · by RobaWho · 1 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rob Cunningham
    “At its most basic level conservatism is a respect for history and tradition, including traditional moral principles. I do not believe that I am more moral, certainly no better, than anyone else, and conservatives who act “holier than thou” turn my stomach. So do some elite liberals. But I do believe in a few timeless and unchanging truths, among those is that man is fallen. This world is not perfect, and politicians will never make it so. This, above all, is what informs my pragmatic approach to politics. [...] We don’t trust utopian promises from politicians. The role of government...
  • Connecticut school district in lockdown following report of suspicious person in area

    12/17/2012 7:27:22 AM PST · by Tyrannis · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17 2012 | N/A
    DEVELOPING: Schools in Ridgefield, Conn., are on lockdown following reports of a "suspicious person" possibly armed with a rifle. Ridgefield is approximately 19 miles from Newtown, where 20 children and six adults were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school. Ridgefield Superintendent Deborah Low released a statement Monday saying that schools in the district "have been put into lockdown." "Due to a report of a possibly suspicious person in the Branchville Train Station area, all schools have been put into lockdown. Branchville Elementary school buses have been diverted to East Ridge Middle School and BES...
  • Michael Mann vs. NRO and Mark Steyn: It's Time to Rumble (Steyn sued for defamation of character)

    12/17/2012 7:26:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17./2012 | Neil Snyder
    National Review Online (NRO) is currently running an ad/article explaining that Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the highly questionable "hockey stick" graph that global warming alarmists latched onto to pummel the entire world with dour warnings about the effects of man-made CO2 emissions on life as we know it, is suing NRO and Mark Steyn for defamation of character: ******** "Let me recap: A lawsuit has been formally filed by Professor Michael Mann against National Review and Mark Steyn. You know Mann: The Penn State academic and self-proclaimed (and bogus) Nobel Peace Prize awardee best known, famously and infamously,...
  • DEFENDING THE WEST: Lipstick on a pig? It's still jihad

    12/17/2012 7:24:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is running another new propaganda ad campaign. This time it’s a deceptive #MyJihad bus ad designed to distract from and obscure the true meaning of jihad. Freedom fighters have successfully educated the American people about the most brutal and extreme system of governance, the Shariah: Americans know how inhuman it is, and Muslim Brotherhood operatives are still reeling from that stunning defeat. So now they hope to whitewash jihad? That’s oceans of blood they would have to conceal. Oceans of blood. One of CAIR's deceptive #MyJihad bus ads Americans need to understand...
  • Is Boehner Capitulating on Tax Hike Boost? Blame Game Posturing

    12/17/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    House speaker John Boehner made an incremental move in Obama's direction in regards to tax hikes. Specifically, Boehner offered to raise income tax rates on households earning more than $1 million a year in exchange for containing the cost of federal entitlement programs. Discussion are private, and president Obama rejected the offer. Specifically, the president wants hikes on those making more than $250,000. Obama also wants to avoid making significant reductions in entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Blame Game Posturing On the surface, this appears to be a major change in attitude by Boehner. Previously, Boehner wanted...
  • Chuck Hagel's appointment to defense shows the game has changed (Jewish Community aghast at choice)

    12/17/2012 7:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    Caroline Glick is not given to exaggeration and hyperbole. That's why this article she recently penned is so striking. She is sounding the alarm about the Obama administration taking off its anti-Israel mask in order to fundamentally transform the relationship with the Jewish state: _______________________ Many in the American Jewish community are aghast to discover that President Obama is planning to appoint former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as Defense Secretary. If you want the skinny on how Hagel has come to be known as one of the few ferociously anti-Israel senators in the past generation, Carl from Jerusalem at...
  • More Students Are Now Thinking Outside the College Box

    12/17/2012 7:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Gary Jason
    A number of recent articles explore the growing trend among college-age people to question whether college is worth the costs -- both the direct costs in terms of tuition and opportunity costs in terms of lost time. In other words, many more college-eligible people are now thinking outside the college box. Three factors are impelling this widespread re-examination of the necessity of college. First, the soaring cost of college tuition and the debt it is causing are becoming widely known. For example, the NY Times has prominently reported that average student loan debt rose 5% from 2010 to 2011, now...
  • Special Report: The Right to Work demonstrations in Lansing

