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  • The Democrats Want You to Die (Yes They do)

    01/24/2013 7:09:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | John Ransom
    I'm beginning to detect a theme running throughout the Democrat Party's proposals. Actually, the theme is about as subtle as a icepick in Sicily, so I'm quite surprised that I haven't noticed it before. OK, I HAVE noticed it before, I just haven't noticed it EVERYWHERE two or more liberal proposals are gathered in Pelosi's name. So anywho, as I was saying: After much stoic reflection, I've determined that Democrats believe that the key to creating the liberal heaven-on-earth is in getting us all to die. Yep. Dead as hell; that's what they want. And I don't just mean the...
  • Lawmakers to unveil new assault weapons ban

    01/24/2013 7:07:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Wa Compost ^ | 1/24/13 | O'Keefe
    Democratic lawmakers plan to formally reintroduce a bill Thursday that would ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, the most ambitious — and politically risky — element of proposals unveiled by President Obama to limit gun violence. The “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013″ is similar to one passed in 1994 that expired with little protest in 2004. The measure will be unveiled Thursday morning by a slate of Democratic co-sponsors, led by longtime gun control advocates Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.), who have pushed for the ban before in part because of their personal histories...
  • Question for someone familiar with a Colt 10mm

    01/24/2013 7:00:25 AM PST · by Abathar · 55 replies
    My Desk | 01/24/2013 | Abathar
    I was hoping someone was familiar with the Colt Delta Elite 10mm and could tell me if this is a decent investment or not. I am thinking of buying my neighbors that he was going to put on the market asking $750 for, it comes with about 400 rounds of Hornady ammo also. It looks to be in really nice condition, he told me he bought it new and hadn't put 100 rounds through it. My biggest question is how does the 10mm stand up against the .45, and is that a ridiculous price or not? I really love the...
  • Pope to charities: Refuse partnerships that even indirectly support acts opposed to the faith

    01/24/2013 6:59:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | by Patrick B. Craine
    ROME, Jan. 22, 2013 ( - Pope Benedict XVI says Catholic agencies must sometimes refuse partnerships that would even indirectly support activities opposed to the Christian view of the human person. We must exercise a critical vigilance and at times refuse funding and collaborations that, directly or indirectly, favour actions or projects that are at odds with Christian anthropology, the Pope stressed in a Jan. 19th address to the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and its president, Cardinal Robert Sarah, in excerpts released by the Vatican Information Service. The remarks come only a month after the Popes surprise release of a...
  • Idaho lawmakers dont need concealed weapon permits

    01/24/2013 6:58:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 23 January, 2013 | Betsy Z. Russell
    BOISE With Idaho state lawmakers fired up to protect gun rights, more attention is being focused on an Idaho law thats been on the books since 1990 permitting any elected official in the state, including legislators, to carry a hidden firearm without a concealed weapons permit. A 2011 survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures showed no other state with such an exemption; most states exempt only peace officers, retired peace officers, military members, and in some cases, judges and prosecutors. Earlier this week, a three-hour evening training class offered in the state Capitol on carrying a concealed...
  • VP Biden says he heard Nickel Mines shooting gunshots

    01/24/2013 6:56:32 AM PST · by Daveinyork · 30 replies
    Lancaster online ^ | 1-23-2013 | KAREN SHUEY
    It's no secret that Vice President Joe Biden has made more than a few gaffes during his political career. His latest: a hard-to-prove comment about a brush with the 2006 school shooting at Nickel Mines. Speaking last week to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., Biden made the surprising revelation that he was golfing within earshot of the one-room schoolhouse when a troubled truck driver shot 10 Amish girls, killing five and wounding five. Read more:
  • Former DOD Inspector Gen: Panettas Directive May be Unconstitutional

    01/24/2013 6:55:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 44 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Paul Scicchitano
    Reacting to reports that outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the Pentagons long-standing ban on women serving in combat, former DOD Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz tells Newsmax that he believes the decision will lead to a degradation of good order and discipline and may even be unconstitutional. Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. Introducing mixed gender combat units in my experience and judgment will inevitably lead...
  • Hillary vs. Rand Paul

