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  • No Smoking allowed on Ole Miss campus

    01/08/2013 9:56:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    My FOX Memphis ^ | January 7, 2013 | Tom Dees
    OXFORD, Miss. (FOX13) - If you are looking for a place to smoke on the Ole Miss campus, good luck with that. The new "No Smoking" policy has it covered and is being strictly enforced. Basically the policy reads you can't smoke anywhere on the Ole Miss campus. That includes the interior of all University buildings. As for the property or the grounds, you can't smoke on the sidewalks, parking lots, recreational areas, partially enclosed or open areas such as walkways, breezeways, patios, porches, gazebos, tents and bus shelters. As for University vehicles, you can't smoke in them, you can't...
  • PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT

    01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by flyover · 78 replies
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    PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your sisters, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start...
  • What are your kids smoking?

    01/08/2013 9:53:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 7, 2013 | Marla Jo Fisher
    If your kid has developed a sudden interest in your kitchen pantry, don't start looking up culinary schools just yet. He might not become the next Emeril Lagasse. Not unless Emeril is smoking apples these days... Have you overheard your kid asking someone on the phone if they've got spice? Sorry, dad. He's not making you a nice Thai curry. He's shopping for synthetic marijuana...
  • Conspiracy theory professor says Sandy Hook shooting may not have happened

    01/08/2013 9:51:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/8/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Outrageous claims made by a professor who specializes in conspiracy theories are set to provoke grieving family by saying that the Sandy Hook massacre may not have happened at all. James Tracy, a tenured history professor at Florida Atlantic University, wrote a lengthy post on his personal blog saying that the shooting that left 20 children and six teachers dead may not have happened the way that it is widely believed, if it happened at all. Backed solely by the erroneous early reports filed during the midst of the horrendous incident, Mr Tracy 's claim is preying on the confusion...
  • Democrat Leaders: We Aren’t Done Taxing Americans

    01/08/2013 9:50:05 AM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 1/7/2013 | Tim Brown
    After the fiscal cliff deal was done, imposing higher taxes this year on all those making $40,000 per year or more, three different Democrats took to three different Sunday shows to push for more taxation on the American people. First up was Democrat House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation and Bob Schieffer asked her if the “revenue side” of the fiscal cliff is complete. For Democrats, revenue means taxes. “No, no, it is not,” Pelosi replied. “I mean, the president had said originally he wanted $1.6 trillion in revenue. He took it down...
  • America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Totalitarian Society

    01/08/2013 9:46:47 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 7, 2013 | American Cream
    If someone were to ask you for an example of a “totalitarian society”, how would you respond?  Most Americans would probably think of horribly repressive regimes such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Communist China, East Germany or North Korea, but the truth is that there is one society that has far more rules and regulations than any of those societies ever dreamed of having. In the United States today, our lives are governed by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations that govern even the smallest details of our lives, and more laws, rules and regulations are constantly being...
  • Iowa Lawmaker: Ban Semi-Automatic Weapons, Then 'Start Taking Them' From Gun Owners if Needed

    01/08/2013 9:43:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/8/13 | Erica Ritz
    A Democratic legislator in Iowa is startling citizens with his most recent proposal: ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons, and confiscate them from existing gun owners if need be. Here is an excerpt from Iowa’s Daily Times Herald, which conducted the interview with State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer: In an interview, a fiery Muhlbauer said it is time to act with “radical changes” on gun laws and other issues to protect schoolchildren from shooting sprees like the one last week in Newtown, Conn. “We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the...
  • Brattleboro, VT, votes to ban "assault weapons"

    01/08/2013 9:38:47 AM PST · by pabianice · 13 replies
    New England Cable News (no link) | 1/8/13
    Last night the Brattleboro City Council voted to ban whatever it labels as an "assault weapon." Film of the meeting shows a lively exchange between outraged citizens and the toffy noses on the council. This despite there being no laws regarding firearms ownership or licensing in the State of Vermont. "Constitution of the State of Vermont: Article 16th. Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State - and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they...
  • The appeal of RINO hypocrites from Party headquarters--irresistible!

