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  • ‘Carrying a Gun Saved My Life’: Meet Ryan Moore (The type of gun incident most media has no use for)

    01/30/2013 9:03:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/30/2013 | Paul Hsieh
    ‘Carrying a Gun Saved My Life’: Meet Ryan MoorePosted By Paul Hsieh On January 30, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Crime,Gun Control,Legal,US News | 81 Comments On December 11, 2010, in Conyers, GA, 22-year-old Ryan Moore was at a friend’s house for an evening of leisure. He borrowed a friend’s car to drive to the nearby grocery store, where his handgun saved his life [1]. I interviewed Ryan Moore over e-mail about that evening. What happened that night at the Ingles (grocery store) parking lot?I had parked near the front of the store. A man approached as I was about...
  • Reid: Small steps on sequester (Proposes Replacing Sequester)

    01/30/2013 8:57:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Jan 13 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that he prefers to deal with sequestration in a series of steps. "What we think would be a better effort would be to move forward and, on short increments, to pay for the sequestration," Reid told reporters in the Capitol. “There are many low-hanging pieces of fruit out there that Republicans have said they agreed on previously. I'm not going to go into detail, but one of them, of course, is to deal with oil companies," he said, adding that he wants any sequester-avoidance deal to include revenue.
  • India, Japan make common cause to thwart China's maritime moves

    01/30/2013 8:54:19 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Faced with a China that is aggressively pursuing its territorial interests in the South and East China Seas, Japan and India on Tuesday decided to coordinate moves and exercises in the first ever maritime dialogue held here. The India-Japan maritime dialogue was decided during a meeting of foreign ministers last April. Interestingly, India decided to hold a maritime dialogue with China over a month before the India-Japan decision. The Indian move to start talks with Japan ahead of the dialogue with Beijing points to a stress on New Delhi's security priorities. The Indian side was led by D...
  • A Less Obvious Reason Why GOP Should Cave on Obama’s Immigration Plan: It’s Conservative

    01/30/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 January 2013 | Ron Fournier
    For all the talk about President Obama’s liberalism, his immigration agenda is the last thing you might expect: conservative. His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism. First, in a Las Vegas address that included the words “economy” or “economic” 10 times, Obama argued that immigration fuels corporate innovation. “It keeps our workforce young. It keeps our country on the cutting edge,” he said. “And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world...
  • Rick Santelli Responds to Negative GDP Report: ´We Are Now Europe´

    01/30/2013 8:50:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1//30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Rick Santelli made a stunning observation Wednesday about the shocking report that the economy actually shrunk in the fourth quarter last year. "We are now Europe," he declared on CNBC´s Squawk Box. "Hey Joe," Santelli said, "when you act like Europe, you get growth rates like Europe, and our discussions with economists sounds like we´re in Europe. They have the same discussions constantly." "They’re always doing the right thing," he continued. "They’re always thinking they know better. And this is the kind of growth. We have become Europe. We are now Europe."
  • Obama Demagogues Immigration

    01/30/2013 8:46:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama is a uniquely gifted demagogue. An orator of unparalleled skill supported by a gushing media, Obama has yet to present a major policy proposal geared toward solving specific problems. But he has won elections. And he has done so by implying -- over and over and over again -- that his opponents are morally deficient. It is truly astonishing just how thin President Barack Obama's playbook is. Since his re-election, Obama has boiled down that playbook to one play, which he runs with the regularity of a team quarterbacked by Mark Sanchez. It usually involves children. It always...
  • John F. Kennedy, January 29, 1961

    01/30/2013 8:46:11 AM PST · by ExGeeEye · 10 replies
    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum ^ | January 29, 1961 | John F. Kennedy
    "In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men -- citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment's notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of American, cannot succeed with any lesser effort."...
  • WATCH: Media caught falsely claiming gun activists heckled father who lost son in Newtown

    01/30/2013 8:40:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    politics.kfyi.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | NA
    This morning, many in the media went all in with a sanctimonious attack against gun-rights supporters who they accused of heckling Neil Heslin, the parent of a 6-year old boy murdered in the Sandy Hook massacre. The only problem is that it was all a lie. Mr. Heslin was not heckled. If you look at the full, unedited tape (which was first obtained by Twitchy), you'll see that after 15 minutes of the audience remaining respectfully silent as Mr. Heslin spoke out against assault weapons, he then turns to ask the audience a direct question: I ask if there’s anybody...
  • Encouragement In A Time Of Grave Fear

    01/30/2013 8:40:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 30,2013 | Charlie Daniels
    If you read this column very often you know the frustration and disgust I feel for our government, their profligate spending, their all consuming passion for self-preservation, and the inevitable fall at the end of the ruinous path they seem so determined to force this nation down. You know I'm deeply concerned about the rapid erosion of personal liberty and our president's cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and consolidation of power into a monolithic central, federal government, a bureaucratic nightmare that makes and enforces the rules, controlling even the administration of health care and the curriculum our children will study...
  • Cowan once donated to governor ... Romney

