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  • Ed Schultz: "We've Never Had a Civilian Stop a Shooting"

    01/12/2013 1:35:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Yeah, he really said this: NBC's Ed Schultz Lies About Civilians Disarming Mass Shooters Where did he get this idea? Jack Coleman over at NewsBusters thinks the claim originated from a Mother Jones article written in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, but Schultz doesn’t source the statement. The Mother Jones report states: “In the wake of the slaughters this summer at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, we set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years. We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking...
  • Indiana-Based Group Organizes Gun Control Marches

    01/12/2013 12:51:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WTIU-FM ^ | January 11, 2013
    An Indiana-based group that‘s proposing stronger gun control in light of the Sandy Hook school shooting is planning a major march and rally. One Million Moms for Gun Control are organizing a rally and march set for New York City on Jan. 21 and Washington, DC on Jan. 26. Founder Shannon Watts says their goal is to demand stronger gun laws at the federal and state level. She says they are not going to “allow inaction.”(continued)
  • Jerusalem of white: Snow falls in capital

    01/12/2013 12:50:07 AM PST · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/10/2013 | MELANIE LIDMAN
    Biggest snowstorm since 1992 pounds capital, paralyzing transportation and bringing more than 20 cm of precipitation. Thursday’s “storm of the decade” provided the requisite shots for the rare winter storm in Jerusalem: haredim praying at the Western Wall, snow clinging to their black hats. President Shimon Peres built a snowman, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was pummeled from the right and the left – with snowballs. But no one could have prepared Jerusalemites for the sheer amount of snow that fell early on Thursday morning. At the peak of the snow, children trampled through more than 20 centimeters of fresh...
  • First Amendment, Check. Second Amendment, Check. Wait, They Always Die in Threes, Right?

    01/11/2013 11:50:56 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    III. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  • Last Resort S01E11 Recap: 'Damn The Torpedoes'

    01/11/2013 11:10:42 PM PST · by Maurice Tift · 4 replies
    Better With Popcorn ^ | 01/11/2013 | George Prax
      There are three episodes of Last Resort remaining as it inches closer to cancellation, and things are getting absolutely crazy. We've been anticipating it since ABC put the kibosh on the show, but even with few people interested and really no reason do anything differently until the final episode, Shawn Ryan is proving that he can still make some great television.    The last original episode nearly a month ago may have been the series' best in its short run. "Damn the Torpedoes" vehemently outshined it by giving us a near non-stop pace, endless sub-plots that covered just about everything...
  • How About Gun Control for the Pentagon? (Yes, they went there)

    01/11/2013 11:00:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 11, 2013 | Laura Flanders
    “There has to be a national conversation” about gun control, says Nancy Pelosi. The killing of school children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut and other shootings since have turned up the heat. If, after Newtown, it’s all talk and no action, the former House Speaker said this week, “it’ll amount to a dereliction of duty on the part of us in public office.” Too right. Pelosi wants to see action. The president’s demanding it too. So are state leaders. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has his sights set on the presidency (if you’ll excuse the expression), has proposed not...
  • How ‘Anodyne’ Communication Destroys Societal Trust

    01/11/2013 10:46:29 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 20 replies
    Playing The Devil's Advocate Blog ^ | January 9, 2013 | Blogger "dissention"
    A few months ago I went to an all expenses paid job interview in another city. The interview went well and I was one of the top 2-3 candidates. However I did not get the job, which is fine by me for reasons that I will mention later on in this post. I did however find the ‘rejection’ email interesting because it is one of the better examples of what passes for communication in the corporate environment today. Here is the name-redacted email..
  • Malloy wants background checks for all gun buys

    01/11/2013 10:45:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants thorough background checks on anyone buying any type of gun in Connecticut, expanding the law that now governs only handguns. Malloy said it may be the only way to create tighter gun controls in the face of powerful advocacy groups like the National Rifle Association. "Honestly, what do I really think? I think any time that you go buy a weapon, someone should check," Malloy said. As the General Assembly moves toward forming a task force next week for fast-tracking new gun-control legislation, Malloy said today that it just makes sense to require...
  • Menino backs VP on gun control reforms

