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  • Yes, He Can: Twenty Ways Obama Can Use Executive Power to Push a Progressive Agenda

    01/26/2013 9:47:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Nation ^ | The February 11, 2013 Issue | The Editors
    When President Obama announced his sweeping new plan for preventing gun violence on January 16, it included no fewer than twenty-three “executive actions,” in addition to a series of legislative proposals. The message was clear: in the face of congressional intransigence—on gun control and beyond—Obama will push changes through the executive branch that he believes to be for the good of the country. “Congress too must act, and Congress must act soon,” Obama said, while making it clear that the White House will not wait for the GOP-controlled House. It was not the first time the president has flexed his...
  • New Zealand’s deadliest predators [SLIDESHOW]

    01/26/2013 9:25:29 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/25/2013 | Taylor Bigler
    Some dude in New Zealand wants to eradicate all house cats — and for good reason. They are cold-blooded serial killers that will murder just about anything they can get their little paws on. It must be stopped! Good riddance to these natural born killers.Here is a compilation of some of New Zealand’s deadliest and most terrifying predators:
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clark's PSA on guns

    01/26/2013 9:21:46 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 25 replies
    Office of the Sheriff ^ | January 2013 | David A. Clark
    Scroll down a bit to download the PSA. I can't do a hot link to the file. It's a MP3 file, you can get at the source. This sheriff is one of the good guys. This has gone viral. The lefties have their panties in a wad over this PSA. HAH!! I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can...
  • Girl 'leukemia free' after being treated with HIV

    01/26/2013 9:15:32 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Emma Brooke-Whitehead had undergone extended chemotherapy without success when doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia decided to try the groundbreaking new treatment about eight months ago. "This treatment was really her only chance," pediatric oncologist Stephen Grupp told ABC News. The treatment works by using a disabled version of HIV to retrain a patient's disease-fighting white blood cells to kill cancer cells.
  • California lawmaker threatening Microsoft over … loss of Sacramento Kings?

    01/26/2013 9:03:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last weekend, Phil Mickelson threatened to move out of California over the onerous tax hikes imposed by Jerry Brown and the Democratic supermajority in Sacramento. Mickelson later apologized for his outburst, although I'm not sure why; he has just as much right to complain as anyone else. CNN Money later attempted to correct Mickelson, saying that his total tax rate was somewhere around 53%, not 62%, but I'm not sure that was much comfort, nor an effective rebuttal to Mickelson's point.As it turns out, Mickelson's not the only sports entity looking at a Golden Gate exit. Forbes noted that one...
  • FDA: Better food labeling could stem obesity

    01/26/2013 8:47:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Elizabeth Palermo (BusinessNewsDaily)
    Can improved labeling on food products help consumers make healthier choices? A new study by the Food and Drug Administration shows that it can. The FDA is in the process of updating the 20-year-old nutrition facts label that appears on all food and beverage products in the U.S. The organization’s researchers believe that improved labels may assist consumers in making healthier decisions about the food they buy. The FDA commissioned the study as part of the action plan for its Obesity Working Group. The researchers' goal was to determine whether modifying the key elements of the nutrition facts label might...
  • The Preppers Next Door[NYC Region]

    01/26/2013 8:46:01 PM PST · by Theoria · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | ALAN FEUER
    A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization. Onto a folding table came a breathtaking array of disaster swag: compasses and iodine pills, hand-cranked radios and solar-powered flashlights, magnesium fire-starters and a fully charged Kindle with digital road maps of the tristate region. Many of the items...
  • Iran unveils machine for amputating thieves’ fingers

    01/26/2013 8:45:17 PM PST · by Rabin · 39 replies
    France24 ^ | 25/01/2013 | official press agencies
    Iran Human Rights, Mahmoud Amiry-Moghaddam, “What is surprising about this is that not only was this a public amputation, but that photos of it were distributed by official press agencies, and that they showed a machine that we had until yet never seen images of.
  • Police Continue Investigation Of School Shootings

