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  • Obama goes 'skeet shooting all the time'? Hardly ever, sources say

    01/30/2013 2:17:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/30/13 | Jana Winter
    News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons. ~~SNIP~~ "The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup," said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."Skeet shooting "is very hard," said the source. "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable."
  • Convicted rapist organizes gun control demonstration at Dayton gun show; Media fails to note

    01/30/2013 2:14:44 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    buckeyefirearms ^ | 01/30/2013 | Chad D. Baus
    WHIO-TV and The Dayton Daily News have been treating this man as a legitimate voice of reason that should be considered in the debate over whether or not rape and other crime victims should be able to buy firearms in order to protect themselves from attack. What's even worse, this isn't the first time. A search of the WHIO-TV website shows Jerome McCorry appearing in other articles advocating gun control over the past few years, and one article about an incident in which an Adam Project-sponsored rally turned violent. The Dayton Daily News has also given McCorry legitimacy, covering a...
  • Boy Scouts Were Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays

    01/30/2013 2:13:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders. When a representative from BSA met with Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, to discuss the proposed change, Page was told that BSA is "wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors ...," Page explained in a statement to The Christian Post. The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay rights advocacy organization, told BSA's corporate sponsors that it would downgrade their "non-discrimination ratings" if they continued...
  • Opinion: Is Puerto Rican statehood the next “Latino” issue for conservatives?

    01/30/2013 2:12:35 PM PST · by cll · 42 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | 1/30/2013 | Juan Ricardo Varela
    With the Washington news cycle being dominated this week by a bipartisan comprehensive immigration framework that includes an earned path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, a group of conservative heavy hitters are trying to push another issue that affects over 3.5 million second-class U.S. citizens. Yesterday morning at the National Press Club, the topic was Puerto Rican statehood, as the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles announced a new education campaign to convince fellow conservatives that making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the Union is the most American thing one can do. The LPCP rolled out an A...
  • Gingrich, Vitter, National Review, Malkin, Coulter, Erickson oppose Rubio’s immigration plan

    01/30/2013 2:10:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    The key subplot to Rubio's immigration push, of course, is how much of a headache it'll be for him with conservatives in the 2016 primaries. The talk-radio charm offensive is mainly designed to get grassroots opinion-shapers like Rush to at least wait and see what the bill looks like before lobbying against it, but more broadly it's designed to move the Overton window on what positions are acceptable for a good conservative to hold. Rubio can afford to have immigration reform fail; he can't afford to be RINO-ized over it. Like I said yesterday, whether or not a bill ends...
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    01/30/2013 2:05:48 PM PST · by posterchild · 32 replies
    Reuters via news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Jan 30, 2013 | Pascal Fletcher
    Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts survived occupation DAKAR (Reuters) - The majority of Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts appear to be safe and undamaged after the Saharan city's 10-month occupation by Islamist rebel fighters, experts said on Wednesday, rejecting some media reports of their widespread destruction. Denying accounts that told of tens of thousands of priceless papers being burned or stolen by the fleeing rebels, they said the bulk of the Timbuktu texts had been safely hidden well before the city's liberation by French forces on Sunday. Brittle, written in ornate calligraphy, and ranging from scholarly treatises to old commercial invoices, the Timbuktu...
  • UK gives ÂŁ19million aid to South Africa - its president spends ÂŁ17.5million on his palace

    01/30/2013 2:05:40 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 1 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-24-2012 | Barbara Jones
    It is a nation racked by poverty, where 13 million people survive on less than £1 a day, and two million have no access to a toilet. Yet as his people struggle in squalor, South African president Jacob Zuma has sparked outrage by spending £17.5 million to upgrade his rural family home.
  • CNN Parts Ways With Major Contributors (paid-by-the-word obsessed like Palin???)

    01/30/2013 2:03:56 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Fishbowl DC ^ | 1/29/2013 | Betsy Rothstein
    Pundit power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will not be continuing their contracts with CNN, according to FishbowlDC sources. In addition, Bill Bennett and Maria Cardona are also parting ways with the network, although CNN Espanol will keep Cardona on board. In other news, RedState‘s Erick Erickson will be foregoing his CNN contract and sources say he will be heading to Fox News. As reported by TVNewser, CNN Executive VP and Managing Editor Mark Whitaker has resigned. Read all about it.
  • Most Shooters In Chicago Don't Face Charges

    01/30/2013 2:03:15 PM PST · by libstripper · 26 replies
    DNAinfo.com Chicago ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | Mark Knokol
    It’s getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago. Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal charges 94 percent of the time, according to a DNAinfo.com Chicago analysis of police data. That’s even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges, according to the data. Chicago’s top cop said the “no-snitch” code of silence on the street is the biggest contributor in his department’s struggle to charge shooters. (My emphasis)
  • Obama’s Economy: The Excuses Begin (Blame everything, except the government's policies.)

