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  • Most of the Arrested Anti-Right-to-Work Protesters Have SEIU 'Dues Skim' Connections

    01/18/2013 7:03:27 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/17/2013 | Jack Spencer
    Seven of the eight people facing felony charges for their alleged actions on Dec.6 at the State Capitol are affiliated with the SEIU Healthcare Michigan union. That's the union that has taken more than $33 million from home-based caregivers in Michigan. One of the people arrested, Joshua Kersting, is the son of SEIU Healthcare Michigan President Marge Faville. Kersting's current status at SEIU Healthcare Michigan is unclear. He previously was employed by the union over which Faville presides, but apparently was transferred to a different Service Employees International Union (SEIU) affiliate a while back after his mother was accused of...
  • Anti-Gun Control Rallies Scheduled for State Capitols Nationwide

    01/18/2013 7:01:43 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/18/2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    A group called Gun Control = More Crime is planning anti-gun control rallies at state capitol buildings across the nation. The event, being billed "Guns Across America," is scheduled for tomorrow, January 19. "This is going to be a peaceful picketing protest against ANY, AND ALL future gun legislation," writes Eric, the group's founder, in a Facebook post. "This is our chance to reach out to our elected officials, and tell them NO NEW GUN LAWS! 'Guns Across America' is being tailored to happen in every states capital city**, at their capital building. The theory behind doing this event on...
  • Liberalism Brings Slavery When It Confuses License with Liberty

    01/18/2013 6:58:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/17/13 | Anthony Esolen
    In my latest essays I’ve noted that there cannot be a “social teaching” unless we know what a society is. Pope Leo XIII, in his many social encyclicals, expresses the constant wisdom of the Church when he affirms the reality of society—neither a numerical aggregate nor a collective—and when he sees this reality as rooted in man’s nature, created by God. For it is God, writes Leo in Libertas praestanstissimum (1888), “who has made man for society, and has placed him in the company of others like himself, so that what was wanting to his nature, and beyond his attainment...
  • Attackers throw acid on director of hailed Russian ballet company

    01/18/2013 6:56:42 AM PST · by PilotDave · 22 replies
    myrtle beach online ^ | Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Nataliya Vasilyeva and Lynn Berry
    A masked assailant threw acid at the artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theater ballet troupe, an attack that Bolshoi representatives said may cause him to lose his eyesight and appeared to be linked to power struggles at the famed ballet company. “What happened with Sergei Filin was not accidental,” Ratmansky, now an artist-in-residence at the American Ballet Theater, posted on his Facebook page. “The Bolshoi has many ills. It's a disgusting cesspool, of those developing friendships with the artists, the speculators and scalpers, the half-crazy fans, ready to bite the throats of the rivals of their favorites, the cynical hackers,...
  • Photos: Obama's face all over the place (Truly barf-worthy)

    01/18/2013 6:55:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2013
    President Barack Obama has become an icon across the United States and the world. His likeness can be found all over the globe on T-shirts, banners and even lattes.
  • Sandy Hook: Obama's Latest Crisis To Exploit

    01/18/2013 6:49:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Liberals have an uncanny knack for designing solutions that do not address the problem at hand, and they're doing it again in their current effort to use the Sandy Hook shootings as fodder for promoting stringent gun control measures. It's as if President Obama and his fellow travelers lie in wait for the unfolding of big events that they can use to incite the public's passions and thereby gain popular support for otherwise unpopular government action. Liberals aren't just exploiting Sandy Hook to promote their unpopular gun agenda; some are now invoking false charges of racism to aid their...
  • Bishop in Mali Says His Flock Are in Hiding

    01/18/2013 6:48:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/17/13 | Jonathan Luxmoore
    A Catholic bishop in war-torn Mali whose diocese lies in the path of Islamic insurgents said “people are hiding in their homes, unable to venture out”. Bishop Augustin Traore of Segou, Mali, told the American Catholic News Service by telephone: “Although our churches are still intact, people are becoming afraid to enter them. Our entire Catholic culture will clearly be in danger if this conflict drags on. “Until the havoc caused by the French bombing ends and the hostilities cease, no one will be in a position to know what has happened,” he said after noting that the country’s churches...
  • I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too (Australian former prime minister confiscated 700,000 guns)

    01/18/2013 6:46:02 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 122 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/16/2013 | John Howard
    SYDNEY, Australia -- It is for Americans and their elected representatives to determine the right response to President Obama’s proposals on gun control. I wouldn’t presume to lecture Americans on the subject. I can, however, describe what I, as prime minister of Australia, did to curb gun violence following a horrific massacre 17 years ago in the hope that it will contribute constructively to the debate in the United States. I was elected prime minister in early 1996, leading a center-right coalition. Virtually every nonurban electoral district in the country — where gun ownership was higher than elsewhere — sent...
  • (Vanity) ATTN NE state senator Kitner stop Agenda 21 in Nebraska!!!

