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  • Glenn announces epic Misfits Ball

    01/14/2013 4:03:21 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 13 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com/ ^ | Monday, Jan 7, 201
    What is the Misfits Ball? Glenn announced on radio this morning that he plans to have a ball on Inauguration Day full of people who are no longer welcome in Obama’s Washington D.C. (editor’s note: We aren’t sure if the “That Guy” rule applies to digital, which is why we will occasionally mention the President by name until Glenn stops us). The event will be black tie, take place in the Dallas Studios, and Glenn is open to suggestions for the invite list. Some of the names thrown out there so far: Chik-Fil-A (not a person, Glenn), Hobby Lobby (again,...
  • Reid Downplays Chances for Assault Gun Ban, Filibuster Changes (keep calling!)

    01/14/2013 3:58:22 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a Nevada television station Friday that the Senate is unlikely to pass an assault weapons ban or a radical revamp of filibuster rules. But the Democratic leader was optimistic about changes to immigration laws, noting that it will be the chamber’s top priority this year. In the interview that aired on Vegas PBS this weekend, Reid, a gun rights supporter, struck a pragmatic tone on gun control measures. “Let’s be realistic. In the Senate, we’re going to do what we think can get through the House. And I’m not going to be going through...
  • Mark Levin Reacts To Obama Presser: "We Have An Imperial President"

    01/14/2013 3:53:13 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: I'm not into imperial presidents who act imperial and speak imperial and Obama forgets there's a Constitution. Yes, he keeps telling us he won reelection. Congratulations, but guess what? The Constitution wasn't up for election, it's not up for a referendum. He has to comply with it, too. He was sent back to Washington, but he's got a strict list of rules that he has to follow as president. When he gets up there and starts saying, if Congress doesn't do this, I'm going to do this unilaterally, it violates separation of power a lot of the times....
  • Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released...

    01/14/2013 3:52:33 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2012 | By David Rose
    The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported. This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year. Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased. Some climate scientists dismissed the significance...
  • Colorado Democrats back in-state tuition break for illegal immigrants

    01/14/2013 3:42:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Longmont Daily Times-Call ^ | 01/14/2013 | Tim Hoover
    After two years of failing to pass a bill in Colorado that would have allowed illegal immigrants to pay tuition lower than out-of-state rates but higher than in-state rates, Democrats — now in control of both chambers — are pushing new legislation to allow the students to go to college at the in-state rate. "What we're looking at is a simpler, more equitable approach to tuition," said state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, one of the lawmakers leading the effort. Johnston and state Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, are are holding a press conference Tuesday with supporters of the bill.
  • Hundreds of Thousands March in France (protest against homosexual marriage)

    01/14/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    TTH ^ | 1/14/2013
    TIBERGE at Galliawatch reports that close to one million people marched in protest against homosexual marriage rights in Paris yesterday. The numbers are not certain, but there is good reason to believe this estimate. The streets were clogged with people bearing signs and wearing shirts with symbols of the traditional family. Here we have an unprecedented declaration of mass resistance to homosexual rights. This means not only that there is a very good chance homosexual “marriage” and adoption rights will never become a reality in France, but that the principle of equality that governs so much of political discourse and...
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians fleeing country after Islamist takeover

    01/14/2013 3:37:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/14/2013 | Richard Spencer
    Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty. "Most of our people are afraid," Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said. "Not a few are leaving - for America, Canada and Australia. Dozens of families from this church alone are trying to go too." Father Mina's church has an important place in the history of the Arab Spring. It was struck by a car bomb on...
  • 24-year-old hopes to grow Walrus Subs into a chain

