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  • Russians demand more liberal gun laws at home following Sandy Hook shooting

    12/22/2012 9:57:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    guns.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Max Slowik
    A new gun rights movement appears to be stirring in Russia to relax gun laws and enshrine the right to keep and bear arms following the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “In this shooting six teachers died, six people who could literally use only their hands to defend children,” said Maria Butina, the founder of Russia’s newest gun rights organization Right to Bear Arms. “The murderer planned this knowing that no one would be armed.” The Right to Bear Arms was quick to point out that Connecticut has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and...
  • Simulated gun stops an intruder and other Atascadero emergencies(CA)

    12/22/2012 9:54:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Larissa Doust
    Good defense 12:40 a.m. Dec. 12, 7000 block of Atascadero Ave. A resident said her husband was simulating a gun and had an intruder detained. Officers arrived and arrested a man for first-degree burglary.
  • Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself

    12/22/2012 9:52:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    Weekly standard ^ | 12/22/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times. Obama's speech discussed how Inouye had gotten him interested in politics. "Danny was elected to the U.S. Senate when I was two years old," he said.
  • Calera police: Shots fired during home invasion(AL)

    12/22/2012 9:51:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    myfoxal.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Melynda Sides
    CALERA, AL (WBRC) - Calera police are investigating a home invasion in which shots were fired Thursday morning. Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley says two armed Hispanic males broke into a home in the 300 block of Pilgreen Drive just before 9 a.m. A Hispanic family of four, including a couple and two children ages 9 years old and four months, were inside at the time of the invasion. Police say the victim was also armed and fired three or four shots during the home invasion. The family is OK and no one was hurt, officials say.
  • So were Piers Morgan and Christiane Amanpour dishonest about crime rates last night?

    12/22/2012 9:47:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | John Lott
    From my appearance last night on CNN. LOTT: Every place that guns have been banned, murder rates have gone up. You cannot point to one place, whether it's Chicago or whether it's D.C. or whether it's been England of whether it's been Jamaica or Ireland. MORGAN: I'm sorry, but that's just a complete lie. It's a complete lie. The gun murder rate in Britain is 35 a year, average. You need to stop repeating a blatant lie, about what happens in other countries. [cross talk] No, you're not going to get away with this. You lied about it the other...
  • The bears who became test pilots during the Cold War

    12/22/2012 9:46:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    io9 ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ed Grabianowski
    The B-58 Hustler was the world's first supersonic jet bomber, a delta-winged marvel of Cold War design created in the 1950s solely to deliver nuclear weapons to the U.S.S.R. And the "pilot" used to test the capsule ejection system was a live bear.
  • Home invasion suspect killed in gunfight at DeKalb apartment complex(GA)

    12/22/2012 9:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Mike Morris
    A home invasion robbery suspect died overnight when he jumped out a second-floor apartment window, apparently after his intended victims opened fire on the alleged intruders. The incident happened at an apartment complex on Lancashire Circle near Stone Mountain. Channel 2 Action News reported that a couple with two small children live in the apartment, and exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
  • Top 10 Personal Defense Headlines of 2012

    12/22/2012 9:40:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Editors
    When push comes to shove, a gun owner will not hesitate to use lethal force in dealing with a threat, but in doing so, it’s imperative for the gun owner to be well-trained in personal defense tactics and firearm use. That’s where we come in. Personal Defense TV host Richard Nance’s blog, Defend Thyself, provides plenty of know-how to deal with a threat to you or your family drawing from real-life scenarios. With 2013 just around the corner, we’ve rounded up the top 10 personal defense storylines of the year, from the weird to the heroic, and we hope to...
  • Some facts are not true, and that's a fact

