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  • Big Sis mulls presidential bid

    02/06/2013 6:38:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    If Hillary Clinton isn't in the 2016 U.S. presidential mix, a Washington Post commentary says Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano may be the woman to watch. Before moving to Washington Napolitano was a well-regarded and popular governor in Arizona. Since arriving in the nation's capital she has made it known she's mulling making a run for higher office, the Post said Monday. As governor, Napolitano was criticized for not being aggressive enough in addressing the influx of illegal immigrants. But as homeland security secretary, she has an opportunity in which to change that image, including a high-profile tour of the...
  • Obama's Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Drone Strikes

    02/06/2013 6:32:49 AM PST · by South40 · 8 replies
    Weazelzippers ^ | 2/5/2013
    Share it with every liberal you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U9HvGmfD0ms
  • The fact is, the richer you are, the happier you are (But We know that money doesn’t buy happiness)

    02/06/2013 6:26:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/06/2013 | By Allister Heath
    For years, many economists agreed, arguing that economic growth doesn’t generate more well-being for ordinary folk, a conclusion which came to be known as Richard Easterlin’s paradox, after the academic who first described it in the 1970s. Yet it turns out that once again the economics establishment got it spectacularly wrong. Economic growth – and the higher gross domestic product (GDP) per person and improved wages that usually accompany it – does actually improve happiness and well-being, according to several recent papers by top economists, drawing on far more data than their predecessors ever had access to and using novel...
  • (Video) Glenn Beck Show (if Scott was There) Episode 2

    02/06/2013 6:25:35 AM PST · by publius321
    Palpable evil enveloping America. What is going on? Commentary on Glenn Beck's analysis. (Video)
  • (NC) Sheriff: Gun permit applicants required to release mental health records

    02/06/2013 6:15:49 AM PST · by lwd · 36 replies
    Salisbury Post ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:48 a.m | Shavonne Potts
    The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it will start requiring mental health background checks for anyone applying to buy a handgun. The application already asks whether the person seeking the handgun permit has ever been committed to a mental institution. But until now, the Sheriff’s Office had never verified the answer. Beginning Monday, handgun permit applicants will have to give permission for the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court to release mental health records to the Sheriff’s Office.“It’s been an honor system, and we are just going to do a little more checking,” Sheriff Kevin Auten said. The inquiry includes...
  • Cook County IL adopts new gun law

    02/06/2013 6:13:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | John Byrne
    Cook County (Chicago) IL adopts new gun law Firearms owners will be required to report loss or sale of guns By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune reporter February 6, 2013 Firearms owners in suburban Cook County will face fines up to $2,000 if they don't report to police when their guns are lost, stolen or sold, under an ordinance county commissioners approved Tuesday. The plan, pushed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will apply to all areas of the county where a similar law is not already on the books. It will not apply within the city of Chicago, which has...
  • Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

    02/06/2013 6:07:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 8:17am ET | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens and businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products. The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have...
  • Columbus Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 6:06:30 AM PST · by Hotmetal
    WTVA News ^ | 02/05/13 | Susan Parker
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...
  • Cleveland police chase and shooting portrayed as chaotic scene by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    02/06/2013 5:53:52 AM PST · by i_robot73 · 30 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 02/05/2013 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit. But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland. Soon after the shooting stopped, one officer rushed to check the two occupants of the 1979...
  • Immigration Law Enforcement Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care if We Die

    02/06/2013 5:53:31 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    ashinton Examiner ^ | February 5, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

    02/06/2013 5:50:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad. In 2012, this column revisited several major battles of 1942, including Midway and El Alamein. Midway destroyed Japan's strategic offensive capabilities. El Alamein began the Western Allies' long drive to Berlin. Winston Churchill saw Britain's North African victory as, "perhaps, the end of the beginning." Subsequent allied victories on the Western and Eastern fronts proved Churchill correct, with Stalingrad the eastern end of the beginning. However, the...
  • Reports on China vanish from N. Korean media

