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  • Tour bus crash kills at least 8 in California

    02/04/2013 4:43:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/3/13
    At least eight people were killed and 38 injured Sunday when a tour bus careened out of control while traveling down a Southern California mountain road, struck a car, flipped and plowed into a pickup truck, authorities said. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. about 80 miles east of Los Angeles and left State Route 38 littered with debris, the bus sideways across the two lanes and its front end crushed. Emergency crews worked to free passengers who were trapped in the bus, which was returning to Tijuana, Mexico, California Highway Patrol spokesman
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/04/2013 4:36:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Star Parker
    Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today. But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis. The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do. Every normal and decent American wants...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/4/13)[Prayer]

    02/04/2013 4:36:26 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/4/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohe Mauzi - GOD of My Strength(Psalms 43:2 For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
  • RUSSIANS, AT ’41 FRONT, CUT KURSK RAILWAY; U.S. GAINS IN TUNISIA; NAVIES SPAR IN PACIFIC (2/4/43)

    02/04/2013 4:25:29 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/4/43 | Daniel T. Brigham, Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, James MacDonald, Lewis Wood, more
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  • Amnesty = EXTINCTION for GOP [GOP Going Out of Business]

    02/04/2013 4:22:05 AM PST · by Moseley · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    On January 28, 2013, a group of Republicans in Congress decided to close down the Republican Party. Their "going out of business sale" involves converting an estimated 12 to 20 million trespassing illegal aliens into solidly-Democrat voters. Republicans will ensure Democrat control of Congress and the White House with millions of new voters for generations to come. Will there really be 12 to 20 million new Democrat voters? Have you heard of "chain migration?" Each new citizen can petition to bring their immediate and extended family with him. So we are talking about perhaps an eventual 40 million new Democrat...
  • Mika: Wayne LaPierre's 'Stupid' Arguments 'Something Sarah Palin Would Say'

    02/04/2013 4:20:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sarah Palin's profile might not be as high as it was a few years ago, but she apparently still serves as a convenient punching bag for the left. On today's Morning Joe, as Joe Scarborough railed against the allegedly "stupid" arguments NRA leader Wayne LaPierre made on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Mika Brzezinski muttered "something Sarah Palin would say." Consider that Palin had been in no way quoted, nor had her position on gun control been discussed. This was nothing more than a gratuitious shot at Palin, obviously still a bogeyman for the MSM. View the video here.
  • Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

    02/04/2013 4:19:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth. Through most of our history, this assumption has proved to be correct. These days, not so much. Last week, the Commerce Department announced that the gross domestic product shrunk by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. And the Census Bureau reported that the U.S. birth rate in 2011 was 63.2 per 1,000 women age 15 to 44, the lowest ever recorded. Slow economic growth and low population growth threaten to undermine entitlement programs like Social Security and...
  • Any mortgage Professionals?

    02/04/2013 4:10:14 AM PST · by MacMattico · 25 replies
    Me
    Ok, I know all the downfalls of cosigning, but I'm willing to take the chance because it's such a good deal. I wouldn't want to make the payments but if it came to that I could. Relative has $40,000 down to purchase a house that is a great deal at $105,000. I've known the people that lived their for years, their upkeep of the house is immaculate. They need to move out of state quickly for a job, hence the low cost. Problem is relative has between a 575-606 credit score! This from "youthful indiscretions" over 5 years ago. This...
  • The half-million-dollar TV (152 inch screen)

    02/04/2013 4:05:50 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://www.marketwatch.com ^ | february 1, 2013 | Charles Passy
    If that 55-inch TV set you bought last year suddenly doesn’t measure up to your game-day fantasies, consider this Super Bowl-size alternative: A 152-inch one, yours for a cool half-million. That’s the price tag on Panasonic’s model TH-152UX1, billed as the “world’s largest, 4K2K plasma display” (we’ll get to that 4K2K part in a minute). The set is indeed a massive one — equivalent to nine 50-inch screens and weighing in at a whopping 1,272 pounds. (For one installation at a restaurant, a forklift was used to put the TV in place.) But Panasonic says it’s not just about size:...
  • Karl Rove = Bloated, Parasitic Tumor to Be Removed without Delay

    02/04/2013 4:00:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Discredited political consultant, blathering TV talking head, and big-bux fundraiser/PAC-man Karl Rove was once hailed by George W Bush as 'The Architect' in the wake of the 2004 campaign victory he had engineered. In retrospect, we'd probably have been better off in the long-term letting John Kerry try and deal with the earthshaking real estate collapse his Dems' own affirmative-action housing initiatives were soon to bring us. Instead, Rove -as White House Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief-of-Staff- resided over a Bush 2nd-term popularity dive so steep and so politically damaging to the GOP brand that the United States seems to have shifted...
  • Muslim Sheikh Accuses 5-Year-Old Daughter of Not Being a Virgin, Beats Her to Death, Gets Off with

    02/04/2013 3:30:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | february 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sheikh Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic television preacher in Saudi Arabia, beat Lama, his 5-year-old daughter to death during a custodial visit. Saudi police had found the 5-year-old wandering the streets, she was taken to the hospital and placed in intensive care. The side of her head had been mashed in, her back was broken, she had a skull fracture, bleeding in the head, a broken left hand, bruises all over her body, and burns that apparently came from an iron. One of her fingernails had been pulled out. There were signs that she had been sexually assaulted in various ways...
  • Today's Toons 2/4/13

    02/04/2013 3:18:40 AM PST · by pookie18 · 19 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 2/4/13 | pookie18
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  • It IS King Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm regal identity of body...

    02/04/2013 3:11:38 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4th February 2013 | Damien Gayle
    The body of a man killed in battle found beneath a social services office car park in Leicester is that of Richard III, DNA analysis confirmed today. Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester said that there was a DNA match between the maternal line of a descendant of the family of Richard III and the remains found beneath Grey Friars car park. Lead researcher Dr Richard Buckley added: 'It is the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the remains found in Leicester are that of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.'...
  • Russia Today Accuses Israel of Using 'Hitler Methods

    02/04/2013 2:41:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Russia Today correspondent Abby Martin accused Israel on Saturday of using “Hitler’s methods” against the Palestinian population in order to maintain a “Jewish majority” in the country. Martin, a vehemently anti-Israel correspondent for the Russian state-funded channel, alleged that "Israel is the only country in the world that was paved for a specific group of people that experienced such horrific discrimination and genocide, and for that same group of people to now use Hitler's methods against another minority to maintain a Jewish majority, is insane." The Israeli government's "word just doesn't cut it," she said, asserting the part that "irks"...
  • American Airlines Treated Me Like a Dog [Celebtard Demands "Emotional Support" Pet Fly With Her]

    02/04/2013 2:34:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    Kristin Chenoweth says she was the victim of a screaming, angry gate agent who bullied her and embarrassed her when she tried to board an American Airlines flight with her emotional support dog ... and now the airline is begging for her forgiveness. TMZ has learned, the altercation went down this week as Kristin boarded a flight from Dallas to L.A.. We're told Kristin had her emotional support dog in tow -- as she always does -- when she was confronted by a gate agent supervisor who claimed Kristin didn't have the proper paperwork to bring the dog on board.
  • How To Deprogram A Liberal: Ask Them About President Palin

    02/04/2013 12:30:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Astute Bloggers ^ | January 22, 2013 | Reliapundit
    When liberals tell you they support another expansion of federal power at the expense of personal liberty you should ask them how'd they feel if President Palin and Majority Leader Cruz and Speaker Ryan had that power. Do they really want Palin and Cruz and Ryan to control their healthcare or pensions? Then, while their stammering at the prospect of Palin signing 23 PRO-GUN executive orders or 23 PRO-LIFE executive orders, ask them why they think that giving career politicians and bureaucrats more money and more influence over the lives of ordinary people will improve things for the ordinary people....
  • Sarah Palin Leaves Fox; National Run in Her Future?

    02/04/2013 12:07:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    ExpertClick ^ | February 3, 2013 | William S. Bike
    "Sarah Palin has leveraged her brand well since exploding on the national scene in 2008, but since she recently lost her bully pulpit at Fox News, she may need to make another national run for office to keep the Sarah Palin brand viable," said political pundit William S. Bike. Bike is the author of the book Winning Political Campaigns: A Comprehensive Guide to Electoral Success. "Palin still will make money giving speeches to Republican and conservative organizations, but without the national stage that her Fox News job provided, she's going to start fading from public consciousness," Bike said. "To keep...
  • Daily finance & investment thread (2-4-13 edition)

    02/04/2013 12:01:05 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    today
    Daily finance & investment thread Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via...
  • Gangster Squad Movie Review (Shocking: LAPD are the good guys)

    02/03/2013 11:49:00 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 20 replies
    imdb.com ^ | 02/03/2013 | me
    Just got done watching Gangster Squad and it is a great movie. It takes some artistic license but clearly gives credit to Chief Parker for keeping the mob out of Los Angeles. I've lived in Los Angeles all my life as has my father - and he often has talked about how Chief Parker went Roman on the mafia in the 1950's in order to keep them out of Los Angeles. As a result, Los Angeles was considered off limits to the mob. The lack of corruption in Los Angeles from the 1950's on thru the 1980's was an important...
  • Caption This Cute Photo

    02/03/2013 11:36:42 PM PST · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    7 News (Denver) (Facebook photo) ^ | February 3, 2013 | unknown
  • Obama "The Shooter Guy" (Don't Photoshop Me Bro')

    02/03/2013 11:32:11 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 19 replies
    This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."
  • Chuck Hagel’s Trust in Fidel Castro

    02/03/2013 11:29:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/4/13 | Humberto Fontova
    “Elian is now where he belongs.” (Senator Chuck Hagel after Elian Gonzalez was shanghaied at U.S. gunpoint from his American family at Fidel Castro’s command and without a warrant.) “To me,” wrote Hagel in a New York Times Op-Ed just after the armed raid on the Gonzalez family’s Miami home, “this case has always been fundamentally about a father-son relationship. … the point of the raid — to reunite Elián with his father when those housing him had repeatedly refused to hand him over….The boy is where he belongs.” Why did this Republican Senator accept the word of a Stalinist...
  • Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With

    02/03/2013 11:24:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/4/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton left the Harry S. Truman Building of the State Department after doing a grand media tour of every media outlet with a camera and a microphone. Meanwhile in Benghazi, where it was twenty degrees warmer, foreign organizations were fleeing the city while the killers who stayed behind still walked the streets. In her joint appearance with Obama on 60 Minutes, Clinton claimed that her critics were not living in an “evidence-based world”. This is the same world of which she wrote in her goodbye letter to her State Department colleagues; “I am proud of what...
  • Harry Reid expresses ‘confidence’ Sen. Menendez ‘did nothing wrong’

    02/03/2013 11:18:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Sean Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Sunday, expressing confidence his Democratic colleague who has come under scrutiny from the Senate Ethics panel didn’t do anything wrong. -snip Menendez is the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Reid said he didn’t see any problem with Menendez serving in that role while under investigation.
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/03/2013 11:10:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Joseph Farah
    Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security need billions of rounds of ammunition? This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesn’t. This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesn’t. So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times? Maybe this is the “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the Defense Department. These words – “civilian national security force” – have haunted me ever since I first read them. Obama...
  • Japanese Gun Control

    02/03/2013 10:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gun Cite ^ | January 1993 | David B. Kopel
    I. Introduction In October 1992, in Louisiana, a Japanese exchange student named Yoshihiro Hattori went into the wrong house on the way to a Halloween party. The homeowner's wife screamed for help and the homeowner drew his .44 pistol and yelled for the student to 'freeze!' Not understanding the American idiom that 'freeze!' means 'Don't move or I'll shoot', the student continued advancing towards the homeowner. The homeowner pulled the trigger and shot him dead.[1] While the incident initially attracted only brief attention in the national American press, the shooting horrified Japan; hundreds of thousands of Japanese have signed petitions...
  • At Least 8 Dead, 27 Injured In Mentone Tour Bus Collision

    02/03/2013 10:12:02 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 20 replies
    MENTONE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say at least eight people were killed and 27 injured in a collision involving a tour bus and pickup truck in Mentone. The accident occurred at California Highway 38 and Bryant Street. Highway 38 is closed in both directions. A spokesperson for Caltrans said the bus originated from Tijuana. At least two passengers were also reportedly trapped in the wreckage. Eleven others are described as “walking wounded.”
  • China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement

    02/03/2013 9:39:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    IHS Jane's ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jon Grevatt
    China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement By Jon Grevatt 1/30/2013 China has offered Thailand its Type 054-class Jiangkai frigate to meet a requirement to procure multipurpose frigates for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), thus potentially putting Beijing and Washington head to head in a large-scale international procurement programme. Sources have confirmed to IHS Jane's that preliminary discussions between Thailand and China have commenced over the potential deal, in which China has said it is prepared to sell to the RTN three Type 054-class vessels at a cost that will meet the programme's budget of USD1 billion. While...
  • Eat More Chicken and Your Skin Will Thicken

    02/03/2013 9:29:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-4-13 | Dr. Mike Adams
    My friends at Campus Reform are on top of it, as usual. They always expose the thin-skinned idiocy of campus liberals and give me lots of column fodder in the process. Thanks guys. The next round of waffle fries is on me. Campus Reform is reporting that Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food restaurant chain, has now been dubbed a "symbol of hate," by a professor at Eastern Illinois University (EIU). Lisa Moyer, who teaches in the Family Studies Department at EIU, apparently made the comment with a straight face, although some have suggested that the term "straight face" reinforces heterosexist...
  • Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes

    02/03/2013 8:59:54 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2013 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review. That decision is among several reached in recent months as the administration moves, in the next few weeks, to approve the nation’s first rules for how the military can defend, or retaliate, against a major cyberattack. New policies will also govern how the intelligence agencies can carry out searches of faraway...
  • Conservative Groups Mock Crossroads’ Initiative

    02/03/2013 8:46:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 02:24 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Two powerful conservative groups say a new American Crossroads’ initiative, formed to work against Republican candidates it deems unelectable, is just another attempt to muzzle the GOP’s true base. American Crossroads, a super PAC founded by a group led by former Bush White House advisor Karl Rove, was the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle. The idea behind the PAC’s latest effort is to intensely vet prospective contenders for Congressional races to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections, The New York Times reported Sunday. The new organization, the Conservative Victory...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-04-13

    02/03/2013 8:38:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-04-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 4, 2013 Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 11:32-40 Brothers and sisters:What more shall I say?I have not time to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah,of David and Samuel and the prophets,who by faith conquered kingdoms, did what was righteous, obtained the promises;they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires,escaped the devouring sword;out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle,and turned back foreign invaders.Women received back their dead through resurrection.Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance,in order to obtain a better resurrection.Others endured mockery, scourging, even chains...
  • Star is born when security guard Tasers 'crazy lady'

    02/03/2013 8:31:46 PM PST · by Anila · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/04/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    An Internet star is born. His name is Darrien Long and he is an Atlanta security guard. Ads by Google Hong kong trade shows2200 Houseware & Home Textiles suppliers in HK. Register now! www.hktdc.com Invest in ForexPredict currency rates and start making profits now! www.ifcmarkets.com But most people know him as the “guy in the video who Tased that crazy lady at the Metro Mall downtown.” Before the Taser video begins, Long said something to four children at the Metro Mall in downtown Atlanta. Before it ends 10 minutes later, the mother and members of the crowd that watched the...
  • Author: Good women are hard to find

    02/03/2013 8:29:06 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 251 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Drew Zahn
    Never mind looking for a good man, says the author of a hot, new book being released this week – good women are the ones who are hard to find.
  • New Shale Formation in West Texas could Dwarf the Bakken

    02/03/2013 8:23:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Oil Price ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Kennedy
    The US shale boom has led some to predict that it will overtake Saudi Arabia as world’s largest oil and gas producer by 2020, thanks to the massive reserves found in plays such as the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, the Marcellus Shale in New York, and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas; even the newly discovered Tuscaloosa Shale formation in Louisiana holds large potential. However there is a new shale formation that has been discovered in West Texas which could dwarf all others being drilled in the US at the moment. The play is known as the Cline Shale...
  • Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along

    02/03/2013 8:03:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 2/3/13 | Pat Dollard
    While most of the SEALs have died in military combat or unexplained helicopter accidents over the past four years….the recent death of Chris Kyle and other high profile 2nd amendment advocates have raised some questions since the war on our 2nd Amendment right began following the Newtown tragedy in December 2012. It is so sad and tragic we lost such a great American hero and advocate for our Constitution and country. It was reported today they found the bodies of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield three hours after they were shot yesterday, by 25 year old Eddie Ray...
  • Benghazi, Libya, deteriorating into security nightmare

    02/03/2013 8:02:29 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent. ... In January, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada urged their citizens to leave Benghazi. The British Foreign Office said it was aware of “a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi.” Several nongovernmental organizations already have left. ... Over the past year, militants in Benghazi have attacked the British envoy’s...
  • UPDATE: Alleged shooter tasered at Erath County Jail after becoming aggressive with guards

    02/03/2013 8:02:27 PM PST · by GVnana · 59 replies
    Police say Eddie Ray Routh, the 25-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, was tasered after becoming aggressive with jailers around dinnertime Sunday. After eating dinner, Routh refused to return his food tray to jailers. He became aggressive and tried to attack them when they tried to get it back from him, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. Jailers tasered Routh and placed him in a restraining chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch, Bryant said. Bryant also said there have been death threats made against Routh since news of his alleged actions...
  • Police: $10M worth of cocaine found in man's home

    02/03/2013 7:59:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Mitch Smith
    A search of a South Side home Friday revealed about $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash, leading to the arrest of the 21-year-old man who lived there. Two others also face felony charges in the case. Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, of the 3600 block of South Leavitt Avenue, was charged with manufacturing or delivering and possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine. During a Sunday court appearance, Judge Israel Desierto ordered him held on a $75,000 cash bond.
  • Harry Reid to guarantee government shutdown by insisting on more 'revenue' in budget talks

    02/03/2013 7:44:37 PM PST · by upchuck · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Rick Moran
    As long as the majority leader insists that "revenue increases" are part of any package to keep the government running, House Republicans will oppose him.... There is no way that closing tax "loopholes" for the rich is going to generate the kind of revenue that will satisfy the voracious appetite for cash that Reid and his boss possess. And there's no guarantee they would follow through on any budget cuts, especially those that would hit Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. But Reid isn't interested in revenue so much as placing the blame for any government shutdown on Republicans. He and...
  • DEF SEC Panetta Admits that CIA Used the Information from Waterboarding to Capture Osama Bin Laden

    02/03/2013 7:42:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    Defense Secretary Panetta admits that CIA used the information from waterboarding to capture Osama Bin Laden • Controversial film Zero Dark Thirty has graphic waterboarding scene • Director Kathryn Bigelow says all information in the film was based on 'first hand accounts' of what happened but now Senator disputes theory Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that some of the information that was used to locate and kill Osama bin Laden was attained using torture. The admission comes after months of speculation about the role that waterboarding plays in CIA interrogations following its graphic depiction in the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark...
  • EU's grand ambitions threatened by budget dispute

