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  • Mythbusters: Abp Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

    01/23/2013 8:30:52 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Catholic Culture ^ | 1/22/13 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    You may recall the appointment of Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in July of last year. The announcement created a tempest in a teapot as both Traditionalists and Modernists loudly denounced the new prefect’s theological views. As I strongly suspected at the time, both groups were simply doing what they always do. They were attempting to create a mythology, or really two different mythologies, which would undermine Archbishop Müller’s ability to do his job. But when you are denounced by those who reject Catholic teaching on opposite sides, it is...
  • Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show doomed

    01/23/2013 8:28:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies ^ | 23 January, 2013 | GSL
    Did you have plans for attending the grand-daddy of sports and outdoor shows, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show held in Harrisburg, PA in February? You might want to reconsider. The show’s promoters have banned all references to America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 and those like it. This is the announcement from their website (you can Google it, but we’re not putting any links, hot or not, to the ESOS website): As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment....
  • No decision yet from Progress Energy on crippled Crystal River nuclear power plant [FL]

    01/23/2013 8:22:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies | 3:12 PM, Jan 7, 2013 | Dave Heller
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  • Do We Want Better Enforcement of Misguided Gun Restrictions?

    01/23/2013 8:21:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    "The single most important thing we can do to prevent gun violence and mass shootings," President Obama said last week, "is to make sure those who would commit acts of violence cannot get access to guns." Toward that end, he wants to require background checks not just for sales by federally licensed firearms dealers (as under current law), but for all gun transfers except those between relatives. This idea seems to be the most popular of Obama's gun control proposals, supported by nine out of 10 respondents in a recent CBS News poll. Yet it is unlikely to stop mass...
  • How Obama Can Tackle Climate Change Without Congress

    01/23/2013 8:20:53 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    NJ ^ | 1-22-2012 | Coral Davenport
    President Obama’s Inaugural Address was his boldest, clearest signal to date that he intends to take on the challenge of fighting climate change as a signature achievement of his presidency.... But what, specifically, can Obama do? For now, it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be able to get a bill through Congress. After taking office in 2009 intent on pushing broad climate legislation through Congress, he hit resistance and the bill died in 2010. .... the president does have in his executive arsenal one powerful--and extremely controversial--.... he could wield without any help from Congress. Under the terms of a...
  • Unions suffer steep decline in membership

    01/23/2013 8:19:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST | Sam Hananel
    The nation’s labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unionization rate fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of all workers, the lowest level since the 1930s. …
  • Van Jones: Obama Inauguration Speech Was More Important Than George Washington's

    01/23/2013 8:17:28 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    TJMS: Roland Martin talks with Van Jones about President Obama’s Inauguration speech and about what Obama will do in his second term.
  • The Tea Party: Still Coming into Its Own (Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated)

    01/23/2013 8:16:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    While the usual wishful thinking about the Tea Party's demise is being bantered about in the left-wing blogosphere, one of our own -- California Republican political consultant Tony Quinn -- recently joined the chorus of prognosticators.  His premise is that because the Tea Party fielded "idiot" candidates like Angle and O'Donnell in 2010 and Akin and Mourdock in 2012, Republicans lost the Senate, and their strident calls for fiscal sanity, limited government, and lower taxes caused all manner of mayhem for Boehner in the House, ultimately empowering Obama and the Democrats.  Support for Christine O'Donnell was misplaced, even though...
  • Suicide blast at funeral kills 18 in Iraq

    01/23/2013 8:15:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:21 AM EST
    A suicide bomber detonated his explosives during a funeral ceremony Wednesday at a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, an official said. … The head of the Salahuddin provincial health directorate, Raed Ibrahim, said 18 people were killed and 45 were wounded in the attack. Another official, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir al-Zaidi, a military commander, said at least 14 people were killed. At least 44 people were wounded in the attack, including some provincial officials, he said. … The bombing came a day after a string of attacks, including three car bombs in and around Baghdad, killed at least...
  • Boeing Dreamliner fires spark new doubts about a green energy technology

