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  • Grumpy Cat Gets Generous [w/pic, video]

    01/05/2013 1:18:44 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Petside.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jo Singer
    Tardar, AKA Grumpy closely resembles a Snowshoe cat. However, she is not a true Snowshoe, since her mother is a domestic shorthair calico and her father has gray and white stripes. And while the eight-month old kitten may be wearing a permanent scowl, the huge number of videos featuring this very unique kitty (whose appearance is, to say the least, quite unusual), has put a huge grin on the faces of the millions of cat lovers who have made her into one of the most shining feline stars on the Internet. While her veterinarian suspects that her shape and size...
  • Benghazi CID chief abducted by armed men

    01/05/2013 12:13:30 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 17 replies
    Libya Herald ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | By Maha Ellawati and Sami Zaptia
    The head of the Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abdulsalam Al-Mihdawi, was kidnapped yesterday evening in Benghazi by an unknown group of armed men. Sources told the Libya Herald that Mihdawi and two colleagues were waiting in their vehicle at a traffic light on Venezia Street in the Hawari district of Benghazi when two masked gunmen jumped out of a nearby car and seized the officer. Shortly after the incident was reported, local police organised search squads to check nearby roads for any sign of the officer or his kidnappers, and later that evening, residents of Benghazi and officers from...
  • Ladies of the Democratic Party Pose For Photo on Capitol Steps

    01/04/2013 11:55:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | january 4, 2013 | jim hoft
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT., wore her Sunday Best to the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sponsored photo opportunity with the Democratic women of the House to highlight the historic diversity of the House Democratic Caucus in the 113th Congress and celebrate the increased number of women joining the Democratic Caucus on January 3, 2013
  • If you’re not David Gregory … D.C. prosecutes ordinary Americans for ‘high-capacity’ magazines

    01/04/2013 11:53:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) inquiry into whether NBC’s David Gregory possession on national TV of an illegal 30-round “high-capacity” magazine has been ongoing for three weeks. Meanwhile, U.S. Army veteran James Brinkley is still grappling with the fallout from his arrest last year on the same charge. Mr. Brinkley’s story is just one example of at least 105 individuals who, unlike Mr. Gregory, were arrested in 2012 for having a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds. On Sept. 8, Mr. Brinkley says he intended to drop his wife and young children at the White House for...
  • Talking to Liberals: Part VI

    01/04/2013 11:36:39 PM PST · by kreitzer · 9 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 1/4/2013 | Tom
    Obama and the progressive left, as a general rule, think the American people will believe what they're told to believe. We on the right talk about his political tin ear because he genuinely doesn't understand how we think. But in 21st century America, he doesn't have to. We are an irrelevant demographic to him. But that's not the end of it. He doesn't really care what the people who support him think either, because he doesn't have to. The best evidence of this that I've seen since the election was his TV appearance just before the new year, when he...
  • Christie demands ‘clean’ Sandy relief bill after dismissing criticism of pork in original

    01/04/2013 11:34:19 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Governor Chris Christie appreciates that the House finally passed a $9.7 billion Sandy relief bill, and in a joint statement with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, he expressed hope that the House would pass a bill providing $51 billion in further relief. Governor Christie âś” @GovChristie While we are pleased with this progress, today was just a down paymentÂ…
  • Cold case love triangle headed for court

    01/04/2013 11:30:30 PM PST · by thecodont · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:45 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Demian Bulwa
    Even in the messy world of love triangles, the predicament that Raymond Edward Wong faced in November 1999 was a tight spot. Girlfriend No. 1, who lived with the computer systems expert in Pinole, had announced she was four months pregnant with the couple's second child. But in a Sacramento maternity ward lay a newborn girl, Wong's first child with Girlfriend No. 2. And she was itching to settle down as well. According to authorities preparing to prosecute the 41-year-old Wong for murder, he fixed his dilemma by uniting the two women - each of whom knew of the other...
  • Petition To Declare the Tea Party A Home Grown Terrorist Organization, And To Exile Every Member