    02/03/2013 7:40:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | unattributed
    The European Union's massive spending on farm subsidies and infrastructure projects will be in the spotlight at difficult talks this week to set the bloc's next longterm budget. Sources at both the European Commission and the European Parliament say EU leaders will be looking to trim a further 20 to 25 billion euros ($30-$35 billion) off the almost trillion-euro ($1.36 trillion) budget for 2014-2020 at a February 7-8 summit... The summit will be the second attempt by the 27 leaders to reach a deal on the budget after a November summit collapsed in acrimony. The Commission had originally sought 1.047...
  • Police: Florida Mom Forced To Watch Estranged Husband Kill Their Sons [Ages: 12 and 11]

    02/03/2013 7:34:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    NBCNews ^ | February 03. 2013 | Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega
    Police: Florida Mom Forced To Watch Estranged Husband Kill Their Sons By Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega, NBC Miami A South Florida man strangled his two young sons with a rope at his estranged wife’s house and then used a gun to shoot one of the boys several times before he shot himself to death, authorities said Saturday afternoon. Police say Isidro Zavala, 45, early Saturday went to the Boynton Beach home of his wife with the intention of killing her and their children, Eduardo Zavala, 12, and Mario Zavala, 11. At the crime scene, detectives found a blue bag...
  • Obama faces tough sell with sheriffs on gun control

    02/03/2013 7:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama will travel to Minnesota on Monday with hopes of building support in the law enforcement community for his set of gun control initiatives. However, public safety officials outside urban pockets are increasingly hostile toward a sweeping set of proposals they say would do nothing to curtail violence. As the details of Obama's gun plan emerged -- a ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks -- urban law enforcement officials were among the most vocal proponents of the blueprint. However, over time, police officials in suburban and rural areas have expressed misgivings,...
  • Super Bowl Question???

    02/03/2013 7:27:56 PM PST · by johnsmom · 60 replies
    I swear...I am not a pervert...but what’s up with the “weenie wobble” going on during the super bowl. Good grief…is it just me…or was Frank Gore’s “squirrel doing the twirl” during the slow motion replay of the 2nd 3rd quarter touchdown. No kidding…am I the only one who noticed this “end zone” action? What’s up with no cup LOL????
  • Alabama standoff 2013: Details emerge about man at center of hostage drama

    02/03/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies
    15.com ^ | 3 February 2013
    MIDLAND CITY, AL - As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, with neighbors and officials painting a picture of an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 -- a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors -- gunned down a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., was buried Sunday. Dykes, described as a loner who...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/03/2013 7:09:05 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    2-3-13 | Kitty Mittens
  • The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

    02/03/2013 7:01:51 PM PST · by mgist · 10 replies
    baltimore Sun ^ | 2/3/13 | Robert Erlich
    I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to please his friend (and opposing coach) Jon Gruden. But I do believe that America's political tilt toward progressivism is the product of a lot of grassroots work by very liberal groups intent on remaking the American economy and culture. One such example is the focus of an interesting piece in the latest edition of the...
  • Obama Calls on Boy Scouts to Welcome Homosexuals (Obama wants to be in The Scouts)

    02/03/2013 7:00:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/3/2013 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama called on the Boy Scouts to open their ranks to homosexuals. His response came during an interview ahead of Super Bowl XLVII. CBS News’ Scott Pelley asked the president if scouting should be open to gays. “Yes,” the president replied. “Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everyone else does.” BSA national leaders are meeting this week in Dallas to discuss lifting a ‘no-gay’ ban on both members and leaders. On Monday a group of 42 religious groups will publish a half-page ad in USA Today calling on the Scouts to resist political and...
  • Kept Conservatives: Prominent Right-Wingers Who Sound Very Liberal

    02/03/2013 6:54:38 PM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/31/2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    We’ve had a wide variety of conservative: the neo-cons, the paleo-cons and most recently the crunchy cons. Have you ever noticed how many of the most prominent conservative voices in America sound more like liberals? I have, and I believe they are in class all their own: they have a special mission and fit a particular profile. They are what I like to call ‘kept cons.’ They are ‘kept’ by liberals in that kept cons generally work for liberal institutions and seem to fill the role of token...