    01/23/2013 8:14:54 AM PST · by libstripper · 9 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2012 | Richard Pollock
    When Federal Aviation Administration officials grounded Boeing's fleet of 787 Dreamliner commercial jets last week due to unexplained battery fires, one of President Obama's favorite green energy technologies got another black eye. Technologists and safety experts had long warned of problems with the lithium ion battery when in 2009 the president began betting billions of tax dollars that it should be the green power of choice for cars, trucks, and even aircraft.
  • Paul Ehrlich: “Nobody Has The Right to Have 12 Children—Or Even 3”

    01/23/2013 8:11:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 22, 2013 | Pete Winn
    Paul Ehrlich, the doomsday biologist who coined the term “The Population Bomb” more than 40 years ago with a book of the same name, says the world now faces “dangerous trends” of global climate change and overpopulation, which threaten our extinction. Reducing the number of people is still the answer to civilization’s woes, Ehrlich and his wife Anne wrote in an article published Jan. 9 by London’s Royal Society. … “Giving people the right to have as many people, as many children that they want is, I think, a bad idea,” the Web site (Raw Story) quoted Ehrlich as saying....
  • Take My Liberty and Give me Money

    01/23/2013 8:06:45 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies ^ | JANUARY 23RD, 2013 | Bruce Karlson, staff writer
    “I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.” “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson Even liberals …effusive about the intellect….. Thomas Jefferson. That is, until they actually look at the results of that intellect, other than the magnificent but necessarily broad Declaration of Independence. JFK, when reasonably sober and taking a break from...
  • Obama's Definition of 'Liberty'

    01/23/2013 8:06:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Susan Brown
    Oh, how far-removed we are from what now seems like the "innocent" Bill Clinton days when all we had to worry about was the various definitions of the word "is". And now, after watching President Obama's second term inaugural address, it is clear we have a president who calls into question the meaning of the word "liberty." It is incomprehensible that this former constitutional lawyer would argue during his speech that America has evolved to the extent "our founding documents" no longer require us to "define liberty in exactly the same way." But then again, it's not so far-fetched considering...
  • How NOT to Read the Abortion Polls

    01/23/2013 8:03:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Chris Cillizza tweeted earlier today that a new post in a section of the Washington Post he oversees explained why “Republicans need to stop talking about abortion. Immediately.” What it really shows is that polling on abortion needs to be read carefully rather than excitably.In that post Aaron Blake writes, “The trend line is clear, and Americans are becoming more accepting of abortion rights.” His thesis depends entirely on an overreaction to a few bits of poll data. A fuller look at the evidence does not bear it out.First, let’s look at the polls on Roe v. Wade. Blake’s...
  • Pro-Life Rising, Forty Years after Roe v. Wade

    01/23/2013 7:57:20 AM PST · by rhema · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | January 23, 2013 | George Weigel
    Forty years ago, on Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, one of the two worst decisions in its history. The court’s first mega-error, the 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford, declared an entire class of human beings beyond the protection of the laws; Roe v. Wade declared another class of human beings, the unborn, beyond legal protection. Dred Scott helped precipitate the Civil War; Roe v. Wade led to a vast expansion of the pro-life movement, the largest movement of social reform in American since the civil rights movement and the natural successor...
  • House Republicans’ United Front: Take default off the table ,leave room to negotiate spending cuts

    01/23/2013 7:57:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    House Republicans on Wednesday are hoping to present a united front and jump-start the next several months’ worth of budget negotiations by approving a short-term debt-limit extension with near-unanimous GOP support. Members will vote on a “limited suspension” of the federal debt limit through May 19, which would temporarily allow the Treasury Department to issue new debt to cover obligations incurred during that period, along with a measure that would withhold Senators’ pay if they fail to pass a budget. “All we’re saying is: If the president and the Senate, if this country needs to incur more debt — Senate,...
  • Critical Benghazi Question: ‘What Caliber Ammo?’