    01/08/2013 9:37:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/8/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The hypocrites in the Republican Party of Florida are rolling out the snail mail appeals again “to get everyone back on board.” I sat for a week at the Congressman Allen West debacle in November to watch disappointed Bill Paterson, Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee in St. Lucie County, keep checking his phone calls and Emails. Are they coming? Are they on the way yet? As he said “no” over and over throughout the long sad week, I saw him shrinking from lack of support from the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) and the attorneys supposedly on their way...
  • Chuck Hagel is Weak on Jihad and Terrorism

    01/08/2013 9:35:54 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 Jan 13 | Christopher Holton
    President Obama has selected one of the worst possible candidates imaginable to become Secretary of Defense. Chuck Hagel has a history of being weak on Jihad and terrorism, the greatest threat to American lives and national security today. Hagel’s nomination should become a “teaching moment.” Just because someone served honorably in the uniform of the United States military or has an “R” instead of a “D” after his name, does not automatically mean that the person is strong on national security policy. Chuck Hagel is as bad on the threat of Jihadist terrorism as anyone in America. Not only has...
  • Hey Obots: How Do You Like Obama's Higher Taxes on The Middle Class???

    01/08/2013 9:33:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-8-2013 | MOTUS
    Ouch! Nothing hurts quite as much as kicking yourself in the shin. It looks like low information voters across America are waking up from the personality party they’ve been at for the past few years to discover that not only do their shiny Obama-bucks not go as far as they use to, butt now they’re taking fewer of those bucks home. Man, who could have seen that coming? I mean, shoot(am I still allowed to say that?), read Big Guy’s lips. He promised, remember?(snip)READ MY LIPS: NO MORE TAXES! And yet people across the country – not just wealthy Republicans –...
  • Fox News Channel Ends 2012 With Top Ratings for 11th Straight Year

    01/08/2013 9:28:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    While the arrival of 2013 rang in a happy new year, it also brought in happy ratings for the Fox News Channel, which continued to dominate the cable news channel race in total viewers and the Adult 24-54 demographic for the 11th consecutive year. According to a news release from FNC, Nielsen Media Research found that the network completed the previous 12 months with the top 11 programs in total viewers. Demonstrating the network's dominance is the fact that the evening audience for Fox News topped the ratings of CNN, MSNBC and CNN combined with an average of 2,071,000, up...
  • Dianne Feinstein, Dishonest Fundraising, and Gun Control

    01/08/2013 9:28:17 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/8/13 | William A Levinson
    Dianne Feinstein was closely involved in the Million Mom March scandal of 2000, in which this project of Handgun Control Inc. was exposed for using 501(c)(3) tax-exempt money for electioneering. As but one example, the group posted the following on its website: You stand by your guns, Mr. Delay. Come Mothers' Day, we mothers will stand together on the mall of Capitol Hill to remind your PRO-GUN House that on Election Day, the voters will stand by our children. It took the Million Mom March about three days to react to this exposure by admitting that it had lied to...
  • Sticking it to the Middle Class

    01/08/2013 9:25:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Easily duped, millions of voters dutifully believed Barack Obama's and the Democrats' campaign rhetoric that they only wanted to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires – out of “fairness”.   But, once re-election was in the bag, things changed.  Surprise! Instead of "protecting the middle class" as the campaign blather promised, Obama insisted on a 2 percent increase in the payroll tax as part of the final legislation.  That will mean significantly higher tax bills for every working family regardless of income level.  For someone making $50,000 per year, the government will be taking an additional $1,000 out of their paycheck. ...
  • FAU prof stirs controversy by disputing Newtown massacre

    01/08/2013 9:22:07 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 120 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2013 | Mike Clary
    A communication professor known for conspiracy theories has stirred controversary at Florida Atlantic University with claims that last month's Newtown, Conn., school shootings did not happen as reported — or may not have happened at all. Moreover, James Tracy asserts in radio interviews and on his memoryholeblog.com. that trained "crisis actors" may have been employed by the Obama administration in an effort to shape public opinion in favor of the event's true purpose: gun control. "As documents relating to the Sandy Hook shooting continue to be assessed and interpreted by independent researchers, there is a growing awareness that the media...
  • While the radical left plots gun control and confiscation, normal Democrats join the run on guns

    01/08/2013 9:19:51 AM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    Bob Owen ^ | January 8, 2013 | Bob Owen
    As radical progressives in Washington, D.C. and the bluest of the blue states plot gun control and confiscation in direct violation of Supreme Court decisions, U.S and state laws, and the plain meaning of state and federal constitutions, it is easy to feel isolated as a liberty-loving American. There are signs, though, that despite the illusion of Democratic unity being provided by the mainstream media, that many rank-and-file Democrats would abandon these radical few on the issue of guns. In fact, many already have.[snip]The thousands of new readers this site has picked up over the past two weeks don’t belong...
  • ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’

