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  • The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

    01/07/2013 4:38:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies
    RabbiPruzansky.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted. As I write, with almost all the votes counted, President Obama has won fewer votes than John McCain won in 2008, and more than ten million off his own 2008 total. (Note: this was written the day after the election. The final results indicate that Romney exceeded McCain’s total by less than one million votes,...
  • National Coalition To Stop The Gun Ban: Open Letter to Members of Congress

    01/07/2013 4:36:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- In coming weeks, you will face pressure from the Obama administration and others to implement a ban on semi-automatic firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices, and to pass laws requiring private gun transfers to be processed via the National Instant Check System. Yet the “assault weapon” misnomer is a myth perpetuated by gun control advocates who seek to confuse the public about the difference between millions of semi-automatic firearms, which are functionally identical to hunting rifles, and military “assault rifles” which are machine guns virtually unavailable to the public since implementation of the National Firearms Act of 1934....
  • Death of Hugo Chavez could set off shock waves across region

    01/07/2013 4:33:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 7:05PM GMT 05 Jan 2013 | By Philip Sherwell
    The orchestra played and loyal lawmakers erupted in adulatory applause as Hugo Chavez invoked Fidel Castro and Jesus Christ as his revolutionary role models. His right hand raised, the fiery Venezuelan leader echoed the famous call to arms of his Cuban mentor. "Fatherland, socialism or death," he proclaimed, then added with a typical flourish: "I swear by Christ, the greatest socialist in history." That was six years ago as "El Commandante" was sworn in for his third term as president and blew kisses to rose petal-tossing crowds when he returned in an open-topped car to his palace to watch a...
  • Enough is Enough: Has the Third Party’s Time Come?

    01/07/2013 4:29:17 PM PST · by upsdriver · 123 replies
    Facebook ^ | Jan. 7, 2013 | Chuck Heath Jr.
    This is an issue that I've been mulling over for quite a while. I wrote more about the way I'd set this up, but I wanted to get some of your feedback first. Let me know what you think. Enough is Enough: Has the Third Party’s Time Come? We’ve lost our way. The American political system is a mess. The divisiveness between Republicans and Democrats seems insurmountable and it’s getting worse every day. I could get into the reasons that this is happening, but I doubt that would change a thing. It is very painful for me to see this...
  • Bridge to a Higher Cliff

    01/07/2013 4:29:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.7.13 | JED BABBIN
    The coming fight on the debt ceiling and gun control is an ideological one, one Republicans need to fight or else face oblivion. The New Year’s Eve deal to avoid the fiscal cliff isn’t just a lousy deal: it’s entirely corrupt. Obama insisted on what he called a “balanced deal,” but to him a balance is only between increased government spending and higher taxes. It allowed President Obama to pretend that the deal reduces federal spending by $732 billion over the next ten years though, in fact, it increases federal spending — by $332 billion — more than it cuts....
  • Obama's Anti-Israel Policy Continues With Hagel Pick as Secretary of Defense

    01/07/2013 4:26:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Defense: The president's selection as defense secretary has called for direct negotiations with the mortal enemies of our closest ally in the Middle East and said the administration's gutting of defense hasn't gone far enough. If personnel is policy, President Obama's selection of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Leon Panetta's replacement as defense secretary should put the lie to the administration's already tarnished claim to be a strong supporter of Israel. "Not only has he said you should directly negotiate with Iran, sanctions won't work, that Israel must negotiate with Hamas, an organization, terrorist group, that lobs...
  • Lovie Smith makes the most sense for the Cleveland Browns with Chip Kelly out - Bill Livingston

    01/07/2013 4:26:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | January 07, 2013 at 6:50 PM | Bill Livingston,
    . Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden are too comfortable in their television jobs, and, despite the nice spin Banner and Haslam put on the appeal of the franchise, a generation of losing does not make this franchise a free-agent magnet. Why not Lovie Smith, unjustly fired after a 10-6 season in Chicago? Cutler missed one game behind a porous line. Not only is Smith a former head coach in a cold-weather city, but he has a Super Bowl appearance (with Rex Grossman as his quarterback) on his resume. Ken Whisenhunt went to a Super Bowl in Arizona too, but he...
  • Hagel must address 'Jewish lobby' comment