    01/11/2013 10:37:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | John Zaremba
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. 
Menino says he’s putting his full faith in Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force to recommend a ban on assault weapons, require background checks for all firearms purchases and make new laws designed to push prosecution of gun-running rings. Menino, a fervent supporter of stronger gun control laws, told 
the Herald he’d hardly be dis­appointed if Biden’s group, com­­-
missioned in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., comes out with a proposal sim­-
ilar to the Biden-backed 1994 
federal assault weapons ban. “Biden pushed the 1994 ban. Why not?” Menino said yesterday in a...
  • Montpelier schools OKs armed janitors

    01/11/2013 10:32:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | MARK REITER
    MONTPELIER, Ohio — Janitors at Montpelier Exempted Village Schools are equipped with brooms, sponges, and dustpans to keep classrooms, corridors, and bathrooms clean and tidy. Within the next several months, the custodial staff will be toting handguns as they carry out their daily duties in the school district buildings. In reaction to last month’s deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the board of education of this Williams County school district Wednesday night unanimously voted for four janitors to carry handguns on the K-12 campus. School officials say having armed personnel, which may be a first for...
  • Mali and France 'push back Islamists'

    01/11/2013 10:14:58 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 January 2013 | Staff
    Government forces in Mali say they have regained territory from Islamist militants following air strikes by the French military. Malian officials said they had taken back the strategic central town of Konna, which rebels had secured just a day earlier as they pushed south. The news came hours after France announced it had begun military operations in support of Mali's army. Armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, took control of northern Mali in April.
  • Arming teachers, parents? School safety discussion includes talk of guns on campus

    01/11/2013 10:10:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jennifer Terman
    A campus safety conversation during a parent forum Thursday night at Union Hill School included talk of arming teachers to avoid a mass shooting such as the December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. .... Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tim Werner personally advocated Thursday night in favor of arming teachers with guns to the approval of some nodding parents seated inside the school’s gymnasium. “Arming teachers is way above the pay grade, but I personally think it’s a great idea,” Werner said to an audience of about 50 attendees. “But there are education codes, which prohibit that...
  • Jerry Brown: California's deficit is gone

    01/11/2013 10:09:09 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    For the first time in five years, California is not facing a deficit as Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers work to put together a spending plan for the next fiscal year.
  • Obama to Deliver State of the Union on Lincoln's Birthday

    01/11/2013 9:54:15 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 51 replies
    Thw Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will deliver this year's State of the Union Address on February 12, which is the same day as Abraham Lincoln's birthday. "Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions," House speaker John Boehner writes in a letter to Obama, inviting him to deliver the address. "This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the Nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America’s...
  • Grassley suggests openness to gun control idea

    01/11/2013 9:41:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2013 | Gregory Wallace
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, a conservative Republican from Iowa, suggested Friday he may be open to a limited form of gun control - restricting the size of gun magazines - if that legislation does not violate the Constitutional protection of gun rights. "I think that's a whole different issue and it can maybe be dealt with without violating the Second Amendment, but I want to see the legislation," Grassley told Iowa Public Television in an interview Friday. But he reaffirmed his opposition to reinstating the assault weapons ban that Congress passed in 1994. Asked if he would support limiting the capacity...
  • 'Speak out' to coincide with Saratoga gun show

    01/11/2013 9:39:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Dennis Yusko
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Law enforcement officials will join families and activists Saturday to draw attention to gun violence outside an arms show at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Albany County District Attorney David Soares and Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen are among those expected to discuss solutions to gun violence at a "speak out" organized by members. The event will cap a day of scheduled protests along Broadway. Starting at 10 a.m. outside the city center, members of Saratogians Against Gun Violence, led by Charlie Samuels, plan to hold cut-out angels and read the names of Americans...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Ten Billion Earths