    01/08/2013 9:18:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    thegrio.com ^ | 08 January 2013 | Todd Johnson
    t hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter. The Redskins were eliminated, 24-14 and questions of whether or not head coach Mike Shanahan should have pulled Griffin dominated sports pages and media Monday. And then Rob Parker re-emerged. Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’ Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out...
  • NHS scandal: Up to 1,200 patients ‘died needlessly’ at British hospital

    01/08/2013 9:07:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Guy Benson
    Since Ed and I have each written about the latest round of Obamacare-exacerbated premium hikes, let’s check in on Britain’s single-payer system, which many American liberals fetishize: An official inquiry into failings at [Stafford] hospital, where between 400 and 1,200 patients died needlessly due to a catalogue of failings and appalling standards of care, is due to be published later this month. The report is expected to blame managers who cut costs and reduced staffing levels in an attempt to hit "efficiency" targets and win foundation status. Before taking control of the health service, Sir David ran the health authority...
  • Do Tax Cuts “Starve the Beast”?

    01/08/2013 9:07:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There’s a debate among policy wonks about whether a no-tax-hike policy is an effective way of restraining the burden of government spending. At the risk of over-simplifying, the folks who support the “starve the beast” theory argue that there are political and/or economic limits to government borrowing, so if you don’t let politicians tax more, you indirectly impose a cap on total spending (outlays = tax revenue + borrowing limit). We’ll call this the STB approach, for obvious reasons.Critics of the theory, by contrast, say that a low-tax policy creates fiscal illusion by making government spending seem artificially cheap. After...
  • The Real Mohamed Morsi

    01/08/2013 9:06:49 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 07DEC12 | Arnold Ahlert
    A video disseminated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) should blow a giant hole in the fantasy the Obama administration refers to as their Muslim “outreach” initiative. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is shown in 2010 delivering an anti-Semitic diatribe, during which he referred to “the Zionists” as “bloodsuckers,” “warmongers,” and “the descendants of apes and pigs.” He also called for “military resistance within the land of Palestine,” further noting that the PLO “was created by the Zionist and American enemies.” The tape is a compilation of excerpts from two different interviews given by Morsi on March 20 and...
  • Burlington City Council approves gun ban [Vermont]

    01/08/2013 9:06:42 AM PST · by 101stAirborneVet · 24 replies
    WCAX News ^ | Jan 07, 2013 | WCAX News
    BURLINGTON, Vt. - A passionate crowd - many in blaze orange - packed City Hall Monday night. Most of whom were there to voice concern and contest the proposed change to the city charter. "It's not really good to pass feel good legislations," said one gun rights advocate to the city council. The proposed amendment banning semi-automatic assault weapons and multiple ammunition clips came from Norm Blais, (D-Burlington City Council) in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "To those people who say we don't need this legislation in Burlington because nothing like this...
  • Obama Appoints French Economist Funded by Saudi Billionaire to Shape US Global Development Policy

    01/08/2013 8:54:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 06JAN12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Esther Duflo is one of those people who are taken seriously by the sort of people who eat up TED talks with a silver spoon. Her big number is how to help people in the Third World up from poverty, which is a surprisingly profitable branch of economics when you consider the sheer number of NGOs and billionaires interested in getting into the aid business. But there’s one particular billionaire at Duflo’s back. Abdul Latif Jameel. Esther Duflo is one of the co-founders of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, more commonly known as J-PAL for the father of Abdul...
  • Who Is Really for Election Reform?

    01/08/2013 8:45:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A top priority of Democrats nationwide is to try to expand early voting even beyond the more than 40-plus million votes that were cast on days other than Election Day in 2012 or by mail. The present system balkanizes and deprives our nation of the unifying value of one nation on Election Day. The Democrats know that their massive use of early voting was a major factor that enabled them to pile up the winning votes to reelect Barack Obama. Obama enthusiastically supports early voting; he urged 10,000 fans at his campaign speech in Urbandale, Iowa to vote right now...
  • Secrets and Lies of the Bailout

