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  • The Best Conservative Movies of 2012

    01/14/2013 7:49:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Jack Cashill
    I admit to using the word "conservative" loosely -- we are talking about Hollywood, after all. It here refers to those films that are at least respectful of the American experience and generally supportive of faith, family, and/or country. A film can score as much as 50 on the quality scale and 50 on the conservative scale, the latter graded on a Hollywood curve. The two values are equally weighted. Although it may not seem obvious, 2012 was a better year than most. 10. Dark Knight Rises 75 In the third of Christopher Nolan's trilogy, Batman comes out of retirement...
  • The most dangerous place in America

    01/14/2013 7:47:02 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies
    What is the most dangerous place in America? Is it the mean streets of the south side of Chicago? Well, it's very dangerous there, more dangerous than Afghanistan, apparently. But no, that is not the most dangerous place in America. Is it Detroit? No.  South Central LA? No. Miami? No. Is it the war zone we call our southern border? No. Those are very dangerous places, unfortunately. But the most dangerous place to be in America is in the womb of your mother. Abortion is the leading cause of death in this country. Think about that. What should be the...
  • China's potential anti-satellite test sparks big concerns in US

    01/14/2013 7:44:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    msn ^ | updated 1/9/2013 2:33:43 PM ET 2013-01-09T19:33:43 | Leonard David
    .... for several months, rumors have been circulating within the United States defense and intelligence communities that a Chinese anti-satellite test is imminent. It might be conducted on Jan. 11, the date on which China performed ASAT operations in both 2007 and 2010. “Our hope is that getting this out in the open can facilitate a meaningful bilateral dialogue on space security, or, at the very least, get the Obama administration to explain why it refuses to talk to the Chinese about their plans to test,” Kulacki told Space.com. If indeed a China ASAT test is on the horizon, what...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 14, 2013

    01/14/2013 7:43:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 37 replies
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  • Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois

    01/14/2013 7:41:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 14, 2013 | Manya Brachear
    Dozens of Illinois business leaders and several companies publicly endorsed gay marriage Sunday in an attempt to reignite the issue after a proposed bill failed to get traction in Springfield this month. State lawmakers aren't scheduled to be at the Capitol much until early February, and sponsors of a measure to grant gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry are likely to need some time to win over dozens of rookie colleagues. But in an open letter issued Sunday, business executives stated their case to lawmakers that marriage equality would strengthen the Illinois workforce and boost economic development.
  • "Vitamin C, Titrating To Bowel Tolerance, etc." by Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.

    01/14/2013 7:34:19 AM PST · by fishtank · 73 replies
    OrthoMed ^ | 1981 | Robert F. Cathcart
    VITAMIN C, TITRATING TO BOWEL TOLERANCE, ANASCORBEMIA, AND ACUTE INDUCED SCURVY Robert F. Cathcart, III, M.D. Allergy, Environmental, and Orthomolecular Medicine 127 Second Street, Los Altos, California 94022, USA Telephone 650-949-2822
  • Gun owner listed on Journal News map has home burglarized

    01/14/2013 7:31:19 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Police are investigating whether a White Plains, NY home break-in was the result of the homeowner being pinpointed on the handgun permit map recently published by a NY newspaper. According to a Westchester/Rockland Newsday report, two burglars broke into the home and went for the safe that contained the owner’s guns. The victim, a man in his 70s, was not home at the time. The burglars were unable to open the safe, and one suspect was taken into custody. The Journal News has been harshly criticized...
  • Detroit Betrayed: The Radical Wrecking Of An Iconic City

    01/14/2013 7:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2013 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Sometimes it’s better to tell a story backwards, from end to beginning. This story ends on December 10, 2012, when President Obama traveled to Michigan—a state with unemployment over 9 percent. He made a stop in Detroit, Michigan’s largest city, which is bankrupt. There, Obama made the ironic boast: “You only have to look to Michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.” Of course, the auto industry, like much of the rest of Detroit, is in ruins. This is the...
  • John Cornyn, Ted Cruz strike up an alliance

