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  • Obama’s speech lauds government, dismisses opponents

    01/21/2013 11:21:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s second inauguration speech promised a sharply ideological second term where the “the people” will use government to accomplish the tasks that he declared cannot be accomplished by individuals. “No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores,” he declared in a 2,103-word speech that included numerous campaign-style jabs at his political opponents. “Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one...
  • Yes, Virginia, there really is a Free Lunch

    01/21/2013 11:20:29 AM PST · by Pete · 7 replies
    29thday.org ^ | 1/21/2013 | George Berry
    Do you remember the Financial Crisis of 2008? You woke up that morning in September, took a shower, had your first cup of coffee, turned on the news, and heard that, apparently out of nowhere, we were on the thin edge of a financial disaster that would make the Great Depression look like a picnic. Do you remember how you felt, the sense of disbelief, the feeling of real fear? How? Why? It happened because Congress passed a law that allowed the banks to take the risk of mortgage default, and then transfer that risk to someone else. Congress even...
  • My Gay Roommate

    01/21/2013 11:12:50 AM PST · by rhema · 26 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/28/12 | Eric Teetsel
    Tim and I met a few years ago at a 24 watch party. His natural intelligence, unabashed geekiness, and “Snaps” skills made us quick friends. Plus, he managed a Starbucks so there was free coffee in it for me. Before long, I needed a new place to live and so did he. With a third friend, we rented a house together. Our friendship grew. Soon, I discovered that Tim is a serious Christian whose poignant reflections on faith and life set him apart from the pack. He was an usher in my wedding. One day, Tim told me that he...
  • TBI: Man Repeatedly Struck Wife With Hammer [Assault Hammer Killing]

    01/21/2013 11:12:05 AM PST · by AdamBomb · 31 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | News Channel 5
    "...told the TBI he hit his wife repeatedly with a hammer. The first-degree murder charge against 23-year-old Morris Long was sent to a Dickson County grand jury on Friday." Ashlee Long age 21
  • Caption It

    01/21/2013 11:08:23 AM PST · by crosshairs · 46 replies
  • The Economy Almost Always Does Worse During A President's Second Term

    01/21/2013 11:07:01 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | The Economists
    The Economy Almost Always Does Worse During A President's Second Term The EconomistJanuary 21, 2013The economic performance of American presidents tends to deteriorate during their second term THE economic auguries for Barack Obama’s second term are not good. By comparing the changes across eight economic indicators (GDP, industrial production, household incomes, house prices, unemployment, consumer confidence, stockmarkets and federal debt) during their presidential terms, The Economist has analysed the economic performance of all 11 two-term presidents since Teddy Roosevelt took office in September 1901. The first chart below shows that the average change in each of these economic indicators. With...
  • What A (Formerly Closeted) Socialist's Second Inauguration Looks Like...

    01/21/2013 11:06:31 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This is an ("enhanced") shot from the private ceremony held the day before the public one. I didn't know this was done prior to the big event, but it was...
  • Hitlerian Press: Obama's "the Second Coming"

    01/21/2013 11:03:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The Propaganda Ministry, through the Obama Press Chamber, has jumped the shark. In the new issue of Newsweek online (the print is understandably defunct), President Obama's inauguration is deemed "The Second Coming." Clearly the editor of the magazine, the goosestepping Obama shill Tina Brown, has taken the Wehrmacht Oath of Loyalty to the Obamessiah. The writer of the article, Evan Thomas, has imbued Obama with the divinity of Christ before (but Muhammad is better suited to Obama, IMO). Back in June of 2009, naturally on MSNBC, Thomas asserted: “In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the...
  • Life imitates art… Liberals see the world as they imagine it is, not how it actually is

