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  • Reading is Easy (Illiteracy is hard)

    01/09/2013 6:20:26 PM PST · by arthurus · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 08 January 201 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    ...endless shock waves of intellectual disorientation. Here is jargon concocted by our elite experts during this long national nightmare: psycholinguistics, miscue analysis, reading strategies, comprehension strategies, whole word, guessing, picture reading, whole language, sight words, balanced literacy, reading readiness, word walls, active learning practices, closed instructional activities, high-frequency words, thinking and learning about print, invented spelling, reading recovery, emergent literacy, creative curriculum approach, functional systemic linguistic theory, rich literacy activities, authoring cycle, capability beliefs, post-reading, lifelong reader, cognitive flexibility theory, independent reading, kid watching. The drift of all this malarkey is that reading is a very difficult thing to do.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begins Protecting Schools with Armed ‘Posse’ Patrols

    01/09/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-09-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAs Barack Obama and his gun control supplicant Joe Biden move to use the school murders in Newtown, CT's "gun-free zone" as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, a new poll shows that most Americans actually want more of an armed presence in our schools to protect students from madmen. And Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't waiting for Washington to act. Sheriff Joe today deployed 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  400 of these volunteers are part of  3,000-strong Joe's "Posse" and another 100 volunteers known as reserve deputies...
  • Same-sex couple makes ceremonial request for marriage license in Morristown

    01/09/2013 6:16:12 PM PST · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    WATE.com (Knoxville TN) ^ | 1/9/13 | Alexis Zotos
    MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A same-sex couple applied for a marriage license in Morristown Wednesday, despite a state law that won't recognize their union. It's part of an effort by a group called the Campaign for Southern Equality. In a procession surrounded by friends and family, Matt Griffin and Raymie Wolfe made their way to the county clerk's desk in a ceremonial request for a marriage license. "Based on Tennessee law, I will not be able to issue a marriage license," the clerk told the couple. It was the answer they expected, but it was still an important step for the...
  • British textbook erases Israel

    01/09/2013 6:15:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 1 January 2013 17:06
    A popular textbook used by institutions and teachers to teach English as a second language has been found to have a disturbing anti-Israel undertone. The textbook contains a map of the Middle East, labelling and identifying the countries displayed and presenting it as part of an exercise for a “Jordanian student at Greenhill College”. The map however, leaves off the label of “Israel”, instead replacing it with the words “Occupied Palestine”. The book, “Skills in English: Writing Level 1” is utilized by teachers across the United Kingdom and further afield. The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award judges called...
  • TSA Union Gets Sacramento Airport Privatization Revoked

    01/09/2013 6:14:03 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    County board votes to rescind airport privatization approval... After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employees—the union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwide—today applauded the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for voting to rescind its approval for Sacramento International Airport to be allowed to privatize, or use corporate airport screeners in place of federal employees.
  • The Truth Behind '40 Acres and a Mule': Find out who came up with the idea, and how it fell through

    01/09/2013 6:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Root ^ | January 7, 2013 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    We've all heard the story of the "40 acres and a mule" promise to former slaves. It's a staple of black history lessons, and it's the name of Spike Lee's film company. The promise was the first systematic attempt to provide a form of reparations to newly freed slaves, and it was astonishingly radical for its time, proto-socialist in its implications. In fact, such a policy would be radical in any country today: the federal government's massive confiscation of private property -- some 400,000 acres -- formerly owned by Confederate land owners, and its methodical redistribution to former black slaves....
  • Report: Immigrants contribute to state's economy ( ARKANSAS )

    01/09/2013 6:10:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Log Cabin Democrat ^ | January 8, 2013 | Rob Moritz
    ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ immigrant population, among the fastest-growing in the nation, has a positive impact on the state’s economy, according to results of a study released Tuesday. The report, “A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013” commissioned by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, also found that more than 4 in 10 immigrants in the state are undocumented. The immigrant population here grew by 82 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the report, a rate behind only Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Joe Biden guarantees Obama will bypass reluctant Republicans and cement new gun control laws

    01/09/2013 6:07:32 PM PST · by tobyhill · 87 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 1/9/2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Vice President Biden pledged Wednesday that President Obama will bypass a reluctant Republicans in Congress and take executive action to curb gun violence, prompting a full-blown fit from conservative gun rights backers. Biden heads a White House task force set this month to release proposals in response to the Newtown shooting. He told reporters before a Wednesday meeting with gun violence victims and gun control groups that Obama will not let Republican resistance prevent action. "The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken," Biden said. "We haven't decided what that is...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-9-13

    01/09/2013 6:06:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-9-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' (Super duper double barf bag alert!)