    01/23/2013 7:54:15 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Chip Jones
    As the Congressional hearings on the fiasco in Benghazi gear back up, and as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify all manner of questions are floating around about who knew what and when ... Therefore, the question that is simply asked and objectively answered, without placing any of the SF or CIA operatives at mortal risk is a simple one. You see, the Kalashnikov rifle chambers a 7.62 mm round. The US M-4 rifle chambers a 5.56 mm round. What is widely reported and accepted is that at least two of the TDY Green Berets who were assigned...
  • Two Governors Propose Radical Tax Reform (Elimination of state and corporate income taxes)

    01/23/2013 7:53:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/23/2013 | Steve Malanga
    The interminable fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington produced almost no substantial reform of taxes despite a general agreement that both our income and corporate tax codes are dense, confusing and layered with perverse incentives that favor some economic activities over others at the expense of overall growth. "The existing tax code makes compliance difficult," IRS Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson recently wrote, "leaving many [taxpayers] unaware how their taxes are computed and even what rate of tax they pay. It enables sophisticated taxpayers to reduce their tax liabilities undermines trust in the system." Just weeks into the new year, however,...
  • California’s One-Man Laffer Curve

    01/23/2013 7:50:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve already condemned the foolish people of California for approving a referendum to raise the state’s top tax rate to 13.3 percent. This impulsive and misguided exercise in class warfare surely will backfire as more and more productive people flee to other states – particularly those that don’t impose any state income tax.We know that people cross state borders all the time, and it’s usually to travel from high-tax states to low-tax states. And we’ve already seen some evidence that the state’s new top tax rate is causing a loss of highly valued jobs.This mobility of labor and talent is...
  • 'Harbinger' author pleads for return to God (at Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast)

    01/23/2013 7:45:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | January 22, 2013 | Unattributed
    'What we once knew to be immoral, we celebrate' Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” – the startling New York Times bestseller that suggests the U.S. is in the shadow of judgment from God for its rejection of Him – stood at the podium for this year’s Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Inauguration Day. Amid weeping, praying and the sounding of shofars from the audience, Cahn said the U.S. has chosen a path that takes the nation away from God, and he pleaded with its leaders to return. “What we once knew to be immoral, we celebrate,”...
  • US House Prices Soars, Mortgage Purchase Applications Rise and the Perils of Big Government

    01/23/2013 7:44:34 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/23/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    U.S. home prices climbed 5.6 percent in the 12 months through November as buyers competed for a dwindling inventory of properties, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Prices rose 0.6 percent from October on a seasonally adjusted basis. Could it be, at last, the The Fed’s massive quantitative easing is FINALLY bear some economic fruit for the housing market? Let’s take a look at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) mortgage application indices that were released this morning. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, mortgage purchase applications rose 8.57%. Mortgage refinancing applications rose 7.73% from the preceding week. Despite this...
  • Caption Clinton testifyin'

    01/23/2013 7:44:24 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 39 replies
    U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) hugs Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as she arrives to testify on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013.
  • Hillary: "Doesn't make a difference if Administration lies or covers up."

    01/23/2013 7:42:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 14 replies
    Twitter via facebook ^ | 1/23/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin by Twitter: "Oh, Lord. Hillary shouts that it doesn't make a dif if admin was lying/covering up...& Sen. Shaheen immediately follows up with full gush."
  • The Gun Control Community: Elation turns to depression

    01/23/2013 7:36:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Guns Save Life ^ | January 23, 2013 | John Boch
    The Gun Control Community: Elation turns to depression January 23, 2013 by John Boch ( – Gun control advocates were elated in the days following the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. They were elated not that children were slaughtered by an evil man-child as part of an insane rampage, but because in the hysteria following the tragedy, Americans were demanding our leaders to do “something” to prevent insane rampages by lunatics as part of their grief. There are five stages of grief and they are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In the days following the Connecticut massacre, Americans were in...
  • Surprisingly centrist vote has Israel's Netanyahu reaching to left