    01/26/2013 8:44:56 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    The Newtown Bee ^ | January 24, 2013 | Andrew Gorosko
    Police this week continued their investigation into the December 14 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in seeking to document exactly what happened and learn the motive of the gunman who shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators at the Dickinson Drive building. State police spokesman Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said that state police had a private meeting with members of the families of the deceased on January 15 to update them on the progress of the probe and to answer questions. Lt Vance declined to provide details on that 90-minute meeting. "We're doing our best to keep...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-27-13, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/26/2013 8:41:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-27-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 27, 2013   Third Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly,which consisted of men, women,and those children old enough to understand.Standing at one end of the open place that was before the Water Gate,he read out of the book from daybreak till midday,in the presence of the men, the women,and those children old enough to understand;and all the people listened attentively to the book of the law.Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that had been made for the occasion.He opened the scrollso that...
  • Phil Mickelson isn’t the only future former Californian

    01/26/2013 8:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 23, 2013 | Fmr. California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore
    California voters approved a $50 billion tax hike in November, bestowing the highest marginal income tax rate in the nation on California taxpayers — 13.3 percent. Now professional golfer Phil Mickelson is thinking of leaving the state. He’s fortunate. He can practice his chosen profession in any region where snow doesn’t cover the ground for too long, and if he moves to Texas or Florida, his state income tax will drop to zero. Mickelson won’t be the first pro golfer to leave California. Tiger Woods, who used to live in my old Orange County legislative district, moved to Florida in...
  • Guidance to a Misinformed Reader

    01/26/2013 8:32:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A reader, John, took the trouble to post the following comments, so I will take the trouble to post a reply. Johns comments are numbered and lettered. My reply will be below Johns comments and not numbered or lettered. John said... 1. Gun control does not mean gun bans. No one is coming to take your gun so please keep your paranoid fantasies out of this. One counterexample disproves this argument. I have several. Canada, May, 2010. The RCMP confiscated firearms that were formerly legal.California gun ban 1997.Australia, 1996. Owners of Semi-automatic rifles and shotguns are required to turn them...
  • Holy Cow! Tyranny at The Dairy

    01/26/2013 8:22:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 26, 2013 | Rhett Kelley
    This morning I watched yet another video of something that disturbs me greatly: the events leading up to the “legal” theft of several tons of cheese produced on a small family farm in Missouri. This, after the cheese had been embargoed for over 2 years and thus was no longer fit for consumption anyway. All of this was done in the name and at the expense of the taxpayers of Missouri, under the guise of “food safety.”
  • Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney: I uphold all of the Constitution, not just part of it

    01/26/2013 8:21:09 PM PST · by PotatoGun · 9 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | January 25, 2013 | Gary Raney
    As an elected official and a sheriff, I have the great honor to take an oath of office. Very few occupations include the special pride that comes with the trust inherent in an oath of office, but mine does. In that oath, I swore to uphold the Constitution and laws that we live under in this great nation. Those words were my promise that I would not use my own personal interests to decide what is right and wrong. I swore to work within our system of law and justice to fairly enforce what you, through your elected representatives in...
  • Obama Off To A Slow Start In Capitol Hill Gun Campaign

    01/26/2013 8:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Stanton
    President Barack Obama's campaign operation appeared to be getting off to a shakey start Friday, sending out an ill-timed email calling on millions of supporters to flood the Capitol Hill switchboard with calls supporting gun control. Call in campaigns can be a powerful tool in lobbying Congress: when done right, lawmakers' offices are inundated with thousands of constituents demanding to speak with the senator or congresswoman about a particular issue. Well-orchestrated campaigns can even result in the congressional switchboard going down for hours at a time, disrupting everyday life in the Capitol and giving everyone in the building a sense...
  • Obama's Priorities Are Not Fiscal

    01/26/2013 8:02:25 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 5 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/26/13 | LD Jackson
    Here is a secret that isn't much of a secret. I have made it clear, both in my posts and in comments at other blogs, that I did not watch President Obama's second inaugural address. My reason is simple. I can not stand listening to someone whom I know is lying to me and the rest of America. I can easily glean what I need to know from reading the text of the speech and no, I haven't even been tempted to watch short clips of the speech on YouTube. From reading the speech and other commentaries, one thing is...
  • Attack On Family In Compton Latest Incident In Wave of Anti-Black Violence [Blacks Driven Out!]