    01/07/2013 4:17:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/13 | Lanny J. Davis
    I believe a president — Republican or Democrat — almost always deserves to have the Cabinet that he wishes, with the bar very, very high to oppose his choice. Thus, there should be heavy presumption that President Obama’s reported nominee for secretary of Defense, former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, should be confirmed by the Senate. Whether senators agree or disagree with Hagel’s past positions — on the Iraq war (against), declaring the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a “terrorist organization” (against), engaging with Iran in negotiations more aggressively (for), engaging with Hamas in seeking a peace agreement in the Middle East...
  • Another Reason Liberals Make Me Laugh

    01/07/2013 4:16:55 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Bernard Goldberg
    Neither side has cornered the market on hypocrisy. The conservative kind embarrasses me, because that’s my team and I can’t defend it. The liberal variety, on the other hand, makes me laugh — at them, not with them. Remember the suburban New York newspaper, the Journal News – the paper that printed the names and addresses of area residents with gun permits? Well, the Journal News got a lot of flak for their anti-gun stunt, a lot of phone calls and emails that the paper found threatening. So what did the Journal News do in the face of so much...
  • Shut it Down

    01/07/2013 4:15:49 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Michael Porfido
    The Republicans need a new strategy for their upcoming negotiations with President Obama. The last round, they had a distinct disadvantage where doing nothing would have led to a terrible consequence, namely everyone’s taxes going up. With these negotiations behind us, we no longer have the sun setting on good policy, which requires action for it to continue. We now have 3 events that are coming in the first quarter of 2013 which will allow for more reasonable negotiations. The “sequester” (automatic cuts in defense and other departments), the “debt ceiling” (increasing borrowing authority for the government), and the end...
  • The Homeless & The Clueless

    01/07/2013 4:14:25 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    Far too many people are up in arms over the dreadful economy we are leaving for our kids and grandkids. I used to be one of them. But ever since the youth of America helped saddle us with Obama, not once, but twice, I say it serves them right. These young shmoes are not only convinced there’s a free lunch, but a free breakfast, a free dinner and free healthcare. And, yet, I’m willing to bet, they were just the sort of smug eight-year-olds who delighted in telling their younger siblings that Santa Claus didn’t exist. Here in California, the...
  • Providence and Suffering [Habakkuk Faced what the People of God are facing in the USA]

    01/07/2013 4:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Ligonier ^ | R.C. Sproul
    http://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/providence_god_in_control/providence The Psalmist asked, “Why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous suffer?” The prophet Habakkuk asked virtually the same question in his day as he witnessed his homeland overrun with the invading armies of the Chaldeans. Initially, from Habakkuk’s perspective, he did not see God’s hand in the suffering of his people. Where was the Judge of all the earth during this time of injustice, he wondered. Here Dr. Sproul explains how God’s providence and suffering go hand and hand.
  • Democrats Want a Woman on the 2016 Ticket

    01/07/2013 4:12:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kat Stoeffel
    Democratic strategists will not let Hillary Clinton or her blood clot stop them from getting a woman on the 2016 presidential ticket, Politico reports. Even if Clinton sticks to her word and does not run for president — something no one seemed to believe until her recent health scare — activists are still hoping to leverage the 2012 gender gap into a female nominee. “After the roles Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin played in the 2008 campaign,” Politico writes, “it would be hard for many to accept another cycle like the 2012 presidential race, which featured two all-male national tickets.”...
  • But why do YOU go to Mass? critical importance of rendering personal testimony in evangelization

    01/07/2013 4:07:39 PM PST · by NYer · 59 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 6, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some decades ago the argument from authority was often invoked as we answered some question about the faith. It was often considered sufficient merely invoke the existence of a rule. And thus, to my nagging question, “Why should I have to go to mass?” my parents would often answer, “Because it’s a rule!” Other variations of the answer would be, “Because the Church says so,” or, “Because it’s in the Ten Commandments.”Never mind that there might actually be reasons that there was a rule, or a commandment. It was considered enough in those old days simply to say, “It is...
  • Mysterious “Beam” Interrupts Radar in Illinois, Puzzles Experts