    01/09/2013 6:04:39 PM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement. The award will be presented at a luncheon in June.
  • Egyptian Press Confirms Washington Infiltrated By Islamists

    01/09/2013 6:02:08 PM PST · by KTM rider · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/9/2013 06:54 PM ET | Paul Sperry
    The radical Muslim Brotherhood doesn't just threaten Israel and Mideast peace. According to the Egyptian press, several of its operatives have infiltrated the U.S. government and are influencing policy here. The respected Egyptian magazine Rose al-Youssef has identified at least six Brotherhood-tied agents of influence who have worked into positions inside the Obama administration. Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/010913-640022-infiltration-by-muslim-brotherhood-worse-than-thought.htm#ixzz2HX8Z9vEY
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 10 January 2013

    01/09/2013 6:00:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ IWO JIMA ASHES U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Thomasson is splashed by water as he fulfills his promise and lays his grandfather's ashes to rest on Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach in Iwo Jima, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. His grandfather, Petty Officer 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson, survived the battle even though his landing craft was destroyed en route to the island. Thomasson, 80, died Dec. 22, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Sanford Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military...
  • Midlands teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class

    01/09/2013 5:58:57 PM PST · by tje · 16 replies
    10 Wis TV ^ | Jan 08, 2013 4:01 PM CST | Jennifer Emert
    CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic. The Lexington-Richland District 5 teacher is accused of throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his honors English classes. When Michael Copeland overheard his teenager talking about what her honors II English teacher did with the flag in their classroom, he pressed for details. "He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, 'What does this represent,' and everybody said, 'Christianity,'" said Copeland. "Then he proceeds to...
  • TSA Screener Fired for Alleged Theft in Charlotte

    01/09/2013 5:58:45 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    An airport screener with the Transportation Security Administration at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the latest TSA officer to be fired for stealing from passengers, following an ongoing ABC News investigation into theft within the agency. Reggie Edwards, 52, was charged with larceny under $50 after allegedly stealing $36 from a passenger's suitcase on New Year's Day. ... Edwards joins a growing list, now numbering nearly 400, of TSA officers to be fired for theft since the agency was incepted in 2003.
  • (Alabama QB) A.J. McCarron Upset Over Girlfriend's Sudden Fame

    01/09/2013 5:51:23 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/9/2013 1:55 PM PST | BY TMZ STAFF
    Katherine says she decided to pull out because she feared her relationship with A.J. will be viewed as a "celebrity status" thing ... instead of a real, legitimate connection ... and worries that the misconception could spell doom for the couple. "I want it to be about me and him," Webb says ... adding, "He's a guy I can see myself having a real future with." 0314_divider_graphic Katherine Webb has gone off the grid ... banning herself from speaking to ANY media outlets ... partly because her superstar QB boyfriend A.J. McCarron is upset that he's been overshadowed by Webb's...
  • WWII soldier’s duffel bag returned 7 decades later (Kleenex alert)

    01/09/2013 5:42:24 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    gjsentinel.com ^ | 1/9/13 | AP
    <p>MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A World War II veteran who served in France during the war has been reunited with his Army-issued duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing.</p> <p>William Kadar, 92, opened a carefully wrapped package Tuesday at his Merrillville, Ind., home and found his drab green duffel bag inside, still stenciled in black with his name and serial number. Kadar last saw the bag used by soldiers to tote their gear in November 1944, a month before he was captured by the Germans.</p>
  • 3D printing of ammunition magazines threatens U.S. gun regulation plans

    01/09/2013 5:37:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Unlike printing guns, which doesn't work, printing ammunition magazines doesn't face any practical problems. Of course, people could always make the magazines using simple tools in any machine shop (after all they are just metal boxes with a spring), but my guess is that these 3D printers will capture attention in a way that the old machine shops didn't. This article is from Metro News: After the tragedies of Sandy Hook and Aurora, the U.S. government is preparing to introduce stricter guidelines on gun ownership. But supporters of the second amendment could get around them by printing their own firearms...
  • The Only Quote Needed To Shut Down Liberals Who Believe The Second Amendment Is Irrelevant Today