    01/26/2013 7:57:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 26, 2013 | Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
    Attack On Family In Compton Latest Incident In Wave of Anti-Black Violence A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It's part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area. The steeple of the Greater Holy Faith Baptist Church on 155th Street in Compton, a reminder of a time not long ago when African Americans predominated. By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo January 25, 2013 The trouble began soon after they arrived. The black family—a mother, three teenage children and a 10-year-old boy—moved into a...
  • David Mamet: Assault Weapons Ban an Appeal to the Ignorant

    01/26/2013 7:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 26, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Writer and film director David Mamet has weighed in on the current gun control push, and what he sees as government overreach couched in an "assault weapons" ban that is actually "a political appeal to the ignorant." Mamet describes it as a "hoax"– a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, because "assault weapons" are used in few crimes, and the very designation "assault weapon" is based on a gun's cosmetics--i.e., does it look menacing? Going after such guns makes some people feel safer because they have slowly, and perhaps unknowingly, traded their independence for a "government knows best" mentality....
  • How Much Will Tar Sands Oil Add to Global Warming?

    01/26/2013 7:51:06 PM PST · by upchuck · 28 replies
    Yahoo/Scientific American ^ | Wednesday, January 23,2013 | David Biello
    [snip] In addition to a groundswell of opposition to the 2,700-kilometer-long Keystone pipeline, 17 of his [James Hansen] fellow climate scientists joined him in signing a letter urging Pres. Barack Obama to reject the project last week. Simply put, building the pipeline—and enabling more tar sands production—runs "counter to both national and planetary interests," the researchers wrote. "The year of review that you asked for on the project made it clear exactly how pressing the climate issue really is." Obama seemed to agree in his second inaugural address this week, noting "we will respond to the threat of climate change,...
  • French Forces Advance in Mali

    01/26/2013 7:42:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2013 | DREW HINSHAW
    KONNA, Mali—French special forces edged up to the largest city in Mali's north, entering the airport outside Gao and setting the stage for a battle for a city al Qaeda-backed militants have fortified since April. French and Malian troops on Saturday took control of the airport, as well as the bridge over the Niger River that leads into town, France's Defense Ministry said. A small number of the French forces, said one French spokesman, is leading an attempt to reclaim the 800-year-old city of 90,000, seized last year by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the insurgency's local allies.
  • Rahm Emmanuel to major banks: Stop serving gun manufacturers

    01/26/2013 7:34:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 26, 2013 | Joe Newby
    In a letter sent Friday to the CEOs of TD Bank and Bank of America, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel urged the banks to stop serving gun manufacturers unless they support gun control measures, CBS Chicago reported. According to CBS, Emmanuel wants the banks to "stop lines of credit, financing for acquisitions and expansions and financial advising" unless the manufacturers agree with him on issues like background checks and what he called “commonsense reforms." “In the past, the gun industry has stood in opposition to these safety measures. They opposed a ban on assault weapons on America’s streets, opposed a ban...
  • Of course: Feinstein’s assault weapons ban exempts government officials

    01/26/2013 7:27:36 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Hey, they’ve gotta have someone who can sell high-powered firearms to Mexican drug cartels, amirite? You’ve heard about the 158 weapons you’ll no longer be able to use. But what about the exemptions? "Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt." “Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.
  • Combat Cutlery - Flintlock Dining Utensils Dated From 1715 (PHOTOS)

    01/26/2013 7:26:55 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    A celebration of lethal flatware. A new set of deadly eating-irons added for your pleasure and delectation. The knife, fork and spoon shown in the picture all have built-in flintlock pistols. Note that the barrels point backwards, towards the user, so they're not designed for plugging your host if he makes impertinent remarks about your table manners. It is difficult to imagine a social gathering where it is appropriate to shoot off your own elbows. The fork follows the pattern of the time; it looks pretty lethal on its own account. These weapons carry the maker's mark F X RICHTER...
  • The Sin That Brought The Flood...Genesis 6 pt 5