    01/14/2013 3:37:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Vindy.com ^ | SUSAN TEBBEN
    The 24-year-old owner of Walrus Subs on Raccoon Road hopes it’s not just the giant walrus mascot or the oil painting of John Lennon greeting visitors at the door that keep people coming back. “I bought the dream,” said Alie Ruheim, Walrus Subs’ owner who also cooks, cleans, preps, opens and closes his shop. He takes orders by phone and in person, making sure to ask how the customer is doing, he said. “The biggest thing is treating people well,” Ruheim said. “Consistency is key.” He cooks the subs, cheesesteaks, gyros and other things on his menu, ranging from $5...
  • Obama, the Constitution and a Permanent State of Emergency

    01/14/2013 3:36:05 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    January 14 | Katechon
    Obama's EXECUTIVE ORDERS against guns are coming our way. The Obama régime is declaring a war on The Gun, and they want this war to be PERMANENT. They want the exception to become the norm. Forever. That’s why a hot war is inevitable. Article 1 of the Constitution establishes that "the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, UNLESS when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it" -- but it does not specify which authority has the jurisdiction to decide on the exceptional suspension of the Constitution. Another passage of Article...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...
  • Border Patrol agents capture another group of Albanian immigrants(in South Texas)

    01/14/2013 3:32:55 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    KGBT ^ | 01/12/2013 | Sergio Chapa
    Four illegal immigrants from the tiny European nation of Albanian are facing deportation after being caught near Brownsville. U.S. Border Patrol agents caught the four wading across the Rio Grande River in Brownsville on Wednesday. The four immigrants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio on Friday. Judge Recio sentenced them to time served but they are now facing deportation. The group makes up a total of 16 Albanian immigrants caught in Brownsville since late December. Border Patrol statistics show only 38 immigrants from the southeast European nation were arrested along the entire southwest border in 2011.
  • Voting Thread: 2012 Today's Toons Favorites (Final Round)

    01/14/2013 3:31:43 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 1 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | pookie18
    Each entry is numbered (1-43). Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to send me (via comment in this thread/private message) the numbers in order of preference of your 10 (or fewer, if you can't find 10 that you like) favorites. If you are caught sending more than 10, I won't disavow your existence, but will ask you to remove any excess. This offer will self-destruct at 2 PM ET, Sunday, January 20, 2013. Scoring will be as follows: A 1st-place vote will get 10 pts., a 2nd-place vote earns 9 pts., ..., down to a 10th-place vote...
  • Predominance of CNN on "public televisions"

    01/14/2013 3:24:00 PM PST · by supremedoctrine · 37 replies
    Self | 1-14-2013 | supremedoctrine
    A friend of mine from Pennsylvania called me today to tell me of her visit to a local WalMart, where she patronizes a bank located within this Walmart. It was Woodforest Bank. She slowly got incensed having to watch Candy Crowley on the omnipresent CNN,while waiting in line, and decided to do something about it. She started a conversation, which went on quite a while, with a trucker standing in front of her who as it turned out was a classic Low Information Voter, and kept trying to defend Obama,who he knew not surprisingly anything about. This got her more...
  • Buying bullets online (VANITY)

    01/14/2013 3:21:23 PM PST · by Fawn · 64 replies
    ME ^ | today | me
    Can someone tell me where to buy reasonably priced bullets online?? Thank you...
  • Must see Video, period

    01/14/2013 3:16:32 PM PST · by gopmike.com · 17 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 1/14/13 | GOP Mike
    Hello my Conservative Friends: Simply post today - No BS - I am sure most of you have seen it, but I want to make sure because as of yesterday, I have not seen it...  And EVERYONE should absolutely make sure they see this... If you have not seen this movie, watch it.  Watch the whole thing and then watch it again. Then have your family watch it.  Then do it all over again until you and everyone you know has seen and understands it... https://vimeo.com/52009124 If this does not make you aware of what is going on today in...
  • Belle Isle: Motown's Monaco-Developer envisions independent commonwealth

