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  • McConnell pledges to block gun-control measures in email to supporters

    01/21/2013 5:32:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign is calling for supporters to back his opposition to expanded gun controls, warning in a new email that "they're coming for your guns." "You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights. On your freedom," the email opens. It goes on to warn that "our freedom is under direct assault ... from those who want to shred our Constitution."
  • Some NJ Gun Bills Could Cancel All NJ FID Cards, MandatePolice Turn-in or Face Felony

    LEGISLATIVE WARNING FROM EVAN NAPPEN: SOME NJ GUN BILLS COULD CANCEL ALL NJ FID CARDS, MANDATE POLICE TURN-IN OR FACE FELONY By Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law (Exclusive to ANJRPC) Out of the 23 bills recently filed in New Jersey, three dealing with mental health evaluations as a condition of issuance of FID cards contain potential severe unintended consequences that could invalidate every FID card in the state. They are A3688 (sponsors: Mainor and Jimenez), A3667 (sponsors: Cryan, O'Donnell, and Jasey) and A3676 (sponsor: Jimenez.) All three of these bills require a mental health evaluation approved by the Superintendent...
  • 'Understanding' doesn't work. Killing does

    01/21/2013 5:28:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Hugo Rifkind
    We've given up on changing the world. The pragmatic (and brutal) approach to beating terrorism is the only way Is being an international terrorist like being a Page 3 model? By which I mean, when Mokhtar Belmohktar, 40, from Algeria, is pictured in our newspapers, his one eye staring flintily into the camera, clutching his gun like these people always do, is this really what it is all about? Maybe he'll buy lots of copies, clip them out, post them to friends and keep one stuck to the fridge for ever. Or maybe not. Maybe it's all about Allah;...
  • First Lady Rolls Her Eyes At Boehner As He Jokes With President

    01/21/2013 5:22:45 PM PST · by rhema · 64 replies
    First Lady Michelle Obama rolls her eyes (0:09 in clip) after House Speaker cracks a joke to President Obama at the luncheon that took place after the inauguration.
  • Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

    01/21/2013 5:16:47 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The State ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | GILLIAN FLACCUS - Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
  • Obama's Inaugural: If God 'Truly' Created Us Equal, Homosexual 'Love' is Equal as Well

    01/21/2013 5:14:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/21/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama opened his second inaugural address by quoting the statement from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." He then went on to say that if men were in fact created equal, then homosexual “love” must be equal as well. “What makes us exceptional, what makes us American," said Obama, “is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by...
  • National 2nd Amendment Rally Comes To Ohio's Statehouse

    01/21/2013 5:09:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    www2.nbc4i.com ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Rick Reitzel
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The rally is called Guns Across America and the idea is to show gun owners are neighbors and law-abiding citizens. Rally supporters are being asked to dress appropriately, not in camo or hunting gear. Many of those same supporters showed up carrying firearms, open-carry pistols, semi-automatic rifles and shotguns along with concealed carry permit holders, all legal in Ohio. Those carrying firearms are not allowed on statehouse grounds and the rally supporters said they do not have a rally permit. "I'm here because I believe in the second amendment and I believe I should be able to...
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, CONSERVATIVE?

    01/21/2013 5:02:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/21/2013 | Steven Hayward
    I’m confused. I hear there is some kind of celebration of a black leader going on in Washington today, Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, except that it’s somebody else.  I think I’ll skip whoever this poser may be, and celebrate Dr. King instead for his conservative principles.Scott writes movingly below about King’s prophetic gifts and courage, and rightly so.  I appended a brief note about how King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” contains a short treatise about natural law that is a serious difficulty and deep embarrassment for today’s liberals, who wish to acknowledge and empower nothing higher than an...
  • RECONSIDERING MICHELE BACHMANN (Most of her policies were right and spot on in hindsight)