    01/23/2013 7:29:39 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/23/2013 | Amy Teibel
    A badly weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled Wednesday to keep his job by extending his hand to a new centrist party that advocates a more earnest push on peacemaking with the Palestinians after Israel's parliamentary election produced a stunning deadlock. The results defied forecasts that Israel's next government would veer sharply to the right at a time when the country faces mounting international isolation, growing economic problems and regional turbulence. While that opens the door to unexpected movement on peace efforts, a coalition joining parties with dramatically divergent views on peacemaking, the economy and the military draft could just...
  • Mafia's new business enterprise: renewable energy "Because that's where the money is"

    01/23/2013 7:25:57 AM PST · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/23/13 | r moran
    Willie Sutton, a notorious theif from the 1930's, was once asked why he robbed banks. "Because that's where the money is," he replied. So where's the money today? Government subsidies for renewable energy - massive subsidies with little oversight. In Europe, this means easy pickings for organized crime. And the Sicilian mafia is cleaning up. Washington Post: The still-emerging links of the mafia to the once-booming wind and solar sector here are raising fresh questions about the use of government subsidies to fuel a shift toward cleaner energies, with critics claiming huge state incentives created excessive profits for companies and...
  • Outrage as 18-year-old high school basketball star taking D.C. by storm is ... almost 21

    01/23/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation's capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed. Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O'Connell High School Knights. But the 6'7" high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink. An investigation by found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from...
  • Free Trade Cheats American

    01/23/2013 7:24:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The re-election of Barack Obama hasn't done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it will. America now has 23 million people who want a full-time job but can't find one. Obama doesn't think American citizens or businessmen create jobs. His Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, recently said on a television interview referring to China, where he has outsourced General Electric's light bulb plants, "state-run Communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works." In his first presidential debate last year, Obama claimed that passage of free trade agreements with...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea completes preparations for nuclear test (tunnel sealed, cables out)

    01/23/2013 7:23:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/01/23 | Kim Eun-jung
    2013/01/23 23:47 KST (LEAD) N. Korea completes preparations for nuclear test (ATTN: UPDATES in paras 1-6; CHANGES headline) By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has completed all technical preparations for a nuclear test and can carry it out in a few days if it makes a decision, a South Korean intelligence source said Wednesday. North Korea had dug up a tunnel for a test at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but the tunnel has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, the source said, suggesting that all measuring and other equipment has already been installed inside.
  • A Case Study In the Overton Window of Political Possibility

    01/23/2013 7:19:51 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/23/2013 | Mackinac Center
    The Overton Window, as coined by the Mackinac Center, is a model to explain how changes in public policy occur. When evaluating the options within any specific public policy issue, only a relatively narrow window of options will be considered politically acceptable by politicians. The window of acceptable policies is not primarily defined by the politician’s preference, but by what he or she can support without jeopardizing re-election. As society embraces new ideas, the Overton Window shifts to include additional public policy options that were previously deemed unacceptable. Meaningful policy change may take decades. Or, as in the case of...
  • Menendez leads hearing questioning Clinton on Benghazi

    01/23/2013 7:08:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:10 AM | Jonathan Tamari
    ... The hearing room is packed with observers and news agencies from the United States and abroad. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, also a Democrat, also sits on the committee. Four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the attacks. Republicans have strongly questioned the Obama administration’s response, particularly comments from U.N. ambassador Susan Rice that at one point attributed the attacks to a spontaneous demonstration. Menendez praised Clinton’s candor and cooperation in his opening statement, shortly after 9 a.m. Speaking of those killed, he said, “We honor their service to our nation and we grieve with their families, but...
  • BenghaziGate: Lies, Murder, Treason & Heroes

    01/23/2013 7:04:07 AM PST · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan. 23, 1013 | Rob Cunningham
    Never has one live television event held the potential to enrage a nation, destroy a sitting president, disqualify an aspiring President and delegitimize a malignant, corrupted media industry than the testimony of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before Congress, today. Prior to this public hearing, Good Morning America will have spent more time interviewing Honey Boo-Boo during one show, than all network news stations, combined (excluding Fox News) have spent discussing the details surrounding the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. The last murder of a U.S. Ambassador occurred in...
  • AP IMPACT: Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