    12/22/2012 9:40:12 AM PST · by John David Powell · 7 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | John David Powell
    Hash Brown, down at Sparky’s Diner, likes to tell the story about his buddy who handed out a fistful of dollar bills to the good-looking “exotic” dancer, only to find out she was a he. Hash says his buddy learned the hard way that not everything is what it seems, no matter how up close and personal you get. The idea that facts are not always the truth is a lesson journalists never seem to learn, and the bigger the story, the more we seem to fail the test. The live coverage of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School...
  • 1 of 3 intruders slain in W. Pa. home invasion

    12/22/2012 9:36:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    wytv.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | AP
    Police say a homeowner has slain one of three men who forced their way into his family's home in suburban Pittsburgh, but authorities haven't revealed how the intruder was killed or why they believe he was three in the first place.
  • Obama in Hawaii

    12/22/2012 9:36:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1222/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The president arrived at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam early Saturday morning. The first family is staying at a vacation home in Kailua.
  • Public School Teacher Mocks Female Student’s Romney T-Shirt, Accuses Her of Supporting the KKK

    12/22/2012 9:30:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    It’s not always fun and easy being a young Republican, let alone an enthusiastic Mitt Romney supporter. Whoa: The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and ordered by her teacher to remove a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney sued the teacher and school district on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl's civil rights. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her "to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights." Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: POLYANDRY, 12-22-12

    12/22/2012 9:27:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-22-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):POLYANDRY The simultaneous marriage of one woman with two or more men. Historically, where the practice existed, it was often accompanied by female infanticide, as a logical counterpart to a marital system in which there was a plurality of potential husbands. Polyandry was never permitted or tolerated either throughout the period of the Old Testament or among the pagan peoples of ancient times, even among those who widely condoned prostitution. (Etym. Greek polyandros, having many husbands.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Bill Ayers: The Left Must Utilize Its ‘Absolute Access’ to America’s Classrooms

    12/22/2012 9:22:18 AM PST · by haffast · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 21, 2012 at 9:50pm | Jason Howerton
    Bill Ayers, former domestic terrorist-turned university professor, reemerged earlier this month to explain how the Left’s access to schools and neighborhoods will help them shape the future of America. Speaking at a New York University “Change the Stakes” meeting on Dec. 4, he said the Left must utilize the existing “movements on the ground.” In the video, obtained by EAGnews.org, Ayers also first blasts conservatives for portraying President Barack Obama as a “secret Muslim” and a “secret sociopath,” running around with “terrorists and Arabs.” He lamented the fact that many liberals felt like Obama was “winking” at them while he...
  • Obama will accommodate the American people into slavery

    12/22/2012 9:21:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/22/12 | Jim Emerson
    Accommodating is the preferred style of conflict resolution often used by the Obama Administration to resolve crisis on the diplomatic stage. Today’s Democrats are too willing to put the needs of terrorists before this country, allies or any other democracies. In fact the only people they see as enemies are American conservatives. Obama will surrender victory in order to maintain peace with people whose only goal is to wipe America off the face of the earth. This White House refuses to do or say anything that might upset...
  • Where are these 'T' footnotes suddently coming from - Windows?

    12/22/2012 9:16:03 AM PST · by ex-snook · 23 replies
    self | 12/22/12 | self
    I want to get rid of these new 'T' footnotes as space wasters. Are they a feature of Windows? How are they chosen?
  • 220th Anniversary: James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    12/22/2012 9:08:39 AM PST · by Publius · 23 replies
    A Professor Publius Short Story | 22 December 2012 | Publius
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment

    12/22/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by Morris70 · 84 replies
    Use 1st amendment and protect 2nd amendment. Overwhelm it. Tell everyone you know to sign petition. Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment. 19,919 signatures needed by January 20. 5,081 signatures made. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD
  • How 'Cliff' Talks Hit the Wall