    01/14/2013 7:20:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/13 | Manu Raju
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn is quickly establishing himself as a conservative hard-liner in his new leadership role as the No. 2 Senate Republican. And one of his first moves has been to strike up a friendship with tea party star and fellow Texan, Sen. Ted Cruz. In the new Congress, Cornyn is rapidly flexing conservative muscle over fiscal issues and President Barack Obama’s Cabinet nominees. It comes at the same time he is seeking an alliance with Cruz, the freshman senator who pulled off an upset victory over an establishment favorite in last year’s Texas GOP primary. Cornyn’s early moves...
  • ‘Lower the Debt Ceiling’

    01/14/2013 7:18:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 01/14/2013 | Editorial
    That is the headline on the 30th anniversary issue of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, which this morning is, as it has been every other week for the past generation, being savored among the savvy. The latest headline sits atop one of the newsletter’s classic editorials. “Since 1917,” it quotes its analyst, Charley Grant, as reporting, “the ceiling has been raised 107 times. Expressed as a compound annual rate of growth, the debt ceiling has risen by 8.4%, the nominal GDP by 6% Twenty-nine more years on this track and the debt ceiling would be the size of the GDP.” Grant’s...
  • Live Thread: Media Worship Obama, Masquerading as "News Conference" at 11:15

    01/14/2013 7:11:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 167 replies
    Cable news everywhere
    Obama the Anointed will perform what used to be called a "news conference" today at the house he is currently occupying. Various worshipers of BO will be in attendance, bowing their knees, folding their hands, and obediently repeating every lie he utters.
  • Another California Businessman plans to leave

    01/14/2013 7:01:22 AM PST · by freedombiz · 9 replies
    ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | Jan Norman
    Melton International Tackle, which sells fishing gear worldwide, is marking 20 years in business in Anaheim during 2013. It may be the last. Owner Tracy Melton is consulting with his financial experts and exploring other locations for his 30-employee company. He says recent state tax hikes may be the final straw that drives him out of what he considers to be a state unfriendly to businesses. "I am not rich by any means," Melton said "I work hard, keep 30 people off unemployment, and my reward is that the state and feds want to take more than half of any...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, January 14, 2013-- ambuscade

    01/14/2013 7:00:24 AM PST · by xsmommy · 45 replies
    1/14/13 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 1/14/13 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ambuscade; noun/verb noun 1. an ambush. verb (used without object) 2. to lie in ambush. verb (used with object) 3. to attack from a concealed position; ambush. Etymology: 1575–85; < Middle French embuscade, alteration (under influence of Old French embuschier; see ambush) of Middle French emboscade < Old Italian imboscata, feminine past participle of imboscare, verbal derivative with in- in-2 of bosco wood, forest < Germanic *bosk-...
  • Technology draws bead on hydraulic fracturing

    01/14/2013 6:57:07 AM PST · by thackney · 21 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    J.R. Ewing never mentioned ceramic proppant on “Dallas.” Nor is it part of the plot in “Promised Land.” But that’s Hollywood. Drilling in the vast shale fields of Texas, North Dakota and elsewhere in the United States may not look much different from the drilling many people remember from earlier booms, but the technology used to break apart shale rocks – and hold the cracks open, allowing fossil fuels to flow into the well – has created a new wave of entrepreneurs. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing allow companies to pull oil and natural gas from dense rock formations by...
  • Microsoft to release emergency Internet Explorer patch on Monday

    01/14/2013 6:55:52 AM PST · by palmer · 31 replies
    Network World ^ | January 13, 2013 11:06 PM | Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
    IDG News Service - Microsoft will release a patch on Monday for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser, deviating from its normal repair schedule due to the seriousness of the problem. The vulnerability, which is present in IE 6, 7 and 8, is a memory corruption issue. It can be exploited by an attacker via a drive-by download, a term for loading a website with attack code that delivers malware to a victim's computer if the person merely visits the website. ... The patch, which will be released at 10 AM PST, will be distributed through Windows Update. Childs...
  • Golden Globes 2013: "Argo," "Les Miserables" win best picture honors