    01/24/2013 6:54:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2013 | Bill Schanefelt
    I was unavailable to watch most of the farcical testimony given today by Mrs. Clinton, but I did catch the exchange with Sen. Rand Paul near the end, and it is fascinating, not only for the content of the exchange, but primarily for the look on her face her tone of voice as she reacts to the question: Sen. Paul: Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?Mrs. Clinton: To Turkey? I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever...
  • California school district gets high-powered rifles

    01/24/2013 6:53:49 AM PST · by Washi · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Associated Press
    FONTANA, Calif. The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses. Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December, a week before a gunman killed 26 students and educators at a Connecticut elementary school. "I think it just further solidified the need to give our officers the tools they need to respond to an active shooter on campus," schools Police Chief Billy Green said Wednesday about the tragedy.
  • The GOP Gets Fiscally Tough: The latest debt-ceiling deal is a hopeful sign for many conservatives

    01/24/2013 6:39:44 AM PST · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    nat review ^ | 1/24/13 | j fund
    House Republicans appear to have gotten some of their mojo back. GOP leaders say they will insist that automatic spending cuts (the sequester) scheduled to begin on March 1 will be made and that the House will adopt a budget resolution that would lead to a balanced budget within ten years without raising any more taxes. Just a few months ago, they were singing a different, less fiscally tough tune. On Wednesday, the House suspended the limit on the nations debt ceiling. That gives Republican lawmakers nearly four months to sort out what they will demand in exchange for raising...
  • Hillary Clintons Management Failure

    01/24/2013 6:39:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2013 | Elliott Abrams
    During her congressional testimony today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly defended her failure to see key cables dealing with Benghazi by noting how many cables the State Department receives. She explained there are 1.4 million cables to the department a year, all addressed to her as secretary. Thats wrong and this poor excuse is worth examining. In fact, every cable sent from the department is signed Clinton as long as she is in Washington. If not, each cable bears the name of the acting secretary usually deputy secretary Bill Burns. But its obvious that these cables are...
  • Obama Inaugural: Full of Audacity, but Little Hope

    01/24/2013 6:39:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Commentators both left and right agree that Barack Obama's second inaugural speech Monday was highly partisan, with shout outs to his constituencies on the left and defiance of his critics on the right. Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and made brief reference to Abraham Lincoln's sublime Second Inaugural ("blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword"). But there was not much in the way of "with malice toward none, with charity for all." There were more references than in many inaugural speeches to specific programs and policies. One interesting question is what the practical effect...
  • Discussing Islam: A Religious Taboo : We can kill our enemies but can't discuss their beliefs.

    01/24/2013 6:36:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2013 | Clifford May
    Can we at least agree that reports of al-Qaedas death have been greatly exaggerated? Youll recall that Peter Bergen, a director at the New America Foundation and the national-security analyst for CNN, began pronouncing AQ dead last summer. At the Aspen Institute, he even gave a speech titled Time to Declare Victory: Al Qaeda Is Defeated. He defended this thesis repeatedly, including in a debate with me on Wolf Blitzers show on CNN. President Obama has not gone quite that far. Prior to the election, in stump speeches round the country, he said al-Qaeda had been decimated. And even in...
  • After 1,460 Letters, Heart-Broken CNN Reporter to Stop Writing President,Lamenting "He Never Called"

    01/24/2013 6:36:03 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/24/13 | Aurelius
    Tom Foreman is a CNN "reporter" who few have heard of. Maybe no one's noticed him because he's been writing letters to President Barack Obama. Often. Every single day, in fact. For four years. That's 1,460 letters... What precisely was in the letters, on top of the sheer number of them, is particularly disturbing. The joy that this exercise gave Foreman at times is all the more unnerving. Mr. Foreman often ended letters asking the President to "call when you can," because he knows he's busy. He told him about "a guy [who] started giving [him] a hard time" in...
  • Wrong on Women Warriors (The new policy to place women in combat units is a mistake)