    12/17/2012 7:11:19 AM PST · by jenk · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/17/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Mob When we first arrived at the Capitol, it was a little after 8am. As we entered the Capitol building, college students and teachers were already chanting and stomping on all floors of the rotunda. When we reached the top of the stairs, a man in a yellow vest told me to keep moving, don’t block the walkway, so I obeyed. One of the guys with me, Rich, told me that the people in the neon yellow and orange security vests are union marshals, and have no authority at all. They control the crowds on behalf of the unions....
  • Should Church Boards Be Able To Decide Which Pastor A Particular Church Gets To Vote On

    12/17/2012 7:10:15 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 43 replies
    12/17/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A vacancy occurs within a church (as in the pastoral position), and let's say an interim pastor steps in for a certain amount of time until a replacement pastor is voted in. Let's say 4-5/6 licensed/ordained ministers within that denomination apply for the open position and thus for a chance to preach before the church - and the church members who will later hear those ministers will pray about which one they desire to be their pastor and eventually vote one in. Should the board get to toss any of those names from consideration, if those licensed/ordained ministers are in...
  • Back in Sandinista Days ...(Looking at the record of our Secretary of State Nominee, John Kerry)

    12/17/2012 7:09:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Here’s what you’re not supposed to say about John Kerry: that he is a man of the Left; that he is a “Massachusetts liberal”; that he is the anti-Reagan (well, you can say that in some circles). No, now that he’s the Democratic nominee, he is a man of the sensible center, in contrast to those Texas-fried radicals in the White House. Kerry the Nominee even enjoys getting to President Bush’s right. Why, just the other day — appealing to Cuban-American voters in Florida — Kerry chided Bush for being a little soft on Hugo Chávez, the (democratically elected) strongman...
  • Leading on Entitlement Reform (How some states are leading the way)

    12/17/2012 7:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Michael Barone
    Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation’s unsustainable entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare. But out in the states, politicians of both parties aren’t averting their gaze from impending fiscal crises. They are working to change policies that have put state governments on an unsustainable trajectory. The most obvious example was the passage of a right-to-work law last week in Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union. Passage of the law was retaliation for an attempted power grab by both the UAW and public-sector unions — Proposition 2,...
  • The Cost of Viewing the USA as a “Safe” Haven

    12/17/2012 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IShares Blog ^ | 12/17/2012 | BY RUSS KOESTERICH, CFA
    For the past five years there were reasonable arguments for keeping money in the United States. While the United States endured a brutal recession and it is still suffering through an anemic recovery, on a relative basis the economy has been a bright spot, particularly compared to Europe and Japan. Since the end of the recession corporations have churned out record profits, the dollar has been stable, and interest rates remain near historic lows.In the past few years, having a strong US focus has been a good trade. Since exiting the recession in mid-2009, US stocks have significantly outperformed international...
  • Clear Channel to take WDTW AM 1310 Detroit dark on December 31 (prog talker)

    12/17/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Michiguide ^ | 12/17/12 | Mike Austerman
    On the heels of the announcement that Clear Channel will be donating Progressive Talk WDTW AM 1310 Detroit to MMTC (The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council) comes the news that the station will end operations and go silent at midnight on December 31st. WDTW's six tower array along I-94 east of Telegraph in Taylor will be dismantled after the station signs off. Current morning show host Tony Trupiano broke the news at the end of his 6 - 10 a.m. program this morning. The decision to shutdown the station will cost Trupiano his gig after about 18 months with his...
  • Wake Up Republicans, Rising Federal Revenues Are A Very Bad Thing

    12/17/2012 6:58:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/17/2012 | John Tamny
    Amid the ongoing “fiscal cliff” battle, a popular argument about tax revenues has been reintroduced by Republican-leaning commentators. Eager to disarm facile Democratic proposals meant to erase federal deficits through higher tax rates levied on top earners, conservative pundits have published voluminous commentary and stats showing that income tax increases on the rich don’t produce the revenues desired. In USA Today, Michael Medved wrote that “The problem with this odd wave of high tax nostalgia is that it ignores one crucial fact about the Eisenhower era: Higher tax rates on a few wealthy taxpayers didn’t produce higher revenues.” Writing in...
  • Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon

    12/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter.
  • The Bondage Of Redistribution Ideology

    12/17/2012 6:55:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dean Kalahar
    "Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state." -Thomas Sowell _____________________ The idea that we should take from those who have and give to those who don't is viewed as proper and just among liberals. In fact, if you do not subscribe to redistribution ideology, you are attacked as being greedy at best and racist at worst. The problem is that income redistribution in practice promotes one of the same moral injustices found under slavery. A simple inquisition will...
  • The Newtown Massacre and the Pain of God