    01/14/2013 3:12:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 22 replies
    Crains Detroit Business ^ | 12 Jan 2013 | Tom Henderson
    Real estate developer Rodney Lockwood Jr. agrees with Detroit politicians that Belle Isle is a jewel. A tarnished jewel he likes so much that he wants to put together an investor group to buy it for $1 billion, which is more than $1 million an acre for the 982-acre park in the middle of the Detroit River. And then he wants to polish it up with $20 billion in construction projects on the island, which would lead to another $20 billion in construction projects off the island and tens of thousands of temporary construction jobs and tens of thousands of...
  • Shale Gas Will Fuel a U.S. Manufacturing Boom

    01/14/2013 3:09:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | January 9, 2013 | Kevin Bullis
    Chemical producers abandoned the U.S. in droves. Cheap natural gas is luring them back. People predicting a manufacturing renaissance in the United States usually imagine whirring robots or advanced factories turning out wind turbines and solar panels. The real American edge might be in something entirely more mundane: cheap starting materials for plastic bottles and plastic bags. The plummeting price of natural gas, which can be used to make a vast number of products, including tires, carpet, antifreeze, lubricants, cloth, and many types of plastic, is luring key industries to the United States. Just five years ago, natural gas prices...
  • Teacher Sues School District Over Fear of Kids

    01/14/2013 3:04:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    foxnewsinsider ^ | 1.14.2013 | foxnews
    A teacher in Ohio is suing her school district for discrimination, saying it forced her to teach younger students despite her fear of children. Mariemont school district reassigned 61-year-old Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, a French teacher for 35 years, from high school to junior high school. The suit claims that the school district knew about Waltherr-Willard’s phobia of children, which she apparently has suffered from since the 1990s, and pressured her to resign. The fear of young children is real. It’s called pedophobia and has the following symptoms: terror, dread, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea, dry-mouth and anxiety.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 13th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/14/2013 3:00:20 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 133, 2013 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 13th, 2013 Pastor JD conducts a forensic investigation of history and prophecy proving that the "so-called" Palestinians never occupied the land belonging to Israel.
  • List of IRS Forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or early March 2013

    01/14/2013 2:58:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    1/11/13 | email
    List of IRS Forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or early March 2013January 11, 2013 Late on January 1, 2013, Congress passed HR 8 (Tax Relief Extension Act) which extended almost all of the Federal tax provisions that had expired at the end of 2011 and 2012. The IRS announced on January 9th that they will not accept electronic or paper returns before January 30, 2013, a delay from the original January 22nd beginning date. This is necessary to allow them time to reprogram their systems to comply with the changes included in the Tax Relief...
  • Sowell: Liberalism Versus Blacks

    01/14/2013 2:55:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 15, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city's total population has grown. Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out...
  • Historical Photo: Section of German WWI Submarine Being Pulled Through New York City (1918)

    1918: Amanda Uren - Pulling a section of a submarine through New York City
  • Defence Distributed Demonstrates 3D Printed "High Capacity" AR15 Magazine on youtube

    01/14/2013 2:44:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Technology is making the desire to keep detachable magazines out of the hands of rampage shooters an impossibility. It has always been possible for people to make magazines of more than 10 rounds in home workshops. Magazines for AR15 rifles were made in jungle workshops by the Viet Cong. But in today's digital society, especially among young, hip, technologically advanced adults, nothing catches the attention like the ability to print working magazines for modern rifles by pressing a button on a 3D printer. Defence distributed has now released digital files that enable people to print magazines for their AR15 rifle...
  • Hair trigger reaction: Rush to 'do something' on guns is stifling reasonable debate

    01/14/2013 2:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | The Editors
    The sane reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting might have been to look at the country’s mental illness infrastructure. The shooter in the case was clearly sick, and mental illness is the common denominator among these mass shootings, after all, from Newtown to Tucson to Aurora to Virginia Tech and beyond. Instead, look at what we’re doing. The White House and many in Congress have targeted legal gun owners and guns; at least one lawmaker in Iowa has openly called for confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens; and several media outlets have even run maps showing the homes, addresses and...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-14-2013

    01/14/2013 2:33:44 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 45 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • GREAT BLACK AND WHITE MOVIES OF THE PAST