    01/04/2013 11:23:37 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 71 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4 Jan '12 | Twitchy Team
    The Tea party is a Home Grown Terrorist Group, They are bringing our Government to it’s knees, They stock pile guns, The Republican Party should be considered a faction of the Tea Party, For they have killed Abortion Doctors, burned Abortion Clinics, They been on the wrong side of every major issue in this Country, But The Tea Party carries guns to political Rallies, To Influence anyone that questions them, They Talk about succession, They Talk about a civil war, They Talk about Taking back this Country, Well I for one never want them to over throw our Government, and...
  • San Diego Police Chief: Gangs growing due to prison realignment

    01/04/2013 11:08:29 PM PST · by RC one · 21 replies
    correctionsone.com ^ | January 03, 2013
    San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said gangs are growing as a result of the state's prison realignment SAN DIEGO — The murder rate in San Diego was up almost 20 percent in 2012 from the year before, and in San Diego County, the numbers increased by almost 23 percent.San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said gangs are growing as a result of the state's prison realignment with California wardens shifting tens of thousands of inmates to county jail cells or providing early release."We're seeing about a thousand additional people out of prison and they don't have quite the level...
  • BREAKING ALERT – NEXT VOTE ON ILLINOIS SEMI AUTO BAN WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

    01/04/2013 11:07:39 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 67 replies
    Illinois State Rifle Association ^ | January 5, 2013 | steelers6
    LATE BREAKING ALERT – NEXT VOTE ON SEMI AUTO BAN WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED After getting nowhere in the Senate, the gun controllers have taken their campaign to destroy your rights to the Illinois House. Earlier today, Amendment #1 to SB2899 was introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives. Sponsored by rabidly anti-gun Rep. Eddie Acevedo, the amendment would do two things to you: 1. It would pick your pocket to pay for the confiscation and destruction of your own guns. 2. It would ban more than 50% of the rifles and more than 80% of...
  • #1 - ASK THE IMAM: When can I wear Islamic jewelry?

    01/04/2013 10:55:54 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    NOTE: if I am able to do ASK THE IMAM on a regular basis, I will. Perhaps it will give us some insight into our Muslim neighbors or provide fodder for mocking. Q. Salaam Alaykum, In terms of "Islamic" jewelry, what is permitted to wear all the time and what is not? For example, Qur'an isn't allowed in bathrooms, so therefore I couldn't wear a necklace with Qur'an on it all the time, correct? What about Allah, or any other words in Arabic calligraphy? Thank you. A. Bismillah, Jewelry and other ornaments are from "zina." Zina is anything that a...
  • Gun buyback program won’t end violence - U.S. doesn’t need another Cash for Clunkers fiasco

    01/04/2013 10:55:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2013 | Kavon W. Nikrad
    In light of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., partisan voices are only getting louder on the issue of gun control. Recently, Washington Post columnist Matt Miller argued that “everyone knows we need to reduce gun violence” and that “we still need to boost the economy.” Mr. Miller proposed a massive, $100 billion gun buyback program, using the ballyhooed Australian buyback program as his template. According to Mr. Miller, this included banning semi-automatic and automatic rifles and shotguns, and conducting a compulsory buyback program. Unfortunately, the reasons underlying Mr. Miller’s support for the Australian method of gun control collapse upon...
  • Roadside cavity search.

