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  • Man who helped Sandy Hook kids is harassed by conspiracy theorists

    01/15/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2013 | Yahoo News
    A man who found six children in his driveway in Newtown, Conn., after their teacher had been shot and killed in last month's school massacre has become the target of conspiracy theorists who believe the shootings were staged. “I don’t know what to do,” Gene Rosen told Salon.com. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘How much am I being paid?'”
  • Wager-Losing Denver Mayor Hurt Doing 'Squirrel Dance'

    01/15/2013 3:28:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    nfl.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Marc Sessler
    Denver mayor Michael Hancock has paid dearly for the Denver Broncos' playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos' 38-35 defeat in double overtime Saturday dropped Hancock into the loss column of a bet he made with Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Along with shipping a crate of dry-aged "cowboy cut" rib-eye steaks to Baltimore's political leader, Hancock was tasked with performing a public rendition of the "squirrel dance," the pregame routine made famous by Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Those plans are on hold after Hancock hurt himself Monday night preparing for the jig. Vote for the top 10 plays of...
  • Obama Exploits Children to push gun control agenda

    01/15/2013 3:27:19 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 32 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | January 15, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The Obama administration will let no political opportunity go to waste. Tomorrow, the President will unveil his gun control agenda surrounded by children who wrote him letters in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy. Not surprisingly, children from around the country have been frightened by the mass murder at Sandy Hook elementary. They have been influenced by the non-stop media coverage of the horrible incident and are worried about safety in their own schools.
  • Santelli Rips the Keynesians: “The Answer Is Always More Money” (Video)

    01/15/2013 3:26:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    “The answer is always more money… in ten years when we look back, is the weight of all this debt going to take care of all of these impulsive upticks?” http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/santelli-rips-the-keynesians-the-answer-is-always-more-money-video/
  • Homeowner shoots two breaking into SUV

    01/15/2013 3:21:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Kristina De Leon
    SAN ANTONIO -- A homeowner shot two men, killing one, when he heard someone breaking into his SUV. It happened on Lightstone Drive near Stone Oak and Hardy Oak Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m. Police say the owner of a parked SUV heard someone attempting to break into it. That's when, according to police, he went outside and spotted someone inside his vehicle. As he approached the vehicle the owner thought he spotted a gun. The SUV owner then fired at the suspect, hitting him one time in the upper torso. Police say the getaway driver then sped off. The...
  • Debt, Gov't Dysfunction Rise to Top of Americans' Issue List (Economy 21%, Guns/Gun Control Only 4%)

    01/15/2013 3:20:35 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | January 14, 2013
    Fewer Americans now cite unemployment as most important problem PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009.These results are based on a Jan. 7-10 Gallup poll, conducted just after Washington lawmakers narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff by virtue of a resolution that in part postponed the deadline for legislated sequestration of spending until March 1. Additionally, a debt ceiling deadline looms within the next two months.
  • Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland

    01/15/2013 3:16:04 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 75 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Ben Quinn,
    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which made the discovery, said the burgers were produced by two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK. In nine of the 10 burger samples from the four retailers, and from the Irish chain Dunnes Stores, horse DNA was found at very low levels. However, in one sample, from Tesco, the level of positive DNA indicated horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the beef content.
  • US taps pension fund to avoid passing debt limit (Borrowing against borrowed pensions)

    01/15/2013 3:15:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    msn money ^ | 1/15/2013 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the government has begun borrowing from the federal employee pension fund to keep operating without surpassing its debt limit. Geithner says in a letter to congressional leaders that the move will free up $156 billion in borrowing authority while Congress debates increasing the $16.4 trillion debt limit.
  • With Kids as Human Shields, Obama Will Unveil Left's Long-Held Plan to Grab Guns

    01/15/2013 3:12:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The media are just salivating today. Politico, the Washington Post, the New York Times. Folks, they can barely keep their pants up, they are so excited. (interruption) Yeah. (sigh) They might not laugh at that, either. Yeah, some of them are wearing pants. They're all excited over Biden's proposals. Nineteen proposals to try to limit the availability of guns. Nineteen proposals to get around the Second Amendment. Many of these 19 proposals will come via executive order -- and if they do, they will be illegal. Executive orders are not intended to be used this way. Executive...
  • Racial Tensions Flare at Queens Redistricting Hearing

    01/15/2013 3:12:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Observer.Com ^ | 1/15/2013
    Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, the president he quoted at last night’s Queens redistricting hearing, Republican Councilman Dan Halloran spoke loudly and did not carry a big stick. Mr. Halloran’s bruising 2009 City Council race in northeast Queens cast a long shadow over the hearing in Long Island City- the third of its kind in front of a commission tasked with the decennial redrawing of districts to reflect demographic changes in the city- where he and allied civic groups clashed with Asian advocacy organizations about whether a neighborhood, Oakland Gardens, should be incorporated into Mr. Halloran’s 19th District. The heavily Asian neighborhood,...
  • Napolitano Stays at DHS, Immigration Reform Advocates Cheer

    01/15/2013 3:05:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    ABC News Univision ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain at her post during President Obama's second term, a development that could have implications for the debate over immigration reform. Officials from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to ABC/Univision on Monday that Napolitano will stay in her current job.
  • Piers Morgan to Ben Shapiro: How about a townhall debate where my other guests and I can berate you?

    01/15/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2013 | AllahPundit
    They need a gun-rights supporter for their ritual shaming ceremony and since Shapiro embarrassed Morgan the other night, he was naturally a top choice. Alternate headline: "Man declines to serve as prop." [W]hen it came time to book the show, Morgan’s team refused to tell Shapiro what the format of the show would be. When Shapiro said that he expected balance --- a second one-on-one interview with Morgan — Morgan’s producers balked. They did insist strongly, however, that Shapiro appear on the show, where he would be “in for the entire show” and “have a huge part.” When Shapiro again...
  • Fitch warns it may downgrade US over debt standoff

    01/15/2013 3:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/15/2013 | PAN PYLAS
    The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there's a delay in raising the country's debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday. Congress has to increase the country's debt limit, which effectively rules how much debt the U.S. can have, by the end of February or face a potential default, Fitch says. There are fears that the debate will descend into the sort of squabbling and political brinkmanship that marked the last effort to raise the ceiling in the summer of 2011. Outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned then that...
  • (PA) Please contact state legislators for Right to Bear Arms Protection Act

    01/15/2013 2:56:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Posted: January 11, 2013 04:12 PM From: Representative Daryl Metcalfe To: All House members Subject: Right to Bear Arms Protection Act I am currently having legislation drafted that is similar to firearm legislation recently introduced in Wyoming. My legislation would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal restriction, prohibition or registration requirement for firearms, magazines, and ammunition. My legislation would also require the state to intercede on behalf of Pennsylvania citizens against any federal attempt to register, ban or restrict the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products. I hope you will join me...
  • Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video)

    01/15/2013 2:56:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 | Paul Bond
    Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video) 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 by Paul Bond share Comments (45)  153   "Django Unchained" Conservative-leaning group catalogs violent deaths in the weekend's top-grossing films including "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables" and "Gangster Squad." U.S. lawmakers might be eyeing more gun-control laws in the wake of several mass shootings, including one that took the lives of 26 women and children at an elementary school in Connecticut, but conservative groups have their sights set on laying some of the blame on the movie industry.
  • (VANITY) Know anyone with Obama buyer's remorse after the last election?

    01/15/2013 2:56:48 PM PST · by eekitsagreek · 38 replies
    I was curious if anyone here knows or has met someone who voted for Obama in the last election and now regrets it? Or, having voted for a third party due to not liking Romney (for whatever reason) and regrets that?
  • 2nd Amendment March (Video - Jan. 19, 2013)

    01/15/2013 2:50:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-12-2013 | hickok45
    Be sure you participate! http://www.guncontrolmorecrime.com/ I didn't really mean to use the term "Left" in such a general sense. I know that there are people on the "Left" who support the cause. We welcome you; it's one of the reasons I try not to play the Party Politics game on YouTube. It's hard to avoid this, because while it's true that everybody on the Left is not anti-gun, it's hard to find a serious anti-gunner who is NOT on the far left politically.
  • France’s Surprising Resistance to Gay Marriage (1000 buses rented + 5 TGV trains for the march)

    01/15/2013 2:49:06 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    First Things ^ | January 15, 2013 | Robert Royal
    Napoleon, who was a brilliant strategist, often told subordinates that they should treat the pope as if he had 200,000 men at arms. In other words, the answer to Stalin’s cynical remark—“How many divisions does the pope have?”—was about ten, give or take, and they were extremely loyal and prepared to die. This didn’t stop Napoleon from kidnapping Pius VI in 1799 when he refused to give up temporal authority (Pius died in France a few weeks later partly because of his imprisonment). His successor, Pius VII, believed in democracy and signed a Concordat with the “First Consul,” soon to...
  • Meese: Obama Risks Impeachment If He Uses Executive Order for Gun Control

    01/15/2013 2:44:46 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order. Meese's comments came on the same day President Obama told the White House press corp at the last news conference of his first term that he was reviewing actions, including issuing executive orders, where he could take action without congressional approval to confront gun violence in the nation. Obama said he would present a plan within days. The options include stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on...
  • Cuomo Signs Gun Legislation Into Law

    01/15/2013 2:43:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 189 replies
    nyt ^ | January 15, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law on Tuesday a sweeping package of gun control measures, significantly expanding a ban on assault weapons and making New York the first state to change its laws in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Mr. Cuomo signed the bill less than an hour after the State Assembly approved the legislation on a 104-to-43 vote. The State Senate approved the measure, 43 to 18, on Monday night. The expanded ban on assault weapons broadens the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and...