    01/11/2013 9:37:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | January 12, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How common are Earth-sized planets? Quite common, according to extrapolations from new data taken by NASA's orbiting Kepler spacecraft. Current computer models are indicating that at least one in ten stars are orbited by an Earth-sized planet, making our Milky Way Galaxy the home to over ten billion Earths. Unfortunately, this estimate applies only to planets effectively inside the orbit of Mercury, making these hot-Earths poor vacation opportunities for humans. This histogram depicts the estimated fraction of stars that have close orbiting planets of various sizes. The number of Sun-like stars with Earth-like planets in Earth-like orbits is surely...
  • America, Prepare For A Century Of Drought

    01/11/2013 9:33:04 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Rob Wile
    America, Prepare For A Century Of Drought Rob WileJan. 11, 2013, 6:21 PM Corn and wheat prices surged today. The immediate reason appeared to be the year-end USDA report, that showed supplies were lower than projected. But concurrent with that report was the release of the Commerce Department's National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee National Climate Assessment survey. One of the findings: we can expect up to a century of drought. Here's a chart from the report projecting percent of the country in drought conditions in the coming years.Commerce/NOAA The red line is based on observed temperature and precipitation. The...
  • Farrakhan on Django Unchained: It's Preparation for Race War

    01/11/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 85 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 11, 2013
    In an interview with, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan interpreted the movie Django Unchained as "preparation for a race war." “To me, the movie had a purpose,” he said. “If a black man came out of that movie thinking like Django and white people came out of that movie seeing the slaughter of white people and they are armed to the teeth, it’s preparation for a race war.”
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-12-13

    01/11/2013 9:14:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 01-12-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 12, 2013 Saturday after Epiphany   Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21 Beloved:We have this confidence in himthat if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask,we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly,he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin,about which I do not say that you...
  • Frisco texas building nations largest indoor gun range

    01/11/2013 9:09:32 PM PST · by praytell · 20 replies
    Fox 4 news DFW ^ | 1-11-13 | Myfoxdfw
    Frisco gun club indoor range being built. Over 40 lanes. Over 40,000 square feet being built.
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 4 of 14]

    01/11/2013 9:00:44 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    Everything is relative. So as you cut yourself loose from the Law of God, in any concept whatsoever, you also soon are cutting yourself loose from a strict constructionism and each ruling is to be seen as an arbitrary choice by a group of people as to what they may honestly think is for the sociological good of the community, of the country, for the given moment. Now, along with that is the fact that the courts are increasingly making law and thus we find that the legislatures' powers are increasingly diminished in relationship to the power of the courts....
  • I Once Saved a Drowning Squirrel From a Horse Tank With a Hoe...Vanity

    01/11/2013 8:58:37 PM PST · by JouleZ · 108 replies
    1/11/2013 | JouleZ
    I went out to my garden by the barn and heard splashing in the horse tank. I saw movement and ran to see what the heck was going on when an exhausted squirrel rose up and tried desperately to claw her way out of the metal tank. She couldn't and was swimming in circles. I grabbed a hoe and after a few failed attempts, got her out. I was afraid to touch her with my hands because of fleas and potential disease. She finally used her teeth to bite the edge of the hoe and I was able to lift...

    01/11/2013 8:55:59 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 34 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-11-13 | Matt Barber
    A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman – mid-20s – drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma. Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk. The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit as a van-load of inbred thugs lurched left and drew alongside her. A ponytailed passenger taunted inaudibly and blew foul kisses between crude hand gestures. He pointed for her to pull over as the van repeatedly swerved dangerously close. Inside the car a man, asleep in the reclining passenger seat, was...

    01/11/2013 8:52:08 PM PST · by jimluke01
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-11-13 | Matt Barber
    A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman – mid-20s – drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma. Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk. The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit as a van-load of inbred thugs lurched left and drew alongside her. A ponytailed passenger taunted inaudibly and blew foul kisses between crude hand gestures. He pointed for her to pull over as the van repeatedly swerved dangerously close. Inside the car a man, asleep in the reclining passenger seat, was...
  • U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan on rise for 2013

    01/11/2013 8:30:43 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Greg Miller
    The CIA has opened the year with a flurry of drone strikes in Pakistan, pounding Taliban targets along the country’s tribal belt at a time when the Obama administration is preparing to disclose its plans for pulling most U.S. forces out of neighboring Afghanistan. A strike Thursday in North Waziristan was the seventh in 10 days, marking a major escalation in the pace of attacks. Drone attacks had slipped in frequency to fewer than one per week last year. Current and former U.S. intelligence officials attributed the increased tempo to a sense of urgency surrounding expectations that President Obama will...
  • Is Obama Setting the Stage to Seize the Power of the Purse?