    01/09/2013 5:37:08 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-9-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It is a testament to liberal success in breeding ignorance of our history and founding in order to change America at its core that quotes like this aren't common knowledge much less used in debate over the second amendment.
  • Why I Pay with Two-Dollar Bills

    01/09/2013 5:34:07 PM PST · by GreatestGuyIKnow · 15 replies
    mises.org ^ | Friday, July 24, 2009 | by Briggs Armstrong
    I recently decided that I am going to pay for as many things as is practicable using only two-dollar bills...A few weeks ago I determined that I should be doing something to express my dissatisfaction with current monetary policy
  • Ridiculous Speed Sign

    01/09/2013 5:30:09 PM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Speed signs that are an apparent waste of taxpayers money, (GREAT VIDEO)
  • Moment terrified family were forced to take refuge in the water as Australian wildfire...

    01/09/2013 5:28:02 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9th January 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    <p>With their home destroyed and wildfires raging around them, it was their only hope.</p> <p>Tammy and Tim Holmes led their five grandchildren Charlotte, two, Esther, four, Caleb, six, Liam, nine, and Matilda, 11, into the sea.</p> <p>Even there, their terror was not over as flames licked the wooden jetty they clung to and they struggled to breathe in the smoke-filled air.</p>
  • MILLER: White House goes after guns

    01/09/2013 5:26:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The White House just realized it had to at least pretend to listen to America’s 100 million gun owners. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. invited a representative from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to attend a White House meeting with anti-gun groups scheduled to take place Thursday. Up to now, gun owners have been left out of President Obama's task force seeking “solutions” to gun violence by the end of the month. The simultaneous high-profile media blitz is meant to ready the public for radical limits on the Second Amendment. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appears to...
  • Rest in pieces: Hasbro to replace a classic Monopoly game token

    01/09/2013 5:24:21 PM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/09/2013 | Chris Morris
    In many families, Monopoly fights start long before the property is purchased. Inevitably, every player wants the same playing piece. Well, it's time to stand up for your beloved old boot or Scottie dog or thimble, because Hasbro is aiming to get rid of it. The company has announced plans to upgrade Monopoly, which will include replacing one of the game's iconic tokens with a fancy new figurine. Even worse, Hasbro is making you decide which one will go. From now through Feb. 5, fans can vote to save their favorite token -- and which new one will take the...
  • Libyan Gun Control Policies Left Guards Unarmed at U.S. Compound in Benghazi

    01/09/2013 5:22:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/9/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The gun control policies of the post-Gaddafi government in Libya delayed the arming of bodyguards for U.S. diplomats in that country and left the local guard force hired to watch over the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi unarmed, according to internal State Department memos and written testimony by the State Department officer who was in charge of the department’s security in Libya until six weeks before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks. “Our long term security plan in Libya was to recruit and deploy an armed, locally hired Libyan bodyguard unit,” State Department Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and our Nation

    01/09/2013 5:20:12 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 15 replies
    Hiskid | 1-9-13 | Kitty Mittens
  • NRA-certified instructor holds free concealed carry class for school employees

    01/09/2013 5:12:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 January, 2013 | na
    Editor's Note: The author's name is being withheld to protect the identities of the school officials involved in these classes.As a service to the schools in my community, I decided to offer an Ohio Concealed Carry Class to any local school employee free of charge. I did not know what to expect or what the response would be. I put the word out with a few phone calls to teachers I knew who had mentioned, prior to this class, that they wanted to get the training. Before I knew it, my voicemail was full of messages and I had the...
  • Timeline Widget to place a timeline on any website (to better get our conservative message across)

    01/09/2013 5:11:58 PM PST · by FoxPro · 15 replies
    http://wikitimelines.net ^ | 1/9/2013 | Foxpro
    Website: http://wikitimelines.net Is in beta. We announce it in beta here, as freepers are the smartest people in the world. And we also need better tools, than the other guys, to get our conservative message across. Go to the website first, to get a brief sense of it, before reading the rest of this post. It will make much more sense if you do. I believe we have come up with a useful tool to expand the use of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Simile Timeline to a much wider audience. We now have a website widget that allows any...
  • Senior GOP Senator: Lew Must 'Never' be Treasury Secretary