    02/06/2013 5:49:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/06
    2013/02/06 15:25 KST Reports on China vanish from N. Korean media SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- News reports about China have effectively vanished from North Korean media, raising speculation that Pyongyang is upset with its close ally over its request the North not go through with its expected nuclear test, an analysis of the country's major wire service, daily paper and broadcasters showed Wednesday. The screening of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television (KCTV), Radio Pyongyang and Chosun Central TV by Yonhap News Agency following the passage of the U.N. Security Council resolution on Jan....
  • MA public school drops grading (teachers' union triumphs)

    02/06/2013 5:49:30 AM PST · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Fox 25 Boston Live | 2/6/13
    Schools in Billerica, MA, have dropped grading to make poor students feel good about themselves. Per Fox, the former grading by number (90%, 75%, etc.) has been banned and in its place arbitrary letters have been assigned. A "C" can be anything from a 76% to 100%, with special credit for trying hard and doing homework. This is another blow from the teachers' union but not entirely unexpected. One has to remember that a big chunk of the 2009 "stimulus" went directly to government unions. The teachers' unions allow no grading of its teachers, so why should the teachers allow...
  • Taking America from Welfare State to Opportunity Society

    02/06/2013 5:46:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 6, 2013 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    “I must go to college!” insists eight-year-old Pierre William. Such planning may seem unusual in a second grader. But Pierre is lucky. He’s attending a private school in the District of Columbia using funds from the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. That’s opened his eyes to the possibilities that only a college education can provide. His mother Patricia William says the program has taught her how to be a better parent and to be involved in her children’s education. She insists she’ll remain involved. “I try to stay focused and not get discouraged,” William says. That matters for her children, and...
  • Editorial: Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone to Digitally Counterattack China?

    02/06/2013 5:46:15 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    DailyTech ^ | 1-31-2013 | Jason Mick
    Hack on The New York Times is latest incident to illustrate China's dominance in the new era of warfare, and the U.S.'s inactionIn the campy remake of the 1980s classic Red Dawn, MGM last year recast the titular enemy as not the Soviet-era Russians, but the Chinese. The movie may have been panned, but it did have one thing going for it -- it was uncomfortably close to reality. I. A New WarChina is unlikely to ever raise its guns or tank barrels on the U.S. It does not need to. The ultimate goal of all conquest is money, power,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/6/13)[Prayer]

    02/06/2013 5:45:48 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/6/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohim Machase Lanu - GOD Our Refuge(Psalms 62:8) Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
  • Bozell Column: Karl Rove vs. the 'Far Right'

    02/06/2013 5:44:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    If I were launching a new conservative venture, the last venue I’d choose for the announcement would be the New York Times. Karl Rove has gone to the Times to announce that he has created a new “conservative” entity “to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts.” Rove argues that Republican fortunes have been ruined by “far-right conservatives,” but he’s shamelessly calling this entity the “Conservative Victory Project.” Yes, and I could call myself Ray Lewis, but it doesn’t make it so. Whaddaya know. The liberal Democrats at the Times love...
  • MK: Want to Enlist Hareidim? Enlist Arabs, Too

    02/06/2013 5:43:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    “Equal share in the burden” of army enlistment is meaningless if it does not include Arab citizens, representatives from the hareidi-religious Yahadut Hatorah (United Torah Judaism) party argued Tuesday evening in a meeting with Likud Beytenu. “If there is ‘equality’ – then let it be true equality. Why is the hareidi population under pressure while the Arabs are outside the debate completely?” challenged MK Moshe Gafni, who was quoted by the hareidi paper Hamevaser. MK Meir Porush argued that the state has not historically been eager to enlist even those hareidi men who were eligible for mandatory service. “According to...
  • RUSSIANS DRIVE AHEAD IN UKRAINE; MUSSOLINI OUSTS CIANO, 10 OTHERS (2/6/43)

    02/06/2013 5:43:07 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/6/43 | Daniel T. Brigham, Drew Middleton, Grant Parr, James MacDonald, Milton Bracker, Lewis Wood, more
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  • Bozell Pushes Back Hard Against Rove War On Tea Party