    01/21/2013 11:02:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-21-13 | Vince
    I’ve always been a fan of Van Gogh’s paintings. I similarly like Renior, and Seurat. Although I like some of Picasso’s early work, most of it I find a bit odd. My favorite artist however is William Adolphe Bouguereau, a 19th century French artist whose works are the polar opposite of the impressionists, literally. From the 1870s his realistic portrayal of the human form was increasingly seen as passé in an art world increasingly captivated by Impressionism – a style which influenced both Van Gogh and Seurat. By the early 20th century Bouguereau’s work had completely fallen out of favor...
  • Pray for Our Nation and American Heroes

    01/21/2013 10:59:19 AM PST · by Faith · 21 replies
    January 21, 2013 | Faith
    Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that It cannot save;neither His ear heavy, that It cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1
  • Five Ways to While Away the Hours on a Dreadful Inauguration Day!

    01/21/2013 10:58:44 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | John Lillpop
    Getting through the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama without losing one’s calm, cheerful disposition and without any breach of law more actionable than a profanity-laced tirade that would cause even the most grizzled Navy sailor to blush is a tall order, indeed, for those of us prone to taking our politics a smidgen too seriously. Remember, patriots, Barack Obama is not smirking at you, personally, as he promises once again to defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic; a promise he will deliberately break several times before even completing his God-awful, boring inaugural speech! Be...
  • Meet the FIRST MUSLIM PRESIDENT

    01/21/2013 10:56:30 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Why an adoring press crowns Obama with every honorary title – except this one The craze started when Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison, writing in the New Yorker in 1998, described Bill Clinton as the “first black president.” Everybody got it: “White skin notwithstanding,” explained Morrison, “this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime. After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.” Thus was born an enduring cultural idiom Atlantic Wire recently called the “first something president”...
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/21/2013 10:53:45 AM PST · by Little Ray · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:50PM GMT 20 Jan 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Most of the weapons used by al Qaeda-linked militants to storm a gas facility in southeastern Algeria came from Libya, the Daily Telegraph has learned. Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches,...
  • Does It Take Another Civil War? (Leftist Call For Gun Violence?)

    01/21/2013 10:52:16 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | Michael T Bucci
    Does It Take Another Civil War? Politics / US PoliticsJan 20, 2013 - 02:31 PM By: Michael T Bucci To think that twenty young children massacred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14 would become catalysts to accelerate the continuing disintegration of American society was unconscionable on December 14th - and it remains unconscionable. While the nation fell into shock followed by grief, many wrote on the web, "Obama's gonna take away guns!" The narcissism of "2nd Amen" cultists is without boundaries it appears; to wit: the NRA rallies. The goal to divert attention away from those child victims of guns...
  • Obama Uses Newtown, Slams 'Name Calling' In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 10:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of Detroit to hills of Appalachia, to the twi-plains of Newtown know they're cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. That is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty in the pursuit of happiness real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean that we all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same, precise...
  • Isn't it Great that Michelle Obama Spent Tens of Thousands on Avant Fashion for Inauguration?

    01/21/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/2012 | Matthew
    Remember this? Sarah Palin dared to wear expensive clothing while on the 2008 campaign trail, she was excoriated: This is not careless image management. This is ill-advised and ill-informed. Or, to use this election cycle's phrase of choice: This is some seriously bad judgment. One assumes that her campaign is populated by some of the brightest minds and they have spent an inordinate amount of time obsessing over mind-numbing details, right down to whether the candidate would stand or sit during the debate and who gets to hover behind her for photo ops. But Palin's handlers would do well to...
  • Backwards Bowling Style

    01/21/2013 10:43:31 AM PST · by rocky50 · 3 replies
    This guy has almost a 200 point average bowling backwards.
  • Gallup: Obama Lowest-Rated Re-Elected President Since WWII

    01/21/2013 10:43:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ed Morrisey
    At first blush, the reaction to this Gallup poll is … so what? Barack Obama managed to get himself elected to a second term anyway, even with historically anemic approval numbers. But there’s more to this than just last November: President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents. Obama’s first-term approval average, like those...
  • Tummy Talk: An Epic Drum Solo

    01/21/2013 10:34:43 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 3, 2013 | sqwakdotcom
    Published on Jan 3, 2013
  • Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - ... seeks mother for cloned cave baby

    01/21/2013 10:32:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 10:36 EST, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:16 EST, 21 January 2013 | By Allan Hall and Fiona Macrae
    They're usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species. So what woman would want to give birth to a Neanderthal baby? Yet this incredible scenario is the plan of one of the world’s leading geneticists, who is seeking a volunteer to help bring man’s long-extinct close relative back to life. Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago. His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer. He...
  • DOJ lawyer Starts Booing of Paul Ryan

    01/21/2013 10:32:10 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01/21/2013 | Twitchy
    Dan Freeman, an attorney for the Department of Justice, is taking credit for kicking off the boo-fest: Ben Howe@BenHowe This guy is a DOJ Lawyer from DC and he's taking credit for starting the Paul Ryan booing at #Inaug2013 #inauguration pic.twitter.com/bvefJZ9x
  • Cops Nab 5-Year-Old for Wearing Wrong Color Shoes to School

    01/21/2013 10:32:07 AM PST · by Daffynition · 49 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | Suzi Parker
    In Mississippi, if kindergarteners violates the dress code or act out in class, they may end up in the back of a police car. A story about one five-year-old particularly stands out. The little boy was required to wear black shoes to school. Because he didn’t have black shoes, his mom used a marker to cover up his white and red sneakers. A bit of red and white were still noticeable, so the child was taken home by the cops. The child was escorted out of school so he and his mother would be taught a lesson.
  • Ralph Jr. at the wheel

    01/21/2013 10:30:13 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 2 replies
    today | me
    With NASCAR starting a new season soon, I used a little license with Earnest Thayer's "Casey at the bat". Hope you like it.
  • Exhaustipated

    01/21/2013 10:29:14 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 25 replies
    01/21/13 | Elderly patients
    True story: I always ask patients how they are doing, or "What's new?" every time I walk in the treatment room. A standard response is, "Well, I checked the obituaries this morning, and I wasn't in there." One guy always said, "I'm vertical and taking nutrition." Another guy routinely says, "I'm looking down at the grass and not up at the roots." A couple months ago one little old lady deadpanned, "These are supposed to be my 'Golden Years.' The only thing golden about my 'Golden Years' is my pee." But this morning, I had a patient who said he...
  • The One Time Liberals Are Okay With Guns (Other Than For Their Own Personal Guards)

    01/21/2013 10:21:42 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Crappy Inauguration Day!
  • Congress Must Enact A Law To Mandate Prison Terms In Mob Cases

    01/21/2013 10:19:03 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/21/13 | Friends of Ours
    A recent series of lenient sentences against reputed wise guys, including several instances where the defendants received no hard time, illustrates the compelling need for federal legislation to mandate minimum prison terms in mob cases. The Mafia has been responsible for more crime than any other force in the United States, and yet too often the sentences against its players do not justly reflect the evil enterprise with which they cast their lot. Federal legislation already exists which provides for enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gangbangers, and this should be broadened to encompass mobsters and mandate minimum prison terms...
  • Mr. President, Chicago's gun victims need you now

    01/21/2013 10:16:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 jan 2013 | Thomas Bevan
    Mr. President, please come to Chicago. In Washington on Wednesday, as you rolled out a slate of gun control measures quickly cobbled together in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, you said, "If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try." If you believe those words, Mr. President, here is a heartfelt suggestion: Come back to your adopted hometown and personally host a summit that grapples seriously with the causes of — and crafts meaningful solutions to —...
  • Inauguration Crowds Complain about Jumbotrons on the Mall.

    01/21/2013 10:14:43 AM PST · by tellw · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 21 Jan 2013 | Tweety Birds on Twitter
    The Sheeple are upset at not being able to see or hear the inauguration via the jumbotrons. #Screenworks #Jumbotron
  • Alinsky vs. Sun Tzu: How ancient strategy can be used against the Liberal Left.

    01/21/2013 10:12:36 AM PST · by LucyT · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | September 19, 2009 | Publius772000
    Refresher Course: "...Saul Alinsky has been discussed in such a matter-of-fact way that many casual observers have heard of him." The following is a list of Alinsky’s 12 rules for upheaval: RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” RULE...
  • BREAKING: Canadian Muslim in Charge of Bloody Jihadist Massacre in Algeria

    01/21/2013 10:11:39 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 21, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Again and again, we see all of the fallacies and delusions of Western "leaders" and the media elite crumble in the face of reality. Breaking news is a Canadian was in charge of the jihadist operations at the Algerian gas plant. How do we tell the players? How do we know which of our co-workers and neighbours aren't THEM? Anwar Awlaki, the imam to the 911 Muslim terrorists (who assisted in the purchase of their airplane tickets) was invited to dine and preach at the Pentagon. The global jihad transcends borders, nantionalities, race creed or colou. It is the ideology...
  • Teed off: Golf star Phil Mickelson may bolt California over taxes

    01/21/2013 10:11:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 1.21.13 | Staff
    For golf legend Phil Mickelson, the low 60s makes for a great score on the links — and a lousy tax rate in his home state of California. Mickelson said “drastic changes” are ahead for him due to federal and California state tax increases that have pushed his tax rate to what he figures adds up to “62, 63 percent.” The left-hander will talk more about his plans — possibly moving out of California or even retiring altogether — before his hometown Farmers Insurance Open, the San Diego-area event that begins Thursday at Torrey Pines.
  • Russia moves to enact anti-gay law nationwide

    01/21/2013 10:11:22 AM PST · by Arcy · 18 replies
    AP News ^ | 1-21-13 | MANSUR MIROVALEV
    MOSCOW (AP) - Kissing his boyfriend during a protest in front of Russia's parliament earned Pavel Samburov 30 hours of detention and the equivalent of a $16 fine on a charge of "hooliganism." But if a bill that comes up for a first vote later this month becomes law, such a public kiss could be defined as illegal "homosexual propaganda" and bring a fine of up to $16,000. The legislation being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church would make it illegal nationwide to provide minors with information that is defined as "propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and...
  • #MYJIHAD Jailing of Muslim Mastermind behind the World Trade Center bombing "angers Muslim world"

    01/21/2013 10:08:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 21, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    "American administration's arrogance and stubbornness towards one of the Muslim world's scholars is putting the lives of Americans at risk" And now we are supposed to believe that millions and millions of Muslims from Tunisia to Libya to Algeria to Egypt to Dearborn ......... Sheikh Rahman's jihad was bring down the towers in 1993, in order to slaughter tens of thousands of Americans. There are whispers that Obama is negotiating behind the scenes with the Muslim Brotherhood to "transfer" (release) the Blind Sheikh to Egypt (like Scotland's release of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya, where he was summarily released.) I...
  • Caption Inauguration

    01/21/2013 9:53:00 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    President Barack Obama greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the presidential inauguration in Washington U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. .S. President Barack Obama is seen during his second presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington.
  • Teach your children well: Barbara Simpson urges parents to communicate importance of privacy

    01/21/2013 9:53:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Barbara Simpson
    What did the man who is president say last week? Barack Obama unleashed on the American people his list of 23 so-called “executive actions” that are supposed to make us a safer nation. In his dreams. And he did it using little children as props to milk the sympathies of the public. What made it worse is that the children were the survivors of the massacre at Sandy Elementary Hook School in Connecticut. Does anyone really believe all those little children, on their own accord, wrote letters to the president asking him to make children safe? Please. I know the...
  • Teenager Reportedly Used AR-15 to Kill Five in New Mexico