    And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.(Genesis 6:1-3)The signs of the day of Noah that we have discussed earlier; the population explosion, rapid progress in science, technology and the arts, the complete disregard...
  • Roadmap Back to Power

    01/26/2013 7:17:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washington Beacon ^ | January 26, 2013 | Andrew Evans
    Paul Ryan urges unity, prudence among conservative ranks at National Review conference Paul Ryan laid out his vision for the Republican Party’s next four years in a morning address to the National Review Institute Summit on the future of conservatism in America. Ryan argued that Republicans should lay out their plans with even more detail now that they are the entrenched opposition. Republicans will have to oppose “big government in practice” and not just in theory, he predicted. Obamacare is no longer just a 2,000 page bill, but 12,000 pages of regulations, he said to illustrate his point. “We will...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Admits: U.S. Military 'Despised By Many Progressives'

    01/26/2013 7:15:45 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's hardly a secret. After all, in a letter to a senior officer, no less than a young Bill Clinton openly admitted that many of his cohort to "loath[ed] the military." Still, it's stunning to hear a modern-day liberal make a similar admission. On her MSNBC show today, Melissa Harris-Perry stated that the U.S. military is "despised as an engine of war by many progressives." View the video here.
  • Letter to Editor - Newtown Bee

    01/26/2013 7:11:30 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 48 replies
    To the Editor: This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren't harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief. Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I'm not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more...
  • Joe Biden: "If you Want to Keep People Away During an Earthquake, Buy Some Shotgun Shells

    01/26/2013 7:07:15 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden says to buy Shotgun shells in order to stay safe in an earthquake on a google hangout on gun violence.
  • Championing the Poor

    01/26/2013 6:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2013 | Andrew Evans
    Sen. Ted Cruz says the GOP should focus on opportunity for lower classes Freshman Senator Ted Cruz challenged the Republican Party to return to championing growth and opportunity for the lower and working classes during a lunchtime address at the National Review Institute Conference Saturday afternoon. Speaking without a lectern or notes, Cruz moved easily around the stage as he presented his vision for the Republican Party’s future to the audience at the conference. “The policies of the Obama administration have fundamentally failed the communities struggling to climb the economic ladder,” Cruz said. Cruz contrasted the Republican vision of opportunity...
  • Boehner full of regret over 'fiscal-cliff' moves

    01/26/2013 6:52:47 PM PST · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    the hill ^ | 1/26 | berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his "fiscal-cliff" strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate. In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to hit on Jan. 1. Instead, Boehner delivered a formal speech at the Capitol on the day after President Obama won a...
  • (PHOTO) Man Refuses to Perform Nazi Salute, 1936 - Hamburg, Germany

    01/26/2013 6:50:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Capsule curated by Ben Griffith
    August Landmesser (born May 24, 1910; missing and presumed dead Oct 17, 1944; declared dead in 1949) was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936. August Landmesser was the only child of August Franz Landmesser and Wilhelmine Magdalene (née Schmidtpott). He joined the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in 1931 in hope of getting a job. When he became engaged to the Jewish woman Irma Eckler in 1935, he was...
  • IRAN OFFICIAL: ATTACK ON SYRIA IS ATTACK ON IRAN

    01/26/2013 6:48:42 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 1/26/2013 | BASSEM MROUE AND ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Issuing Tehran's strongest warning to date, a top Iranian official said Saturday that any attack on Syria would be deemed an attack on Iran, a sign that it will do all it can to protect embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made his comments as Syrian troops conducted offensive air raids against rebels and discovered a trio of tunnels they were using to smuggle weapons in their fight to topple Assad. The world has been grappling over how to deal with Syria ever since an uprising against Assad's regime...
  • Obama Continues to Violate His Own ‘Stimulus’ Law by Not Releasing Quarterly Reports

    01/26/2013 6:42:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Have you heard much about President Obama’s $787,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” (now estimated to cost $831,000,000,000) lately?  In its last report, published in 2011, the president’s own Council of Economic Advisors released an estimate showing that, for every $317,000 in “stimulus” spending that had by then gone out the door, only one job had been created or saved.  Even in Washington, that’s not considered good bang for the buck. Moreover, that was the fifth consecutive “stimulus” report that showed this number getting progressively worse.Alas, that was the last report we’ve seen.  Never mind that Section 1513 of the “stimulus” legislation, which...
  • Pentagon laying off 46,000 employees

