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  • School Shootings and the 'Price of our Freedom'

    12/22/2012 2:55:08 PM PST · by morethanright · 7 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-22 13:30:47 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds ... in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this," said President Obama in reference to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that ended 26 lives, mostly children."Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?" asked the president, "Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?"The uncomfortable answer to his last...
  • Democrats Fully to Blame for Subprime Mortgage Crisis that Caused 2008 Financial Disaster

    12/22/2012 2:54:00 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer sued banks to ease lending practices... During his time as a community organizer Barack Obama led several protests against banks to make loans to high risk individuals. ... A new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats are to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis. ... Republicans warned Democrats of the impending doom in 2004.
  • Hot Mic: Reporters Overheard Slamming NRA Presser, Praising Code Pink

    12/22/2012 2:50:34 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    conservative videos ^ | 12-22-12 | Breitbart TV
    Reporters waiting for the daily State Department press briefing were overheard slamming the NRA press conference for content as well as their inability to control the room. “They [The NRA] basically said it’s [the CT shooting] everybody’s fault but ours,” said one reporter as he lamented that the chair did not mention assault weapons. A woman added that Medea Benjamin and the other code pink protesters “did a really good job.” The female reporter praised the Code Pink protesters for having big enough signs to cover the NRA Chair’s head to obstruct it from being viewed by the cameras. The...
  • Egyptian vice-president Mahmoud Mekki resigns, as vote on constitution continues

    12/22/2012 2:42:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Vice-president Mekki has resigned, citing the new constitution, which does away with the post. Egyptians are voting in the second and final phase of a referendum on the country's Islamist-authored constitution. The vote on the draft charter comes amid four weeks of clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi. Mekki said he intended to quit once the charter is adopted as the new constitution eliminates the role of vice president. However, statement by Mekki read on state TV, suggested that his motive might in-fact be a disagreement with the Islamist policies of President Mohammed Morsi.
  • Indiana law already allows teachers to carry guns

    12/22/2012 2:26:23 PM PST · by digger48 · 11 replies
    News Sentinel/AP ^ | December 21, 2012 | Charles Wilson
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS — While legislators in other states are wrestling with the idea of allowing teachers to carry guns in school, experts say Indiana law already allows it.</p> <p>The idea has gained traction following the school shooting in Connecticut.</p> <p>In Indiana, anyone appointed as a school security guard can carry a gun on school property. In most cases, guards are off-duty police officers, but they don't have to be.</p>
  • The Massacre of the Innocents (The Coventry Carol)

    12/22/2012 2:11:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Mark Steyn
    ‘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 Then a century ago the Catholic Encyclopedia started digging into the numbers. The estimated population of Bethlehem at that time was around a thousand, which would put the toll of first-born sons under the age of two murdered by King Herod at approximately 20 — or about the same number of dead children as one school shooting on a...
  • The Lessons from Plan B

    12/22/2012 1:58:48 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 21, 2012 | By Joshua Withrow
    If President Obama and Senator Reid were actually negotiating in good faith, then one could argue that Speaker Boehner's Plan B was an acceptable, if unpalatable, compromise. After all, it permanently extended the current tax rates for very nearly all Americans, eliminating the annual game of chicken in Congress over whether our taxes will automatically increase. But the President and Senator Reid made very clear that they are not interested in compromise, and that Boehner's offer was dead on arrival in the Senate because it did not raise taxes on enough people. This is not a negotiation on President Obama's...
  • Looking at Pope Benedict’s plans in New Year

    12/22/2012 1:51:12 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    OSV ^ | December 30, 2012 | Matthew Bunson
    Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to make remarks at the conclusion of the opening Mass of the International Congress on the Church in America on Dec. 9. CNS photo by Paul Haring Pope Benedict XVI has just completed one of the most grueling years of his entire pontificate. He made journeys to Mexico and Cuba in March and then Lebanon in September. He opened the Year of Faith, marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and held two consistories to create a total of 28 new cardinals.  The year was also marked by...
  • Limbaugh & Hannity may be headed to WOR as Dr. Joy Browne, Gov. David Paterson, Huckabee get the axe

    12/22/2012 1:47:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    WOR (710 AM) is clearing the decks for a Rush-and-Sean landing. Long-time station mainstay Dr. Joy Browne was dismissed Thursday, along with former Gov. David Paterson and syndicated host Mike Huckabee, as WOR’s new management prepares to roll out a radically different prime-time lineup in 2013. In a move that had been rumored for months but didn’t happen until five days before Christmas, the station also laid off a number of behind-the-scenes workers Thursday. A statement from Buckley Broadcasting, WOR’s outgoing owner, said: “We thank our employees for their service over the years and wish them all the best. We...
  • Bennett to Netanyahu: Yes or No, will You Order More Expulsions?

    12/22/2012 1:44:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    ..... "First, the facts: I never called for refusal of orders. Not in the interview with Nissim Mishal and not anywhere else, ever. "I have served in the IDF for 22 years, as a combat soldier and commander. I fought in all of Israel's campaigns during this time, including unknown ones. I repeat: I never called for refusal of orders.... "On Thursday I spoke from the depth of my heart and I do not apologize for what I said. However, I am now not a private individual but a public figure, and I will say things in the clearest possible...
  • NRA Call for Armed School Guards “Reckless,” Says Senator

    12/22/2012 1:39:10 PM PST · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Maintaining that laws banning guns are ineffective at deterring criminals, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre urged that we “harden potential targets. The placement of trained and armed security guards in vulnerable locations would be a more potent defensive measure than the placement of signs declaring these locations ‘gun-free zones.’” LaPierre pointed out that “Connecticut’s law banning assault weapons had no impact on the madman who killed 20 school children. Government officials themselves don’t place their trust in gun control laws. The President has armed guards to protect him. Many members of Congress have concealed carry permits. They put their...
  • Mofaz: Following Orders Are Essential to our Survival

    12/22/2012 1:36:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12
    Shaul Mofaz, Kadima chaiman responded to remarks made by Bennett to Channel 2 during an interview in which he said, "If I would receive an order to remove a Jew from his house and expel him, me personally, my conscience would not allow it. I would ask the commander for an exemption." Mofaz reacted, saying, "There is no place in Israel, not in the regular army and not in the reserve army, to disobey orders. One's political views should not affect his ability to perform a task. An evil spirit calling for disobedience in exchange for a handful of votes...
  • PM Hints at Disclusion of Bennett from Coalition

    12/22/2012 1:32:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu implied Saturday night that he would not include the Jewish Home party in any potential coalition in the next Knesset. In an interview with Channel 2, Netanyahu addressed Bennett's recent claim that if he were in the IDF and ordered to expel Jews from their homes, he would ask to be relieved from duty, saying, "This is very serious. The future of the country rests on the army and executing orders. I'm saying a simple thing: Whoever is adamant about refusing orders - will not sit in my cabinet." .....
  • 2 Jersey City councilwomen blast billionaire's gift card giveaway as disorganized, hurtful

    12/22/2012 1:30:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    An effort by a Livingston billionaire to hand out free $100 gift cards to Jersey City residents affected by Hurricane Sandy turned into a fiasco last week after some residents who spent hours in line say they were shut out. The effort led to long lines last Monday night at some community centers, including the Mary McLeod Bethune Center, as people sought to register for the cards, and long lines again two days later when residents arrived to pick them up, according to residents, community leaders and organizers of the charity effort. Two city councilwomen blasted the gift card giveaway...
  • All hell will break loose: Inside the strange world of the 'Prepper' families planning for Doomsday

    12/22/2012 1:30:44 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    mirror ^ | 22 Dec 2012 | Rachael Bletchly
    Once a week Tim Ralston and his wife Marie take their three teenage kids to a secluded cabin in the Northern Arizona desert. Surrounded by wildlife and the cows, sheep and chickens they raise it looks like a perfect eco-friendly family retreat. But the Ralstons are not there for an American version of The Good Life. On arrival Marie heads straight to the pantry to check the 15 years worth of tinned and freeze-dried food they’ve stockpiled, the kids test out their survival gear, first aid kits and water purifying tablets and Tim gets in some self-defence practice with his...
  • Freep this poll-Do you agree w/NRA that an armed officer should be posted in every school?

    12/22/2012 1:26:00 PM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 42 replies
    Do you agree with the NRA that an armed officer should be posted in every school?
  • John Kerry Calls American Troops Terrorists

    12/22/2012 1:25:17 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 9, 2006 | Uploaded by notoriousgop
    John Kerry calls American troops terrorists John Kerry says American troops terrorize women and children and that they should stop...because that's the job of the Iraqi military.
  • Milk prices may double in new year

    12/22/2012 1:15:43 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Dec 22, 2012
    The New Year could push milk prices to $7 a gallon. With Congress spending all its time trying to avert the fiscal cliff, a slew of other legislative matters are going unattended. One of them is the agriculture bill which, if not addressed, could lead to a doubling of the price of milk early next year. ... Sky-high milk prices wouldn't necessarily be good for dairy farmers either, according to Chris Galen, a spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation, which represents over 30,000 dairy farmers. While it might provide a short term boost to profits, there's a fear that...
  • Foreign Ministry Rushes to Apologize over 'Jesus' Post

    12/22/2012 1:15:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Foreign Ministry has launched a probe into the posting of a Facebook message by the Israel embassy in Ireland that said if Jesus and Mary were alive today in Bethlehem, they would probably be lynched by local Arabs. Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said, "We all agree that it was improper, inappropriate." He said Tuesday that it wasn't clear who posted the message. The post included a picture of Jesus and Mary accompanied by a message saying, “A thought for Christmas ... If Jesus and Mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security, probably end up being...
  • Heading West: Alfa Romeo's Product Plan for the U.S. (For Now, Anyway)

    12/22/2012 1:06:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | October 2012 | Juergen Zoellter
    Fiat has been talking about Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. for more a decade—check out the timeline—but CEO Sergio Marchionne has finally made the decision: After nearly 20 years away, the brand will start selling cars here again in 2014. (We’ll believe it when we see it, but let’s play along for now.) The return to the States is part of a large revamp of the brand that will see a number of new models introduced in the U.S., Europe, and around the world, and this Alfa renaissance will lean heavily on alliances with Fiat, Chrysler, and Mazda. Read...