    01/11/2013 8:29:38 PM PST · by Hoodat · 63 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | January 11, 2013, 6:07 pm | Keith Koffler
    The White House may craftily be laying the groundwork for a massive and thoroughly unconstitutional seizure of power from Congress.Republicans are threatening not to raise the debt ceiling limit unless President Obama agrees to significant cuts in spending. And so, a move is increasingly afoot to have Obama raise it himself. It’s hard to imagine that the growing clamor doesn’t have the approval of the White House. And it’s hard to imagine a more egregious abuse of power.There are few Constitutional principles more clear than that Congress is in charge of allotting the nation’s cash. . .
  • A House Divided Again

    01/11/2013 8:29:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | January 11,2013 | AnneM040359
    I never thought that what had happened almost one month ago in Newtown, Connecticut, United States of America would end up becoming the basis for more friction between Americans who obey the law and go by the rules, as well as defending not just the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, but all the other amendments as well and those Americans who used a very horrible event as a reason to "grab guns".
  • David Gregory, James Yeager & Walmart

    01/11/2013 8:24:46 PM PST · by kiryandil · 11 replies
    January 11, 2013 | Das Government
    No charges for NBC host over ammunition magazine D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan and personal friend of David Gregory's family wrote: "Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of this matter, as it does in every case involving firearms-related offenses or any other potential violation of D.C. law within our criminal jurisdiction, OAG has determined to exercise its prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated with the December 23,2012 broadcast. OAG has made this determination, despite the clarity of...
  • "I don’t want to hear from any political moron who demands conservative purity." Bob Grant

    01/11/2013 8:19:13 PM PST · by USconserv · 59 replies
    Bob Grant Online ^ | 1.11.2013 | Bob Grant
    "Mitt should have picked Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey as his running mate. Christie knows how to hit back. I only hope that by 2016 the GOP is smart enough to vote for Governor Christie. If they don’t pick him, then they might as well forget about being a national party. They can also forget about guys like me. There will be no point in allowing Hillary Clinton to pull another phony campaign out of her purse. I will be watching my fellow Republicans. And I don’t want to hear from any political moron who demands conservative purity. Those...
  • **1910: Our Nation**

    01/11/2013 8:18:43 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    americandigest. ^ | November 11th of 1910 | gerardvanderleun
    "The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower! The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour. The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year. An accountant could earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500...
  • Marine Corps to spouse clubs: Allow same-sex members or you don't operate on base

    01/11/2013 8:17:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | January 10, 2013 | Ashley Fantz
    It apparently takes more than a few good men, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. It takes all kinds of people to support military families, including same-sex spouses of service members. CNN published a story this week about a woman married to a female lieutenant colonel at Fort Bragg who believes she was rejected from an officers' spouse club because she's gay. Less than a day later, Maj. Gen. Vaughn Ary advised Marine Corps legal staff such clubs conducting business on its bases must admit same-same spouses. If they do not, the clubs will be barred from meeting on any...
  • Mississippi's only abortion clinic misses deadline

    01/11/2013 8:17:41 PM PST · by Islander7 · 19 replies
    WDAM TV ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | By Cheryl Lasseter
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Mississippi's only abortion clinic missed a deadline Friday to comply with a state law requiring each of its physicians to get hospital admitting privileges. Diane Derzis, administrator of the Jackson Women's Health Organization, said every Jackson-area hospital where the clinic applied for privileges said it doesn't want to deal with the pressure of being associated with abortion providers. As the deadline passes, the Mississippi Department of Health won't immediately close the clinic, but will pay an unannounced visit to the clinic within the next few days. If the clinic is found to be non-compliant,...
  • Hagel's No-Nukes "Global Zero": They Cheat, We Don't