    12/22/2012 8:56:08 AM PST · by yoe · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2012 | PATRICK O'CONNOR and PETER NICHOLAS
    Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama called Friday for a return to negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a day after talks cratered in a very public fashion when Republicans abandoned House Speaker John Boehner's backup plan. In truth, talks to secure a big deficit-reduction deal had already broken down Monday afternoon in the office of Mr. Boehner (R., Ohio)......[snip]A review of the negotiations, based on interviews with a dozen aides and lawmakers, suggests the problems lay in Mr. Boehner's inability to coax his rank-and-file to support a deal that raises taxes on higher-income Americans. Another factor was what...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt received an award from the League for Industrial Democracy

    12/22/2012 8:53:25 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In "The L.I.D.: Fifty years of democratic education, 1905-1955", written by Mina Weisenberg, the following is written: (Page 36) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, Recipient of L.I.D. Award, 1953; "First Woman of the World" A decade later, the SDS would come out of the League for Industrial Democracy. Previous to calling itself LID, the League called itself the ISS; Intercollegiate Socialist Society. And to be sure, it's not likely that Mrs. Roosevelt rejected the award. One of her favorite books was written by a Fabian Socialist, Prestonia Mann Martin. (1) (2) Where this becomes frustrating, is things like this: Organization of Alumni Chapters...
  • Rebels threaten to storm 2 Syrian Christian towns

    12/22/2012 8:51:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 22 10:57 AM EST | Bassem Mroue
    Rebels have threated to storm two predominantly Christian towns in central Syria if residents do not “evict” government troops they say are using the towns as a base to attack nearby areas. A video released by rebels showed Rashid Abul-Fidaa, who identified himself as the commander of the Ansar Brigade for Hama province, calling on locals in Mahrada and Sqailbiyeh to rise up against President Bashar Assad’s forces or prepare for an assault. “Assad’s gangs in the cities are shelling our villages with mortars and rockets destroying our homes, killing our children and displacing our people,” said Abdul-Fidaa, who wore...
  • Pope Benedict Pardons Former Butler Paolo Gabriele

    12/22/2012 8:48:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/22/12
    Pope Benedict XVI has pardoned his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is serving an 18-month jail sentence for stealing confidential papers. The Pope visited Gabriele in prison to personally inform him of the decision, the Vatican said in a statement. In October the former butler was found guilty of stealing and copying the Pope's documents and leaking them to an Italian journalist. Gabriele said he acted out of love for the Church. "This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI visited Paolo Gabriele in prison in order to confirm his forgiveness and to inform him personally of his acceptance of Mr...
  • Catholic University Students Petition to Have Starbucks Removed from Campus

    12/22/2012 8:46:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/19/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Over 500 students at The Catholic University of America have signed a petition to have Starbucks removed from the campus, citing the coffee giant’s financial support of Planned Parenthood and its efforts to overturn traditional marriage. Students currently pay $3 to $5 for a 20 oz cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee in the Pryzbyla Center. Compare this to $2 to $4 for a comparable 20 oz Dunkin Donuts Coffee at other universities. These high prices help maintain Starbucks’ above average profit margin of 10.66% and fund their numerous political activities.
  • Feinstein to take over Judiciary

    12/22/2012 8:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is poised to take over as chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, shifting the leadership of the partisan panel in charge of judicial nominations to the center.She will have primary jurisdiction over two of the biggest issues Congress will tackle next year: immigration reform and gun control. … Feinstein has sided with Republicans on big votes, which could pave the way for landmark bipartisan compromises on divisive issues such as immigration reform. … But Feinstein has sided with liberals in other battles over the judiciary. She was one of a small group of Democrats to vote...
  • Immigrant Moms Face Challenge of Adapting to U.S.-Type Meals

    12/22/2012 8:31:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 59 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 19, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Latino immigrant mothers, especially those who live in rural areas and subsist on low incomes, face "serious challenges" to preparing nutritious meals, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, says that Hispanic mothers have problems when they want to serve healthy, nourishing food to their youngsters as they confront "new food environments." The research was carried out by Kimberly Greder, PhD, of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University, together with Flor Romero de Slowing and Kimberly Doudna, also of ISU.
  • Christie Looking at 2016 Presidential Run