    01/24/2013 6:33:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2013 | Heather MacDonald
    We have apparently arrived at the Golden Age, free from strife and the threat of foreign enemies. Little else can explain so gratuitous a decision as to place women in combat units. The downsides to such a policy are legion and obvious; the only reason to pursue it is to placate feminisms insatiable and narcissistic drive for absolute official equality between the sexes. Any claim that our fighting forces are not reaching their maximum potential because females are not included is absurd. The number of women who are the equal to reasonably well-developed men in upper-body strength and who have...
  • Its Not 1994 Anymore

    01/24/2013 6:32:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 23 January, 2013 | pdb
    In case you havent been keeping up with Sebastian and Bitter, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show decided to cave to the sudden anti-gun political pressure and prohibit exhibitors from displaying any politically-incorrect rifles or equipment: 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. However, this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention that would distract from the strong focus on hunting and fishing at this...
  • Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class

    01/24/2013 6:25:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/24/2013 | Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry
    A favorite "progressive" trope is that America's middle class has stagnated economically since the 1970s. One version of this claim, made by Robert Reich, President Clinton's labor secretary, is typical: "After three decades of flat wages during which almost all the gains of growth have gone to the very top," he wrote in 2010, "the middle class no longer has the buying power to keep the economy going." This trope is spectacularly wrong. It is true enough that, when adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, the average hourly wage of nonsupervisory workers in America has remained about the...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Did Not Say It Was About The Video ... What Difference Does It Make.

    01/24/2013 6:21:22 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sundance
    WASHINGTON DC Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, answering questions on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) pressed her on the anti-Islamic video that was originally blamed for the attack. When you briefed us, you said unequivocally this was a result of a video and I remember in fact you got pretty upset about it when somebody suggested this was a terrorist attack. Clinton said, I did not say that it was about the video for Libya, it certainly was for many of the other places where we...
  • The Founders had a chance to discuss Progressivism, and they rejected it

    01/24/2013 6:20:45 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    For those of you who didn't catch the tail end of Mark Levin's show Tuesday night, here's what he discussed in the last 5 minutes.(mp3) At the Constitutional Convention, July 17th, 1787, delegate Gunning Bedford of Delaware made the following proposal: Mr. BEDFORD moved that the 2d. member of Resolution 6. be so altered as to read "and moreover to legislate in all cases for the general interests of the Union, and also in those to which the States are separately incompetent," or in which the harmony of the U. States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual Legislation."...
  • Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says

    01/24/2013 6:17:45 AM PST · by cartan · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2013-01-23 | Ian Sample
    Britain's most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding. Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline antibiotics was so serious that the issue should be added to the government's national risk register of civil emergencies. She described what she called an "apocalyptic scenario" where people going for simple operations in 20 years' time die of routine infections "because we have run out of antibiotics".
  • Airline passenger boasting 'Prepare to Die' on his chest is asked to change

    01/24/2013 6:13:39 AM PST · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    mail online ^ | 1/23 | leslie larson
    'My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.' The infamous line from 'The Princess Bride' has been repeated the world over by fans of the cult classic but some Aussies on a Qantas flight on Sunday didn't appreciate the humor. Wynand Mullins boarded his Sydney flight wearing a T-shirt with the movie quote and was asked to change his attire after his fellow passengers complained that they felt threatened.
  • An Unwanted Blessed Inspires Pro-Lifers (and results in a conversion)

    01/24/2013 6:12:28 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 19, 2013 | JIM GRAVES
    2011 was a hard year for Marilyn Pinkerton of San Marino, Calif. The 57-year-old’s baby grandson, Nicholas, was diagnosed with nail-patella syndrome (NPS), a rare genetic disorder that adversely affects the nails and kneecaps and sometimes other parts of the body. Prominent among Nicholas’ symptoms was that he had no kneecaps. Therefore, doctors wondered if he would ever be able to walk.  Near Pinkerton’s home was the Motherhouse of the Carmelite Sisters of Alhambra, a traditional community whose apostolates in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles include health care and retreats. The sisters suggested she pray for the boy’s healing to Blessed Margaret...
  • Black Families Hurt by Magazine's War on Conservatives