    01/30/2013 8:35:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld
    Gov. Deval Patrick's pick for interim U.S. senator, William "Mo" Cowan, has been a loyal donor to Patrick and other Democrats with one exception -- a Republican Democrats love to hate: Mitt Romney. Cowan, then an attorney at Mintz Levin, contributed at least $200 to Romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign, according to Massachusetts campaign finance records. Cowan did not give money to Romney's Democratic opponent, Shannon O'Brien, records show.
  • Economy Contracts for First Time in 3˝ Years on Defense-Spending Cuts

    01/30/2013 8:33:09 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Jan 13 | None listed
    The U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank from October through December for the first time since 2009, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles. The drop occurred despite stronger consumer spending and business investment. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That was a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter. Economists said the drop in gross domestic product wasn't as bleak as it looked. The weakness was mainly the result of...
  • Obama’s America looks a lot like the EU

    01/30/2013 8:32:05 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January 2012 | 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 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion. The European Union avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address climate change and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek...
  • When the 49ers Played at Kezar

    01/30/2013 8:31:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When I was a boy in the 1960s, my father had nine season tickets to the San Francisco 49ers, and on Sundays in the fall would often bring as many as seven of his 11 children to see the team play at Kezar Stadium. Kezar was at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park, adjacent to the Haight-Ashbury District. In 1967, there was probably no greater side-by-side contrast of the diverging trends in American culture than between the people inside that stadium, watching a game played on grass, and the people outside the stadium, smoking grass. At the age...
  • MILLER: GOP senators blocked from bringing guns to hearing

    01/30/2013 8:29:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    There is a showdown over guns coming to the Senate Wednesday, but no firearms are allowed. In advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, two of the committee’s Republican members sent a complaint that they were refused permission to bring guns to the hearing. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sent a letter Tuesday night to Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, that the purpose of bringing the firearms was to educate fellow Senators and “shatter the mistaken belief that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are a danger to society.” However,...
  • Senator Rubio Makes His Case

    01/30/2013 8:24:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome to the program Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Senator, great to have you here on the EIB Network. I think it's your second or third time here. It's always great. RUBIO: Yeah, it is, being on the program. I've been listening to it for a while. I don't want to tell you how long because then you'll feel older than you really are. RUSH: No, the longer the better. RUBIO: I remember the TV program. Do you remember your TV program? RUSH: That's way back. (laughing) That's twenty years. Anyway, I know your time is limited...
  • Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan [Sodomy Forced on USA]

    01/30/2013 8:21:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/28/13 | Geidner and Miller
    Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in Las Vegas, BuzzFeed has confirmed with multiple sources familiar with the White House plan. A Democratic source said: "Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal." A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those with one American and one foreign partner — will be included in the White House principles. The decision by Obama seeks to remedy what advocates for same-sex couples view as one of the most searing inequalities...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘not inclined’ to run for president in 2016

    01/30/2013 8:21:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anne Gearan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she is “not inclined” to run for president in 2016 but left the door open for what is widely considered her likely return to politics after she steps down as secretary of state. “I’m not thinking about anything like that right now,” Clinton smilingly told a questioner. “I am looking forward to finishing up my tenure as secretary of state and then catching up on about 20 years of sleep deprivation.” Clinton, who steps down Friday as one of the best-known secretaries of state, is also among the world’s most admired women and the...
  • Kansas to infuriate the “What’s the matter with Kansas?” crowd by ending its income tax

    01/30/2013 8:21:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 30TH, 2013 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    In 2004 liberal writer and native Kansan Thomas Frank published, “What’s the matter with Kansas?” his smugly title indictment of the intelligence of Kansans because the state had become such a reliable conservative Republican state. Yes Kansas has inflicted the phony Kathleen Sebelius and that is no minor infraction, but generally Kansas has refused to bow at the altar of liberalism and that has driven defectively wired liberals like Frank up the wall. Now Kansas has another nasty surprise for liberals. The Sun Flower State’s Governor Republican Sam Brownback and its legislatures which are both lopsidedly controlled by Republicans want...
  • NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In Springfield

    01/30/2013 8:20:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Jay Levine
    CHICAGO (CBS) – In Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois. State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) has introduced proposed concealed carry legislation – written with the help of the National Rifle Association – in the Illinois House. The proposal would require background checks gun owners already have to pass to get a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, as well as still-to-be-determined safety course provided by licensed instructors before a person could carry a concealed firearm. Don Mastrianni, the owner of Illinois Gun Works in Elmwood Park, took...
  • Reliving Horror and Faint Hope at Massacre Site (sandy Hook First Responders)

    01/30/2013 8:20:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 108 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1/28 | ray rivera
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The gunfire ended; it was so quiet they could hear the broken glass and bullet casings scraping under their boots. The smell of gunpowder filled the air. The officers turned down their radios; they did not want to give away their positions if there was still a gunman present.