    12/22/2012 8:28:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
    New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie makes it clear that he’s considering running for president in the future, after deciding against it for the 2012 election. … GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney suffered in November for appearing out-of-touch with the concerns of average Americans, Christie said. …
  • Guns, Mental Health And Our Children

    12/22/2012 8:28:29 AM PST · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | December 21, 2012 | Michael D. Day
    Most commentary on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School seems to focus on either the “gun issue” or the “mental health issue”. The gun issue debates more government control, while the mental health issue debates more demands on our already over-taxed health care system (no pun intended). I read Liza Long’s article, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” in which she calls for “a meaningful, nation-wide conversation about mental health”. I presume the purpose for such a “conversation” would be to find answers to why these things happen and to find out what we can do to prevent this kind...
  • Report: House Members Seeking to Oust Speaker Boehner

    12/22/2012 8:27:25 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/22/2012 | Kate Hicks
    As members prepare for the 113th Congress, several have been dissatisfied with Speaker Boehner's conduct: he's been accused of booting more conservative members off of major committees, and the abject failure that is "Plan B" seems to have been the final straw for some. Breitbart News reports that there's a plan circulating some offices intended to facilitate the election of a new Speaker of the House come January. Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan...
  • Newt Gingrich is on the right track to fix GOP for 2014 and 2016

    12/22/2012 8:26:39 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 40 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | December 22, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich is working with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to develop a 6 to 9 month planning group to reinvigorate the GOP for 2014 and 2016 and beyond. Tough, major changes are required to match the Dems entrenched political machines and coalitions.
  • 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' rocker Dorman dead

    12/22/2012 8:25:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | December 22, 2012
    SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Lee Dorman, the bassist for "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" rockers Iron Butterfly, has died of apparent natural causes in California, a coroner said. He was 70. Dorman, who had a history of heart problems, was found dead in his car Friday in Orange County, E! Online reported.
  • Yet another Senate race on the horizon in Mass. (Kerry’s seat)

    12/22/2012 8:24:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 10:31 AM EST | Steve LeBlanc
    Massachusetts voters weary from one of the nation’s costliest and most divisive U.S. Senate races are all but certain to find themselves thrown back into another tumultuous election now that President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, as expected, Democrat Kerry would have to resign the seat he’s held for nearly three decades, meaning a special election that will be the state’s third Senate contest since 2010. Jockeying already is well under way. The big question is whether Republican Sen. Scott Brown will go for the seat after losing his...
  • Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself

    12/22/2012 8:21:26 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself Daniel Halper December 22, 2012 10:34 AM President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times. Obama's speech discussed how Inouye had gotten him interested in politics. "Danny was elected to the U.S. Senate when I was two years old," he said. Speaking to the audience at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Obama talked about his family and their vacations. "Now, even though my mother...
  • Conflict Resolution 101

    12/22/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by darkwing104
    Coach is Right ^ | December 22nd, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Accommodating is the preferred style of conflict resolution often used by the Obama Administration to resolve crisis on the diplomatic stage. Today’s Democrats are too willing to put the needs of terrorists before this country, allies or any other democracies. In fact the only people they see as enemies are American conservatives. Obama will surrender victory in order to maintain peace with people whose only goal is to wipe America off the face of the earth. This White House refuses to do or say anything that might upset America’s enemies; they only want to placate them. In simple terms for...
  • Pope's childhood letter to Baby Jesus shows his faith

    12/22/2012 8:15:40 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | December 20, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Georg (L) and Joseph Ratzinger during their first Mass processional in Traunstein, Germany in 1951. Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press. Marktl am Inn, Germany, Dec 21, 2012 / 04:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Christmas letter that Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Baby Jesus when he was seven years-old demonstrates his devotion to the Sacred Heart and his desire to be a priest. The letter is on display this Advent in the village of Marktl am Inn in Bavaria, where he was born. "Dear Baby Jesus, quickly come down to earth. You will bring joy to children. Also bring me...
  • Tribes