    02/06/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative political action committee, is not very pleased with Karl Rove and his plan to campaign against GOP candidates whom he deems "unelectable" due to their tea party connections. Bozell joined me and co-host Brian Wilson on WMAL-FM's "Mornings on the Mall" Tuesday morning to push back against Rove's plan. He was particularly annoyed at Rove and partner Steven Law invoking William F. Buckley's famous rule: "Support the most conservative candidate who is electable." Bozell has a unique perspective on Rove's use of the Buckley Rule considering he is the late conservative icon's nephew....
  • Walter Williams: Women in Combat

    02/06/2013 5:41:08 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Walter Williams
    A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field." The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same...
  • Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative

    02/06/2013 5:37:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Karl Rove -- "The Architect," as President George W. Bush called him -- crafted Bush's two presidential campaigns and served as a key player in Bush's White House. Now, with an assist from The New York Times, Rove is presenting himself as a conservative leader. On Sunday, the Times reported that American Crossroads, the super PAC Rove started, was beginning a new program called "The Conservative Victory Project." This project, as the Times put it, will "recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and tea party enthusiasts." But Rove is no conservative. If you give...
  • Penney’s Johnson seen slashing jobs (JC Penney's meltdown continues...)

    02/06/2013 5:32:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/13 | JAMES COVERT
    JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson is getting ready to break more hearts at headquarters — a few hundred more. In what some Penney insiders are calling the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” the former Apple exec plans this month to fire at least 10 percent of the remaining 3,000 employees at the retailer’s home offices in Plano, Texas, sources told The Post. While the bloodbath was originally targeted for last month, sources said Johnson opted to delay it until after the flailing company’s fiscal year ended last week. “They wanted to throw the severance costs into this year because last year was...
  • EU Will Consider Adding Hizbullah to Terror List

    02/06/2013 5:23:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13
    Following the Bulgarian investigation which determined that Hizbullah was behind a July terror attack in Burgas which killed five Israelis, the EU announced that it would consider adding Hizbullah to its official list of terrorist organizations. "This is just one of the options and a decision has not yet been reached," said an EU spokeswoman. Foreign ministers of the European Union will meet on February 19 to discuss ...
  • Turkey ma’s shady pals; Hung with bad guys: feds (Drug Mule?)

    02/06/2013 5:21:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/13 | JOSH MARGOLIN and JEANE MACINTOSH
    FBI agents probing the murder of a Staten Island mom in Turkey said they don’t believe she was there just to take pictures — and said she hung out with a “criminal element” during the solo trip abroad. “There are a lot of open questions that need to be answered,” a source familiar with the ongoing case told The Post. Mother of two Sarai Sierra, 33, was found dead from a ferocious blow to the skull in a seedy area of Istanbul last Saturday after failing to show up for a Jan. 21 flight home to New York. “The first...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Likely Responsible For Assassinating Texas Prosecutor

    02/06/2013 5:20:37 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/06/13 | Friends of Ours
    Last Thursday Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the local courthouse by two men in tactical gear who remain at large as reported by Frank Heinz for NBC in Dallas-Fort Worth. Hasse prosecuted organized crime cases, and was likely targeted for retribution. Investigators are looking at the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas which is a major methamphetamine distributor for the Gulf cartel as reported by Dave Gibson for the Examiner. The drug cartels freelance their retail distribution and enforcement work to local street and prison gangs across the United States, and have recently been targeting both...
  • READING, WRITING, AND THE TEACHER’S PACKING HEAT

    02/06/2013 5:18:09 AM PST · by Accessible Pudding · 3 replies
    02/06/2013 | A. H. Pinley
    December 14, 2012, the 25k plus populated town of Newtown, Connecticut was thrust into the news, though unfortunate, by acts of terror. Tragedies at this scale have a way of bringing communities closer together, but drive the politics that stemmed from this horrific event committed against innocence farther apart. Since much hay has been made by the POTUS and those like minded thinkers in regards to supposed escalation of gun violence in the United States, is there really only one option to correct what had happened in Newtown? Is taking the guns away from law abiding citizens really the solution...
  • Tough Choices Ahead For Allen Park Emergency Manager