    01/30/2013 2:01:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 30, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Just days after the November presidential and congressional elections which gave President Barack Obama a non-mandate of 50.6% of the popular vote and the demonstrated supported of less than 27% of all U.S. adults, NBC’s Brian Williams actually told viewers: With the election now over, it is once again safe to talk about the economy and jobs. Now that it is not a campaign issue, it’s back to reality. Still in Democrat-supportive campaign mode, Williams then introduced a report by correspondent Harry Smith about how “the idea that manufacturing in America is dead … is an outright falsehood.” Mary Andringa,...
  • Smelly French family 'ordered to leave Musee d'Orsay'

    01/30/2013 1:52:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4:37PM GMT 29 Jan 2013 | By Ian Sparks
    A French family were ordered to leave one of Paris's most popular museums because their body odour was annoying other visitors. The couple and a young child were on a free trip to the Musee d'Orsay with a charity that supports hard-up families. As the group browsed a room with paintings by Van Gogh, security guards told them they had to leave the building because people were "complaining about their smell". The worker with the Act for Dignity charity said: "I argued with the security man, telling him the family were all decent and properly dressed. "Not a single other...
  • US GDP Falls By 0.1% In Q4 2012, $312 Billion Debt added, GDP FALLS By $5 Billion

    01/30/2013 1:43:28 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I have been observing over the past months that various indices have been nosing down. Now we have confirmation from the BEA that GDP fell by -0.1% in Q4 of 2012. Here is CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s take on the numbers. This is a big swing and a miss to expectations of +1.1% and a BIG drop from Q3′s print of +3.1%. At least Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) added 1.52% before the Fiscal Cliff surrender. Notes that PCE has been consistently lower after 2007 than before. This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile … or recovery. On the other hand, defense spending fell...
  • Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines

    01/30/2013 1:37:21 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The fuel industry's American Petroleum Institute tested the 15 percent ethanol gas approved in 2010 and found it gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine" lights to come on, and messes with fuel gauge readings. "Failure of these components could result in breakdowns that leave consumers stranded on busy roads and highways," said the industry report. Worse: API said the fuel problems--not found in E5 or E10 blends--aren't always covered by auto warranties. The industry prefers pure fuel to an ethanol mix, but the report isn't likely to slow the administrations green push
  • China Averts Massive Bank Defaults

    01/30/2013 1:33:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Mike Schedlock
    The Chinese banking system is insolvent. Of course, the entire global banking system is insolvent, but today's spotlight is on China. Please consider China averts local government defaults. Chinese banks have rolled over at least three-quarters of all loans to local governments that were due to mature by the end of 2012, an indication of the immense challenge facing China in working down its debt load. Local governments borrowed heavily from banks to fuel China’s stimulus programme during the global financial crisis and are now struggling to generate the revenue to pay them back, a shortfall that could cast a...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke blasts County Exec

    01/30/2013 1:32:29 PM PST · by jcb2009 · 8 replies
    Milwaukee County Sheriff - FB ^ | 1/30/2013 | Milwaukee County Sheriff
    County Executive Abele called Sheriff Clarke “immature” for his public safety ad during an interview with Fox 6. Two observations: It is apparent that the left has developed a set of talking points that they are all repeating. Second, Abele is a subject matter expert on immaturity. Getting arrested for drunk driving and not paying the ticket for seven years, parking his car wherever he felt like it and accumulating 92 parking tickets that went over-due, and throwing lighted fireworks into the yard of a neighbor that he didn't get along with are all great feats of maturity on his...
  • Wyoming NDAA Nullification Passes Out of Committee

    01/30/2013 1:31:12 PM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 1/30/2013 | TAC Daily Updates
    Wyoming state representative Kendell Kroeker, along with reps Hunt and Miller, and Senator Case, have introduced a bill that declares the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA to be unconstitutional, prohibiting enforcement of the federal act. On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, HB114 passed out of committee with a 6-3 vote. According to Kroeker, “This bill will preserve our constitutionally protected rights by not allowing the federal government to arrest and detain our citizens without trial or charges being brought against them. The federal government gave themselves this power, which completely shreds the bill of rights, with the passage of...
  • Oil boom creates economic push for gas flaring

    01/30/2013 1:26:37 PM PST · by thackney · 22 replies
    Dallas News ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jim Landers
    Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter said Wednesday the state’s rapidly increasing oil production was posing “a very difficult economic question” for drillers faced with curbing oil production or flaring natural gas produced along with the oil. Natural gas is selling at only a fraction of the fuel content price of oil. And oil wells are being completed before natural gas pipeline connections can catch up. As a result, the Texas Railroad Commission issued 1,963 flaring permits last year, more than six times as many as it did in 2010. ... Texas oil production has increased rapidly in the last two...
  • MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth - Politicians go after ammunition as a sneaky way to get your gun

    01/30/2013 1:20:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. On Monday, Mr. Obama invited police chiefs from towns that have had mass shootings to the White House for a discussion on firearms and, more importantly, a photo opportunity.</p>
  • Animated Oprah Interviews Bernanke

    01/30/2013 1:18:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, | Peter Schiff
    Earlier this month Oprah Winfrey grabbed headlines with her blockbuster interview with serial doper and international pariah Lance Armstrong. Now, an animated Oprah keeps the momentum going with a harrowing interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, another major figure who is equally dependent on artificial stimulus to juice his job performance.  In this mock animated interview produced by the Peter Schiff Show, the daily radio broadcast by noted author and economist Peter Schiff, Oprah gets Bernanke to confess to repeated attempts to push up economic statistics through direct and repeated injections of powerful monetary stimulants. His motivation: a competitive central banking culture fixated...
  • APNewsBreak: EPA Moves to Ban Some Rodent Poisons

    01/30/2013 1:17:21 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    ap ^ | January 30, 2013
    The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of a dozen rat and mouse poisons sold under the popular D-Con brand ... The company will have at least 30 days to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. If no hearing is requested, the ban will take effect.