    01/14/2013 2:33:05 PM PST · by navysealdad · 46 replies
    Free to watch classic movies of the past.
  • New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent

    01/14/2013 2:32:31 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | january 14, 2013 | paul bedard
    An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study. But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama's push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump. The GAO study...
  • Nazi Chic in the New Myanmar

    01/14/2013 2:29:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 1/10/2012 | Julie Masis
    Visitors to Myanmar these days often encounter young men in T-shirts emblazoned with a red swastika in a circle and the word "Nazi" written above. World War II-style motorcycle helmets decorated with the fascist emblem are also en vogue on the streets of Yangon. Myanmar's most popular rock band, which has thousands of fans on Facebook and has toured the United States, is named "The Iron Cross," in reference to a German military medal that was bestowed by Adolf Hitler. The band's logo is a Nazi eagle holding an iron cross instead of a swastika in its claws. The popularity...
  • Obama Authorized U.S. Participation in Botched French Somalia Mission

    01/14/2013 2:24:25 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1-13-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama informed Congress Sunday evening that U.S. forces were present in Somalia on Friday for a French raid to rescue a hostage from al-Shabaab. The attempt to rescue the intelligence officer who had been held by the terrorist group for three years went very wrong, though. One French commando was killed in the operation and another is missing. Al-Shabaab claimed that the commando is now their hostage. And French army consultant Denis Allex, the pseudonym for the intelligence officer, is presumed dead.
  • Gun Confiscation - Last Refuge of the Tyrant

    01/14/2013 2:24:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | January 14, 2013 | "BATR"
    Few polarizing subjects are more hotly debated than gun control. Usually lost in the fray of emotional diatribes to ban guns, are the historic empirical foundations of our forefathers who fought a revolution to escape from imperial tyranny. The true reality in today’s AmeriKa is that individual liberty is the most despised activity that any citizen can exert in their lives. Both the popular state worship culture and the authoritarian hoodlums that run the government are so fearful of armed independent citizens, that they are eager to burn the Bill of Rights. Face it, the government is committed to force...
  • Just askin' - vanity

    01/14/2013 2:20:53 PM PST · by Lima_Two_Zero_Alpha · 56 replies
    Does anybody have any positive stories about the use of antidepressants? My doctor wants to put me on them because of chronic pain, but after everything I've read on FR I'm scared to death of them. Sorry for the vanity, but I can't think of a better bunch of folks to get feed-back from.
  • Mother Rejects Abortion After Seeing Baby’s Smile in Ultrasound

    01/14/2013 2:19:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    For decades, ultrasound has had the power to convey the beauty and reality of human life before birth. Conveying that power, the London Daily Mail newspaper today reports on the story of a mother who rejected abortion and chose life for her baby after seeing him smile in an ultrasound. Katyia Rowe was told her baby would never be able to walk or talk, but a real-time ultrasound scan showed him blowing bubbles and waving his arms, so she decided to go through with the birth. he died just 9 hours later, but she is very glad she chose life...
  • Our 2nd Amendment right: the militia is the key

    01/14/2013 2:16:10 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Alan Keyes
    Any effort to disarm the American people is unlawful. That is clear according to the "laws of nature and of nature's God" and the clear, plain language of the Constitution. Moves to disarm the people are unequivocally the benchmark of a design "to reduce them under absolute despotism." Despotism is Barack Obama's purpose and the purpose of any and all forces in our society who support his bid to render Americans defenseless. Some of his less astute supporters are already sighing aloud about the need for dictatorship. Others, less imprudent, slyly promote the notion that to secure ourselves against madmen...
  • House Republican Threatens Impeachment over Gun Control

    01/14/2013 2:13:04 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 61 replies
    house.gov ^ | Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36th) released the following statement Monday afternoon. The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic. I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment. The President’s actions are an existential threat to this nation. The right of the people to keep and bear...
  • Gunning for revolution