    01/18/2013 6:45:10 AM PST · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Kathy Carlow | 1/18/2012 | Kolath
    HELP SPREAD THE WORD...STOP AGENDA 21 IN NEBRASKA!!!! Senator Bill Kintner from Papillion has submitted a bill modeled after Alabama's state law to ban Agenda 21 in Nebraska! He needs our support to know that the conservatives are behind him - if you haven't yet emailed, called, or written him a personal note, would you please take a minute to do that? He needs to hear from ALL of us by Friday to know that we are out there and are grateful for his interest in this issue! THANKS A BUNCH!!! :) Senator Bill Kintner 402-471-2613 email: address: State...
  • Vatican to Enlist Christian All-Stars to Help Scandal-Ridden Sports [Tebow, Lin]

    01/18/2013 6:44:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 1/16/13 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an effort to flex its moral muscle in the professional sports arena, the Vatican has invited top-tier Christian athletes Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin to help bring ethical values back to a scandal-ridden world of sports. The Pontifical Council for Culture is planning to host an international conference on re-instilling values in sports this spring, inviting representatives from top world governing bodies like FIFA (the International Federation of Association Football), the International Cycling Union and the Italian National Olympic Committee. Msgr. Melchor Sanchez de Toca Alameda, head of the council's "Culture and Sport" section, told...
  • Colo. Civil Unions Bill Could Endanger Catholic Child Services

    01/18/2013 6:40:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/18/13 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Jan 18, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A new version of a proposed Colorado civil unions bill has dropped provisions that protect agencies from being forced to place children with same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples – a change that could put at risk Catholic Charities' adoption and foster care services in the state. Jennifer Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, told CNA Jan. 16 that there have been “significant” changes to the bill from last year’s version, which failed to pass. If the legislation passes this year, civil unions for two people of any sex would...
  • 11 States Getting $1.5B to Set Up Obamacare Exchanges, But Half the States Won’t Do It

    01/18/2013 6:30:39 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1-18-2013 | Susan Jones
    ( - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is giving another $1.5 Billion in taxpayer money to eleven states to build their new health insurance exchanges. But it appears that half the states will let the federal government do it for them. The “Exchange Establishment Grants” announced on Thursday will go to California, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Vermont. “These states are working to implement the health care law, and we continue to support them as they build new affordable insurance marketplaces,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Starting in 2014, Americans in all states...
  • ‘Second Amendment Was Passed to Protect Slavery’ (Major hurl alert)

    01/18/2013 6:30:03 AM PST · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Your Black World ^ | 01/17/2013 | Your Black World
    . . . . On Hartmann’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, he said, “But I want to tell you something you don’t know about the Second Amendment ,something that’s been lost in the pages of history – that is very crucial to informing today’s current gun debate. And that’s this: The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says ‘State’ instead of ‘Country,’ was to preserve the Slave Patrol Militias in the Southern States, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that…and we all...
  • Who's a Coward?

    01/18/2013 6:28:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Who said this about a world leader: He's a "political coward -- an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise"? Was it perhaps John Boehner describing Barack Obama? No, though the shoe would certainly fit. It was Barack Obama describing Binyamin Netanyahu. This insight into Obama's views comes from an interview with the Atlantic Magazine's Jeffrey Goldberg. Let's pause for second to consider the gall. Mr. Obama knows full well that the United States confronts an unavoidable debt crisis if our government does not reform entitlements. Rather than...
  • Up to twelve Britains "dead or injured" in oil plant hostage crisis

    01/18/2013 6:23:13 AM PST · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 17, 2012 | By Tim Shipman, David Williams, Martin Robinson and Matt Chorley
    PM says in Commons statement the crisis is still 'ongoing' and the giant BP compound is not secure(snip) David Cameron revealed that 'less than 30' British workers are unaccounted for as he gave terrifying details of the 'ongoing' hostage crisis in the Saharan desert. It is now understood that 12 Britons are among the casualties.(snip) Algerian sources said this afternoon 573 of total 650 hostages now free, including 77 of 132 foreign nationals, meaning the whereabouts of 55 foreigners are still unknown.
  • Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Bed Bath & Beyond Stabbing (NJ; Perp photo at link...)