    01/14/2013 6:54:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/14/2013
    "Argo" was the best drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite. The Iran hostage thriller also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win -- except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time. Affleck is now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar. 48 PHOTOS Golden Globes 2013 show highlights And...
  • Mali Islamists counter attack, promise France long war

    01/14/2013 6:41:56 AM PST · by DeadFurrow · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:06am EST | Bate Felix and Alexandria Sage
    Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French warplanes on their strongholds in the desert north, promising to drag France into a long and brutal Afghanistan-style ground war.
  • Word of the Day, Monday, January 14, 2013 - Peculate

    01/14/2013 6:41:10 AM PST · by tioga · 39 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Monday | http://www.thefreedictionary.com/peculate
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. PeculateTr. Verb o embezzle (funds) or engage in embezzlement. Noun - Peculation, Peculator Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92...
  • Gowdy: “The President will not run roughshod over 2nd Amendment …”

    01/14/2013 6:35:42 AM PST · by Resettozero · 23 replies
    Lou Dobbs on Fox Business ^ | 1-11-2013 | Video Interview
    Video at link.
  • Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

    01/14/2013 6:28:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 174 replies
    Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:42 AM Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian...
  • Unions Aren't the Only Option If Teachers Want Protection

    01/14/2013 6:25:21 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    As Michigan transitions to a right-to-work state, the main benefit for teachers and others is that they will not be forced to financially support a union as a condition of employment. Probably the biggest complaint from public school teachers about their union is the amount of money spent on politics — and where that money goes. This shouldn’t be surprising: The National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the country, took a survey of its membership a few years back and found that a strong majority classify themselves as politically “conservative.” Yet at the same time, the Michigan Education...
  • The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights

    01/14/2013 6:18:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 71 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | Doug Book
    The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights Once cowed at the thought of provoking Second Amendment supporters, leftists will soon attempt to ban “assault weapons” (and much more) as legislation offered by Dianne Feinstein makes its way to the Senate floor. It seems that D.C. liberals have finally become convinced that American gun owners are too cowardly, too lazy or too dependent upon the generosity of Big Brother to fight for their Second Amendment rights. During the past four years, the gun banning-Left have watched as American buyers broke sales records in the purchase of semi-automatic...
  • 2012 Brief: Coal prices and production in most basins down in 2012

    01/14/2013 6:09:31 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Wholesale (spot) coal prices across all basins fell during the first half of 2012 before stabilizing in the latter half of the year. Competition between natural gas and coal for electric power generation drove price declines in the Appalachian and Powder River Basins (PRB), two key sources for thermal coal, through the summer. Also, mild temperatures in the winter and high stockpiles at electric power plants limited demand for more purchases of coal in the second half of 2012. While spot prices fell across the country, the Appalachian and Powder River Basins were affected the most. With new competition from...
  • Something Big Already Begun?

    01/14/2013 6:06:05 AM PST · by nyds · 11 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 14/01/13 | Darlene Casella
    Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream which was a pivotal chapter in the civil rights movement. Betty Friedan wrote the controversial bestselling book, Feminine Mystique, which held revolutionary ideas regarding women’s liberation and equality with men. Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace gave fiery pro segregation speeches, while peaceful marchers came from across the country to Birmingham demonstrating solidarity with the reforms MLK wanted in prelude to the Equal Rights Act.
  • Woman Hiding in Attic Shoots Intruder Five Times to Protect Her Children [GA]

    01/14/2013 6:04:35 AM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 05, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    It seems as though real life examples of guns saving -- rather than taking -- innocent life go largely unreported (or flat-out ignored) in the mainstream media. Therefore, I have decided to post the following must-read story in its entirety (via Cameron Gray): A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday. The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman....
  • Insurance question (vanity)

    01/14/2013 6:04:28 AM PST · by edcoil · 20 replies
    1/14/2013 | edcoil
    My company will not allow me to opt out of its insurance plan. I have looked into getting my own and it would be half what I have to pay for the company's plan. I don't see where that is right or even legal to burden me with the additional costs - if I can find less expensive insurance I should be able to get it. Anyone else in this position and anyone know short of suing or leaving what my option are? Thanks.
  • iPhone 5 PANIC at Apple? Demand is 'weak' (Liberals hit by Obama tax hikes...)