    01/23/2013 7:02:56 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | BERNARD CONDON and PAUL WISEMAN
    Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. And the situation is even worse than it appears. Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, say experts who study the labor market. What's more, these jobs aren't just being lost to China and other developing countries, and they aren't just factory work. Increasingly, jobs are disappearing in the service sector, home to two-thirds of all workers ... this "hollowing out" of the middle-class...
  • CA:Sacramento Homeowner Shoots Assailant In Self-Defense

    01/23/2013 7:02:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 21 January, 2013 | NA
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13)- A man shot and killed another man who chased him around his yard and threatened to hurt him. --------------------cut----------------------- The resident went inside and came back out with a gun and ordered the man to leave. The man grabbed a heavy wrought iron stand and was motioning to throw it at the resident, when the resident shot the man in the abdomen.
  • 1927 worse school mass murder in US History, no guns involved.

    01/23/2013 6:58:36 AM PST · by GailA · 35 replies ^ | n/a | N/A Andrew Kehoe was a farmer living in Bath, Michigan. A member of the school board and the town clerk, on May 18, 1927 he orchestrated a plot to dynamite the Bath Consolidated School, killing thirty-seven children. He killed himself in a second explosion aimed at the school’s superintendent. Kehoe's act was one of the largest school-related mass murders in US history.
  • TX:Family uses firearm to stop attempted home invasion

    01/23/2013 6:57:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 20 January, 2013 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO - A scary situation for a family on the Northeast Side. Just before 10 am Sunday morning Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies say someone tried to kick-in the front door at a home on Sunlit Trail. We're told the mom called 911 and the son fired one shot through the door. The suspect then took off after firing his gun.
  • Obama declares war on reality

    01/23/2013 6:57:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Jan 2013 | James Delingpole
    When George W Bush declared war on an abstract noun – "Terror" – he was widely and inevitably mocked by the left for his foolishness. Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has used his second inaugural address to declare war on an even more nebulous threat to the security of the world: reality, itself. Here's how he put it in his inaugural address: (H/T Theo Spleenventer; Bishop Hill) We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science,...
  • Frontline: The Untouchables (Video)

    01/23/2013 6:56:04 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    PBS ^ | January 22, 2013
    Frontline examines why no Wall Street execs have been prosecuted for the financial crisis.
  • OK:Burglars shot in southeast Oklahoma City, police said

    01/23/2013 6:52:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 18 January, 2013 | LeighAnne Manwarren
    Police were at two locations in southeast Oklahoma City Friday night investigating reports of a burglary and a shooting. Police said five people were trying to burglarize a home at the 1500 block of SE 45 when the female homeowner shot one of them with her gun. A friend of the homeowner, a man, shot another burglar with the homeowner's gun, police report. The burglars fled the scene and went to a house at the 500 block of SE 79, police said. Both shooting victims were taken to a hospital and were in serious to critical condition, police said.
  • Gun-Control Group Recommends Toughest Restrictions Yet [CT]

    01/23/2013 6:47:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    Hart\ford Courant ^ | January 22, 2013 | JON LENDER
    A gun-control group Tuesday issued the toughest proposals yet for new Connecticut restrictions on firearms after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. The measures include annual renewals of pistol permits, a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than seven bullets, and a requirement that all assault weapons be destroyed rather than "grandfathered" so current owners can keep theirs.
  • Fl:Armed suspect fatally shot by victim in Bradenton ambush

    01/23/2013 6:47:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Kristal Roberts
    BRADENTON - An armed suspect attempting to commit a robbery was shot dead by the victim in Bradenton Sunday night. Joshua Pinkham, 39, and Roy Potter, 40, were sitting outside a duplex on the 4200 block of 24 th Street West when three masked men approached them at 10:20 p.m. One of the suspects, 26-year-old James Brady, pointed a gun at Pinkham and ordered him to the ground. Pinkham pulled out a handgun and the two men exchanged fire. The suspect was shot and the two other suspects fled on foot.
  • OH:Neighbors say suspect shot by homeowner