    01/18/2013 6:22:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Middletown Patch ^ | 1/18/19 | Christina Johnson
    Update, 7 a.m.: WCBS identified the victim as Kerri Dalton and said her lungs were punctured during the attack. The report lists her in stable condition. -- Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, of Middletown is being held at the county jail on $1 million bail after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Haynes allegedly stabbed a 29-year old Keansburg woman inside the Bed Bath & Beyond store at 1515 Route 35, at Harmony Road on Thursday.
  • John Boehner is just a kid


    01/18/2013 6:17:30 AM PST · by shortstop · 13 replies ^ | 01/18/13 | bob Lonsberry
    This is about the spirit of the law, and the letter of the law. Namely, some early thoughts on how to obey the letter of the Cuomo gun ban while simultaneously spitting in the face of the spirit of the law and confounding it at every turn. The first step is realizing what the people behind this law are really after. The claim that it is a response to the attack at Sandy Hook elementary school is, of course, dishonest. This isn’t about protecting children, it is about exploiting them, and their murder, to advance the political agenda of the...
  • Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

    01/18/2013 6:13:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend, That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob. But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues." When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets. When Colin Powell was on "Meet...
  • Liberals have no shame at all

    01/18/2013 6:00:11 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the world of “reality TV politics” — or maybe the right word is unreality. Call it “Liberals Unleashed — 2013!” As hungry for your cash as a “Walking Dead” zombie, as math-challenged as Honey Boo Boo’s mom in a dollar store, and as self-serving as the worst “Bridezilla.” After six years of exploding state spending and steady tax hikes, is Gov. Deval Patrick even a little embarrassed about pushing a $2.8 billion-per-year income and business tax increase? Not a bit. President Obama, having jacked up the debt by almost 60 percent in just four years announces it’s time...
  • Pro-Life Group Warns About Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood Ties

    01/18/2013 5:53:57 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    A state pro-life group in Missouri is warning pro-life advocates to be careful of the connections between the Girl Scouts organization and the largest abortion business in the nation.For years, pro-life groups have exposed the links between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. Now, Missouri Right to Life says that link bears more attention as pro-life citizens across the country have become increasingly concerned about the connections.“After careful examination and consideration, the board of Missouri Right to Life has voted to issue the following policy statement,” Missouri Right to Life tells LifeNews. “Because Girl Scouts USA promotes, both directly and...
  • Obama’s Psycho Job Phobia

    01/18/2013 5:52:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Ransom
    Good news everyone: Jobless claims on a weekly basis fell to a five-year low according to the Labor Department. Bad news everyone: Yet still more people remain jobless. And why is that? Because Obama doesn’t care about jobs. When you reckon out the newest jobless figures using the Obama’s best calculus, the weekly decline doesn’t mean that fewer people are unemployed. That would be asking way too much from an administration that seems phobic about private-sector job creation. “Applications for jobless benefits decreased by 37,000 to 335,000 in the week ended Jan. 12, the lowest level since the period ended...
  • Fast and Furious Gun Found at Murder Scene Was Purchased By Embattled ATF Supervisor

    01/18/2013 5:46:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | By Katie Pavlich
    January 18, 2013 Fast and Furious Gun Found at Murder Scene Was Purchased By Embattled ATF Supervisor By Katie Pavlich 12/19/2012 A Fast and Furious gun found at the murder scene of Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores, appears to have been purchased by embattled ATF supervisor George Gillett. Flores was used as a human shield before she was shot and killed by Mexican cartels during a shootout with the Mexican military. According to documents obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley, it appears Gillett purchased a number of different firearms at a gun dealership in Phoenix as part of Operation Fast...
  • In a rare move, lay woman named as co-director of (Atlanta) diaconate formation

    01/18/2013 5:45:07 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 17, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From the Georgia Bulletin in Atlanta: New formation leaders are overseeing the growing permanent diaconate in the Atlanta Archdiocese. And in a rare appointment, a woman now shares the responsibility for shaping the future deacons.Penny Simmons, a retired bank executive and spiritual director in the deacon formation program, is one of the few women across the country to lead a formation program.Simmons will team with Deacon Jose Espinosa to share the duties of the permanent diaconate formation.The way Simmons sees it, deacons are going to minister to women and men, so why not have a woman in leadership in the...