    01/14/2013 6:02:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 1/14/13 | Richi Jennings
    Reports say iPhone 5 demand is now half of planned figures. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to have slashed component orders. The pre-market stock price is falling fast, heading below $500.
  • You Owe Me!

    01/14/2013 5:58:54 AM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 22 replies
    WSJ via Google Search ^ | January 9, 2013 | JAMIE WHYTE
    On any day of the week you can hear someone declaring the injustice of insufficient government spending on this or that deserving group: the ill, the old, the unemployed, university students, filmmakers, rail passengers, you name it. Yet they rarely explain why it is unfair. They speak as if the injustice of it ought to be obvious to any decent person. Perhaps it is obvious to most people, and especially to members of the allegedly mistreated groups. Nevertheless, it isn't true. They want the money, of course, but they have no proper claim on it. This is easier to see...
  • Bill Clinton Shows Up at Golden Globes [Liberal Democrats attempt to claim "non-racist" mantle]

    01/14/2013 5:57:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/14/13 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Taking the stage, Clinton got a standing ovation from the Hollywood crowd that included stars like George Clooney and a very excited Lena Dunham. After the warm welcome, Clinton introduced a clip from Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." "A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives. Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue. I wouldn't know anything about that,” Clinton joked.
  • Party Wages War on GOP Voters

    01/14/2013 5:51:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mark Baisley
    The very quotable British novelist Samuel Butler observed that, “Self-preservation is the first law of nature.”  Reports coming from Washington seem to show that this instinct is increasingly demonstrated in a very short-sighted set of actions by institutional Republicans in light of recent successes where grassroots held their elected representatives’ feet to the fire; a fire fueled by the party platform. Real Clear Politics has uncovered an organized, well-funded and concerted effort by Washington Republican insiders to circle the wagons around incumbents who may see primary challenges.  Scott Rasmussen described it in a headline as, “Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters.” Post-election analysis...
  • Obama Czar Rattner: Colin Powell Feels 'Hostility' From GOP Because He's Black

    01/14/2013 5:47:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Oh those racist Republicans. Did you know that they're hostile to Colin Powell because he's black? Yup, just ask former Obama car czar Steve Rattner. The Morning Joe regular today claimed that poor Powell "feels this hostility toward him from the rest of the party in part because he's a minority." Really? Colin Powell feels hostility from "the rest of the party" because he's a minority? The Colin Powell for whom so many in the GOP were clamoring to run for president in 1995-96? The Powell who actually won the 1996 New Hampshire primary—as a write-in!—after he had withdrawn his...
  • 4th Quarter GDP Estimate Reduced to .8% from 1.5%

    01/14/2013 5:44:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    <p>Holiday sales of electronics and toys plunged this past Christmas season. Also of note, JPMorgan lowered its annualized 4th quarter GDP estimates down to .8% from 1.5%. Nonetheless, analysts see a silver lining to the data. They always do.</p> <p>Toys R Us reported a key sales figure declined in November and December, hurt by weak demand for videogames, electronics and toys and shoppers who pulled back because of Superstorm Sandy.</p>
  • Local Veterans May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis at VA Hospital (Buffalo NY)

    01/14/2013 5:44:48 AM PST · by Doogle · 6 replies
    wgrz ^ | 01/14/13 | Michael Wooten
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- According to a memo obtained by 2 On Your Side, hundreds of local veterans may have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, due to a mistake made at the facility. The memo says the agency found some insulin pens that should have been used once, but that may have been used for multiple patients. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is informing about 550 people in Western New York who may've been infected. The patients are being asked to have a blood test to make...
  • Current Gun Related Proposed CT State Bills: "Hi-cap" (10+) mag ban, One-shot only guns, etc

    01/14/2013 5:43:22 AM PST · by DTogo · 24 replies
    Connecticut Citizens Defense League ^ | January 13, 2013 | Foolish Politicians in Hartford, CT
    Current Gun Related Proposed State Bills:HB-5112 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS HOLDING HANDGUN PERMITS. HB-5165 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS. HB-5176 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER. HB-5179 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM OF THE SPECIAL LICENSING AND FIREARMS UNIT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE. HB-5268 AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION. HB-5269 AN ACT INCREASING...
  • Clinging, &c.