    01/26/2013 6:33:25 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | January 25, 2013 | Barbara Starr,
    Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon has begun laying off 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees in an effort to cut back on military spending, the No. 2 Pentagon official said on Friday. Full time civilian employees, which number in the hundreds of thousands, also will be furloughed for one day a week for 22 weeks, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview with wire service reporters. His comments were confirmed by a Pentagon spokesman.
  • A gun show without guns? Essentially (Chicago)

    01/26/2013 6:28:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-27-13 | Dahleen Glanton
    There was an 1854 Lefaucheux pinfire pistol carbine on display, as well as an 1876 .22-caliber derringer in a glass box. But neither was for sale. It wouldn't have mattered if they were. The gun enthusiasts who showed up in Rosemont on Friday for what was billed as the first-ever Chicagoland Gun Show didn't seem interested in gawking at antique pistols. Some wanted to buy high-powered rifles, semi-automatic handguns and high-capacity magazines. But there wasn't a single gun dealer at the show, only a Chicago collector who said he was there to show off his collection. "I've been to a...
  • Vanity - Shouldn't we ban Soccer?

    01/26/2013 6:22:39 PM PST · by theyreallthesame · 11 replies
    If 27 people were killed due to a soccer event and/or ruling, shouldn't there be a ban on the game? Oh wait, Soccer balls don't kill people, people kill people.
  • AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?

    01/26/2013 6:18:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Nolte
    Biases upfront: I'm a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I don’t smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight. However, I do admire those who don't live like that; who might not live as long as I do, but will probably enjoy their overall quality of life more than my somewhat Spartan one. Oh, and I also realize that this is America. And if people want to pursue happiness through a double cheeseburger and a pack of Newports, any joyless, left-wing bossy-pants who has a problem with that can go...
  • How My iPhone Upgrade Redefined the Meaning of Life Where does life truly reside, anyway?

    01/26/2013 6:16:51 PM PST · by Phinneous · 2 replies
    Chabad.ord ^ | 1/20/13 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    It was one of one of those grand summits in the journey through life, when the entire landscape is set before you in ultra-high definition. Suddenly, you know where you are, where you are going and what you have to do to get there. I upgraded my iPhone....
  • Why We Should Abolish Social Security

    01/26/2013 6:06:59 PM PST · by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-26-13
    This was too funny; an animated Thomas Jefferson makes the case that Social Security violates the Constitution of the United States and operates like a ponzi scheme. Here it is - Why We Should Abolish Social Security
  • British Muslim abuser who 'didn't know' that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal spared jail

    01/26/2013 5:54:24 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Paul Bentley
    A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’ Earlier Nottingham...
  • Boehner: It’s ‘time to deal’ with immigration (RINO surrender on Amnesty for illegals...)

    01/26/2013 5:52:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/26/13 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    A bipartisan group of House members has been quietly meeting and is close to an agreement on changes to propose the nation’s immigration laws, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said last week in a speech to a Republican group.
  • What would Thomas Jefferson Think?

    01/26/2013 5:52:18 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 | Dennis Lund
    Inspired by the words of Thomas Paine, the new nation's leaders sought to resolve grievances with the government to allow the citizenry to live free from tyranny, while remaining true to the concepts of civil rights and individual liberty. James Madison, in his letter of October 24, 1787 to Thomas Jefferson voiced concerns: "a majority... united by a common interest or a passion cannot be constrained from oppressing the minority." His words have now been proven justified. In writing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson, guided by Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense', laid out the grievances against the king, many of which...
  • Guns are Just the Latest Symptom of the Right's Anti-Obama Delusion