    01/09/2013 5:08:02 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | Erik Wasson
    The top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee will oppose Jack Lew's nomination to be Treasury secretary. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has prepared a statement saying "Jack Lew must never be Secretary of Treasury." He is not saying yet whether he will filibuster the nomination, however, which sources say President Obama will announce Thursday. Sessions expects that the Lew nomination will fail in the Senate, an aide said. The senator says Lew misrepresented Obama's 2012 budget by claiming that it did not add to the debt. "His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so...
  • You Have Finally Done It - Letter To National Cathedral - Now Performing Gay Weddings

    01/09/2013 5:06:43 PM PST · by joeclarke · 4 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/09/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    Sirs, You have turned the National Cathedral into a national disgrace. I am glad that most people, now, do not associate the National Cathedral with Christianity, just as most Episcopalians are also anathema to the faith. Someone at NC has said that "Gays are children of God." But what God? The Bible says that all humans are God's "offspring" via Adam, but that unless you are born again into the family of God, you are not a child of God as bought by His Only Begotten Son Jesus's shed blood. Your mockery of the things of God will surely end...
  • How to stop school shootings right now: Abolish pretend “gun-free zones”

    01/09/2013 5:06:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 9 January, 2013 | David Kopel
    Real gun-free zones (enforced by metal detectors backed up by armed security guards) are fine for certain buildings. Pretend gun-free zones (bans on gun carrying by licensed people, but no procedures to keep out criminal gun carriers, and exacerbated by the absence of armed security) are magnets for mass killers. There is a reason why mass killers frequently attack schools, movie theaters, or shopping malls which are pretend gun-free zones. My article Pretend “Gun-free” School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction, 42 Connecticut Law Review 515 (2009), examines the policy arguments. The article details some (but far from all) of the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed

    01/09/2013 5:02:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/9/13 | OREN KESSLER
    Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest. One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition. On Tuesday, two Brotherhood representatives participated in an opposition delegation that met with Vice President Omar Suleiman for the first set of talks over implementing political reforms. Pundits have portrayed the Brotherhood as uncompromising zealots or beneficent providers of social...
  • WI:Gun show shutdown might lead to lawsuit

    01/09/2013 4:57:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | 8 January, 2013 | GINA DUWE
    EVANSVILLE — An Evansville bar owner said he plans to file a lawsuit against the Rock County Sheriff's Office after authorities early Sunday morning shut down the last day of an annual three-day gun show. Sheriff's Capt. Jude Maurer said Geno's Wild Ride Saloon, 7530 N. County M, violated state statues regarding its Class B liquor license when it held a gun show Friday and Saturday in an attached hall. The last day of the gun show was canceled. Gene Heiman, owner of the bar also known as the old Red Barn, said this year was the 40th annual gun...
  • Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder (2011)

    01/09/2013 4:55:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 1/9/13 | message board
    Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder State Senator R.C. Soles (D - NC) Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City, N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said. The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties. The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the...
  • The violence of the Left

    01/09/2013 4:52:18 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    For more than forty years, the Left in this country, along with their enablers in law and politics, in both “major” parties, have been doing real violence to the most helpless and defenseless among us, the children in the womb, dealing out physical death and dismemberment to more than fifty million innocent, spotless souls. They have as far as those little ones and their bloodlines are concerned destroyed the foundational American principles of equality before the law and due process. They have made a mockery of every stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution, especially its ultimate stated purpose, which is...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Elusive Jellyfish Nebula

    01/09/2013 4:51:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | January 09, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in this alluring telescopic view. Drifting near bright star Eta Geminorum, at the foot of a celestial twin, the Jellyfish Nebula is seen dangling tentacles from the bright arcing ridge of emission left of center. In fact, the cosmic jellyfish is part of bubble-shaped supernova remnant IC 443, the expanding debris cloud from a massive star that exploded. Light from the explosion first reached planet Earth over 30,000 years ago. Like its cousin in astrophysical waters the Crab Nebula supernova remnant, IC 443 is known to harbor a neutron star,...
  • Obama would be limited in executive order on gun control