    01/24/2013 6:10:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dear Ebony, I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one. Why do I know you will ignore my book despite its examination of the most important issue facing "black America"? Your magazine treats black conservatives as if they were the enemy, that they bring nothing valid to the discussion. Ebony magazine, a monthly staple of American black...
  • Sheriff: 'Violent criminal monster' charged in Lockport triple murder(Mother,two daughters)

    01/24/2013 6:01:09 AM PST · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Scott Satchfield
    LOCKPORT, La. -- There was a step toward closure in a shocking case in Lockport on Wednesday, as authorities announced charges against their prime suspect in the killings of 29 year old Jacquelin Nieves and her daughters, Gabriella, 7, and Izabela, 1. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre describes the suspect, David Brown, as a serious, habitual violent criminal. "(Brown) has been arrested multiple times, almost every year of his life, since the time he was a juvenile, Webre said. He has been incarcerated multiple times." Now, Brown could face the death penalty. In the early morning hours of Nov. 4...
  • Record numbers sign up for Marietta [GA.] gun training course [700 people!! 600% increase!!]

    01/24/2013 5:49:35 AM PST · by Arcy · 4 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Pete Combs
    MARIETTA As Cobb County residents fear for their gun rights in the face of possible new federal weapons laws, thousands have swarmed stores and gun shows. Now, many of them want to know how to use the guns they have been buying in record numbers. They really want to know, How can I be safe with this? said Marietta Police Officer Dave Baldwin. He teaches a gun class to the public. Usually, about a hundred people show up for the 90-minute instructional program that covers safe handling of the firearm, storage, loading and unloading as well as other topics....
  • Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}

    01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST · by drpix · 60 replies ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day
    Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbuls most revered mosques. trias Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities. The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings. The anger was provoked by Jabbas Palace, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Legos Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 24,2013

    01/24/2013 5:30:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 24,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/24/13)[Prayer]

    01/24/2013 5:26:57 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/24/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures The Stone of IsraelGenesis 49:24 But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
  • Our View: Will the Senate budget?

    01/24/2013 5:26:36 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 5 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 1/24/2013 | Editor
    On the Sunday news shows, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., promised that the U.S. Senate would provide a budget this year. That shouldnt be news. The Senate should always present a budget to be considered. However, it is news because the U.S. Senate, under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has failed to present a budget for more than three years. We hope that Sen. Schumer is correct. The failure of the U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats, to live up to its fiscal responsibilities and produce a budget for consideration, has always been shameful. Such inaction underscores the partisan bickering...
  • Gun show bill voted down in Va. Senate committee

    01/24/2013 5:25:52 AM PST · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 24, 2013 | Michael Sluss
    Legislation aimed at requiring criminal-record checks for all firearm transactions at gun shows, including those by private sellers, won't advance this year, but members of a state Senate committee pledged Wednesday to work toward a compromise that could expand background checks on firearm purchases.
  • All The Difference in the World

    01/24/2013 5:24:47 AM PST · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived back in the Senate, after dodging a few falling safes, multiple banana peels and an ornery dog named Henry, to give a carefully prepared histrionic rant which can be summed up, "I do care a lot" and "None of this was my fault" and "What difference at this point does it make?" The last isn't a sarcastic restatement. It's what she actually said. It might make a difference to a Coptic Christian whose trailer was blamed by the leader of the free world for a series of Al Qaeda attacks against American diplomatic facilities...
  • US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital

    01/24/2013 5:23:17 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bill Roggio
    US drones yet again targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Yemen, this time outside the capital of Sana'a. The strike today is the fourth by the US in Yemen in five days. The US has expanded the drone campaign throughout all of Yemen over the past year. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers attacked a vehicle as it traveled in a rural area outside of Sana'a, according to Reuters. Six AQAP members are said to have been killed in the attack. No senior AQAP fighters are reported to have been killed in today's...
  • Barack Obama: Our Orc-in-Chief