    01/23/2013 6:43:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 19 January, 2013 | Jackie Sprague
    WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) - West Carrollton Police cleared the scene at Upland Drive just before 10 Saturday night. Neighbors tell 2 News they heard shots fired on Skyview Drive, which is a street over, just before 7 P.M. They say they saw a man fall into the street, bleeding, then he took off.
  • Police: 82-year-old Mo. man shoots intruder

    01/23/2013 6:36:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 19 January, 2013 | James Long
    ELLSINORE, MO (KFVS) - Police say an 82-year-old Ellsinore man shot a man who reportedly broke into his home Friday night. It happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on North Herren Street. According to Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens, Charles L. White, 30, of Ellsinore, broke into the residence and assaulted the 82-year-old. White reported fled after being shot. After the sheriff's office obtained a search warrant, White was found at a home in Ellsinore.
  • Four More Lost Years of Empty, Clueless Rhetoric

    01/23/2013 6:34:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. If you need any evidence for this prediction, Obama's in-your-face, second inaugural address is Exhibit A. It was a speech tailored to make the hearts of liberal Democrats beat faster, cheering what some in the Washington news media called "Obama unbound." It was a speech that sent an unmistakable message to his party's base that this time around, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy. The gloves are off, these are my issues, and...
  • Why Benghazi Hasn't Brought Down Hillary Clinton–and Won't

    01/23/2013 6:32:21 AM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    The secretary of State testifies this week, but because of years of taking hits and careful damage control she'll leave unscathed.
  • Doctor probes teen on guns in the home

    01/23/2013 6:32:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 jan 2013 | John Kass
    In pro-gun-regulation Illinois — where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs — a young man was admitted to the hospital. Sam Insley, 16, of Oak Lawn, wasn't admitted with a gun problem. Sam had a tonsil problem. "It was an infected tonsil," Mary Rita Insley told me of her son Sam, a strapping, 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound lacrosse player at St. Rita High School on the Southwest Side. "Yes, he's a big kid, but regardless of his age and stature, my husband and I were with him the entire time he was there." Sam was...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ELOHIM, 01-23-13

    01/23/2013 6:29:52 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 01-23-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ELOHIM the Hebrew word most frequently used for God. It appears several thousand times in the Old Testament. It was also used in a plural sense to designate heathen gods (Genesis 35:2, Exodus 18:11). When Jesus was heard to say on the Cross "Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani," he was using a modified form of Elohim (Matthew 27:46). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

    01/23/2013 6:25:36 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 3 replies
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  • Doctor probes teen on guns in the home

    01/23/2013 6:25:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | 22 jan 2013 | John Kass
    In pro-gun-regulation Illinois — where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs — a young man was admitted to the hospital. Sam Insley, 16, of Oak Lawn, wasn't admitted with a gun problem. Sam had a tonsil problem. John Kass .Bio | E-mail | Recent columns Maps Advocate Hope Children's Hospital: 4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA 80% Off Pashmina ScarvesView Deal$120 $24"It was an infected tonsil," Mary Rita Insley told me of her son Sam, a strapping, 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound lacrosse player at St. Rita High School on the Southwest Side....
  • Stop the U.S. Senate from greasing the skids for gun confiscation

    01/23/2013 6:24:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Gunowners ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Gun Owners
    Reid & McConnell are reportedly about to change the Senate rules It’s probably a harbinger of sell-outs to come. But Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently about to conclude an agreement with Majority Leader Harry Reid which would sell out pro-gunners and decimate minority rights under the Senate rules. This change could occur as early as Wednesday. If enacted, it could handcuff pro-gun forces and keep them from defeating the most radical initiatives aimed at restricting our Second Amendment rights. The first of two changes would allow Harry Reid -– and only Harry Reid –- to circumvent the hurdles...