    01/21/2013 4:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/21/2013 | John Hinderraker
    The Washington Post reports today that al Qaeda’s successful attack on the Algerian natural gas plant has greatly boosted al Qaeda’s prestige in Africa. Along the way, the Post notes rather casually: The assailants were well-trained and armed with what appear to have been weapons from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s arsenal. The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder. It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi’s armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda. There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with...
  • Pray for MassResistance and Marriage in Rhode Island

    01/21/2013 4:59:01 PM PST · by scottfactor · 5 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/21/13 | Gina Miller
    The state of Rhode Island is in the homosexual movement’s crosshairs. There are currently bills to legalize homosexual “marriage” pending in both chambers of the state’s General Assembly. These bills were introduced a couple of days after the current session commenced on January 1st, and the pro-homosexual lawmakers now ensconced in the Rhode Island government are wasting no time in their efforts to force this insane and immoral perversion of marriage on the state. Even Rhode Island Governor Lincoln “Holiday Tree” Chafee is on-board with the homosexual steamroller and has already said he would veto a referendum bill that would...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Second Inaugural Akin to Gettysburg Address

    01/21/2013 4:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 21, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Barack Obama is perhaps the only modern president who has had the burden of swatting away comparisons between his own soaring rhetoric and that of our 16th president. You may recall that, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Maraniss gushed over the president’s remarks, writing, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown,” and calling the speech “[Obama's] Gettysburg address.” Today, thanks to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, it took less than five minutes for the comparison to be drawn between President Obama’s second inaugural address and, well, all manner of things Lincoln. “It reminds...
  • Obama: Entitlements ‘Do Not Make Us A Nation Of Takers’

    01/21/2013 4:48:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    TPM ^ | 21 Jan 13 | Pema Levy
    President Obama defended the idea of entitlements like Medicare and Social Security in his second inaugural address Monday, arguing that these programs strengthen the nation and free Americans to "take the risks that make this country great." "We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future," Obama said. "For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn." He continued: "We do not believe that...
  • More Anti-Gun Bills Shot Down in Virginia Committees

    01/21/2013 4:47:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 19 January, 2012 | VCDL
    Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- The Senate Courts of Justice committee this week killed or neutralized all but one anti-gun bill. The one bad bill that passed out of committee initially, did so because Senator Edwards was away from the General Assembly due to weather and normally pro-gun Senator Stanley voted to support the bill. :-( Senator Marsh’s “gun show loophole” bill was heavily modified and ended up requiring that only gun dealers could sell guns at a gun show. After the meeting Senator Stanley indicated that he had misunderstood the full ramifications of the modified bill. The committee reconvened on the...
  • The perfect squirm - Afghanistan is now all about reputations

    01/21/2013 4:47:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2013 | Ralph Peters
    Going to Afghanistan after 9/11 was a necessity; staying there in force was a mistake — and dragging out our failure is a travesty. We invaded to smash al Qaeda and punish the Taliban for hosting them. Mission accomplished. Within six months. The correct military action would have been to remove our conventional-force presence while the jihadi bodies were still warm. Instead, ideologues safe at home declared that we had to nation-build where there was no nation. Or “we’d have to go back.” Going back would have been an eff of a lot cheaper. And while we tied our forces...
  • An armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny — by guestblogger Lulu

    01/21/2013 4:46:12 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 1-21-2013 | Lulu
    In a recent interview on gun control in the wake of the slaughter of a classroom of innocent children and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Ben Shapiro said that one of the purposes of an armed citizenry is to prevent government tyranny. Piers Morgan harrumphed condescendingly in response, as if the very thought that Americans might need protection at this time from a potentially tyrannical government was wacky in an extremist, even paranoid way.In the face of a relatively peaceful society with a government not waging literal war on its citizens, Morgan’s emotions seem understandable. Why do you need...
  • Giddy CNN Correspondent: ‘I Feel Like I Should Pinch Myself Right Now’(Obamaton Media Drooling)