    01/11/2013 8:04:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 9, 2013 | Peter Huessy
    Generally it means that even the severely reduced number of warheads deployed in our arsenal would not -- if they were needed in a crisis -- be available for use. If that in fact took place -- with countries hostile to the US having arsenals in excess of the US force -- it would probably be in irresistible invitation to them to attack. Former Senator Chuck Hagel, nominated to be Secretary of Defense, is also a signatory of what is known as the "Global Zero" plan. It calls for the United States and Russia to begin comprehensive nuclear arms negotiations...
  • Wyoming's Firearm Protection Act

    01/11/2013 7:58:50 PM PST · by morethanright · 16 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-11 20:07:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."~ 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.Many Americans mistakenly define the above as "states rights." States have no rights ... people do. As the Declaration of Independence states, "...Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." The purpose of that power is first and foremost to "secure" the individual "rights" of every free man and woman.The state legislature of Wyoming is considering a bill...
  • The Pope Was Right All Along (Pope Paul VI) Secular sources now agree with him!

    01/11/2013 7:53:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Russell Shaw
    The Pope Was Right All Along by Russell Shaw on January 11, 2013 ·  The disruptive results for individuals and society spawned by the revolution in attitudes and behavior regarding sex, marriage, family, and childbearing that erupted a half-century ago have become too obvious to ignore. These things were predictable–in fact, some people actually predicted them from the start–but by now their impact has grown so painfully apparent that even secular voices are being raised in alarm.The problems are increasingly visible in the United States. They include an aging population with fewer young workers to support the elderly, along...
  • Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's alleged forged documents (Photos)

    01/11/2013 7:52:11 PM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court scheduled a birther case brought on by Orly Taitz which calls into question Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to be president of the United States. Dr. Taitz, a lawyer from Santa Margarita, Calif., also made the announcement on her website on Jan. 9. As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the high court's decision to review Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to hold political office in the United States or any of its territories. The case is identified as...
  • Civil war's a-brewin'

    01/11/2013 7:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 11, 2013 | Matt Barber
    A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman – mid-20s – drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma. Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk. The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit as a van-load of inbred thugs lurched left and drew alongside her. A ponytailed passenger taunted inaudibly and blew foul kisses between crude hand gestures. He pointed for her to pull over as the van repeatedly swerved dangerously close. Inside the car a man, asleep in the reclining passenger seat, was...
  • Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park

    01/11/2013 7:47:48 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 21 replies
    CBS 2 via Drudge ^ | 1/11/2013
    Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported exclusively. The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the park’s Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day after opening up the capped cannon for cleaning.
  • #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek

    01/11/2013 7:44:12 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 4 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    As much as I dislike seeing my taxes go up, I can not help but smile a bit at all the liberals who tripped over each other running to the ballot box in November to vote for Obama now scratching their heads wondering why their taxes went up. On Twitter Friday, the subject #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek was trending. In truth, I probably should feel like crying that people are so blind to the policies and the results of the policies they support, but I’d rather take a more light-hearted approach at the beginning of the new year. Payroll taxes just took a...
  • This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For (FedGov Responds to Death Star Petition)

    01/11/2013 7:29:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 12 replies
    Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For By Paul ShawcrossThe Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons: The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.The Administration does not support blowing up planets.Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that...
  • Message to Pols and Obama: You're scaring the elderly VERY badly

    01/11/2013 7:26:56 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies
    On the spot interviews | 11 January 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here's a message for the politicians and Obama, you're scaring the elderly very badly. You're scaring the very people who fear God, worked hard all of their lives, built this nation and some who fought for this nation. When asked, "Have you ever seen this type of situation regarding politics before, 80s aged elderly say resoundingly, "No!". This evening during one of these impromptu interviews, as I was asking the elderly gentleman (86 years old) if he had seen this kind of political tension, his wife leaned toward me and said in a whisper, "We're scared!" He answered, "No." and...
  • Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council