    01/18/2013 5:43:31 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 8 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | AWD
  • Vatican preparing guide for priests on how to celebrate Mass

    01/18/2013 5:39:30 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 16, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    This could have interesting ramifications, judging from the comments below. From Zenit: The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is preparing a booklet to help priests celebrate the Mass properly and the faithful to participate better, according to the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.Cardinal Antonio Cañizares confirmed this Tuesday at an address at the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See on “Catholic Liturgy since Vatican II: Continuity and Evolution.”“We are preparing it; it will help to celebrate well and to participate well. I hope it will come out this year, in the summer,” the...
  • BULLET POINT- from Big Sis

    01/18/2013 5:38:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You didn't hear about all that...?
  • Neo-Communism Out of the Closet

    01/18/2013 5:25:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-17-2013 | David Horowitz - Review & Commentary
    January 17, 2013 Neo-Communism Out of the Closet by David Horowitz Oliver StoneÂ’s Untold History of the United States is a ludicrous encapsulation of the KremlinÂ’s view of the Cold War, amplified by the Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, Hamas version of the post-Communist decades. Indeed, America is portrayed by the Stone-Kuznick author-team as such an evil force in the events of the last 75 years, they evoke overt sympathy for the Germans and the Japanese during World War II, as well as for Stalin himself, and then for really any self-declared enemy of the United States,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/18/13)[Prayer]

    01/18/2013 5:18:55 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/18/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Rose of Sharon, Lily of the ValleySong Of Songs 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys.
  • Richard Lugar Loses GOP Indiana Senate Primary by Landslide

    01/18/2013 4:53:47 AM PST · by RC one · 110 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2012 10:52 PM EDT | Lloyd Grove
    The 36-year Senate veteran is trounced by Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, whose business and Tea Party backers spent $2.7 million to defeat a once-powerful pol they portrayed as out of touch.That cracking, thudding sound emanating from Indiana on primary night Tuesday was the crumbling of a Washington institution, punctuated by muffled shrieks of terror from incumbent office-holders everywhere.Republican Sen. Richard Lugar—a towering figure in the national-security, arms-control, and foreign-policy realms who six years ago was so popular in his home state that local Democrats didn’t bother to field an opponent—lost his bid for a seventh term to a lesser-known,...
  • Lance Armstrong - A Lesson In The Futility Of Sports Royalty

    01/18/2013 4:52:21 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 34 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/18/13 | LD Jackson
    For today's post, I want to depart from the normal news and political chatter we normally discuss and focus on something that I believe is travesty, both in America and across the world. For decades, Lance Armstrong has been the epitome of toughness and grit in the world of sports. He managed to beat cancer, no small feat there, and then came back to win the Tour de France seven years running. He was heralded as a superstar and he became a millionaire because of his victories and the resulting endorsements. All of this took place amidst accusations of doping....
  • Krugman: The Dwindling Deficit

    01/18/2013 4:51:24 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 1-17-2013 | Paul Krugman
    It’s hard to turn on your TV or read an editorial page these days without encountering someone declaring, with an air of great seriousness, that excessive spending and the resulting budget deficit is our biggest problem. Such declarations are rarely accompanied by any argument about why we should believe this; it’s supposed to be part of what everyone knows. This is, however, a case in which what everyone knows just ain’t so. The budget deficit isn’t our biggest problem, by a long shot. Furthermore, it’s a problem that is already, to a large degree, solved. The medium-term budget outlook isn’t...