    01/08/2013 8:40:36 AM PST · by gethimoutofthehouse · 11 replies
    Rolling Stone Politics ^ | January 4, 2013 4:25 PM ET | Matt Taibbi
    The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104#ixzz2HOzUyX9K Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook
  • Tunisian suspect in Libya attack freed

    01/08/2013 8:37:06 AM PST · by gethimoutofthehouse · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 11:10 AM EST | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities conditionally released one of the only men in custody for alleged links to September's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the latest blow to an investigation that has limped along for months.
  • Dave Says Husband Should be a Man

    01/08/2013 8:34:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, My daughter died. She was 32 years old and single, and she had lived with me for the last few years because she was recently disabled. I did not support her financially, and when she died she had no assets and no will. Is it my responsibility to pay the student loans and medical bills she left behind?JimDear Jim,I’m so sorry you’re experiencing this kind of grief. Losing a child is a heartbreaking experience, no matter their age.The short answer is this: If you didn’t sign for it, you’re not liable. If a friend were to move in...
  • Forget The Debt Ceiling — Traders Are Buzzing About The Gigantic Asteroid Barreling Towards Earth

    01/08/2013 8:20:42 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-8-2013 | Sam Ro
    ART CASHIN: Forget The Debt Ceiling — Traders Are Buzzing About The Gigantic Asteroid Barreling Towards Earth Sam RoJan. 8, 2013, 8:46 AMWith no major economic, earnings, or political news, yesterday turned into one of the most boring trading days in a very long time. According to UBS's Art Cashin, this gave the New York Stock Exchange floor traders time to chat about various things. One of those things: the gigantic asteroid heading toward earth. From this morning's Cashin's Comments: And You Thought The Debt Ceiling Was All You Had To Worry About – Trading was slow enough yesterday that...
  • Verdi or Wagner?

    01/08/2013 8:19:15 AM PST · by Borges · 57 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/7/13 | Ivan Hewett
    It’s apt that Wagner and Verdi were born in the same year. They are romantic opera’s two great antipodes, united in stature, but divided in almost everything else. They embody two completely different outlooks on life and art, which are rooted in the cultures of their respective nations. That’s why every German city has a Wagnerstrasse, and every Italian one a Corso Giuseppe Verdi. Though their supporters often did battle, the composers warily avoided each other. Verdi had a grudging respect for Wagner, but he warned younger Italian composers against following the Wagnerian path. Wagner wouldn't even grant Verdi that...
  • Why So Serious? Is Conservative Despair Justified?

    01/08/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/8/2013 | Andrew Klavan
    So last week, in what was perhaps a moment of madness, I posted a request on my Facebook page: Tell me your political predictions for the year. Among the more restrained answers: “Hyperinflation,” “Civil War,” “financial collapse,” “terribly awful things.” Optimist though I am, I can’t help feeling there’s something to this downhearted consensus. After living through the most peaceful and prosperous half century that any nation has ever experienced in the history of humankind, it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to “fundamentally transform” our success into failure. But we did, and that’s —...
  • 20 Ways America Has Begun to Reap What It Has Sown

    01/08/2013 8:15:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/08/2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Our Congress passes bills that run into the thousands of pages; then we're surprised that the bills are full of loopholes, set asides for lobbyists and toxic clauses no one seemed to know about. 2) We've replaced telling the difference between right and wrong with legalisms; then we're surprised that people are always looking for loopholes and technicalities to get out of fulfilling their obligations. 3) Feminists denigrate men, tell them to behave more like women and are offended by chivalry; then they're surprised to find that our society has been inundated by passive, wimpy beta males. 4) Congress...
  • Chuck Hagel Is a Choice To Irritate the GOP

    01/08/2013 8:09:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhaill.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Never make an enemy by accident," housemaid Anna Bates warned her husband in the third season premiere of "Downton Abbey" Sunday night. That's what the housemaid's mother always told her. If his mother ever gave him the same advice, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel -- now President Barack Obama's pick to serve as secretary of defense -- seems to have ignored it. Biographically, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska and decorated Vietnam War hero makes a great choice. As the president noted, "he'd be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense, one of the few...
  • Cultural Assimilation: A Threat to Catholic Identity

    01/08/2013 8:07:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/8/13 | James Kalb
    For the most part, American Catholics have wanted to be like other people. They arrived in America as immigrants from places where they had a definite (if sometimes lowly) position. They left that for a country where social positions were fluid, they would be held in contempt if they stayed as they were, and they could rise to the heights if they Americanized. So they became dedicated Americans. They were used to being part of the social whole, and that was the way to be part of it here. What they lost in security of position by moving to the...
  • Taxi Regulations, Costs Stall Carless Detroiters