    01/04/2013 10:50:04 PM PST · by magglepuss · 42 replies
    Drudge ^ | 1/5/13 | magglepuss
    Texas DPS doing their best to keep butts off the road!
  • Surge in local gun sales mirrors national trend

    01/04/2013 10:30:34 PM PST · by RC one · 7 replies
    the daily news online ^ | 1/4/12 | Marqise Allen
    Gun sales locally and across the nation rocked upward December, apparently in response to mass shootings and fears that they will trigger tougher gun control laws. Local gun shops have been unable to keep up with the demand. Jerrod Leigh, manager at Four Corners General Store in Castle Rock, says he won’t even take a back order list. “The list would be so large, we’d never get to all of them. ... It’d be more of a book than a list,” Leigh said Friday. “We still have stuff coming in, but the demand is higher than the supply.” Gun sales...
  • Old Wooden Head Remains Speaker

    01/04/2013 10:28:24 PM PST · by morethanright · 10 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-04 07:22:14 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:House Republicans brightened President Obama's upcoming inaugural celebrations by re-electing John Boehner Speaker of the House. Of course, Boehner is nothing more than a ventriloquist's dummy, with President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi taking turns working his empty wooden head. The Republican Party is doomed - if not the nation.220 GOP House members thought it a good idea to keep in place the compromising puppet - through whose lips the president speaks. Only 10 Republicans believed the Party of Lincoln deserved better.Five more measly votes and Boehner would be a bad memory. What does this say about...
  • Camden City Council, state OK plan to lay off city police (All 260 of them!)

    01/04/2013 10:12:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 4, 2013 | Claudia Vargas and Darran Simon
    In quick succession Friday, the Camden City Council and the state Department of Community Affairs approved a plan to lay off all of the city's uniformed police officers, paving the way for a new county-run force to replace Camden's 141-year-old Police Department. The approvals were given after the state Civil Service Commission last week gave the green light to the mass layoffs, set for April 30. Notices are expected to go out soon to about 260 officers. City police unions have vowed to fight the layoffs in court. An attorney for one of the unions alleged that the commission had...
  • Saudi airman stationed at Lackland accused of Vegas child rape

    01/04/2013 10:02:14 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 25 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 4, 2013 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS -- A sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force was jailed in Las Vegas on charges that he pulled a young boy into a hotel room and sexually assaulted him the morning of Sin City's big New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza. Mazen Alotaibi, 23, faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault with a minor and felony coercion that could get him decades in state prison, according to police and charging documents obtained Friday. The boy, who is younger than 14, told police the man forced him into a room at the Circus Circus hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and...
  • Lawmaker Proposes Publicizing Gun Owners' Names

    01/04/2013 9:55:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WVIT-TV ^ | January 4, 2013 | LeAnne Gendreau, Liz Dahlem and Josh Chapin
    Lawmakers across the state are taking on gun control issues in the aftermath of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14. State Rep. Stephen Dargen, a Democratic legislator from West Haven, wants the names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in the state to be made public. Names of gun owners are now confidential, but Dargen believes if people know how many guns are spread across communities, they’ll be safer. State Senator Martin Looney, of New Haven, is proposing ammunition control legislation, which would prohibit anyone barred from owning a gun from...
  • North Portland Sealy mattress factory layoffs to begin in March

    01/04/2013 9:48:58 PM PST · by Be Careful · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 1/4/12 | By Elliot Njus
    Sealy Inc., which in November announced plans to permanently close its North Portland mattress factory, will begin laying off workers there in March. The North Carolina company said then it planned to move work from the factory at 13635 N. Lombard St. to Lacey, Wash., to cut costs. In a notice to the state Friday, Sealy said 106 workers will be laid off starting March 4. In November, the company said the factory employed 128.
  • Inmates Sue Beer, Wine Cos. for $1B

    01/04/2013 9:27:42 PM PST · by 56newblog · 17 replies
    Five Idaho inmates are blaming alcohol for the crimes that put them in prison and are suing some of the nation's top liquor and wine companies for $1 billion. Keith Allen Brown, Steven Thompson, Woodrow Grant, Cory Baugh and Jeremy Brown all claim that alcohol led them to their crimes and they should have been warned of the beverages' addictive nature. "If I was not an alcoholic, the shooting would never have happened," Jeremy Brown said in his affidavit. Brown, 34, is serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for a 2001 shooting that seriously injured a man. The plaintiffs' crimes...