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  • Obama: 'Our journey is not complete' until we redefine marriage

    01/21/2013 4:03:07 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama forcefully advanced the homosexual agenda in his second inaugural address this afternoon, saying redefining marriage must be enacted “by [God's] people here on earth." “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” he said. The 1969 Stonewall riots, in which homosexuals in drag pelted and attempted to immolate police for raiding a Mafia-run gay bar, are considered by...
  • UKIP Nigel Farage - A comprehensive interview with French media

    01/21/2013 3:59:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    YouTube/UKIP media ^ | 13 January 2013 | Nigel Farage
    video 33:29 UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage answers various political questions posed by French journalist.
  • North Africa threat as great as ever, says fomer police chief

    01/21/2013 3:57:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Sean ONeill, Crime Editor
    Britain must remain alert to a resurgence of the North African terrorist threat at home, a fomer head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard has said. Peter Clarke, who led the Metropolitan Police Counter-terrorism Command when exiled Algerian extremists posed the greatest terrorism threat, said the factors motivating their jihad had not changed over the past decade. Mr Clarke said that the security agencies had to guard against a brand of extremism that led to a series of terrorist conspiracies, including a plot to make poisons and the murder of a police officer in Manchester.
  • Skyfall heavily edited by Chinese Government censors

    01/21/2013 3:56:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:14AM GMT 21 Jan 2013 | (Telegraph Staff)
    Record-breaking James Bond film Skyfall opens today in China, but according to reports, some of its scenes have been censored and altered to make it acceptable to the Chinese authorities. One scene that has been been completely culled takes place in Shanghai, when a French hitman (played by Ola Rapace) is shown shooting a Chinese security guard in the elevator lobby of a skyscraper before preparing for an assassination. It is not uncommon for imported films to open in China with potentially politically or culturally controversial scenes edited out. Men in Black 3, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds...
  • Catholic Prayer: Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (Prayer Thread)

    01/21/2013 3:52:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | November 1907 | Father Paul of Graymoor
    Catholic Prayer: Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity "Restoration of unity among Christians is one of the main concerns of the Church... and this task is for all of us. No one can claim exemption from this responsibility. Indeed, everybody can make some contribution, however small it may seem, and all are called to that interior conversion which is the essential condition for ecumenism." His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, 30 May 1982 This Octave was first conceived by Father Paul of Graymoor on November 30, 1907, before his entrance into the Catholic Church. The initial success in 1908 was...
  • Trijicon Withdraws From Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show After They Exclude AR15 Rifles

    01/21/2013 3:40:20 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 21, 2013
    Wixom, MI --(Ammoland.com)- Trijicon, Inc., global provider of high quality, innovative aiming solutions to military, law enforcement and individual customers, has decided to withdraw its participation and support of the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We, at Trijicon, are very disappointed in the decision of Reed Exhibitions to ban the display of Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show., said Tom Munson, V.P. of Sales & Marketing for Trijicon. Many of Trijicons loyal customers are responsible and law-abiding owners of these types of legal firearms and we will not support any organization that...
  • My naked Vegas snaps? A case of too much Army and not enough prince, says Harry

    01/21/2013 3:30:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Mon January 21, 2013 | Rebecca English and Harriet Arkell
    Prince Harry on his controversial Las Vegas trip There is only one rule as far as the soldier prince is concerned: Work hard, play hard. In one of the most candid admissions of his interview, Harry remarks that concerned Prince Charles frequently attempts to remind him of what is required of the third in line to the throne. Harry confesses he let himself and his family down after being photographed cavorting naked in Las Vegas last year, but, unsurprisingly given his comments, is largely unrepentant. The 28-year-old royal concedes he should have acted in a more princely manner but says...
  • Burglars Cutting Power To Homes In Murrieta Before Breaking In