    01/21/2013 4:46:06 PM PST · by MissesBush · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 01/21/13 | Matt Hadro
    CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was positively giddy while covering President Obama's inauguration parade on Monday afternoon, and didn't hold back his feelings on-air. "You know, I feel like I should pinch myself right now, Wolf. I can't believe I have this vantage point of history in the making," Acosta gushed. Video below the break. Acosta later added that "It's good to be the President. It's almost like being a rock star on every street corner of Washington on this day." Unfortunately, Acosta has not been alone at CNN in exhibiting extreme enthusiasm for President Obama. During the inauguration parade, Wolf...
  • CAPTION THIS…. Bill Clinton at Today’s Inaugural with Kelly Clakson

    01/21/2013 4:44:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    ftradio.com ^ | 1/21/13
    What is former Pres Bill Clinton thinking right here?
  • Bill Clinton to liberal donors: Don’t condescend to gun owners

    01/21/2013 4:43:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    Excellent advice but surely a total buzzkill for leftists, for whom the big gun-control push is at least as much a cultural struggle as it is a serious attempt to reduce mass shootings. Tightening the laws on background checks and banning high-capacity magazines might not stop future Sandy Hooks or Columbines but it will potentially force the yokels to behave in a bit more civilized fashion. Like they do in, say, Chicago.Next he’ll be telling them not to use kids as props for their big gun-grab rituals. I thought this guy was supposed to be fun. “Do not patronize the...
  • Hungarian Lawmaker Planning Speaking Tour on ‘Zionist Threat’

    01/21/2013 4:39:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A lawmaker from the blatantly anti-Semitic Hungarian Jobbik Party, who recently called for a list to be compiled of Jews who he alleges pose a “security risk”, is planning to embark on a lecture tour regarding the “Zionist threat.” Hungarian lawmaker Marton Gyongyosi will tour nationwide to give lectures “about attacks on Jobbik and himself and the party’s foreign policy, with focus on its strong and true criticism of Israel,” the Jobbik party said in a statement released Friday. “Jobbik has been exposed to unprecedented attacks in Hungary and abroad … Relying on its huge lobbying and blackmailing potential, Zionism...
  • Obama Inauguration "Reverend" Fails To Mention Jesus At Benediction, Credits MLK For Jesus' Words

    01/21/2013 4:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | Greg Hengler
    Making it up as they go.
  • Inaugural donations from corporations: Not okay in 2009, totally cool in 2013

    01/21/2013 4:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Because accepting donations from those distasteful, money-grubbing corporations is just not acceptable --- except, you know, when you really need the money.In 2008/2009, President Obama’s inaugural committee (amidst much self-promoted fanfare, I might add) decided to buck precedent and announced that they would not be accepting corporate donations or individual donations in excess of $50k in a grandiose display of thwarting special interests.Now, of course, the situation is quite different --- worn-out donors and a still-"recovering" economy mean that the inaugural committee is totally okay with corporations and the wealthy possibly ingratiating themselves with Team Obama. It is what it...
  • Dunkin' Donuts employee stole $2,000 on first day of work, Morristown cops say

    01/21/2013 4:27:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    <p>Officer Beverly Downey responded to a report of theft at the store at about 2:25 p.m. Jan. 12, according to an investigation report she filed.</p> <p>Owner Mahendra Patel told Downey he noticed two bundles of cash — one roll of singles, another of mixed larger bills —totaling $2,136 was missing from a drawer, the report said.</p>
  • Obama Sworn in: “Economy Recovering, War is Over”

    01/21/2013 4:21:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/13
    Following the swearing-in of VP Joe Biden, President Obama placed his hands on two Bibles and pledged allegiance before nearly a million avid spectators. “This generation of Americans has withstood the trial of a war now ending. The economic recovery has begun, and the possibilities before America are endless...
  • WH inaugural luncheon: 3000 calories?