    01/07/2013 4:03:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    whofortedblog.com ^ | January 3, 2013 1:40 pm | Greg Newkirk
    Since the 16th of November, the National Weather Service has been reporting that a mysterious “beam of interruption” in Lincoln, Illinois has been screwing with it’s radar. A quick glance at one of their Doppler images and it’s easy to see that something is shooting through the state, but as of now the meteorologists can only guess at the cause. Is it visual evidence of some kind of HAARP mind control? A targeting beam from an intergalactic destroyer? Maybe, but there could also be a much more mundane explanation. “We’re not sure what it is yet,” meteorologist Llyle Barker, told...
  • How the Fiscal Cliff Deal Hurt a Recovering Economy

    01/07/2013 4:03:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    The deal that Congress came to on the fiscal cliff last week was a combination of half-measures, compromise, and kicking-the-can that nobody seemed to like but was overwhelmingly approved. Most of the meaures that constituted the cliff stood poised to harm the economy over the next two years - and Congress' failure to offset the cost of averting the cliff will result in a worse economy in the long run. As Americans everywhere found out with their first paychecks of the new year, Congress failed to reauthorize the temporary payroll tax cut that expired. This could result in between 300,000...
  • Bill Kristol starting “reformist” nonprofit to “recraft Republican fiscal policies”?

    01/07/2013 3:57:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2013 | Allahpundi
    Just a rumor for now, but worth flagging given his pull with establishment Republicans and the fact that it jibes with Friday’s news about the Beltway GOP trying to exert more influence on the party after November’s Senate debacle. Plus, Kristol and his allies have been talking about starting a “reformist” organization to recraft Republican fiscal policies and champion a rising generation of Republicans, such as Kristol favorites Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. The hypothetical group, modeled on the defunct Democratic Leadership Council, would join an expanding network of media platforms and...
  • Paintings from a conservative artist.

    01/07/2013 3:52:30 PM PST · by freemike · 30 replies
    Art Blog ^ | 1/7/13 | freemike
    Just sharing recent updates from my art blog. Hope you enjoy them. Here's the link. ArtBlog
  • The Silence Of Electric Cars: Our National Nightmare Is Almost Over

    01/07/2013 3:48:43 PM PST · by PilotDave · 60 replies
    WSJ blogs ^ | 7 Jan 2013 | Tom Gara
    They’re so quiet, in fact, that it can be a problem — a problem big enough that federal regulators have stepped in with a plan (PDF) to make the cars play a sound of their own. Pedestrians — visually impaired ones especially, but also those blessed with fine eyesight — often hear an oncoming vehicle without seeing it. By being so eerily quiet, electric cars pose a safety risk, so the logic goes. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published this list of proposed sounds that electric vehicles should make. Have a listen — it’s what the...
  • Corbett Backtracks On Comments About Restricting Gun Sales On State Property

    01/07/2013 3:47:58 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Governor Tom Corbett is backtracking from comments made during a radio interview suggesting that he might consider banning the sale of guns on state property. The comment came during an appearance on Harrisburg public station WITF’s “Radio Smart Talk” program. Governor Corbett was asked about why the state allows gun sales at its massive Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, and whether that policy should be changed.
  • Secretary of State? John Kerry Belongs in Jail!

    01/07/2013 3:44:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-07-13 | Brother Bob
    It looks like John Kerry will soon be our next Secretary of State. The initial nominee, Susan Rice, went down as a sacrificial lamb so that the Republicans can say that they got their pound of flesh and President Obama can get the person he probably wanted in the first place without the same intense scrutiny. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that this was the same thing that President G.W. Bush did with his nomination of Harriet Meyers to the Supreme Court, but that's neither here nor there. I'm not even going to focus on how many ways Kerry's...
  • Reid: Sandy Was Much Worse Than Katrina, You Know