    12/17/2012 6:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, as family members and friends of the slain and wounded suffer unspeakable agony, people around the world are asking, “Where was God?” But very few are asking, “Is God hurting too?” According to Basilea Schlink (1904-2001), a German Christian leader who stood up to the Nazis, “Anyone who loves as much as God does, cannot help suffering. And anyone who really loves God will sense that He is suffering.” She found support for this view in the writings of the Japanese Lutheran theologian Kazoh Kitamori in his book “Theology of the Pain of...
  • Dukakis seen as possible Senate replacement if Kerry tapped for State

    12/17/2012 6:50:12 AM PST · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, may be headed back to the political spotlight as he’s considered a likely interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). President Obama is set to tap Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, according to media reports. This means Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) needs to find someone to fill Kerry’s seat until a special election can be held in the late spring or early summer. Dukakis, who is 79, has remained politically active. He campaigned for Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this fall and teaches at Northeastern University.
  • Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher Movie Postponed After Shooting

    12/17/2012 6:45:46 AM PST · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    Paramount Pictures made the decision to postpone last Saturday’s premiere and the nationwide opening of Tom Cruise’s new movie, “Jack Reacher” this Friday in the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. The decision was made due to the fact that the movie has a bit of gun violence in many scene’s of the movie, including a violent opening scene. “Due to the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing tomorrow’s Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher,” a Paramount official said in a...
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • The Solution to our Nation’s ‘Gun Problem’

    12/17/2012 6:44:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 15, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    Killing people is a moral problem not a societal problem. There are few people who want to talk about morality these days. It’s no wonder that there are no longer any moral taboos. What was considered immoral 40 years ago is being made formally legal today by voters, legislators, and our courts. I believe there is a relationship between “defining deviancy down” and an increase in the disregard for other people. An uptick in ‘Moral Misfits‘ is the result. The usual suspects are out in force calling for additional gun-control measures. School children are most vulnerable to gun violence. They...
  • CIA: Pollard's life sentence due to ‘Post’ interview

    12/17/2012 6:39:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Gil Hoffman
    Declassified CIA damage assessment of Jonathan Pollard case says he violated plea bargain terms by giving interview to 'Post.' Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard received a life sentence because he violated a plea agreement he had signed, by giving an unauthorized interview to The Jerusalem Post, according to the newly declassified 1987 CIA damage assessment of the Pollard case, published Friday by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Judge Aubrey Robinson sentenced Pollard to life in prison in March 1987 despite a plea agreement in which Pollard agreed to cooperate with the investigation against him, in return for a...
  • Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help

    12/17/2012 6:26:23 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-17-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help By Michael snyderDecember 17, 2012 What in the world is happening to America? I have written many articles about how society is crumbling right in front of our eyes, but now it is getting to the point where people are going to be afraid to go to school or go shopping at the mall. Just consider what has happened over the past week. Adam Lanza savagely murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 42-year-old Marcus Gurrola threatened to shoot...
  • Iranian State Press Praises Likely Obama Defense Nominee as 'Anti-Israel'

    12/17/2012 6:26:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Iranian state press, Press TV, is praising President Barack Obama's likely defense nominee as "anti-Israel," according to a piece published on the propaganda outlet's website. The piece is titled, "Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense." The piece begins, "US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief." Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he's at the top of President Obama's list.
  • The Department of Illiteracy

    12/17/2012 6:19:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/14/2012 | Staff
    One of the tragic legacies of the Great Society is the violence inflicted upon the family as an institution. Through a series actions, calculated or not, the family has been devalued as the bedrock of civil society and replaced with the government acting in loco parentis for not only the children it comes into contact with but also for the parents. While we are all familiar with the incentives provided by the government to discourage marriage by women living in poverty through the provision of various allowances and services so long as they are unemployed and unmarried and have...
  • This will work!!

    12/17/2012 6:18:29 AM PST · by djf · 26 replies
    ATTENTION!! The United States has, by Executive order of the President, banned possession of all firearms. If you are the recipient of EBT, otherwise known as "food stamps", you will be eligible for an extra $150 per month in benefits if you report to us anyone who is in possession of a firearm. If you are the recipient of Social Security benefits, you will be eligible for an extra $150 per month if you report to us anyone who is in possession of a firearm. If you are the recipient of unemployment benefits, you will be eligible for a...
  • It's Time For Action On Gun Control

    12/17/2012 6:07:10 AM PST · by scottfactor · 57 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Scott Factor
    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Those words, more than any other part of our Nation’s Constitution, have been the most contested. Keeping in mind that this writer is no lawyer, those words really seem simplistic to me. I think they would seem simplistic to Supreme Court Justice Scalia, also. He, of all the members of the Court, seems to have the clearest vision of how to interpret the Constitution…as it was written. Liberals and self-described scholars seem to...
  • The Gift of the <strike>Magi</strike> - the Sick Left

