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  • Christie's Time cover upsets N.J. Italian-American advocacy group

    01/09/2013 1:31:58 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    A New Jersey-based Italian-American advocacy group is upset with the portrayal of Gov. Chris Christie on Time magazine's cover this week. “To me, it was just the typical smearing of Italian-Americans ,” said Andre’ DiMino, president of the Italian-American One Voice Coalition. “Regardless of who the person is, but making it look like a mug shot and saying ‘boss.’” Christie took issue with the cover layout in an appearance this morning on “Imus in the Morning,” suggesting it made him look like a mob boss and was “not kind.” DiMino said that although the cover made no mention of the...
  • U.S. has lower life expectancy than any other wealthy nation because high murder rate

    01/09/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2013
    The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes. The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts. That claim comes just weeks after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as politicians make calls for stricter gun controls. The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review...
  • Pro-abortion feminist welcomed to Catholic Santa Clara University amid protest

    01/09/2013 1:28:56 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP ^ | 01-09-13 | TFP Student Action
    SIGN YOUR PROTEST HERE On January 17, Santa Clara University will welcome Amy Tan, a novelist who has made no secret of her support for abortion “rights,” as well as the unfettered use of contraceptives. Ms. Tan has used her novels as a means to promulgate erroneous opinions, with abortion featuring prominently in one of her books, The Joy Luck Club. Additionally, Ms. Tan has not shied away from announcing her anti-Catholic position. In a public Facebook post sprinkled with obscenities, she harangued pro-life politicians, accusing them of “wanting to pervert the lives of women.”  (Warning: foul language) However, Santa...
  • The Swinging Blue Jeans: 'Make Me Know You're Mine' -1965

    01/09/2013 1:26:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Emerging in the wake of the Fab Four's rise to worldwide fame, The Swining Blue Jeans were what was called a 'Merseybeat' band, in the style of other Liverpool groups inspired by American rock, doo-wop, and R -n- B genres and originating along the banks of the River Mersey in NW England. While not exactly one-hit-wonders, success was considerable -yet brief- for the band, as The Swinging Blue Jeans covered 'Hippy Hippy Shake' (like the Beatles) and scored a British #2 hit single with it (US = #24 on Billboard Top 100). They soon afterward charted with their version of 'Good...
  • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Will Resign

    01/09/2013 1:26:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    I'm told that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will step aside soon, making her the five member of the administration to leave the cabinet (or announce her deparature) since the election. Only two of these departures -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner -- are white and male. Lisa Jackson, who's leaving the EPA, is African-American, and Solis was the first Hispanic woman to take charge of Labor.
  • Redskins name change should be discussed, Vincent Gray says

    01/09/2013 1:22:47 PM PST · by detective · 60 replies
    Washington Post. ^ | 01/09/2013 | Mike Debonis
    The Redskins’ resurgence has District politicos once again talking about what it would take to relocate the team back inside the city limits. But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today suggested there would have to be a controversial prerequisite to any stadium deal: a name change, or at least discussion of one.
  • Application (12A606) refiled and submitted to The Chief Justice.

    01/09/2013 1:13:25 PM PST · by Elderberry · 118 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | 1/9/2013 | Chief Justice Roberts
    No. 12A606 Title: Edward Noonan, et al., Applicants v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State Docketed: December 13, 2012 Lower Ct: Supreme Court of California Case Nos.: (S207078) Date Proceedings and Orders Dec 11 2012 Application (12A606) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kennedy. Dec 13 2012 Application (12A606) denied by Justice Kennedy. Dec 26 2012 Application (12A606) refiled and submitted to The Chief Justice. Jan 9 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013. Jan 9 2013 Application (12A606) referred to the Court.
  • Al Gore now richer than Mitt Romney

    01/09/2013 1:10:56 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    Money.MSN.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Aimee Picchi
    With the sale of Current TV, the former vice president's fortune is pegged at more than $300 million. A lot has changed for former Vice President Al Gore, who left the White House with a reported $1.9 million net worth. With an estimated $100 million gross profit from the sale of his Current TV to pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, Gore is now worth more than $300 million, according to an estimate from Forbes.com. That puts his net worth well ahead of that of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has an estimated fortune of $230 million and was often mocked for...
  • Glenn Beck Relaunching The Blaze As Global Libertarian News Network

    01/09/2013 1:04:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/9/13 | McKay Coppins
    Glenn Beck announced plans Tuesday during his online television program to expand the news operation in his media company, The Blaze, and refocus it as a libertarian network, opening three foreign bureaus, debuting a nightly newsmagazine show, and relocating his New York staff to showy new offices. Beck introduced his ambitious plans by standing in front of a split screen with MSNBC´s Chris Matthews on one side and Fox News´s Sean Hannity on the other, and bemoaning the fact that cable news has devolved into the "far left [and] far right... yelling at each other." "We´re not gonna play
  • Bill Clinton named Father of the Year by National Father's Day Council

    01/09/2013 1:02:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    The National Father's Day Council has announced its selection for the 2013 "Father of the Year" award -- President Bill Clinton. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," says Dan Orwing, Chairman of the National Father's Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." Since leaving office in 2001, President Clinton has worked with his organization, the William J. Clinton Foundation, to improve global health,...
  • This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