    01/24/2013 5:21:02 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 12 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-24-2013 | EDWARD CLINE
    Create a link: And that is what Obama is, at core. Down deep, he knows he is nothing. But in the eyes of his worshipping electorate, he is something. He is a leader. A Messiah. A Fhrer. The Thirteenth Imam. The Mahdi. The Prophet. The savior of the ages, the man on horseback who comes to save a nation from itself. Because he is nothing, he must work miracles, and turn gold into lead. He must prove that he is something. Read more: Family Security Matters Under Creative Commons License: Attribution
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(1/24/13

    01/24/2013 5:16:34 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/24/13 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Genesis 49:24 But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel) God Bless America!
  • Major oil discovery in Australian outback [$20 Trillion]

    01/24/2013 5:16:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2013, 5:54 pm
    Brisbane company Linc Energy says independent studies have confirmed a major shale oil source in South Australia's far north, which officials have estimated could be worth $20 trillion. The company says US-consultants have carried out drilling and geological and seismic surveys around Coober Pedy. Linc Energy holds rights over more than 65,000 square kilometres of land in the Arckaringa Basin and started explorations in 2008. In a statement to the Stock Exchange, the company said reports from US-based consultants indicate underlying rock formations "are rich in oil and gas-prone kerogen". The company says up to 233 billion barrels of oil...
  • Britain urges nationals to leave Libya's Benghazi citing threat

    01/24/2013 5:09:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Reuters
    Britain on Thursday said it was aware of a "specific and imminent" threat to Westerners in the Libyan city of Benghazi and urged British nationals to evacuate.
  • Women in Combat Roles

    01/24/2013 5:03:38 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 26 replies
    January 29, 2013 | John Leland 1789
    Dear Elected Represenatives : Just a couple of years ago, I wrote to all of my elected representatives about women in combat, and about the eventual possibility of women being required to register with the Selective Service Administration, as males are required to do. I received letters from Congress and the Department of Defense that carried this response, "Sir, don't be alarmed --- don't you know that it is against the law for women to serve in combat roles?" Well, is it against the law, or isn't it ? Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants women in combat units ! Does...

    01/24/2013 4:56:59 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/24/43 | Grant Parr, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin, Ray Brock, Charles Hurd, R.L. Duffus
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW19 20 21
  • Benghazi HearingsWillie Geist Rides To Rand Paul's Defense: 'Doing His Job'

    01/24/2013 4:51:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has said that he doesn't know whether Morning Joe member Willie Geist is a Democrat or a Republican. I'd say Willie leans left on social issues but is not reflexively liberal on other matters. Today, with Scarborough absent from the Morning Joe set, Geist actually rode to the defense of Rand Paul. The Republican Senator from Kentucky has been taking heat from Dems over telling Hillary Clinton at yesterday's Benghazi hearings that had he been president, he would have fired her for her handling of the matter. Panelist Donny Deutsch made a predictable attack, calling Paul "pathetic, amateur...
  • 2nd Amendment And The States

    01/24/2013 4:51:10 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 20 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/24/13 | LD Jackson
    At the risk of boring the few regular readers I have accumulated on Political Realities, let me touch once again on the 2nd Amendment and the all-out assault against it that is presently taking place. To be sure, it is a highly charged debate. Many liberals believe no one should have guns, while conservatives believe it is our God-given right to keep and bear arms. And that's not even considering the 2nd Amendment, put into place to protect those rights. Let's review what the 2nd Amendment says, shall we? A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a...
  • North Korea Vows Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US (want to see our new HEU bomb?)