    01/07/2013 3:42:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Whether he's publicly recapitulating the hallucinations of an imaginary friend, or wrongly assuring the public that various government programs are "fully funded," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tends to struggle with the truth.  The recent high-octane bout of partisan wrangling over whether to pass a porked-up Sandy relief bill is finally complete, and Reid is unhappy that Congress didn't spend more money.  To emphasize his frustration, he downplayed the severity of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in order to cast Sandy as far worse -- thus indicting those who opposed even one cent of unrelated "relief" spending as uncaring, heartless bastards:  ...
  • The 4 mistakes of the Journal News

    01/07/2013 3:38:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/3/13 | Erik Wemple
    The suburban New York-based Journal News published on Dec. 23 a story headlined “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.” It also published a map listing the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in the New York counties of Westchester and Rockland. The map alone prompted a level of outrage that all but dominated the media-criticism world over the holidays. Herewith a look at Journal News’s four mistakes: Mistake No. 1: Here’s Our Statement!: A word of advice for Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. And for Westchester County Clerk...
  • After the Fall: What Do You Do When You Conclude America Is (Temporarily or Permanently) Kaput?

    01/07/2013 3:35:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/07/2013 | Barry Rubin
    If we reach the following highly unpleasant conclusion, what are the implications? The United States has taken a political turn which, at least for the next four years, will guarantee that it does not play the role of a great power mindful of and willing to protect its own true interests, to support its allies, and to combat its real foes. On the contrary, through inaction or active effort the leadership of America will take counterproductive actions that achieve the opposite result. And there are certain factors — radical ideological hegemony, a weak economy and growing debt, structural social changes,...
  • Praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto sparks emotion

    01/07/2013 3:33:09 PM PST · by DManA · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 | VANESSA GERA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees is on display in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the place where so many Jews were killed or sent to their deaths by Hitler's regime, and it is provoking mixed reactions.
  • (Bastard Nation) Oxygen TV Mum About Proposed Show Involving Rapper with 11 Children from 10 Women

    01/07/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | January 7, 2013 | KSPR 33
    Oxygen mum about show on proposed show involving rapper with 11 children from 10 women PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oxygen cable television executives aren't talking, as negative attention grows about its proposed program featuring a musician who has fathered 11 children with ten different mothers. The Parents Television Council on Monday asked Oxygen to shelve "All My Babies' Mamas" before it ever gets on the air, calling it "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive." The group follows a New York author, Sabrina Lamb, who has launched a petition drive against the show that she said has more than 20,000 signatures. Oxygen executives...
  • Exclusive - Dershowitz: 'I Will Testify Against Hagel' on Iran

    01/07/2013 3:20:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School is a legendary defense lawyer, and the country's foremost pro-Israel advocate. He is also a steadfast supporter of President Barack Obama. Breitbart News spoke to him in an exclusive interview today about the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense.Sen. Hagel is controversial for his views on Israel, the Iraq War, Iran, and gays, among other issues. Dershowitz had, prior to Hagel's nomination, urged President Obama publicly not to appoint Hagel to the position.Breitbart News: Does the Hagel nomination represent a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community?Dershowitz:...
  • Sunni protests intensify in Iraq against Maliki

    01/07/2013 3:20:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 01/07/2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Iraqi troops fired in the air to disperse Sunni protesters on Monday, as the two-week-old protests gathered steam. The protesters are allying themselves with foreign allies among the Sunni Arab states, mostly in Jordan, Turkey, and the Gulf. slamists, who are demanding a Sunni autonomous region similar to that of the northern Kurdish region, dominate the protests, while events in Syria are affecting events in Iraq. Iraqi street protests, gaining energy or perhaps even inspiration from the Sunniled rebel uprising in neighboring Syria, are putting pressure on Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. In the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi troops...
  • Man claiming to be Satan stabs one, threatens four, police say

    01/07/2013 3:17:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 7, 2013 | Wayne K. Roustan, Sun
    A 30-year-old Hallandale Beach man who claimed to be Satan was arrested Sunday and accused of stabbing one man and threatening four other people, including a pregnant woman, Hollywood Police said. Michael Anthony Thomas is charged with 13 counts that include aggravated battery with a weapon causing bodily harm, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and threatening law enforcement officers, Broward Jail records show.
  • Festival of Caricatures in Tehran Explicitly Denies Holocaust