    01/09/2013 12:58:06 PM PST · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/09/13 | Mockarena
    Liberal feminists like Ashley Judd want you to think there's a Republican "War on Women." They are wrong. They are hypocrites. They perpetuate the very "hypersexualization of women" that they complain about, while they use their sexuality to heighten their fame and fortune. An extended version of this would include REAL feminists - like Malala Yousafzai - those who fight courageously for women's rights, and NOT people like Sandra Fluke - who just want to whine about someone else paying for their birth control. Rise up, conservative women. You're better than the liberal harpies who insist you're a victim. You...
  • Inauguration insanity: from ticket scalpers to $20 “I Love Bo” t-shirt

    01/09/2013 12:54:57 PM PST · by illiac · 7 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 1/9/12 | SeattlePI
    The 57th presidential inauguration, which will mark the second term of Barack Obama, has kicked off a marketing frenzy — legal and otherwise, starting with scalping of the tickets to the Jan. 21 event in the nation’s Capital. The Hill reports today that inaugural tickets doled out by the offices of lawmakers including Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio have already hit the black market with big price tags. We checked this morning on Craigslist to find a listing for Obama swearing-in tickets — which are free to constituents — going for...
  • 2012 was warmest year ever recorded in USA ( Goverment Report....believe it???)

    01/09/2013 12:54:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 9th January 2013 04:15 GMT | Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor
    Also 'second most extreme' year according to US National Climatic Data Centre Earth’s surface area is 510 million km2, but the State of the Climate report from the USA's National Climatic Data Center at the nation’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the contiguous USA’s 7.664 million km2 experienced its hottest year ever recorded during 2012, which it also ranked the second most “extreme” for weather events. The report, available here, is a dispassionate document that adumbrates plenty of data but doesn't offer deep links to more detailed information. Nor does the report contain the phrase “climate change”, any mention...
  • Ellenville mayor's new gun resolution

    01/09/2013 12:54:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 1/8/13 | Jeremiah Horrigan
    Kaplan backs down on gun ban; targets high-capacity magazines. ELLENVILLE — Ellenville Mayor Jeff Kaplan, who ignited a firestorm of opposition over a proposed gun ban in the village last month, has apologized for his proposal while also making a new proposal supporting increased gun restrictions. In his seven-point resolution, Kaplan criticized county and state officials for cutting back funding for mental health and police presence in schools. In a statement released Tuesday, Kaplan said he was wrong in "jumping to the conclusion" that a gun ban should be implemented in the village in the wake of the Newtown, Conn....
  • YouTube gun enthusiast's shooting death spurs hunt for suspect

    01/09/2013 12:49:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/9/2013
    Authorities in Georgia are searching for suspects in the shooting death of a gun enthusiast and weapons expert who managed a popular YouTube channel showcasing high-powered guns and explosives. Keith Ratliff, 32, who helped operate FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube, was found dead inside his Carnesville, Ga., office on Jan. 3 from a single gunshot wound to the head. The man's death is being investigated as a homicide, Mike Ayers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to FoxNews.com. "He [Ratliff] did sustain a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted," Ayers said, adding that "robbery does not appear to be...
  • Hugh Hewitt Responce

    01/09/2013 12:46:14 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 21 replies
    Bidimus1
    Hugh Hewitt on Tue Jan 8 2013 asked for a legal argument against taxing arms out of existance. Here is what I sent him. I heard on your show Tues the 8th of Jan. A call for those of us that support the constitution to find a argument againt the taxiation to the point of elimination of the sales of arms. I am not a lawyer but do try to think critically. My first argment is this. Fundemtnal Rights are equal. This can be supported but McDonald v Chichago. Fundamental right deserving of protection. Evidence from the periodimmediately following the...
  • South Carolina teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class

    01/09/2013 12:45:05 PM PST · by rottndog · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/13 | Eric Owens
    A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students. Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., reprised the unpatriotic deed in three classes over the course of one day, reports local NBC affiliate WIS. One parent, Michael Copeland, said he heard his teenage daughter discussing the incident and asked her to tell him the whole story. “He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was...
  • Private Compassion is the Best Cure for Michigan’s Pain

    01/09/2013 12:44:22 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/5/2013 | Christina Sandefur
    It’s a time of year when many Americans are moved to help others, particularly families and children in need. That charitable impulse is well-placed: In an address at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan noted that 66 percent of all circuit court cases in 2005 were family division filings. Michigan courts had about 1 million open child support cases. These startling facts convince some that government must provide the solution to strengthening families, but people forget that government is often the instigator of many of the problems. America’s welfare program has a history of...
  • The Debt Ceiling and the Fourteenth Amendment

    01/09/2013 12:43:16 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 9, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Fourteenth Amendment does not grant the President unilateral authority to ignore the debt ceiling imposed by the Congress. But what if he does it anyway? There has been talk since at least 2011 about presidential reliance on the Fourteenth Amendment unilaterally to ignore the debt ceiling. In view of the approach of a new debt ceiling debate and President Obama's stated position that he will not negotiate concerning it, such talk is again au courant (as Senator Kerry, our next Secretary of State, might put it). The Obama Administration position, as stated by Press Secretary Carney on December 6,...
  • RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an active shooter event.

    01/09/2013 12:40:07 PM PST · by null and void · 37 replies
    Run>Hide>Fight. Your guide to surviving an active shooter event. This is a video the city of Houston put together on what to do should you (a citizen) run across an active shooter, such as the guy in the movie theater. They were just finishing it when the Colorado shootings occurred. If you haven’t seen it……it is well worth the watch and worth sharing with your family and friends as well. DHS sponsored video, worth watching. They sorta gloss over the gun free zone sign on the door. I'd be somewhat inclined to spray the fire extinguisher in the shooter's face,...