    01/14/2013 2:12:52 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Larry Klayman
    Since the fraudulent re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as president – the "mullah in chief" not eligible to be president as he is not a natural born citizen – he has thrown his weight around as if he were our king. First, virtually unopposed by a functionally dead Republican opposition, Obama rammed down the people's throats considerable income tax increases to modest and top income earners and small businesses, increased the capital gains and estate taxes and eliminated so called loopholes in the tax code – all to socialize the American economy by having these individuals and businesses "pay their...
  • Obama: No haggling on debt ceiling, can use executive action to tighten gun laws

    01/14/2013 2:12:30 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Foxnews.com
  • John Brennan As Much An Architect of 9-11 As Osama Bin Laden…?

    01/14/2013 2:11:55 PM PST · by chrisnj · 10 replies
    some insiders | 1/14/2013 | Chrisnj
    John Brennan as much a 911 architect as osama bin laden. Brennan is a player in the Bill Clinton administration in late 90′s.  He was instrumental in delaying an American response against Osama Bin Laden.  So we have a guy now being considered for the Obama CIA who was instrumental in the terrorist attack of  September 11th through his work both in the Clinton and GW Bush administrations.   A guy who was also instrumental in the raid on the Bin Laden compound of 2011.  The guy who announced the Seal Team Six involvement that likely led to some of them...
  • More cases of UFO sightings near International Space Station

    01/14/2013 2:07:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    zeenews.com ^ | Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 23:09
    Numerous UFOs have been spotted in space near the International Space Station (ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth. Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different shapes, some moving very slowly, others rapidly hurtling through space. On Christmas Day, YouTube poster Streetcap1 recorded video of a silvery object, moving slowly near the curvature of Earth. At :46 into the following video, the object can be seen in faraway perspective. Streetcap1 also recorded the following two objects-one circular, the other disc-shaped-outside the ISS on New Year's Day. Could it be a...
  • NBC: 'Big Differences' Between Obama's 2006 Vote Against Debt Ceiling And Today

    01/14/2013 2:05:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh, well, yeah, true, then-Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. But, um, you see, that was very different. Because there were, um, "big differences"—that's it! Such was the way NBC senior political editor Mark Murray sought to cover for President Obama today while discussing the impending debt ceiling vote on MSNBC's News Nation with host Tamron Hall. So just what were these "big differences," you might ask? Well, explained Murray, "in 2006 there wasn't this kind of big protracted battle over the debt ceiling at all. It wasn't a big issue . . . it...
  • My Turn: Gun Rights: Compromise is nothing but theft of a right

    01/14/2013 2:04:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    I think you need a little history lesson. In your editorial, "Common sense must prevail....", you use the phrase "Irresponsible gun availability," as if guns are just so much more available, as compared to the past etc. Did you know that prior to 1968, guns were advertised in the back of comic books, and various magazine, and sold in every hardware store and many department stores, and could be purchased by anybody, of any age, all you needed was money and a postage stamp, and a gun would be delivered to your door by the postman. Licensed gun dealers didn't...
  • Obama: I’m Nice to Republicans.. Doesn’t Stop Them From Blasting Me For Being Big Spending Socialist

    01/14/2013 2:04:33 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    During his press conference today Barack Obama played the socialist card, “When I’m over here at the Congressional picnic folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family. I promise you, Michelle and I are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. But it doesn’t prevent them from going on the floor of the House and blast me for being a big spending socialist.” Oh waah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3r-i8d3xfoo
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (Shut 'er down!)