    12/22/2012 8:14:54 AM PST · by DNME · 8 replies
    If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath–a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
  • Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    12/22/2012 8:11:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Steve Deace
    Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless. A year from now we’ll take a look back and see how well I did, unless I didn’t do well at all. In that case we will pretend this never happened for the sake of preserving my fragile self-esteem. 10. The highest grossing movie of 2013 will be Iron Man 3. The year is shaping up to be one of the biggest in cinema...
  • Bloomberg and Feinstein. Just saying.

    12/22/2012 8:07:49 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    vanity
    Face it, there are some very prominent Jews running (way, way) out front for gun control.
  • Massacre of the Innocents [Steyn]

    12/22/2012 8:05:06 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Mark Steyn
    The Newtown killings ought to occasion a little modesty and circumspection. ‘Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, by by, lully, lullay . . . ” The 16th-century Coventry Carol, a mother’s lament for her lost son, is the only song of the season about the other children of Christmas — the first-born of Bethlehem, slaughtered on Herod’s orders after the Magi brought him the not-so-glad tidings that an infant of that city would grow up to be King of the Jews. As Matthew tells it, even in a story of miraculous birth, in the midst of life is death. The Massacre...
  • Let's not let NRA's LaPierre misdirect us with ignorance, lies about media [Moron Alert]

    12/22/2012 8:04:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/21/12 | David Zuraw
    What an ignorant, dishonest and pathetic response to Sandy Hook today from the National Rifle Association. As a media critic, I will limit myself to the disingenuous attack on the media from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the organization. Of course, it's a shameless attempt to avoid accepting any responsibility by his organization. But in the interest of a sane discussion about media violence -- rather than the demagogued, crazy-right-wing-paranoid speechifying of LaPierre -- some social science research, facts and context need to be presented.
  • Op-Ed: EXPOSÉ: Is the Vatican the Palestinian Arab Spokesman?”

    12/22/2012 8:00:10 AM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 2:47 PM | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is actively taking part in the Middle East conflict - on the judenrein side. They've been there before. During the past several weeks, the Vatican has worked hard to achieve the dwarfing of Israel into the indefensible 1947 ceasefire lines. Pope Benedict just met in Rome with the Palestinian Authority head, Mahmoud Abbas, hailing the recent United Nations’ resolution on Palestinian non-member statehood. “It is hoped that (the resolution) will encourage the commitment of the international community to finding a fair and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, a Vatican statement said. Abbas also met with the Cardinal...
  • Anti 'gun confiscation' laws.

    12/22/2012 7:47:13 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 44 replies
    12/22/12 | grumpygresh
    Statements by Obama and NY governor Cuomo and others have made gun owners very worried. If we get an assault weapons ban via congressional action or presidential order, who will stop the momentum from turning to outright confiscation especially in Leftist jurisdictions. I don't know if any states currently have state laws that address this specific issue, but we need to make sure that our gun and property rights are secure from the gun grabbers at all levels.
  • Obama Vacations Again On Our Dime: Where's Jake Tapper Now?

    12/22/2012 7:46:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-22-2012 | MOTUS
    “Closed until next year” It’s a good thing Big Guy doesn’t have Jake Tapper to kick around any more.(snip)As I noted the other day, just because Big Guy said “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation,” doesn’t mean he hasn’t been. (snip)the balance of this post is dedicated to your recipes for Sweets and Treats.This is my traditional Christmas bread because I’m always so busy this time of year I forget to eat the bananas and they all turn black and mushy. As it turns out, that is the key to: Best Ever Banana Bread 2 ripe bananas mashed (by...
  • NRA push for armed officers backed by state superintendent [GA]