    01/26/2013 5:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | January 19, 2013 | Rmuse
    There is an epidemic taking hold in America that appears immune to intervention or therapy, and despite the best effort of the nation’s brightest minds to find a cure, it seems likely to remain virulent, but limited to a particular segment of the population for the foreseeable future. The disease’s symptoms are beliefs with the strong conviction despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and unlike beliefs based on confabulation, faulty or incomplete information, there are no known remedies for delusion. Unlike most severe mental disorders, this epidemic has a traceable beginning and a very predictable demise, but that is little...
  • The Truth About Obamacare

    01/26/2013 5:29:41 PM PST · by Noumenon · 24 replies
    1/26/2013 | Ward Dorrity
    The Truth About Obamacare “Obamacare” is neither about health nor care. It is ultimately about control, the devaluation and the elimination of human life. Here is the Vulcan mind-meld translation of the core premise of the Left: you have no right to live. By their lights, you are no more than a thing, or an animal, or a machine. Therefore, you have no right to the fruits of your labors. You are a ‘resource’ at best, a fungible, and ultimately disposable asset of the State. Or you are in their way and must be eliminated. There are the last 200...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYER ~ 27 January 2012

    01/26/2013 5:04:49 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            PRAYER Dear Lord.... As we offer You thanks and praise, we realize how important it is to stay prepared for all the surprises in life. Daily, so many things catch us off guard, though they seem to happen over and over again. Would life be easier if we could begin the day with, "This is a drill. This is a drill"? Would we be any more prepared if there were drills for the many personal challenges we respond to daily? Besides a "general quarters" for missile hits, we'd prepare to take hits for all the...
  • Palin: 'We can't just preach to the choir'

    01/26/2013 4:59:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 26, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    In Sarah Palin’s first interview since parting ways with Fox News, the former Alaska governor said she doesn’t want to “just preach to the choir" and that she is looking to take her message to a "larger audience." Palin told Breitbart News there needs to be “more truth-telling in the media” and called for fellow conservatives to follow her lead and expand their audience. “I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism,” she told the conservative news site in a short Q&A. “That means broadening...
  • Saxet gun show draws eager buyers (TX)

    01/26/2013 4:54:46 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    KXAN ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | John Bumgardner
    This is the first day of the gun show since the City of Austin discussed possibly banning from the Travis County Expo Center. State law, however, prevailed because the move would have proved illegal in Texas... “It took 20 minutes to park the truck and about an hour waiting in line,” Another group, One Million Moms for Gun Control marched at the Texas Capitol... The group expected over 100 participants to join in the Austin event.
  • Why Fox News dropped Sarah Palin [Palin dropped Fox]

    01/26/2013 4:34:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 238 replies
    The Christain Science Monitor ^ | January 26, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker
    When the history of US politics in the early 21st century is written, two figures will stand out: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. The election of Mr. Obama to the highest elective office – the first African-American to win the presidency – did not necessarily signal a new era of post-racial politics. But coming just a generation after federal troops in the South (and a federal judge in Boston) were necessary to desegregate public schools, it was a huge milestone. Sarah Palin was not the first woman to win a major political party’s vice presidential nomination; that was US Rep....
  • Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site?

    01/26/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Bevo · 46 replies
    YNet ^ | 1/26/2013 | None
    Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site? US-based website WND says mysterious explosion destroys large part of Fordo nuclear facility. Report uncorroborated by any official Western source Ynet Published: 01.26.13, 23:12 / Israel News WND, an American news website affiliated with the Right, reported Friday that a mysterious explosion has destroyed a significant portion of Iran's Fordo nuclear facility – considered Tehran's most fortified facility. The website alleged that Hamidreza Zakeri, formerly with the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, confirmed that the facility was hit, but the report has not been corroborated by any Western source. Related stoies:...
  • Manchin says he's working with NRA on universal background check bill (Slippery Joe)

    01/26/2013 4:16:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/24/13 01:23 PM ET | Justin Sink
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Thursday that he was working on a bill with Senate colleagues and the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would implement universal background checks, a major component of President Obama's proposed gun-control reforms. Manchin, a member of the NRA, had not previously endorsed any specific measures to address gun violence. "I’m working on a bill right now with other senators — Democrats and Republicans — we’re trying to get it, and looking at a background check that basically says that if you’re going to be a gun owner, you should be able to pass a background...