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  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-02-13 (DUmmies Slam Luke Russert for Telling Accidental Truths)

    01/02/2013 9:55:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 2, 2013 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The secret to becoming a successful LOUSY FREEPER TROLL over in DUmmieland is to build up a big post count. And the best way to do that is to post on threads where you more or less agree with the DUmmies. In the case of this THREAD, "Tim Russert's kid really bothers me," I think that even most normal people can agree with that sentiment. Of course, left unsaid, except by one DUmmie, is the fact that Chelsea Clinton is an even WORSE correspondent than Luke Russert. However, before we proceed further you must check out this hilarious VIDEO...
  • Paper hires armed guards after mapping gun permits

    01/02/2013 9:52:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Paper hires armed guards after mapping gun permits A newspaper just north of New York City that published maps on its website showing the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders in its coverage area has reportedly hired armed guards at one of its offices. The Journal News, a Gannett Co. Inc. publication based in White Plains, N.Y., hired the armed security guards days after posting the maps in the wake of last month's deadly rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the Rockland County Times reported. According to police reports obtained by the Times, The Journal News' Rockland editor,...
  • A saint for the year (program generates a personal saint for the year) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/02/2013 9:48:48 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Conversion Diary ^ | January 2, 2013 | JENNIFER FULWILER
    A saint for the year It’s that time of year again! I just used my little Saint’s Name Generator program to have a saint chosen at random to be my patron for the year. So, umm, should I be concerned that this is who I got?St. Michael the Archangel Patron of (among other things): people in danger at sea, ambulance drivers, bankers, dying people, the sick, swordsmiths(What on earth does God have in store for me this year?)Click here if you’d like the generator to choose a saint for you! Note that you have to click twice to get your...
  • Ryan, Ribble join Wis. Dems in supporting fiscal cliff bill (Paul Ryan = RINO Fraudster)

    01/02/2013 9:47:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    WiscPolitics ^ | 1/2/13 | WiscPolitics
    GOP U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan and Reid Ribble joined all three Dems in the states House delegation to support legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. Republicans Sean Duffy, Tom Petri and Jim Sensenbrenner voted against the deal, which passed the House 257-167.
  • Seattle radio 770 KTTH drops Glenn Beck.

    01/02/2013 9:42:39 AM PST · by J. Worthington · 17 replies
    Beck's morning show dropped from Seattle's 770 KTTH in favor of David Boze's local show.
  • The end of America: Why Romney lost

    01/02/2013 9:42:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    WND ^ | January 1, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller traces death of the republic to 2 short words The United States of America was created as an independent nation whose founding ideal was the principle of individual rights. Freedom. Ayn Rand said that freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. America was the first moral government based on individual rights, the nation of the Enlightenment. In this age of Obama, that ideal has been tossed aside for free stuff. I have, for some time, struggled with the new reality: America void of her reason, existing without the reason for her existence, her...
  • Now You Know Who the RINOS Are

    01/02/2013 9:37:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Gonna primary these Obama-enabling tools in 2014(if any of us are still in the GOP by then) Alabama --- Alaska Young, Donald DonAlaska At Large Arizona --- Arkansas Womack, SteveArkansas's 3rd congressional district California Bilbray, BrianCalifornia's 50th congressional district Bono Mack, MaryCalifornia's 45th congressional district Calvert, KenCalifornia's 44th congressional district, Denham, JeffCalifornia's 19th congressional district Dreier, DavidCalifornia's 26th congressional district Gallegly, EltonCalifornia's 24th congressional district Herger, Walter WallyCalifornia's 2nd congressional district Lungren, Daniel E.California's 3rd congressional district McKeon, Howard BuckCalifornia's 25th congressional district Miller, GaryCalifornia's 42nd congressional district Royce, Edward EdCalifornia's 40th congressional district Colorado --- Connecticut --- Delaware...
  • Louis XVI blood mystery 'solved'

    01/02/2013 9:36:39 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | David Blair
    When King Louis XVI went to the guillotine after the French Revolution, Parisians jostled to acquire a gruesome relic of regicide by dipping garments in his blood. Researchers have been trying to establish whether a genuine memento of this momentous execution in the Place de la Revolution survives today. A new DNA analysis has solved a mystery that has lasted for almost 220 years, finding that an ornate gourd almost certainly carries the bloodstains of the fallen king. On Jan 21 1793, a Parisian called Maximilien Bourdaloue witnessed Louis's public decapitation as the postrevolutionary "Terreur" took hold. Afterwards, he joined...
  • 62% Claim They Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts (But they don't really mean it)

    01/02/2013 9:35:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/02/2013 | Bryan Preston
    If this Rasmussen poll reflected reality, our politics would be entirely rearranged. 62% Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts, But 57% Think They’re Unlikely That's the headline. Here's some of the write-up. Even as official Washington signs off on a “fiscal cliff” deal with $1 in spending cuts to every $41 in new taxes, most voters continue to favor across-the-board spending cuts but doubt they are likely to happen. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is even somewhat likely that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DIES IRAE, 01-02-13