    01/14/2013 5:40:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2013 | Jay Nordlinger
    Remember when Barack Obama said that you boobish Middle Americans cling to your guns and religion? Well, if he confiscates the first, you’d better cling all the tighter to the second. * Once you’ve messed with one amendment, messing with the others gets so much easier. * The honest thing, of course, is to repeal — to repeal an amendment you don’t like. The Constitution has always allowed for that. Over the years, some people have wondered how religious Obama is. I think he may well have answered that question in 2008. He was speaking to a big-money audience in...
  • Bx. livery-cab shooting caught on surveillance tape (Bronx, perp photo at link...)

    01/14/2013 5:37:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/13 | POST STAFF REPORT
    A goateed gunman was caught on surveillance tape moments before shooting a livery-cab driver in The Bronx early Sunday morning, police said.
  • The “Hell No” Left

    01/14/2013 5:33:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Dan Holler
    Last week, Politico profiled freshman Congressman Tom Cotton (R-AK) to give their readers a sneak peak at “the ‘hell no’ caucus.” According to the reporters, the Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who holds a pair of Harvard degrees is “neither a hick, nor a blowhard.” However, they said, “To much of the country, Cotton is nothing more than a straight, Southern, white, male, ‘radical’ conservative — a befuddling relic of a fading slice of politics.” Yes, that actually appeared in print; and, it is a caricature the elite media in Washington and New York City are all too willing to blindly...
  • We're Not The Marlins, Dolphins Say, But We Do Need Tax Money For Our Stadium

    01/14/2013 5:27:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | 1/14/13 | Rick Stone
    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has an appointment with reporters today to discuss his plans to go after public funding to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The cost estimate is $400 million, says the Miami Herald, some of which Ross apparently hopes to raise from state and local government sources.
  • Broken Families Far More Lethal To Children than Guns

    01/14/2013 5:20:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s not the gun culture, it’s the broken family culture. A new Justice Department study looking at violent crimes committed against “youth”—defined as Americans from 12 to 17 years of age—discovered that the rate of “serious violent crime” committed against youth by a perpetrator using a firearm dropped 95 percent from 1994 to 2010. The study—“Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010”–also discovered that American youth who were victims of a serious violent crime in 2010 were six times more likely to have been attacked by a perpetrator wielding a knife than one wielding a gun. The study, released Dec. 20, also...
  • (shortened) Piers Morgan thinks a tyrannical U.S. government is ....(going to) nuke us all

    01/14/2013 5:20:01 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-13-2013 | Jim Treacher
    Piers Morgan has finally said something so stupid, it could’ve come out of the mouth of Larry King. Morgan is obviously still filled with helpless shame after losing that gun-control debate to Ben Shapiro, because he’s still coming up with stuff he thinks he should’ve said that night. That’s why, instead of keeping it to himself, he delighted us all with this: "America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. #GetReal" — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 13, 2013
  • ‘South Park’ Creators to Start Company, Important Studios

    01/14/2013 5:19:36 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01/13/2013 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and AMY CHOZICK
    The creators of “South Park” are branching out beyond the underpants business...
  • Gangs are Latest Excuse for Not Closing Failing, Half-Empty Chicago Schools

    01/14/2013 5:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Instead of appropriately dealing with gang-related violence, an independent Chicago school closure commission is recommending no school closures because such a move could force students to cross gang lines. So in Chicago, gang violence is the “new normal” and instead of combating and gaining some control over the problem, city leaders are simply accommodating it. Wow. Gangs of street punks are now influencing public policy and million dollar decisions. It looks like they really have won. Of course the Chicago Teachers Union, which stands to lose money if schools close, agrees with the recommendation. The CTU has been arguing against...
  • Why the Senate Shouldn’t Give John Kerry a Pass

    01/14/2013 5:14:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    In nominating John Kerry for Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel for Defense, Barack Obama has highlighted both men’s combat service in Vietnam. In doing so Obama repeats the common fallacy that combat experience necessarily qualifies someone to make decisions about when, why, and how to conduct a war, decisions that in our political system are reserved for citizens and their representatives whether veterans or not. In fact, though, often those same experiences––whatever they teach about the horrors of combat, or reveal about the bravery and character of those who experience it––can distort someone’s judgment about the larger aims and...
  • Taking pot shots at free speech ...