    01/21/2013 4:18:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Do as we say, not as we do. Unlike some others, I have no problem with the First Lady’s efforts to push for awareness of the health choices of our food — as long as the “awareness” doesn’t turn into mandates and legislation, or in edicts like the Big Apple’s Big Gulp ban. But if one wants to impress upon others the need to watch caloric and fat intake, shouldn’t that mean a personal demonstration of restraint? Apparently not: "Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama will be filled with pomp, circumstance, and a jam-packed schedule of invite-only events where the...
  • A Chart Demonstrating Democrats' Screwed Up Priorities For Protecting Children

    01/21/2013 4:17:50 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Vanity - Welcome to Blue Monday, worst day of the year

    01/21/2013 4:16:43 PM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    According to Mental health Charity today is Blue Monday, or the worst day of the year. It is also Inauguration Day 2013, Coincidence? I think not Here is the formula to calculate when Blue Monday occurs, (([W+D-d]X(T6(q)))/(Mna))= January 21st, 2013. Blue Monday will be the 20th.
  • Crowd shrinks by nearly half for 2nd inaugural

    01/21/2013 4:13:34 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    An inaugural official told reporters that "at least" 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama's swearing-in ceremony. If the figure is accurate, a crowd of around 1 million would put attendance at about 55 percent of the 2009 crowd. The city of Washington, D.C., estimated that 1.8 million people packed the Mall last time to watch Obama get sworn in for his first term.
  • Michelle Obama Too Busy Shovelling Food In Her Mouth - Eyerolls Boehner

    01/21/2013 4:12:05 PM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    At the inaugural celebration, Obama actually seems somewhat cordial to John Boehner, House Speaker. But Michelle is much too busy shoveling food into her mouth, and when Boehner tries to get her attention, she manages an eyeroll at him...
  • ISPs could be sued for letting customers read defamatory comments, says Leveson lawyer

    01/21/2013 4:10:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Ben Webster, Media Editor
    Internet service providers could be sued for allowing their customers to read defamatory comments online, under a new law proposed by the lead counsel to the Leveson inquiry. Robert Jay, QC, who led the questioning of key witnesses including David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch, has suggested a solution for regulating the internet after Lord Justice Leveson largely ducked the issue in his 2,000-page report. Acknowledging that he was “entering a hornets’ nest that Lord Justice Leveson wisely avoided”, Mr Jay said that increasingly imaginative solutions were needed to make dissemination of defamatory content online subject to civil law.
  • Biden Thanks Latinos for Support in Re-Election

    01/21/2013 4:09:18 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    abc ^ | January 20, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Biden says something "profound" happened with the enormous Latino support for Obama, and he says the Latino community underestimates its power. He told the audience that they "spoke in a way that the world ... could not fail to hear." Biden said "America owes" Latinos and declared, "This is your moment"
  • (NY Governor) Cuomo’s extreme abortion bill creates a civil war with Democrats, Catholics

    01/21/2013 4:08:44 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    ALBANY, January 18, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – By promoting one of the most expansive abortion bills in American history, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has opened a civil war on two fronts: with his church and with elements of his own party. Cuomo is pushing for a massive expansion of access to abortion in the state, including lifting restrictions on third-trimester abortions, allowing non-doctors to perform the procedure, and enshrining a fundamental right to “terminate a pregnancy” in New York state law. Democrats for Life of America deemed the proposed bill “the most sweeping abortion legislation in the nation.” The Democratic...
  • NRA president in Dover: 'We have a special interest'

    01/21/2013 4:08:37 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 7 replies
    The News Journal (Delaware) ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 11:57 PM | Jonathan Starkey
    NRA president in Dover: 'We have a special interest' (This Gannett site does not permit excerpts, so here is the link) http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130121/NEWS/301210040/NRA-president-Dover-We-special-interest-
  • 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 O’Neill, 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 World’s...
  • 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 Trijicon’s 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 approach—but 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 Illinois’s 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 firearms—from national parks to Amtrak trains—that 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! Mark’s 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 Mark’s 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.