    01/18/2013 4:49:51 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 149 replies
    The Next 10 Years Are Going To Be Mind-BlowingWe are living in an extremely exciting time in terms of science and technology. Things that have always been considered science fiction are becoming normal day-to-day components of our lives. And while we have been seeing invention after breakthrough over and over in the last couple of decades, this next ten years is going to blow everything else out of the water.The awesome thing about all these scientific discoveries it that they create technology that allows us to make more breakthroughs even faster. Our ability to innovate is increasing exponentially as the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 18, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/18/2013 4:48:52 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/18/13 | Joel Osteen
    Listen to Your Heart Today's Scripture “The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.” (Proverbs 16:23, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria The scripture tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. God Himself spoke the worlds into existence by the creative power of words. Think about that for a moment — you can bless your future with your words, or you can curse it. There are many influences over our words. In the heat of the moment, we can let our emotions tell us what to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 18, 2013]

    01/18/2013 4:48:03 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    “It Is the Lord!” "Thomas answered and said to Him, ’My Lord and my God!’" —John 20:28 Jesus said to her, ’Give Me a drink’ ” (John 4:7). How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying Him! We should be pouring out our lives, investing our total beings, not drawing on Him to satisfy us. “You shall be witnesses to Me . . .” (Acts 1:8). That means lives of pure, uncompromising, and unrestrained devotion to the Lord Jesus, which will be satisfying to Him wherever He may send us.Beware...
  • POLITICO interview: Piers Morgan (Barf Warning)

    01/18/2013 4:46:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | January 18,2013 | Dylan Byers
    To Piers Morgan, the answer is simple: pro-gun advocate and conservative radio show host Alex Jones was the best guest he ever had.
  • Anti-American Asians Don't Speak for Me

    01/18/2013 4:45:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars. Last week, The Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being "the most corrupt country in the world." The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist...
  • Word of the Day, FRiday, January 18, 2013 - Farrago

    01/18/2013 4:38:50 AM PST · by tioga · 69 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    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”. FarragoNoun An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: "their special farrago of resentments" (William Safire). Plural - farragoes 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 on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE...
  • My Answer to a Question My Daughter-in-Law Asked: What Can Done to Reduce Gun Violence

    01/18/2013 4:36:29 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 62 replies
    My daughter-in-law asked me a question today. She asked me: So I'm curious- COMPLETELY disregarding Obama, terrorism, muslims, etc- what do you think would be a solid solution to reduce gun violence? This is my answer. It's long, but I hope you take the time to read it. This is going to be a very difficult question to answer, mainly because there are no simple answers. But one thing is certain: guns, and the availability of them, are not the problem. I’m going to reach into the Bible tonight because the only answer(s) I can give you are found in...
  • Shameful: WH Posts Videos of Kids Advocating Gun Control

    01/18/2013 4:31:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Obama administration has taken exploiting children to a new low. On Thursday, the White House posted four YouTube videos of children reading letters to the president about finding a solution to the gun violence problem (the same kids sitting behind him on Wednesday). In Hinna’s video, for example, she says, “Can we stop using guns? I think if there are no guns on the street no one could get hurt. Bullets don’t have eyes, it can hurt anyone. I’m really scared of guns and criminals around the world. I love my country and I want everyone to be happy...
  • Gun grabbers make me nervous.

    01/18/2013 4:25:16 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 1/17/2013 | Moneyrunner
    I’m a peaceful, law abiding citizen. I’ve never so much as thrown a punch in a fist fight. Don’t have temper tantrums, not much of a sports fan. Never played football, baseball soccer, or hockey. Batted a few tennis balls around in high school, and that’s not false modesty; I considered it a great accomplishment if when I got the ball over the net. As a sportsman, I was a great reader. But I loved to shoot. I practiced marksmanship in my high school indoor range with the school’s .22 rifles. I saved up and got one of my own,...
  • Orders Issued to Seize Citizen's Guns (My title - flashback April 18, 1775)

    01/18/2013 4:21:37 AM PST · by abb · 32 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | April 18, 1775 | General Thomas Gage
    Orders from General Thomas Gage to Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot General Thomas Gage April 18, 1775 Boston, Massachusetts Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot, Sir, Having received intelligence, that a quantity of Ammunition, Provisions, Artillery, Tents and small Arms, have been collected at Concord, for the Avowed Purpose of raising and supporting a Rebellion against His Majesty, you will March with a Corps of Grenadiers and Light Infantry, put under your Command, with the utmost expedition and Secrecy to Concord, where you will seize and distroy all Artillery, Ammunition, Provisions, Tents, Small Arms, and all Military Stores whatever....