    12/22/2012 7:44:13 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 17 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 22Dec 12 | Wayne Washington
    NRA push for armed officers backed by state superintendent By Wayne Washington The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The National Rifle Association’s call Friday for armed officers in every school drew quick support from Georgia School Superintendent John Barge, who said it would deter the type of mass killings carried out last week at a Connecticut elementary school. But Barge said financially struggling school districts in Georgia would need help from the state to pay for armed officers. “Having a school resource officer would certainly be ideal,” Matt Cardoza, director of communications at the Georgia Department of Education, said Friday after a conversation...
  • NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers

    12/22/2012 7:41:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers By Matt Hadro | December 19, 2012 | 16:23 Missing from NBC's rosy Wednesday interview of Michelle Obama is her family vacation's cost to taxpayers. Reports are that the taxpayer bill for the Hawaii vacation will top $4 million. "Come Christmas the First Family, Bo included, will head some 5,000 miles away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," Today contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager said during NBC's "A White House Christmas" segment. "After an exciting but exhausting election season, the Obamas are happy to take this time to...
  • Turning Republican Lemons into Tea Party Lemonade

    12/22/2012 7:36:51 AM PST · by wgflyer · 13 replies
    self | wgflyer
    Republicans in the House have demonstrated no imagination on a daily basis. And general punditry seems to be lacking also thereof. One pundit I heard yesterday, who I have always rather mistrusted, is a self confessed former liberal who backed McCain in 08 and Romney in 12, in the primaries! He now sides with Boehner, suggesting that we were all fools to oppose the Pelosi proposal co-opted by Boehner and known fondly by him as “Plan B” Rubbish. Our pundit’s woe is that now B.O. will let us go over the fiscal cliff (a bipartisan liberal act of cowardice) and...
  • Powers of Ten

    12/22/2012 7:36:08 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Charles and Ray Eames
    Video at this LINK
  • Since 2000 Average Salaries Up 44%, While Gov Spending Up 112%

    12/22/2012 7:32:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Since 2000, how much has your average hourly wage gone up? If you are in the upper crust, the answer may be staggering. If not, perhaps the following chart more closely resembles your experience. Average Hourly Earnings 2000-2012 Just the Facts Ma'am The average hourly earnings was $13.75 on January 1, 2000. The average hourly earnings is currently $19.84.Since 2000, average hourly earnings are up 44.29% Bear in mind, those are averages. Don't be surprised if you are much worse off because of distributional skew (huge wage increases at the high end pull the average up). Moreover, the above chart...
  • Rush For Shoes At Texas Mall Ends With Pepper Spray

    12/22/2012 7:29:44 AM PST · by crosshairs · 42 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 12/21/12 | unknown
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth shoe store may think better of its first-come-first-serve policy after a small riot occurred surrounding the release of the new Retro Air Jordan shoes. The Shoe Palace at Hulen Mall decided to let people line up to buy the shoes. A line formed around 5:00 a.m. and at one point the pushing and shoving in the crowd knocked over a couple police officers working as security. “At that point the mall security officer sprayed a short burst of mace (pepper spray) into the crowd,” Fort Worth police Sergeant Pedro Criado explained. “The Fort...
  • Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control

    12/22/2012 7:24:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Debka ^ | December 22, 2012
    The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.” He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept close watch over its chemical arsenal.” Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report: The Russian foreign minister’s statement was a message to Washington that the transfer of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction...
  • The Underachiever's Manifesto

    12/22/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Byam: Christian lost, too, milord. God knows he's judged himself more harshly than you could judge him. [turns to Fletcher Christian's father]Byam: I say to his father, "He was my friend. No finer man ever lived." [addresses the court again] Byam: I don't try to justify his crime, his mutiny, but I condemn the tyranny that drove 'im to it. I don't speak here for myself alone or for these men you condemn. I speak in their names, in Fletcher Christian's name, for all men at sea. These men don't ask for comfort. They don't ask for safety. If they...