    01/21/2013 3:30:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 21, 2013 12:00 PM | Tom Reopelle
    MURRIETA [California] (CBSLA.com) — Police are warning residents Monday suspects are using a new technique to determine whether Murrieta homes are occupied before ransacking the properties. KNX 1070′s Tom Reopelle reports police are warning residents to stay alert and keep valuables secured. The burglars are believed to be targeting homes, tripping circuit breakers and then breaking in to steal jewelry and unsecured firearms, Murrieta Police Sgt. Don Weller said. “The bad guys will go out and turn the power off to the residence, and they’ll stand outside waiting to see if there’s any response from inside, and if there isn’t...
  • Japan Threatens To Fire On Chinese Fighters China Says 'There Will Be No Second Shot'

    01/21/2013 3:11:54 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | Robert Johnson
    Japan Threatens To Fire On Chinese Fighters China Says 'There Will Be No Second Shot' Robert JohnsonJanuary 21, 2013, 2:35 PMWhen Chinese and Japanese fighters met for the first time over disputed islands in the East China Sea earlier this month, Japan promptly declared its right to fire tracers at China's jets. Though met with outrage by China at the time, Japan continues promoting the live firing which Chinese military academics are calling the "first shot." Every country has procedures for how to deal with a violation of its territory that continues after multiple cautionary measures, Japanese Defense Minister...
  • Cops Are Outraged That New York's New Magazine Limit Could Apply to Them

    01/21/2013 2:56:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 123 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 18, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    In my column this week, I asked why police officers should be allowed to have so-called high-capacity magazines if they have no defensive value. Since "no one needs" to fire more than X number of rounds before reloading (and assuming that "need" should define what people are allowed to possess), why not apply the same limit to everyone? It looks like the New York legislature, which this week reduced the state's magazine limit from 10 rounds to seven, did take an evenhanded approachbut only by accident. According to DNAinfo.com and WABC, the ABC station in New York, legislators were in...
  • No Guns in the Library: Curbing the Second Amendment in the Stacks

    01/21/2013 2:54:31 PM PST · by 1010RD · 18 replies
    LIbrary Journal ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    Last month, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals declared Illinoiss ban on carrying a weapon in public unconstitutional, leaving the District of Columbia as the only place in the country that does not allow the concealed carry of firearms by civilians (and D.C. is being sued to allow this). The morally purblind pro-gun lobbyists have been so successful in saturating our society with firearmsfrom national parks to Amtrak trainsthat public libraries across the country are also finding themselves having to grapple with Second Amendment radicals. For example, the Boulder Public Library, until November, had a policy that read: No...
  • Obama Promises "Peace in Our Time" In Inauguration Speech

    01/21/2013 2:45:27 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/13 | Aurelius
    If you did not already know that the President has no grasp of history, no knowledge of what he is saying, this should help confirm it. According to the transcript released by the White House, President Obama channeled Neville Chamberlain, using the phrase "peace in our time" to tout his reelection. The President explained (emphasis mine): We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor,...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Monday, January-21-2013

    01/21/2013 2:43:06 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 34 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • FReep this poll: What is your emotion on Obama's re-inauguration day?

    01/21/2013 2:36:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    CBS Local Connecticut ^ | 01-21-2013 | Staff
    As Barack Obama Begins His Second Term, What Best Describes Your Emotions? 1. Joyous Anticipation 2. Dread 3. Indifference
  • Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban

    01/21/2013 2:35:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    philly.com ^ | 21 January, 2012 | 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...
  • Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners, "Very Extreme"

    01/21/2013 2:35:12 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-20-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a "fringe group" that is "very extreme." Moreover, according to Schumer, the NRA doesn't "represent average gun [owners]." Schumer says that during the 1990s the NRA used their lobbying power to fill background checks with loopholes, thus leading to a situation where "40 percent of all guns sold in American have no [background] check." You'll recall that Obama also used this "40 percent" claim when pushing for more gun control earlier in the week. This claim goes back to a 2011 study by Mayor Michael...
  • The 10 Commandments of Survival

    01/21/2013 2:32:21 PM PST · by Kartographer · 86 replies
    Survival and Beyond ^ | 1/13 | Ed Corcoran
    These days, it is easy to go about our business of survival and preparedness without stopping to think about the rules of engagement. For most of us, these rules are not written and are not spoken, but are just something that has evolved over a period of time. As I have expressed many times in the past, the burden of knowledge or perhaps I should say the burden of truth can be a huge weight to bear. That, coupled with the crazy busy task of life during these hard times, can be overwhelming. Getting up each day, going...
  • 2 lemurs escape from cage at North Miami Beach home Lemurs caught after scratching girl

    01/21/2013 2:26:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Local 10 news ^ | January 21, 2013
    Lemurs captured in South Florida NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Two lemurs were captured early Monday morning after they escaped from their cages and one scratched a 2-year-old girl. About 2 a.m., North Miami Beach Police received the call about the lemurs which were loose near 2049 NE 173rd Street. "This is the first time I've been dispatched to a call like this," said North Miami Beach Police Sgt. Richard Rand.
  • Iran says American tried to turn children against Islam

    01/21/2013 2:26:21 PM PST · by la gordita · 8 replies
    Compass Direct aka World Watch Monitor ^ | 2/21/2013 | World Watch Monitor
    Colorado Springs, January 21 (World Watch Monitor) Iran on Monday accused an Idaho man of trying to entice young people to Christianity and away from the countrys official religion, Islam, the mans American-based legal team says. The trial of Saeed Abedini, 32, of Boise, began Monday in the Tehran courtoom of Abbas Pir-Abbassi, a Revolutionary Court judge notorious for harsh sentences.
  • U.S. sends trainers for Mali-bound force

    01/21/2013 2:24:18 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | By Anne Gearan
    The United States has dispatched about 100 military trainers to six nations that will contribute troops to a pan-African force being prepared for deployment to Mali, the State Department said Friday. The initial U.S. trainers will discuss training and equipping and deployment needs of those countries in the interest of getting them ready to go into Mali, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. The training mission in Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo and Ghana is the largest U.S. involvement to date in preparations for the African force, which is being assembled by the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or...
  • Caption Clinton at the inauguration

    01/21/2013 2:20:11 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies
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  • Drudge Title: 'Free speech zone' set up along parade route. Real Title: Obamas walk the parade route

    01/21/2013 2:19:17 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Jan 21 2013 | By BYRON TAU
    The first couple walked past the FBI building, before stepping back into the limousine before reaching Freedom Plaza. Freedom Plaza is the site of one of the only authorized demonstration zones, where a strip of the plaza is designated a free speech zone.
  • Preparing for the Unthinkable: A US Default? (Idiots writing idiotic things)

    01/21/2013 2:13:32 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    moneynews ^ | 1/20/13
    Squabbling in Washington over the debt ceiling is again raising the specter that the United States may be forced to delay payments on its debt. While the stigma of a default would be damaging enough to investor sentiment, the chaos from a breakdown in financial markets' systems that might result would be even scarier. A failure to make payments on U.S. Treasurys, however brief, would create widespread damage in short-term funding markets, which are crucial to daily operations of financial institutions, investment firms and many corporations, said analysts and investors. Editor's Note: How You Lost $85,000 During the Last Decade....
  • McDonald's settles case alleging sandwich sold at Mich. store wasn't halal as advertised

    01/21/2013 2:08:45 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 44 replies
    ap ^ | Published January 21, 2013
    DEARBORN, MICH. McDonald's Corp. and a franchise owner have reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging that food at a Detroit-area restaurant with a large Muslim customer base wasn't prepared according to Islamic dietary laws as advertised. McDonald's and Finley's Management Co. agreed Friday to pay $700,000. The money will be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers. Daklallah said there are only two McDonald's in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation's largest...
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/21/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/21/13 | d well
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws and restrictions on hours for early voting. Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference? he told MSNBCs Morning Joe program, referring to Novembers election, Politico reports. The Republican Party should be a party that says, We want everybody to vote, and make it easier to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party, not to find ways to keep them...
  • Woman Faints and Falls on Subway Tracks

    01/21/2013 2:07:56 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Former Fetus
    A 51-year old woman in Madrid (Spain) fainted and fell on the subway tracks, just as a train was approaching the station. The story is reported in El Pais. Since it is in Spanish, I will summarize the story here, and you can watch the VIDEO . When the woman fell on the tracks, an off duty policeman jumped on the tracks, picked up the unconscious woman and carried her away from the incoming train. Because of the waving of the people at the station, the conductor was able to stop the train on time, and the policeman lifted the...
  • List of Sheriffs Saying NO to Obama Gun Control

    01/21/2013 1:52:09 PM PST · by AuntB · 34 replies
    CSPOA ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | CSPOA
    Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of sheriffs and state sheriffs associations from all over our great nation who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obamas unlawful gun control measures. I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom. List of State Sheriffs Associations 1. Utah Sheriffs Association List of County Sheriffs 1. Sheriff...
  • Paul Ryan Booed at Inauguration

    01/21/2013 1:46:31 PM PST · by MissesBush · 89 replies
    Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in the last election, was booed at President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration today in Washington, D.C. "If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony," reports the Huffington Post. The left-leaning website reports that Ryan attended the Inauguration out of duty. "Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama's public swearing in at...
  • Loyal dog continues to attend mass at church where owners funeral was held

    01/21/2013 1:41:59 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    A loyal dog whose owner died late last year has apparently been showing up for Mass every day for the last two months at the church where the funeral was held. Tommy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, used to accompany his owner, Maria Margherita Lochi, to services at Santa Maria Assunta church in San Donaci, Italy, according to the Daily Mail, and was allowed to sit at her feet. After Lochi died, the dog "joined mourners at her funeral service" according to locals and "followed after Maria's coffin" as it was carried into the church. Tommy, a stray who was adopted...
  • CNN video of police charge at Sandy Hook is not Sandy Hook

    + At the words "they arrived to carnage," the CNN Anderson Cooper report cuts to helicopter footage of seven police officers charging across a parking lot and toward a school. It is breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting just hours earlier. The three-minute report posted on the day of the shootings at the official CNN website is entitled "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School." But the school is almost certainly not Sandy Hook. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/341776#ixzz2IeFku7BJ
  • Just a handful turn out to watch Obama's swearing-in at Miller Auditorium (Obama FAIL)

    01/21/2013 1:38:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    M Live ^ | 1/21/13 | Yvonne Zipp
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- What a difference four years make. In 2009, a reported 2,500 people crowded into Miller Auditorium to watch history being made as Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States. On Monday, the auditorium looked very different. Just 30 people braved the blowing snow and unplowed roads to watch the inauguration ceremonies on a giant screen.
  • Yen has Longest Stretch of Weekly Losses Since 1989

    01/21/2013 1:34:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January21. 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Once again the spotlight is on the Yen. Please consider Japan Learned to Love Deflation in Wage Malaise Facing BOJ
  • My Own Inaugural Poem...an American Lamentation

    Like millions of Americans, and perhaps multiple millions around the globe, I watched the historic second presidential inauguration of Barak Hussein Obama. As I listened to his speech, which included a reference to his own version of of the greatness of America’s Civil Rights advancements, “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall…”I was struck by the spectacle of the President of the United States, the man who...
  • Michelle Obama a Romulan Agent (Picture is worth 1000 words)

    01/21/2013 1:29:27 PM PST · by cizinec · 69 replies
    Me | 01/21/2013 | Me
    This is absolute proof that 1)Michelle Obama is a Romulan agent and 2) she is no longer afraid of being exposed.
  • Its Mourning in America

    01/21/2013 1:26:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January21, 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Today is Obamas second swearing in, and despite what the Obama-adoring, Kool-Aid- drinking liberal mainstream media tells you, this is a day for sadness, not celebration. It's time to mourn for what Obama is doing to America....and even worse, for what he has planned for the next four years. The economy is in free-fall. Economists are suddenly all agreeing that Obamas solution to the fiscal cliffgigantic tax increases that are already taking big bites out of paycheckswill crater our projected economic growth for 2013. Its bad out there, and getting worse every day. The fact is: We are in an...
  • Drunk driver didn't know she was naked, Sparta cops say

    01/21/2013 1:25:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    When would-be police enter training, they're taught to be prepared for just about anything. But it's a safe bet "naked drivers" don't show up anywhere on the academy syllabus. Sparta police say a drunken, seemingly confused and almost completely nude woman crashed into a home's stone retaining wall early Friday morning. At 12:53 a.m., a resident of Grove Terrace, in the Lake Mohawk section of the township, contacted police to say a white Volkswagen Jetta had just crashed into a stone retaining wall, then fled the scene, Sgt. John-Paul Beebe said.
  • First Term: Food Stamp Recipients Increased 11,133 Per Day Under Obama

    01/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    During President Obamas first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day. When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the number of SNAP recipients was 31,939,110. By October 2012, the latest month reported, they had jumped to 47,525,329. That means the food stamp program grew by an of approximately 11,133 recipients per day from January 2009 to October 2012.
  • Piers Pressure: Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control (He's serious)

    01/21/2013 1:21:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2013 | Peter Beinart
    Public relationswise, the gun-control movement could hardly have a worse champion than CNNs Piers Morgan. Hes haughty, hes self-righteous, and, worst of all, hes foreign. For the Second Amendment freaks who see Barack Obama as suspiciously un-American, his government as potentially tyrannical, and themselves as heirs to the gun toters who shot their way to liberty at Lexington and Concord, what better foil than a modern-day gun confiscator who actually is English. For years, American conservatives have been calling American liberals wannabe Europeans. Now, with America witnessing its nastiest culture-war skirmish since Bill Clintons impeachment, the man helping to lead...
  • In the Absence of Guns

    01/21/2013 1:14:46 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 2000 | Mark Steyn
    In Britain, defending your property can get you life. Celebrity news from the United Kingdom: In April, Germaine Greer, the Australian feminist and author of The Female Eunuch, was leaving her house in East Anglia, when a young woman accosted her, forced her back inside, tied her up, smashed her glasses, and then set about demolishing her ornaments with a poker. A couple of weeks before that, the 85-year-old mother of Phil Collins, the well-known rock star, was punched in the ribs, the back, and the head on a West London street, before her companion was robbed. Thats what you...
  • Clergy Declares Holy War on NRA

    01/21/2013 1:13:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Janet M. LaRue
    The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and progressive spiritual advisor to President Obama, convened some clergy for a witch trial. As a foreword, if you join the NRA, as about 250,000 folks have done in the past few weeks, youll be affirming your support for the Second Amendment, not the Nicene Creed. Wallis rounded up a posse of fellow progressive clergy for a press conference in Washington, DC on Jan. 15. Their heresy detector spiked after Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Executive Vice President of the NRA,...
  • Living On Welfare in the U.K.

    01/21/2013 1:09:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    powerline ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Welfare has become a major political issue in the United Kingdom. During the 13 years when Labour was in power, it seems not to have occurred to most Britons that Labours open-door immigration policy, combined with the U.K.s liberal welfare benefits, were likely to lead to abuse. Now, people are starting to notice. The Sun, a tabloid published in London, is the U.K.s largest-selling newspaper. It focuses mainly on soccer and celebrities, but its news coverage, to the extent it exists, can be entertaining. This story sounds like something out of The Onion, but it evidently is legitimate. The Sun...
  • Obama Becomes First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 1:09:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    TPM ^ | January 21, 2013 | Sahil Kapur
    President Obama on Monday became the first American president to refer to gay rights in an inaugural address, drawing effusive praise from gay rights advocates for his strong embrace of the cause and reflecting how much his views have changed. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, the president said, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. He invoked the Stonewall riots of 1969, a landmark event in the history of the gay rights...
  • Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites

    01/21/2013 1:03:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/20/2013
    Minority youth are more often arrested and in Washington states court system than their white counterparts, according to a recent study. Minority youth are arrested and in the Washington state court system more often than their white counterparts, a recent study commissioned by the state Supreme Court shows. But researchers said that counties arent keeping complete data on ethnicity and that the gap between minority and white youth is larger. Between 2007 and 2011, African-American youth were nearly 250 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court for prosecution than their white counterparts. They are followed by Native-American youth,...
  • Rand Paul in South Carolina on Inauguration day

    01/21/2013 1:00:26 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    As President Barack Obama was sworn in ceremonially for a second term Monday, the early primary state of South Carolina hosted a man who may vie to succeed him. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the Inauguration Day guest at the Charleston Meeting, a South Carolina-based conservative power event hosted by businessman Mallory Factor. The event is an offshoot of the Monday Meeting, a regular conservative gathering Factor helped launch in New York. A top Paul adviser confirmed his attendance at the meeting. The first-term Republican will also speak to the media this afternoon. Factor was among those who traveled with...
  • Whither the Navy?

    01/21/2013 12:54:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | January 21, 2013 | Mark Helprin
    President Barack Obama believes, as he put it in his third debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, that though we have fewer ships than we did in 1916...we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater.... The question is not a game of Battleship, where we're counting ships. It's what are our capabilities.  Yes, the army's horses have been superseded by tanks and helicopters, and its bayonets rendered mainly ceremonial by armor and long-range automatic fires,...
  • A Cats 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing

    01/21/2013 12:54:16 PM PST · by Theoria · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jan 2013 | Pam Belluck
    Nobody knows how it happened: an indoor housecat who got lost on a family excursion managing, after two months and about 200 miles, to return to her hometown.Even scientists are baffled by how Holly, a 4-year-old tortoiseshell who in early November became separated from Jacob and Bonnie Richter at an R.V. rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., appeared on New Years Eve staggering, weak and emaciated in a backyard about a mile from the Richters house in West Palm Beach.Are you sure its the same cat? wondered John Bradshaw, director of the University of Bristols Anthrozoology Institute. In other...
  • No Drones Hawaii - Drone Protests - Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island

    01/21/2013 12:53:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    No Drones Hawaii ^ | Monday , Jan. 21 , 2013 | Joe Scarry
    FYI : "Twenty Justice and Peace makers stood in protest outside the main gate at the sprawling 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) from 10 AM till noon, located in the center of Hawaii island. The main theme of the protest was to stop the bombing and ground the drones at PTA[snip]in opposition to continuing military desecration of the land. Among those who joined in protest[snip]along with retired Army Colonel and former State Department Diplomat, Ann Wright." The group has a replica of a Reaper drone from Know Drones. For more information, contact Jim Albertini ja@malu-aina.org 966-7622 at the Malu...
  • Shepard Smith equates gun ownership and slavery

    01/21/2013 12:50:18 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 81 replies
    The Pollster Shepard was talking to said.. the polls aren't there. People don't support any type of ban on guns or ammunition. Shep: "Polls? Polls? We can't go by polls. If we did we would still have slavery!"
  • 'Dirty Dozen' Hero From Oklahoma Has Died.

    01/21/2013 12:49:47 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 30 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | January 21, 2013 | Michael McNutt
    'Dirty Dozen' hero from Oklahoma has died. James Jake McNiece led a World War II group hours before the June 6, 1944, invasion to destroy bridges to prevent German reinforcements from moving into Normandy. By Michael McNutt | Published: January 21, 2013 James Jake McNiece, the leader of a World War II group that came to be known as the Dirty Dozen, died Monday, family members said. He was 93. McNiece, a retired Ponca City postal worker, commanded a group of rough men nicknamed The Filthy 13, who served as the inspiration for the movie The Dirty Dozen. Hours before...
  • The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose (Ron Paul)

    01/21/2013 12:46:47 PM PST · by listenhillary · 4 replies
    Free foundation ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ron Paul
    Last week President Obama bluntly warned Congress that he will not negotiate when it comes to raising the statutory debt limit. If Republicans attempt to use a debt ceiling vote to win concessions on spending from the White House, Mr. Obama threatens simply to raise the limit by executive order or other unilateral action. This is business as usual in Washington. Democrats literally do not believe we have a deficit and debt problem, and reliably propose greater borrowing and spending. Republicans talk a good game when it comes to government debt, but have no credibility to argue against deficits or...