    12/17/2012 6:03:00 AM PST · by wesagain · 9 replies
    BrotherWes ^ | December 17, 2012 | staff writer
    The gift of the sick left.... Now that we've had another horrific occurrence of mass murder, the elitist mouth-pieces on the left coast once again weigh in with their usual mantra.....”Guns Kill - Ban Guns!” How ironic when the psychological community warns us of the dangers of feeding hundreds of hours a month of interactive video games to the masses. “Masses” which always include a share of viewers who are unable to process them as fictional; as “entertainment.” Video games featuring macabre scenes of mass murder highlighted by bright red and gory be-headings and bodies brutalized by various high-powered weapons...
  • Taking a Break From Politics & Serving Up An Appetizer!

    12/17/2012 6:02:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-17-2012 | MOTUS
    Like many of you,MOTUS has many Christmas duties to discharge in 3 different cities, so I’m going to be very busy. Because of that, and perhaps a certain degree of war-weariness, I need to restrain my posting time this week. I will be posting an open thread topic, along with a recipe of the day. Here’s your assignment: So let’s start with appetizers today and work our way through the buffet line as the week progresses. Here’s one of my favorite, easy-peasy (although no peas were actually harmed in the making of this dish) pre-prandial snacks: Smoked trout or whitefish...
  • How to Stick it to Greedy Capitalists

    12/17/2012 5:59:44 AM PST · by econjack · 4 replies
    Daily Wealth ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dr. Steve Sjuggerud Dr. Steve Sjuggerud
    Governments in Europe and the U.S. have decided that bankers and investors need to be attacked... Last week, the European Union reached a deal with lawmakers to cap banker bonuses at twice their salaries. And we know that U.S. lawmakers plan to dramatically increase taxes on investors – by increasing taxes on dividends and capital gains. You've got to PUNISH those greedy bankers and investors... right? What good are they, right? But is that right? Consider this: Japan's government is going the opposite way... Japan's government is – God forbid – encouraging investment. Can you imagine such a thing?
  • Roger Waters Is 2012 Highest-Paid Rock Musician (88 million)

    12/17/2012 5:50:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 24 replies
    ultimateclassicrock ^ | December 2012 | Jeff Giles
    Perhaps the next time Roger Waters decides to stage a touring version of Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Wall,’ he can build his bricks out of hundred-dollar bills. He’s certainly got enough of them, as indicated by Forbes‘ most recent list of the highest-paid musicians. As reported by Vintage Vinyl News, the recent tally puts Waters second overall on 2012′s musical income-earners with a hefty $88 million, not far behind Dr. Dre, whose $110 million was good for first. (Although it should be pointed out that $100 million of Dre’s haul came from his popular Beats line of headphones.) As you might...
  • An Honest Liberal Writes about Gun Control

    12/17/2012 5:49:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote earlier this month about an honest liberal who acknowledged the problems created by government dependency. Well, it happened again. First, some background.Like every other decent person, I was horrified and nauseated by the school shootings in Newton, Connecticut.Part of me wishes the guy hadn’t killed himself so that he could be slowly fed into a meat grinder.And my friends on the left will be happy to know that part of me, when I first learned about the murders, thought the world might be a better place if guns had never been invented.Sort of like my gut reaction about...
  • The deadliest school massacre in US history

    12/17/2012 5:43:25 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies
    Quartz.com ^ | Decmber 15, 2012 | Lenore Skenazy
    In the end there were 38 children dead at the school, two teachers and four other adults. I’m not talking about the horrific shooting in Connecticut today. I’m talking about the worst school murder in American history. It took place in Michigan, in 1927. A school board official, enraged at a tax increase to fund school construction, quietly planted explosives in Bath Township Elementary. Then, the day he was finally ready, he set off an inferno. When crowds rushed in to rescue the children, he drove up his shrapnel-filled car and detonated it, too, killing more people, including himself. And...
  • School 'gun free zones' are death traps

    Thirty-two thousand Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents, and the President sheds no tears for them. The deaths aren't on the news, and there is no call to "ban cars" to prevent the deaths. Over 100,000 Americans are killed each year by government-approved pharmaceuticals, yet we never see all those dead bodies on the evening news. The government's horror at Americans dying, it seems, is highly selective. Only people killed with certain kinds of things -- such as guns -- are "celebrated" by the federal government. As the recent Newtown, Conn. school shooting reminds us, criminals pay no...
  • Face a Cliff Now or a Chasm Later