    01/11/2013 7:20:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-11-13 | Hal Dardick, John Byrne, Rick Pearson and Katherine Skiba
    Ald. Sandi Jackson has resigned from the Chicago City Council. The 7th Ward alderman submitted her resignation letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel today. It is effective Tuesday. "After much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters, I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation as Alderman of 7th Ward,...
  • Veep Suggests Platinum Solution to Gun Control (Satire)

    01/11/2013 7:17:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    In what he called a “stroke of genius,” Vice-President Joe Biden suggested that President Obama could bypass both Congress and the Constitution by using an Executive Order to solve the gun violence crisis. “It was when I heard people talking about minting trillion dollar platinum coins to solve the debt ceiling thing that I got the idea of using platinum to get around 2nd Amendment objections to gun control,” Biden boasted. “If the President were to simply require that platinum be the only metal permitted in bullets we could effectively eliminate privately held guns without actually banning them.” The Vice-President...
  • Australia's Stampeding Dinosaurs Take a Dip: Largely Tracks of Swimming Rather Than Running Animals

    01/11/2013 7:17:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 01/11/2013
    Queensland paleontologists have discovered that the world's only recorded dinosaur stampede is largely made up of the tracks of swimming rather than running animals. The University of Queensland's (UQ) PhD candidate Anthony Romilio led the study of thousands of small dinosaur tracks at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, central-western Queensland. Mr Romilio says the 95-98 million-year-old tracks are preserved in thin beds of siltstone and sandstone deposited in a shallow river when the area was part of a vast, forested floodplain. "Many of the tracks are nothing more than elongated grooves, and probably formed when the claws of swimming dinosaurs scratched...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Confirm Hagel as Defense Secretary?)

    01/11/2013 7:15:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies ^ | 1-11-13 | Fox News
    Should the Senate confirm Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary? Yes No Depends on the hearing Who cares
  • Wyoming lawmakers push gun control exemption

    01/11/2013 7:07:48 PM PST · by rwh · 13 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 1/11/13 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE — Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in Connecticut. A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would specify that any federal limitation on guns would be unenforceable. It also would make it a state felony for federal agents to try to enforce restrictions. The bill comes as Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver gun-control proposals to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Obama has said reducing gun violence is a top priority following the massacre of 20 children and six...
  • City works on code change for controversial vegetable garden (Agenda 21)

    01/11/2013 7:07:06 PM PST · by Kolath · 16 replies
    click on Orlando ^ | 01/11/2013 | Kristin Giannas
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The city of Orlando says it's trying to work with the couple whose front yard vegetable garden has sparked controversy nationwide by passing new regulations that would require changes to their garden, a move that would affect several others in College Park. In November, Local 6 first reported the story about the controversial garden after the city told the Helvengstons their 25-by-25-foot garden was not in compliance with the city's code.
  • The John Kerry Wall of Shame

    01/11/2013 7:06:37 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-8-2012 | Van Zorge
    The John Kerry Wall of Shame LINK TO VIDEO Published on Jan 8, 2013 ATTENTION ALL VETERANS (see posting instructions below) This video site is dedicated to giving veterans an opportunity to express their opposition to John Kerry's nomination for Secretary of State. The comment section is reserved EXCLUSIVELY FOR VETERANS' comments (see instructions below). All comments WILL BE MODERATED before appearing on the site. All non-veterans can view, "like" and share this video. Veterans' POSTING INSTRUCTIONS: Posting your name is optional, but please post your DATES OF SERVICE Feel free to make any comments regarding your opposition to...
  • Top Senate Dems urge Obama to take unilateral action on debt ceiling ( Bypass Congress- again )

    01/11/2013 7:04:18 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 11 2013 | FNS
    If President Obama were to break the impasse with Republicans over raising the debt limit by taking unilateral action, such a move would have the potential to set off a firestorm of controversy and spark a protracted legal battle. Top Senate Democrats say, go for it. The White House has dismissed talk that Obama would rely on unusual measures to raise the nation's debt limit without Congress' approval, but administration officials also have warned that the country could default on its debt and trigger a new economic crisis if lawmakers don't increase the limit on borrowing.