    01/24/2013 4:49:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    VOA News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Steve Herman
    North Korea Vows Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US by Steve Herman North Korea is amplifying its rhetoric about carrying out more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. North Korea's National Defense Commission says the reclusive state will conduct an all-out confrontation battle that will include further satellite and long-range launches, as well as what it calls a nuclear test of a higher level. It says these actions will be aimed at its sworn enemy, the United States.
  • Now They Tell Us: Obama's Tax Promises Were Bogus

    01/24/2013 4:46:50 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/23/2013 | IBD Staff
    Remember all those mainstream news reports before the election about how President Obama's expansive spending plans would require massive tax hikes on everyone, not just millionaires and billionaires? Neither do we. But somehow after the election, reporters are finally admitting that Obama's budget numbers simply don't add up and that new taxes on the middle class including a European-style value added tax are "inevitable."
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 24, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/24/2013 4:46:22 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/24/13 | Joel Osteen
    Say I Can to the Mountain Today's Scripture And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done. (Matthew 21:21, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Weve all had seasons when the challenges of life feel overwhelming. During those times, its easy to be tempted to talk about how bad things are. Maybe you...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 24, 2013]

    01/24/2013 4:45:28 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    God’s Overpowering Purpose "I have appeared to you for this purpose . . ." —Acts 26:16 The vision Paul had on the road to Damascus was not a passing emotional experience, but a vision that had very clear and emphatic directions for him. And Paul stated, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision” (Acts 26:19). Our Lord said to Paul, in effect, “Your whole life is to be overpowered or subdued by Me; you are to have no end, no aim, and no purpose but Mine.” And the Lord also says to us, “You did not choose Me,...
  • Who is Deep in the Cheese? Lanny Breuer (Fast & Furious)

    01/24/2013 4:41:44 AM PST · by frithguild · 2 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 1/24/2013 | frithguild
    I love the intro to these "news" reports - "after leading the agencys efforts to clamp down on public corruption and financial fraud at the nations largest banks, according to several people familiar with the matter." Those big banks are just too big and too much for a dedicated public servant who is tough on crime. A couple of posts here last summer asked about executive privilege once the Obama administration asserted it in Fast & Furious. It seemed clear to me then that the administration strategy would be to use the litigation process to delay, so that Fast...
  • "Virtual President" BILL WHITTLE to tape "Virtual Inauguration" speech, CONSERVATIVE response to BHO

    01/24/2013 4:32:45 AM PST · by RonDog · 121 replies
    Bill Whittle's facebook fan page ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bill Whittle
    From his Facebook fan page: Bill Whittle January 23, 2013 Short notice, I know... ... but I am shooting the Virtual Inaugural at a speaking event in Redlands, CA on Thursday night at 6:30. I have room for perhaps 100 additional people. If you are able to attend, I can send you the details by writing me at: contact at billwhittle dot net. It'll be fun if you can make it. If you can't you'll see it on Monday, I think.
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, January 24, 2013 traduce

    01/24/2013 4:29:13 AM PST · by secret garden · 67 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 24 January 2013 | Thursday's sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". traduce \truh DOOS\ verb1. to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation2. violate, betray Example sentences: At the apex of the journalist's career, a jealous rival attempted to traduce her name with false allegations. "In his introductory remarks, Stuart Proffitt, publishing director of Penguin Press and chairman of the prize committee, praised the BBC as the greatest cultural institution in the history of the world.... Here, at last,...
  • Liberty needs more doers and fewer watchers

    01/24/2013 4:18:09 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Sentry Journal ^ | 01/21/13 | John Carey
    My father always told me there are two types of people in this world; doers and watchers. Even the revolutionary war had its share of doers and watchers. The doers were the Patriots and Tories. These people encompassed colonists who kicked in by fighting either for independence or for the King. Some of the most brutal and bloodiest battles of the war were fought between Patriots and Tories. They made up roughly 2/3 of the colonial population. The final 1/3 was made up people who either didn’t care which side won or who desired independence but really didn’t want to...
  • Ausflag unveils new Aussie flag to be used at sporting events

    01/24/2013 4:16:33 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies ^ | 24th January 2013 | Patrick Lion
    <p>A HIGH-powered alliance of top Australians has unveiled a new national sporting flag and plans to use it to gatecrash major sporting events.</p> <p>Ausflag will push for sporting bodies and fans to embrace the green, gold, blue and white flag - still featuring the Southern Cross - and even want it to be raised as the official flag in Olympic Games medal ceremonies.</p>
  • Europe's Wishes Came True

    01/24/2013 4:01:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion. The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek...