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  • Super Bowl ads so far all duds (vanity)

    02/03/2013 4:07:06 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 57 replies
    nfl ads ^ | feburary 3, 2013 | vaniety
    You would think for the millions they spent on air time the advertisers would come up with good ads. All so far have been really lame in my opinion
  • 100th Anniversary of the Income Tax

    02/03/2013 4:05:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Today is the 100th birthday of the income tax. On February 3, 1913 the 16th amendment was ratified, which enabled the establishment of the federal income tax. This is ever in our mind as tax season is now upon us. Look at this graphic that Americans for Tax Reform released in honor of the 100th anniversary:   1913 2013 Top Tax Bracket 7% 39.6% Tax Bracket Range 1% - 7% 10% - 39.6% Top Tax Bracket Threshold (today's dollars) $11.6 million $450,000 Total Tax Revenues (today's dollars) $16.6 billion $2.7 trillion Family Standard Deduction (today's dollars) $93,000 $12,200 Total Number...
  • “Burkas for babies” : Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

    02/03/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by dervish · 21 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2/3/13 | Mohammad Alyousei
    A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested. In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources. Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on...
  • Obama: 'No doubt' nation needs more tax revenue to lower deficit

    02/03/2013 3:48:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2013 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama insisted Sunday that additional tax revenue will need to be part of future deficit deals, but said hikes in tax rates may not be necessary. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, the president outlined his vision for further deficit reduction, which he said was essential, but in a way that preserves the government's ability to continue spending on key programs. He also emphasized that the seemingly continuous stream of Washington standoffs was wreaking havoc on confidence in the U.S. economy. Republicans have insisted that the revenue side of the deficit equation was dealt with during "fiscal cliff"...
  • A “Rule of Life” for Prophets: A Homily for the 4th Sunday of the Year

    02/03/2013 3:43:13 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 2, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Prophets are those who speak for God. They Love God, and they love his people, and speak the very true (and often painful) truth of God to his people. They do so not to win an argument, but because of their love and conviction that only the undiluted truth of God can save us in the end.People-pleasing and other forms of human respect cannot supplant the reverence for God and His truth. Thus Prophets are willing to endure pain and suffering to proclaim God’s truth to an often unappreciative segment of God’s people. But out of love for God and...
  • The "Gun Nut" Narrative

    02/03/2013 3:26:41 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 19 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 2nd, 2013 | R. Rados
    The word narrative is used a lot by pundits, journalists, and personalities to explain how media organizations create storylines and patterns to build and reinforce perceptions about certain subjects and people. One of the common narratives is that gun advocates and proponents of the 2nd Amendment are insane. The only major American televised news network that doesn't feed this narrative is Fox News (they feed their own narratives). There is no better way to keep the “gun nut” narrative relevant than by exhibiting the utter madness of America's right wing. By exhibiting Alex Jones' lunacy on live television and subjecting...
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Rambo’s Sylvester Stallone supports gun control (New movie FLOPS!)

    02/03/2013 3:09:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Times AP ^ | 2/2/13 | Ryan Pearson
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation. Stallone supported the 1994 “Brady bill” that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated. “I know people get (upset) and go, ‘They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. … You can’t hunt with it. … Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”
  • Which city will the Obama goons trash first?

    02/03/2013 3:07:37 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    02-03-2012 | Me
    Super Bowl- Anyone have any thoughts on which city will be trashed and burned first nd/or how many shoe and TV stores will be looted and trashed afetr the game? I'm guessing Baltimore win or lose!
  • Serial burglar shot by homeowner

    02/03/2013 2:47:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    krqe.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Kim Vallez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a serial burglar, who has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning. Authorities say the homeowner heard a loud bang and then his alarm go off. After arming himself with a gun the homeowner says he saw the burglar at the top of his stairs and shot at him twice, hitting him once. Police say the burglar will survive his wounds. That burglar has been identified as Richard Garcia, 43, a man with a very long history of home and vehicle burglaries. Court records show he's been prosecuted...
  • Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'

    02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain. Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" … CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are...
  • Conservatism Is Dead

    02/03/2013 2:30:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    New Republic ^ | February 18, 2009 | Sam Tanenhaus
    More telling than Barack Obama's victory is the consensus, steadily building since Election Day, that the nation has sunk -- or been plunged -- into its darkest economic passage since the Great Depression. And, as Obama pushes boldly ahead, apparently with public support, the right is struggling to reclaim its authority as the voice of opposition. The contrast with 1993, when the last Democratic president took office, is instructive. Like Obama, Bill Clinton was elected in hard economic times and, like him, promised a stimulus program, only to see his modest proposal ($19.5 billion) stripped almost bare by the Senate...
  • THANKS FOR THE BACON, MR. REAGAN

    02/03/2013 2:21:49 PM PST · by Bill Russell · 13 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 02/03/2013 | William & Kasia Russell
    Presidents are usually so far removed from us that we never appreciate how they can impact our daily lives. Here is how Ronald Reagan touched two lives on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain: ours. BILL I grew up as an Air Force brat. In 1962 my father was stationed Newfoundland, Canada where I was born. By age 11, I had visited or lived in 19 states and traveled to six foreign countries. From 1971 to 1973, my family lived in Taiwan while my father flew combat missions in and out of Vietnam. I had the early experience of knowing...
  • OH:Home invasion of Wright State students turns into an altercation: one invader wounded, one dead

    02/03/2013 2:18:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    theguardianonline.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Andrew Smith
    The home of two Wright State students was invaded Monday evening in Fairborn, ending with one of the alleged intruders dying from a gunshot wound. According to a Dayton Daily News article published Monday and updated Tuesday afternoon, “Police said Tuesday that it is still a bit unclear what prompted the five individuals, ages 19 to 23, to force their way into the Victoria Avenue home while brandishing a fake plastic gun.” The article continues, “Two Wright State students were home when the intruders entered. Trent Seitz, 21, reportedly struggled with the men and was ordered to the floor. He...
  • The Week In Gore:In the Hot Air, Gassy Realm of the GoreGon

    02/03/2013 2:17:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 2, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What's Up With That?The week in Gore:February 2, 2013 Al Gore has been running the interview circuit this week, and it seems since his sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeerra he has gone from golden boy to goblin boy in the eyes of the media. He’s pushing his usual set of tabloid climatology claims in the process, but all they want to know about is why he sold out to “big oil”. Below are a few excerpts from headlines and some interviews. My favorite is from my radio commentator friend Lars Larson in Portland, who had so much fun...
  • Psst! Harbaugh Brothers and Family (and Ravens' Owner) Are Devoted Catholics

    02/03/2013 2:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search ths morning on "Harbaugh brothers Catholic" (not in quotes, sorted by date, with duplicates and originally omitted items), returned 24 items. A broader search at the Associated Press's national site on "Harbaugh Catholic" (not in quotes) came up empty. This is disappointing, given that both brothers are by all accounts very active in and devoted to the Catholic Church. The stories found at Google News were predominantly from Catholic-oriented publications, with the most notable exception being one by Matthew Barrows at the Sacramento Bee, whose story comprised 15 of those 24 listed results. Excerpts from that...
  • How a discordant Senate band got back together on immigration

    02/03/2013 2:10:35 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    Schumer came with Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois. Graham and McCain brought fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. It was clear to the senators that one voice could prove crucial to their hope to sell a plan to conservatives: Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and Cuban American with conservative credentials, who could become a champion untainted by past scars over immigration. Soon after that meeting, Durbin was in the Senate gym and spotted Rubio pedaling a stationary bike. "Marco, you got to be there," Durbin said. "I want you there...
  • What a Joke! CNN's Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!

    02/03/2013 2:08:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN must be so proud! On Sunday, the self-described most trusted name in news aired a thirteen minute interview with Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al Gore, and although the subject of the sale of Current TV was raised, host Fareed Zakaria didn't ask him one question about al Jazeera's connection to oil (video follows with transcript and commentary): What a Joke! Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil! FAREED ZAKARIA: Current TV, a great business deal, but you started it because you wanted to create a greater, well, another liberal voice, a stronger one, an independent voice. Is this...
  • Court grants new trial to New Mexico gun dealer family

    02/03/2013 2:04:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    In addition to granting conditional release to Rick and Ryin Reese, the two remaining members of a New Mexico gun dealer family still behind bars after 18 months incarceration, Judge Robert C. Brack of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has also granted a motion for a new trial, a Memorandum and Opinion Order filed today mandates. “This matter came before the Court on Defendants’ Motion for a New Trial … and Motion for Release on Conditions Pending Sentencing,” the order states. “On January 28, 2013, the Court held a hearing on these motions. Having...
  • Cardinal Health restructuring to cost 180 jobs, including 20 in Dublin

    02/03/2013 1:55:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Columbus Business First ^ | January 30, 2013 | Carrie Ghose
    Cardinal Health Inc. said Wednesday it plans to cut about 180 jobs, including 20 at its Dublin headquarters, and take a pre-tax charge of $79 million as it restructures a unit in its medical supply division. The moves are meant to anticipate customer demand for greater efficiency and lower cost, spokeswoman Debbie Mitchell said in an email to Columbus Business First. The pharmaceutical and supply distributor outlined the costs in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the charges will come from employee separations and an expected loss on selling real estate at its campus in Waukegan, Ill....