    01/21/2013 9:51:47 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 53 replies
    FoxNews, via Yahoo ^ | 20 JAN 2013 | Connor Simpson
    <p>A 15-year-old was arrested Sunday for killing a family just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico Saturday evening using the weapon that's dominated much of the gun control conversation -- the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.</p> <p>An unidentified 15-year-old was arrested and charged for killing all five people. Several weapons were found inside the house, including a military style assault rifle.</p>
  • Lupe Fiasco ushered offstage at inaugural event after anti-Obama rap (Video)

    01/21/2013 9:51:44 AM PST · by South40 · 19 replies
    MercuryNews.com ^ | 1/21/2013 | Karen Workman
    Hypervocal has since issued a statement saying that Fiasco was not kicked off stage for an anti-Obama rant. "We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech," reads the statement. "This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act."
  • Sowell: Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

    01/21/2013 9:48:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 22, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular. If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to...
  • Lost in Translation (from Latin)? [Pope Tweets in Latin]

    01/21/2013 9:47:30 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/20/14 | Christopher S. Morrissey
    Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweet in Latin today. Lessons in Latin now follow.The Pope finally sent out his first tweet in Latin from his Twitter account @Pontifex_ln on Sunday, January 20, 2013: “Unitati christifidelium integre studentes quid iubet Dominus? Orare semper, iustitiam factitare, amare probitatem, humiles Secum ambulare.”The Pope immediately followed it up with translations into the languages of his other Twitter accounts. He translated the Latin via his English language account @Pontifex this way: “What does the Lord ask of us as we work for Christian unity? To pray constantly, do justice, love goodness, and walk...
  • Flashback: Bin Laden addresses climate change.

    01/21/2013 9:45:06 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    AlJazeera ^ | Oct 1 2010
    In an unauthenticated tape, a voice purported to be that of Osama bin Laden's expresses concern over climate change. Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaeda network, has expressed concern about global climate change and the recent flooding in Pakistan, in an audiotape posted on the internet, which would be his first public remarks in six months, a monitoring group has said. "The number of victims caused by climate change is very big... bigger than the victims of wars," said the voice, whose authenticity could not be immediately verified and was made available by SITE Intelligence Group, which released...
  • Governor Cuomo: Dishonesty is not Enough

    01/21/2013 9:43:21 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/13 | William A Levinson
    New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, and his predecessor Eliot Spitzer (aka Emperor's Club VIP Client 9), are well known for their dishonesty and lack of integrity. As shown by their own state government's Web site, both fomented malicious, groundless, and frivolous lawsuits whose sole purpose was to harass law-abiding gun manufacturers. The failure of Cuomo's latest anti-gun legislation to exempt police officers proves him incompetent, and amendment of the law to exempt police officers reinforces his dishonesty even further. Malicious Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry Client 9, along with then-HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, are on record as orchestrating frivolous and...
  • Day of The Immaculation!

    01/21/2013 9:41:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2013 | MOTUS
    “Sometimes, I find myself thinking, ‘My God, what have we done?’”                 Martin Luther KING Day: coronation at noon The ceremonial inauguration is finally here; and how ironic that it is to take place on Martin Luther King Day, a holiday that commemorates a man who dreamed of the day his children would be judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Building character, one whine at a time Yes, he is the WON we’ve been waiting for:        I think it’s “Time” for a little traveling music: Who can turn the world on...
  • U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte visited the Salem, VA Gun Show on Saturday

    01/21/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Vanity | January 22, 2013 | Self
    Saturday afternoon, January 19th, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (VA 6th District) and his wife Maryellen were making the rounds in the Salem, VA gun show. Congressman Bob Goodlatte was seen wandering among the tables, introducing himself, shaking hands and talking with vendors, shoppers, and constituents. Goodlatte, as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will be overseeing the hearings on the Benghazi massacre. From a brief conversation a friend had with him, it was learned that Rep. Darrell Issa from CA will continue to head up the investigation into Fast & Furious. Personally, I was very pleased to see Rep. Goodlatte...
  • Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban

    01/21/2013 9:36:40 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/21/2013 | Peter Mucha,
    Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, a major hunting enthusiast, is snubbing a Pennsylvania sports expo because it has banned sales of certain rifles variously described as "modern sporting rifles," "tactical rifles" or "assault weapons." Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10 in Harrisburg, bills itself as "THE Sportsman Show," and was expected to draw about 200,000 visitors and feature 1,200 exhibitors. Many sportsmen, however, seem to be upset that the show's organizers have failed to fully support the constitutional right to bear arms. "Hordes of hunting industry manufacturers and TV personalities are thumbing their noses at...
  • Staying away from ALL news programs today (best comment on the inauguration)

    01/21/2013 9:36:30 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 57 replies
    Neal's Nuze ^ | 1/21/13 | Neal Boortz
    Most Americans don’t know this – but then this is a country that did reelect Obama – that Dear Ruler was sworn in for his second term yesterday. The Constitution says he’s to be sworn in on the 20th, and that’s probably the only part of the Constitution that Obama wants to stringently adhere to. But there was a grand opportunity for Obama --- he could delay the inauguration until today, the day of the official holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. After all! How could he resist! I would love to see someone figure out how much it cost...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/21/2013 9:35:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | January 21, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.
  • Obama is Sinking America

    01/21/2013 9:35:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Matt Barber
    Although it certainly wasn’t Oscar material, I still love the 1989 film “Erik the Viking,” starring, among others, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and John Cleese. It’s a campy British comedy-fantasy about a band of misfit Vikings on a quest to reach Valhalla. In one scene, the motley mob finds its way to the island of Hy-Brasil, a happy, peaceful, sunlit land populated by white-robed, free-loving, uber-pacifist morons. You know, liberals. Through a series of immaterial events, the island begins to sink into the ocean. As it does, Erik and crew evacuate and re-board the ship while Hy-Brasil’s inhabitants...
  • Christians Face 'Lawful Exclusion' From Jobs Despite Cross Victory, Lawyers Warn [UK]

    01/21/2013 9:31:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/15/13 | John Bingham
    Christians who object to aspects of their work on grounds of conscience will be “lawfully excluded” from some jobs, lawyers have warned - despite a landmark judgment upholding an airline check-in clerk's right to wear a cross.Campaigners claimed that “millions” of people who hold traditional “politically incorrect” views could now face new restrictions because of rulings against three other Christians involved in the European Court of Human Rights case. They claimed that the judgment actively increases the risk that those who dissent on the issue of same-sex marriage will not be free to voice their dissent. Their comments came as...
  • DeMint and Heritage

    01/21/2013 9:30:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    The Heritage Foundation didn't invent conservative principles, but since 1973 the Washington based think tank can take credit for providing the salt to the life of the modern conservative political movement. Founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich, Joseph Coors, and Ed Feulner, Heritage's mission has always been to "formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." Heritage blossomed during the Reagan Administration with a President whose agenda and principles were an ideal match for the mission of the Heritage Foundation. Feulner was named...
  • Proposed Christian Law School at Trinity Western Under Fire Because of University’s Anti-Gay Rules

    01/21/2013 9:26:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 1/16/13 | Douglas Todd
    Council of deans argues rules at Langley Christian university are incompatible with teaching lawThe heads of Canada’s law schools oppose Trinity Western University’s attempts to star the country’s first religious law school. The Council of Canadian Law Deans has distributed a letter criticizing the evangelical Christian university’s long-standing requirement that faculty and students refrain from homosexual relationships. “It’s very troubling for Canadian law school deans,” Bill Flanagan, president of the Canadian Council of Law Deans, said in an interview this week. The deans’ objection is Trinity Western University’s Bible-based “community covenant,” which the council says makes clear that “gay, lesbian...