    01/08/2013 8:05:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Detroit News ^ | 1/4/2013 | Lindsey Dodge
    Communication technology could be seen as the new frontier, or the Wild Wild West if you're Uber, a ride-requesting app for use in cities from New York to San Francisco. While trying to make it easier for customers to hail cabs at the touch of a smartphone, Uber has encountered the quick-draw regulations of city governments. But apps like these simplify transportation for both consumers and drivers — a potentially significant development for the ailing city of Detroit, which needs to allow low-income workers opportunities if it wants to eventually see higher-income workers. The potential revenue from driving a taxi...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 8,2013

    01/08/2013 8:04:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
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  • Gérard Depardieu May Have Ruined François Hollande's Presidency

    01/08/2013 8:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rob Wile
    By now you've probably heard Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed Russian citizenship upon Gérard Depardieu as part of the French actor's quest to seek refuge from his country's onerous income taxes. It's a pretty funny situation. But French President Francois Hollande is not laughing. Because after all the fuss, the 75 percent marginal income tax that was the highlight of the new taxes which Depardieu and others were attempting to flee was ultimately vetoed by the country's Constitutional Council. The ruling came on technical grounds, and the government has vowed to resubmit a similar proposal. But the project has...
  • Here Are All The Things Government Would Have To Shut Down If We Don't Raise The Debt Ceiling

    01/08/2013 8:00:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/08/2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Let's suppose the GOP doesn't raise the debt ceiling on time.And let's suppose the administration doesn't try any novel ideas, like invoking the 14th Amendment or using the Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin to get around the debt ceiling.The best hope, then, is that the Treasury "prioritizes" its payments, so that it honors some things like interest payments, while delaying payments on other stuff that's not so crucial.So what might that look like?A presentation from the Bipartisan Policy Center did a good job of looking at what we'd have to give up if we prioritized crucial things like interest payments, Social...
  • America's Coming Gun War

    01/08/2013 7:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation's Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened. "A line already snaked around the building shortly after the three-day event began at 3 p.m., and the parking lot was jammed" at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., wrote Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post: "With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show." "Obama," he said. "I wouldn't be...
  • Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin Destroyed [by Kosovar Albanians]

    01/08/2013 7:58:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Orthodox Church News ^ | 1/4/13 | Kisha D Dorado
    Belgrade: Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia. Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin” which is located in the vicinity of Vladicin Han was vandalized last night. The door was smashed, and the entire interior were broken. The money from the candle sales and other item inside the monastery is stolen, and all the icons were smashed. Mother Paraskeva (62 years old) confirmed this information. She was very upset fear for her safety. “I’m afraid they will come back, but I’m not going anywhere. I’m here alone and old, but let them come,...
  • The Fix is in Part V: Hillary’s Benghazi Cover-up 101 for Dummies

    01/08/2013 7:55:43 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Cover-up Step 1: Like what happened during the ‘official’ Vince Foster death investigations as documented in Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer, first draw your conclusions by using an incomplete, compromised, and contaminated investigation—Hillary’s “independent” Benghazi Accountability Review Board Report (ARB). Be sure to tell the public the report pulls no punches, is very frank, comprehensive, thorough, and praise the overall high quality of it. Notice how both the Republican and Democrat committee members relied (instead of doing their own investigation or calling for a special prosecutor) on Hillary’s ARB, a gravely flawed, intellectually insulting,...
  • Iran strangely cheered by US SecDef nomination

    01/08/2013 7:55:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    That's not speculation, either. CBS News reports this morning that the Foreign Ministry in Tehran believes that the nomination of Chuck Hagel signals "practical changes" in the US approach to Iran --- and they're probably right: Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would improve relations between Tehran and the U.S.Asked about Hagel's nomination, ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Tehran was hopeful that there would be "practical changes" to U.S. foreign policy, and that nations would change their attitude towards the U.S. if it respected...
  • Ten Outrageous Anti-Gun ’Journalists’