    02/06/2013 5:17:15 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2013 | Anne Schieber
    ALLEN PARK — As Emergency Manager Joyce Parker draws up plans to stop the financial troubles here, a new audit shows the effort will be herculean. The audit, conducted independently by a newly hired accounting firm, states that Allen Park's financial conditions "raise substantial doubt about the City's ability to continue as a going concern." In addition, City Treasurer Carl Johnson sent a memo to city staffers Jan. 24 that the general fund will run out of cash by the beginning of March and that payments to vendors are to be delayed by as many as 60 days. Most city...
  • ‘Israel Thirsts to Hear Obama Directly’

    02/06/2013 5:12:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Acting Knesset head Binyamin (Fouad) Ben-Eliezer has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to urge United States President Barack Obama to address the Knesset during his upcoming visit to Israel. “The nation of Israel definitely thirsts to hear the United States President speak to them directly,” he argued. “There is no more appropriate venue than the Knesset for the U.S. President to speak.” “I believe that this act, of a direct address to Israel in the Knesset assembly… during this visit, specifically, would carry tremendous importance,” he added. MK Reuven Rivlin, speaker of the last Knesset, agreed. “The Knesset is the...
  • Record 40 states honor Reagan birthday; 8 Democratic guvs balk

    02/06/2013 5:12:08 AM PST · by opineapple · 9 replies
    February 6, 2013 Ronald Reagan can count 40 states that still remember the Gipper fondly. On his 102nd birthday Wednesday, 40 states -- a record-have proclaimed February 6 "Ronald Reagan Day." Eight Democratic governors have refused to recognize Reagan Day and two others are on the fence. The eight governors who have refused to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states: Arkansas - Mike Beebe (D) Delaware - Jack Markell (D) Hawaii - Neil Abercrombie (D) Kentucky - Steve Beshear (D) Massachusetts - Deval Patrick (D) Minnesota - Mark Dayton (D) Oregon - John Kitzhaber (D) Vermont...
  • Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in bid to cut costs

    02/06/2013 5:10:29 AM PST · by Doogle · 84 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points -- package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
  • Slouching Toward Gay Takeover of Boy Scouts

    02/06/2013 5:07:29 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 23 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 6, 2013 | JP
    One of the more memorable sketches to air on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” featured actor Alec Baldwin and comedian Adam Sandler as members of a Boy Scout troop. Baldwin played a gay scoutmaster, “Mr. Armstrong.” Sandler reprised his role as “Canteen Boy,” a scout clearly suffering arrested development. In the sketch, Mr. Armstrong makes a sexual advance on Canteen Boy, brushing his unshaven face against the lad. So uncomfortable is Sandler’s character, who is not so dimwitted that he doesn’t know a pedophile when he sees one, that he flees into the woods. The sketch was uproariously funny. But what...
  • Rove Vs. the Tea Party

    02/06/2013 5:07:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment. Brandishing the so-called Buckley Rule with quasi-religious fervor -- the notion that Republicans should run the most conservative candidate who can win -- the establishment GOP proclaimed that the only presidential candidate who could win was Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They suggested that four-term former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was a shoe-in for the Senate. They explained that the Tea Party was responsible for failed Senate...
  • Tacony deli owner fatally shoots would-be robber (Philly)

    02/06/2013 5:05:18 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Emily Babay
    Police this morning continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of a would-be robber last night by the owner of a Tacony deli store. The shootout happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday at Anna's Deli on the 4400 block of Princeton Avenue. Police say a 19-year-old man approached the deli's cash register, armed with a 9 mm handgun. He then fired two shots at the store owner's wife. That's when the deli owner, identified as a 55-year-old man, emerged from the back of the store with a 9 mm handgun and shot the would-be robber in the chest, according to...
  • Springtime for Islam

    02/06/2013 5:03:24 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | February 05, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Groundhog Day is the long eternal tragedy of Islam, which always sees its shadow and always ends up with six weeks, six months or six hundred years of more winter. That hopeful time when the bitter cold of winter begins its slow transition into the warmth and renewal of spring never comes for Islam. In a reversal of the cycle of season, the Arab Spring led to the Islamic Winter, but that is the endless pattern of Islamic attempts at reform and rejuvenation, which rather than finding renewal in their attempts at transformation only go on perpetuating the same cycle...
  • Meacham On Drone Kills: Obama Acting 'Like American King'

    02/06/2013 5:00:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! Who would have thought that perhaps the strongest statement yet in condemnation of President Obama's self-arrogated right to kill Americans abroad would have come from Jon Meacham? Yet on today's Morning Joe, historian Meacham—who knows something about the use and abuse of presidential power—criticized Obama for ignoring the "rule of law" and actually described Obama as acting like "an American King." Joe Scarborough seconded Meacham's surprising statement, adding that had this come to light under George W. Bush, impeachment would be in the air. View the video here.
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 6, 2013-- omphalos

    02/06/2013 4:57:57 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 6, 2013-- omphalos ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". omphalos [om-fuh-luh s] noun 1. (in the ancient world) a sacred conical object, especially a stone. The most famous omphalos at Delphi was assumed to mark the center of the earth 2. the central point 3. Literary: another word for navel Origin: "sacred stone," 1850, from Gk., lit. "navel," also "hub" (as the center point), from PIE *ombh-alo-, from base *nobh-/*ombh- "navel" (see navel)....
  • Rep Cantor (R-VA): Amnesty for Illegals - Yes; Alleviate Defense Cuts - No (Vanity)

    02/06/2013 4:57:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    6 Feb 13 | Self
    In one single day (5 Feb 13), Rep Eric Cantor endorsed amnesty for an estimated 1.2 million illegal between the ages of 18-30. These invaders have broken our laws, busted down our fences, overwhelmed our schools and hospitals, and have spit our America's sovereignty. Eric Cantor Endorses Citizenship for DREAMers Illegals cost this nation hundreds of Billions of dollars, and amnesty will cost us Trillions. On that same day (5 Feb 13), a Fox News interviewer asked Cantor if he would endorse alleviating the looming Sequestration cuts that inordinately punish our Defense budget (Dept of Defense is 17% of...
  • Columbus (Mississippi) Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 4:50:41 AM PST · by WKB · 50 replies
    WTVA ^ | 2\6\13 | STAFF
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...
  • Young Girl Celebrates Birthday With First Train Ride

    02/06/2013 4:48:24 AM PST · by Doogle · 4 replies
    YT ^ | 1/6/13 | ABC
    Madeline Dubois' birthday dreams came with her first train ride in Nashville
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 6, 2013]

    02/06/2013 4:41:48 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (2) "I am already being poured out as a drink offering . . ." —2 Timothy 4:6 Are you ready to be poured out as an offering? It is an act of your will, not your emotions. Tell God you are ready to be offered as a sacrifice for Him. Then accept the consequences as they come, without any complaints, in spite of what God may send your way. God sends you through a crisis in private, where no other person can help you. From the outside your life...
  • Writing Is On The Wall: Time For Griffin & Block To Go

    02/06/2013 4:39:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Fred Wszolek
    At this stage, it should seem glaringly obvious to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block that they should step down from the government agency. Both the legitimacy of their tenure over the last year and anything they do going forward is seriously in question. After being recess appointed by President Obama on January 4, 2012 even though the U.S. Senate was convening regularly in pro-forma sessions, Griffin and Block worked to issue decisions and write rules to the benefit of Big Labor and to the detriment of American employees and employers. Yet, the ruling recently...
  • The CBO quietly hikes the price tag on ObamaCare's insurance subsidies by 29%

    02/06/2013 4:28:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/05/2013 | John Merline
    The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday quietly raised the 10-year cost of ObamaCare's insurance subsidies offered via the health law's exchanges by $233 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office review of its latest spending forecast. The CBO's new baseline estimate shows that ObamaCare subsidies offered through the insurance exchanges — which are supposed to be up and running by next January — will total more than $1 trillion through 2022, up from $814 billion over those same years in its budget forecast made a year ago. That's an increase of nearly 29%. [snip] The CBO also expects 7 million...
  • Uh, Obama? We Have a Problem: Interest Expense to Hit $1 Trillion in 4 Years

    02/06/2013 4:15:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    I hate to interrupt Obama’s “We Don’t Have a Spending Problem” World Tour. But reality intervened on Tuesday as the Congressional Budget Office released a report that says that the budget deficit will grow through 2023 and “will eventually require the government to raise taxes, reduce benefits and services, or undertake some combination of those two actions,” reports CBSNews- and all of that just to cover interest payments. “In its annual Budget and Economic Outlook,” writes CBSNews, “the CBO said debt held by the public will be bigger by 2023 than in any year since 1951 and will be at...
  • Should Richard III Receive a Catholic Burial?