    01/07/2013 3:15:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), Moshe Kantor, called on the international community to condemn a festival of caricatures in Tehran initiated by the Iranian regime in an effort to explicitly deny the Holocaust. "Once again the Iranian regime is inciting against the Jewish People, denying genocide while actively preparing the means, through their illicit nuclear weapons program, to threaten the Jewish state with violent destruction,” Kantor said. “We expect little of such a rogue regime. However, we do expect the international community to look at this latest incitement and place it within the context of their active pursuit...
  • Robert Griffin III has partial tears of ACL and LCL, MRI suggests

    01/07/2013 3:13:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mark Maske and Mike Jones
    The MRI exam of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee suggested that Griffin has suffered partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, according to several people with knowledge of the test results. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin is scheduled to be examined Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews to determine whether the test results show new or previous injuries. It was not immediately clear whether surgery would be required or how long Griffin would be sidelined if the partial ligament tears are determined to be fresh injuries. Griffin suffered a torn ACL...
  • Iran's Revenues from Oil Exports Dropped by 45%

    01/07/2013 3:09:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/13
    Iran's revenues from their oil and gas exports have dropped by 45% due to international sanctions, a senior lawmaker said...
  • Hagel: No Evidence I'm Anti-Israel

    01/07/2013 3:04:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Chuck Hagel, who was nominated on Monday by President Barack Obama as Secretary of Defense, dismissed allegations that he is against Israel. The former Nebraska senator said in an interview that an accurate assessment of his record will demonstrate "unequivocal, total support for Israel" and endorsement of tough international economic sanctions against Iran. Critics have "completely distorted" his record, the former Nebraska senator told the Lincoln Journal Star, a local newspaper based in his home state. At last, Hagel said, with his nomination announced by the president, he has an opportunity to set the record straight. He added that there...
  • Group holds pre-inaugural ‘gun day’

    01/07/2013 3:03:44 PM PST · by hans56 · 3 replies
    Plitico ^ | 1/7/13 | BOBBY CERVANTES |
    Calling for a “Gun Appreciation Day” two days before President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, gun rights activists are urging gun owners to turn “out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast” on Jan. 19.
  • DoE doubling down on feeding “green” ambitions and hiking third-world food prices

    01/07/2013 2:59:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    The Obama administration has roundly refused to scale back on its relentless buoying up of the biofuels industry, despite the clamorous criticism of almost everybody except the ethanol lobby; once the supposedly ‘environmental’ zealots of our bloated federal bureaucracy and their cronyish friends have decided on a policy, that’s just all there is to it, and no, we really do not give a damn about the real-world unintended consequences. Well, leftists and rent-seekers, here are some unintended consequences: We are already dealing with inflated food prices in the United States because of the government’s mandate that we use a certain...
  • Anti-Gun Zealot Michael Moore Endorses Shoot-Em-Up Film, ‘Django Unchained’

    01/07/2013 2:59:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 6, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    (Via Twitter) Anti-gun zealot Michael Moore endorses shoot-em-up film, ‘Django Unchained’ • This weekend, go see "Django". I still can't get this movie outta my head- & I don't want to! Ignore all nonsense u've heard bout "violence" - Michael Moore • "Django Unchained" is one of the best film satires ever. A rare American movie on slavery and the origins of our sick racist history. Wow. - Michael Moore
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 6th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/07/2013 2:58:17 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 6th, 2013 Pastor JD talks about how the inextricable link between Bible history and Bible prophecy points to the salvation of the Jewish nation in the seven-year tribulation, and the rapture of the bride of Christ before the seven-year tribulation.
  • *Vanity* Dumb and Dumber explains our debt...*Vanity*

    01/07/2013 2:55:57 PM PST · by Tzimisce · 2 replies
    Where's the money? That's just as good. That's IOUs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GSXbgfKFWg
  • Adam Lanza wore earplugs, rapidly changed clips, shot up cars in parking lot: report