    01/08/2013 7:49:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    mrc.org ^ | 1/8/13 | :iz Thatcher
    The media agenda against guns is nothing new. But recent mass shootings have encouraged supposedly neutral journalists to push for gun regulation instead of reporting the facts surrounding the tragedies. One thing the media seldom mention is that both the Newtown and Aurora shootings occurred in gun free zones. In the Clackamas Town Center Shooting in Oregon, however, a gunman was stopped when someone with a concealed carry permit intervened. There were only two casualties in this shooting which received little media attention. If this incident was mentioned, the concealed carry part of the story was almost completely ignored. Some...
  • Masters Of Manipulation – Lib-Speak VI: A Lefty-Con for the Age of Obama

    01/08/2013 7:48:45 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 01/08/2013 | Don Feder
    Leftists are masters of language manipulation. Through clever clichés, their ideology permeates the popular culture. These catchphrases come with built-in assumptions/delusions about the way the world works – or doesn’t. (Expressions like "pay their fair share of taxes" incorporate a certain mentality about the issue at hand.) Swallow the cliché whole, and the hook is firmly embedded. This is Part VI of my ongoing series on language mutilation – "Lib-Speak: A Lefty-Con for the Age of Obama." At the end, there are links to Parts I-V.
  • You Cannot Raise Taxes on the Rich

    01/08/2013 7:47:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Thanks to the fiscal-cliff deal and the Obamacare tax, we now have a tax code that is more “progressive” than at any time since Jimmy Carter was president. It will be interesting to see what long-term effect that has on household-income trends. The results may prove counterintuitive. Tax increases on high-income people may be redistributive, but not always in the way intended. That is because we pay taxes individually in the short term, but in the long term we pay taxes collectively: Individuals and firms pass on tax costs to employers and consumers to whatever extent they can, just like...
  • Church Can't Withhold Names in Calif. Priest Files

    01/08/2013 7:47:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 1/7/13 | Greg Risling
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of church leaders and pedophile priests identified in thousands of pages of internal documents recounting sexual abuse allegations dating back decades, a judge ruled Monday.</p>
  • Morsi: I want the US to free the Blind Sheikh

    01/08/2013 7:46:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has settled the constitutional issues facing his country, he can turn his attention to the truly pressing problems of the Arab Spring state. Would that be religious tolerance, economic growth, and the pursuit of peace in the region? Er ... not exactly. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night, Morsi urged Barack Obama to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheikh, currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security federal prison in North Carolina for his involvement in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.Priorities, priorities:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR...
  • Colorado Springs homeowner shot 2 men during home invasion Monday night, police said

    01/08/2013 7:43:52 AM PST · by RandallFlagg · 22 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 01/08/2013 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - One man is in critical condition and another is recovering from injuries after a homeowner opened fire during a home invasion in Colorado Springs.
  • Port Orange woman says she killed mom because 'God would make it OK' (got the idea from a TV show)

    Investigators in Volusia County said a woman was high on prescription drugs when she killed her disabled mother on Thursday. Fabian Huntington was found dead inside a home at the Laurelwood subdivision in Port Orange on Saturday afternoon.
  • Prince Charles 'Worried About Changing Laws of Royal Succession'

    01/08/2013 7:40:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | Caroline Davies and Juliette Jowit
    Prince of Wales reportedly met Whitehall officials to share his concerns about fast-tracked changes to the UK's constitutionThe Prince of Wales is said to have raised his fears of "unintended consequences" of the government rushing to change the laws of succession to the throne. In a private meeting with Richard Heaton, permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office, Charles reportedly voiced concerns over what would happen if his grandchild, due next year, were to marry a Roman Catholic. The succession to the crown bill, which will change the ancient laws governing the royal line of succession to ensure the Duke and...
  • Local Wendy's cuts employee's hours due to Obamacare costs

    01/08/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rick Moran
    An Omaha-based Wendy's franchisee is cutting all non-management workers' hours to part time in order to avoid paying health insurance to its employees. The cost of Obamacare was cited as the reason: ********* The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small...
  • Teaching Students to Feel Guilty about Financial Success

    01/08/2013 7:36:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | By Christopher Paslay
    The New York Times is the only newspaper that runs a "business" column not about how to get ahead economically, but rather about how to indoctrinate kids to feel guilty about being financially successful. At least that's the theme of Ron Lieber's recent article, "An Invitation for High School Seniors to Write About Finances," which calls for seniors to submit their college application essays that focus on finance to the New York Times for possible publication. How do high school seniors write exemplary essays about "finances," exactly? One way is by concentrating their writing on corporate thugs like Bernie Madoff....