    01/09/2013 4:49:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 9, 2013 | Ryan Witt
    Today Vice President Joe Biden met with gun victims and safety groups as part of a continuing effort by his task force to come up with solutions to gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. The highlight of the meeting came when Biden announced that the White House is prepared to act through executive action to implement gun control measures. Biden stated...
  • Britain’s relationship with the EU is none of Barack Obama’s business

    01/09/2013 4:49:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/9/13 | Nile Gardiner
    Elections have consequences. One of them is continuing US support for the European Project and the process of ‘ever closer union’, following Barack Obama’s re-election last November. Had Mitt Romney won, there would have been a very different approach towards the EU, with a far greater emphasis upon advancing ties with nation states in Europe as opposed to currying favour with Brussels. Romney’s approach was distinctly Eurosceptic, with frequent warnings against America ending up like Europe, with its big government, high tax approach. As David Blair has reported, Philip Gordon, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian...
  • Oath keeping sheriffs provide sharp contrast to oath breaking general

    01/09/2013 4:48:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Sheriff Scott Berry, of Oconee County, Georgia, may or may not be affiliated with the Oath Keepers (active duty and retired military and law enforcement personnel who have taken an oath to disobey unconstitutional orders, with orders to disarm the American people listed first). Whether officially a member of Oath Keepers or not, a recent decision of his makes it clear that he embodies the same noble principles that drive that group. Sheriff Berry, upon discovering that a local supplier of firearms and law enforcement gear would no longer sell semi-automatic rifles to non-law enforcement personnel, announced that his department...
  • Judith Miller: Benghazi Probe a “Mess”

    01/09/2013 4:44:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 04:42 PM | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Judith Miller tells Newsmax that the U.S. probe into the killing of American diplomatic personnel in Benghazi is a “mess.” … Asked why there hasn’t been more progress in the case, Miller says: “I worry that a pre-9/11 mindset is slipping back into the consciousness of the American people and also the government that they have elected. Right now we have a situation in which you have a CIA nominee, John Brennan, who is known to be one of the officials who resists linking ‘Islamist’ and ‘terrorist’ in the same sentence. We have a president who bends...
  • Mark Udall United States Senator from Colorado Responds (Democrat)

    01/09/2013 4:42:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    predatorbdu.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Mark Udall
    Dear..., Thank you for contacting me regarding Second Amendment rights. I appreciate that you took the time to write on this important topic. Responsible gun ownership is an integral part of our Western heritage. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for an individual right, and I am dedicated to protecting the rights of citizens to own firearms for personal protection, hunting, collecting or for other legal purposes. We can all agree that the shootings at Columbine High School; Virginia Tech; in Aurora; Tucson, AZ; Newtown, CT and other instances in which terrible crimes have been committed with guns...
  • Amazing Love - Movie Trailer (DVD Now Available) (Stream on Netflix)

    01/09/2013 4:32:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Starring Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker), Sean Astin (Rudy, Forever Strong), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof), Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea follows four teens who embark on a weekend camping trip with their youth group leader, Stuart (Astin), and his wife (Bethea). When an outsider, Ashley, unexpectedly joins Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy, the materialistic and self-involved young woman's bad attitude leads to a confrontation with Carrie.
  • Gov. Cuomo Thunders On Gun Control During Passionate State Address

    01/09/2013 4:29:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    During his State of the State address on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an impassioned plea to the Legislature to ignore pressure from the gun lobby and end the madness of gun violence. He sought the toughest gun laws in the nation. He admitted he’s a gun owner himself and said he doesn’t want to stop hunters and others from owning weapons, but Cuomo tried to shame the Legislature into action with a passionate speech on gun violence, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported. “I say to you forget the extremists. It’s simple — no one hunts with an assault rifle....
  • James Inhofe United States Senator from Oklahoma Responds

    01/09/2013 4:28:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    predatorbdu.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | James Inhofe
    Dear...: Thank you for contacting me about the Second Amendment. As your voice in Washington, I appreciate knowing your views. In 1994, the assault weapons ban established a comprehensive regulatory scheme of prohibiting the manufacture, transfer, or possession of assault weapons, as well as the possession or transfer of large capacity ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds. These magazines are used by millions of Americans and are customary in handguns and other firearms. Nineteen specific weapons and their copycats were banned by the original legislation signed into law by President Clinton on September 13, 1994. The weapons...
  • Man pelts girlfriend with oranges