    01/14/2013 2:03:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/14/2013 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit. "If the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit - if that's the conversation we're having, I'm happy to have that conversation," Obama said. "What I will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people," he told a news conference. Republican leaders quickly reiterated their demand that increasing the debt limit...
  • The perfect socio-economic storm

    01/14/2013 2:03:21 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 1 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Donald Hank
    There is a perfect socio-economic storm coming and part of it is here now. Items 1-8 below are some of its components, which can be described as: Government-incited unrest, the rush to snatch our protection, government aid to the enemy, encouragement of unlimited illegal immigration (both parties), crime rising and about to spin out of control (thanks to the above and economic factors), and unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility that led to the demise of Detroit and a half-dozen cities in CA, and heading for a potentially cataclysmic downgrade of US debt. Here is an impartial list of the signs of the...
  • “We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation”, Obama Says, Then Misses Deadline for Sending Budget to Congress

    01/14/2013 2:03:16 PM PST · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    frontpage ^ | 1/14/13 | d greenfield
    But don’t call the man, lazy. According to Colin Powell, that’s incredibly racist. “The issue here is whether or not America pays its bills,” Obama said at a press conference on Monday, the last of his first term in office. “We are not a deadbeat nation.” There are so many things wrong with that… 1. In 2006, Obama said that raising the debt limit was “a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies”. Now failing...
  • A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell

    01/14/2013 2:03:02 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-14-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 14, 2013 Earlier today, President Barack Obama almost dared Republicans to not increase the nation's borrowing limit in a White House press conference. "If Congressional Republicans refuse to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks, veterans benefits will be delayed," Obama said. "... Investors around the world will ask if the United States of America is in fact a safe bet. Markets could go haywire. Interest rates would spike for anyone who borrowed money." One analyst — Michael Feroli, the chief economist at JP...
  • Man Charged With Spitting at Agent Outside Obama Home (Black Man)

    01/14/2013 1:52:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 14, 2013 | Naomi Nix
    A Hyde Park man accused of spitting in the face of a Secret Service agent guarding President Barack Obama’s Chicago home last month was ordered held on $50,000 bond Sunday. The agent was inside a car stationed on the 5000 block of South Greenwood Avenue on Dec. 29 when Kevin Lawrence approached the vehicle, according to police records. Lawrence spit inside the car, hitting the agent’s face and neck, police records state.
  • Activities for Gun Appreciation Day

    01/14/2013 1:47:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 January, 2013 | David Kopel
    Saturday, January 19, is Gun Appreciation Day. Americans are urged to “go to your local gun store, gun range, or gun show” and to show their support for Second Amendment rights. The blog Shall Not Be Questioned, which has long been one of the most influential and thoughtful pro-RKBA blogs, endorses Gun Appreciation Day, but raises some important caveats. In particular, many people imagine “that by going to the gun show, or by buying guns and some ammunition, they were making a statement. Folks, if this belief becomes widespread, we’re going to lose. Communicating with lawmakers is crucial at a...
  • Obama: Unemployed Pennsylvanians Cling to Guns, Religion...[Flashback to '08]

    01/14/2013 1:35:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    national review ^ | April 11, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Obama, at a fundraiser in San Francisco, describing voters in Pennsylvania: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment...
  • European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

    01/14/2013 1:30:47 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Shawn Sullivan is a fugitive and accused pedophile, and to some, he's also a poster child for a European judicial system that often would rather let criminals roam their streets freely than see them subjected to American justice. Nearly 20 years ago, Sullivan, who is now 43, fled to Ireland after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting two boys in Minnesota. Sullivan, who had dual citizenship, was accused of assaulting two girls in Ireland in 1997, but fled to London, where police finally caught up with him in June 2010. Although he did time in Wandsworth Prison...
  • Number of female students seeking sugar daddies to pay college tuition doubles

    01/14/2013 1:29:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Olivia Fleming
    Nearly three thousand U.S. college students went online in the search for a 'sugar daddy' to fund their education last year. Georgia State University and New york University were the top two schools for female students to seek out men willing to fund their tuition, with Pennsylvania's Temple University following closely behind for third place. According to the website SeekingArrangement.com, 2012 saw a 58per cent growth in female students signing up to be 'sugar babies,' which the site describes as 'attractive, intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented' women seeking 'financial pampering.'