    01/18/2013 4:21:07 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/18/43 | James MacDonald, Grant Parr, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • At Notre Dame, a fake tragedy gets more tears than a real one

    01/18/2013 4:14:45 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Melinda Henneberger
    So many tears for a fake dead girl, but none for a real one. The death of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s beautiful, brave girlfriend Lennay Kekua — widely reported by Sports Illustrated, CBS and many other media outlets — was all either an elaborate hoax or worse. And in response, my alma mater held the kind of emotional news conference for the fake dead girl they never held for the real one, Lizzy Seeberg.
  • Israel’s center-left parties fail to unite

    01/18/2013 4:12:53 AM PST · by Evil Slayer
    JERUSALEM — Less than a week before Israel’s parliamentary elections, a fractured array of centrist parties has failed to join forces and offer a coherent alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Divided by personal rivalries and the lack of a shared agenda, Netanyahu’s centrist challengers remain at odds, and two have even signaled more readiness to join a future coalition under his leadership than unite with each other. While Netanyahu has focused on what he portrays as his ability to defend Israel militarily and diplomatically, his centrist opponents are trying to steer the campaign to other issues, targeting potential voters...
  • Gun Bills Posted – Take Action (State of Virginia)

    01/18/2013 4:06:26 AM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Red State Virginia ^ | 1/14/2013 | Kurt Feigel
    The VCDL just sent out the list of gun bills that have hit the General Assembly. Time to take action. I refuse to be disarmed. You should too. If you want to cower in the corner then by all means do so. Just keep your mouth shut while some of us deal with the threats facing this nation!
  • On TCM Saturday: Ronald Reagan in "Smashing The Money Ring"

    01/18/2013 4:05:33 AM PST · by opineapple · 1 replies
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Margot Stevenson, Eddie Foy Jr. Agent Brass Bancroft and partner nab prison counterfeiters for the Secret Service. Drama, Mystery/Crime 1939 Smashing The Money Ring, TCM
  • Obama Playing Chicken with American Men

    01/18/2013 4:00:59 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/18/13 | Daren Jonescu
    The Obama administration's current warpath against so-called "gun violence" -- which is Newspeak for non-violence committed by non-criminals with their non-illegal private property -- is a brazen challenge to America's manhood. The progressives have apparently decided that this is the moment when they can play their ultimate authoritarian hand, and let the chips fall where they may. They believe, in other words, that this is the moment when they may be able to break America at last, one way or another. Through Obama's forceful, smug insistence on taking action in defiance of Congress, along with the aggressive urging to do...
  • If a Catholic Marries a Non-Christian, How is it a Sacrament?

    01/18/2013 3:57:43 AM PST · by Weiss White · 54 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: An unbaptized person can’t receive any of the other sacraments unless he gets baptized first, right? So how is it possible for a Catholic to marry a non-Christian in a Catholic ceremony? I don’t see how the non-Christian spouse can be receiving the sacrament of matrimony, if he’s never received the sacrament of baptism! Is the marriage a sacrament for the Catholic but not for the non-Christian? How does this work? –Ashley A: It’s a very astute observation! By thinking it through logically, Ashley has spotted a genuine theological/canonical quandary.
  • Let's Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 3:56:26 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 11 replies ^ | 01/18/2013 | Jack Cashill
    <p>In the last 24 hours, the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o's life more completely than they did President Barack Obama's in the last eight years. And that is shameful -- on both counts. The crux of the Te'o story, of course, is whether Te'o conspired to fabricate his seemingly tragic relationship with imaginary girlfriend Lennay Kekua or whether he is a victim of a cruel hoax. Much is at stake -- or so we are told. If Te'o proves to be a willing participant in a hoax, NFL scouts will question his character and downgrade his stock in the upcoming NFL draft. For those who care, Deadspin has some excellent reporting on this story -- better reporting, in fact, than anyone in the major media has done on that other Hawaiian fabricator of girlfriends, Barack Obama. Although I and others in the blogosphere had made the case early on that the girlfriends Obama wrote about in his memoir Dreams from My Father were not real, the major media ran from the story. To see how far and fast they ran, please check out my AT articles on the subject: "What Does 'Composite Girl' Tell Us About Obama" and "Did Maraniss Commit Fraud to Protect Obama." The Deadspin reporters rightly chastise a "compliant press" for buying into "Notre Dame's mythmaking," but in the press's defense, who would think it necessary to vet a linebacker? There is no excuse for how our media have failed to vet the president.</p>