    Collier County deputies arrested a man who allegedly beat and threw oranges at his girlfriend after they had an argument over her singing karaoke. Deputies were dispatched to a neighborhood on Turtle Creek Drive around 2:00 a.m. after neighbors reported a woman was frantically knocking on doors with her infant saying she had been beaten by her boyfriend.
  • Jack Lew’s Terrible Signature May Grace Dollar Bills Now (PERFECT Signature for Paper Money)

    01/09/2013 4:18:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 9, 2013 | Kevin Roose
    Jack Lew, President Obama's reported pick to replace outgoing Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, is known as a no-nonsense backroom negotiator with wonkish tendencies, who is admired on the left and grumbled about on the right. A lesser-known but extremely pertinent fact about Lew is that he has the world's worst signature. And pretty soon, that signature could be on every single one of your dollar bills.
  • Missteps and setbacks impacting gun ban momentum as gun owners start to advance

    01/09/2013 4:15:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 January, 2013 | David Codrea
    In spite of Vice President Joe Biden’s threat in this morning’s gun grab task force meeting that “executive actions” are on the way, the legitimacy and survivability of such a move is by no means assured, as the gun ban juggernaut, reanimated following Sandy Hook, has encountered some unforeseen bumps in the road that have the potential of halting it in its tracks with no place to go that isn’t blocked. Gun owners, horrified and then outraged by a full court press from the government, the “Authorized Journalist” media and citizen disarmament advocacy groups, are beginning to push back in...
  • Mortgage Purchase and Refi Applications Rise (But Purchase Apps Remain Below Bubble Levels)

    01/09/2013 4:15:15 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/09/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications rose 11.7% after the Holiday slump of the previous week. Mortgage purchase applications rose 9.56% SA and 48.53% NSA. Mortgage refinancing applications rose 12.4% SA and 49.52% NSA. Now, before you get excited about the increase in mortgage purchase applications, they are still stuck in the “red zone” since 2010, far below the average from 2000-2010. Meanwhile, mortgage refinancing applications remain above the long-run average. It is no wonder. With 15 government mortgage financing programs (HAMP, HARP, AG Settlement, etc) and The Fed’s manipulation of interest (and mortgage) rates, mortgage rates...
  • Special Olympics To Raffle Off $4M Sherman Oaks [Cal]Dream House

    01/09/2013 4:11:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 9, 2013 12:50 PM
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Special Olympics Southern California is raffling off a $4 million Sherman Oaks estate or a cash payout of $2 million during its fourth annual Dream House raffle, which kicks off Wednesday. The proceeds from the raffle of the 7,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style custom home will benefit 12,000 SOSC athletes. Tickets are $150. The final raffle entry deadline is May 24, but for those who want to participate in monthly early-bird drawings, the deadlines are: Feb. 15, March 15 and April 12. The 2012 Dream House raffle netted more than $850,000. For more information about prizes and to see...
  • Mississippi: Representative Andy Gipson Files First Pro-Second Amendment Bill of the 2013 Le

    01/09/2013 4:10:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9 January, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    State Representative Andy Gipson (R-Brandon) has pre-filed House Bill 2, NRA-backed legislation that makes important changes to vague and problematic language in Mississippi’s carry laws. This legislation addresses a recent opinion by state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) that has caused additional confusion and concern among carry permit holders and Second Amendment advocates. If passed and enacted, House Bill 2 would strike the phrase “in whole or in part” after the word “concealed” where it appears in Section 97-37-1 of Mississippi law prohibiting the carrying of certain firearms or other deadly weapons. It would also more clearly define the term...
  • More lists I think ought to be published

    01/09/2013 4:06:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-09-13 | DrJohn
    The Journal News in New York took it upon itself to publish a list of legal gun owners and found itself in the cross hairs of outrage. So much so that the editors felt they had to hire armed guards for their own protection. Additionally, a list of the names and addresses of those working at the newspaper has been published and they don't like it one bit. The brain dead editor of the paper, Jane Hasson, expresses her displeasure with having to deal with the fallout of her exceptionally stupid decision: But the article, which left gun owners feeling...