    01/14/2013 5:07:23 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Anyone know what Vice President Joe Biden’s gamer handle is? Maybe “StandUpChuck” or “Amtrak1” or “NoChanceIn2016?” How about Attorney General Eric Holder (“Fast-
andFuriousUnleashed”)? Or Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius (“WhatsAGamerHandle?”). I ask because these folks led Friday’s session of the White House task force that grilled members of the video game industry. Three people who couldn’t tell “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” from “Assassin’s Creed II.” To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I could, either. (Is “Halo” the one with Master Chief, or is it “Gears of War”?) But I’m not the one accusing an entire multibillion-dollar,...
  • War On Women And Minorities In Oklahoma

    01/14/2013 5:03:38 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/14/12 | LD Jackson
    For the better part of four years, all we have heard out of the Obama administration and the rest of the liberal Democrats is that Republicans are waging a war. They claim it is a war on women, hence the hyperbole over contraception, and a war on minorities. To hear Vice-President Joe Biden tell it, you would think the Republican Party wants to put minorities "back in chains". I'm here to tell you their claims just are not true, at least not here in Oklahoma. In 2010, we elected our first female governor in Mary Fallin and by all accounts,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/14/13)[Prayer]

    01/14/2013 5:01:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/14/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem HusbandHosea 2:16 "And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, That you will call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,'
  • Your Paycheck in 2013: Part 3

    01/14/2013 5:00:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Dealing with Washington D.C. is a lot like The Godfather, Part III: Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in. As expected, the IRS scrambled on 3 January 2013 to supersede and replace the withholding instructions it had previously issued on 31 December 2012, which we immortalized in the Part 2 version of our 2013 paycheck tool. That makes our tool "Your Paycheck in 2013: Part 3" the final version of our 2013 paycheck estimating tool, at least until the politicians in Washington D.C. start monkeying with the tax code. Again. For now however, it would appear...
  • Stick to your guns--no matter what!

    01/14/2013 4:57:30 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 27 replies
    Western Rifles Shooters Association ^ | January 13, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Stick to your guns–no matter what! by Matt Bracken, January 2013 If a firearm was legal in 2012, under the 2nd Amendment it’s still legal in 2013 and it will be legal forever, no matter what so-called “executive orders” are handed down or new “laws” are passed by a panicking Congress. Those who say otherwise are liars and traitors and oath breakers and domestic enemies. If they come to take away your guns by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was during another famous gun confiscation...
  • Poll Shows Kadima isn't Dead Yet

    01/14/2013 4:53:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    A Panels Politics poll conducted for the Knesset Channel predicts that Kadima – until recently the Knesset's largest party with 28 seats – will receive 3 seats in the next Knesset. Most other polls predict that Kadima, which was created by Ariel Sharon following the Gaza Disengagement, will completely disappear from the Knesset. Otzma Leyisrael, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben Ari, also receives three seats in this poll. The poll is largely consistent with most other polls in showing that Likud / Yisrael Beytenu will receive 35 seats, whereas Labor would receive 17 seats. Bayit Yehudi would...
  • Gun Control Shootout at the DC Corral

    01/14/2013 4:53:29 AM PST · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    After years of languishing under the duck boots of gun owners, gun control advocates are dusting off their iPads and heading into the fray. Their renewed excitement has as much to do with the dead kids of Newtown as it does with the prospect of four years of a lame duck leftist who asserts imperial executive authority and uses the Constitution to clean up coffee spills in the Oval Office. Taking on the NRA with a gun ban, like taking on pro-Israel voters by nominating a Defense Secretary and CIA Director who prefer that Israel not exist, is part of...