    01/07/2013 2:34:19 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 327 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/7/13 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    Investigators puzzled by why Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza wore earplugs during the massacre if he knew he was going to kill himself. Separately, evidence shows Lanza reloaded his weapon before the magazines were spent, leading to questions about whether he was influenced by the first-person shooter games he spent hours playing.
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money

    01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Rush likens pedophilia ‘normalization’ to gay marriage

    01/07/2013 2:32:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7/13 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Rush Limbaugh said Monday that there is a movement to “normalize pedophilia,” and referenced the push for same sex marriage while also discussing the Jimmy Savile and Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandals. “There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage,” the conservative commentator said on his radio program Monday, according to a show transcript. “What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important...
  • School Shooting in Tennessee That National Media Did Not Report

    01/07/2013 2:30:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    tnsmartgirl.com ^ | 6 January, 2013 | TN Smart Girl
    The following incident happened at a high school only minutes from my home in East Tennessee. I am sure that no one outside of our immediate region has ever heard the story, because the only person who was shot-and killed-was the gunman. These types of stories don’t fit the narrative of those who want “gun-free zones” and so are ignored by the national media. In this case an armed Security Resource Officer, Carolyn Gudger, became a local hero and saved an unknown number of lives by holding the gunman at bay until backup arrived. The text below is drawn from...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-7-2013

    01/07/2013 2:25:49 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 38 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Greg Walden's bill bans minting $1T coin

    01/07/2013 2:24:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7/13 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to specifically ban President Barack Obama from minting the coins. “This scheme to mint trillion dollar platinum coins is absurd and dangerous, and would be laughable if the proponents weren’t so serious about it as a solution,
  • Illinois House committee OKs illegal immigrant driver’s licenses

    01/07/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 1/7/2013 | Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD — A proposal that could make Illinois the next state to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses has passed out of a House committee. It's ready for a House floor vote. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety and will allow an estimated 250,000 illegal immigrants in Illinois to get driver's licenses.
  • Colin Powell Endorses Chuck Hagel So Who are We to Complain?

    01/07/2013 2:21:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, everybody's all atwitter over Barack Obama nominating former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. Apparently Chuck Hagel doesn't like Israel much, and a lot of people know this. There have been some people who have said Hagel's anti-Semitic, and then they've retracted that. But Hagel is on record as saying he's "senator from Nebraska, not senator from Israel." I'm paraphrasing but that's pretty close to a quote. "I'm a senator from Nebraska. I'm not a senator from Israel." He's part of this crowd that resents the powerful lobbying abilities of Israel. (interruption)...
  • Hagel: 'Distortions about my record have been astounding'

    01/07/2013 2:17:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1/7/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel says he looks forward to correcting the record after weeks of "hanging out there in no-man's land unable to respond to charges, falsehoods and distortions." Hagel, in an interview Monday with the Lincoln Journal Star of Nebraska, said critics have "completely distorted" his record, fanning opposition that "took on a life of its own." On Israel, he said his record reflects his "unequivocal, total support for Israel."
  • Tax Hikes are Off the Table? Really?

    01/07/2013 2:06:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to Mitch McConnell, sound bite number one. This is yesterday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, who said, "Look, the deadlines are approaching. I think the president has said he's willing to engage in more discussions over the sequester and the government shutdown, but that would also include new revenue. You say the tax debate's over." MCCONNELL: Oh, yeah, the tax -- the revenue -- the tax issue is finished, over, completed. That's behind us. Now the question is what are we gonna do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future, and...
  • No Hebrew, Please — This Is Europe

    01/07/2013 2:01:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Bruce Bawer
    I wrote about it here recently: Israel’s ambassador to Denmark and the head of Copenhagen’s Jewish community have both warned Jews in that city that if they don’t want to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, they’d better not wear anything that would identify them as Jews – and, for good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking Hebrew. The other day, in a supremely depressing article for Israel National News, Giulio Meotti provided a round-up of similar developments from around Europe. For instance: a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its rabbis not to...
  • BANK OF AMERICA Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account...

    01/07/2013 1:56:51 PM PST · by CNSNews.com · 90 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman. In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following: “My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms...our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review. “After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold...