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  • Bob Schieffer Likens Obama 'Taking on the Gun Lobby' to Hunt for Bin Laden

    01/16/2013 11:40:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Bob Schieffer somehow topped Chris Matthews during CBS News's special coverage of President Obama's gun control press conference on Wednesday, as he became the worst caricature of a foaming-at-the-mouth cheerleader for the chief executive. Schieffer lauded "one of the best speeches I've ever heard him [Obama] deliver", and compared Obama's new gun control agenda to Lyndon Johnson's push for civil rights legislation in the 1960s. The CBS veteran even went so far to liken the President's cause to the ten-year hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and the difficult endeavor of winning World War II [audio available here; video...
  • Valero expanding Houston refinery for Eagle Ford crude

    01/16/2013 11:39:13 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp., is planning to build a new crude topper unit at its Houston refinery to expand its capacity to process light sweet crude oil from the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. The refinery already processes 20,000 to 40,000 barrels a day of crude oil from the Eagle Ford, Valero spokesman Bill Day said, and the expansion would allow it to use more. No construction date has been set, but plans call for the work to be completed by mid-2015.
  • From Obama’s lips: No respect for Israel

    01/16/2013 11:39:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/16/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Jeffrey Goldberg, an indefatigable defender of the president when it comes to Israel, has done the president no favors by revealing President Obama’s deep-seated arrogance and lack of respect for our democratic ally Israel. Goldberg writes: In the weeks after the UN vote [on Palestinian observer status], Obama said privately and repeatedly, “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.” With each new settlement announcement, in Obama’s view, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation. . . . On matters related to the Palestinians, the president seems to view the prime minister as a political...
  • Vanity - Obama to unleash the "DocStapo" on the American public.

    01/16/2013 11:35:03 AM PST · by GraceG · 29 replies
    01/16/2013 | GraceG
    With Obama wanting to recruit the Doctors of this country to his his Brownshirt work for him keeping tabs on his political enemies are we seeing a new term in constantly growing "Dictator-tinary" that is Obamunism. Behold the "Doc-Stapo" you friendly family doctor who has been recruited to become an agent of the government who will now become a spy working against your second amendment rights. Now whenever you enter the Doctor's office with the flu or cold or just a regular checkup you will have channel the behavior patterns of an East German Citizen during the cold war who...
  • The List: Obama vs. The 2nd Amendment (from Sandy Hook fwd)

    01/16/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/16/13 | Nachum
    Obama Attacks the Second Amendment(from the Sandy Hook massacre forward)1/15/2013Obama announces 23 exective actions, asks Congress to pass gun lawsObama to Put More 'Counselors' in SchoolsObama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With GunsJay Carney: NRA Ad "Repugnant And Cowardly"W.H. Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun ControlRobert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign ApparatusReport: Obama to propose federal funding for armed guards in schoolsRep. Sensenbrenner calls on Obama to denounce 'Bullet to the Head of the NRA' video gameOregon, Texas officials warn White House against enforcing new gun regulations1/15/2013Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generationsObama to...
  • South African platinum workers strike over job cut plans

    01/16/2013 11:22:15 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Wednesday 16 January 2013 13.14 EST | Alex Duval Smith in Cape Town
    The South African government and its trade union allies are attempting to head off a new crisis in the mining industry after platinum workers at three pits downed tools on Wednesday in protest at plans by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to cut 14,000 jobs. Mining minister Susan Shabangu said the world's biggest platinum producer failed to consult properly with the government before making the announcement to close four pits. The halt in production after the spontaneous downing of tools by key groups of Amplats miners drew fears of a new crisis in South African mines. Amid a breakdown in labour...
  • FrackNation: A Feature Documentary

    01/16/2013 11:19:11 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 3 replies
    FrackNation is the film that will tell the truth about fracking. There are two sides of every story and then there is the truth. FrackNation is the film that will tell the truth about fracking. People across the US told us that everything we had heard about fracking was wrong. They say that anti-fracking campaigns, one-sided media coverage and moratoriums and bans have damaged the lives of thousands of people who are now desperate to have their voices heard. Journalist Phelim McAleer faces threats, cops and bogus lawsuits questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking. McAleer uncovers fracking facts...
  • Obama Unveils Biggest Gun-Control Push in Decades

    01/16/2013 11:18:50 AM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2013 | Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers on Wednesday as he tried to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest U.S. gun-control push in decades. Rolling out a wide-ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights. Obama presented his agenda at a White House event in front of an audience that included...
  • Hamas-CAIR Chicago goes legal, claims it owns "MY JIHAD" (lol)

    01/16/2013 11:13:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 16, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    CAIR Chicago is trying to stop our counter campaign to theitr bizarre jihad propaganda. Silence freedom of speech. Sharia enforcement. I received a "cease and desist" letter from Hamas-CAIR's Ahmed Rehab (Mr. Jihad), claiming ownership of "my jihad." Tell that to the millions of Muslims waging jihad in the cause of Islam. Litigation jihad -- that's Ahmed's jihad, what's yours? The imperialistic and supremacist group is claiming ownership of holy war and what amounts to a hashtag (#myjihad). Is that a first? They love using American law to crush American freedoms. In this case of parody (as in most things),...
  • A strong euro is the last thing Europe needs if currency war dawns

    01/16/2013 11:04:46 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 hour 14 minutes ago | By Simone Foxman
    Yesterday Jean-Claude Juncker, who presides over meetings of European finance ministers, complained that the euro’s value has become “dangerously high.” The comments took many by surprise; it’s when the currency has been strongest that investors have shown the most faith in the euro’s continued survival. The euro hit $1.34 on Monday—its highest value since February 2011. But ironically, this renewed faith in the euro currency comes at the worst possible time for the euro-zone economy. Although policymakers finally appear to be making a concerted slog towards union, the years of political turmoil have severely stunted investment in the euro zone,...
  • Obama Wants to Pick a Fight, Not Cut the Deficit

    01/16/2013 11:02:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama thinks the debate over raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling isn't the place or the time to be discussing runaway spending. Essentially, that was his message Monday in a full-court press assault on Republicans in Congress for having the temerity to suggest that before we raise the debt ceiling by another $2 trillion, maybe we should begin discussing how to reduce spending, how to shrink our monstrous national debt and how the government must begin living within its means. But with the government debt soaring toward nearly $19 trillion -- and likely to skyrocket to $25...
  • Some urge boycott of Eastern Sports show

    01/16/2013 11:01:26 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 17 replies
    Intelligencer Journal ^ | January 16, 2013 | P.J. Reilly
    Reaction to Reed Exhibitions' announcement Tuesday to ban so-called assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines from the upcoming Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg has been swift. Trop Gun Shop in Elizabethtown announced Wednesday that it is pulling out of the show scheduled for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex.
  • China sovereign wealth fund may cut US debt holdings

    01/16/2013 10:57:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 4:42pm
    China’s sovereign wealth fund, which has more than US$480 billion in assets, could cut holdings of US Treasury Bonds as they are becoming a less attractive investment, state media said on Tuesday. The Shanghai Securities News quoted Lou Jiwei, chairman of sovereign wealth fund manager China Investment Corporation (CIC), as telling a conference in Hong Kong on Monday that the US economic recovery had made other investments appealing. China has the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves and according to US government figures is the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries with US$1.16 trillion at the end of October last year,...
  • Would you support new laws to crack down on gun violence in the United States? (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    01/16/2013 10:53:47 AM PST · by rarestia · 32 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Staff
    Would you support new laws to crack down on gun violence in the United States? Yes(31%) No(47%) Only on assault weapons(22%)
  • Darby Rides Again

    01/16/2013 10:52:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They were not to be called Commandos. The Brits had dibs on that name. And they had earned it. Our special forces would train in Northern Ireland at the start of the Second World War, and while they might have British trainers and instructors, they'd have to be called something else. The brass would choose a name. They chose Rangers. This outfit would also need a commander. More than a commander -- a leader, one who understood that this special force would have to be, well, special. Its members would always take the offensive, springing on the enemy as if...
  • Where Is the Inflation?

    01/16/2013 10:48:17 AM PST · by arthurus · 58 replies
    16 January 201 ^ | Mark Thornton
    The basic notion that more money, i.e., inflation, causes higher prices, i.e., price inflation, is not a uniquely Austrian view. It is a very old and commonly held view by professional economists and is presented in nearly every textbook that I have examined. This common view is often labeled the quantity theory of money. Only economists with a Mercantilist or Keynesian ideology even challenge this view. However, only Austrians can explain the current dilemma: why hasn't the massive money printing by the central banks of the world resulted in higher prices.
  • US Confirms Americans Taken After Algeria Attack (SecDef Panetta: "Terrorist Attack"

    01/16/2013 10:47:03 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    AP via U.S. News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is condemning an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria and confirming that Americans are among those being held hostage. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters in Italy that Americans were among the hostages and called the incident a "terrorist attack."
  • Obama's 23 Executive Gun Control Actions (Here's the list for the high information voter)

    01/16/2013 10:46:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/16/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence. 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. 4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make...
  • DREAM TEAM: Michelle Fields + Allen West Hosting PJM's 'NextGeneration.TV'

    01/16/2013 10:45:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Check out the news anchor power-pose! Foxy blogger/journalist/libertarian commentator Michelle Fields and All-American hero Col Allen West have been brought together by Pajamas Media for a major new online project, the former US Congressman announced on Fox News' On the Record.  The new initiative -to be called NextGeneration.TV- is a reach-out to young conservatives/libertarians, sounds like a superb idea, and what a great paring: we need him out there fighting for us on the front lines -a fresh youth offensive is sorely needed on the right- and I've always said Michelle's going places: ______________________________________________________________ West: To have been the first black Republican member...
  • Where Was Secretary Clinton on 9/11/12?

    01/16/2013 10:40:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Next week, four months after terrorists killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will finally testify in congressional committees about what happened that day. Since Sept. 11, the Defense Department has released a timeline of that day, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has released a report, and a State Department "Accountability Review Board" set up by Clinton herself has published its own analysis. But the composite story derived from these sources raises more questions about Clinton's role on 9/11/12 than it answers. In fact, these sources cite no action at all personally taken by Clinton. Here...
  • Now It's Come To This (Please Read This)

    01/16/2013 10:39:46 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 124 replies
    Self/President | 1/16/2013
    I had to come on to FR and post the following discussion that just took place at lunch that I had with a law enforcement agent that I am currently working with and a general practitioner who happen to be dining at a booth next to ours. The television was on as the President was giving his speech about his 23 executive orders. When the discussion arrived about mental health and giving up personal information under the HIPPA act. The physician stated that if Americans read about Obamacare a year ago they would have seen that the foundation was clearly...
  • Jay Carney: NRA Ad “Repugnant And Cowardly” (Surprise! Carney's kids also attend Sidwell Friends!)

    01/16/2013 10:36:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/16/12 | EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney excoriated the National Rifle Association Wednesday for a TV ad released by the group that called President Obama an "elitist hypocrite" because his daughters have armed protection at school.
  • Illinois Republican party chair urges vote for gay ‘marriage’:GOP members call for resignation

    01/16/2013 10:34:06 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/16/2013 | JOHANNA DASTEEL
    After the chair of the Illinois state Republican Party called on his party’s state senators to cast votes for same-sex “marriage,” members of the GOP party leadership are calling for his resignation. Pat Brady defied the Republican Party’s platform when he started making lobbying calls to his party’s senators to change their position on same-sex “marriage.” Brady told The Daily Herald that he made the calls as a private citizen and not in his capacity as chairman, but members of party leadership are still outraged. “Pat Brady is a total disgrace,” said Bobbie Peterson, a Republican state central committeewoman from...
  • Sheriff Tells Joe Biden He'll Refuse To Enforce A Ban On Assault Weapons

    01/16/2013 10:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/16/2013 | Steven Dubois, Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff has sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying his department will not enforce any new gun laws it considers unconstitutional. Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, in his letter dated Monday, said politicians are "attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims" by supporting laws that would harm law-abiding Americans. The sheriff said he took an oath to support the Constitution, and laws preventing citizens from owning certain semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines would violate their rights. "We are Americans," Mueller wrote. "We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions...
  • Obama announces 23 exective actions, asks Congress to pass gun laws

    01/16/2013 10:31:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/16/13 | CNN's Dana Bash, CNN's Deirdre Walsh, CNN's Jason Hanna, CNN's Jessica Yellin
    President Barack Obama announces 23 executive actions on gun control, separately asks Congress to pass gun-control laws Obama asks Congress to pass laws that would: require background checks on all gun sales; restore a ban on "military-style assault weapons"; ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds; and toughen penalties on people who sell guns to those who can't have them Below are the latest updates as they come to us. Also, you can read our full story. [Updated at 12:43 p.m. ET] Senate Democratic leadership sources tell CNN that passing any new legislation will be extremely difficult...
  • Zingermans Inauguration Barack-Y Road Gelato

    01/16/2013 10:30:43 AM PST · by JayGalt · 6 replies
    Email Newsletter ^ | 1/16/13 | Zingermans
    Inauguration Gelato! Celebrate democracy and flavor at the same time. Barack-Y Road Gelato Gift Box Special for the inauguration!
  • Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

    01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well: Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious...
  • Moody's Now Has Negative Outlook for All U.S. Universities

    01/16/2013 10:26:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | January 16, 2013 | Staff
    Moody's Investors Service now has a negative outlook for the entire U.S. higher education sector, the rating agency said on Wednesday, citing "mounting fiscal pressure on all key university revenue sources." Since 2009, Moody's had had a stable outlook for market-leading, research-driven colleges and universities and a negative outlook for the rest of the higher education sector. "The U.S. higher education sector has hit a critical juncture in the evolution of its business model," said Eva Bogaty, Moody's assistant vice president, in a statement. "Even market-leading universities with diversified revenue streams are facing diminished prospects for revenue growth." The agency...
  • Obama to Put More 'Counselors' in Schools

    01/16/2013 10:24:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama will put more "counselors" in school to help thwart gun violence. According to a background briefer provided by the White House, Obama hopes to add an additional 1,000 "school resource officers and counselors." From the White House's document: PUT UP TO 1,000 MORE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS AND HELP SCHOOLS INVEST IN SAFETY: Putting school resource officers and mental health professionals in schools can help prevent school crime and student-on-student violence. School resource officers are specially trained police officers that work in schools. When equipped with proper training and supported by evidence-based school discipline...
  • Whole Foods CEO says Obama healthcare law is 'more like fascism'

    01/16/2013 10:24:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The CEO of Whole Foods Market said President Obama's healthcare law is more like "fascism" than "socialism," a parallel he drew in 2009, to some backlash. John Mackey made the remark in an interview Wednesday with NPR. "Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," Mackey said of the Affordable Care Act. "Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn't own the means of production, but they do control it, and that's what's happening with our healthcare programs and these reforms." The term "fascism" was first used to describe the right-wing regime of Italian leader...
  • Albanian Muslims Terrorize Serbian Christians

    01/16/2013 10:24:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 15, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    More of the poisonous fruit of Clinton's war against the Christians in Serbia: Albanians Find a Church They Forgot to Destroy — in Serbia Proper; Erect Monument to Terrorists in Presevo and Threaten War if Serbia Removes it; Keep Serbs out of Church on Orthodox Christmas Posted by Julia Gorin ..............Snip............. Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia…Mother Paraskeva (62 years old)…[said] “…Albanians from Kosovo were organized with the intention of coming to destroy the Serbian monasteries in this area…Last year on Good Friday they attacked me…’ The Monastery of the Assumption of...
  • Massachusetts proposes gas tax hike among new taxes, fees for transportation huge new taxes

    01/16/2013 10:21:17 AM PST · by edcoil · 21 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | 1-16-2013 | Galen Moore
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday laid tax and fee increases and new taxes on the table, including more than doubling the state's gas tax. Raising the gas tax from 21 cents to 51 cents per gallon Raising the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 7.75 percent Raising the state income tax to 5.66 percent from 5.25 percent Levying a vehicle miles-traveled tax at 2.4 cents per mile New, emissions-based vehicle title and registration fees could raise $175 million A payroll tax on workers in regions with transit service could raise $140 million to $207 million
  • Republicans take note: Don't sell us out on protecting the 2nd Amendment or you'll be sorry

    01/16/2013 10:10:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/16/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The Republicans in Congress look like they are about to sell us out on the question of protecting the Second Amendment. The way they took a dive on the “fiscal cliff” gives us an idea of what they will probably do when confronted with Barack Obama’s fearsome attacks on gun ownership. They won’t listen to us. They will jump as high as the media and Obama tells them to and count themselves lucky if they aren’t singled out as a Hillbilly and an ogre for opposing “common sense” gun control. According to a newly released report, based on the results...
  • What's The One Thing Lance Armstrong And President Obama Have In Common?

    01/16/2013 10:09:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • A Gun Ban That Misfired: What I saw as a prosecutor in D.C., makes me wary of strict firearms laws

    01/16/2013 10:09:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/16/2013 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    In the wake of the horrific elementary-school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month, many Americans, desperate to do something in response, have decided that much stricter gun control is the answer. Democrats have proposed reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed legislation that would even restrict the use of some semiautomatic handguns. As a former prosecutor in Washington, D.C., who enforced firearms and ammunition cases while a severe local gun ban was still in effect, I am skeptical of the benefits that many imagine will result from additional gun-control efforts. I dislike guns, but I...
  • VCDL VA-ALERT: IMPORTANT: Gun bills moving on Thursday! (1/17/2013 in VA General Assembly)

    01/16/2013 10:07:48 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | January 16, 2013 | Philip VanCleave
    From: VCDL President [mailto:president@vcdl.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:41 AM To: xxxxxxxx Subject: VA-ALERT: IMPORTANT: Gun bills moving on Thursday! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Not yet a VCDL member? Join VCDL at: http://www.vcdl.org/join.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- VCDL's meeting schedule: http://www.vcdl.org/meetings.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Abbreviations used in VA-ALERT: http://www.vcdl.org/help/abbr.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- MARK YOUR CALENDARS Some important pro-gun and anti-gun bills are being heard in subcommittee THURSDAY, January 17th at 5 PM! The most important pro-gun bill of the session (Delegate Marshall's bill to allow teachers and others to be armed - HB 1557) will be heard, as will some anti-gun bills. Let's get a big turnout to support...
  • White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

    01/16/2013 10:06:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Jan 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from the pro-gun lobby. The video calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA released the video ahead of Obama's announcement Wednesday of proposals for curbing the nation's gun violence....
  • Gov. Heineman proposes an end to all corporate and income taxes in Nebraska (Follows Jindal's lead)

    01/16/2013 10:05:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The metastasizing federal government may be in the process of doing anything and everything it can to stamp out the competitive virtues of federalism, but many states currently have Republican governors at the helm, even if they are conservatives of varying stripes — but state governments are going to be pretty much the only mitigating factor any of us can hope to have from the top-down economic wrath of a second Obama term. Even if we do have to deal with more mind-numbingly idiotic and intellectually deceitful proposals about how "asking the wealthy to pay a little more" will somehow...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/16/2013 10:05:17 AM PST · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    1/16/13 | Hiskid
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4)
  • A Call To Arms: We Will NOT Obey

    01/16/2013 10:02:32 AM PST · by TrueKnightGalahad · 29 replies
    Self | 16 January 2013 | TrueKnightGalahad
    APOLOGIA: I intended to post this as a comment to another post, but reconsidered and decided to post what follows on my own. I hope that Jim and the rest of the Merry Bande of Freepers will pardon the creation of a vanity thread, though vanity has nothing to do with it. I hope to foment discussion on this issue…and, perhaps, revolution. We Will NOT Obey! This sordid, criminal administration is forcing its version of change, of transforming the essence of America, down our unwilling throats. In conscience, by all that we hold dear about this grand experiment in freedom...
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary's "Got Time To Have Three More Husbands" (Watch Video)

    01/16/2013 9:59:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/16/2013
    BILL CLINTON: She's always been very, very healthy and she has very low blood pressure, very low standing heartbeat. I tell her that, you know, she's still got time to have three more husbands after me. So, I think she'll live to be 120. And I always know that she's thinking about that whenever I'm, you know, stubborn about something, in her constant quest at my self- improvement. She refers to me as her first husband. Because I told her once she's going to live to be 120 and have time for plenty more. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • 25 Dogs in Snow

    01/16/2013 9:57:01 AM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    Just like humans, some dogs are lovers of the snow; some are decidedly not.
  • Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.

    01/16/2013 9:54:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Bob Barr
    New York’s penal code makes it a felony to practice medicine without a license. I suspect, however, that one potential defendant who is proposing to do just that, will escape prosecution. Meet “Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg never attended medical school, did not complete a hospital residency, and never has been admitted to the medical profession. Yet this public official – whose ire in recent years has targeted firearms, salt content, fatty foods, and large-sized soft drinks – is now moving to dictate how doctors should be allowed to issue prescription drugs for their patients. Bloomberg’s...
  • Obama: Doctors Should Ask About Guns in Homes

    01/16/2013 9:53:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 110 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 11:58 AM | Jim Meyers
    You’re visiting your doctor because you have flu symptoms. After checking your heart, pulse and other vital signs, your doctor turns to you and asks, “By the way, the federal government has authorized me to ask you, What type and how many guns do you have in your home?” Sounds like George Orwell’s “1984”? Wrong. It’s 2013. And if President Barack Obama gets his way by executive order, doctors across the country could play a key role in his new gun control initiative. On Wednesday morning, Obama released a sweeping 23 executive actions and orders he will take to limit...
  • Obama Needs A "Pair" of These! Barry, Not Moochelle!

    01/16/2013 9:52:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s always for the children isn’t it? I’ll get to that in a New York minute. First,this important announcement for all of you MODs and the MOLs who love them(snip)Junk Jeans for men, “Because men aren’t flat, so why are their jeans?”           Just when you begin to think that America isn’t great anymore,along comes a great invention like this to quiet your inner skeptic:jeans with built in gussets to accommodate men’s,uh, anatomy.I forecast an immediate success for this obvious (although not always flattering) invention.I even have suggestions for celebrity endorsements(snip)   Packin’ MO than you know! Or how...
  • Guardiola to Manage Bayern Munich

    01/16/2013 9:52:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    wsj.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | JOSHUA ROBINSON
    Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday that Pep Guardiola has signed a three-year contract to become the German club's new manager, starting in July. The announcement put an end to the biggest managerial chase in soccer, as several major European clubs had reportedly courted him during his one-year sabbatical from the game. "We are very pleased that we have succeeded in bringing Pep Guardiola, who was courted by many famous clubs, to Bayern," said the club's chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world and we are sure that he can bring a...
  • Netanyahu hits back at Obama: I know what's best for Israel

    01/16/2013 9:51:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/16/13 | Herb Keinon
    A day after US president quoted as saying Israel under Netanyahu "doesn't know what its own best interests are," PM visits Gaza border, says over last 4 years Israel has stood up to strong pressure and will continue to do so. A day after US columnist Jeffrey Goldberg quoted US President Barack Obama as saying that Israel under Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not know what is in its own best interest, Netanyahu visited the Gaza border Wednesday, was told that December was the quietest month in the last 12 years, and essentially replied to Obama: "Yes I do." "I...
  • Obama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With Guns

    01/16/2013 9:49:53 AM PST · by illiac · 87 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/13 | Daniel Halper
    According to a background briefer provided by the White House, President Barack Obama is asking doctors to help deal with guns. Here's the relevant passage: PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROTECT THEIR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE: We should never ask doctors and other health care providers to turn a blind eye to the risks posed by guns in the wrong hands. ď‚· Clarify that no federal law prevents health care providers from warning law enforcement authorities about threats of violence: Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of...
  • Gun stocks rise as gun control push launched

    01/16/2013 9:41:45 AM PST · by illiac · 15 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 1/16/13 | Chirstopher Noble
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of gunmakers Sturm Ruger & Co. /quotes/zigman/242215/quotes/nls/rgr RGR +4.02% and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. /quotes/zigman/87396/quotes/nls/swhc SWHC +3.32% rose on Wednesday after President Barack Obama announced a series of gun control steps. Ruger shares were up 3.5% at $49.67 and Smith & Wesson rose 3.8% to $8.75 as Obama laid out the measures. The push for greater gun control follows the massacre last month of children and staff at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn
  • Republicans push alternative to default in debt-ceiling battle

    01/16/2013 9:36:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 01/16/2013 | Kim Dixon and Rachelle Younglai
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers are preparing to introduce legislation to direct the U.S. Treasury to make interest payments on U.S. bonds first and then prioritize other government outlays in case Congress does not raise the debt ceiling. Supporters of the idea see it as a politically palatable alternative to default, which could rattle markets as occurred in the summer of 2011. The likelihood of another market-unsettling event is challenging Republicans to find another idea as they use the debt ceiling as leverage to extract spending cuts from President Barack Obama. But critics, including some Republicans, say prioritizing payments is...