    12/17/2012 5:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Terry Paulsen
    Thomas Jefferson warned us, "I, however, place economy among the first and most important Republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt... I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple." Nothing we face compares to the challenge our founding fathers faced in winning independence and forming a more perfect union, but reclaiming a "frugal and simple" government will take far more than replaying another version of Washington's "fiscal cliff" charade. Congress first put a limit on federal debt during...
  • Guns, Guns, Guns

    12/17/2012 5:28:46 AM PST · by arthurus · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 16 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...tragedies like the one that just happened take us back to the equally old question of whether individual liberty is a better defense against human evil than the entrenched organizations of government. Do we want a society run by the flower of chivalry, who commit atrocities according to a plan for a better society, or by peasants with machine guns? The flower of chivalry can promise us a utopian world without evil, but the peasant with a machine gun promises us that we can protect ourselves from evil when it comes calling. 1795 Springfield Muskets 1801 1813 12 It isn't...
  • 'Disturbing' Video Shows 'Brutal' Israeli Occupation

    12/17/2012 5:27:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new video shows the Palestinian Authority under Israeli "occupation." PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently accused Israel of "waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes" in Judea and Samaria. The photos speak for themselves. Video ......
  • Hevron Jews: Government Surrendered to Leftist Lawyers

    12/17/2012 5:20:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    The Jewish community of Hevron reacted, Monday, to the government's statement that it will evict the Jews of Beit Ezra by April 24th by saying, "It is very unfortunate that the government is surrendering, once again, to leftist bodies in the State Attorney's Office...." A community statement said the state was "...again adopting the position of Peace Now and again evicting Jews from a Jewish house in Hevron, while continuing to drag its heels regarding carrying out a reasonable and correct verdict of the appeals ...."
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 17-21, 2012

    12/17/2012 5:18:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 17-21,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Republicans Need to Reach Minorities

    12/17/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    The biggest story of the past election was how President Obama’s team was able to get his interest groups to the polls and how correspondingly the Republicans feel behind on certain interest groups. It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do. To discover what happened one has to look at what the Republicans have been doing and why they failed to attract certain voters. The first and most important point is not that they have failed policies or...
  • BRITISH BATTLE ROMMEL’S REAR GUARD; HEAVY ALLIED RAIDS SNARL HIS LINES (12/17/42)

    12/17/2012 5:13:54 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/17/42 | Grant Parr, Ralph Parker, F. Tillman Durdin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms

    Gandhi is known around the world as the master of "nonviolence." And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action. Don't believe me? Read his own words... "I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise...
  • Can you spot the problem? (vanity)

    12/17/2012 5:09:48 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 66 replies
    12/17/2012 | BO Stinkss
    These are photos of Jared Lee Loughner (Gabby Gifford's shooter), James E. Holmes (Colorado movie theater shooter), and Adam Lanza (Connecticut school shooter)
  • Now Hiring: Senate Intern / Registered Sex Offender / Illegal Alien

    12/17/2012 5:07:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/13/2012 | Grady Kerr
    Every politician chanted ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,’ this past election cycle. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was serious. So much so, his NJ office hired a promising 18 year-old intern named Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta. Trouble was, and allegedly much to the Senator’s surprise, Luis turned out to be a registered sex offender. He was also an “undocumented immigrant” (a.k.a. an Illegal Alien) living the American Dream. Luis was arrested on December 6th and may soon be deported back to Peru. Senator Menendez defended his office’s action stating Luis was recommended and vetted by his school for the internship, not the Senators...
  • Beware of Global Slowing

    12/17/2012 5:06:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Here are some thoughts and punches from my Facebook. Feel free to  punch back. Atrocity. Insanity. Utter tragedy. But, before the tragedy whores pounce, consider this: Guns are against the law there already. Why does anyone with a brain think more laws will help? And when more laws don't stop the next monster...then more laws! At some point, the compassionate might think to look beyond the statutory code.If government were as involved in producing bread as it is in delivering health care, we'd have serious cost and shortage problems, and progressive demands for a Single Baker policy.Just paid a traffic...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, December 17, 2012-- soupcon

    12/17/2012 5:00:31 AM PST · by xsmommy · 101 replies
    12/17/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 12/17/12 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". soupcon; noun . Click here to hear it pronounced. a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor. Etymology: 1760–70; < French: a suspicion, Middle French sospeçon < Late Latin suspectiōn- (stem of suspectiō ), for Latin suspīciō suspicion Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day....