    01/02/2013 9:28:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-02-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DIES IRAE The sequence beginning "That Day of Wrath" used at Requiem Masses. It was written in the thirteenth century by Thomas of Celano, biographer of St. Francis of Assisi; there have been hundreds of translations in all the major languages. There is no record of the authorship or origin of the old ecclesiastical melody. Among others who set it to music were Cherubini, Verdi, Bruneau, Gounod, Berlioz, and Mozart. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pennsylvania's Governor Is Suing The NCAA Over Its Sanctions Against Penn State

    01/02/2013 9:25:06 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 2, 2013 | Peter Jackson, Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. ................. A person associated with the university and knowledgeable about the matter told The Associated Press that it is an antitrust action. .................... In announcing the news conference, Corbett, a Republican, did not indicate whether his office coordinated its legal strategy with state Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, who is scheduled to be sworn in Jan. 15. Kane, a...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Call now. Call right now.(IL)

    01/02/2013 9:20:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | GSL
    And call again in a few hours. Melt the phone lines. Do it now. Its URGENT. Its a very dynamic time in the Illinois General Assembly and the dynamic is swinging against gun owners rights. This is why you MUST call right now on these new bills which would ban modern firearms, magazines and regulate shooting ranges out of existence. The NRAs point-man in Springfield, Todd Vandermyde says it may be as high as a 50-50 chance that one or more of these anti-gun bills may be rammed through. Senator John Cullerton, the president of the Illinois Senate, feels the...
  • The American Revolution against British Gun Control

    01/02/2013 9:13:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    davekopel.org ^ | Summer 2012 | David B. Kopel
    This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment. Furious at the December 1773 Boston Tea Party, Parliament in 1774 passed the Coercive Acts. The particular provisions of the Coercive Acts were offensive to Americans, but it was the possibility that the...
  • Old and Worn Out? Why Not Suicide?

    01/02/2013 9:13:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Ken Connor
    This week, blogger Wesley J. Smith directed his readers' attention to an article on Salon.com written by Lillian B. Rubin. Eighty-eight years old and in failing health, Rubin speculates about our society's fear of death, the taboo surrounding elder suicide, and her own struggles with "ambivalence" about taking her own life. She challenges the notion that suicide is the coward's way out, insisting that on the contrary to accept the fact of one's "diminishing existence" and to take decisive action to end one's suffering is an act of immense courage. It would be disingenuous to accuse Rubin...
  • Why your paycheck is getting smaller, no matter what

    01/02/2013 9:12:14 AM PST · by scott0347 · 23 replies
    CNN.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Emily Jane Fox
    For middle class Americans, there will be no escaping higher taxes in 2013. Congress was able to pass legislation to keep broader middle class income taxes from rising. But workers will still have to pay at least 2% more in payroll taxes. That's because the government had temporarily lowered the payroll tax rate in 2011 to 4.2% from 6.2%, in an effort to keep more cash in the pockets of Americans and provide a boost to the economy. The tax cut, which applies on the first $113,700 in annual earnings, expired on Monday.
  • Obama goes back on vacation without signing cliff bill

    01/02/2013 9:11:22 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies
    After spending months telling Americans that the fiscal cliff deal was the most important thing facing their nation, Barack Obama has gone back to his vacation. Within a few hours of the bill's passage last night, he was enjoying the comforts of Air Force One, en route to Hawaii. Heaven forbid hes forced to sacrifice any more of his multi-million dollar getaway.
  • YOUR TURN! (((DRUDGE POLL))) JOHN BOEHNER FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE?

    01/02/2013 9:09:58 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | January 2, 2013 | Drudge
    YOUR TURN! (((DRUDGE POLL))) JOHN BOEHNER FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE? YEA NAY
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/02/2013 9:05:03 AM PST · by Hiskid · 9 replies
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  • The Massacre Was Not at the Rod and Gun Club

    01/02/2013 8:59:47 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 29 December 2012 | Charles G. Mills
    GLEN COVE, NY - Of course there are no massacres at the Rod and Gun Club. Two-thirds of the worst American massacres of our generation have been at public universities, high schools, and elementary schools. There are both supernatural and natural reasons for this. The Aztecs and the Carthaginians sacrificed babies. The Romans discarded them. Our contemporaries kill them in the womb. Chesterton said that the killing of babies is a sign of the presence of the devil. Public schools are the most obvious place where American society has completely excluded God. We should not be surprised if this leaves...
  • TLWIR 51: Coreboot: the Solution to the Secure Boot Fiasco

    01/02/2013 8:50:31 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 9 replies
    Begin Linux ^ | 29 December 2012 | Rex Djere
    Summary: Is it possible that the recent attempts to push secure boot onto computer users was a response to the growing hardware vendor support for coreboot back in 2011? This is only speculation on my part, but I suspect that this might be the case. Coreboot is a badly needed solution that can restore freedom to PC users while updating the outdated PC BIOS technology. What is CoreBoot?Coreboot is a free software replacement for the BIOS currently found in most computers. It is also a better alternative than UEFI/secure boot because it gives the owner of a computer the freedom...