    02/06/2013 4:11:39 AM PST · by NYer · 104 replies
    First Things ^ | February 4, 2013 | Mark Movsesian
    You thought there couldn’t be a law and religion angle to today’s news—fascinating for us history nerds—that archaeologists have discovered the mortal remains of Richard III beneath a parking lot in Leicester? Think again. Plans are underway to re-inter the bones in the city’s Anglican Cathedral. Not so fast, say some: the hunchback king wasn’t a Protestant, but a Catholic, and he requires a Catholic burial. In fact, as Shakespeare fans know, Richard died at Bosworth Field (“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”), defending his throne from Henry Tudor. Henry went on to reign as Henry VII;...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson introduces resolution honoring Trayvon Martin

    02/06/2013 4:09:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | February 5, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid
    WASHINGTON – A Florida congresswoman on Tuesday introduced a resolution honoring Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose slaying a year ago this month stirred national controversy. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat, introduced a resolution “honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States government to address the crisis of racial profiling,” according to a statement from her office. “Today, Trayvon Martin would have celebrated his 18th birthday,” the statement read. “We all know the tragic circumstances surrounding his murder: Trayvon was racially profiled, chased, made to fight...
  • Education Spending That Isn't Smart

    02/06/2013 3:59:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that "an economic recovery has begun," we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the weakest in American history, but the economy isn't cratering either. Still, you can bet that if the economy continues to contract, Obama will propose the same remedy he always has: more "investments" in education, infrastructure and various industries of the future. It seems that whatever the ailment, Dr. Obama always writes the same prescription. This is hardly shocking: Building...
  • David Spade Helps Phoenix Police Pay for Guns

    02/06/2013 3:59:08 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 5, 2013 | Michael Tran/FilmMagic
    David Spade can now check this off his Christmas list: 300 rifles. The funnyman. 44, stopped by a police station in his former hometown of Phoenix on Monday morning to present a check for $100,000 toward the purchase of rifles for patrol officers, the police department says in a statement. The donation helps fund a program being coordinated by Phoenix Police Chief and Public Safety Manager Jack Harris and Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Officer Mark Spencer.
  • 'High tolerance' cited in man's drunk driving win

    02/06/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 27 replies
    www.thelocal.com ^ | 02-06-2013 | The Local/og
    A 61-year-old caught driving with a blood-alcohol level five times over Sweden's legal limit walked free after a court in southern Sweden cited his high tolerance for alcohol. The man, who works night shifts in Ystad, southern Sweden, told the court he had been drinking heavily on the day he was pulled over by police in November last year, wrote the Skĺnskan newspaper. He had downed the contents of six small snapps bottles and a full-strength beer during the day leading up to his shift, but this was nothing unusual, he claimed. The 61-year-old explained that he drinks every day,...
  • MassResistance files strong pro-family bills in Mass. Legislature to protect parents and citizens

    02/06/2013 3:48:09 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    http://massresistance.com ^ | 02/06/2013 | n/a
    As the new 2013-2014 legislative session begins, MassResistance is fighting back! We have filed and are supporting several badly needed bills. Most of them are meant to restore rights to parents and citizens, and to stop the increasingly militant homosexual and transgender movement which is targeting vulnerable children in the public schools (while parents helplessly watch from the sidelines). 1. Effective Parents' Rights Opt-In Bill Docket #: HD3179 2. Protect children from intrusive school surveys on personal issues Docket #: HD2794 3. Repeal the "Buffer Zone" around abortion clinics Docket #: HD1791 4. Eliminate the "Commission on GLBT Youth" Docket...